December 5, 2014 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Downtown, In the Office, Places

Walking into the lobby of the new downtown Omaha headquarters of Gavilon, a commodities trading firm, is like walking into the future—a $44 million testament to the awesome capabilities of electronics, fiber optics, and the […]

Omaha Magazine Takes Home Six Awards

November 18, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Nonprofit, Omaha Home

We like to make stuff pretty and all, but we weren’t expecting to bring home quite so much hardware from this year’s AIGA Nebraska design competition aptly named ‘SHOW’, which spotlights the very best work […]

Old Market Pioneer

September 5, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle

The phalanx of construction barriers standing guard over so many properties in the Old Market is testimony to the city’s embrace of urban living. The Downtown skyline is now interrupted by an ever increasing array […]

A Perfect Match

August 28, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Downtown, Encounter, Places

That imposing building with an iron front near 13th and Howard streets is actually made up of three buildings, each with an interesting history. The family-owned J.P. Cooke Co. is on its fourth generation and […]

Gene Leahy Mall Renovation

June 23, 2014 · Posted In: Downtown, Downtown, Encounter

When the nearly 10-acre Central Park Mall was dedicated in 1977 (it was officially named the Gene Leahy Mall in 1992), it was considered a jewel of downtown Omaha. “At that time there was nothing […]

It Takes a Village

Downtown’s Iconic “Omaha”

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Drastic Plastic

February 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Places

Originally opened at 24th and N streets back in 1982, Drastic Plastic was one of the first retailers to push major boundaries within the Omaha social sphere. The punk-rock shop sold skateboards, Dr. Martens, and […]