Monthly Archives: May 2012

Circuit City: Roseville, MN

May 31, 2012
Retailers EVERYWHERE are BEGGING for Circuit City's empty square footage...

2012 update: Blog post originally posted/written in 2010. Does anyone know if another store moved in here? I haven’t been in the area for several months… Circuit City has been circling in the drain for years and in early 2009, it finally kicked the bucket.  Its demise was a long time coming. Circuit City has been living on borrowed time this past decade. With...

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Coon Rapids Family Center Mall: Coon Rapids, MN

May 27, 2012
Come one, come all, to the Family Center Mall!

Howdy dear readers! How was your Friday night? Did you enjoy a few brewskies on the patio of your favorite watering hole? Hit up ‘da clubz? Go for a boatride on Lake Minnetonka? Take in a Twins game at Target Field? As for me, I spent my Friday night at the Coon Rapids Family Center Mall. The party never stops. As far as dead...

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Terrace Theater: Robbinsdale, MN

May 24, 2012
No repairs needed!

Understandably, a lot of people have fond memories of Robbinsdale’s Terrace Theater. Architecturally, it was a very beautiful building. The interior was luxurious and reminded people of the glory days of going to the cinema. Going to see a movie here was an EXPERIENCE, even if you’re like me and only experienced it as a dollar theater. The Terrace Theater was built in 1951...

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Alleygators Night Club / Spectrum Lanes: Maple Grove, MN

May 22, 2012
Untz untz untz

So a gator goes into a bar… Located off of I-494 and Bass Lake Road, Alleygators Night Club/ Spectrum Lanes was one of the few nightclubs located in the Twin Cities suburbs. In fact, I can’t think of another night club located in the West Metro, but I could be wrong. Nightclubs aren’t really my cup of tea. But this wasn’t *just* a nightclub....

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Abandoned Target Greatland Store: Maple Grove, MN

May 17, 2012
Abandoned Target Greatland Store: Maple Grove, MN

2012 update: Went over to the area and took a few pics since it is being remodeled. Blog post originally written in July 2009; most pics also taken in July 2009. Post is updated at the bottom.   Stores come and go, such is life. You come to expect closings from nail salons, dollar stores, or lately, your neighborhood Starbucks. When that store is...

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Hummer Dealership: Rogers, MN

May 14, 2012
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Rogers Hummer dealership. Those three words beg the question: WHY??? For a period in the mid-2000′s, General Motors insisted on milking the civilian Hummer trend for all it was worth by opening up Hummer-only dealerships throughout the country. One of its chosen locations was Rogers, Minnesota. Rogers, located off of busy I-94, was/is an up-and-coming exurb of the Twin Cities. There was a time...

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Brookdale Crossing/Brookdale Drive/Tom Thumb: Brooklyn Park, MN

May 12, 2012
Fill 'er up!

2012 update: This post was originally published in August 2010. I lost all of the photos, but really, nothing has changed in two years. All photos are from May 2012 — and are much, much better than the 2010 photos! I don’t trek back to this area of Brooklyn Park often. This trip to take pictures was the first time I’ve been in the...

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