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What businesses have been at 6553 ames ave

History of properties at 6553 Ames ave
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2018  |  3 Views

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Thanks for asking! I've surveyed our collection of Omaha City Directories and checked a couple details in our digital archive of the Omaha World-Herald. I can offer a representative sample, but if you're interested in more in-depth research let me encourage you to visit us at the W. Dale Clark Main Library at 215 S 15 St to browse through the directories or try out the OWH archive, which is available through this link with your library card. 

The property was built to house Nasr's Restaurant and Lounge, a steakhouse and Lebanese restaurant opened by Dr. Fred and Sally Nasr. It opened in 1966 and had kind of a rocky start due to street and sewer construction, but was quite successful as a restaurant and entertainment venue. 

Nasr's remains listed for about 15 years, appearing in 1980 as "New Nasr's" and was replaced by the short-lived Gigi's Golden Spur nightclub in 1981. 

1982 - Vacant

1984 - Vacant

1986 - Cleopatra's Restaurant

1990 - Cleopatra's Rental Hall & Catering

1995 - Cleopatra's Rental Hall & Catering AND Big Red Keno

1998 - Cleopatra's 

2000 - Not listed

2005 - Cartier's Nightclub & Restaurant

2009 - Not listed [Omaha Keno King in OWH articles] 

2011 - Omaha Keno King

2013 -  Claiborne Center amusement & recreation

2015 - Claiborne Center AND Cleopatra's Food for the Soul

2017 - Claiborne Center AND Cleopatra's Food for the Soul AND Salween Thai

Salween Thai is currently active in the 6553 Ames Ave location and has been since 2016. I believe that the recent directory listings may have some errors with previous businesses not being "de-listed" in the directory. 

I hope this answers your question! Please feel free to consult the resources listed above if you'd like to deepen your search, and thank you for using AskOPL. 

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