Omaha Code School makes south downtown building its new home
Omaha Code School has found a new school house. Co-founder and instructor Sumeet Jain has moved the school from the temporary space in Midtown Crossing and moved to 1258 S. 13th St., a building formerly occupied by nonprofit inCOMMON. Most Omahans will know the area for its proximity to the Bohemian Cafe and Donut Stop.
Omaha Code School has found a new school house.
Most Omahans will know the area for its proximity to the Bohemian Cafe and Donut Stop. It’s a half mile south of the Old Market.
Jain said the neighborhood was a big draw.
“We like that part of downtown,” Jain told SPN. “It reminds me a lot of San Francisco [where he used to live] with the large trees, walkability and vibrancy with all types of businesses and people.”
The building is about 3,000 square feet, considerably smaller than the 8,000-square-foot space they were in, but Jain says that space was always too big and they can still do everything they want in the new space.
It’s a long, narrow building with brick walls and wood floors with character, he says. An upstairs loft will serve as a classroom while the first floor will be used to host events, throw parties for milestones, group work and the school’s twice-weekly yoga workshops.
And there’s not too much work to be done, Jain said. It was move-in ready and the furniture has all been shifted to the new location for when Omaha Code School’s second class starts July 28. They have more than 35 applications already, Jain said.
Jain also considered The Mastercraft, Omar and other buildings in the Old Market to be near partners like Flywheel and Hudl and to grow density, but ultimately felt the best decision was the inCOMMON space he found through Secret Penguin, which had looked at the space for its office.
“This is very much the learning environment we were hoping for. We can make it our home and put our personality in it,” Jain said. “We couldn’t do that at Midtown Crossing because it had always been planned as a temporary space until we could find something else. It was a short-term lease.”
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