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13th Street corridor taking shape as new shops open up

Posted at 6:14 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 19:14:47-04

Redevelopment along the 13th Street corridor is underway after the popular Bohemian Cafe shut down in 2016. 

The projects are spear-headed by J.P. Morgan.

There's currently three businesses already open, Grain and Mortar, Omaha Creative Institute, and Outrspaces. 

"We looked into this neighborhood and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood the rich history to the potential we like its right on the main corridor it's close to downtown," said Grain and Mortar partner Eric Downs. 

The company renovated the building The Mystery Bookstore once owned. 
"One thing that we are pretty passionate about is you know we wanted to keep the integrity of the building," said Downs. 

As for the Omaha Creative Institute, the non-profit's goal is to make it easier for working artists to live in Omaha. 

"Programs are growing and we need more space of our own," said Andrew Saladino. 

And another non-profit, Outrspaces, opened up a few months ago and is a place for performing artists.

"The space itself is a major upgrade for us and its so exciting to be in such a beautiful space everyday," said co-founder Grace Manley.

These shops are providing a theme that's taking shape in the area. 

J.P. Morgan said there's 6 more businesses coming into Little Bohemia later this year.