Coon Rapids

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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Abandoned Target Store: Coon Rapids, MN

June 4, 2009
Abandoned Target Store: Coon Rapids, MN

I love Target way more than anyone should. I’m 100% Minnesotan and Target is in my blood. I do all my grocery shopping at Super T and I’m probably there twice a week. I even loved Target as a kid. Going to Target was much more special to me than going to Kmart, even though they sold the same thing. I much preferred getting...

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Frank’s Nursery and Crafts: Coon Rapids, MN

May 21, 2009
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts: Coon Rapids, MN

Memorial Day weekend is practically here & with its arrival, summer unofficially kicks off in a few hours. The “growing” season has arrived in Minnesota and what better way to celebrate that than a blog entry about an eerie, abandoned garden center? Dumpy Strip Malls visited the Coon Rapids store, located on a lonely plot of land amongst the dead mall/store/restaurant graveyard that is...

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Sportsman’s Warehouse: Coon Rapids, MN

May 13, 2009
Sportsman’s Warehouse: Coon Rapids, MN

Strap a smoke-wagon on your side and come visit the SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE I am NOT an “outdoors” girl. You will not find me hanging out in a tent waiting for bears or hiding behind cattails in the swamp, blowing on a duck call. Why, the last time I was in the Great Outdoors was when I was 17, working at Target, and made out...

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Springbrook Mall: Coon Rapids, MN

November 18, 2008
Springbrook Mall: Coon Rapids, MN

I’m going to be very honest with you. I don’t know why I am writing about this place. There isn’t much here *to* write about. It’s just your run-of-mill strip center with a few vacancies, forgettable tenants such as a tobacco shop, a Great Clips, and a big box anchor to hold down the fort. But this little place holds a special place in...

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Kmart: Coon Rapids, MN

August 15, 2008
Kmart: Coon Rapids, MN

There is simply no room for Kmart in today’s retail landscape. On one end, we’ve got Target. Target has become way too upscale and pretentious over the past five or ten years (but I love them anyway). Target’s gotten all haute couture on us – why, these days you can buy a $200 leather jacket at Target! Whatever happened to Honors, Pro-Spirit, and Cherokee?...

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