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Old 12-08-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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Did Omaha ever have Gibson's Discount Center or Taco Tico?
taco tico yes for a short while... saran wrapped overflowing strofoam plates to go
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I am not an Omahan but I have been a frequent visitor for sixty years. Things I remember from Omaha that are no longer there: The stockyards (first visited when I was in grade school), Peony Park, Aksarben Horse races, Zuider Zee after the horses ran, The Spotted Leopard(?) Lounge (72nd and Dodge?), Johnny's Steakhouse (24th and L IIRC), all of the old packing houses that I delivered and picked up at in the 1970's, the small Jewish Grocery store on 24th & Lake(?), Ernie Chambers Barber Shop LOL, the three Kosher markets that I used to deliver meat to (Diamond,s, Shukert's and Nebraska Kosher) and the original Joe Tess's. The original JT's is where I discovered that CARP were not only edible but fantastic when fixed right. Oooops. I left out Orange Julius. Man I loved them back in the day.
Johnny's Cafe is still alive and kicking. It's on 27th and L Street, so you were close!

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I was pretty young when Peony Park went away, but I have some great memories there nonetheless.

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Yes there is some outfit using the Orange Julius trademark. There is at least one here in Lincoln at the WalMart Andermatt shopping mall. They are good but not nearly as good as they were in the 1970s. Maybe my memory is just faulty though.
I think it has definitely slipped. Both of my parents had told me that the Orange Julius of today is nothing like the originals.

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Old 12-08-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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taco tico yes for a short while... saran wrapped overflowing strofoam plates to go
That's a new one to me! Do you recall where they were located?
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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How about the Rosebowl?

Goodrich dairy?

Ginn gas?

Roberts dairy?
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Just curious . Taco Tico made it into Iowa (Fort Dodge is one of the last like 3 open) and Gibson's made it to Nebraska in at least Broken Bow and O'Neill located at 404 E Highway 20, but I'm sure there were more than those two. At one point they were second to only Kmart in size!
I know for sure Gibson's had a store at Ogalalla because one of my cousins managed it. I'm not sure but I think York had one also back in the day.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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That's a new one to me! Do you recall where they were located?
seems they were in the 84th center area but cant quite remember.. there are many others such as mr donut, ardans, admiral theater, astro theater(paramount,rose blumkin now) and all them video stores and game galleries, safeway etcetc.. i remember shopping years ago, people smoking would just drop their cigarette butts on the floor at safeway.
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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Some of the ones I can remember from times gone by and I still miss them.

Back in the 60’s there was Pookie Snackenburger Drive In on South 13th street and Tiners Drive In on Dodge Street. Rose’s Lodge just south of Dodge about 78th Street. Dumpling’s restaurant on South 84th near Park Dr. in Ralston. Jumbo Treat on Harrison at 84th Street. A&W drive inn on south 24th Street in South O. Mr C’s up on north 13th St near Fort Omaha. Oh yeah and the Ground Cow on 78 th & Pacific was always great. The “original” Millard Stockade was also another good one. Kings Hamburgers on 72 street & L and another one on north 72nd & Dodge, also in downtown Omaha. Big Fred’s on the old railroad ave in South O. Farmer Brown's down south of Papillion and there was one out west of Omaha near Elkhorn.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Another recent loss: Summer Kitchen, off of 132nd and Maple.
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Summer Kitchen in La Vista is still going strong. I was there today.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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I know for sure Gibson's had a store at Ogalalla because one of my cousins managed it. I'm not sure but I think York had one also back in the day.
Do you remember where it was in Ogalalla? I have a list of former store addresses since the company seems to have fallen off a cliff in the 80's and all but died without a trace. The last 30 were ran out of Dodge City, Kansas and were closed off slowly as Walmart built the Supercenters between the 1990's and 2002 when the parent company declared bankruptcy.
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