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A History of the Nite Hawkes Cafe in East Omaha

This is a history of the Nite Hawkes Cafe, located at North 16th and Grand Avenue since 1942!

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A History of Restaurants, Diners and Food Businesses in North Omaha

This is a history of restaurants in North Omaha throughout its history.

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A History of the Ames Plaza, North Omaha’s Shopping Center

This is a history of the Ames Plaza, opened in 1960 at North 56th and Ames Avenue in then-Northwest Omaha.

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A History of the Forgot Store

A grocery store at the end of the road for the forgetful became a bar, and now stands tall in Ponca Hills. Learn about the history of the Forgot Store.

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A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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A History of Uncle Sam Breakfast Food Company

For 75 years, Uncle Sam cereal was manufactured in North Omaha. This is a history of the company and its locations in the community.

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A History of Omaha’s North Downtown

This is a history of Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood.