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Restaurant & Retail Updates
The Cookie Co. plans to open December 3rd at 11922 Standing Stone Drive in Gretna. The locally owned gourmet cookie store will offer different cookie flavors each week.
Sbarro, the New York-style pizzeria chain will open a location inside a Kwik Stop gas station and convenience store under construction on the northeast corner of 90th & Blondo Street.
Heavy Brewing has opened at 20333 Patton Street in Gretna. The family owned brewery and taproom also serves prepared food.
D’Leon’s Taco Rico leased a space at 16919 Audrey Street, Suite 20, in Harrison Village in the former Beijing Gate restaurant space. Opening is planned for January.
The Mill Coffee & Tea plans to open its first Omaha location next year in a renovated building at 31st & Leavenworth Street. The space will offer indoor and outdoor seating plus a drive-thru. The Mill has four existing locations in Lincoln.
The Chipotle Mexican Grill is adding a drive-thru window at its Baker Square location southwest of 132nd & West Center Road. Many other Omaha-are Chipotles have added so-called “chipotlanes.”
Sherwin Williams will hold a ribbon cutting November 16th for its new store at 5108 L Street. It will be the company’s first fully staffed, Spanish-speaking store in the Omaha area.
A former bank building at Westwood Plaza (122nd & West Center Road) now houses a very different business: Grateful Green Hemp & THC Dispensary.
Rebel Monkey Pizza has closed permanently at 16919 Audrey Street after only a year in business.
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Review: At Anna’s Place, Omaha’s history is served in original, beautiful cocktails
Tucked behind a softly lit door — that light green or red, depending on luck — in the lobby of downtown’s new Hotel Indigo sits the city’s latest speakeasy, serving a succinct lineup of original, artful cocktails. If the light is green, knock with the big brass door knocker shaped like a woman. (If it’s red, you’ll have to come back later.)
When that door does open, you’ll be enveloped by hot scarlet light and greeted by a photograph of Anna Wilson, Omaha’s “Queen of the Underworld,” and its best known madam, who died in 1911.
Welcome to Anna’s Place, the latest bar, and Omaha’s first, from James Beard semifinalist Jill Cockson, who runs three bars in Kansas City and was the original operator of Lincoln’s The Other Room.
With co-owner Devon Mundt, an alum of Wicked Rabbit, another downtown speakeasy, Cockson is serving a solid list of inventive, often beautiful drinks with names inspired by Anna Wilson’s life, Omaha lore and Nebraska history. One even features a house made riff on Kool-Aid.
Cockson said when she started working on her first Omaha concept, she knew she wanted to look toward the city’s history. She found herself captivated by Wilson’s life story, including her successful brothel, which was near 9th and Douglas streets, that Wilson later turned into the city’s first hospital, and her grave in Prospect Hill Cemetery, under nine feet of concrete so “respectable” society couldn’t move it.
“It becomes more interesting and organic if you start with the real story,” Cockson said. “We don’t need to come up with something new. We’re part of that continued story.”
To that end, and probably not surprisingly, Anna’s Place is decidedly a bar for cocktail-loving grown ups. There are no wines, no shots, no list of craft beers and no snacks, unless you count an edible cocktail garnish or two. And while the owners can make you any classic drink you might desire, I’d advise, after visiting several of Cockson’s other bars, to stick to the list; we didn’t encounter a single disappointing sip during our recent visits.
We tried several of the eleven original drinks on the menu, plus one of the six house twists on Old Fashioneds, all priced at $15. There’s also two $11 drinks created with pre-prohibition style house tonic water made using Peruvian bark powder, a natural source of quinine.
The Anna Wilson, one of the “Soiled Dove Auld Fashioneds,” is the first drink on the menu, and it’s served with drama: it arrives at the table in a Venus de Milo shaped vessel modeled after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Uncork the top and smoke curls out; scented with Frankincense and lavender, it flavors the drink, which gets poured over a fat square of ice in the accompanying rocks glass, that ice topped with a slice of dehydrated apple (another night, I had it topped with an orange, as its pictured here.)
Made with apple brandy, rye whiskey, honey syrup and Angostura bitters, the ingredients are simple but balanced, and the gentle smoky element pushes that flavor beyond the ordinary, invading both your nose and your palette as you sip.
The Necromancer, named after a practitioner of black magic, takes the classic honey and lemon Bee’s Knees cocktail (a favorite of mine) and amps it up to eleven. If you like a cocktail that borders on the medicinal, which I do, this one’s for you, with its hints of anise, mint, rosemary and honey. Mundt told me the flavors put him in the mind of a Ricola cough lozenge, and I can’t say that’s too far off.
The drink comes served over pebble ice, and is made with Mastiha, a pine spirit; along with absinthe; herbal liquor; fresh lemon; honey; and Fernet Branca Menta, classic Fernet’s mintier cousin. It arrives topped with a house-made, gold leaf-flecked piece of hard candy that has that cough drop vibe on lock.
The decor inside Anna’s Place is striking and sexy. Omaha artist Watie White created all the art in the room, which includes a large painting of a reclining nude and many small sketches inspired by Wilson’s life and work. Cockson told me she commissioned the art for the space, and the drawings are meant to resemble sketches on napkins.
There’s comfortable banquette seating and plush wingback chairs, thick Persian rugs and several eye-catching custom light fixtures, including one embellished with black roses and others made to resemble fishnet stockings. Cockson said of all her bars — Kansas City’s Swordfish Tom’s, Drastic Measures and Chartreuse Saloon — she thinks Anna’s place has the most cohesive look and feel, and I’d agree. There’s no mistaking it for someplace else.
You’re most likely to find Mundt behind the curved bar, like we did on all our visits, and he will happily direct you through the menu, asking questions to help guide the less knowledgeable to a drink they’ll most enjoy, and chating with the more educated cocktail lover about the interesting surprises on the menu. A bar like Anna’s Place could come off as intimidating, but Mundt’s hospitality changes the tone. He steered my cocktail loving partner, Matthew, toward two drinks in particular: The Devil’s Staircase and the Burnt District.
The Burnt District, named after Omaha’s original red light district, is made with Ardbeg Islay scotch, Campari, sweet vermouth and a smoked saline solution. Matthew described the drink as a booze-forward, interesting twist on a classic Boulevardier. It has an undeniable bitter note balanced by smoke and an interesting salty note from that saline solution.
“Guaranteed to put hair on your chest,” Matthew said.
The Devil’s Staircase is the aforementioned Kool-Aid cocktail. Mundt creates a carbonated and acid-adjusted house blend of Kool-Aid (Matthew said the flavor profile tasted closest to fruit punch) then adds Tequila and Meletti Amaro, which has caramel and chocolate notes. It comes garnished with a tender, house made marshmallow that Mundt infuses with alcohol, lending a pleasant burn to an otherwise sweet treat.
I can’t stop thinking about how the Underworld Exorcism looks under the bar’s red lights. A twist on the Aviation, one of my favorite cocktails, it’s made with botanical gin, violet and herbal liquors, fresh lemon and a house made hibiscus-Cubeb pepper syrup; the Indonesian pepper has a slightly bitter aromatic similar to allspice. It’s delicious, complex and layered but still approachable. But what really sticks in my head is its garnish, a candied hibiscus flower, that sits atop the drink, pricked by a spear. Under the red lights, it eerily but also sort of beautifully resembles an anatomic human heart.
There’s an unmistakable edge to Anna’s Place, one that’s sharp enough to be noticeable. But with Cockson’s signature warm hospitality, which both she and Mundt personify, the bar transforms into a spot that cocktail lovers will feel welcomed by kind service and a creative spirit, perhaps the kind of place Anna herself might have frequented.
M-Sat 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Visitors can enter the bar if the light above the door is green; if the light above the door is red, the bar is at capacity.
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$10 Million in Upgrades for Omaha Parks
The City of Omaha plans to use $10 million of is $112 million American Rescue Plan Act funds to improve parks and public spaces A citizen survey completed in 2021 showed improvements to public spaces are a top preference for the federal funds.
The City Council this week approved the first one: a $124,800 project to resurface a rubber playground at Clarkson Park in Midtown just north of 42nd & Dodge Street.
“Based on public feedback, the Parks Department has prioritized City parks and facilities and several other public areas for significant upgrades,” said Mayor Jean Stothert. “We will improve access and safety, upgrade park equipment, and create new opportunities for recreation.”
Over the coming months, contracts for other park improvements will also go to the Council for approval. All projects have been reviewed by Deloitte and meet the federal criteria for ARPA spending.
MANDAN PARK – 6215 S 13th Street
1-3 miles of new nature trails, playground and picnic area upgrades and a nature center that will be the headquarters for a new youth summer camp, similar to the popular Hummel Park day camp. Part of the tree canopy will be cleared to increase access to the park and improve safety and security for park users.
FONTENELLE PARK – 45th & Ames
The 90-year old park pavilion and caretaker facility will be remodeled for programming and event rentals. A disc golf course will be built, plans also include new trails.
PIPAL PARK – 7770 Hascall Street
A new barrier-free playground and spray ground, restroom building remodel, walking paths, repaved park road, signs and landscaping. Work may be completed in two phases to include City CIP funding.
LYNCH PARK – 2200 S 21st Street
Multi-phase project includes a reset of the baseball field, all roads and parking lots, court spaces, existing open-air shelter, and additional open field space. A later phase will include the addition of a playground, spray ground, restroom building, walking trail, and additional parking. A caretaker/maintenance facility is also being developed. Work will be completed in multiple phases to include City CIP funding.
PAXTON-JOHN CREIGHTON BOULEVARD TRAIL
This 2.3-mile section of the trail will be expanded to 10 feet wide and resurfaced with a projected new lifespan of 20-plus years. This section from Fontenelle Park to Adams Park helps keep several other projects currently under construction, and future trail segments strategically connected as part of the city’s trail network.
HITCHCOCK PARK POOL – 5025 S 45th Street
The focus is on infrastructure to continue successful operations for another 20 years, including all gutters and grates, caulking and sealing, damaged or decaying pipe, a new fence around the property and new roof for the main building are also planned. The high dive will be removed and replaced with new features.
ELMWOOD PARK POOL – 606 S Happy Hollow Blvd
The focus is on stabilization of the existing open swim area and the deepest part of standing water in the pool to continue successful operations for another 20 years. The work will focus on improving all gutters and grates, caulking and sealing, and repairs to the existing drop slides.
CLARKSON PARK – 124 N 42nd St
A new rubber surface for the playground resurfacing, add benches around that existing space, add picnic tables and make improvements to the existing shelter.
KOUNTZE PARK – 3505 Florence Blvd
This project includes the major activity areas of the park including the areas by the former community center, playground and spray ground areas, baseball field, and court areas. Work may need to be done over multiple phases to include City CIP or additional private funding.
In addition to the city parks, three other public spaces are part of the ARPA-funded improvements:
PLAZA DE LA RAZA SQUARE – 24th & N
Multi-phase proposal to redesign and activate the plaza. Additional funding will be provided by the State and other private funders.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARK – 24th & Lake
Reset or replace existing pavers and stonework that surround the memorial to Dr. King. Matching funds are being provided by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
DREAMLAND PARK – 24th & Lizzie Robinson Avenue
Refurbish the existing fountain and beautification including new signage, flowers, and tree trimming.
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The stretch of 180th Street between Blondo Street and West Maple Road opened last Friday. The one-mile section had been closed in order to expand the thoroughfare to four lanes.
The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission approved a gaming operator license for the future WarHorse casino, racing and entertainment complex located at Horsemen’s Park near 63rd & Q Street, according to the Omaha World-Herald. The casino is scheduled to open in early 2024.
An indoor miniature golf course and lounge are planned for a 14,504 sq. ft. space in a 6-story building on the southeast corner of 10th & Capitol Avenue in the Capitol District.
Construction is expected to begin soon on a $2.8 million expansion of the New Image Dentistry building on the northeast corner of 72nd & Grover Street. Construction on the 2-story addition will start in this spring.
Gene Leahy Mall’s LED video wall under the 10th Street bridge has reopened and is now displaying an autumn-themed video show. The screens were a big hit during the mall’s ground opening celebration 4th of July weekend. The boards were then temporary closed until protective plexiglass covers could be installed.
Only a small section of the W. Dale Clark library building remains standing as crews rapidly demolish the building by the end of the year. Construction of Mutual of Omaha’s 44-story headquarters is expected to begin on the site by January.
Work is progressing on The Cosgrove, a 173-unit apartment project with underground parking located on the northwest corner of 38th & Leavenworth Street. The 5-story building is fully enclosed. Opening is planned for late winter.
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Real Estate News from CoStar – Shifting priorities among younger residents looking to age in more affordable surroundings, along with companies and workers seeking lower costs, have been the leading drivers of heightened U.S. migration during the pandemic, according to a new report from foot traffic analytics firm Placer.ai.
The report analyzed migration data for more than 60 metropolitan regions between 2019 and 2022 and found that regions with a higher share of young residents, age 25-44, “experienced more outbound migration, while cities with fewer young residents saw more net population growth as a result of migration.” Also, regions with higher proportions of renters were more likely to have seen more out-migration, while those with larger proportions of homeowners experienced heightened in-migration.
Werner Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s largest transportation and logistics companies, has signed a definitive agreement and closed on the acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of Reed Transport Services, Inc. and RTS-TMS, Inc., doing business as ReedTMS Logistics (“ReedTMS”). Tampa-based ReedTMS was founded in 1996 and is a leading asset-light logistics provider and truckload carrier with revenues of $372 million for the 12 months that ended September 30th.
Valmont Industries, Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.55 cents per share payable on January 17, 2023 to shareholders of record on December 30, 2022. The dividend indicates an annual rate of $2.20 per share.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway again reported a loss — this time only $2.7 billion — because of a drop in the paper value of its investment portfolio in the third quarter, but most of its operating businesses performed well with the notable exception of Geico, according to Associated Press.
Berkshire reported a third-quarter loss of $2.7 billion, or $1,832 per Class A share. That’s down from a $10.3 billion profit, or $6,882 per Class A share, a year ago when the stock market was soaring. In the second quarter of this year, Omaha-based Berkshire reported a $44 billion loss.
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Leadership & Sales Insights for Ambitious People
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Leadership & Management
Want to know why many leaders don’t accomplish all their goals? TRACKING! It’s the magic ingredient that makes the goal-setting process so powerful.
If you write your goals and put them in a binder that sits on the top shelf of a little-used cabinet, you are wasting a golden opportunity. Check your goals at least once a quarter, preferably once a month.
As you read the goals, think about what you have and have not accomplished. Determine if you are on schedule. In other words, at the end of the first quarter, you should theoretically have accomplished 25 percent of your goals. At the end of the year, thoroughly review and evaluate your performance on each goal.
Attention sales managers: We are failing our salespeople by allowing them to sell in a way that doesn’t benefit them or their prospective clients, says author Anthony Iannarino. “If they have been trained at all, it’s likely a legacy approach that has lost its efficacy, explaining why buyers are unhappy with many salespeople.”
Attention sales managers II – There are three primary reasons so many sales pros struggle, according to author Mike Weinberg: 1. They don’t effectively work the top of their funnel instead choosing to live in reactive mode waiting for leads and opportunities; 2. They focus on customer service more than customer acquisition; 3. They diminish how they’re perceived by coming across as nothing more than a vendor, pitchman or supplier who ends up getting commoditized thereby having to sell on price.
Now that November has arrived, it’s time to start thinking about next year.
We will likely experience some economic adversity in 2023, but there’s a good chance you’ll thrive next year if you have the right approach. It’s time to start planning for your production in 2023. Today I have some best practices for you.
Before we get into the particulars, please know that goals must sit upon a solid foundation. In other words, your goals should move you closer to your dreams while honoring your core values and synthesizing with your mission and vision statements.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “We aim above the mark in order to hit the mark.” Goals should force you at least a little bit out of your comfort zone.
There’s a fine line between ambitious and unrealistic goals.
“Setting goals for your game is an art,” golfer Greg Norman said. “The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too high nor too low.”
There are a number of reasons to set goals. They help you match actual with desired progress and give you a regular mile marker to chart your progress. Goals clarify and quantify your needs and wants.
It is wise to have short-, medium- and long-term goals. Long-term goals would be in the 10- to 20-year range. Medium-term goals are in the three-to-five-year range. Short-term goals are in the one-year range.
Make sure your goals are in writing. There is something very powerful about putting them in writing. Unwritten goals are no better than New Year’s resolutions, and we all know how effective those are! Once your goals are recorded, you can’t forget them. By putting them in writing, you are making a psychological commitment to yourself to pursue these goals. You have made yourself accountable, since your goals are now part of a permanent record.
To make yourself even more accountable, share your written goals with another person. By doing this, you remember in the back of your mind that another person knows what you stated you planned to do in the coming year. If you don’t do it, that other person will know you failed. That alone is a powerful motivator.
Choose the right person with whom you will share your goals. It should be someone you know and trust. It should be a person who can keep this personal information about yourself confidential and not judge you unfairly based upon your goals. Of course, if some of your goals are exceedingly personal, you could keep them off the list that you share with the other person.
The more specific a goal is, the more likely you are to accomplish it. Goals should be quantitative or at least measurable. It is much better to state, “I will attend at least 20 networking events this year” instead of saying, “I will do a better job of networking.” You can see that the first one is very clear. The second one is problematic, because it does not define or quantify “better.” The goal, “I will increase my conversion rate to 70 percent” is much better than “I will sell more.”
For annual goals, you may want to add a time element for further specificity. Examples might include: “I will eliminate 50 percent of my consumer debt by July 1.” “I will earn $50,000 in commission by the end of the first quarter.” “I am going to give at least one presentation to a professional organization each month.” Time elements add a sense of urgency, which most of us need to be successful.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Sir Winston Churchill
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Upcoming Events in the Metro
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Movie Night: COCO on November 11th: Each Friday The Edge of the Universe hosts a movie night! This week’s movie night features the Disney movie COCO. Bring your friends and family for a free movie night!
Midtown Merry Market on November 13th: Head to Midtown for festivities & drinks for the third annual Midtown Merry Market! Shop 30 local makers and vendors – hand-poured candles and soaps, hand-lettered signs and products, coffees and teas, trendy clothing, and much more. Enjoy holiday sips from the Empire Room’s fully stocked bar, including Merry Mimosas, Spiked Apple Cider, Kids Shirley Claus drinks and more!
3rd Annual RMHC Chili Cook-Off on November 13th: Join Vicky Sheeler and Mackenzie Leahy as they host the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale – benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha. Put your chili cooking skills to the test, and support a great cause!
Millwork Conversations with Marin Sullivan on November 16th: Millwork Conversations provides an opportunity to learn from people across communities right here in Nebraska and the country about new ideas and what’s possible – how to push past real and imagined boundaries. This month’s speaker is Marin Sullivan (PhD, University of Michigan) a Chicago-based art historian, curator, consultant, and educator. Come out to millwork to connect and discuss new ideas!
AAF Nebraska BOOM! Roasted on November 17th: Join the American Advertising Federation of Nebraska for a casual roast and toast of Nebraska’s advertising industry finest members. Featuring the roast of Laura Spaulding and Fred Knight and a toast to the 2022 Ad Pro and Ad rookie award recipients!
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Wall Street: The Week in Review
with George Morgan
The author is founder of Morgan Investor Education of Omaha.
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Views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.
Views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.
OK, boys and girls, we will start this week’s class with a vocabulary lesson. We will end it with an important announcement related to this week’s word. Our word for the week is paradigm. A paradigm is how we believe our world operates.
All of us have dozens, maybe even hundreds, of paradigms tucked away in a back room in our brain. These paradigms determine how we respond to the things we encounter during our daily routine.
We have paradigms about trivial things like how people should dress, and what people should eat. We also have paradigms about more consequential things, such as global warming.
Let me give you an example of a paradigm that may help you understand what I’m talking about. If you’ve lived in Nebraska all your life, you have a paradigm about Cornhusker football. That paradigm is that Nebraska is a top tier football team that goes to a bowl game every season. Problem is the paradigm and reality don’t match.
Wall Street has a paradigm. That paradigm is that stock prices are based upon the economic fundamentals of the underlying companies and that Wall Street has the expertise to “beat the market”. Drumroll please!!
The Wall Street Journal announced that Burton Malkiel has released a new edition of his 50-year-old opus magnum, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street.” Malkiel is the father of the Efficient Market Theory. The EMT hypothesizes that stock prices immediately adjust to all the public information. This does not imply that the prices are correct or even sane. Nobody knows for sure whether they’re too high or low.
The corollary to the EMT is that because of the market’s instant response to all the public news, it’s impossible for anybody to beat the market.
Now getting back to our vocabulary lesson for the week, Malkiel’s book is in direct opposition to Wall Street’s paradigm. Malkiel provides data that he believes indicates that Wall Street’s paradigm is no longer working. The probability that Wall Street will follow Mailkiel’s lead is zero. Paradigms become entrenched and changing them requires an apocalyptic shock. As long as people are willing to pay wall street for their advice, they will continue to oblige.
Malkiel also presents a paradigm solution that he and Ben Graham preached for over 50 years, that because of the rise of the discount brokers, is now more relevant than ever. That paradigm is; “Forget the needle, buy the haystack.”
For more insight into the Malkiel paradigm, visit my website, morganinvestoreducation.com.
People in the News
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Scooter’s Coffee has appointed Luc Langevin as vice president of development. He will help accelerate Scooter’s Coffee rapid store expansion, including locations across the Eastern United States. Prior to joining Scooter’s Coffee, Langevin held a variety of executive and senior leadership roles with Couche-Tard, a multinational operator of convenience stores, including Circle K.
Private Wealth Asset Management, an investment advisory firm serving high-net-worth clients and institutions, has added Leslie Miller as partner and senior portfolio manager in the firm’s Omaha office.
Scoular has promoted Steven Moore to vice president of food safety, quality, regulatory and innovation. Moore previously had served as director of FSQRI for Petsource, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Scoular. In his new role, he will lead this function for the entire Scoular company, as well as the Petsource subsidiary.
Omaha-based Tenaska has announced that Ben Hochstein will serve as president of the newly formed Tenaska Generation business unit and Joel Link will serve as president of the Tenaska Development business unit, formerly known as Tenaska Strategic Development and Acquisitions.
WoodmenLife has promoted Leslie VanderVeen to director, securities. VanderVeen oversees the Securities Department and leads the team’s analysts and their daily market activities. She VanderVeen began her career with WoodmenLife in 2017 as a securities portfolio manager in the Investment Division. Prior to that, VanderVeen held the positions senior public bond trader and director, Public Bond Portfolio Management at Mutual of Omaha.
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