APT Store

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 this building was home to Finch’s Cafeteria. Then the Green Room and then the Tally Ho Restaurant. The Franklin Life Insurance Co.was located here until 1993 when this space became the APT Store. It’s loaded with a whole lot of history that Connie loves to talk about. Enjoy.

Photo by: Richard Rader

Precious Treasures

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 tickle those ivory’s here in Historic Downtown Fremont.

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Fremont Appliance

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 merchants are in this club.

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Touch of Class

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.

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Corner Bar

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 entering the bar, one of the dart boards is immediately to the right just inside the front door”. Tammy is very proud of this place, just ask her. Here is a person with class running a business on the corner of 3rd and main street in Historic Downtown Fremont.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Merry-Go-Rounds

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 this massive collection as seen in the 180 degree panoramic photograph. Yes indeed, right here in Historic Downtown Fremont Nebraska

Black Tie & White Satin

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

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 me when not so busy. Collene, Bob’s wife ran to the kitchen as soon as I pointed my camera in her direction, “I don’t want my picture taken”. Bob and Collene are it, mom and pop all the way. Down home and as great as it gets right here on Broad Street in Historic Downtown Fremont, Nebraska.

Uniquely Yours

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 explained the mission and accomplishments of UYSS. “Collaboration” is key in reaching out to the community for solutions of the underlying causes of homelessness. “Service Link Program” include doctors, dentists, vision, auto mechanics, city cab, shoe stores, heating & cooling, utility and many more. Basic Life Skills, Interview, Computer Lab, Reading Glasses, Hygiene Items and Community Resource Navigation. Employability Program, Money Management, Parenting, RentWise, Self-Esteem, Stress-Management, At-Risk Youth Workshops. WOW,,, let’s stop here and take a breath,,,,, I think you get it. Right in Downtown Fremont, between 1st and 2nd street on main, we have another wonderful property and people making this community great.

Photos by: Richard Rader

Cigarettes and Snack Outlet

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 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.

Photos by: Richard Rader

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