Business owners overcome changes to grow North 24 Street

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Change is in the works along North 24th Street and a new business is on its way on 24th and Wirt. Karen and Arthur Alston have plans to open an art gallery, offering space for people to display their work.

“We’re trying to open this up so people can open their minds and see that we are beautiful people and this is a beautiful area,” said Arthur.

There is a business that has been on North 24th Street since 1938 and now it has a new look. The building that houses the Omaha Star newspaper has seen its share of change.

“What people don’t realize is this used to be a mortuary. If you look on the tile as you enter the front door, it says a Jones so this was a Jones’ mortuary,” said Terri Sanders, Omaha Star Publisher.

Mildred Brown purchased the building in 1942 and founded the Omaha Star. The newspaper prints the good news about North Omaha.

The newsroom still showcases some of the old tools of the trade, but recent renovations…

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