Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fuddruckers & Bennigans: St. Louis Park, MN

January 23, 2009
Fuddruckers & Bennigans: St. Louis Park, MN

I don’t like Fuddruckers. I can spew vile towards this restaurant chain like nobody’s business. But much like a crack addict twitching on the corner, I find myself returning on occasion – usually under extreme protest and a gun held to my head — translation: I am going here because of an obligatory work function. Birthdays, new employee welcome lunches, promotion celebrations, Mardi Gras...

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Silver Lake Village (former Apache Plaza location): St. Anthony, MN

January 14, 2009
Silver Lake Village (former Apache Plaza location): St. Anthony, MN

I’m not going to write a post about Apache Plaza – yes, it’s definitely an important part of Minnesota mall lore, but the deed’s been done so much better than I could ever do over at ApachePlaza.com. However, that site only provides information up until the demolition of the mall. So I’ll take it from there & show you what’s happened to the area...

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The final blow to Brookdale?

January 8, 2009

It was only a matter of time. According to the StarTribune this morning, the Brookdale Macy’s store will close. No date was announced, but a final clearance sale will begin next week.  Great time to stock up on Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur. Like many Minnesotans, I loathe Macy’s, and I’m shocked at how long this store has lasted at Brookdale,...

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Village North Shopping Center: Brooklyn Park, MN

January 7, 2009
Village North Shopping Center: Brooklyn Park, MN

People give me  “street cred” when I mention that I grew up in Brooklyn Park. Those of you who also grew up in the BP area probably find that statement as ridiculous as I do.  Because if ice skating at the Evergreen Park rink and drying off in the warming house, taking swimming lessons at the Community Center, walking to Tom Thumb, and eating...

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