If you have a hankering for Video Store Nostalgia, this story is for you. Blockbuster is back in Minnesota! Blockbuster Video? Yes...well, kinda. It looks like Blockbuster, but it's not Blockbuster like you know Blockbuster.

Stop Saying Blockbuster and Tell Us the Story

A mini-movement is afoot in the USA, people are creating Free Blockbusters. They use the Blockbuster logo, the Blockbuster blue, and all, but they're not video stores. They're old newspaper vending boxes turnedinto baby Blockbusters...only it's all free.

KARE 11 Screenshot. Click for link.
KARE 11 Screenshot. Click for the link.
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It's the Mini-Library concept for movies. You take one, you leave one. But for fun, they use the Blockbuster imagery which must not bother DISH Network, who owns the brandname. Why would it? It's people sharing videos, not making one cent off the whole thing.

Minnesota's Newest Blockbuster Is In Robbinsdale

The best part of their Facebook page! Click for link.
The best part of their Facebook page! Click for the link.
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The owner of Fly Vintage & Vinyl, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, is Travis Stone. On KARE 11 he said, "“I love movies, and always have, and I love the idea of sharing them with people..." The sharing started on Monday July 11, 2022.

The Vinyl and Vintage Store looks like a cool place to spend a few hours shopping. That is if you love vintage everything...even games my parents would never buy me.

And talking about things vintage, some restaurants live in our memory forever...like these awesome joints that used to feed and beverage SE Minnesota.

17 Restaurants from Rochester's Past We Miss Most

I asked on Facebook yesterday which Rochester restaurant you miss the most. Out of tons and tons of comments, these were the most popular.
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