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Midtown Crossing News Volume 11, March 2014

Omaha Summer Concert Tradition “Playing with Fire” Moving to Turner Park

Turner BARK

Midtown Crossing is thrilled to welcome Playing with Fire, Omaha’s sizzling, free summer concert tradition, to an expansive, new venue: seven-acre Turner Park with its iconic Pavilion and permanent stage. “This allows us to continue our legacy, and I think it will be a great fan experience,” said Jeff Davis, Playing with Fire founder. Featuring the best in blues, soul, funk, R & B, and rock, Playing with Fire spent the majority of its first 10 years at Lewis & Clark Landing on Omaha’s riverfront, attracting crowds of up to 10,000 people. The switch to Turner Park allows the 501(c)(3) non-profit to showcase the same great local, national and international acts with less expense and logistical complexity.


“We sought out a place with a covered stage, the space and amenities to accommodate us. Midtown Crossing stepped up with its Pavilion at Turner Park and has basically become a partner in the show,” Davis said. “Playing with Fire is a natural addition to our outstanding lineup of free community entertainment here at Midtown Crossing and the Pavilion at Turner Park. We’re ecstatic that we can help keep the Playing with Fire tradition alive in Omaha for its long-time fans and the new fans to come,” said Molly Skold, vice president marketing and communications, East Campus Realty, LLC, the Mutual of Omaha subsidiary that owns Midtown Crossing. A free concert experience, Playing with Fire’s 2014 schedule will play out over the course of two Thursday nights: June 26 and July 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. Read More on Page 3

Picking up some produce? Grab a book, too! There’s been a new addition to the midtown grocery store Wohlner’s, a bookcase, which offers customers a free book to pick up or drop off. Read More on Page 3


CONCIERGE Do you have a special event or occasion coming up and wish you had someone to help you pull off that surprise? As your Concierge, those moments are some of our specialties. We can take care of all of the reservations and arrangements, orders and deliveries of food, flowers, decorations, gift baskets and gift cards. If it deserves more than a last minute card, and you need some help pulling it all together, give us a call and we’ll make sure your celebration goes as smooth, and surprising as possible.


Summer Preview THURSDAYS

Ladies Night

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Exciting News: The residents of Midtown Crossing now have a Facebook page. Be sure to friend “Midtown CrossingApts” and stay informed about what is going on in your community! If you have any questions or are having any problems signing up please call the management office for assistance.


Easter Begg Hunt


Bocce Ball Begins

MAY 18

Midtown Car Show

VIP Platinum Cards: Any residents in Buildings 2 and 7 that missed the resident breakfast last week and still haven’t received their VIP Platinum Card, please contact the office to arrange delivery.


MAY 25 Yoga Rocks the Park Begins JUNE 2

Monday Night at the Movies Begins


Playing with Fire

JULY 10 Jazz on the Green Begins JULY 12 CASA Superhero 5K Run AUGUST 21

End of Summer Concert Series Begins

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Security ..........................................402.934.7999 Concierge Bldg. 4 ................... 402.934.7641 Concierge Bldg. 3 ................... 402.934.9574 Property Mgmt. ........................402.934.9275

All of the buildings at Midtown Crossing are equipped with a state-of-theart fire control detection and alarm system. At certain times throughout the year, these devices need to be tested to ensure that they are functioning properly. Your Property Management and Residential Management teams will inform you in advance of any scheduled fire control testing date. In addition, the contractor doing the testing or the Security team will make an announcement over the building’s P.A. system that it is only a test and not to panic. There are times when the fire control system actually goes into alarm. If that occurs residents, retailers and visitors should listen to the audible alarm instructions being broadcasted over the P.A. system and do as instructed. If the Security team and the Fire Dept. determine that it is a false alarm, an announcement will be given over the P.A. system stating that it is a false alarm and that you can return to your residence. As always, be safe and do not assume that it is a false alarm, until you are actually advised of such.



Omaha Summer Concert Tradition “Playing with Fire” Moving to Turner Park (cont from page 1) June 26: Opening act: Hector Anchondo Supporting act: Ben Poole Headliner: Jonas & the Massive Attraction July 3: Opening act: Mojo Bag Supporting act: Randy Oxford Band Headliner: The Madame Louise Project, featuring Lulu Hughes Davis, the former CEO of Davis Erection Company, Inc., started Playing with Fire in 2004 with a small board of volunteers to build community through free, high-quality, family-oriented musical entertainment. “We all love the music, and having a free show where everyone can participate is what’s really important to us,” Davis said. Also important is fostering community involvement. Playing with Fire supports local charities, such as The Food Bank for the Heartland and Parkinson’s Health Development, and cultivates music education by providing performance and fundraising opportunities to students of BluesEd, a non-profit youth artist development program. Playing with Fire concerts are made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, the City of Omaha, corporate and private sponsorships, in-kind donations and volunteers. To learn more about Playing with Fire and the 2014 concert series and artists, visit

PICKING UP SOME PRODUCE? GraB A BOOK, TOO. Story provided by by Chase Moffitt There’s been a new addition to the midtown grocery store Wohlner’s, a bookcase, which offers customers a free book to pick up or drop off. Owner Mike Schwartz tells WOWT 6 News thanks to nearby Hutch furniture, the donated bookcase could house the grocery store’s reading section. It’s a recent addition and the idea is that anyone who wants to borrow a book can do so, just bring it back later. The whole thing is free and on the honor system. “Books are fun, they’re enjoyable to read and there’s always a lot of extra books lying around. After you read a book , most of the time you don’t want to keep it, so this way everybody can enjoy it and pass books on” Schwartz said. The bookshelf has been in place for about a week and Schwartz says it’s already a big hit.


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Saints Pub + Patio 402.932.1911

The Afternoon 402.933.3809


Chef 402.991.5656

The Corky Canvas 402.637.4066


The Glo Lounge 402.342.4505



Hutch 402.995.9842


Me & Me

Marcus Midtown Cinema 402.346.6900


The Grey Plume Provisions



Three Dog Bakery 402.715.4500


The Ugly Sister Boutique 402.499.6677

Arlan’s Barber Shop 402.505.8767

Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery and Deli 402.551.6875

Callahan Financial Planning 402.341.2000 Defintive Vision 402.502.7323 Fashion Cleaners 402. 916.1987

DINING Black Oak Grill 402.341.0622 Brix 402.991.8466 Cantina Laredo 402.345.6000 Chicago Dawg House


Cold Stone Creamery/ Rocky Mountain Chocolate 402.359.1719

Garbo’s Salon and Spa 402.933.9737 Lotus House of Yoga 402.933.1822 NT Nails 402.991.7676 Prairie Life Fitness 402.916.5000 Element by Westin 402.614.8080 Z-Wireless 402.991.1180

CRAVE 402.345.9999 Délice European Bakery 402.505.9500 The Grey Plume 402.763.4447 Thirst Tea Café


Ingredient 402.715.4444 Lenny’s Sub Shop 402.218.1745 Pana 88 402.934.7262


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Midtown Crossing March 2014 Newsletter