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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:00 pm

One rumor I heard this week...totally unconfirmed...is that CVS will build on the NE corner of 72nd and Pacific, where the Kum & Go and adjacent strip center are now. Clancy's would relocate to the Venice Inn site. The existing building seems much too large, so either the rumor has no legs or the Venice Inn building has no future.

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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Brad » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:50 pm

You rumor does have legs.... Someone did buy that entire corner. I have no idea who. Happened a few weeks ago but I haven't seen any updates on the assessor a site.
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby ThatGuy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm

nativeomahan wrote:One rumor I heard this week...totally unconfirmed...is that CVS will build on the NE corner of 72nd and Pacific, where the Kum & Go and adjacent strip center are now.  Clancy's would relocate to the Venice Inn site.  The existing building seems much too large, so either the rumor has no legs or the Venice Inn building has no future.


I was told Mike Kelley is closing that Clancy's after St Patrick's day. No mention of moving to the Venice Inn site, and I would be really surprised if they do.

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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby bbinks » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:05 pm

nativeomahan wrote:One rumor I heard this week...totally unconfirmed...is that CVS will build on the NE corner of 72nd and Pacific, where the Kum & Go and adjacent strip center are now.  Clancy's would relocate to the Venice Inn site.  The existing building seems much too large, so either the rumor has no legs or the Venice Inn building has no future.


Anybody have connections to Bronco's? It looks like they still own that land even though they no longer have a restaurant there.

There is also a temporary use permit issued on 3/12/14 for the strip mall address, 7120 Pacific.

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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:01 pm

We just got home from Venice Inn. Went there around 7 and there was a wait of around an hour. They were so busy, glad to see that for them. I got the Italian Fiesta Dinner thanks to Coyote's recommendation. Great choice! Sad to see the restaurant leave. Love the character of this place, none of the chain restaurants could even attempt to replicate it.

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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:11 pm

My sister just tried to make reservations for Saturday, but she was told they are not taking them anymore, unles she wants to try to come at opening or wait an hour...
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:07 am

Anyone heard if they decided to extend the last day until May 3rd or not? I know originally they had thought of closing April 30. Either way, I am assuming this week is the last chance to have a meal there one last time.

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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:16 am

Caniglia's Venice Inn on Facebook wrote:Thank you from Chuck and Jerry for the past 57 years! We have enjoyed serving Omaha! Our last night is Saturday May 3rd.
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:21 am

Sounds like they had one heck of a party last night, now I can't find the article of all the musicians that were there.
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:32 am

Coyote wrote:Sounds like they had one heck of a party last night, now I can't find the article of all the musicians that were there.


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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:39 am

Oh, yeah, I forgot they posted it there. Isn't that they guy who did your wedding reception Brad?
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

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Coyote wrote:Oh, yeah, I forgot they posted it there. Isn't that they guy who did your wedding reception Brad?


Yep, Michael Walker:
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Re: Venice Inn is Closing

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:08 pm

Word has it that this sale fell through. Sad to hear they closed the restaurant because of pending sale, only to have it not happen.

Apparently the place shouldn't sit without a buyer for long, rumor has it that there are several other interested buyers

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:53 pm

For sale sign went up today.
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Brad » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:00 am

Pieces of Caniglia's Venice Inn to be put up for auction

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OWH wrote:Proxibid is handling the auction on Nov. 8. The sale includes lots of commercial kitchen equipment, bar and restaurant fixtures and furniture. It also includes all of the building’s exterior signs: the large neon sign; the sign that reads “Caniglia’s, a Touch of Italy”; the large, lighted marquee; and the neon arrow.
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:26 pm

Venice Inn wrote:Our auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 8th until whenever. Come join us. Remember for those that will be wanting something to eat Piccolo's Food Truck will be parked right in front and the food is great.
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby GetUrban » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:02 pm

Demolition on the old Venice Inn started today. Noticed after a lunch at Clancy's.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby bigredmed » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:07 pm

Drove by at 5 and the whole place was a pile of rubble.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby bbinks » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:35 pm

What's the word on the street for a replacement business? The permits are only for demolition.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby ShawJ » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:16 am

Not entirely related to Venice Inn, but I wish they'd make a connection from this property to the adjacent parking lot directly to the east so that you could access 69th St / the light. Accessing east-bound Pacific St. from that place is always kind of a pain. I think the 72nd and Pacific intersection has a no u-turn sign, but that usually ends up being the best option.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:10 pm

Drive by Cell photo from last night:

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:32 pm

Wow, knew it was happening, but that is a sad site. Hopefully some generic looking restaurant doesn't go in its place.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby lmdramos » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:01 pm

Has some place already committed to this land or are they just tearing it down to make it more attractive to potential buyers?

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Brad » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:02 pm

Very surprising. I never thought it would happen so fast...
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:44 pm

They always do these kinds of things over a holiday when no one is watching.
I heard from a Caniglia family member that a chain sports bar will build in this location.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:47 am

And then there was just a hole:

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby S33 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:58 am

Anyone know if that sign is being sold?
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Seth » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:05 pm

I'm always amused at how often signs outlive a building that's been demolished. Last time I drove by, the sign for the old chinese place at 60th and Center was still up, even though Petrow's has been building a new expansion on that property for about a year now! Are the specicification-writers for these demo contracts consistently forgetting to include "freestanding signs" in the scope?

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:15 pm

Seth wrote:I'm always amused at how often signs outlive a building that's been demolished.  Last time I drove by, the sign for the old chinese place at 60th and Center was still up, even though Petrow's has been building a new expansion on that property for about a year now!  Are the specicification-writers for these demo contracts consistently forgetting to include "freestanding signs" in the scope?


No, I believe that if you leave the pole, that sign is grandfathered in for the new place. Otherwise, you would need to follow the new city rules for signs.
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby bbinks » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:49 pm

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Seth wrote:I'm always amused at how often signs outlive a building that's been demolished.  Last time I drove by, the sign for the old chinese place at 60th and Center was still up, even though Petrow's has been building a new expansion on that property for about a year now!  Are the specicification-writers for these demo contracts consistently forgetting to include "freestanding signs" in the scope?


No, I believe that if you leave the pole, that sign is grandfathered in for the new place.  Otherwise, you would need to follow the new city rules for signs.


On a side note I think similar grandfather clauses go for buildings. The McDonalds on 77 & Dodge was basically remodeled. They kept a small length of wall. Otherwise it's all new.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:30 pm

bbinks wrote:
Brad wrote:
Seth wrote:I'm always amused at how often signs outlive a building that's been demolished.  Last time I drove by, the sign for the old chinese place at 60th and Center was still up, even though Petrow's has been building a new expansion on that property for about a year now!  Are the specicification-writers for these demo contracts consistently forgetting to include "freestanding signs" in the scope?


No, I believe that if you leave the pole, that sign is grandfathered in for the new place.  Otherwise, you would need to follow the new city rules for signs.


On a side note I think similar grandfather clauses go for buildings.  The McDonalds on 77 & Dodge was basically remodeled. They kept a small length of wall. Otherwise it's all new.


Correct, by keeping a portion of the structure up, McDonalds was able to define it as a "remodel." Would they have torn it down the city wouldn't have allowed them to rebuild on that site due to current setback requirements. It's too small.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:19 pm

I was always wondering why they didn't just completely tear the old structure down, but that makes complete sense.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Seth » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:09 pm

Brad wrote:
Seth wrote:I'm always amused at how often signs outlive a building that's been demolished.  Last time I drove by, the sign for the old chinese place at 60th and Center was still up, even though Petrow's has been building a new expansion on that property for about a year now!  Are the specicification-writers for these demo contracts consistently forgetting to include "freestanding signs" in the scope?


No, I believe that if you leave the pole, that sign is grandfathered in for the new place.  Otherwise, you would need to follow the new city rules for signs.


Ah, I didn't think of that, but it makes sense. Gotta love those funny loopholes.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:19 am

I have not seen a change of ownership, but there is a review of a Site Plan before the Planning Department.
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:24 pm

Redevelopment here going forward as Aksarben Pointe.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:26 pm

$3.1 million project. 12K SF building will have a Legends Bar and Grill, Re/Max realty offices and a yet to be named retailer.

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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:00 pm

Preliminary and final plat approved by the Planning Board for Aksarben Pointe (6920 Ventures, LLC)
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Re: Venice Inn (closed) For Sale

Postby Brad » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:06 pm

Some sort of work has started on the old Venice inn site. There's a big pile of dirt, construction equipment, and storm sewer pipe on the site .
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