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.
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Date of Completion
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 Photography
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Say It Loud
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Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!