Fridley

Columbia Ice Arena: Fridley, MN

July 2, 2012
Arena

University Avenue in Fridley is one abandoned building after another. If you think it’s bad today, it used to be much, much worse. Abandoned fast food restaurants and other vacant businesses littered each side of the road. Unfortunately, I never got around to photographing them. Today’s (short) post shows one of State Highway 47′s biggest eyesores: the Columbia Ice Arena. The National Sports Center...

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Moore Lake Plaza: Fridley, MN

June 8, 2012
Nothing to see here...

This has to be one of the most boring strip malls I’ve ever visited. In fact, I wasn’t even going to write this post because it is so boring and I don’t have a whole lot to say about this place. But I already took the pictures, so my work is half done — why let it go to waste, right? Plus, maybe some...

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Fridley Crabhouse (Shorewood Restaurant): Fridley, MN

June 3, 2009
Fridley Crabhouse (Shorewood Restaurant): Fridley, MN

Welcome to the Fridley Crab House Music Cafe — Fridley’s mistake by the lake. First off, being that it’s a shabby-looking CRAB house,  I suppose you’re waiting for me to roll off a bunch of STD jokes about creepy-crawly creatures feasting on someone’s diseased groin. Aww, c’mon, that’s just too easy and cliched.  STD jokes about a crabhouse are very “…what’s the deal with...

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Moon Plaza: Fridley, MN

May 1, 2009
Moon Plaza: Fridley, MN

For those of you who don’t consider yourself “Down to Earth”, Fridley has a shopping center just for you! Welcome to Moon Plaza, an out-of-this-world 1960′s style strip mall located off of University Avenue in Fridley, MN.  Surrounded by a bunch of crumbling, abandoned buildings, depressing Moon Plaza fits right in with the local atmosphere. Built in 1965, the Moon Plaza looks like it’s...

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The AxMan Surplus Store: Fridley, MN

December 11, 2008
The AxMan Surplus Store: Fridley, MN

If you’re the kind of person who’s ever wanted a metal detector for Christmas, this is the store for you. AxMan is just all kinds of awesome. So awesome that it deserves its own entry. If you’re not familiar with the Ax-Man, it’s the brick ‘n mortar version of RANDOM.  It’s the perfect place to complete your Halloween costume,  get stuff for your kid’s...

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Holly Center: Fridley, MN

August 5, 2008
Holly Center: Fridley, MN

Located in Fridley, MN off of Central Avenue, the Holly Center definitely qualifies as a dumpy strip mall. Offering a smattering of mostly local businesses, Holly Center houses your typical shitty inner-ring suburb strip mall establishments and tries to be your one-stop shop. I guess it doesn’t do that bad of a job…after all, it has… A tobacco store to get your smoke on....

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