demall
v. To convert an indoor mall into an open-air shopping center where stores have street-level access, and which may also include non-retail buildings (such as apartments).

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"In some cases, the surgery has been radical. In California and other balmy states, developers have been demalling old covered shopping centers. They are lifting the roof off and turning the stores to face outward, re-creating the folksy look of Main Street."
—Marci McDonald, "The pall in the mall," U.S. News & World Report, October 18, 1999

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