Downtown “Skymart” Changes Hands

March 10, 2005 at 3:31am By: Mr. T Posted in 625 Elm Street

For those six of you out there who read this blog, if you happen to work in downtown Lincoln, you no doubt are familiar with the “Skymart” on the 3rd floor of the Energy Square building. The Skymart is one of a few other skywalk eateries available in downtown, the others being “Norm’s” and also the “Plump Tomato.” Well, it appears that the Skymart has just changed owners.

I went their today. Instead of that charisma-challenged zombie guy/owner normally there, there were actually two people - a different guy making the food in the back and a younger woman up front decked out in a sweatsuit and “hoe” make-up. The place was also set up a bit different, and I remarked about this to the young woman. She said that they were new owners and that “there will be a lot of changes shortly.”

Well I did buy a taco from them and noticed that it was completely different from the ones I had purchased from them before. Overall, the menu looked the same, but the woman seemed to insinuate that it will be changing very soon. I’m not expecting smoked salmon crepes or crab stuffed shrimp or anything, but it would be nice to have someplace in the skyway that would give Norm’s a run for their money for all us downtown employee drones who are too busy (or lazy/obese) to walk outside for lunch.

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Mr. Wilson March 11, 2005 at 4:26am

That is interesting news indeed. I’ve never patronized Skymart or Plump Tomato, and this change isn’t likely to send me rushing over there. But if the new owners make some positive changes I might stop by some day.

Plump Tomato, on the other hand, will probably never see my business. I’ve seen their slices, and I’ve seen the looks on peoples’ faces while eating said slices. My impression is that the only reason anybody continues to eat there is because the food is so wretched it actually causes amnesia in its victims. I’ll stick to Yia-Yia’s, Lazzari’s, and Valentino’s, thankyouverymuch.

Mr. T March 11, 2005 at 4:27pm

I am one of the unfortunate few who have chosen to eat their pizza on more than 2-3 occasions, first to try it, and then out of convenience due to its closeness and because Norm’s must have had a long line that day.

Yes, it is indeed wretched. Strangely, I have seen how the pizza dough is apparently home made from scratch, which they put out in the morning.

Norm’s is the best of the 3 - although that’s not saying much. The chili is very good.

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