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Ax-Mania. I have been going to Ax-Man for over 20 years. Whenever I have out of town guests, I always include a stop at Ax-Man on the tour...usually right after the Mpls Inst. of Arts or the Science Museum. The best parts of the experience are the hand written signs "explaining" what an item is. Too funny!
Behind the smiling-executioner mascot is a wacky supply of surplus goods..
Leave your list at the door and enter with an open mind. Maybe that $3-a-yard fabric will be just what you need to complete your Halloween costume. Maybe those colorful cowboy-boot cutouts are the perfect touch for your little wrangler's next birthday party. Or maybe you'll find inspiration in the box of plastic baby heads, the bag of big yellow beads, the sack of sheepskin scraps, the toy knives, the camera straps, the coffee decanters, the dice, the beakers, the fake hands.
The "buy 12, get 13" policy makes stocking up extra easy.
Although you'll find the odd big-ticket item, treasures come cheap. You can pick up something fun--a sheet of stickers, a googly-eyed magnet--with the change in your pocket.
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