More Development Along The Missouri River

Impacts of the 2011 flood can still be felt today, but recovery rages on along the Missouri River.

Since the last major flood, Omaha has lost a number of traditions.

More and more though, they're coming back.

At a local restaurant, it's like it never closed.

A crowd filled the Surfside Club Saturday afternoon, just moments after re-opening.

It's been two years since customers have been able to eat their favorite dishes.

"It was sad just seeing it sit here." says Dorothy Payne, a returning customer.

During the floods of 2011, the restaurant was forced to close.

Since then, owners rebuilt and came up with a new business plan.

After a long wait, they're back open.

Customers are ecstatic to once again, order the catfish, fried chicken, and corn fritters.

"The food, the atmosphere, looking at the river across the thing, it'll be even better in the summer," says Grant Ritter.

That's not all that's what's new with the river.

If you're looking for something to do for Memorial Day, the old Memorial Day Bash is coming back.

The Anchor Inn is now teaming up with the River City Star.

With several bands, and some surprises, they're getting ready for a big weekend.

"There's not just the events like there used to be, so we're excited to bring something big to the riverfront and have a lot of people come down, and enjoy the atmosphere that we have here," says Amy Partch, of River City Star.

River development isn't just in Omaha.

Loessfest is taking place along the river starting on may 25th.


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