Blackstone Business Improvement District

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Brad » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Sure did turn out nice. Who took those photos?
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby MTO » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:12 am

You can't even tell it used to be full of dirty hippies.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Taco » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:17 am

Stirnella plans to be open within 30 days. Sign is up.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:58 am

TIF request for "The Blackstone Knoll" at 3902 Harney. The property goes all the way to Farnam so its a good size. I am guessing this current building on the site gets demoed for a larger project.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:24 am

Something something about the empty space under the Blackstone Station apartments. The words used were "breakfast spot".

Also the pizza place in the Bright Idea's old spot is finally getting interior work done. I saw some walls going up.

To the east, Stiranella still looks on track to open for Valentine's day. But why someone would go to a new spot for such a busy holiday is beyond me. Can you imagine how overwhelmed that staff will be?

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:27 am

As mentioned by Brad here, Omaha is on Cheap Eats on the Cooking Channel tonight. 3 of the 4 spots are in Blackstone.
* Meatball
* Crescent Moon
* Coneflower

Also, the name of the salon going in the Bright Ideas building is Oliver and Tate, oliverandtate.com

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Taco wrote:Stirnella plans to be open within 30 days. Sign is up.


Open for dinner Feb 11th.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:38 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Taco wrote:Stirnella plans to be open within 30 days. Sign is up.


Open for dinner Feb 11th.


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Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:06 pm

iamjacobm wrote:TIF request for "The Blackstone Knoll" at 3902 Harney. The property goes all the way to Farnam so its a good size. I am guessing this current building on the site gets demoed for a larger project.


A Site Plan was just submitted for 3902 Harney LLC:

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:51 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I wonder with more space if they will get a bigger/second pizza oven. Can get a little backed up sometimes in the one they have now.


Got the answer last night. They are doubling the size of their oven when they move.

On a general note. Blackstone is almost too popular for its size right now, I am not worried about a bubble here. Nite Owl was PACKED last night. Mula was busy. 30 min wait for Pizza at Noli's. Even the ice cream shop had a line almost 10 people deep on a below freezing night. Blackstone Social is always packed to the seams in such a small place. And every time I go by Stirnella it seems to be really full, and that looks like a pretty big place.

It is great to see the area doing so well and great to see what went from a seedy corner when I moved into the area 5 years ago turn into a nightlife anchor for the city.

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Postby Coyote » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:Noli's Pizzeria is now open, 4007 Farnam.


Noli's Pizzeria wrote:We're currently located at 4007 Farnam along the southwest block, but we're building out on the corner space-and will be open there late 2016/early 2017.


We are so grateful to have been able to open and share our New York style of pizza. We're looking forward to expanding to a larger space on the corner soon and will be opening Ansel's Deli in our current space:) Noli
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Postby HskrFanMike » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:45 pm

I'm not a fan of New York style thin pizza, but Noli's could change my mind. It's the best NY style pie I've ever had. Unfortunately, it comes at a price: $50 for two pizzas is a little steep. But no question it was good...and that's something I've never been able to say about the other NY style places in town.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:08 am

Noli's is now open in it's new location.

What I'm looking forward to is the deli going in their old location.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:TIF request for "The Blackstone Knoll" at 3902 Harney. The property goes all the way to Farnam so its a good size. I am guessing this current building on the site gets demoed for a larger project.


A Site Plan was just submitted for 3902 Harney LLC:

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TIF Request for Blackstone Knoll. They will actually keep the older building in back and build a two story structure along Farnam. 3 apartment units above retail. Looks like a cool little project.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:04 pm

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:02 am

Needs some cornice/entablature. What's with all these flat brick walls? (I know, I know, it's for cost)

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 am

Another nice addition.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:07 am

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:Needs some cornice/entablature. What's with all these flat brick walls? (I know, I know, it's for cost)


I think if you look closely the brick is slightly stepped down on the top. Tough to tell for sure though.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:54 am

iamjacobm wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:Needs some cornice/entablature. What's with all these flat brick walls? (I know, I know, it's for cost)


I think if you look closely the brick is slightly stepped down on the top. Tough to tell for sure though.

I know it's just a rendering, but it looks like that steel (aluminum?) cap they put on the top, for weather protection. I look at this very thing at least 5 times a day.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:07 am

Ahh your saying the very top. I mean maybe halfway between the windows and the roof it looks like the brick will have some variation.

I think any attempt at those cornices today would come off looking really cheap TBH. There just isn't a modern replacement for the materials that they used to build with.

I would guess it ends up really close to the Dundee building.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 am

Omaha's Blackstone District nears $55 million in total investment, nearly 250 jobs added to neighborhood

"... not a single storefront is vacant right now. Newly constructed spaces have commercial tenants waiting to move in."

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Postby Gopher » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:03 pm

Cool story on the district, especially since I was at Coneflower last night! (they have some seriously good flavors). Initially went to Blackstone to get food/drinks at Nite Owl, but had time to get some bike gear at Ponderosa Cycle and dessert at Coneflower. There's much to do in that area.

Plus I learned about Camp n' Rides, where you take all your camping gear with you on your bike to a camp ground. The folks at Ponderosa host a monthly camp trip.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Taco » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 am

nebraska wrote:Omaha's Blackstone District nears $55 million in total investment, nearly 250 jobs added to neighborhood

"... not a single storefront is vacant right now. Newly constructed spaces have commercial tenants waiting to move in."


Blackstone station says they are 100% leased. Hope they start filling in those bays soon.

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Postby GSD BSD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:07 pm

The space at Blackstone Station is going to be a breakfast/brunch spot derived from Snooze (though not affiliated) in Denver. Opening mid to late summer

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby GSD BSD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:13 pm

Here is an updated rendering for the new building on 39th and Farnam. Groundbreaking expected in early May
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:51 pm

I think I liked the color of brick better in the earlier rendering, but I also noticed that there are now 3 balconies instead of 2.

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Postby ShaneofCal » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:55 pm

GSD BSD wrote:Here is an updated rendering for the new building on 39th and Farnam. Groundbreaking expected in early May


I love it. This project fits in so well with the character of the surrounding neighborhood. GreenSlate does things really well. But, for the sake of greater density, just one or two more floors of apartment units. That would be grand!

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby nebraska » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:51 am

skinzfan23 wrote:I think I liked the color of brick better in the earlier rendering, but I also noticed that there are now 3 balconies instead of 2.


Better than that is to make a parking deck on the back half of the 2nd floor (only need 3 spots), and make the apartments into 3 townhouses on the 2nd/3rd floor with roof top patios.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Taco » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:50 pm

The lot where the building was torn down next to the dialysis clinic no longer has a fence around it. Hopefully it's not turning into parking...

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby asherballa » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:02 am

Taco wrote:The lot where the building was torn down next to the dialysis clinic no longer has a fence around it. Hopefully it's not turning into parking...


This is the rare instance where I would be OK with parking going in though a parking garage that fits the area would be better IMO. Blackstone's development has far outpaced parking in the area--sure, there's a few lots you can sneak into but on busy nights it's open season for a limited supply of open meter or street parking.


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