Category Archives: Shopping

Sears, Seriously

I went to Sears because I needed trimmer line. The last time I shopped at Sears, at least a couple of years ago, I approached the cashier-corral from the wrong side, and was told, “The line is there,” as one … Continue reading

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Buh-Bye, Brookdale

The last of Brookdale Mall has been knocked down, reduced to ungainly and unlovely piles of steel and cement. It would be easier to feel sad and wistful if I had actually managed to get a job there, in Brookdale’s … Continue reading

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Shingle Creek Crossing, aka Brookdale

The former Brookdale Mall, now called Shingle Creek Crossing, has been reinvented as several buildings scattered over the entire Brookdale site. The mall is once again filling up with tenants — a shoe store, two wireless stores, a few restaurants. … Continue reading

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Brookdale

Most of Brookdale Mall has been torn down and renamed Shingle Creek Crossing. The creek, which had been covered by the parking lot, has been daylighted, but you can’t see it unless you approach the railing on foot and look … Continue reading

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Something Peculiar is Happening in Brooklyn Center…

Particularly in the Brookdale area. Iron (or mock-iron) picket fences have sprouted up everywhere. The most recent addition isolates the transit center from the west and northwest. In theory, iron (or mock-iron) picket fences are more attractive than chain-link fences (more … Continue reading

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