The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 12, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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Two stores already open at South Pointe Pavilions with more coming
By Michelle Sitorius /■.
Staff writer
In a city with only one major shop
ping mall, a developer has found an
opportunity to open stores that
Lincolnites normally drive SO miles
northeast to shop at
South Pointe Pavilions, 27th and
Pine Lake Road, will open stores this
month, such as Abercrombie & Fitch
and Bed, Bath & Beyond, that can’t be
found anywhere else in the city.
“Instead of going to Omaha, now I
can just shop here in Lincoln,” said
Shelly Hain, a freshman marketing
major. “I’m also realty looking forward
to all the new shops that will be coming
in there.”
Two businesses - Old Navy, and
Chili’s Restaurant- have been open at
South Pointe Pavilions, said Scott
Rehorn, partner in R.E.D. Capital
Development; a third, Hallmark
Creations, opens today.
On Nov. 27, the proverbial ‘biggest
shopping day of die year,”* seven more
stores will open — Abercrombie &
Fitch, The Buckle, Gymboree, Barnes
& Noble, Lenscrafters, Athlete’s Foot
and Bed, Bath & Beyohd — Rehom
Von Maur, a large, upscale depart
ment store, will open this summer.
Douglas Theaters will open a new
facility with six screens and stadium
seating and will start screening films in
May 1999. Other stores that will open
this summer are Ben Simon’s,' Bath &
Body Works, Gap, Gap Kids,
Landmark Luggage and Victoria’s
Three or four more stores already
are beginning interior construction at
the mall; however, Rehom would not
name the stores because of marketing
The South Pointe Pavilions project
began a little more than two years ago.
The construction should be finished
within the next two months, and the
interior of the mall will be finished in
July, Rehom said.
Shoppers are already buzzing.
“It’s going to be awesome with all
the new stores that we don’t have here
in Lincoln^’ said Shannon Otto, a fresh
works at Old Navy. “I think even if I
didn’t work out there, I would go out
there to shop.”
Lincoln’s only other major retail
mall is not worried about South Pointe
creating dangerous competition.
Scott Victoryskocil, general man
ager of Gateway Mall, said, “I think
(South Pointe Pavilions) will give con
sumers another option.”
Rehom said the open-air design of
the new mall is intended to add atmos
phere and allow a better shopping
experience than in an enclosed mall.
Many shopping centers in the
Midwest started this trend and had suc
cess, Rehorn said. Kansas City is
known for the Plaza, Chicago has
Oakbrooke, and in Omaha there is One
Pacific Place.
Rehorn said this design is less
expensive for the tenets, so their heat
ing and air-conditioning lulls will be l
Those reduced expoises would be
passed to customers in the form of
lower juices on merchandise, he said.
Rehom doesn’t think the outdoor
design, however, would be detrimental
in the winter months.
“If 80,000 jieople are willing to sit
outside in a football stadium, they
won’t mind walking under an overhang
from one heated store to another,”
Rehom said.
He said R.E.D. Capital
Development has allowed room for
expansion beside Bed, Bath & Beyond.
However, this space probably will be
used for a community coiter.
So far, Old Navy.has had steady
traffic, said Daniel Reimnitz, the gen- '
eral manager.
The store ojiened at the new mall
because South Pointe offered available
space that was conducivg^o the store’s
large size, Reimnitz said.
Rehom said die new mall’s size and
variety of store&and services it offers
will draw customers from all over
“All this put in one spot makes
South Pointe Pavilions a shopping
exjierience not provided anywhere in
Nebraska,” Rehom said.
Kegent-eiect hopes to bnng new ideas to board
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tiie task.”
Schroeder grew up in Grand bland
and graduated from Iowa State
University in 1965 with a bachelor’s of
science and distributive studies. He
earned a law degree from the NU
College of Law in 1968.
Moving to Kearney in. 1970,
Schroeder decided to become active in
cityamlschoc^gpvernanbe. s?
“Education is historically in my
family,” Schroeder said. “My father
served the school board, and when our
children started school, my interest was
Schroeder began his community
involvement in 1974 as a member of
the Central Community College board
and was elected to the Kearney City
Council in 1978. He represented his
community as a council member until
Schroeder’s focus changed and
centered on education in 1988 when he
decided to run for the Kearney School
“I tended to have a different per
spective on tilings than others did,” he
said. “But that didn’t matter. Bettering
education was my focus.”
Dave Glover, senior vice president
of care development at Good
Samaritan Health Systems, said
Schroeder is not afraid to express his
opinion when it comes to educational
issues. Glover has known and worked
with Schroeder for morq than 10 years.
“He has a desire to learii about the
issues and has a great capacity for
researching,” Glover said. “He cares
about education. He really supports it”
When Schroeder’s school board
term ended in 1996, he chose not to run
for a fourth term.
Schroeder said it is important for
leadership roles to change in a democ
racy. The opportunity to have different
voices govern allows for new thoughts
and ideas, he said.
“I do believe it is important to open
up doors for new leadership,”
Schroeder said, “That is why I elected
not to run lbr a fourth term in the
Kearney School Board and run for
regents, instead.”
In January, Schroeder will be sworn
He said he is not coming to the board
with an agenda, but rather with ideas to
better serve NU schools and their com
“I don’t know if they are actually
sound ideas, but they’re ideas,” he said
During his campaign, Schroeder
to the University of Nebraska’s futorl/ s
Schroeder said he wanted to continue
that idea, as well as, looking into NU
“1 see my main responsibility as a
regent is to establish policy,” he said.
Schroeder said his past experience in
education will help him deal with uni
versity policies.
Glover said he is certain Schroeder
would do well sawing the state and the
“Kent will be a fresh face to the
board of regents,” Glover said. “The
community elected him, and he will
serve the community and their inter
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ASUN returns
election rules
for revisions y
ASUN from page 1
body if students just vote according to
party lines.” !
Other election changes include:
■ Changing the number of signa
tures a student needs to run for senate
from 35 td 10 in the NU College of
Dentistry, and from 25 to 10 in both the
Division of Continuing Studies and
UNDs nursing division.
■ All write-in candidates must
complete a form allowing them to con
duct an active write-in campaign.
Fuchs said an active write-in campaign i
includes visible campaigning, such as
distributing posters and brochures.
■ This year six senators wiU be
elected from die College of Arts and
Sciences, and three will be elected
from the Division of Continuing
Studies, a loss of (me seat for each.
The ASUN Electoral Commission
will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday in the ASUN
office, 115 Nebraska Union, to discuss
amendments and changes to the 1999
ASUN election rules, and procedures.
“Anyone is welcome to attend. It>
a public meeting,” Fuchs said.
“Actually, we would like student input
on these matters.”
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