Malls turn to underused parking lots for new revenue

As mall stores have closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, some landlords have found a new, surprising source of revenue—shopping center parking lots.

CNBC reported that Brookfield Properties inked a deal with Kilburn Live to turn some of its mall parking lots into drive-in theaters that could host movies and virtual concerts. 

With conventional theaters and concert venues closed and consumers eager to leave their house for entertainment, activating parking lots would seem like the right way for mall landlords to recoup lost income. 

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