“When we think of resource frontiers, it calls to mind the rugged, glamorous classics: oil booms, gold rushes, or, in the not-so-distant future, asteroid mining. But the latest is closer to home. Whether you live in Manhattan, Hollywood, or beyond, the storefronts and sidewalks in your city are being mined.” But it’s not as fun as it sounds. City Lab: The Dark Side of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery. “Mini-warehouses dubbed ‘dark stores’ are quietly taking over urban retail space. Left unregulated, the insatiable demand for faster delivery will only hasten the erosion of community life.” Some days at San Francisco supermarkets, it seems like its just me and delivery folks picking up other people’s groceries. I’ll never feel comfortable letting someone else choose which head of lettuce is right for me.