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Arts and Entertainment

Soylent Signs 29,000-Square-Foot Arts District Lease Because We Live In A Post-Lapsarian Dystopia

An actual rendering of the At Mateo complex. (Courtesy of At Mateo)
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Soylent, a meal replacement company heralded as the "end of food," has signed a 29,000-square-foot lease in the Arts District, according to Urbanize LA.

The company sells pre-packaged drinkable and powdered meals based on the concept that life is ultimately meaningless and humans can maximize efficiency by consuming only the raw ingredients needed for fuel. We are told that it tastes a bit like Metamucil, spiked with the soft memory of every other attempt mortals have made over our long history to fill the infinite abyss within.

The company takes its name from Soylent Green, a 1973 science fiction film where a futuristic new food designed to feed a ruined Earth is actually made of [spoiler alert] people.

Soylent will now be the largest tenant at the forthcoming At Mateo complex, which is set to open in May. "Upon completion, AT MATEO will become the social epicenter of the Arts District, providing locals and visitors with artisan eateries and drinking establishments, fashion-forward retailers and local services which complement the avant garde and sophisticated culture of the neighborhood," according to no less a source than At Mateo's own website.

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The $80-million open-air shopping center/office complex will undoubtedly be a great place to sip your Soylent shake and compose The Way We Live Now thinkpieces in the Notes app on your iPhone before taking a brisk walk to the also forthcoming Arts District Soho House.

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