Publicly Shared Google Calendar

We have created a publicly shared Google calendar to be used by all downtown businesses to announce any event they wish to post.  This calendar is a public calendar, so the whole world can view, but only those with permission can edit.   If you or your...

Downtown Prepared

Boy Scout Motto: "Be Prepared". Historic Downtown Fremont Motto: Better to be safe then sorry. March 16th, the word went out that there was a possibility of the flood waters reaching the downtown area. Local shop owners took the warning and prepared their front...

Yankee Peddler

Yankee Peddler West in Downtown Fremont Nebraska. Our hosts welcome all book lovers to this historic collection of treasures and more. 24 years of personal attention. Kerstin and Vince are our neighbors in Downtown Fremont. Come browse. Photos By: Richard Rader

Jensen Technology

So your computer is giving you trouble, well it's Jensen Technology over there on west Military avenue to the rescue. Their located right next to the Kwik Shop which is on the corner of Military and Broad St. Nate and Josh are two wiz bang experts, say's I, in getting...

Buck’s Shoes Closing

Standing as tall as this grand old Downtown Fremont building is one of the class acts of our Historic business community, Mr. Kirk Brown. By now we have all been given some small bit of the news that Buck's Shoes will soon stop selling and start closing it's doors for...

Downtown Discussion

Join Us! For our All-Inclusive Downtown Discussion on Tuesday, March 19th. Pizza and beer at 5:30 pm, Discussion starts at 6:00 pm. Over 200 invites went out to building owners. We will be hand delivering those businesses that don't own the building they occupy. If...

The Hair Cottage

Formally "House of Hair" and now the "Hair Cottage", Maria has 40 years experience even during her 15 years as cosmetology instructor at Bahner’s College of Hair styling. She is proud to point to her cosmetology instructor and barber licenses. Three additional...

Blue Yoga

Not so-instant replay today. Here again we can enjoy the Blue Yoga in Downtown Fremont. This is the place to really relax. Reeelax, I said RELAX... Now you have it. And if you do not, Ginger is just the person that has a program for you so you will reeelaaax....

APT Store

Need a sewing machine fixed? Other then the APT store in Downtown Fremont Nebraska please tell me where you might get that done. When visiting Connie at the APT store on 6th street be sure to ask what "A, P, T" Stands for. Very interesting. Early in the last century...

Precious Treasures

Looking back today to a much warmer time, late October when Amy posed for me outside here fantastic downtown shop, Precious Treasures. Before scooting away from Fremont a few days ago, I notice the piano is back outside right in front of her store ready for someone to...

Fremont Appliance

This first Sunday of March 2019 brings us to this re post of a great Downtown Fremont Property and it's dedicated owner/operator. Stop in just to say thank you Roger for supporting our downtown now into his 51st year. You would be surprised how many of our downtown...

Touch of Class

Taking a second look today at "Touch of Class". Kurt and his great staff have been styling on the stage of the old Empress Theater for most of 33 years and 41 years in the hair styling business in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska. Photos by: Richard Rader

Corner Bar

A recent customer gave this review of the Corner Bar. "A late-70s renovation look, the Corner Bar manages to retain its century-old character. The bar includes two pool tables, pinball, dart boards, a jukebox, an ATM, and a few video games. Watch yourself when...

Merry-Go-Rounds

Don't ya just love the cute name for this shop, "Merry-Go-Rounds". Owner Leah is happy to share these pre-loved, hands-selected goods with us. I saw baby cribs, strollers, all kinds of toys and even lady's dresses. On Broad street a little south of the Opera House is...

Black Tie & White Satin

Black Tie & White Satin offers a broad range of dresses for all events from Bridal to Prom to Special Occasions with great customer service right here at 5th and main in Historic Downtown Fremont. Photos by Richard Rader

Bella’s Broad Street Diner

The lady sitting with her husband in a booth over there along the wall said, "look at this, a place to hang your coat", referring to the coat tree mounted to the end of each booth. I timed my visit to Bella's Broad Street Diner so Bob could take a break and pose for...

Uniquely Yours

It's called, Uniquely Yours, Stability Support. Homeless Prevention & Moving out of Homelessness. Now meet Robin, CEO of this amazing organization. CEO is an understatement here. My two hours with Robin seemed only minutes long with non stop excitement as she...

Cigarettes and Snack Outlet

Hanging out over there on broad street I came across this little shop just south of Love Larson Opera House, the Cigarette and Snack Outlet. Pretty much inside as the sign on the awning proclaims, cigarettes and snacks. The sign doesn't say anything about what one...

Pinnacle Bank

The Great Depression inspired George and Tom Dinsdale and friends to do something to help people. They ran their bank much like they ran their farms earning the trust of their community. In the 1950s, George’s sons Roy and Jack opened banks across Nebraska, then on to...

Doe’s Place

"You took my senior pictures back in the 80's" were the first words out of her mouth when I introduced myself to Jamie the owner of Doe's Place. So I gave her a big hug and made another great friend. Pictured we see Max, Jamie and Olivia two of the bartenders here. So...

Guerrero Supermarket

"The mom and pop corner grocery store is gone for good"? Hold the phone, no they are not. In Downtown Fremont, Nebraska there are at least (3), three that I know of. Here is one at the corner of 4th and D Street. The Guerrero Supermarket owned and operated by a wonder...

Emanuel and Son’s

Emanuel and son's. Today it's "son". Mike is a master wood worker of many fine cabinet's here and everywhere. Much of what we see inside our business community has been crafted by Mike. "I just want to do the very best for my customers" says this modest hard working...

Disabled American Veterans

Located in Downtown Fremont and founded in 1985, The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18. Al Martinez, Clyde Morton, Ted Ness and others were a few of those instrumental in it's beginning. Joe C.H. Bales, an uncle to the current commander Richard J. Riggs is honored...

EP Centro

Just south of 3rd and main street is the EP Centro grocery store. Mostly Mexican items including a meat counter in the rear. Jose understands English pretty good so we worked well together. A busy place right here in our Historic Downtown Fremont. Photos by: Richard...

Twohig Law Office

My first visit to this law office was unproductive in that no one seemed to be interested in my free promotional program for Downtown Fremont. On my second visit only Steven J. Twohig, Attorney at law was present and he welcomed me with, "why not, lets do it". Steven...

S&S Mobile Locksmith

Specializing in computer chip key's for all models of autos, Scott & Susan have been working to share not only their expertise in locksmithing but also their relationship with the Holy Spirit. Their motto referencing First Corinthians, be on guard. Stand firm in...

Ice Cream Shop

It's an ice cream shop, and right across from Zesto. The thing that makes this cool stop different is that it is open as if stepping just out our front doors won't give us the same experience. Never-the-less, Reyna is smiling and ready to serve this delicate treat to...

Big Busy B’s Design & Print

BIG BUSY B’S DESIGN & PRINT FROM PLANNING TO PRINTING, WE’LL “B” YOUR PARTNER. Sharon & Vernon, Brenda & Gary are the bosses, workers, owners here on west 6th Street in good Old Historic Downtown Fremont. Photos by: Richard Rader

Eternal Tattoo and Body Piercing

What a coincidence. Supper Bowl half time show and my Downtown Fremont posting today. Aaron and his talented artists know painfully well how special it is for someone to be "ink'ed" and become complete. Danielle, Martin, Aaron, Dakota and Olivia welcome all to this...

Vintage Coins

Vintage Coins has been in business for 10 years right here in Historic Downtown Fremont.  James buy's and sells vintage coins and gold.  Accredited and a A+ rating with the BBB. Here's what I know. I walked in, met James, we talked about his business and I told him of...

Bixby Financial Services

Do you remember the old saying, "a penny saved is a penny earned"? Still works today except it sounds better if we say one hundred dollars saved can become untold earnings if we invest it and wait. Right here on Park Avenue Downtown Fremont, where else, we are...

Artisan Bread Inc

An artisan baker is a crafts person who is trained to the highest ability to mix, ferment, shape and bake a hand crafted loaf of bread. Both Raul and Edna's parents were/are in the baking business in Mexico. What more do we need to know about this specialty of product...

The Copy Shop

What's in a name? Everything when it's "The Copy Shop" in Downtown Fremont. Ron and Kathy have celebrated 56 years as husband and wife. Almost 80 years of age, Ron has no intent of giving up a chance to meet the trade every day right there on west Military Ave. with...

OfficeNet

Employee Owned, OfficeNet provideds quality products and services to area businesses, schools, government agencies and local residents. Founded in 1954 in Fremont, Nebraska. Say hey to Russ and the good people at OfficeNet right here in Historic Downtown Fremont....

Fia + Belle

UNIQUE.. "Unlike anything or anyone else. Very special, unusual. fia + belle, a downtown Fremont experience that is like nothing else, very unique. Look no further then the name, fia + belle. My attempt here to give total meaning of fia + belle would be clumsy at...

D&T Shirtified

No more calls. We have a winner. These kids here at D&T Shirtified are the happiest humans anywhere but especially in Downtown Fremont, Nebraska. Jennifer, Kaley Eliss, Chloe, Tim, (he's the boss, we think), and Sarah. Missing but represented in the middle is...

Shooters Saloon

Is it called "pool", or is it "billiards"? At Shooters Saloon it's what you ever you want. Just inside the back door right off the alley there is this inviting space, and who is it standing right there at the "pool" table, none other then Roxie. Tomorrow you get to...

Martin Luther King Jr

Watch the entire speech here. “This is the most important and crucial period of your lives, for what you do now and what you decide now at this age may well determine which way your life shall go. The question is, whether you have a proper, a solid, and a sound...

LA Fireproof Door

Burgers and booze at "The Door", The LA Fireproof Door. Much more of course as these photos do suggest. And again we see Roxie. Roxie at "Irv's". And we soon will see Roxie at "The Rox Club". Didn't we see Roxie a couple weeks ago at "The Fremont Credit Union"? Where...

Park Avenue Antiques

Are they antique stores or are they museums? Many seem to be both. Park Avenue Antiques for me is as much a museum as anything else. An entire world of yesterday is displayed within these walls. Duane calls his collection, "repurposed" the word he used to describe...

Dodge County Courthouse

Right in the heart of Downtown Fremont Nebraska stands the Courthouse of Dodge County where most of us visit at least once per year. Gail and staff at the office of the treasurer is located right inside the front door and to the left. Driver licenses exams, register...

Dr Roesch – Dentistry

Yes, we even have a dentist in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska. Dr. Bob, Tiffany and Lee shown here take kindly to your choppers. The saying goes, "no pain, no gain", but that is not the attitude here. "Absolutely NO pain" is their motto, I just made that up. It's...

Pickens

Repurposed * Consignment * Antiques. Pickens located on Broad street in Historic Downtown Fremont is the warm and friendly place to "browse the stores my dear" just like the downtown jingle says. Posed in this photo are Donna and Sheila. Just can's say enough good...

Fremont Glass

For 46 years Bill has specialized in all things glass. The Fremont Glass Company at 4th and "D" street does auto glass of course. Sliding glass doors. Interior glass for tables and showers. You have a need for anything glass, Bill has it covered. Where you ask,...

Pupuseria La Moderna

Best known as "Andy's" Italian Restaurant, this beautiful old downtown building is now the Pupuseria La Moderna. Mostly catering to the style of eats that can be called "real Mexican". We in Fremont are privileged to have a variety of very good people who offer us...

La Antiqua Mexican Restaurant

Across the street from the Fremont Tribune newspaper building, north, is La Antigua Mexican Restaurant. Ana, Jose and Marily posed for me last week inside this warm and friendly place. English and Spanish is spoken here. Friendly is also spoken in great abundance....

Fremont Tribune

Started as the Fremont Tribune on July 24th 1868 150 years ago, reporting the news of our community with dedication to local and county government. And may I add, the Tribune office is located in Historic Downtown Fremont. Photos by: Richard Rader

John C Fremont Apartments

It was called "The Magil Hotel". Now, "John C. Apartments". Jerry is extremely proud that his family totally restored this property back in the mid 70's. Peaceful, grand and located in Historic Downtown Fremont Photos by: Richard Rader

J’s Steakhouse and Lounge

Michelle and Brian are at J's Steakhouse and Lounge on the corner of 4th and main in Historic Downtown Fremont. Warm and wonderful are these humans helping us make our lives happy and gay. Let the old and new make nice for you in Historic Fremont Downtown. Photos by:...

Keil’s Barbarshop

Keil is the name and removing hair from the heads of man, woman and child is the game of this long time barber shop. Not to many barber shops around anymore displaying the universal symbol of a proud profession, the barber pole. Connie and Gary also are snipping and...

Wine Experience

Wine Experience, the well-known Wine Store in Downtown Fremont. "A passion for wine has become a passion to share with others", is the feeling Mark shares with us here on main street. Drink up and chill out in this special environment. right here in Historic Downtown...

Sassafras Bakery

With only one foot inside the door, I'm instantly in love. Behind the counter stands Pilar Gonza'lez with the most beautiful smile and a warmth that says, "Welcome to Sassafras Bakery". "I love doing this" she tells me. "I enjoy". That's all folks. Just a warm heart...

Don Peterson & Associates

Built on the values of family, community, honesty, and integrity, Don Peterson & Associates existence here in Downtown Fremont began in 1956. My my how time and things have changed, yet here we see people that are now more then ever clinging to that promise made...

El Tikal Market

Fresh baked bread was the aroma I enjoyed entering EL TIKAL Market. The flavor of this enchanting little grocery store is totally of Mexico. Servicio De Paqueteria: Mexico Guatemala, Y Centro America. Jefersson, he wrote his name for me, is charming and speaks his...

The Insurance Center

One more example of the diversity of Downtown Fremont, Nebraska, The INSURANCE Center. When I popped inside this neat little space two big smiles instantly greeted me. Betty and Skip needed only one second of my explaining why I was there. "You bet, we would love to...

The Trophy Case

This is Gregg, a pretty darn good mechanic of all things Trophy, Plaque, Awards, Engraving, Embossing, Stamping, Plastic, Wood. At 3rd and main street. Where else, Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska. Photos: Richard Rader

Edward Jones Investment

It’s important to invest time understanding what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It's also important to understand the risk of investing. Joel, Justin and Wendy do understand the up's and down's inherent with setting aside income for our future....

Interiors Plus

Meldene invites us to Interiors Plus in Downtown Fremont Nebraska, right here on main street. Just look at her display showing this beautiful lady's design talent. Charming and always smiling at us when we come to her shop inside the Passage Way at 4th and Main,...

FOE 200

Probably the best kept secret here in the whole Fremont area. "The Eagles", or "The Fraternal Order of Eagles 200". At Military and Main street this building contains a wealth of family enjoyment all year long. Great eats and very low price. Fun comfortable lounge...

Subway

Open till 8:00 PM each and every day, Subway restaurant in Downtown Fremont is located on 6th street between Park and Broad. "We Eat Fresh" is their motto so I was told yesterday afternoon by Manager Star and Sammy. Plenty of parking and I do like this place so...

Tailor Shop

Talk about diversity in a shopping environment, we see that and much more in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska. The Tailor Shop 136 East 4th st. Ya won't find a "tailor shop" at the mall but there is just such a professional service here. Alterations are Sue's...

Grace Church PCA

Pastor Kyle is a Fremont native and ministers at Grace Presbyterian Church. Assistant Pastor Brandan also with Grace Church and serves as Director of Campus Ministries at Midland University. 10:30 AM Service on Sundays teaching an preaching the three "W's". Word,...

Quarterly Downtown Discussion – December 4th

We will be holding our quarterly Downtown Discussion on December 4th at 6:00 pm.  We will be offering Small Business Social Media training at 5:00 pm for those who would like to participate.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  We invite everyone who has a love for...

Nonprofit Status Update

The paperwork is just about ready to be filed and the Fremont Downtown Development Group is well on its way to becoming an official Nebraska 501c3 nonprofit organization! While we wait, we will continue to focus on transforming downtown Fremont into an area bustling...

Lights On Project

You've probably already seen the new lights downtown, either on social media or in person. The warm white lights are being installed on buildings throughout downtown Fremont. We initially started out with the four blocks in the historic district as our first goal....

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