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 […]

Jennifer Pool

Theatrical Design of Jennifer Pool

Omaha’s Historic 
Drag Scene

December 17, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, People

In 2004, The New Yorker published a story entitled “Homecoming Queens.” “Compared with most Midwestern towns,” writes author Mark Singer, “Omaha has an active gay demimonde that’s not so demi.” Well, it’s been around for […]

Peggy Pawloski

December 6, 2013 · Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home

“This is all I own,” Peggy Pawloski says, encompassing her 1,000-square-foot condo in the 1101 Jackson building with a sweep of her hand. The owner of LeWonderment, a gift store in the Old Market for […]

Heather Kirk

December 4, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Leaders, Nonprofit, People, Places

Alcohol addiction can seem like the Mount Everest of personal hurdles to overcome, something Heather Kirk knows well. The director of Santa Monica House, a halfway house for women in the Omaha area, describes the […]

First Monday of the Month

December 3, 2013 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Downtown, Leaders

There are really two different shifts for breakfast, Jeff Slobotski explains. Some show up at the 11-Worth Cafe at 7 a.m., and others don’t roll in until 8:30. But that’s okay, because the First Monday […]

Jessica Misegadis (left) and Geri Hogan co-own this Downtown secondhand boutique.

Shop Around the Corner

November 20, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entrepreneurs, People, Places

In September, Jessica Misegadis swore that Shop Around the Corner would never relocate again. “I hated moving,” the co-owner of the secondhand shop said at the time. “I don’t want to ever do it again.” […]

Art Show + Party

November 18, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, Online Exclusive

This Thursday at 7 p.m., Sokol Auditorium will host Omaha’s inaugural RAWards semifinals. Twenty-five local artists across nine categories will compete for a chance to be one of nine finalists at the National RAWards in […]

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