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Old 12-19-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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But you have to admit, we're better off now that we have the Walmart supercenters, right? They have everything you'd ever need.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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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.
I don't remember the exact address but when you got off of I-80 and went North thru town on Hwy 26, after Hwy 26 made the jog to the left it was in that area. My cousin managed the store in Ogalalla and I believe he might have managed either the store or warehouse in Dodge City before moving to Nebraska. He retired shortly before they went bankrupt I believe.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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There was PlayLand Park in Council Bluffs that closed years ago also the Peony Park in Omaha where I use to go swimming all the time in the summer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony_Park

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Park_Playland
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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, Johnny's Steakhouse (24th and L IIRC)
Johnny's is still there. Was there a while back on a Friday or Saturday night and the place was pretty full even.

I miss the Mai Tai Lounge that was on 72nd and Blondo, underneath the Mt. Fuji Inn...strong, strong cocktails.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Grandmother's Skillet closed a few years ago at 84th & L streets out in Ralston...........
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas
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While researching Gibson's Discount Center locations, I found listings for these defunct Omaha businesses in an advertisement for a "Dominion $1,000,000 Shower of Diamonds Sweepstakes" list of Dominion retailers.

International Superstore
Orchard and Wilhelm
Philips Department Store
Skagway

When digging through the Iowa section of the same add, I found that Gibson's did have at least one location in the metro in Council Bluffs!

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Old 12-24-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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While researching Gibson's Discount Center locations, I found listings for these defunct Omaha businesses in an advertisement for a "Dominion $1,000,000 Shower of Diamonds Sweepstakes" list of Dominion retailers.

International Superstore
Orchard and Wilhelm
Philips Department Store
Skagway

When digging through the Iowa section of the same add, I found that Gibson's did have at least one location in the metro in Council Bluffs!
Empires228 if you would like to contact my cousin for more information I can give him a call to see if he wants to share his knowledge. Let me know on this forum and I will talk to him and see what he says. I talked to his Mother on the phone today and he is out of town for a few days but when he gets back I can call him and let you know.
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