Fair Deal Marketplace
The Return of a 24th St. Staple
APMA and Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) collaborated on this one-of-a-kind space along N. 24th Street. The marketplace consists of micro-retail units made of adapted shipping containers and housing eight small-businesses, including a popcorn maker and clothing boutique. A new building mimics the shape of the original Fair Deal Cafe and houses a restaurant and small grocery store. The project benefited from HUD financing as it addressed the food desert in this historic neighborhood. The end result is a unique experience anchored in historical context that sets the standard for future development in the area.
14 shipping containers were used in the construction of the micro-retail units. The shipping containers were fabricated off-site and re-assembled on site.
“It brings positive [change] to the corridor. These businesses provide not just economic development for the business owners, but it also provides jobs to support them.”
— Terrie Sanders
Photography by: Alistair Tutton
June 19, 2020
Callahan will be joining us for the summer as an interior design intern. She will be entering her senior year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln pursuing her degree in Interior Design. Remember The Sims video game series? Well, that game provided an initial spark that ignited Callahan’s passion for interior design. When she’s not in the studio, Callahan can be found working out, cooking, dining at her favorite restaurant The Blatt, walking her dogs, or binge-watching Netflix.
June 16, 2020
Nicci is one of the interior design interns that will be joining us for the summer! She is an interior design student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who will be entering her senior year come fall of 2020. When Nicci isn’t busy laying out spaces, she enjoys time outdoors whether it be running or walking the fields at her family farm with three Australian Shepherds in-toe!
Congratulations on 30 years at APMA
June 1, 2020
For 30 years, APMA has had the pleasure of working with Martin Kluck. Martin is not only one heck of an architect, but a true friend and role model. It shows in the relationships he has built and nurtured over the years. Martin has made a lasting impression in our hearts and on the landscape of Omaha and Iowa. Congratulations, Martin!