When the towering structure of Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium came crumbling down, many in town thought that would be the last they would see of the giant letters that formally stretched across the bright blue entry.
Fast forward to local business owners Nick Huff and Brandon Beed walking through a muddy lawn of a salvage yard.
"We didn't even know where they were from when we first got them," Huff recalls.
The couple owns Hutch, a modern and vintage furniture store that started as just a passion project. Over the years the two have moved from selling on Craigslist to a small space in the Old Market to a not as small space in Midtown crossing. Two years ago they opened a 4,300 square foot space, more than doubling in size and what they sell. Many of the home décor products inside Hutch are make by local Omaha artisans.
"We really want to solidify ourselves too as support local. Be proud of your city."
And what was to show that city pride, than with giant, five foot tall, 30 pound a piece, white italicized letters that spell 'Omaha'?
Huff, an Omaha native, remembers growing up going to the games at the Blatt.
"Anyone who attended that stadium, just looks back on it and it's just what college baseball is all about," he said.
The signage is set to stay in place. Not for sale, at least for now, Huff says.