Monthly Archives: February 2009

Albertville Premium Outlets: Albertville, MN

February 19, 2009
Albertville Premium Outlets: Albertville, MN

Albertville Premium Outlets: Where Clothes Come to Die! It used to be that when you thought of outlet mall shopping, things that came to mind would be shapeless clothes, factory-second linens, and orthopedic shoes. Don’t worry–you can still get that kind of stuff here, but Albertville Premium Outlets is marketed as a “premium” outlet center. The center is owned by Chelsea Premium Outlets, a...

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Krispy Kreme: Maple Grove, MN

February 13, 2009
Krispy Kreme: Maple Grove, MN

Who likes a little DRAMA with their donuts? Minnesotans, that’s who! The first Krispy Kreme retail location opened in Maple Grove in April 2002 with major fanfare and a media shitstorm. And in February 2008,  it went out with less than a whimper. When the Krispy Kreme opened in Maple Grove, there was  an incredible amount of commotion. I guess it set a KK...

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Brookdale Macy’s & Brookdale Mall, part 2

February 5, 2009
Brookdale Macy’s & Brookdale Mall, part 2

The Brookdale Macy’s is closing and Dumpy Strip Malls is there! I paid a final visit to Macy’s  last Friday afternoon. It was just as I expected it to be — incredibly depressing. The store was pretty messy – it looked like a TJ Maxx at closing time. If you’re thinking of checking it out one last time, I wouldn’t bother. This is NOT...

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