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Re: Westroads Development

Postby MTO » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:39 pm

Who knows you may get your wish once the Crossroads Village gets announced.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby RockHarbor » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:50 pm

I have to say: I really like the Westroads' recent remodel, and I love that new food court -- with the unique places to eat, the recycled barn wood strips, the unique lights, the fireplace, ect. It is awesome.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:55 pm

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debradomayer wrote:Rue 21 was announced this morning on Grow Omaha taking the 3 bays vacated by 1200 Images, Vanity & Fashion Trends. Open in June. Boy do they have a lot of work to do!



I was wondering if this was good or bad until I read this:

rue21 is a specialty discount retailer of young men and women’s casual apparel and accessories. Its clothes are designed to appeal to 11- to 17-year-olds who aspire to be 21 and adults who want to look and feel 21.


That is such an odd product description.


Just what Omaha needs: more 11-year-olds trying to look 21.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby RNcyanide » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:03 pm

In other words, Express is getting remodeled. They are adding more space for a larger variety of products. They will eventually make their way into a Top 100 Store, like Express in Jordan Creek, DSM. They should be done by May.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Louie » Wed May 18, 2016 8:35 pm

Finally had a chance to eathere, pretty impressive. Was at a similar concept in downtown Portland this weekend called Pine St Market and Flagship has about the same options and far more space.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby plaidguy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:57 pm

The Container Store website lists the Omaha store grand opening as October 22. Won't be long now.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:39 am

plaidguy wrote:The Container Store website lists the Omaha store grand opening as October 22. Won't be long now.

Over a month later, the World Herald finally reports on this.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Brad » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:46 pm

Looked like the sign was going up today, or at least some sort of template on the face of the building. Also, looks like the permanent interior lights have gone in.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:59 am

Here is a picture from the World Herald:

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby 43county » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:23 pm

My wife went and walked around Container Store tonight as part of an invitation I received. (Free booze I guess, heck I should've gone)

Anyway, she said it is going to crush it, and I'm sure it will, but I fail to see the appeal personally. Though I hate organizing anything.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:56 pm

43county wrote:My wife went and walked around Container Store tonight as part of an invitation I received. (Free booze I guess, heck I should've gone)

Anyway, she said it is going to crush it, and I'm sure it will, but I fail to see the appeal personally. Though I hate organizing anything.



I heard that. Just put Gizmos back in there and quit jackin us around.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby choke » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:36 pm

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43county wrote:My wife went and walked around Container Store tonight as part of an invitation I received. (Free booze I guess, heck I should've gone)

Anyway, she said it is going to crush it, and I'm sure it will, but I fail to see the appeal personally. Though I hate organizing anything.



I heard that. Just put Gizmos back in there and quit jackin us around.


Bring Bishop's back also. I'd like some roast beef and a slice of pie.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Stargazer » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:18 am

I can do without the grandpa stuff, but a Crate and Barrel would have been appreciated.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:39 am

I thought we had a thread about the auto dealers moving, but I can't find it.

Grow Omaha reporting that a 71K SF retail building with 4 pad sites will go up in the place of the vacated auto dealerships.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby nebraska » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:40 pm

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Is than an attempt to convert the current dealership into 71K of retail, or will it be a new building?

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby buildomaha » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:37 pm

I just wanted to note how completely ridiculous that in the prime real estate at Westroads, the store that replaces the old food court on the most visible side of the mall is?!?! the container store... Really... it just seems like a HUGE joke to me. What a waste of a great location.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Linkin5 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:30 pm

buildomaha wrote:I just wanted to note how completely ridiculous that in the prime real estate at Westroads, the store that replaces the old food court on the most visible side of the mall is?!?! the container store... Really... it just seems like a HUGE joke to me. What a waste of a great location.


Why?

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby buildomaha » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:08 pm

I just feel like it is definitely not a very useful store I guess. You don't really need name brand storage/other random household items that you could buy at Walmart. I guess if its what the people want then more power to whoever made the decision :lol: I guess to look at it more positively, getting more of these large chain retailers does mean that Omaha is getting some recognition. :koko:

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Postby EATapodcast » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:39 am

The container store is a fun place. Saying that makes me feel old, and in spite of that I still like shopping there. It's got tons of useful things for being a home owner. Those closet displays made my wife light up with joy.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Stargazer » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:06 am

It's like a showroom for Google.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby aaaron » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:44 am

The Container Store is great. It's a giant box filled with many smaller boxes.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby mrsticka » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:00 am

Just out of curiosity, is there anyone who misses the old food court, the Grand Cafe?

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:07 am

mrsticka wrote:Just out of curiosity, is there anyone who misses the old food court, the Grand Cafe?


I don't miss it really. But I remember in the early 90's when it was unveiled, with the piano, I thought it was pretty cool...

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Coyote » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:34 am

I kind of miss Bishop's.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby schumatt » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:18 pm

mrsticka wrote:Just out of curiosity, is there anyone who misses the old food court, the Grand Cafe?


I definitely liked it, but I don't know if I'd say I "miss" it.

What I DO miss were the kiosks where you could place your order at Runza. They had them when the food court first opened, but they were way ahead of their time. People would probably love them today.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:51 pm

I would say that I miss the old food court in the sense that it was nice to grab something cheaply and quickly. The biggest problem I have with the new food court is that it always seems really crowded when it is even halfway busy. Also not many cheap options just to grab a quick bite to eat under $5.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby mrsticka » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:52 pm

Okay. I wasn't trying to sound like a jerk. I was afraid that's how I'd come off.

The Burger King and the Arby's. That's where I'd usually go at the old food court. That's what a mall food court is to me–Grabbing something that's quick and inexpensive. I guess I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby bbinks » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:39 am

I'd go to the Arbys or Popeyes. Once in a while a cup of fries from the great American steak and fry, or whatever it was. Carmichales had a decent sub for the short time they were there. Amigo's was superior to Taco Bell.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby mrsticka » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:48 am

In one way, it does seem like a unique change from the traditional food court, but in another I feel like they "fixed" something that wasn't broken.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby Busguy2010 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:12 am

I've tried to embrace the new food court. It is a pretty cool looking place, but when it came down to the food options (well, mainly combinations of ingredients relative to price) it just never grabbed my dollar. When I go to the mall I am not willing to try something I'm 50/50 on. And like mrsticka said, maybe it comes down to being old fashioned.

One thing I have noticed is a lot of kids hang out there. Like the 13-15 year olds who are really, really trying to act like they are in their 20's. My goodness. :roll: Really though, when did kids become that outward and obnoxious?

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby choke » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:24 am

Coyote wrote:I kind of miss Bishop's.



Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a piece of pie.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby mrsticka » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:43 am

Now that I think about it, maybe they should've built it at Crossroads instead of Westroads. Perhaps it could've resurrected that largely dead mall?

Why can't I ever think of these ideas before it's too late? :(

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby choke » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Coyote wrote:I kind of miss Bishop's.


Yes, sir.
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby nebraska » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:02 pm

mrsticka wrote:Now that I think about it, maybe they should've built it at Crossroads instead of Westroads. Perhaps it could've resurrected that largely dead mall?

Why can't I ever think of these ideas before it's too late? :(


Average income... Though just a couple miles to the west, Westroads' population base has more income to burn at places like malls.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby RockHarbor » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:32 pm

I love the new Flagship Commons. I think it is really unique, and the design is awesome. Could the new, unique food court not have still thrived with keeping the old food court intact downstairs, though? I don't like the fact that Westroads doesn't have more options -- somebody mentioned that. Yet, they opened a Raising Cains & other fast food joint down by Penny's -- and that helps, I think. I don't hardly go to Westroads. I love the latest remodel, and everything, though. I think because that same old elevator is still there, just masked over w/ new materials, it still feels the "same ole' place" to me, and I don't find myself excited to go there. Yet, I respect how the mall has always done a good job of "staying in the game."

Speaking of Westroads, it almost seems impossible to find a picture of the original interior -- especially the center, with the old, dangling Swiss-style clock, and angled staircases.

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Postby schumatt » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:45 pm

RockHarbor wrote:Speaking of Westroads, it almost seems impossible to find a picture of the original interior -- especially the center, with the old, dangling Swiss-style clock, and angled staircases.


The Forgotten Omaha group on Facebook has some great pictures. This one was shared a few weeks ago. In case the inline image doesn't work, this link should take you to the picture.

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby RockHarbor » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:29 pm

Oh my gosh! THANK YOU so much!! (I've even walked into the mall office in the catacombs, asking if they have any images. I just wanted to remember that interior... )
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Re: Westroads Development

Postby mrsticka » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:02 pm

Yes, indeed. A nostalgic man such as myself will enjoy looking at old pictures.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:26 pm

mrsticka wrote:Yes, indeed. A nostalgic man such as myself will enjoy looking at old pictures.


That's great to hear mrsticka.. but forum members are more interested in your progress with Neilsen.. let us know your update in the appropriate thread.. if you've decided to give that up, let us know too..

Someone else will pick up the mantle...

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Re: Westroads Development

Postby plaidguy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:25 pm

Looks like Aunt Annie's is moving to a permanent kiosk on the first floor in the center of the mall where Microsoft was. Perfume store has also moved to another bay, meaning all four bays on the second floor near Younker's will be empty. Wonder if someone is moving in to take the whole space since they relocated two businesses?


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