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by Original
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 147
Views: 10158

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

CityLight Church is planning to buy the old HyVee near OakView.

http://citylightomaha.org/westmidtownvision/
by Original
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Grace University
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Grace University

Sounds like Grace is keeping the old Hospital building, but selling the rest of the campus, with a year lag to try to figure out what to do. The old hospital is administration, some classrooms, and some dorms. They could probably run a very reduced physical school and keep up their online/distance p...
by Original
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

I apologize, I suppose I should have enclosed ghetto in quotes in my post, making more that my use of the term was intended to be conveyed in a satirical manner.
by Original
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homeowner's Electrical Permit
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Homeowner's Electrical Permit

Posting this for reference for others in case Googling leads you here with questions about a homeowner's electrical permit in Omaha, but I recently finished my remodel and had final inspections and everything. Inspectors (two different for electrical permit, three different for the building permit) ...
by Original
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

Personally, I think the 90th & Maple Family Fare was a nice refresh of the existing store. Not a remodel, but a refresh (and when I was in, they still had half the store closed off, which I would assume is going to be opened in a few months.) It's nowhere near ghetto, unless you're comparing it ...
by Original
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Dumpster for house reno
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Dumpster for house reno

If you do go for the 'Bagsters', make sure that you have no powerlines or trees obstructing where you are placing them! I got one a few years ago, didn't read the directions clearly enough, and only avoided a wasted $80 or whatever it was on the pickup fees because my neighbor pointed out that the t...
by Original
Wed May 04, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Aldi's
Replies: 29
Views: 2000

Re: Aldi's

We do most of our grocery shopping at Aldi, and I will agree that if you aren't cautious about your selection of produce there, sometimes it will spoil quickly or have issues. But the quality/cost trade off is usually worth it, as Aldi produce isn't that much worse than the aforementioned-in-this-th...
by Original
Mon May 02, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Grace University
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Grace University

Attended Grace for a year almost two decades ago, know very little about the current situation other than the President recently resigned (and isn't apparently going to another university, as no position he is moving to was announced), and Grace kinda perpetually runs on a less-than-fully secure fin...
by Original
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

In 2011, my wife and I bought a foreclosed house about 5 minutes walk north of that plaza. We went to the NoFrills occasionally, but not often. We like Aldi, and the fact that the NoFrills frequently had a cop in it was a little disconcerting. We love the house and we like the area, but in the last ...
by Original
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Brakes

I take my cars (5, 15, and 21 years old) exclusively to Excellence in Auto at 83rd and Blondo. Tom is extremely honest and doesn't do unnecessary work [did I mention how old my cars are? He's told me stuff he could do but that he'd tell me not to do, since it wouldn't be worth it for the miles/expec...
by Original
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 145
Views: 4370

Re: UNO Basketball 2015-2016

Went to Saturday night's game at the Baxter. First time there. That is a nice arena. I know it's new and all, but it's nice. My wife got me tickets for Christmas, and we were front row in 113, behind the Mavs bench and right by the entrance for the locker rooms. I couldn't quite see action on the op...
by Original
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Aldi's
Replies: 29
Views: 2000

Re: Aldi's

I've been to a lot of Aldi's in the U.S. (and recently, Europe), and so I can answer the question about Aldi buildings - In the Midwest, Aldi usually builds their own buildings, they rarely take over existing bays in shopping centers. In other, denser, East Coast states, they frequently take over ba...
by Original
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Best Restaurant Meal in 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1818

Re: Best Restaurant Meal in 2015

The Massaman curry at Salween Thai (either location) is very, very good. Really, anything at Salween is excellent. If you haven't eaten there, allocate a little more time than normal, and go. It's great. The Radial location has a little bit better atmosphere, if that's important to you. We've also r...
by Original
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

As of yesterday, the 90th and Maple intersection is clear, it looks like construction is complete. Just in time for our probable snow today!
by Original
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

Because I apparently feel the need to keep the entire community updated on this, they ripped out the mis-matching panels yesterday and are pouring new concrete this morning. Hopefully this intersection is open in the next week or so.

(Edit) Or maybe we'll have three more weeks of closures. Yay.
by Original
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

After your comment, I found a similar (maybe the same) news story on WOWT. It's a little mollifying to know that they had planned to use some of the existing sections, causing the issue, but only a little. They did enough reconstruction at that intersection that I am surprised they didn't completely...
by Original
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

Darn. I could walk to the 80th and Blondo No Frills. I guess I can hoof it to Wal-Mart or Bag N Save if I really want to walk and get groceries, but I'm selfishly sorry that's the one getting cut.

Brad, it probably won't kill off the plaza immediately. Kenos night are a huge draw there.
by Original
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

In what is a continuing frustration, 90th and Maple is still one-lane eastbound on Maple, but is open all other directions. I suspect that is is related to the low-spot in the right hand turn lane, but I have no proof. Either way, I think they need consider starting to fine the contractor. There has...
by Original
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

Well, this morning, it's open all directions, except... Eastbound Maple. It sure looks like there is a low spot on the SE corner with standing water that they will have to fix before it can be totally open.
by Original
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

This morning, they were pouring what looked like the final parts of the sidewalks (the crosswalk ramps), and it looks, to this untrained eye bouncing through at 35, mostly done. I bet the intersection is reopened by the end of the month.
by Original
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 12161

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

Foster was pretty good as a freshman for the Wildcats, so if he gets along with Coach McDermott, you Creighton fans should be in for some solid guard play next year and following.
by Original
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

WB Maple is now restricted to no south-bound turns onto 90th, but both WB lanes are open. EB is still restricted to one lane, no NB turns onto 90th. 90th is flowing one lane N/S on separate sides, but I think is restricted to no WB turns from NB, and no EB turns from SB. Basically, you can't turn le...
by Original
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben
Replies: 517
Views: 44197

Re: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben

Really excited to go to a Mavs basketball game here. I think it will be an excellent basketball arena, and nicely sized. They may not draw a lot to begin with, but if they can build on last year's successes, I think they'll get a pretty decent crowd.
by Original
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2015 KC Royals
Replies: 116
Views: 3303

Re: 2015 KC Royals

Yeah, I should clarify that the offense has not been good enough to beat the Blue Jays this year. If they were facing the Rangers, I think it'd be a different story.
by Original
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2015 KC Royals
Replies: 116
Views: 3303

Re: 2015 KC Royals

ALCS, and lose to the Jays there. The Royals offense has not been good enough this season.
by Original
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: The "Omaha Mammoths" - FXFL
Replies: 297
Views: 12064

Re: The "Omaha Mammoths" - FXFL

It's also travel. If you're traveling with 40 guys, that gets expensive pretty fast. A true minor league could probably work if the NFL teams agreed to subsidize it, and they put it in a single major metro area. Like, the NFL has a 4 team minor league in Dallas, and did a lot of community marketing,...
by Original
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

Well, lights are going up at 90th and Maple today, and there are four traditional poles at each corner. I guess I shouldn't believe what I read or hear about traffic engineering.
by Original
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Mystery Business Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Mystery Business Expansion Project

Got to be a data center. A (huge) half a billion dollar warehouse would have to be totally automated to be that few jobs, and that kind of total automation isn't quite possible yet.
by Original
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

As I understand it, new installations at intersections with significantly variable traffic patterns (Maple has lots of traffic east and 90th lots south weekday mornings and the reverse weekday evenings with 'non-peak' times not seeing that same pattern) are going to the single cantilever style since...
by Original
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 46
Views: 4363

Re: Begging on Street Corners

If I've seen someone for several days and they look emaciated (versus just skinny, once you know what to look for, you can tell), I have in the past given guys a burger off the fast food dollar menu. Mostly it seems appreciated (as in they start eating it right away). In the town where I used to liv...
by Original
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

402-867-5309

That or 402-933-3000

And I don't even feel bad.
by Original
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

Re: 90th & Maple closing

The signs seem to indicate the entire intersection. Maybe it's trying to say 90th @ Maple is closing, but it sure reads like it's the whole intersection. And since the intersection has been lane restricted since I think March, it doesn't make sense that they'd trundle out the big message board signs...
by Original
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 90th & Maple closing
Replies: 18
Views: 1505

90th & Maple closing

Large signs up indicating that next Saturday (26-Sept-2015) at 7AM, 90th & Maple will be closed. Anyone know how long it will be closed? I would assume a week or so, if they are ripping out/repouring the entire intersection, which is the only real reason I can think of for closing the entire int...
by Original
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Benson
Replies: 406
Views: 53239

Re: Benson

It's better than the abandoned bank that has sat there for 4 years. Or the vacant lot across the street. Or the Sol's on the other corner.
by Original
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homeowner's Electrical Permit
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Homeowner's Electrical Permit

Actually, we did just say, "I'm going to run about 20 outlets (every six feet per code), about 14 lights, and 6 switches." And they gave us the permit. Maybe the inspector will want more when he comes, and obviously your mileage may vary, but it wasn't an onerous process for us.
by Original
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homeowner's Electrical Permit
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Homeowner's Electrical Permit

Just in case this ever comes up on a Google search for someone, The city of Omaha issues homeowner's permits, you have to appear in person at Permits & Inspections at City Hall if you are a homeowner with proof that you live there. (We didn't need to show a title to the home or anything, just dr...
by Original
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 570
Views: 58458

Re: Westroads Development

I'm not a retail executive, but scattering those three out makes more sense then bunching them in a specific spot. I'd think the last thing that a mall the size of Westroads would want to do is have two food courts. Plus, the only location that makes real sense for a second food court is by the Pane...
by Original
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Imperial Palace Express (Westroads) Closed
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Imperial Palace Express (Westroads) Closed

Not quite as fast as something like Imperial Palace, but Asian Wok off 90th and Maple is pretty fast and while it's never amazing, it's always consistent and pretty good. Golden Palace Express is similar, not instant but fast, never amazing but good.
by Original
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17293

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

Right now, there are 4 grocery stores within a mile of each other on 90th (The new Wal-mart Neighborhood market at 90th & Ohio where the Hobby Lobby was, Bag N Save at 90th & Maple, the newish Fareway off 90th & Maple, and the Aldi at 90th & Maplewood). Spartan Nash has closed a bun...
by Original
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homeowner's Electrical Permit
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Homeowner's Electrical Permit

GetUrban, I read that in the code, but I haven't been able to find anything about that 3-mile jurisdiction you mention, or really anything about a homeowners permit from Omaha. I guess I'll be going down to City Hall to try to get a permit.

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