Below is an excerpt from Grow Omaha’s June 30 Market Report:
Midtown Crossing, the seven-building, 16-acre mixed-use campus directly east of Mutual of Omaha’s headquarters is going through a transformation as five new tenants are opening for business. What’s more, part of the retail space on the complex’s north side has been converted into The Offices at Turner Park, an 18,539 sq. ft. office zone with high ceilings, large windows and attached outdoor patios.
The development is experiencing increased traffic lately as same-store sales are, on average, 10-to-15-percent higher than pre-pandemic levels. Midtown Crossing’s buildings have retail/commercial space on the lower levels with residential units on the upper floors. Residential sales have been strong as only two of 300 condos remain for sale.
Here’s a look at the new tenants coming to Midtown Crossing:
Red Claw plans to open a restaurant this October at 3157 Farnam Street in suite 7106. That’s on the south side of Farnam between Modern Love and Chase Bank. The restaurant will serve Cajun dishes, seafood and Boba tea. Fifty percent of the entrees will be seafood. Red Claw’s owner also has Mai Thai in Aksarben Village. The ownership estimates that 70 percent of the business will be take-out, but there will be a nice in-house dining space.
Sofra is coming to the former Grey Plume space at 220 South 31st Avenue. Owner Nils Gjoca is planning to open by the middle of July. Sofra will serve food with a European focus and will be known for plated brunch item plus the usual American favorites of burgers, salads, soups and breakfast items.
Chef Around the Block plans to open around September 1st next to Smokin’ Oak at 220 South 31st Avenue. This will be a pop-up shop designed to help support local chefs with multiple chefs using the space. Chef Around the Block will be open Thursdays and Sundays and will be able to host private dinners.
Milan Laser Hair Removal is planning its third Omaha-area location at 3201 Farnam Street just west of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the fourth quarter of this year. Milan is a fast-growing, Omaha-based retail chain that started in Papillion and just celebrated the opening of its 200th location in June.
Visit Omaha, the city’s official convention and visitors bureau, will open in about 6 months in the former Cantina Laredo space, part of the aforementioned Offices at Turner Park. The 3,000 sq. ft. space has a conference room with a nano wall (a glass wall that can move), which opens up to an outdoor fireplace patio overlooking Turner Park.
One last note, Midtown Crossing is in final lease negotiations with a sixth new tenant – a retail service provider shop. Details are expected within the next week.