Great Lakes Mall

Great Lakes Mall, Mentor: Address, Phone Number, Great Lakes Mall Reviews: 3/5

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DiscountKing
Cranberry Township, PA786 contributions
Clean & Inviting
Mar 2019 • Friends
The Great Lakes Mall is clean and inviting. It has several anchor stores including two clothing stores and a sport goods store. The mall also contains a number of smaller stores and restaurants. I only noticed several empty store fronts and one empty department store. The stores in the mall were rather expensive.

Several restaurants and a movie theater surround the mall. The mall also contains a children's play area.
Written 5 April 2019
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GayleP866
Houston, TX76 contributions
Shop Shop
Dec 2018 • Family
The mall was nicely decorated & clean. The stores were clean, had inventory, the mall area was kid friendly, the food court pretty clean. Good time & able to find what I needed.
Written 2 January 2019
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Steven L
Richmond, KY311 contributions
A lot of empty shops
Sep 2018 • Couples
Have been going to this mall for the last 10 years but went there recently and it's like a ghost town a lot of the shops are empty and the big guys like Sears are all gone very limited things to do there now
Written 13 September 2018
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delily
Ohio806 contributions
Average mall that is safe, clean, quiet and good for bad weather shopping
May 2018 • Friends
If you live in or are visiting Cleveland you will find better shopping areas closer to the city and the suburbs but for those of us living in the northeast corner of the state, Mentor and the Great Lakes Mall is our place to shop. I am not a great fan of indoor shopping malls which require you to walk for miles carrying heavy packages. I think that is probably why malls are in decline all over the country. That being said, indoor malls serve their purpose. During bad weather, in rain, snow, or summer heat, the Great Lakes Mall is the place to go for indoor shopping. It's an ordinary mall and there is nothing special about it which is why I rate it three stars (there's nothing wrong with being average) but it is clean, safe, quiet, never too crowded and It has a fairly good selection of stores including Macy's, JCPenney, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Dillards. There are a bunch of "teen-tween clothing shops" inside the mall that I have never visited but you can also find shops selling cards, candles, bath and body, etc. At Christmas there are usually lots of open air gift kioisks set up throughout the center of the mall. Travelers who have forgotten to pack a basic sweatshirt or who find themselves in need of an extra suitcase can find what they want here and Dick's can provide you with camping or sports gear. The food court is mid-way and has a fairly good selection including a pretty good fast food Japanese place and a coffee shop. There is TONS of seating in the food court so even on busy days such as Black Friday (when you will really learn to hate standing in the long lines you will find at many understaffed stores) I've always been able to find a table. The best thing about this mall is that you can park outside of, and enter many of the anchor stores, through outside doors so you can shop the larger department stores without having to walk through the mall if you don't want to. Service is lacking in some of these stores however and I've found it difficult lately to get any help. If you tire of shopping, there is a large movie theater across the parking lot. And, I haven't checked it out yet, but there is some sort of a new entertainment center that has just been added at one end of the mall as well.

Outside of and around the mall are lots of other stores to choose from. Mentor is packed with strip malls and you can find just about anything you want. Across the street is a Joann Fabrics, Michaels, Best Buy, Burlington, a large Giant Eagle grocery store, and a very nice garden center called Pettitis that turns into a fabulous seasonal Christmas shop. Also near the mall are Barnes and Noble Books, TJ Maxx and Pier One. There are several furniture stores. For thrift shopping head east to the Painesville Goodwill. On the way is Malleys Candies which makes the best chocolates that you will find anywhere.

Mentor has some great restaurants outside the mall but nearby. Two of the best in my opinion are TJ's on the Avenue on Rt 20 to the west and Thai Orchid (not open for lunch) also west down route 20 and in a plaza with an Old Navy. And if you have kids, there is a typically bad Chuck E. Cheese that you will hate but your kids will love. If you are a shopper it would be easy to spend an entire day at the Great Lakes Mall and its surrounding businesses.
Written 12 June 2018
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Robin F
Huber Heights, OH195 contributions
Typical Mall, but great on a Rainy Day
Nov 2017 • Couples
It was raining all day and we were looking for an indoor activity. The mall fit the bill. It's small but just the right size for Mentor. The mall is clean and safe.
Written 18 November 2017
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Chelle_Therese
Cleveland, OH151 contributions
Just a normal mall
Aug 2017
A good mall for the average middle-class shopper. A good selection of stores some semi-decent food selections.
Written 3 October 2017
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mslucky123
Appleton, Wi53 contributions
Macy's Great Lakes mall, Mentor, Oh
Jun 2017 • Solo
No one to help. Trying to buy purse. Women in accessories talking right infront of me for long time. I went to find somone to ring me up. Wasting my time. Found somone folding clothes. She got upset with me because another lady popped out of no where. She snapped at me saying there was somone there! Unbelievable, there are just a few people in store. The only really busy clothes register is Karen Scott.

When somone is upset for a customer asking for help or people that work there hide or are hidden, that's a problem. That is why people buy online. That is why people loose retail.

They may have decent clothes there, but be prepared to wait, and search for when you want to purchase something.

Written 5 June 2017
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GuidoLocattelli
Akron, OH3,189 contributions
an average mall with the same set of problems
May 2016 • Solo
My last visit took place many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review. Have not been there for awhile. I did work and live near-by. I found it to be nice clean average size mall. I did visit the mall once or twice in search for three stores. Signs of commercial decay or deterioration had started to show up. This trend has become part of the life expectancy for many shopping malls. Nothing to exaggerate when speaking about the mall. Somewhat standard mall serving many people living in what has been an affluent region. Brought my cousin there in search for a store. Many parts of the mall were clean. A favorable place to study applied economics. Watch for commuter or consumer behavior as a recognizable pattern of life. Sociologists should have a field day here. Once again the shortcoming of these malls is that they are selling the same merchandise in the same location to the same people. Commercial over-kill if you ask me. How many stores selling clothes, shoes and home appliances does our economy need? Need for greater safety is apparent as these malls become the center for gatherings of young people and warm places to stay during the winter. How many eateries and restaurants do we need? Many places have bars. Notice the number of booths or stores found in many locations in the halls or corridors inside selling the same merchandise like jewelry, watches, rings,and necklaces. Coffee shops have turned up almost every where. Commercial grouping of so many stores might not be the best strategy for bringing assistance to our economy. Things have changed here as the entire Mentor area is not the same. Stores selling high end merchandise might be moving away from here. I suggest that you go there. Such is life here.
Written 24 April 2017
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Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
Nice decent sized mall
Apr 2017 • Solo
A nice decent sized mall. There were a few empty stores, but still some major chain stores there as well. Plenty of parking. The place was clean and the clientele was decent.
Written 22 April 2017
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