Cottonwood mall is where you find the higher end retail stores in Albuquerque. The mall has a nice food court and a good movie theater. There is also a merry-go-round for the kids. In addition to the stores inside of the mall, there are quite a few major chain restuarants and car dealerships around the outside of the mall. Cottonwood has definately changed the structure of shopping on the westside of Albuquerque.