Brooklyn Park

Grand Rios Water Park: Brooklyn Park, MN

June 30, 2012
Water Parks= collective human sweat, pee and pubes.

We’re well into our first official week of summer — hooray! Summer is my favorite time of year — and nothing says summer like a decrepit waterpark! Water parks are supposed to be fun, right? Well, that wasn’t typically the case at this joint. The Grand Rios Water Park was always making the news — and it wasn’t because it was featured on some...

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Blondie’s: Brooklyn Park, MN

June 27, 2012
Blondies

Warning – this post is kind of depressing. A few weeks ago, a reader tipped me off that the famous (infamous?) Blondie’s bar in Brooklyn Park is slated for demolition this month. He invited me to photograph the demolition, but unfortunately it’s occurring when I am out of town. So instead, I headed over to the now-vacant bar to photograph it before it turns...

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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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Skateland: Brooklyn Park, MN

May 15, 2009
Skateland: Brooklyn Park, MN

Cheap, awkward, and always a great time. No, I’m not talking about yo’ mama. We’re talkin’ SKATELAND, the setting of my Junior High Soap Opera. This is where the shit went down. Too old for playgrounds & swingsets, and too young for keg stands, teens and tweens from around the area would come here to goof off, pine for their crush, snark on other...

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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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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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