Amy Mather

February 25, 2013 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Entertainment, People, People On the Rise, Places

“People fascinate me.” So says Amy Mather, adult program manager at Omaha Public Library and host of the podcast “Whatever Mathers.” Friends and acquaintances had been telling her to post her knowledge of the city, […]

Jo Anderson

December 25, 2012 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Jo Anderson adores Midlands art, and she loves showcasing the talent of those who create it. Anderson is founder and owner of Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, an upscale art dealer and gallery that has been […]

The Troy Davis Story

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Stylists

Leading Omaha hairdresser Troy Davis long ago showed an educational and entrepreneurial knack for his craft and for building the Edgeworthy brand at Fringes Salon & Spa in the Old Market. Now that his mentor […]

Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Restaurants

Walk through the wrought-iron gates of Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen, and the beads and feathers tell you you’re no longer on 15th and Farnam. You’re on Bourbon Street. “I’ve had more offers than I can […]

Secret Penguin’s Dave Nelson

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, People

Seven years of touring full-time as a sponsored skateboarder leaves you with A) a lot of skateboarding product from your sponsors and B) a definite magnetism for skater kids looking to channel their energy. “Skateboarders […]

Roger duRand

Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Omaha designer Roger duRand didn’t invent the Old Market, but he played a key role shaping the former wholesale produce and jobbing center into a lively arts-culture district. His imprint on this historic urban residential-commercial […]

The DoubleTree Building

Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Places

Blueprints were in the planning stage in the mid-1960s when Hilton Hotel developers told city leaders they wanted to build a new hotel in Downtown Omaha. Their target site was between 15th and 17th streets […]

When Less is More

Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home, Lifestyle

Trish Billotte downsized from a large, traditional house in Fair Acres to a smaller modern condo in Omaha’s Old Market in 2010. But some people would question whether the move was “downsizing.” The contemporary “smaller” […]


Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Restaurants

Localmotive has been serving up made-from-scratch sandwiches and sourdough rounders on the corner of 12th and Jackson since March 2012, meanwhile building a loyal clientele. And the local food truck isn’t afraid of a little […]

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