Posts Tagged ‘ Brooklyn Center ’

Best Buy: Brooklyn Center, MN

June 21, 2012
Best Buy

Cruel Intentions on VHS. CaseLogic CD cases. Microsoft FrontPage 98. Kensington’s Mouse-in-a-Box. Mmmbop CD single. DOS for Dummies book. Cordless phones. SimAnt on a 3.5″ floppy. CD-R spindles. 20-oz Diet Mt. Dew. A Tony Rich Project CD. Rollercoaster Tycoon Corkscrew Follies expansion pack. What does all this outdated crap have in common? I bought it all (and more…much, much more) at the Brooklyn Center...

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Brookview Plaza: Brooklyn Center, MN

June 19, 2012
*sigh* Just another abandoned strip mall in the north suburbs...

This sad little strip mall is all but abandoned, save for the for-profit college holding down the fort. Today it looks more like an abandoned office park, but back in the day, this was all retail. There’s not a whole lot goin’ on here. This strip mall was built in 1986, coinciding with the opening of the Target store located in the back of...

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Showbiz Pizza Place: Brooklyn Center, MN

June 4, 2012
Showbiz Pizza, Brooklyn Center in the '80s

Who’s game for some vintage Brooklyn Center? How ’bout if I serve it up Showbiz Pizza-style? Ralph, a reader of this site, provided these old timey photos. Thank you Ralph! Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese, Circus Circus — these pizza entertainment complexes all offered pretty much the same thing in the ’80s. Singing robots, limp pizza, arcade games and kids hanging from the rafters....

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The final blow to Brookdale?

January 8, 2009

It was only a matter of time. According to the StarTribune this morning, the Brookdale Macy’s store will close. No date was announced, but a final clearance sale will begin next week.  Great time to stock up on Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur. Like many Minnesotans, I loathe Macy’s, and I’m shocked at how long this store has lasted at Brookdale,...

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No Virginia, there is no Santa at the Brookdale Mall

December 15, 2008
No Virginia, there is no Santa at the Brookdale Mall

WordPress provides me with some great blog stats, including search engine terms on how people are finding this site. “Brookdale Mall” is an extremely popular search term for this site, but lately, these types of search terms are taking over in popularity for Dumpy Strip Malls – at least for the time being: brookdale mall santa santa at brookdale mall is santa at the...

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Brookdale Mall: Brooklyn Center, MN

August 28, 2008
Brookdale Mall: Brooklyn Center, MN

When it comes to Minnesota Malls, (other than the MOA), Minnesota is known for its “dales” – Ridgedale, Rosedale, Southdale…and then there’s Brookdale, the black sheep of the “Dales” family. While the other ‘Dales are known for their massive amounts of stores and stylish decor, this miscreant mall is known more for its perception of criminal activity than it is for its shopping activity....

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The former Kmart location: Brooklyn Center, MN

August 27, 2008
The former Kmart location: Brooklyn Center, MN

I don’t even think this little strip center, which is located right off of Highway 100, has or HAD a name. Back in the day, all this place housed was a Kmart and a Slumberland/Laz-E-Boy, so it really wasn’t much of a strip mall. Just a lonely Kmart with a furniture store for a neighbor. We shopped at the Brooklyn Center Kmart an awful...

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