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Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:41 pm

Roots & Wings (87th an Pacific)

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WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:
With Roots & Wings signing a lease this week and a late August arrival scheduled for Lincoln’s Le Quartier Baking Co., Countryside Village will be only one storefront away from being 100 percent leased, said the shopping center’s owner, Larry Myers. The closing of Village Stationery at the end of July will create that vacancy, he said.

Locally owned Roots & Wings is a specialty boutique aimed at young women. It has been at Rockbrook Village since September 2008.

Owner Jackie Lund, a graduate of Westside High School, just south of Countryside Village, said she was pleased to bring her store to the neighborhood where she lives.

“Westside’s right across the street, and that’s kind of our target audience.”

Lund said she has always liked Countryside Village.

“It kind of feels like a nice little community,” she said, citing all of the center’s locally owned shops.

Roots & Wings will occupy the space previously housing California Closets, next to the Village Grinder.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:41 am

[font=Georgia]Store is writing its own epitaph[/font]

John Keenan WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:The letters on the sign are red, green, blue and large: Going out of business. Inside Village Stationery, which has had a presence at Countryside Village near 87th and Pacific Streets since 1975, clerks smile as they help customers, but there is a sense of marking time.

Internet commerce has hurt the store, Rasmussen said. “People are doing it all online.” That includes correspondence. Fewer people sending handwritten notes is one of the challenges facing stationery stores, she said.
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Postby Brad » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:32 am

Countryside shopping center plans a makeover that retains the 'village feel'

http://www.omaha.com/article/20121030/M ... llage-feel

Owners Larry and Mariana Myers and their son Andrew Myers said they will spend about $400,000 this winter to replace the sidewalks throughout the complex as well as the roofs and the distinctive dark wood fascia on the center's two buildings. They'll replace the dark, peeling wood with a lighter fiber-cement siding in a wood grain.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:56 pm

I hope the new finishes don't end up looking too fake.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Wed May 14, 2014 3:56 pm

Empty stores at Countryside Village raise concerns

Janice Podsada: World-Herald staff writer wrote:Yet recently, many who frequent Countryside say they wonder if the shopping center's focus on local, independent stores will continue. Some are even asking if the shopping center will survive. At least nine storefronts are vacant.

In roughly the last two years, several businesses have closed, including Party Patch, the Broadmoor Market and Pattini Women's Shoes. Other retailers, such as Palma Shoe Repair, Early to Bed, Stems, More Sew for You and Countryside Diamonds, now Martin Jewelry, have relocated.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby cdub » Thu May 15, 2014 7:53 am

The City is wildly over-retailed. Sometimes niche places like this in good neighborhoods can survive but in the end, there is more competition than anyone needs.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby guitarguy » Thu May 15, 2014 10:59 am

Not to mention that Aksarben Village is less than 2 miles away and is the new trendy place.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu May 15, 2014 11:02 am

Has there ever been a restaurant or cocktail lounge in Countryside?
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Postby guitarguy » Thu May 15, 2014 11:06 am

Not that I'm aware of.. not sure they would allow that if they have nick nack art shops in mind.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu May 15, 2014 11:11 am

guitarguy wrote:Not that I'm aware of.. not sure they would allow that if they have nick nack art shops in mind.


I think it would really help them if they want to be a "Neighborhood shopping center". A little diversity to bring people in. Other than Starbucks, the place is dead in the evening.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Thu May 15, 2014 11:12 am

guitarguy wrote:Not that I'm aware of.. not sure they would allow that if they have nick nack art shops in mind.


I think it has only been recently a 'nick back' place. Kinsey's shoes used yo be there forever, we got our school uniforms at a place there in the '60's, there used to be a national garden place on the NE corner....
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby guitarguy » Thu May 15, 2014 11:15 am

Certainly is easy to see why they have empty bays if they are restricting the kind of businesses in there. The area would respond well to high end wine/cocktail places that aren't sloshfests.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Thu May 15, 2014 11:34 am

I think the Market a Basket meets the needs of the neighborhood for a simple brunch spot, the Bookworm has been a stable local bookstore for years, and really has found their niche, now with that coffee shop next to them, and Starbucks always has the Westside kids there... I was surprised at how small La Quartier is, but they seem to be holding on... Maybe they do need a concept overhall to attract businesses that would fit their area. Unfortunately, most bays are so small, a place lke Spirit World couldn't even imagine to locate there.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby guitarguy » Thu May 15, 2014 1:17 pm

When was the last time they gave it a fresh look?
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu May 15, 2014 1:28 pm

guitarguy wrote:When was the last time they gave it a fresh look?


The buildings? Last summer... I am not joking either. Scroll up to the third post from the top.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby guitarguy » Thu May 15, 2014 2:08 pm

Wow I didn't even notice a difference haha! Must not have been a complete overhaul then.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Sat May 17, 2014 8:20 am

With their pricing structure (the building all have basements) the owners may be chasing certain retailers away.
Did I hear these are the same owners as Rockbrook?
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby nativeomahan » Sat May 17, 2014 10:19 am

Brad wrote:Has there ever been a restaurant or cocktail lounge in Countryside?


The Market Basket has been open for decades, serving brunch, lunch and dinner.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby zippy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:12 pm

nativeomahan wrote:
Brad wrote:Has there ever been a restaurant or cocktail lounge in Countryside?


The Market Basket has been open for decades, serving brunch, lunch and dinner.


Also, Mt Fuji Inn and the Mai Tai Lounge were in the Market Basket location back in the 70's, until a fire inspired the move to 73rd and Blondo.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Greg S » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:13 am

guitarguy wrote:Wow I didn't even notice a difference haha! Must not have been a complete overhaul then.



I agree. My kids go to swim lessons in the fall and spring at Westside, and have been the last couple years. I honestly have not noticed any changes.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:17 am

Hope countryside can hang on, its downward spiral seems to be getting worse.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby SaveOmaha » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:23 am

Brad wrote:Hope countryside can hang on, its downward spiral seems to be getting worse.


Because the Bookworm left, or is there something else we don't know yet?

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:31 am

It was already really empty this summer, then the bookworm left, and now the market basket is leaving. I just hope they can bring in some new local business to fill it back up.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:37 am

Broadmore Market closed... It feels like a sinking ship, these were major tenants.
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:38 am

zippy wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
Brad wrote:Has there ever been a restaurant or cocktail lounge in Countryside?


The Market Basket has been open for decades, serving brunch, lunch and dinner.


Also, Mt Fuji Inn and the Mai Tai Lounge were in the Market Basket location back in the 70's, until a fire inspired the move to 73rd and Blondo.



Before the Mai Tai was in that building on 73rd and Blondo there was a restaurant with a live dolphin swimming around in a big tank that you watched while you were eating. It stunk like fish in there like you would not believe.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:26 pm

Another store moving out to new digs in the area... Faces (the day spa / facial place) just sent announcements out about the opening of their new location at the northeast corner of 84th and Center. I believe that building used to be a dentist office.

That's an awful lot of square footage open right now (or pending opening up when Market Basket finalizes their build out at Loveland). Enough to put most shopping centers under. Hopefully the owner can find a way to "right the ship", and re-invent the shopping center with a fresh updated feel, and use the opportunity to redo spaces or attract businesses that will pull shoppers to the area.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Slowmaha » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:27 pm

They still advertise $22-25 plus NNN at Countryside... I don't see how they can stay competitive at that ppsq..

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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:11 pm

Slowmaha wrote:They still advertise $22-25 plus NNN at Countryside... I don't see how they can stay competitive at that ppsq..


That's the asking price. Everything is negotiable. You get the right anchor that pulls in traffic and the price comes down quick. Also, the asking price on loopnet isn't really where the tenants come from. Agents, brokers, networking, etc. That's where they come from.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Slowmaha » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:05 pm

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Slowmaha wrote:They still advertise $22-25 plus NNN at Countryside... I don't see how they can stay competitive at that ppsq..


That's the asking price.  Everything is negotiable.  You get the right anchor that pulls in traffic and the price comes down quick.  Also, the asking price on loopnet isn't really where the tenants come from.  Agents, brokers, networking, etc.  That's where they come from.


True, true!

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Greg S » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:46 am

Sad watching this place fall. Will be really tough to turn it around now.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:10 am

This is a big challenge for the center. But also a big opportunity. If they manage their property right it could end up being a real shot in the arm, with new retailers. The demographics of the area skew very wealthy, if a bit geriatric.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:02 am

nativeomahan wrote:The demographics of the area skew very wealthy, if a bit geriatric.


I think the demographics are changing quickly. We looked at a lot of houses in that area and they very dated, 60's and 70's. However they all sold very fast and almost every one of them, the first thing that showed up was a large construction dumpster. I know within a block of where we bought, 4 houses are bring completely remodeled right now by young couples. Then I noticed over on Hickory, another dumpster showed up in front of one house and the house next door is for sale too.

With the Demographics changing, its time for a Craft Beer Bar like Krug Park or a Brew Pub to open up in Countryside or 90th and Center.
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Postby Coyote » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:06 am

Brad wrote:its time for a Craft Beer Bar like Krug Park or a Brew Pub to open up in Countryside or 90th and Center.


Has Countryside ever had a bar? They are losing The Market Basket, la Quartier is 'just' a bakery, they lost their Grocer a while ago, way back when there used to be a Fish & Chips place... But a bar?
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Slowmaha » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:23 pm

Market Basket had a "bar", but if you're talking 2am type of bar I don't think Countryside has had one before.. That's not to say they couldn't/wouldn't. As mentioned before, the demographics seem to be changing to affluent younger people, if I'm not mistaken Countryside is now managed by a younger family member.. Could be a good move.. You can only have so many coffee shops and needlework/bead stores..

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby nativeomahan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:13 pm

A craft brew place would be awesome. Heck, I would be happy if they brought in another fish and chips shop. I vaguely remember Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips, facing Pacific Street. Circa 1978.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Coyote » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:17 am

nativeomahan wrote:I vaguely remember Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips, facing Pacific Street.  Circa 1978.

Yeah, that was it, facing Pacific. My father would get take out there all the time. I remember my first fascination with malt vinegar coming from there...
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby Greg S » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:45 am

Are you saying there was an Arthur Treachers in Countryside Village? I remember the stand alone one further east on Pacifc around 75th.

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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:24 pm

It was somewhere on Pacific Street. I seem to recall a fish and chips place by that name in Countryside Village, but it may have been further east. We are talking nearly 40 years ago. My memory is a bit rusty on the details, but they used to wrap the fish in faux newspaper,

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Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:42 pm

nativeomahan wrote:It was somewhere on Pacific Street.  I seem to recall a fish and chips place by that name in Countryside Village, but it may have been further east.  We are talking nearly 40 years ago.  My memory is a bit rusty on the details, but they used to wrap the fish in faux newspaper,

There was a fish n chips place in the Village in the 70's, I'm guessing it was Arthur Treacher's... Faux newspaper and all...
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Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Postby zippy » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:18 am

Coyote wrote:Has Countryside ever had a bar?

The Mai Tai Lounge used to be in the basement under Mt Fuji, when Fuji was in the Market Basket space.


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