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Shopping at Regency during Berkshire Weekend

Monday, April 24th, 2017

If you’re visiting Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway weekend (and really, you should!), you can also spend some time checking out some of the other shops within the Regency shopping center where Borsheims is located.

We’re thankful for our shopping center neighbors – they do put up with our crowds of 30,000+ people every year and our Friday and Sunday parties we throw for our shareholders. We know they’re also thankful to see all of you and they want to pass along some discounts to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

Here’s a quick rundown of some deals you can see at Regency this year:

Christian Nobel Furs – 65% off all in stock furs – Thursday thru Sunday

Evereve – 15% off entire purchase – Thursday thru Sunday

Francescas – 20% off one full-priced item – Friday thru Sunday

Garbo’s – 15% off entire retail purchase – Thursday thru Sunday

Learning Express Toys – 10% off entire purchase – Thursday thru Sunday

Parsows – $50 off of $200 or more – Thursday thru Sunday

Pottery Barn – 20% off one item – Friday thru Sunday

Pottery Barn Kids – 20% off one item – Friday thru Sunday

Williams-Sonoma – 20% off one item (exclusions apply) – Friday thru Sunday

White House Black Market – 25% off entire purchase – Thursday thru Sunday

We hope you’re able to find all the deals you’re looking for. Remember to show your shareholder pass for the discounts! And for those non-shareholders, here’s some information about when Regency will be open to the general public:

Regency Shopping Hours – Berkshire Weekend

General Public Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm (Flemings will also be open for lunch on Friday)
Saturday 10am-7pm

Kick off #BRK2016 Early at Regency Court with Swag Bags, Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The mall at the center of much of the action during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ weekend is kicking off the fun a day early.

Regency Court is hosting a Berkshire Hathaway pre-party.

Here are the details:
  • Thursday, April 28th
  • 10am to Noon
  • Right outside Borsheims
  • Fashion Showcase
  • First 150 guests get a Regency Court swag bag filled with gifts.
This event is open to anyone – shareholder or not. And it’s also a great day to shop at Borsheims. The discounts are already in effect and the store isn’t as crowded as it becomes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

Join the Big Screen Fun at Tonight’s Borsheims Cocktail Party

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We know Nebraska Furniture Mart has some big screens, but this one could compete!

Social FeedThis is our screen inside Regency Court where you’ll be able to see photos and posts about Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

And you can join in on the fun! It’s as easy as tweeting or instagramming (both of which we know you’re probably doing anyway!) and hashtagging your post #BRK50.

Once you hashtag your photo or post with #BRK50, it will appear on the big screen.

I look forward to seeing your posts!


Pre-Party for Berkshire Hathaway at Regency Court

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Our shopping center, Regency Court, is always a very gracious host to our thousands of friends who come into Omaha for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

They allow us to close down the mall on Friday night and Sunday for our shareholder-only cocktail party and shopping day. Meaning if you wanted to pick something up at Williams-Sonoma or Pottery Barn Kids or any of the other great stores at Regency Court during those events and weren’t a shareholder, you wouldn’t be able to. We appreciate the cooperation of all the other stores and the mall ownership in making shareholders weekend so special for all our guests.

This year, Regency Court is doing even more! They’re hosting a Berkshire Hathaway pre-celebration party on Thursday, April 30. From noon to 2pm, they’ll have a display of spring fashion, with free gift bags for the first 150 people and a chance for all attending to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards.

What a great way to kick off the weekend! And of course, your shareholder discount is good at Borsheims all week long, so come shop and enjoy the pre-party festivities!

Regency Court

How to Play Ping Pong, Bridge and Chess at Borsheims

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway weekend veterans likely already know the ins and outs of playing the games at Borsheims.

But we gain several new shareholders each year, so it is worth repeating.

We have several different games happening just outside of Borsheims today (in the center court of Regency Court). Here is how you can join in the fun!


BRIDGE Bridge is again upstairs this year on the second floor of Regency Court. Anyone is welcome to play as long as they know how to play bridge. It helps if you already have your foursome put together, but if you’re solo come upstairs and sign up and we’ll try to get a group together for you. Bridge usually begins at 1pm, but a few people have been known to start playing earlier. I say get there by noon at the latest if you definitely want a seat. The experts, Sharon Osberg and Bob Hamann usually arrive between noon and 1pm. We do not know if Warren Buffett or Bill Gates will play bridge this year, but they usually sit down for several hands.

CHESS This is really amazing to watch – and likely your last opportunity to catch this. Patrick Wolff is a two-time U.S. Chess Champion and Grandmaster. He will play six people at the same time while blindfolded. It’s incredible to see. If you want to be one of the six people to try to beat Patrick, you can sign up at the chess table starting at noon. At 1pm, we will draw the names of the six people who will play. You must be there at 1pm when your name is called in order to have a seat.

Ariel Hsing plays Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

Olympian Ariel Hsing plays Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in Table Tennis at the 2012 Shareholders Meeting

TABLE TENNIS Mr. Buffett asked Ariel Hsing, Olympic Table Tennis star, back to Borsheims for another shareholders weekend! We are expecting her to start playing around 1pm. Shareholders can form a queue to try their table tennis skills against the young champ. We will provide paddles and balls, but if you are partial to your own paddle, you are welcome to bring it. Ms. Hsing usually stays for a few hours and rarely gets beat, but you’re welcome to try! We do not know if Mr. Buffett or Mr. Gates will play against Ariel Hsing this year.

MAGICIAN Norman Beck is an excellent magician and will do tricks in front of (and to) any shareholder near where he’s performing. He is usually located near Williams Sonoma, so be camped out there if you’re hoping to catch his show.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here or come visit me at the info desk.


Questions While You’re at Borsheims? See me!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

If you have any questions while you’re attending the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder-only cocktail reception at Borsheims tonight, or during the shareholder-only shopping day on Sunday, come see me here.

Info Kiosk

It’s the shareholder information booth in the center of Regency Court, just outside of Borsheims.

I can answer your questions about bathrooms, taxis, medics and everything in between!

See you soon!

Updated: More Discounts for Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders

Friday, April 19th, 2013

If there’s one thing that Berkshire Hathaway shareholders love, it’s a good deal.

They know they can get major discounts on jewelry at Borsheims during the shareholder discount period (April 29 – May 11) and steals on furniture, carpet and electronics at Nebraska Furniture Mart (from May 2 – May 6).

Several Omaha business want to entice Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to shop at their stores, too. And they know discounts are the best way to do it.

The stores at Regency Court, where Borsheims is located, are joining in the fun. They are offering discounts to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on May 3 – May 5.

Here’s what you’ll find:
  • Christian Nobel Furs: Special Shareholder Pricing
  • Francescas: 20% off
  • Ann Taylor: 20% off
  • Garbo’s: 15% off retail
  • Hot Mama: 15% off
  • Learning Express: 10% off
  • Pottery Barn: 10% off
  • Pottery Barn Kids: 10% off
  • Williams-Sonoma: 10% off
  • The Linen Gallery: 20% off a purchase over $100
And as we mentioned in this blog earlier, there are some new stores in Regency Court this year. Take a full look here and plan your shopping accordingly!

Berkshire Shareholders Guide to Regency Court

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Two of the “official Berkshire Hathaway shareholders events” are held at Borsheims in Regency Court. And because we cannot fit 35,000 shareholders inside of our store at once, we tend to take over all of Regency Court.

Regency Court is a shopping center with a unique blend of retail and fine dining. Borsheims has been the anchor store at Regency Court since moving there from downtown Omaha in 1986.

In the past year, Regency Court has undergone a bit of a transformation. Well-known Omaha salon Garbo’s moved from one side of Regency Court to a newly remodeled bay on the other side.

Additional stores have joined the shopping center as well, including Hot Mama (a boutique for mothers of all ages), bridal boutique Rhylan Lang, and national chains Ann Taylor and Learning Express.

All the old favorites are still here, including our great neighbors Parsows. They’ve been next to Borsheims since we moved in nearly 30 years ago. And Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett seems to be a fan as well. An Omaha World Herald article from a few years ago says the Parsow’s crew does his tailoring (and he’s a 43 Regular).

Check out a slideshow of some of the new storefronts:

Created with flickr slideshow.

How to Play Chess, Bridge for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Each year, Warren Buffett brings in several professional game players for his shareholders during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend. They’re all at Borsheims during the Sunday brunch and shareholders’ only shopping day. Here’s how you can participate in the fun!

Bridge is set up in the center court of the mall, right outside Borsheims mall entrance. Anyone is welcome to play starting at 11am (but a basic knowledge of bridge is helpful). Bridge champions Sharon Osberg and Bob Hamman will arrive at 1pm. Warren Buffett has sat down and played several hands of bridge in past years, but we do not expect him to play this year. Bill Gates has also played in the past, but he doesn’t ever let us know ahead of time if he’ll be here.

Bridge rules: 4 players must be present to start a game (if someone doesn’t have a party of 4, they may wait to join other solo players); tables are filled on a first come first serve basis. There is a waiting list if the tables are full, but the guest must be present at time of opening to play or their name will be removed from the list; there isn’t a time limit; no substitutes are allowed during game play.

Players also will need to sign up if they wish to play two-time U.S. chess champion Patrick Wolff. He plays six people at once, all while blindfolded! Chess is tucked just to the east of Williams Sonoma in the side corner on the way to Paradise Bakery. Sign up will begin at 11am and sign up will occur in the bridge area. The first 6 players to sign up will get the chance to play Patrick. We take additional names in case any of the first 6 are a no-show. Players must be present at 1pm (a few minutes earlier would be best) when Patrick will show up. A television monitor will be set up for spectators to see the plays. It’s really an amazing thing to watch!

The world-class magician, Norman Beck, is also in center court just outside of Williams Sonoma. He does his tricks for whomever is present. There are a handful of chairs available for people to sit down if they choose.

Remember, there will be a game registration table set-up just inside the bridge area. This is where guests can sign-up to play chess and come to play bridge. Hope to see you there, and good luck against the pro’s!