Another Blues Brothers Opportunity
One of my favorite scenes in a movie has to be the one in the original Blue Brothers where cars are driven through a shopping mall, creating much havoc. Perhaps I should even visit there sometime, because that shuttered mall still has not been demolished. On second thought, I am much closer to a much larger abandoned mall in China – one that also happens to be the largest mall in the world.
The opportunity to make the Blues Brothers scene occurred because of a mall went bankrupt and the movie producers were able to make a deal where they only had to pay for the merchandise they destroyed.
According to this CNN article, many more malls are due to go bankrupt. Rather than auctioning off any inventory, they could simply destroy it for new movies. By destroying a lot of inventory, it might also head off the deflation USA policymakers are so worried about this days.