Knollwood Mall: St. Louis Park, MN

November 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on June 15, 2012. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. The Knollwood Mall Bath & Body Works still rocks the old store design Take one look at the Knollwood Mall parking lot on a Saturday afternoon and you’d never believe [...]

Golden Valley Shopping Center: Golden Valley, MN

November 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on Sept, 2010. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. Comin’ atcha from the 1950′s, a time when women actually stayed in the kitchen, is the Golden Valley Shopping Center. Built in the 1950′s, the Golden Valley Shopping [...]

Kmart: Coon Rapids, MN

November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on August 15, 2008. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. There is simply no room for Kmart in today’s retail landscape. On one end, we’ve got Target. Target has become way too upscale and pretentious over the past five or [...]

Sears and Kmart Holiday Closures

November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just in time for that all important holiday season that usually will bring most retailers in the black, Sears and Kmart will be closing almost 110 stores between now and early 2015. At least 70 Kmart stores are closing in the fourth quarter and beyond. Another 39 Sears stores, 35 Sears Auto [...]

History of County Seat

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

County Seat is remembered as a clothing retailer which was founded back in 1973 by Jack J. Crocker who then held a job as CEO of SuperValu supermarkets. It started out in Dallas, Texas as a specialty store which retailed casual wear and blue jeans exclusively. Four years later in 1977, the [...]

Brookdale Mall: Brooklyn Center, MN

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on August 28, 2008. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. When it comes to Minnesota Malls, (other than the MOA), Minnesota is known for its “dales” – Ridgedale, Rosedale, Southdale…and then there’s Brookdale, the [...]

Brookdale Ford: Brooklyn Center, MN

September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on August 5, 2008. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. I drive on Highway 100 every day for work and noticed that a wrecking crew set up shop in the parking lot. Naturally, wanting to be a hero and preserve this place for [...]

The AxMan Surplus Store: Fridley, MN

September 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on December 11, 2008. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. If you’re the kind of person who’s ever wanted a metal detector for Christmas, this is the store for you. AxMan is just all kinds of awesome. So awesome that it [...]

A Brief History of Sears

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

For many years, the name was Sears, Roebuck and Company, and for a lifetime of many, the Sears catalog was a mainstay in the family home. Those who lived out of town or were not able to do their Christmas shopping in the big city, poured through the pages of their Sears catalog to select [...]

10 Stores I Wish Were Still Around

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

This post appeared on the original dumpystripmalls.com site on November 26, 2008. Reproducing so these posts are not lost forever. In the spirit of my previous post – 10 Mall Chains I Can’t Believe Are Still in Business - I present to you the top 10 stores I wish were still in business. Not [...]
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