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 customer told me when I asked them to describe the store. “Convenient, awesome and the service is fantastic”. Then there’s Quintanna who couldn’t be more pretty and just plain nice like all of the Downtown Fremont merchants.
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 Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Banking has changed a lot over the years, but you’ll find our people today are still cut from the same cloth as the founding Dinsdales. Good people, running good banks, in good towns. In Downtown Fremont Nebraska there is such a bank with this great heritage, Pinnacle Bank at the corner of 6th and Broad Street. Here we see some of the nice people ready to serve your banking needs. Kelsey, Phil, Amber, Scott, Toni, Mary and Amanda. Historic Downtown Fremont, of course.
“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 where did the name “Doe’s” come from? Dorthy Woodgate, Jamie’s grandmother opened a bar over on “D” street back in the mid 60’s then moved here to main street in the mid 70’s and sometime later her daughter Jamie took over as owner and manager and bartender, and just a great friend to so many wonderful patrons over so many years. Right there on main street across from the Fremont Tribune building in Historic Downtown Fremont, of course.
“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 family. Alfredo, Lesley, Roci and Daisey are working day and night to support their family and supply us with wonderful foods. A bakery. A meat counter and lots of specialty items that can give any food fancier the tools to create. Yup, where else? In Historic Downtown Fremont
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 gentle man here on 4th street in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska.
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 by the chapter being named after him. In my quest to capture with photo and personal visit, each and every Downtown Fremont property, today counts over 80 now posted here and none has given me more satisfaction. Today we see James, Ron, Bill, Russel, Rex, RJ, Al, Jack, Art and Dale. Sharing coffee and donuts I felt humbled by these men. Their faces and body’s spoke truth to me. They have seen and know what service to man and country really means. I salute them with pride. Thank you veterans of America.
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.
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 was almost out the door when I arrived, he was going to pick up kids from school but took the 5 minutes needed to capture these photos. Located on Broad Street just south of Zesto in Historic Downtown Fremont.
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 your faith. Be courageous and strong. Do everything in love. That small mass of white is named Faith and will take your head off, not really, actually she will steal your heart. On main street between 1st and 2nd Historic Downtown Fremont.
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 us all right there at Military and Broad in Downtown Fremont.