New Developments

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It's not every day that you run across a good meatball. 

They tend to be a thing of the past in most parts, specialty you get a few times a year when you have enough energy to mix up some ground meat, throw in spices and toss them in the oven while the noodles boil. You might splurge once in a while on a meatball sub, but it never quite tastes the same, does it? 

Well, for those of you who crave a consistent menu of meaty spheres, your manna is ready to fall from heaven. According to recent reports by the restaurants Facebook page and by the Omaha World-Herald, a restaurant by the name of The Blackstone Meatball is set to open sometime this summer.

Wait...a Restaurant Devoted to Meatballs? Umm....

Don't worry. Blackstone's concept is more than

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Every year around the first weekend of January tens of thousands of people flock to Las Vegas to geek out at CES 2016, a consumer electronics show where the latest and greatest gadgets are on display for the entire tech world to see. 

Here's the great thing about CES (besides the cool gadgets, of course): a lot of the stuff you see is designed to be used in your everyday life as a homeowner. 

We created a list of five homeowner-friendly gadgets we think could make life in your Omaha home even better than it already is. Two of these new devices are definitely splurge-worthy, while one of them is a necessity for a growing number of people in the United States.

LG's Rollable OLED TV

When you think about this TV, think of Fruit Roll-Ups. Remember

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There are only seven shopping days until Christmas. If you want to get all your shopping done in one place and save some money, check out the new Nebraska Crossing Outlets.

Everyone is always looking for a great bargain while shopping for necessities and a large outlet shopping mall with a wide range of stores is the perfect place to find one. At Nebraska Crossing near Gretna, you will find an assortment of fantastic national and local stores including Coach where there are discounted designer shoes and handbags. Women can find an assortment of low priced seasonal or classic clothing at the Ann Taylor Factory Store. Shoppers seeking athletic wear such as shorts, pants and tops for the entire family can find quality bargains at the Adidas Factory Outlet

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The Barker Building was built in 1929 by sons of Omaha minister Joseph Barker, who sought to honor their father by naming the seven-story office building after him. Located in the heart of downtown Omaha at 15th and Farnam, the striking building is considered to be an example of the Neo-Gothic Revival style. Although it's been on the National Register of Historic Places for a while, the Barker Building sat vacant for more than a decade until it was recently renovated into apartments by Dicon Corp. and Shamrock Development.

The 48 apartments in the Barker Building were constructed with spacious, open floor plans and modern amenities. Both one- and two-bedroom units are available, ranging from 750 to 1189 square feet. Many of these apartment homes offer…
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The prominent, Art-Deco-style Federal Building in downtown Omaha now has a new life as a Residence Inn. The $23-million-dollar project was handled jointly by Nelson Development of Des Moines and First Hospitality Group of Rosemont, Illinois. 

City officials have been very supportive of the project, knowing that it will revitalize one of Omaha's important downtown areas. Because the building is on the National register of Historic Places and the project receives federal historic tax credits, both the federal government and the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office have had to approve changes. 

While the location and history behind the hotel is certain to draw travelers, guests will also be able to enjoy other unique amenities. The north side of the…
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The Highline apartments offers its residents the newest way of living in downtown Omaha. This new Omaha revitalization project brings exciting new homes to those living in Omaha who are not quite ready to purchase yet. However, this revitalized historic building and its many amenities offer residents a true home in Omaha’s vital and growing downtown.

The building that contains the Highline today was actually built in the 1950’s and is one of the few examples of the International Style of architectural design in the mid-west. Originally the home of Northern Natural Gas, this iconic structure has been converted into apartments that retain the dramatic public spaces and spectacular views of the original building yet provide residents with an extraordinary

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Omaha is the next city to announce that fiber optic, ultra-fast Internet will be available within its city limits. CenturyLink is launching a pilot in the city to bring download speeds of one gigabit per second—that's up to 100 times faster than normal broadband speeds—to 48,000 homes and businesses in West Omaha by October 2013. If this pilot goes well, CenturyLink will expand the service to the rest of Omaha within the next two years, but the initial service will be available for the first 9,800 customers as early as May 6, 2013.

This is good news for Omaha because many of the high growth businesses in the city are high tech or Web-based, so faster download speeds means higher productivity. Even non-tech industries such as banking and healthcare can

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If you live in midtown Omaha or are looking at a Midtown Crossing condo, you may be interested in the new businesses that have opened in the Midtown Crossing development.

Corky Canvas

This is how the concept it explained on the company website. "This unique concept is just what Omaha and Lincoln needs for a FUN night out! With a glass of wine in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and the music rock'n, it's a great way to spend time with friends and paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece."

Brix - A Wine and Spirits Experience

Brix is a popular retailer of wine, craft beer, and spirits.  You can also order wine by the glass at its wine bistro.  Brix has added a second location after the popularity of its Village Pointe location.

Black Oak Grill

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Riding out the housing slide 

"At the height of the Omaha area's home-building frenzy in 2005, more than 650 entities grabbed pieces of the action by launching one or more construction projects.

Six years and a national recession later, the number of businesses or individuals taking out permits to build single-family homes has thinned to about half that number."

Read the full article at the Omaha World-Herald 

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Yesterday, the Omaha World-Herald highlighted some of the development occuring on Omaha's north side.

long-school_275Over the long-term, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is hoping to spur $200 million in private development in this area. The current commercial development occuring in North Omaha is impressive, but there is still a long way to go. You can read the article to see specific projects that are underway or have been completed.

One of the projects highlighted is a residential development along 24th Street called the Long School townhomes. The townhomes were developed by NeighborWorks Omaha.

The townhomes offer residents an opportunity to have a live-work space.

I created a page on our website dedicated to the Long School townhomes. On that page,

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