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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1918)
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Upper Douglas street and its laterals becoming
one of most important business sections of Omaha
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The N meeting p lace of
the people worthwhile
The Fontenelle Was Built by Omahans
For You To Enjoy
Unfailing Courtesy: and Service
Seek to Merit Your Patronage
(MANAGEMENT, H. EDGAR GREGORY I
I DOUGLAS STREET i
IS FORGING AHEAD
Business" is Moving Up This
Street Until it is Now
Recognized as Center
The growth and prosperity of a
city can be measured only by the ac
tual happenings within and building
up of its business districts. One of
the most forcef ! facts to the old
time resident of Omaha is the rapid
growth and remarkable trend of busi
ness that is constantly going forward
on Douglas street. Particularly is this
true about the district west of Seven
One of the most metropolitan sights
in Omaha to the stranger in town is
a glimpse up Douglas street from'
Fifteen or Sixteenth stree.tr Gazing
up Douglas street one sees a can6n
of skyscrapers huge but artistic piles
of steel and masonry which within a
few years have lifted their- sheer
height so as to overtop any other
group of the buildings in Omaha. 1
Omaha's expansion and westward
trend in the building line, nowhere
finds an expression as vivid as up
Douglas street. Here is real evidence
of the marching rmetropolis' and the
solution of the problem of a. greater
business distrkt. , .
New Athletic Club.
Between Seventeenth arid Eight
eenth streets stands the uncompleted
Omaha Athletic club, one of the most
beautiful .structures .. in. the, middle
west. Across the street is the tower
ing hulk of the Saunders-Kennedy
building, one of -the biggest in the
On Eighteenth and Douglas streets
is the Hotel Fontenelle,. Omaha's fin
est hostelry and the equal of any in
the country for beauty. Above the
Fontenelle the new Masonic-temple
rears its classic lines to the sky. This
building, a skyscraper in' the real
sense of the word, takes rank with
the finest lodge buildings in the
United States. , v, .;
' ' Line of Skyscrapers. '
The outer fringe of - this great
Douglas street line of skyscrapers is
narkcd by the new home of, the Ne
braska Telephone company now a
huge skeleton of steel visible for miles
around. This big structure when com
pleted will rank as one of ."the most
modern telephone buildings in the
world. ' ' ,v
The Jacobs-Lee . Drug, store, situ
ated at the northwest corner of Sev
enteenth and Douglas streets, is the
first bright spot in this new business
section. It is to be congratulated for
the good judgment in selecting this
particular location. It is doing a fine
business and hfts made many friends.
The firm is comj.osed of. A. S. Jacobs
and H. G. Lee, two deservedly popu
lar young busines men. ..
The Alia Shop passed its fourth
birthday December 5. '
Having been established for altru
istic purposes, it has , always main
tained its policy of helpfulness wher
ever possible. The stock has been
enlarged very greatly and has become
so much more cosmopolitan that the
slogan, "The world is, our market,"
has been adopted, It does rot aim to
be Japanese nor Chinese, nor any one
particular nationality, but partakes of
them all. Its name is Arabian and
brings a vision of the caravan cross
ing the deserts, plying its commerce
from Arabia and Persia to India,
China, Japan, across to Egypt and
Ethiopia, Europe and the western
The DeLuxe Dancing' Academy is
one of the" popular places of amuse
ment and according to Manager Harry
White every effort is being made to
come within the rules of the welfare
board, admitting no girls tinder the
age of 18. The DeLuxe has a won
derfully smooth floor and very fine
The Douglas Cafe, "under the able
proprietorship tf G.. H.s Hawkes, is
the very latest addition to Omaha's
list1 of cafes. Mr.- Hak?s aims to
make this the popular and attractive
cafe of the city. It is equipped with
facilities for the serving.of,the quick
est' "hurry up" ' lunch -or '-the most
elaborate meal. It has the finest ven
tilation system ' possible,; being open
at both ends and possessing a ,30-foot
ceiling. ' " ' "" 'r. '
It was not so many months ago that
it was a problem for the -greater per
centage -of Omaha to recall- what was
located on the northeast.,, corner of
Eighteenth and Dougias streets. By
thinking real hard it could be recalled
that there was a theater there called
the American, or' something like that,
which, was spasmodically, opened and
Then came: along A; 'it? Blank, an
experienced showman, and with the
firm conviction that it was an ideal lo
cation for a high-class photoplay! the
ater secured a long-time lease. ;
"Of course, there "were1 people" with
ournumber who "prfclarmtd that here
was another man who was trying to
make sweet cider out of a lemon. He
secured H. M Thomas 6r manager
and there is hardly a person now but
when they think, of. motion picture
they think of the Strand.. ,-.
The Strand, was the 'first high-class
motion picture theater that Omaha
could boast of and, although there
have been many motion picture thea
ters ooened since its debut and with
a few more on the horizrjli, the Strand
will always have a place in the hearts
of all theater-goers. ; ,
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I When You Think of
1 Motion Pictures
THINK OF THE
"The 1 Picture FJlayhouse of Character," where pic-
tures and music meet amidst "congenial surroundings
created to make you feel at Home. I
i Catering only to Respectable People.
School of Instruction every Monday
evening. Private lessons by appoint
' ment. ; : ' " .
Regular Dances Every j Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
. Evenings.. ,
Finest and Largest Floor in Omaha
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Party Night Every Tuesday Evening.
Cabaret While You Dance. Coffee
and Cake Served Free.
. 8 PIECE
. Featuring Mr.' Francis Patter,
Famous Jazz Ban joist.'
Girls Not Admitted Under 18 Years
Unless Accompanied by Parents or
Legal Guardian; ;
5 THE RIALTO, now under construction at 14th and I
5 Douglas streets, will soon be completed for you.
DOUGLAS : CAFE
The place you will enjoy, Has finest, highest ceiling in the city and the
last word in ventilation. Our aim will be to satisfy your every desire.
A convenient place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, t . ,
COME AND SEE US
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Douglas Cafe, Masonic Bldg.j 19th and Douglas.
Bring Down the Family for 'Sunday Dinner.
TABLE D' HOTE DINNER v
75c PER PLATE.
. Celery Hearts ' Green Olives
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Cream of Chicken J Betsy Ross
, v Filet of Flounder a la Joinville
Long Branch Potatoes ' .
Boiled Breast of Capon Celery Sauce .
Larded Tenderloin of Beef, Boimaise
Baked Individual Chicken Pie, Macedoinne
Grilled Lamb Chop, Matin D'Hotel
Roast Prime Rib of Native Beef, an Jus '
Mashed Potatoes Peitti Poise ;.
Fruit Salad, Creme Foitte
Choice of Pie
American Cheese Toasted Wafers
Tea Coffee Milk ; '
We pioneered upper Douglas street
when the prospects were not as bright
as they are today. But we remained
.' "on the job" and we now realize the t
soundness of our judgment. Douglas
above Seventeenth , street is destined,
before the close of this year, to be one
of the best retail streets in Omaha. We
are htre and will be glad indeed to ex-
' tend the hand of welcome to the new
comers who will occupy shops in the
three elegant new buildings now under
construction just west of us.
17th and Douglas St. Douglas 4185.
The Alia Shop was one of the
first to establish itself upon the
hill and: welcomes every other
firm which comes here.
Its line of gifts and novelties fits in
well with other lines anpl puts a finishing
touch to a' community.'
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