Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tschida's Bakery - "Grumpier Old Men" Filming Location - St. Paul, MN

Tschida's Bakey, which closed in 2012, was used as a filming location for the film "Grumpier Old Men." This is the place characters Melanie and Jacob ordered their wedding cake. The address to this location is 1116 Rice Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. Above is a still from the film and below is how the same location looked in September of 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ben Leber's House - Edina, MN

Ben Leber, former NFL athlete, has a home in Edina, Minnesota as of September of 2014. You can find it at 4509 Drexell Avenue.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Parade Scene - "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Filming Location - Waconia, MN

The parade scene in the film "Drop Dead Gorgeous" used two different streets in the small town of Waconia, Minnesota. Above is a still from the film. Below is a photo taken in September of 2014. In my photo, you can see the Waconia Trading Company in the background. The address is 24 West 1st Street.

Down the street from the Waconia Trading Company is St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is located on the corner of East 1st Street and South Pine Street. The above still from the film was taken on South Pine Street, with St. Joseph's as the backdrop. Below is the same spot in 2014.

In the above still, Mr. Leeman points to the giant swan float on South Pine Street. Below is the same location in 2014.

Again on South Pine Street, the girls get ready for the parade to begin in the above still; below in 2014.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Randy Moss' House - Long Lake, MN

Randy Moss is a former NFL football player. His former Minnesota residence can be found at 1215 Oakview Road in Long Lake.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA

Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team. Also, a scene from the 1993 film "The Program" was filmed here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jared Allen's House - Chanhassen, MN

Located at 6915 Lucy Ridge Lane in Chanhassen, Minnesota is the former home of Jared Allen. As of September 2014, Allen still owns the house but is trying to sell it since he no longer plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dance Studio - "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Filming Location - Wayzata, MN

Located at 634 Park Street East in Wayzata, Minnesota, this is the residence used as the location for the dance studio exteriors in the film "Drop Dead Gorgeous." Above is a still from the film; below in September of 2014.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Flip Saunders' House - Medina, MN

Located at 395 Calamus Circle in Medina, Minnesota is the home of current (as of 2014) Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Eden Prairie Center Mall - "Mallrats" & "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Filming Location - Eden Prairie, MN

The Eden Prairie Center Mall, located at 8251 Flying Cloud Drive in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was used as a filming location for two films. The first was the 1995 cult classic, "Mallrats." The above image is a still from the film. Below is the same entrance in September of 2014, which is right next to the Target store. As you can see from my image below, the mall has changed quite a bit. In fact, most of the interior mall shots of "Mallrats" were also filmed here. The problem is that the mall has undergone an extensive overhaul and it looks absolutely nothing like it did in 1995.

The mall was also used for an exterior shot in the 1999 film "Drop Dead Gorgeous." The above still was taken on the back side of the Target store. Again, the mall has a whole new look as you can see in my 2014 image below.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Steve Hutchinson's House - Medina, MN

Located at 350 Calamus Circle in Medina, Minnesota is the current home (as of 2014) of former Minnesota Viking Steve Hutchinson.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Leeman Residence - "Drop Dead Gorgeous" Filming Location - Lakeville, MN

Located at 19186 Greenview Court in Lakeville, Minnesota is the house used for the Leeman's home in the film "Drop Dead Gorgeous." Above is a still from the film; below in September of 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chad Greenway's House - Eden Prairie, MN

Located at 6378 Country Road in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, this is the current home of Chad Greenway as of 2014.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Blue Angels Airplanes

Above is a photo of the famous Blue Angels planes. They were performing at an air show in Duluth, Minnesota in August of 2014.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adrian Peterson's House - Eden Prairie, MN

Located at 9212 Cold Stream Lane in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, this is the current home of Adrian Peterson as of 2014. The photo below was taken on September 16th, 2014, right in the middle of his child abuse investigation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minnehaha Falls - Minneapolis, MN

Located in south Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls is one of the most beautiful attractions in all of the Twin Cities!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scarett's Martial Arts - "Joe Somebody" Filming Location - Richfield, MN

In the above still, the character of Joe (Tim Allen) from 2001 film "Joe Somebody," speeds down the street to Scarett's Martial Arts for some training. His car in the above still is traveling southbound in front of 6627 Penn Avenue South in Richfield, Minnesota. This is directly across the street from the Scarett's location. Below is the same spot in August of 2014.

Tim Allen's character is standing in front of the location used as the ficticious Scarett's Martial Arts, located at 6621 Penn Avenue South. Below is the same spot in 2014. I spoke to the owner of this location and he said the hand-painted Scarett's logo was still on the door up until the first part of 2014. He also said the weathered-looking blinds used for the film are still hanging today, as you can see below.

In the above still, Tim Allen's character peers through the Scarett's window; below in 2014.

Above is a wide shot from the film taken from the median in the middle of the street. It's a busy street and I was not about to go stand out there for a photo but I did the best I could in the image below (2014).

The above image is a still showing the interior of Scarett's Martial Arts. The owner of the location told me all interiors were shot on a sound stage and not at this location. He also mentioned he was invited for a visit of the sound stage set and explained how surreal it was to see his shop and not physically be at his shop.

Thank you Homestead Pickin' Parlor for your hospitality!