Roseville

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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Grumpy’s/KFAN the Restaurant: Roseville, MN

May 7, 2012
Grumpy’s/KFAN the Restaurant: Roseville, MN

(May 2012 update: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JULY 2009 – is it still Grumpy’s? I now live in the West metro, so I never go over here anymore)   Put another log on the fire — here’s the last installment of the Roseville Restaurant Trilogy. This time, it’s all about the restaurant formerly known as KFAN. If you’re familiar with the Roseville area, you know that...

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Joe’s Crab Shack: Roseville, MN

July 15, 2009
Joe’s Crab Shack: Roseville, MN

2012 update: Joe’s is back in business. …Hooray? Installment #2 on Dumpy Strip Malls’ Roseville Restaurant Trilogy – the closed Joe’s Crab Shack off of Snelling Avenue. So yep, another abandoned building/former restaurant post with complementing photo essay. These places look so sad and creepy when they’re all boarded up & lifeless like this. But, hey, I like this kind of stuff and that’s...

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Stuart Anderson’s Cattle Company: Roseville, MN

July 10, 2009
Stuart Anderson’s Cattle Company: Roseville, MN

I have 3 Roseville restaurant posts coming up — I was going to put them all into one blog entry, but this Cattle Company entry got long, so I’m splitting them up. Look for a Joe’s Crab Shack and KFAN/Grumpy’s entries coming shortly. No, this blog is not turning into a restaurant review blog. These places are either closed (Cattle Company & Joe’s) or...

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Rosedale Commons: Roseville, MN

December 7, 2008
Rosedale Commons: Roseville, MN

On the surface, this place looks like every other strip mall out there. And it pretty much is, except for one thing. The “windows” function like garage-doors and open up in the summer, giving this place an open-air/lifestyle center-type feeling. Being that it opened in 1986, it was so ahead of its time… Located right across the street from Rosedale Mall (the Twin Cities’...

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