HR Paperstacks wrote:
RockHarbor wrote:Also: Although the mall has sat there since 1991 (25 years), and been part of the Omaha scene for almost three decades, it still doesn't feel like it is fully ingrained deeply in Omaha history & culture to me -- like Westroads and Crossroads are.
I grew up in Millard and always felt like it was more of a local mall for that area of the city. Meanwhile Crossroads was the grandfather "mall of Omaha". Oakview just never compared to it.
Yeah, I get what you're saying. And, I love hearing people's viewpoints as I figure these things out. Architecture and design, their effect on people, and certain buildings & malls, and their location & perception, is interesting.
I guess my main desire, though, is to feel that Oak View clearly deserves and justifies a picture hanging in Omaha's "Hall of Fame." Maybe they need to make it bigger, maybe they need to keep it the same. I don't know.
I know I don't want it renamed to "Southwestroads" or "Millardroads" or "Oakroads", though. I like "Oak View Mall." I like mall names with the word "Oak" in them -- like the big Oak Park mall in KC, or something like "Oakdale" or "Oakridge." It always sounds so pretty & prestigious, or something. I like seeing an oak tree or oak leaf used in the signage of the mall. So, Oak View has the great name going for it, imo!
COYOTE: Ok, good to hear... "Novelty." OK, I need to think on that awhile, and think on that word. Westroads had "novelty" to you, Oak View didn't. Thanks for you input. This is interesting.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.