Monthly Archives: December 2008

No Virginia, there is no Santa at the Brookdale Mall

December 15, 2008
No Virginia, there is no Santa at the Brookdale Mall

WordPress provides me with some great blog stats, including search engine terms on how people are finding this site. “Brookdale Mall” is an extremely popular search term for this site, but lately, these types of search terms are taking over in popularity for Dumpy Strip Malls – at least for the time being: brookdale mall santa santa at brookdale mall is santa at the...

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Bah humbug! 12 random things I don’t like about Christmas

December 13, 2008
Bah humbug! 12 random things I don’t like about Christmas

Jesus might be the rizzle for the sizzle, but there’s no denying that Christmas and shopping go hand-in-hand. ‘Tis the season at Dumpy Strip Malls, and it’s time for another list! I like to stay on-topic as much as possible here, so this post might be stretching it a bit.  So if you’re looking for a post about a dead mall, you might want...

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The AxMan Surplus Store: Fridley, MN

December 11, 2008
The AxMan Surplus Store: Fridley, MN

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 deserves its own entry. If you’re not familiar with the Ax-Man, it’s the brick ‘n mortar version of RANDOM.  It’s the perfect place to complete your Halloween costume,  get stuff for your kid’s...

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Rosedale Commons: Roseville, MN

December 7, 2008
Rosedale Commons: Roseville, MN

On the surface, this place looks like every other strip mall out there. And it pretty much is, except for one thing. The “windows” function like garage-doors and open up in the summer, giving this place an open-air/lifestyle center-type feeling. Being that it opened in 1986, it was so ahead of its time… Located right across the street from Rosedale Mall (the Twin Cities’...

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