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VIDEO: Off-Beat Stores for Holiday Shopping

Ax-Man Surplus and Vados Bait and Tackle are among the unconventional stores where Fridley residents do their holiday shopping.

At Ax-Man Surplus, you can pick up a disembodied baby doll torso, acres of electrical wire and a Bill Clinton-shaped corkscrew.

Vados Bait and Tackle offers custom-made fishing poles and live bait popular throughout the state. 

Both stores' owners say they are popular for holiday shopping.

Flgal November 27, 2011 at 04:32 PM
too bad you were only able to review 2 stores in the Fridley area.
Zac Farber (Editor) November 28, 2011 at 05:02 PM
What are your favorite stores around Fridley? We'll continue to do business profiles in the future. Zac
Amy Paddock November 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Axman has proven to be a great place for a lot of reasons. I don't need to buy a whole spool of electronic wire if I need to fix something, found a sewing cutting board for a quarter of the cost someplace else. Mailing supplies, very cheap and all kinds for sending things out. Of course, I repair things - but Axman hoards all these things so I don't have to. : )

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