Posts Tagged ‘ strip malls ’

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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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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Shoreview Village Mall: Shoreview, MN

June 1, 2012
The oddball artwork inside this mall would make it a great place for stoners.

2012 update: This blog post was originally written in 2009. I was planning on making a return visit to this mall to re-photograph it (as I lost most of these pictures), but a reader informed me that they’ve painted over all the murals with boring blah brown paint. Luckily, I found someone (This Public Address on Flickr) who photographed this mall in 2006 and...

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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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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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Plymouth Center: Plymouth, MN

May 8, 2012
Plymouth Center 2012

MAY 2012 NOTE: This post was originally published in 2009. Plymouth Center will be demo’d sometime in the near future to make way for a senior housing unit and…a McDonalds. I stopped by to snap a few pics and the frontage road leading to Plymouth Center was closed. There is a small construction crew in the parking lot, so its days are probably numbered....

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Four Seasons Mall: Plymouth, MN

May 8, 2012
Four Seasons Mall: Plymouth, MN

  (admin note: This blog entry was originally published in August 2010. I went back to the Four Seasons Mall in April 2012 and took some new pics. However, the doors were locked, so I couldn’t get inside. The interior pictures are from the old post and cannot be enlarged. Sorry! I was there on a Sunday afternoon, so it wasn’t like I was...

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