I have a few roles at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.
One of those roles is working the information kiosk at Regency Court (just outside of Borsheims’ mall entrance). Stop by and say ‘hi’ if you’re there!
In that role, I hear a lot of the same questions year after year. I thought I’d put together a little list of Frequently Asked Questions for you. And – as always – if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.
Q: Where is The Bookworm?
A: The Bookworm (a great local bookstore that carries a huge supply of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett related books) has a booth at the CenturyLink Center on both Friday and Saturday of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. But they also have a main storefront, which has moved since last year! You can now find The Bookworm about a mile south of where they used to be located. They’re now in Loveland Centre near 90th and Center Streets. If you want to get a sneak peek at all the Berkshire Hathaway books they’re carrying this year, they put together this handy list!
Q: Are there any Dairy Queen locations nearby?
A: There are! And trust me, I know how to get there. And what to order. (The banana split blizzard is my go-to.) The DQ closest to Borsheims is just south of 114th and Dodge Streets. There’s another on 72nd & Blondo, about a mile and a half north of Nebraska Furniture Mart. If you’re elsewhere in Omaha, find a nearby Dairy Queen by checking this handy locator on their website.
Q: Can I walk from Borsheims to Nebraska Furniture Mart?
A: You could, I suppose. But I’ve never done it before. My friend Google Maps shows it’s about 3 miles and would take about an hour. If you take the suggested route, you’ll walk through some pretty posh neighborhoods, so that’s cool. Or you could just call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Or ask another friendly shareholder for a lift.
Q: Where can I see Warren Buffett?
A: Like up close and personal? Your best bet is one of three places. 1) He wanders the floor of the CenturyLink Center checking out the exhibitors on Saturday before the annual meeting begins. He is usually surrounded by a horde of media, but you can try to elbow your way in. 2) He comes to Borsheims on Sunday afternoon around 1pm. He usually plays a little table tennis with Ariel Hsing and then sometimes plays bridge as well. 3) He makes two restaurant stops on Sunday night. Gorats and Piccolos. Reservations may already be gone, but you can sure try to snag a spot.
Q: Can you get this hand-crafted-ukulele, picture-of-my-kid-who-looks-like-Charlie-Munger, life-size-replica-of-Warren-Buffett-made-out-of-q-tips to Warren Buffett to have him sign?
A: Nope. Wish I could, but I can’t. He’s pretty busy during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend and so are we. Chances are pretty good that your prized possession would get lost in the shuffle if I took it!