Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Creative Destruction?

Guess who is snapping up closed shopping malls?


Anonymous said...

Network was such a fantastic movie.

Anonymous said...

The consumptive gluttony model in all its glory.

Anonymous said...

This will not work for the Metro Center. The Metro Center sits in the middle of a crime ridden dump they call Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Network is one of my favorite movies. Great writing by Paddy Chayefsky. I read where it is on Broadway and Bryan Cranston is playing Howard Beale. Millennial snowflakes with their service animals would freak out over it.

sorry not sorry said...

You actually describe the common location of the majority if these dead malls.

No consumer goods are worth facing the aggressive, loitering, saggy pants Democrats that typically fill the halls of malls today. It's a truth you rarely see mentioned during the discussion of dead malls.

Just watch the YouTube video Kingfish posted a while back of what Metrocenter looked like in the late 1980's and take a walk around Northpark today. Why take the risk?

Amazon and many retailers have capitalized on the fact that it is increasingly difficult to venture out without having your senses offended and your life put at risk by diversity.

Anonymous said...

Do not confuse and conflate legitimate Service Animals with Emotional Support Animals

Also, plenty of GenX'ers and selfish baby boomers getting thrown off airplanes and kicked out of restaurants with their emotional support animals as well.

Y'all are just jealous you didn't come up with an excuse to carry your old crow on your shoulder every where you go, first.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Walmart knows people are so disgusted by Walmartians that it was smart to implement their pickup service really early in the game.

It's great too. No longer must I offend my senses with the human zoo beyond the parking lot.

Anonymous said...

8:33 Diversity does not put your life at risk nor should it offend your "senses". Comfort and convenience were supposed to be the byproduct of the move to large malls back in the 70's and 80's. Some maintained that promise and some did not. Location has everything to do with it. We live in a diverse nation today and we lived in a diverse nation 50 years ago when the same malls were built and thriving.

Don't worry though. We know what you really mean.

Kingfish said...

Get back on the subject of the post.

Anonymous said...

I won't be surprised if companies like this start buying up large tracts of land in undeveloped states such as ours. The GOP has managed to stunt growth enough through the decades that land is comparatively a bargain compared to the better developed and more successfully states in the north east and west coast.

Anonymous said...

Jackson should pray they could turn Metrocenter into an Amazon distribution center

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember Western Auto? Decades ago Jackson had a distribution center for that fine retailer. It is well known that the significant theft by the employees of that warehouse contributed to the demise of the company. Doubt anyone will risk it again.

There is a reason your Amazon Prime items are shipped from Mobile, AL.

Anonymous said...

12:14, I presume you're referring to the same GOP that, following the demonstrable disaster of the ObaMao 8 years, created the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, created the highest employment of blacks EVER, and created the highest employment of Hispanics EVER (just to name but a very few recent accomplishments). Is that the GOP of which you disparagingly speak?

Anonymous said...

At one time there were 5 different deeds and ownership of the area known as MetroCenter. It would be an excellent location for a Distribution Center of some size. Plenty of acreage, interstate excanges, international airport, rail, and even the river for transport are within easy distance. Port of Gulfport is only 2:45 hrs away. We could purchase the land and give it to Amazon and come out ahead if it were utilized with lots of jobs.

Anonymous said...

@9:53, you mention airport. That's precisely the reason the JMAA is headed to Paris. To pitch this to Amazon! You've foiled their master plan!

But seriously, the point about giving Metro to Amazon is spot on. A distribution center that size would do good for the capital city until they ran them off.

Anonymous said...

If Amazon's not interested in Metrocenter, perhaps it can be converted into housing for the homeless.

Anonymous said...

8:33 for the win. Regardless of who buys up malls or whether anybody at all does, that post is on point as to mall reality.

You can pave a pig, put lipstick on a pig and put a wig on a pig. But, when the dinner bell rings, you still got a pig. And eventually the price of the pig goes low enough that somebody will buy it. If they can't make prime chops out of the pig, it can be turned into dog food and viennas.

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