Yeah. Fuckin' charge those kids rent to open their laptop in a bombed-out Macy's. I see nothing wrong with this strategy.
I had an office in a WeWork for a while. I think I went there twice. I've visited people in prisons that were more inviting, and the security checks were less of a pain in the ass in the prisons too. I'm either not cool enough to get the appeal of coworking spaces or they are not now nor will they ever be a good idea even if they aren't in bombed-out Macy's.