Strip Malls Sprouting Crops in Response to the End of Retail

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Feb. 13 2012 3:40 PM

Strip Malls Sprouting Crops in Response to the End of Retail

My working hypothesis has been that the ongoing End of Retail will lead a lot of mall space to be repurposed for health care facilities. The Cleveland area, however, is bringing us a wackier option as a portion of a mall is being converted to agricultural purposes through the installation of a vegetable garden. Urban farming seems to be all the rage these days, I wonder if mall farming will ever obtain the same cachet.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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