Monthly Archives: November 2008

10 Stores I Wish Were Still Around

November 26, 2008
10 Stores I Wish Were Still Around

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 saying that I would actually shop at these places nowadays. There’s a reason these places aren’t around any longer. I miss them strictly for nostalgic purposes. In no particular order…...

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The Quarry: Minneapolis, MN

November 25, 2008
The Quarry: Minneapolis, MN

I love The Quarry. I shop here regularly myself – I think I’m at the Target at least twice a week. Just because it isn’t a dumpy mall doesn’t mean I can’t cover it or poke fun. Let’s explore The Quarry, shall we? Located in Northeast Minneapolis off of 35W and Stinson Blvd, The Quarry was built in 1997. It was actually was a...

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Mounds View Square: Mounds View, MN

November 23, 2008
Mounds View Square: Mounds View, MN

The Mounds View Square strip mall isn’t all that exciting. However, once a month, this tiny strip center turns into a local nerdlair by hosting a sports cards/collectibles show. Lucky me, I visited at the right time! I should’ve known, since the parking lot was packed for a strip mall of this size (and the fact that this center’s biggest store, Petters Warehouse, is...

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Springbrook Mall: Coon Rapids, MN

November 18, 2008
Springbrook Mall: Coon Rapids, MN

I’m going to be very honest with you. I don’t know why I am writing about this place. There isn’t much here *to* write about. It’s just your run-of-mill strip center with a few vacancies, forgettable tenants such as a tobacco shop, a Great Clips, and a big box anchor to hold down the fort. But this little place holds a special place in...

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Quick update + help needed!

November 18, 2008

Hey all! Just a quick update - I apologize for the lack of updates in the past few months. Finding time to write has been pretty difficult these last few months, but I promise you, I’ve got lots of good stuff coming up! I’ve taken a bunch of pictures of local shopping centers, but I haven’t had the chance to write the blog posts...

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