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Postby Uffda » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:45 pm

ladyred wrote:The Taco Bell is going up but what is going in next to it? There is another pad being put in right now to the South of Taco Bell but no sign of what it might be. Anyone know?


I drove by there yesterday and I think it is just the parking lot for Taco Bell .

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:43 pm

It's probably Taco Bell related. The only permits I could find for that part of N 72nd St. in the past year are for Taco Bell and Panda Express.
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Postby ladyred » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:19 am

Thanks I was thinking the same thing last night when I went to Target.  Got  waay to excited I am hoping they put a Chic Fila there. That would be great! :D
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Postby jessep28 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:23 pm

ladyred wrote:Thanks I was thinking the same thing last night when I went to Target.  Got  waay to excited I am hoping they put a Chic Fila there. That would be great! :D


Chick-Fil-A owns the lot at 6310 N 72nd St. which is North of Curtis. Taco Bell and Panda Express are both South of Curtis Ave.
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Postby Uffda » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:58 pm

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ladyred wrote:Thanks I was thinking the same thing last night when I went to Target.  Got  waay to excited I am hoping they put a Chic Fila there. That would be great! :D


Chick-Fil-A owns the lot at 6310 N 72nd St. which is North of Curtis. Taco Bell and Panda Express are both South of Curtis Ave.


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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:13 pm

After, since 2007(?) most of these store are still vacant, some do not even have a cement floor yet!

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:48 am

Thats crazy, I drove up there after they were completed and I always wondered if they would get leased.

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Postby DaPho84 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:21 pm

I moved to this area about a year ago. I'm still baffled that it hasn't filled up. It's always decently busy in the evening. I really think they need another family sit down restaurant. With Applebee's there, they should add a Buffalo Wild Wings, and then maybe something like Red Robin? I think a few stores that would make all the difference in this area would be an Old Navy, Bed, Bath, and Beyond (Since there was a Linen n Things), and build a medium sized Kohls. The Old Navy would fit nice in the village part. And maybe add a Panera in there too. Since the Hobby Lobby left on 90th (I know they said they planned to build near Dodge, but that flopped... so come to Sorenson Plaza! These are only my thoughts, so these aren't rumors. But whats stopping them? Sorenson Plaza is a nice little area, they could easily make it big!

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Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:29 pm

Welcome DaPho84 ! I think there are many people (including myself) that are baffled why this area has not taken off. When news came out (how many years ago was this now) that the ball bearing plant was coming down, I thought t his area would be ripe for retail. With Sorenson Parkway reaching N 90th (again I can't remember when this was completed) everything looked promising. It just seems that North Central Omaha is not an area that has been able to take off, for whatever reason...
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Postby DaPho84 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:29 pm

So today I was at the shopping center and they are doing some major changes to the southwest corner of the empty square. They were cutting tile, hanging fixtures, etc etc. Any information?

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Postby Uffda » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:43 pm

I wrote the leasing agent and asked about Chick a Fil site on their map. His response was Chick a fil owns the property and I would have to ask them about when they were building.

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Postby DaPho84 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:21 pm

They jsut put a sign up on the building. It is a dialysis center.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:44 pm

DaPho84 wrote:They jsut put a sign up on the building.  It is a dialysis center.


For some odd reason, that just figures...
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Postby GetUrban » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:52 pm

Perfect match for a nearly all glass storefront. Bummer. Good news for people who need it though.

I wonder how much longer the Radio Shack will last. There's also a recruiting office next door. Don't remember if it is Navy, Air Force, Army or Marines.
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Postby bbinks » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:11 pm

DaPho84 wrote:They jsut put a sign up on the building.  It is a dialysis center.


Could have been a plasma center. When I lived on 35th & Dewey the patrons to the plasma center on Leavenworth would get their check, go a few lots down to the gas station, cash their check, and leave with their alcohol purchase.

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Postby Seth » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:19 pm

GetUrban wrote:Perfect match for a nearly all glass storefront. Bummer. Good news for people who need it though.

I wonder how much longer the Radio Shack will last. There's also a recruiting office next door. Don't remember if it is Navy, Air Force, Army or Marines.


Unless I knew the location, I'd have guessed you were discussing a dying indoor mall.

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Postby GetUrban » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:51 pm

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GetUrban wrote:Perfect match for a nearly all glass storefront. Bummer. Good news for people who need it though.

I wonder how much longer the Radio Shack will last. There's also a recruiting office next door. Don't remember if it is Navy, Air Force, Army or Marines.


Unless I knew the location, I'd have guessed you were discussing a dying indoor mall.


I know, it's sad. Very strange how long this development has sat there mostly empty. It's really a great location...easy to get in and out, if you live in the area, of course. The Target, PetSmart, movie theater, and other stores out there seem to be doing well. What they really need at Sorenson Park Plaza is a big new HyVee. But, from what I've heard there were agreements, whether formal or not, that prevented a major grocery store from being built that would compete with the Bakers at 72nd & Ames. There are quite a few new houses being built north and west of Sorenson Plaza, so hopefully more retail will come in eventually. There are several out-lots waiting to be built-out too.

By contrast, it's unbelievable how much retail exists out in the West Center corridor, west of 132nd. I guess it's greatly affected by where a lot of people choose to live and raise kids...near Millard Schools, Papio/Lavista, Gretna, Elkhorn or Westside districts, not OPS, unfortunately.
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Postby skybirdx2 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:37 pm

This area defiantly needs a large grocery store such as a Hy-Vee, it would do very well in that location. Is it true that the Baker's at 72nd & Ames is blocking something of that nature? The problem is for neighborhoods to the north such as Lake Cunningham Ridge/Hills north of I-680 driving to that Baker's is 4 miles instead of 2 to Sorensen Plaza, that's an 8 mile round trip if you need milk plus the shopping experience at that Baker's is less than ideal. When we lived north of 72nd & I-680 we would try to buy as many groceries at Target as we could because it felt so much closer. Target did expand their grocery selection at that location about a year ago and I'm sure they are doing very well but it's nothing close to that of a Super Target.

Someone said out west you have a lot more grocery stores, this is true where we live out west now. For example in about one square mile at 168th/180th between W Center & Pacific you have a Hy-Vee, Bakers, and Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Super Target and Natural Grocers which all keep plenty busy.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:04 pm

Welcome to eOmahaForums skybirdx2. For some reason I thought that was a Super Target. I don't drive past there much any more, and have never been in the store. I can think of another grocer in the area off the top of my head, so. Guess Bakers would be g&s next closest.
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Postby Uffda » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:48 pm

Coyote wrote:Welcome to eOmahaForums skybirdx2. For some reason I thought that was a Super Target. I don't drive past there much any more, and have never been in the store. I can think of another grocer in the area off the top of my head, so. Guess Bakers would be g&s next closest.


I live within a couple of blocks -- they added groceries but didn't make it a Super Target. There is also the Bakers on N 90th but it isn't as updated as the one at 72nd and Ames.

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Postby BIG-T » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:36 am

A large grocery store would be nice to see in that location, that bakers on 72nd could be better but it isn't. What ever happened to a chic fil a going in the Sorenson Park Area?

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Postby bbinks » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:43 am

BIG-T wrote:A large grocery store would be nice to see in that location, that bakers on 72nd could be better but it isn't.  What ever happened to a chic fil a going in the Sorenson Park Area?


Chick-Fil-A still owns the land. They have not filed any building permits for the project yet.

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Postby DaPho84 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:13 pm

Any updates on SPP? I see something happening and 72nd and Reddick. I heard changes are going, but no details.

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Postby Uffda » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:21 am

DaPho84 wrote:Any updates on SPP? I see something happening and 72nd and Reddick. I heard changes are going, but no details.


Are you talking on the east side of 72nd just north of The Madonna School? I saw that too but I don't know what it is.

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Postby ladyred » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 pm

The sign says it's something to do with QLI
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Quality Living Inc. is the retirement community to the east. They own most of the surrounding pacels.

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bbinks wrote:Quality Living Inc. is the retirement community to the east. They own most of the surrounding pacels.


From their website. QLI has become one of the nation’s premier post-hospital centers for brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation by embracing the concept that great rehabilitation is more than just the science of physical recovery – it is the art of rebuilding a life.

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Postby ladyred » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:06 am

I wonder if they are building more of their housing units there. Its my understanding they have small houses that their clients live in which is really great instead of living in one giant facility. Makes it more homelike for them and more personalized care.
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Postby GetUrban » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:12 pm

Noticed this morning that the Office Max/Depot at Sorensen Plaza is advertising a 30% off Closing Sale. Bummer. That area has just never filled-in like other shopping areas out west. What they really need is a HyVee as an anchor, but that doesn't seem too likely with a 15,000 traffic count at the 72nd & Sorensen intersection. I heard a few years ago the developer of the Bakers at 72nd and Ames begged the city to not let a grocery store go in at Sorensen Plaza...hard to believe.
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Postby Uffda » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:22 am

I noticed as I drove by last night that it looks like Applebee's is all boarded up. Not sure when that happened.

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Postby Greg S » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:08 pm

I did not notice Applebee's.

With the merger of Office Max and Office Depot you will see other locations closing too.

Too bad that Target was not a SuperTarget, that would have helped. Right after that and Crossroads Target opened, Target started moving more towards SuperTargets over regular ones. They were actually behind Wal Mart on the commitment.

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Greg S wrote:I did not notice Applebee's.

With the merger of Office Max and Office Depot you will see other locations closing too.

Too bad that Target was not a SuperTarget, that would have helped. Right after that and Crossroads Target opened, Target started moving more towards SuperTargets over regular ones. They were actually behind Wal Mart on the commitment.

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Target is moving away from the Super concept. They use a normal target with limited grocery selection now. Basically a hadnful of produce and meats, milk, and limited frozen and dairy items. Crossroads and Sorenson utilize the new prototype.

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Uffda wrote:I noticed as I drove by last night that it looks like Applebee's is all boarded up. Not sure when that happened.


I saw that last night. It is too bad that this area is not more developed. There is so much potential!! Many stores have closed. I was honestly shocked that Target was not on the list of 13 to close that was announced earlier this week.

Which store will be next???

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bbinks wrote:
Greg S wrote:I did not notice Applebee's.

With the merger of Office Max and Office Depot you will see other locations closing too.

Too bad that Target was not a SuperTarget, that would have helped. Right after that and Crossroads Target opened, Target started moving more towards SuperTargets over regular ones. They were actually behind Wal Mart on the commitment.

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Target is moving away from the Super concept. They use a normal target with limited grocery selection now. Basically a hadnful of produce and meats, milk, and limited frozen and dairy items. Crossroads and Sorenson utilize the new prototype.


I see that they aren't opening SuperTargets this year. Are the ones at Crossroads and Sorensen around 140,000 square feet?

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Greg S wrote:I did not notice Applebee's.

With the merger of Office Max and Office Depot you will see other locations closing too.

Too bad that Target was not a SuperTarget, that would have helped. Right after that and Crossroads Target opened, Target started moving more towards SuperTargets over regular ones. They were actually behind Wal Mart on the commitment.

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Target is moving away from the Super concept. They use a normal target with limited grocery selection now. Basically a hadnful of produce and meats, milk, and limited frozen and dairy items. Crossroads and Sorenson utilize the new prototype.


I see that they aren't opening SuperTargets this year. Are the ones at Crossroads and Sorensen around 140,000 square feet?

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Crossroads is small, 92,000, Sorenson is 120,000.

132nd & Maple is over 200,000

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:45 am

Crossroads and Sorensen are just regular Targets, not Super Targets.
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Postby bbinks » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:40 am

jessep28 wrote:Crossroads and Sorensen are just regular Targets, not Super Targets.


Crossroads and Sorenson are "P-Fresh" prototypes. Limited grocery fresh,frozen, and refrigerated items. Regular Targets did not have this.

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Postby GetUrban » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:36 pm

I noticed heavy equipment moving dirt on the outlot south of Burger king and north of Panda Express at Sorenson Park Plaza. No signs yet, but maybe it's the rumored Chick-Fil-A starting construction. :banana:
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Postby swinquest » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:58 pm

GetUrban wrote:I noticed heavy equipment moving dirt on the outlot south of Burger king and north of Panda Express at Sorenson Park Plaza. No signs yet, but maybe it's the rumored Chick-Fil-A starting construction. :banana:


Not a Chick-Fil-A so I would prefer to see something else go here. This development is still in major need of help.


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