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South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts: New England’s Largest Mall

Yesterday afternoon, my boyfriend and I had a great time shopping at South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts. We usually go over to Providence Place in Rhode Island but we wanted to try something new (plus we were tired of driving around looking for parking at Providence). South Shore Plaza is one of New England’s largest shopping malls. I really liked this mall – it was not overly crowded (plenty of walking space with the wide aisles). It had a bright and airy feeling with the ceiling windows. Overall, it had a nice clean and classy look.

I was satisfied with the selection of stores and restaurants. We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. My Spring Vegetable Salad was a great choice for a lunch that filled me up but didn’t drag me down all day. The fried zucchini sticks were a treat. Didn’t try any cheesecake but they looked fabulous – plenty of flavors and options available.
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The Cheesecake Factory on Foodio54

They had all the usual mall stores and then some that you don’t come across that often such as The North Face, Juicy Couture, and A/X Armani Exchange. Another nice bonus was having a CVS and Target inside the mall (convenient if you want to shop and also pick up basic essentials the same day).

There is a Dave and Busters although you have to either walk or drive your car over as it is not attached to the mall, which was a bummer. Dave and Busters is always a great add on activity after shopping or dining. There are plenty of promotions available if you sign up for their email club. Overall, it was a nice day out. This mall is the nicest out of all the Rhode Island and Massachusetts malls that I have visited.

Pros:

*free covered parking (came in handy with the snow storm!)

*great selection of stores

*The North Face and Armani Exchange

*Dave and Busters i

*Clean and not overcrowded

*on site Target and CVS  are convenient

Cons:

*The Dave and Busters and some other restaurants are not connected to the mall

*They need to add a few more restaurants to add a little bit of variety

*A movie theater or IMAX in the mall would be nice

 

 

One comment

    • mudrock
    • March 26, 2013  at  7:16 PM

    I really do love the cheesecake factory, it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Really seems like there are some good stores at the South Shore Plaza. I’m not really a movie theater fan though. I usually wait until stuff is out on dvd.

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