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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby ShaneofCal » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:12 pm

Coyote wrote:Image


It's looking good!

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:23 pm

Coneflower Creamery is going into the location that was going to have the deli. Also the Black Squirrel space was being gutted. The renovated duplexes on Farnam looking good.

Not just get that street put back together.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:56 pm

Taco wrote:This link says that the renovations have begun at the Colonial Hotel. Can anyone confirm or deny? Didn't seem like there was any other new information, but a nice summary.



$1.8M renovations
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:11 am

Coyote wrote:Noli's Pizzeria is now open, 4007 Farnam.


Noli's Pizzeria wrote:We're currently located at 4007 Farnam along the southwest block, but we're building out on the corner space-and will be open there late 2016/early 2017.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:54 pm

I wonder with more space if they will get a bigger/second pizza oven. Can get a little backed up sometimes in the one they have now.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Professor Woland » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:25 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I wonder with more space if they will get a bigger/second pizza oven. Can get a little backed up sometimes in the one they have now.


They are quite possibly the best pizza place in Omaha.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Taco » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:14 pm

From OWH:
- the WCA will be moving to 3801 Harney and remodeling the building extensively. Hopes to move in by Dec 2017.
- Korean pop up restaurant opening at Nite Owl.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Taco » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:51 am

OWH article today states that Greenslate/Clarity is about to acquire more property along Farnam that will see new construction rather than rehabilitation. Any idea what this could be?

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:31 am

Taco wrote:OWH article today states that Greenslate/Clarity is about to acquire more property along Farnam that will see new construction rather than rehabilitation. Any idea what this could be?


The Joseph's Barbershop building on the NE corner of 38th and Farnam sold this summer. Could see a demo there and a new build potentially.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:37 am

It also looks like Kiewit also doesn't own one of the parking lots that I thought they did. Could make it more developable in the future.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:42 am

I would love something big on that parking lot west of the Blackstone Hotel. Even better if it includes a large public plaza.

About the barbershop building, if it's been sold, then what's the deal with Hi-Fi?
http://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/k ... 3fbfa.html

What I'm looking forward to the most is the NY style deli going into Noli's current space.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:43 am

Here is the story:

Blackstone District makes leap from run-down to revitalized in record time

» Set to open later this year are the Blackstone Flats, 3814 Farnam St. The GreenSlate and Clarity $2.5 million project features six high-end lofts and a ground-level restaurant carved out of the century-old former Central Distribution Co. warehouse. A restaurateur, who does not yet want to be identified, has signed a lease for the space that will have an outdoor patio fronting Farnam.

» The 45,000-square-foot former Colonial Hotel, just east of the Flats, is set to open in about one year as 40 upscale apartments and a ground-level pub. The $8.2 million historic restoration project is led by GreenSlate and Clarity.

» Thirteen loft-style apartments, 38 St. Lofts, opened in August in the renovated former Brite Ideas building on the northwest corner of 38th Avenue and Farnam Street. A salon and restaurant are set to open on the ground floor next summer, said owner Travis Freeman. He’s now planning to construct 112 apartments to the west.

» Two commercial tenants, including a full-service restaurant, are expected soon in the retail portion of the Blackstone Station on the northeast corner of 38th Avenue and Farnam Street. The 51 Station apartments, along with the 39 units at the Union at 41st and Harney Streets bring to about 200 the number of units that GreenSlate and Clarity built or rehabilitated in the area.



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Slusky expects that the next step for such an area could be a residential tower.

“With available land and buildings in short supply, and because Blackstone has all the attributes of a truly outstanding real estate location supported by good access, strong employment and central location, the next step should be the addition of high-rise multifamily buildings.”

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:46 am

Here are a few pics from the World Herald as well:

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:46 am

nebraska wrote:I would love something big on that parking lot west of the Blackstone Hotel. Even better if it includes a large public plaza.

About the barbershop building, if it's been sold, then what's the deal with Hi-Fi?
http://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/k ... 3fbfa.html

What I'm looking forward to the most is the NY style deli going into Noli's current space.

- signed future Blackstone resident


Pure speculation on my part. Just that usually when a property sells to a generic named LLC for almost a half million there are bigger plans than a single use commercial bay is all I am thinking.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:40 pm

Sewer cut off permits and a fence around this building. Pretty strong signs of demo.

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Postby MTO » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:26 pm

Where are all the preservationists? Oh right this ones not fashionable.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:36 pm

MTO wrote:Where are all the preservationists? Oh right this ones not fashionable.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby daveoma » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:31 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Sewer cut off permits and a fence around this building. Pretty strong signs of demo.

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Where is this building?

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:35 pm

Directly across from Noli's and Surly Chaps.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:18 am

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2580773 ... a=!3m1!1e3

I've walked past several times and noticed the inside being ripped out. I thought it was a renovation, but tear down now seems to be the case.

Douglas County shows the lot belonging to Clarkson. My best guess is... wait for it... parking lot!

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:23 am

iamjacobm wrote:Sewer cut off permits and a fence around this building. Pretty strong signs of demo.

As the poster above me says, this building was already gutted. There isn't much glass left on the building either. The inside is open to the elements.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby OmahaChef » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:18 am

I thought this site is where the Women's Center for Advancement was moving? Oh wait....I am in the wrong block. Never mind!
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby jelizh » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:02 pm

Does anyone know what is going in the ground level bay of the blackstone hotel (fronting farnam)? I think it was a fed ex or something a while back, there is quite a bit of work going on in it now.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby MSizlack » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:04 am

Was told the national indemnity building will be ground floor retail with condos above. Pointed out to that person property is owned by UNMC. said it will be owned by them.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:13 am

MSizlack wrote:Was told the national indemnity building will be ground floor retail with condos above. Pointed out to that person property is owned by UNMC. said it will be owned by them.


Is that building pictured just above called the National Indemnity building or are you talking about their former building on Harney and Turner Blvd?

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby ShaneofCal » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:22 am

MSizlack wrote:Was told the national indemnity building will be ground floor retail with condos above. Pointed out to that person property is owned by UNMC. said it will be owned by them.


Will the condos be built on top of the existing structure or will the existing structure be leveled?

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby MSizlack » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:41 am

Don't know anything specific. An owner of one of the buildings in Blackstone said, he was told, ground retail with condos. Being the lot is owned by NEMed, he was a bit surprised, but with their plans West of Saddle Creek, said he wouldn't doubt what he heard.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:19 am

Whatever the dealio, the old building is being knocked down as I type this:

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:10 am

Place called Stirnella going into the building next to Brothers.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 am

nebraska wrote:Whatever the dealio, the old building is being knocked down as I type this:

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Now it's all the way gone. But too cloudy today for a good picture...

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Postby Brad » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:59 pm

I got to see the inside of the New Dundee Bank (old McFoster's Cafe) The place turned out really cool. There is a cool mix of new and old. There are plenty of the original floor and tile walls is some areas. One really cool thing I saw was that the "desk drawers" behind the tellers were actually craftsman tool boxes!

Was McFoster's Cafe two stories? I never went to McFoster's Cafe, but the new bank is two stories. The stairs looked and felt old, but I don't know if they were re-claimed or original. Upstairs is just office space, I am assuming the public will never go up there.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby MTO » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:05 pm

Yes the restaurant was two floors but they only used it sparingly for things like Occupy meetings, art fairs and music..

And where are the pictures Brad!
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Brad » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:10 pm

MTO wrote:And where are the pictures Brad!


They were for a client. I will see if I can post one after they view them.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:17 am

iamjacobm wrote:Place called Stirnella going into the building next to Brothers.


Chef from Market House and co owner from Flagship. Sounds like an interesting place.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:16 pm

Where do they come up with these names?

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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:27 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Where do they come up with these names?


Sturnella neglecta Is the Western Meadowlark, which is pictured on their menu and website.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Coyote » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:05 pm

New website for The Blackstone District
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby daveoma » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:04 pm

That barbershop website looks awesome! I wish I could go!

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:05 pm

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:07 pm

Looks fantastic!


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