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Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby eomaha » Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:31 pm

Not sure what posessed them to build across the street from NFM in the first place... would have been better in CB, Bellevue, or west Maple in my opinion.  I hate to see big name retailers like this leave Omaha, no matter now good or bad they are.  While a tiny factor, it does go into the 'brain drain' equation.  I'm concerned about the CompUSA store as well.  BestBuy seems to be thriving.

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Postby sokkerdewd » Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:11 pm

I'm actually surprised W Maple doesn't have a category-killer electronics store yet.
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Postby DMRyan » Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:17 pm

Hate to see a big box store vacate, but it sounds like a corporate mistake putting a store like this in such a location.

How many Best Buy locations does the Omaha metro currently have?

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Postby smeace » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:07 pm

2 in Omaha, 1 in Lincoln. I heart Best Buy.

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:44 pm

I have now also heard about the Circuit City site on 72nd.  Two rumors makes if fact, right?  :)

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Postby Brad » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:49 pm

Anonymous wrote:I have now also heard about the Circuit City site on 72nd.  Two rumors makes if fact, right?  :)


If that was the case we would have about a dozen skyscrapers in downtown.
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Postby cdub » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:25 pm

I will take credit for that last 'guest' comment - thought I was logged in!


I thought there was some kind of rumor math, two rumors makes it real, kind of like two wrongs make a right, oh, wait, they don't make a right.  But three lefts do make a right - what was I talking about?

Anyway, look for action on the CC location soon if Sports Authority is for real.  They are supposed to be seeking building permits yet this fall...

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:23 pm

Trenton Magid from Grow Omaha said that Sport Authority might be location in the old Circuit City on 72nd.
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Postby joeglow » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:57 pm

Brad wrote:Trenton Magid from Grow Omaha said that Sport Authority might be location in the old Circuit City on 72nd.


He said it was a done deal this morning on KFAB.  He said they have already sent out requests for construction bids.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:58 am

cdub wrote:http://eomahaforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6995&highlight=sportsauthority

Old news  :)


May be, but that was a rumor, this is someone going on the record saying it.  But I copied your rumor in to this thread.
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Postby cdub » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:37 pm

I was mostly just pointing out that there had been a prior thread as well, thanks for including it all.


I do have better connections than Trenton, though, just don't have my own radio show!

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Postby el gato » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:28 am

Sports Authority is adding a new location in the old Circuit City building across from the Mart, at least according to the classy black spray paint that appeared this morning.

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Postby cdub » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:45 am

The Kohls next door is in for a face lift this year as well, although I wouldn't look for anything groundbreaking.

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Postby Bugeater » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:34 pm

Just out of curiosity, does anyone recall what was on the Circuit City site before it was built? Was it Ross' Steakhouse? Didn't there used to be a Robert's Dairy right around there somewhere too? I barely remember the Circuit City ever being open.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:37 pm

IIRC - Ross' was further south than Circuit City. I remember that cow sign to be almost around Pacific.
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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:39 pm

Ross's was more in front of Kohl's.  There was a long older looking industrial /office.  It was 2 stories and it ran east west with the short sides facing 72nd.  That's about all I remember.

Last time I saw it, the Ross's sign was in Ames Iowa laying on its side by the Hickory Park Restaurant.
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Postby Brad » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:30 am

Work has begun:

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Postby the1wags » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:56 am

It's their new way to keep costs down, urban spray paint signage.  :;):

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Postby Brad » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:11 pm

the1wags wrote:It's their new way to keep costs down, urban spray paint signage.  :;):


They could have at least got someone to "tag it"  Those guys could make a bit cooler sign :;):
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Postby SaOmaha » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:22 am

Monday, after a stop at card store for photo album, I took this update photo of the new Sport Authority store front.
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Back in march, Bard, you want a cooler sign.  How at about this...
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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:02 pm

Closing.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:38 pm

I have always wondered how that place stays open. Everytime I drive by there is no one there.

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Postby nebugeater » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:42 am

iamjacobm wrote:Closing.



They are closing a fair number of stores nation wide. Both Omaha locations will close.
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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby RNcyanide » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:41 am

I think they are facing the same situation as Cabela's is right now and ConAgra did with activist investors.
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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby daveoma » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:19 am

I've always thought that the commercial development on the east side of 72nd street would be better served by mixed use. I think this is a highly desirable location because if its proximity to restaurants, UNO, and Aksarben.

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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby HR Paperstacks » Mon May 02, 2016 9:58 am

Sounds like they are closing all their stores now: http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/20 ... nwide.html

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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby Spatial77 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 am

I wonder what happens to the name of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium (some of my friends in Denver still refer to it as Invesco Field). I guess that is the danger when teams and cities Qwest to sell naming rights for facilities.
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Postby GetUrban » Mon May 02, 2016 10:41 pm

I had already forgotten this was a Circuit City. Time flies!
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:52 pm

Breaking News: the owners of the former Sports Authority are putting $850K into renovating this building.
No word yet on what is going in here, but something is happening!
All I know so far is that it is the Jerry Banks Group, who is formerly connected with NewStreets.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:46 am

Coyote wrote:Breaking News: the owners of the former Sports Authority

The former owners of Sports Authority (Leonard Green & Partners)? Or do you mean the owners of the building on 72nd street?

New Street owns the Kohls building and some property on the other side of 72nd.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:20 pm

SGD-885 SO 72ND LLC (JERRY G BANKS)
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Postby plaidguy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:37 pm

Any news yet on what is going in here? Drove by today and they are really working. Looks like it's being divided for more than one tenant. The whole front will be different.

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Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:39 am

OmahaJaysCU wrote:Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.


I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics.

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Postby Louie » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:50 pm

nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.


I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics.

Seems pretty close to Natural Grocers...

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Louie wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.


I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics.

Seems pretty close to Natural Grocers...


Plus it's pretty hard to top them. One thing that could help is an access road at Leavenworth.

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:28 am

Aldi is the grocery store.

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Postby Greg S » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:15 am

Busguy2010 wrote:
Louie wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.


I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics.

Seems pretty close to Natural Grocers...


Plus it's pretty hard to top them. One thing that could help is an access road at Leavenworth.



There used to be one. Unfortunately the neighborhood wanted it closed. I grew up in that area. It was a nice way to 72nd that the neighborhood used. Never understood why they wanted it closed, other than people in the hood, no one really used it much.

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