Breweries: A Potential Savior of Strip Malls?

Illustration: Adam Waito
Illustration: Adam Waito

I grew up suburbia, strip malls crisscrossing my existence. So when I moved to New York City a couple decades ago, I put strip malls far out of mind. Not everyone can. They're a fact of life for much of American life. Many strip malls have fallen on hard times, old models replaced by the new. For October, I take a look at the state of the modern strip mall and how breweries can serve as beacons to attract like-minded businesses, turning strip malls into destinations and not just a to-do on your shopping list.