Monthly Archives: July 2008

Northwest Athletic Club, Brooklyn Center MN

July 29, 2008
Northwest Athletic Club, Brooklyn Center MN

Northwest Athletic Club is a defunct fitness center chain in Minnesota. In August of 2006, Lifetime Fitness purchased all of the Northwest Clubs. Currently, Lifetime is in the process of remodeling all of the former Northwest locations – and thank goodness – they need it! Apparently, the owner of NWAC ran the clubs into the ground because if you walk into a former Northwest...

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Welcome!

July 28, 2008

Welcome to Dumpy Strip Malls! I’ve had an interest in abandoned/dead/dying retail establishments (and history in general) for the longest time. Even as a child, I wanted to take my camera into a mall and photograph it. Unfortunately, mall security isn’t fond of people taking photos inside their “turf”, so I never actually got a chance to do this. However, with the advances in...

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