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The Center Aloft

Postby AksarbenRumormill » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:25 pm

Bucky last year bought the former A Couple Things and Ray Martin buildings with intentions of moving the gas station. He now is selling the site to a developer who is putting in a hotel. Haven't heard the brand.

Quite a bit of change over here with the apartments going up on the former trailer park site with a hotel.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Brad » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 pm

Wonder if it will be set back like the two Aksarben Place buildings for if it will be up on the street like the rest of Aksarben?

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:41 pm

As of Friday it is still owned by Bucks, but I will keeping an eye on this...
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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:57 pm

Interesting info.. Speaking of gentrification success..

The Aksarben Village development is testimony to this...

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby bigredmed1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Interesting info.. Speaking of gentrification success..

The Aksarben Village development is testimony to this...

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Partial credit. There weren't exactly a lot of people living there when that got built. Real gentrification is when you see 100's of people kicked out so 10's of rich people can move in. A friend of mine from SF used to hate this as people like her family had lived in neighborhoods for years and put down roots, only to have some rich jerk buy the building, put up some hanging baskets and raise the rent. Can't really see that happening with AK Village.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:26 pm

bigredmed1 wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:Interesting info.. Speaking of gentrification success..

The Aksarben Village development is testimony to this...

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Partial credit. There weren't exactly a lot of people living there when that got built. Real gentrification is when you see 100's of people kicked out so 10's of rich people can move in. A friend of mine from SF used to hate this as people like her family had lived in neighborhoods for years and put down roots, only to have some rich jerk buy the building, put up some hanging baskets and raise the rent. Can't really see that happening with AK Village.


Fair point..

However the census track which includes Aksarben Village was one of the eligible Omaha census tracks designated for Gentrification since the year 2000..and was one of the 21.4% of eligible tracks that did experience gentrification since that time..

I'll go with it being a complete gentrification success.. Cup half full :;): ...

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:35 pm

AksarbenRumormill wrote:Quite a bit of change over here with the apartments going up on the former trailer park site with a hotel.

If we take the former Aksarben Racetrack area out of the gentrification boundaries and just look at the few acres that the trailer park took up, yes, then AksarbenRumormill's area would fit perfectly. Aksarben Place, the Broadmoor at Aksarben South and this rumored Hotel certainly have changed the social group here.

I have a fear though, that after Sam Amato's passing, that the property valuation of that corner will become too tempting to sell out, and Omaha will lose one of its true hidden dives that can never be replaced... Gentrification has a lot of losers...
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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:10 pm

Coyote wrote:I have a fear though, that after Sam Amato's passing, that the property valuation of that corner will become too tempting to sell out, and Omaha will lose one of its true hidden dives that can never be replaced... Gentrification has a lot of losers...


I know, from what I've heard and read, Sam's son and daughter plan to keep the restaurant going. But what you state is a legitimate concern.. Let's hope, moving forward, they can make it work and maintain the establishment. Amato's is one of those places I won't hit up but maybe a couple of times a year.. But every time I have, it's always been enjoyable..In the same area (63rd and Center) when Chu's Chinese restaurant closed, after the family decided to move out of the restaurant business, I think I actually cried. When I was a kid, Chu's was the first Chinese restaurant I ever ate in.. and I loved that place up until the time it closed (I think, if memory serves, it closed in 2004).. Another Omaha gem lost forever..except in memories...

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 am

Not to spoil the good vibes, but Amato's is listed for sale on loopnet...been active for a few weeks.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20416792/6405-Center-Street-Omaha-NE/

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:23 am

OmahaJaysCU wrote:Not to spoil the good vibes, but Amato's is listed for sale on loopnet...been active for a few weeks.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20416792/6405-Center-Street-Omaha-NE/


Well that shoe fell..

And quickly too...

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby bigredmed1 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am

OmahaJaysCU wrote:Not to spoil the good vibes, but Amato's is listed for sale on loopnet...been active for a few weeks.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20416792/6405-Center-Street-Omaha-NE/


I realize that my wife and I are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha, those who really detest Amato's, but we are not going to shed a tear when it closes. Our meals there have been just awful. I really don't get that place either. I went with my brother in law, sat right across the table from him and ordered the exact same food he did. He loved his and I could hardly choke it down. Odd.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Greg S » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:15 am

We've always had great meals at Amato's. Have only been for breakfast though.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby nebugeater » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:45 am

Greg S wrote:We've always had great meals at Amato's. Have only been for breakfast though.

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I have never had a bad meal there. Of course it may have something to do with having never eaten there.
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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby bigredmed1 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm

Greg S wrote:We've always had great meals at Amato's. Have only been for breakfast though.

Greg


Like I said, we are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha. We have gone with family and ordered precisely the same food and had gross food. We wrote that place off. Don't know why. Petrow's has gone down hill over the past 5 years, and we can tell why we don't like that place anymore. Amato's I just don't understand.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:14 pm

I have never much cared for Amato's.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby blueblood » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:03 pm

Amatos is an institution. It would be one of the saddest days of my life if it closed. I have over 40 years of eating some of the best meals of my life with family and friends there. I hope Sam's wife and family find a way to keep it open.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby bigredmed1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:41 am

nativeomahan wrote:I have never much cared for Amato's.


Your membership card to the "Smallest Minority Group in Omaha (TM)" is in the mail.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:36 pm

blueblood wrote:Amatos is an institution. It would be one of the saddest days of my life if it closed. I have over 40 years of eating some of the best meals of my life with family and friends there. I hope Sam's wife and family find a way to keep it open.


I completely agree...

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:02 pm

Missed this thread. TIF request suggests an Aloft will be built here.

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Re: 63rd and Center

Postby daveoma » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:01 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Missed this thread. TIF request suggests an Aloft will be built here.

Is that going to be between 63rd and 62nd and Center? How far south will it be?

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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby Coyote » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:57 am

This will be a Marriott concept hotel, The Center Aloft. Five story, 110 rooms, conference and meeting spaces, 120 parking spaces. It will look similar to this:

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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby MTO » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:33 pm

Looks for the most part four floors but glad to see something new there.
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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby hatwate » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:41 pm

I just wonder how all these hotels are going to survive. That will make 4 hotels within a couple of blocks from the center of AV.

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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby daveoma » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:25 pm

I think they'll do well, because the university's convention space is there, as are BCBS, Pac Life, and HDR.

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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby Coyote » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:32 pm

MTO wrote:Looks for the most part four floors but glad to see something new there.


That is not a rendering but an example from somewhere else.
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Re: The Center Aloft

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:17 am

$2.125 million in TIF requested.


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