Pineland Station looks to be the oldest mall-type development on the island. Its design suggests it was built in the 70's with its mansard roofs covering all the walkways. Gracing the outlot is a Starbucks, suggesting this place is largely about leisure other than actual shopping. While very few chain establishments are found in the place, the main anchor in the center is a Stein Mart. A Tuesday Morning is also found adjacent to the pond toward the back. The center also boasts a couple restaurants and many local shops. While today it is largely overlooked by chain stores, will it pick up the slack and possibly expand if Shelter Cove Mall fails? Time will only tell. In alll, tourist-oriented development often results in some unique shopping centers, and this one is one of the more picturesque I have run across. I am glad to show you this, since I almost passed it up.
The front of the center. The open covered area is one of two front entrance areas. Stein Mart is the building on the far right. The first photo is looking along the second veranda-covered mall portion, which actually does not connect to the front.
It even has its own mall map!
Now, the map in conjunction with the main entryway. This is still open-air.
The one thing open-air malls of any sort have over enclosed malls is the ability to provide patrons with very lush, perfect landscaping. The fountain looks just right there as well.
Coming past the covered area, the mall area opens up into this huge courtyard surrounded by shops fronted with a covered walkway.
...and in the middle is this neat little pond with a mill wheel. Tuesday Morning is the store on the right. It is a little odd to see shopping carts in a place like that. Lets hope they keep the alligator population down in that pond, though.
Continuing onward along the "mall".
Not one, but two fountains!
They also provide a bridge over the pond as long as you plan to use feet to cross it.
Can you pick out what is wrong with this picture? If you can, your eyes aren't deceiving you. I did not even notice it when I took it.
One final look at the courtyard.
Back in the corridor pictured in the first photo, this odd little flower bed sits to the side of the covered veranda.
The covered walkway to the right of the main entry veranda ends quite differently with this flat, transluscent cover. The diagonal wood on the sides of the businesses speak volumes of the age of this place. What's not to like, though?