It won’t be long before the there is a new look along the Nebraska side of the Missouri River in Omaha. The building that once housed Rick’s Café Boatyard and the Storz Trophy Room bar and restaurant is being torn down.
Omaha Parks Department Director Brook Bench says construction workers are currently scrapping the city owned building of copper and other salvageable items before it sees the wrecking ball.
This gives the city a chance to redevelop that area and others along the Lewis and Clark Landing site. Bench says, “We’ve been working with the mayor’s office on designs and several different options down there. We’re not ready to say what that is yet but we think what we are going to have down there is pretty cool.”
Bench says they are looking at the entire site. They still want to have concerts and festivals at the Landing so are trying to get the best of both worlds and utilize buildable areas. That includes the former restaurant and areas to the south.
The demolition process should take about 30 days.