In 2011, my wife and I bought a foreclosed house about 5 minutes walk north of that plaza. We went to the NoFrills occasionally, but not often. We like Aldi, and the fact that the NoFrills frequently had a cop in it was a little disconcerting.
We love the house and we like the area, but in the last 2 years, our house and two of our neighbors have been broken into, our cars in the driveway have been opened and rifled through, and our neighbors had their license plates stolen. There have been drive-by shootings in the afternoon, horrific rape/murders within a quarter mile, and other shootings, police chases, etc.
I've lived in war zones before, and I know things aren't perfect in "West Omaha(tm)". But with a one year-old now, we are looking at a 3-5 year timeline to move out, and if something else significantly negative happens, that's going to accelerate.
What does that have to do with the NoFrills at 80th and Blondo?
That plaza is done for. Keno night will make it look busy occasionally, and Pho Viet's food is really pretty good for the price, but there is nothing that I can think of that will go into the space that will last. Family Dollar/Dollar General/Dollar Tree are all already in the area with better locations or new buildings, no grocery will want to go in if NoFrills couldn't make it there, and what else is left? A gym or a call center or something like that? Parking lot isn't really big enough for either of those. Westlake and Lowes are close enough that no hardware store will go in there, the Nazarene church up the hill has been looking to sell for a year or three, so I can't see a church taking over.
And especially if the plaza owner is going to hold SpartanNash to the lease and nothing moves in there for a year or two, it's going to totally kill the plaza from a retail perspective. They'd need to transition to a commercial space, which would necessarily require probably half a million in investment (new signage, parking lot, significant interior work), and I can't see that happening.
Makes me sad for our little corner of Omaha.