If you ever see some of our posts from Facebook, we like to take a look at various businesses around our community. Whether it is great food or drink, the chance at a niche items for sale or incredible customer service, we try to highlight the places that we think our residents and guests should visit. Take a look through a sampling of some of our favorite places around the best place in all of Omaha: Cedar Heights Apartments.
- Andy’s Shoe Repair: This store does a variety of repairs for all sorts of shoes, belts and other leather goods. Prices are good and turnaround time is great. One of our sister communities has a staff member that has done repairs on a pair of her boots and had a very positive experience!
- El Churro Truck: While this was originally a food truck, but recently they located to a retail space on 50th and Saddle Creek. Reviews are incredibly favorable and we are wishing them all the best of luck in their new store!
- Re-CYCLE Bike Shop: Another store that we have mentioned before! This is a bike shop that sells new and used bikes, including used parts from bikes that they have had donated to them. Good for the person looking to add a personal touch to a bike they currently have, or is trying to make a bike from scratch with recycled parts. Definitely a quality endeavor!
- Weird Wild Stuff Vintage Clothes and Gifts: This one is a favorite hidden treasure for the Cedar Heights Staff! Just off 49th and Leavenworth, this retro clothing and gift shop offers a ton of incredibly vintage and unique items, both for costume events and just for something to jazz up your wardrobe or living space. A truly one-of-a-kind business!
- Three Happiness Express: Not far from Weird Wild Stuff, this Chinese restaurant serves all the items you would come to expect from such a place. With that, we have found that their offerings are amazing and at affordable prices. If you have not tried it already, YOU NEED TO GET ON THAT.
Our apartment community offers a lot to be excited about! Great grounds and landscaping, wonderfully spacious apartments and great staff. If you are looking for a home where your needs are taken care of, and you can live comfortably, then Cedar Heights is a great choice! With this said, we know that as important as it is to have a wonderful home, it is often just as important to have a central location that has shops and locales nearby. We wracked our brains and thought of plenty of locations that make Cedar Heights a special space to live.
- Restaurants: L Street is right down the way from us, and even near the intersection of L and 50th, you find plenty of quick bites such as Raising Canes, Jimmy Johns, Arbys and Taco Bell. Right here on 50th and Grover, we have a new restaurant and pub in Blondies Pub and Pizza, and there still more off of Saddle Creek and Center.
- Stores: Again, on the corner of 50th and L is Family Fare, which is a mid size store with great prices and plenty of options. Hy-Vee and Walgreens are right off of 50th and Center, and on the flip side of Grover is a Walmart Grocer.
- Parks: Several are nearby, with one right off of 50th and Grover. Aksarben also has several walking areas with great views and shops.
- Gas Stations. MegaSaver is right off of 60th and Grover, as well as a Hy-Vee gas station that is on 50th and Center. These are just the nearest options.
- Pubs/Bars: For those old enough to have an adult beverage, we have already mentioned Blondies Pub. There is also the Poop Deck that is right off of 60th and Grover.
- Miscellaneous: Right down the street on the corner of 50th and Grover, there is a used car dealership, a tailor, a pet groomer and a convenience store. All useful, especially in a pinch.
- Storage: Affordable Family Storage, as well as various storage sites are right down the street off of 50th and L. Especially useful for the apartment crowd with too many items.
Honestly, we are finding it difficult to not want to live here, especially if you are not into travelling long distances to shop. While we think that we are a wonderful place to live and stay, why not take a second to look at these places and frequent these businesses. We could all use a helping hand during these tough economic times.