Real talk how the fuck does the economics of the mall of america even come remotely close to working!? There's no way most of these stores make near enough to cover rent right? They're all money laundering or something? What the fuck is going on here!
@june one could argue that nothing/very little is actually working under capitalism
@stelepami totally but like. this isn't just "wow this is a silly business idea how do you sell this many smoothies but clearly you do" this is like "literally with what actual cash is the MoA paying their utility bills"
@june @stelepami Here's more than you ever wanted to know about the MoA: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/08/167217/mall-of-america-popularity-analysis
(short answer: they've managed to keep unique attractions that draw people in, then they eat/shop)
@June @firewally @june @stelepami Slightly OT fun fact: they actually *don't* heat MOA (due to huge skylights, etc.) http://minnesotaconnected.com/lifestyle/local-businesses/did-you-know-the-mall-of-america-has-no-central-heating_178620/
@june the rent must be dirt cheap nothing. my question is how they afford to pay the employees...
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.
An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.
MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.
We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.
Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @email@example.com, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.
If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.