Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ghost Mall

In response to this comment, allow me to offer these shots.   Not addresses, just some pics of three poor, vacant storefronts, two of which were built-out as franchises, apparently before franchise owners materialized.

It is my understanding that, in the recent past, franchisers waited until a community's density warranted a presence.   Now, it seems, in the "new" economy, it makes more sense to build vacant storefronts and wait for the density.

So, to sum up, we have a vacant Port O' Subs and a vacant Coffee Beanery flanking vacant space of indeterminate use in a brand-new strip mall at the very southwestern edge of the Las Vegas valley.

Condos for all!


D said...

I'm agnostic over a sinking sub shoppe, but the idea of a failed coffee shop is heretical.

Where's the gubmint lending a hand to a cuppa joe?

p.s. let me be the 1st to welcome you back Lavi.

Rock Candy said...

As a latte sipping, itellectual, elitist Obama supporter (and NV State Delegate) I think the empty building needs to be a new Obama for President campaign headquarters!

Welcome back SWEETIE!!

D said...

Rock -

As Lavi pointed out, there are *two* empty store-fronts acting as bookends. Should one be Obama and the other reserved for Clinton? The parking lot would be full of freedom fighters and dueling bumper stickers.

Rock Candy said...

no silly they need to open the coffee shop and port o subs because once the Obama team sets up camp there will be tons of hungry, tired people needing a fill up.

The_Scum said...

One can be converted into a nail salon.....the other a gun/porn/package liquor store. A repo shop could move in once the mall anchor nail salon and GPP stores had opened.

Thriving industries for the new recession driven commercial meltdown.

Lavi D. said...

...gun/porn/package liquor store.

"So I asked the guy at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 'I've got a Colt .45. What kind of cigarette should I be smoking?'

"And the guy at the BATF said, 'Well, that depends, what are you drinking?'"

-From a standup routine, comic unknown.

The_Scum said...

Fondling a Colt 45...smoking marlboro reds....whacking it to porn....while sucking down a Michelob.

Regulate THAT Mutherfucker!

Rock Candy said...

Just how many arms do you have scum??

Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.

-Hunter S. Thompson

Dedicated to the other side of Las Vegas, namely; the sprawling, mad, incoherent underpinnings of the world's favorite destination.

That, and the occasional ranting about nothing in particular.