Archived Articles: Steve

An outstanding researcher and clever writer who has been with WebUrbanist for over five years, Steve has brings a twist of creative humor into the mix with articles covering geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.

Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that "progress" has kicked to the curb.

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Punched Cards: 12 Abandoned, Closed & Boarded-Up Bingo Halls

These 12 closed and abandoned bingo halls couldn't compete with an increasing variety of online gaming options and the gradual spread of gambling casinos.

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Empty Chambers: 10 Closed & Abandoned Gun Stores & Shops

If your business involves getting fired, going off half cocked or triggering bankruptcy, you just might be one of these 10 closed and/or abandoned gun shops.

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Posts With The Most: 12 Cool & Creative Traffic Bollards

Never mind the bollards? Uh-uh: these traffic stoppers halt wayward vehicles like no traffic cone can. The best bollards, though, are designed to look great!

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Big Game Hunting: The World’s 9 Biggest Board Games

Board games may be old fashioned to some but they're anything but boring no matter how big a board they're played on. Here are 9 of the biggest.

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All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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Big Miss Steak: 10 Eerie Abandoned Meat Packing Plants

As the disconnect between the meat we eat and the places it's processed grows, so does the number of urban and suburban abandoned meat packing plants.

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Boom To Bust: 10 Abandoned Fireworks Stores & Stands

Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed ...

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The Bucks Stop Here: 9 Closed & Abandoned Dollar Stores

Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that's change we don't want to believe in.

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Gruel Britannia: 10 Abandoned Little Chef Restaurants

Serving up American style with British flavor, hundreds of Little Chef roadside restaurants once warmed up the UK's motorways but less than 80 remain today.

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