Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Wed May 28, 2014 6:53 am

Building materials on site.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby GetUrban » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:38 pm

Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. They have the shell of the new Family Dollar store built now near the southeast corner of 72nd & Blondo. Guess they'll have to change the color of the cheesy looking red awnings to green. That has to be the most flimsy looking metal siding they slapped on that building. Not much thicker or flatter than heavy duty aluminum foil. Maybe they won't even finish it and they'll put something else there....one can hope.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:12 pm

GetUrban wrote:Maybe they won't even finish it and they'll put something else there....one can hope.


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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Ebburkrevus » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:56 pm

As a 28 year old life long resident of that area, it was extremely disappointing to find out a Family Dollar was being built in that location. I still miss Baker's lol.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby cdub » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:17 am

The good news is the building will get better looking.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby GetUrban » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:25 am

A NY Times article said they still plan to keep the Family Dollar brand in addition to Dollar Tree, so it looks like we may be stuck with the building that has already been started. No "progress" has been made on the building for a couple of weeks, so I thought maybe it would become a Dollar Tree instead. The lull is probably caused by normal delays mobilizing the different construction crews/trades. Hopefully Omaha's landscaping requirements will help hide the building a bit.

I lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and still have to drive by it everyday on the way to work, so I was hoping for something better. Oh well.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:15 pm

This new Dolar Store looks absolutely horrible!
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby GetUrban » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:07 pm

I'm glad someone else agrees with my earlier assessment. It's not even worth taking a lousy drive-by phone pic of it, or the subsequent mouse click of our fellow eomahaforum readers!
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby lmdramos » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:46 pm

It looks like they are putting brick on it so it may not end up looking that bad after all.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:59 pm

Well I couldn't for the life of me understand how they could erect that ugly box it is now and call it good. Here's hoping the brickwork covers up the ugly parts!
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:34 am

Guess my expectations were set too low. If they brick-up the whole thing, it may not end up looking that bad. The original Bakers at that location wasn't exactly a gem either, but was more useful to have in the neighborhood.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:46 pm

Thiele is out drilling on the remaining lot this afternoon.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Coyote » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:24 pm

PDM Inc has submitted a Site Plan for this property.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby TheSeventhBrat » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:29 am

Coyote wrote:PDM Inc has submitted a Site Plan for this property.


For those that don't know, PDM is owned by Jack & Bob Baker.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby MTO » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm

TheSeventhBrat wrote:
Coyote wrote:PDM Inc has submitted a Site Plan for this property.


For those that don't know, PDM is owned by Jack & Bob Baker.


For those of us whom don't know, who's Jack & Bob Baker?
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:52 pm

MTO wrote:For those of us whom don't know, who's Jack & Bob Baker?


Jack Baker's dad, Abe Baker, founded Baker's Supermarket.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby GetUrban » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:09 pm

Anyone know what type of building is planned, and what function it might serve? Looks like PDM is just a property management company.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:49 pm

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby bbinks » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:20 pm

Coyote wrote:McDonald's


The old one on Military will sit empty I'd bet. Last time I drove that area the vacant building north of the McD was finally torn down.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:20 pm

bbinks wrote:
Coyote wrote:McDonald's


The old one on Military will sit empty I'd bet. Last time I drove that area the vacant building north of the McD was finally torn down.


There is a McDonalds 4 blocks north of here on 72nd and Lake.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby bbinks » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:47 am

Brad wrote:
bbinks wrote:
Coyote wrote:McDonald's


The old one on Military will sit empty I'd bet. Last time I drove that area the vacant building north of the McD was finally torn down.


There is a McDonalds 4 blocks north of here on 72nd and Lake.


I think that is the one I was thinking of.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:09 am

They filed for permits here...
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Greg S » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:24 am

Yeah I am sure they will close the one just north of there on the west side of 72nd. The one down by Baker's and Home Depot will stay.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:44 am

DarmCo owns the one on Lake St. So I wonder if they are the ones behind the Blondo build.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:57 am

I think this will be a nice location for them. Should be easier access, on the major intersection with much more visibility then the Lake street location.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:49 am

Coyote wrote:DarmCo owns the one on Lake St. So I wonder if they are the ones behind the Blondo build.


I would bet so, the existing location is one of the oldest models of McD's you'll still see around.

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Linkin5 wrote:
Coyote wrote:DarmCo owns the one on Lake St. So I wonder if they are the ones behind the Blondo build.


I would bet so, the existing location is one of the oldest models of McD's you'll still see around.


The Lake St. location is the oldest of Darmco's 11 McDonald's, they have talked about a rebuild...
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:04 am

Might be old, but it seems like they keep it up really nice inside. Better than a lot of Fast Food restaurants.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby bbinks » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:58 pm

108th & Emmet is next oldest. I think it was a few years old when I worked there in 1987/88.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Glad it will be filled in. Now lets get something done on 72nd and Maple.

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Postby choke » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:16 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Glad it will be filled in. Now lets get something done on 72nd and Maple.


How 'bout a CVS pharmacy?

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Greg S » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:34 am

choke wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Glad it will be filled in. Now lets get something done on 72nd and Maple.


How 'bout a CVS pharmacy?



Omaha got owned on that one....


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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby RockHarbor » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:51 pm

I'm so glad that tightly-squeezed Baker's is gone there. It almost made me uncomfortable, the store & parking lot was so tight. I do like the new lots (with much smaller businesses) filling in. The corners of 72nd & Blondo & Maple seem like they are freshening-up and getting brighter.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 am

I don't know how these gas station planners do it. A big gas station was the last thing I thought that corner needed, and yet, I have found it quite convenient. Same with the Bucky's on Dodge and the one in Benson. Never wouldda thought.

Now, that McDonald's has been the best McDonald's in my neck of the woods for quite some time. It will be interesting to see how Burger King will respond with a new McDonald's right across the street. That BK is also the better one in my area, so hopefully they respond positively.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Greg S » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:00 am

Busguy2010 wrote:I don't know how these gas station planners do it. A big gas station was the last thing I thought that corner needed, and yet, I have found it quite convenient. Same with the Bucky's on Dodge and the one in Benson. Never wouldda thought.

Now, that McDonald's has been the best McDonald's in my neck of the woods for quite some time. It will be interesting to see how Burger King will respond with a new McDonald's right across the street. That BK is also the better one in my area, so hopefully they respond positively.



I can see that. I live north of 156th and Fort. About 10 years ago they had planned a Bucky's on the southwest corrner. Never happened. Can't tell you how much I wished they had. For short little trips or to get gas for the lawnmower that would be so handy. Always have to go to the Hy Vee station at 156th and Maple or Kum and Go further west.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby jessep28 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:32 pm

Brad wrote:Might be old, but it seems like they keep it up really nice inside. Better than a lot of Fast Food restaurants.



It goes to show that ownership and management's willingness to maintain a restaurant sometimes trumps age. Rebuilds and remodels don't help business if the place isn't kept clean.
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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby RockHarbor » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Give me a Bucky's anyday. Love that gas station. Having a fun name, they are clean & spacious inside and offer a lot. They also have thoughtful, eye-catching design on the exterior -- especially the newer ones.

Is that McDonalds there that great? I'll have to stop in there sometime. Want to visit a McDonalds with the original crosshatch tile floors? Visit the one on 108th & Maple.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby lbmom5 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:00 pm

Started grading the corner lot, "McDonald's Coming Soon" sign up.

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Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:02 am

lbmom5 wrote:Started grading the corner lot, "McDonald's Coming Soon" sign up.

I wonder if they will tear down the old one or let it sit abandoned


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