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King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby jessep28 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:20 pm

There are remodel and other permits with a project description of a King Kong at the Southwest corner of 156th and Center. The closed gas station and the strip mall on that property are all one address and parcel, so I don't know which building it's going in.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby nebugeater » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 pm

Almost guarantee that it is the former gas station. There are still businesses in the strip mall. The old gas station has been undergoing a major overhaul and when they started the demo the tanks came out do the ground for good
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby jessep28 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:29 pm

nebugeater wrote:Almost guarantee that it is the former gas station. There are still businesses in the strip mall.  The old gas station has been undergoing a major overhaul and when they started the demo the tanks came out do the ground for good


Yeah, it's definitely the old Cubby's. I don't remember why I was so unsure about that corner a few months ago.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Brad » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:52 pm

Is that their first location west of 72nd street?
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Busguy2010 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:22 pm

Brad wrote:Is that their first location west of 72nd street?


If you don't count the one in Lincoln, yes.

But technically the one on 72nd Street is west of 72nd Street.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Brad » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:48 pm

Technically, but I was thinking East O vs West O.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Coyote » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:51 pm

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby nebugeater » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:34 pm

After 2 1/2 years it looks like this location is done. Anyone have any insight as to what is going to be here. I caught a note in their add on the Thanksgiving day OWH that stated this location is "moving" on 11/28 and the location and plaza has been sold to another restaurant.

Any idea what is going here? Is KK moving or closing?

Don't recall seeing mention of it on here any where so thought I would ask.

Here is a snip of the ad that it was mentioned in.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:18 pm

Hopefully whatever moves in will build something that looks less like the offices of an auto salvage yard.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:53 am

nebugeater wrote:After 2 1/2 years it looks like this location is done. Anyone have any insight as to what is going to be here. I caught a note in their add on the Thanksgiving day OWH that stated this location is "moving" on 11/28 and the location and plaza has been sold to another restaurant.

Any idea what is going here? Is KK moving or closing?

Don't recall seeing mention of it on here any where so thought I would ask.

Here is a snip of the ad that it was mentioned in.


I was in there for lunch a week or so back and I asked the lady behind the counter what was going to replace King Kong and she said "Eeets going ta be a peeza place." What pizza place I asked and she said "Me don't know. Me know only it be a pezza place.""

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Coyote » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:15 am

I wonder if Matt Vrzal will be moving Piezon's Pizza to that building...
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Greg S » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:35 am

Coyote wrote:I wonder if Matt Vrzal will be moving Piezon's Pizza to that building...


He referenced moving to a bigger bay on 1620. I thought it he was just expanding through a wall, but it looks like it will be here.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby jessep28 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:02 pm

If anybody ever figures out how these King Kong people run their business, let me know. This has to be the most confusing local burger/gyro chain ever.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:30 am

jessep28 wrote:If anybody ever figures out how these King Kong people run their business, let me know. This has to be the most confusing local burger/gyro chain ever.


Totally agree.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:22 pm

nativeomahan wrote:
jessep28 wrote:If anybody ever figures out how these King Kong people run their business, let me know. This has to be the most confusing local burger/gyro chain ever.


Totally agree.


I honestly never eat at the place. The last (and only) time I remember is the early 90's at their 40th and Dodge location...

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby jessep28 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:37 pm

I only eat there every few years. I don't like paying a premium for poor customer service.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby EATapodcast » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:40 am

Drive through gyros are best gyros.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Greg S » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:54 am

I like them. The steak deal on Sundays and Wednesdays is great. Also really like their burgers.

Anyone know if they are opening a replacement out west? I'd love to see them try West Maple.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Michael44 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:26 pm

Wonder what happens when there are several liens on the property because the owner did pay his contractor and sub. I was the general on the job and was short changed $22,000 and the electrician which Nick hired didn't get paid a dime and that was $35,000. Wonder if nicks partner took a hit.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby nebugeater » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:11 am

I assume you meant Didn't and not Did. ???

Michael44 wrote:Wonder what happens when there are several liens on the property because the owner did pay his contractor and sub. I was the general on the job and was short changed $22,000 and the electrician which Nick hired didn't get paid a dime and that was $35,000. Wonder if nicks partner took a hit.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:55 am

Michael44 wrote:Wonder what happens when there are several liens on the property because the owner did pay his contractor and sub. I was the general on the job and was short changed $22,000 and the electrician which Nick hired didn't get paid a dime and that was $35,000. Wonder if nicks partner took a hit.



Wonder if a restaurant owner who stiffed.......er I mean I wonder if hes got too much money tied up in those big gorillas and its weighing the business down.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Omababe » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:14 am

Michael44 wrote:I was the general on the job and was short changed $22,000 and the electrician which Nick hired didn't get paid a dime and that was $35,000. Wonder if nicks partner took a hit.


Sounds like a major cash-flow issue to me. I wonder if they are scrapping that location to recover the equity? (I assume they own it.)

I've never had a bad meal there although their smallest burger is huge and some of the seasonings they use can be a bit much.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby bbinks » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:31 am

You got to get rid of old fresh meat inventory somehow.

Greg S wrote:I like them. The steak deal on Sundays and Wednesdays is great. Also really like their burgers.

Anyone know if they are opening a replacement out west? I'd love to see them try West Maple.

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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:43 pm

Greg S wrote:
Coyote wrote:I wonder if Matt Vrzal will be moving Piezon's Pizza to that building...


He referenced moving to a bigger bay on 1620. I thought it he was just expanding through a wall, but it looks like it will be here.

Piezon is upgrading the restrooms and adding a bar to this former King Kong.
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Re: King Kong (156th and West Center)

Postby Brad » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:55 pm

The sign out by the street is going up today.
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