THE FUTURE IS NOW: Free, Ad-Supported, Electric Charging at Serramonte – THE MALL HAS IT ALL

I guess the ad is what’s new here – I’ve never seen this:

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Serramonte Center is your prototypical mall. It’s undergoing an urbanist-inspired makeover that makes it an even less attractive place to go to. I’ll tell you, I’m not going to go there and then complain about going there on a regular basis, it’s just that my special lady friend had something delivered to the fucking mall (like why would you want to go there?) instead of to herself, by mistake, and of course it wasn’t her mistake. But what can you do? So you drive on down there and there are zero parking spaces and all this, as I said, urbanist-type crap (huge sidewalks, aesthetic plantings what take up a lot of room) that they are constructing. There’s no place to park as they are making new multilevel structures and there’s no real place to drop people off close to the stores. It’s a hybrid of old and new, and it’s not looking good. And of course even after they finish it’s still not going to be good.


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6 Responses to “THE FUTURE IS NOW: Free, Ad-Supported, Electric Charging at Serramonte – THE MALL HAS IT ALL”

  1. Fazal Majid says:

    They’ve had this at Stonestown for a year or two (right in front of Trader Joe’s).

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Costco had two kinds of chargers back in 2011, but they gave up on them. I hadn’t seen the ones at Stonestown, didn’t know they were ad supported. The mall wants to come and charge up and shop, that’s for sure…

  3. Connie Edison says:

    What’s to prevent someone from devising an adapter and charging their personal devices (in 3 seconds)?

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I think it’s physics. Might wear out your battery real fast too, IDK

  5. Tyra Et Al says:

    2 questions:

    How much do they charge to charge? And do they accept charge cards?

    How do pedestrians fare in getting around cars, trees to actually get to the entrance(s). Or do they have to dodge Dodges in this Dodge City of retailing?

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Free is free.

    There are crosswalks n stuff but yes you need to dodge cars…

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