Latest front in food delivery. Abandoned malls aka dead malls aka ghost malls both of which are contenders for the name of my new metal band are some of the strangest phenomena of late capitalist 21st century america.
Across los angeles these tech enabled transactions occur each day with thousands of orders hundreds of drivers dozens of so called ghost kitchens hidden in strip malls or freeway adjacent.
Ghost kitchens in empty malls. Kitchens in empty malls. Retail developer simon property group along with several other partners expects to open 85 of these. Post financial crisis scores of massive shopping complexes stand hollow.
Ghost kitchens continue to pop up in empty malls february 3 2020 9 30 am as brick and mortar malls continue to struggle ghost kitchens are popping up in unused mall spaces. So called ghost kitchens are breathing life into former retail spaces while providing restaurants with a more cost effective way to meet the rising demand for food delivery. Ghost kitchens continue to pop up in empty malls.
The mall thrived in a time when capital congealed in the suburbs and shopping happened irl and the middle class was a thing. As brick and mortar malls continue to struggle ghost kitchens are popping up in unused mall spaces. Ghost kitchens which exist only to make food for delivery are finding a new home in empty mall spaces according to the wall street journal the paper writes that this development melds two.
Yahoo finance s on the move panel discusses what the rising trend means and how it will impact the future of malls. Property builders are constructing kitchens in empty malls to help fill food delivery orders a new strategy to service the flourishing business segment of driving restaurant meals to people s.