The lifestyle center was conceived as an upscale, small-scale alternative to the enormous shopping mall. THE SHOPS OF SADDLE CREEK defined the new genre with its understated elegance and lush landscaping.
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The convenience of doorway-adjacent parking was also a primary promotional point. The glowing hyperbole failed to make mention of the open-to-the-elements lifestyle format, which left shoppers in the rain, sleet, snow and heat as they walked from store to store.  
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