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by choke
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Benson
Replies: 402
Views: 51995

Re: Benson

Does anyone know what is sharing the old Benson Appliance store with Lot2? No, but did you see the old signage under the old appliance marquee? It says something like, "Gerda's Heavenly Cakes." It looks like it is from the 40's or 50's. My mom grew up in Benson and doesn't even remember t...
by choke
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri River Cruises?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Missouri River Cruises?

I agree with Smucker, way too many hazards. Also, how far could you go? You would be trapped between two dams. If you saw the Missouri in South Dakota, you wouldn't believe it. The water is clear and wide. I couldn't believe it was the same river we have in Omaha when I saw it. I could see cruises ...
by choke
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 591
Views: 46479

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

EricHaley wrote:I thought I read that the parking garage was being demolished too. Is this no longer the case?


You would of thought they'd tear it down to build a surface parking lot, right?
by choke
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1825
Views: 138366

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Impressive statistics regarding Kansas City's streetcar line, contributing to $1.8 billion in downtown development with 1.4 million riders annually. Exciting to see how this will translate to Omaha. See informative article below: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/kansas-city-chamber-president-says-st...
by choke
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2561

Re: 20's Showgirl

Orrrrrrr it could just be women who are owning and profiting off their sexuality. If that's what is going to make them happy and they're not being taken advantage of by someone over them, let them do it. Oh, yeah, I'm sure Mrs. Johnson next door with a college degree, husband, and 2.5 kids is stick...
by choke
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2561

Re: 20's Showgirl

I do not claim to know any city laws regarding strip clubs, but it appears this is getting around the spirit of city laws. Is it because it is a private club or because it is a BYOB club... Or both? Something that bothers me about this is that a good ol' fashioned strip club, where they keep their ...
by choke
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Former Zesto by Rosenblatt
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: Former Zesto by Rosenblatt

It would be great if they reopened as Zesto's. The one downtown is a joke. Greg We live in Florence, which is sparsely populated, and our Zesto's is the busiest business on the block. I wonder if they had kept the South O location open, if it would be as busy on summer nights as the one in Florence...
by choke
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114856

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

nativeomahan wrote:I don't expect ANY Sears store to remain open through next year.



Except for the one at Crossroads. That one will never close. Never.
by choke
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Florence Rehab
Replies: 35
Views: 4039

Re: Florence Rehab

Does anyone know of progress or details on this proposed conversion? 2016/04/05 OWH "The worn-out Morman Trail Motel is being renovated into apartments." location is 8419 N 30 ST Yeah it's done. The problem in Florence is that for there to be a thriving "downtown" like there is ...
by choke
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114856

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

That Sears at the Crossroads is like a cockroach. It could survive a nuclear bomb. Even if Sears folds, somehow that one will remain open with its 99-year lease. Its a HazMat dream. Probably asbestos aplenty. The Crossroads Village apartments are now for lease: https://www.zumper.com/apartment-buil...
by choke
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114856

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

That Sears at the Crossroads is like a cockroach. It could survive a nuclear bomb. Even if Sears folds, somehow that one will remain open with its 99-year lease.
by choke
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1825
Views: 138366

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The numbers for the Rail dont make any sense to anyone who can do math, so look realistically at what this is - corporate welfare for Mutual of Omaha, the company that designs the Rail (HDR), the company that builds the Rail (Kiewit), and the company that manages the Rail (some relative of a city o...
by choke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1825
Views: 138366

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Spending this kind of money for a very small segment of downtown is just an ignorant idea that wold appeal to only those that live in the immediate area. Even if EVERY one of them rode it religiously, how many years of ridership would you need to recoup the yearly maintenance cost, let alone the as...
by choke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17
Replies: 104
Views: 1984

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17

As Brad posted...: image.jpeg In summation we can look forward next year to many beat downs of the Nebraska Basketball and Football teams. The entire program has been ran into the ditch. It's very, very sad. All of Nebraska's athletics are in shambles. Creighton basketball was a paper tiger. UNO fi...
by choke
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 4758

Re: Gordman's Business News

Per Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer: Former CEO Jeff Gordman, Texas-based Stage Stores might bid for Gordmans stores Former Gordmans Chief Executive Jeff Gordman filed court papers Monday saying he might want to buy the company founded by his great-grandfather. His possible bid joins ano...
by choke
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Florence Rehab
Replies: 35
Views: 4039

Re: Florence Rehab

Does anyone know of progress or details on this proposed conversion? 2016/04/05 OWH "The worn-out Morman Trail Motel is being renovated into apartments." location is 8419 N 30 ST It's been done already. They changed the sign from "Motel" to "Apartments." That's it. Ghe...
by choke
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 130
Views: 12000

Re: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)

PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
Coyote wrote:Latest renditions from their TIF proposal:

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Who tf is going to sail in that pond?


Drunk college kids. Or maybe that knife-wielding ex-Creighton student that was high on LSD.
by choke
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Public Schools
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Omaha Public Schools

What is going on with the OPS board? Remaining OPS superintendent finalists Gausman, Mumin withdraw from consideration All 3 finalists withdrew from consideration? I admittedly have not paid much attention but this looks really bad. Who is going to want the job now and/or is OPS going to have to se...
by choke
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko

I heard Baker's was also looking at the old Shopko building. Greg The old RG building. That's straight from the store manager's mouth. Now, the Shopko building would be nice. A free-standing building instead of being in a strip mall. Also, is 90th going to get Murray's cheese like Saddle Creek? I j...
by choke
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zio's Pizza
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: Zio's Pizza

As a self proclaimed pizza lover and maker I offer the following humble opinion. As a reasonable priced, casual, New York style pie, Zio's is very good. Good slightly sweet sauce with a good melt on the cheese. Slightly oily (as it is supposed to be). It's hard to compare to other types of pizza, l...
by choke
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 53
Views: 1221

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

Probably Mike Gabinet Yeah based on UNO's hires since they have hit major budget issues, they will go with the cheaper, internal option. Gabinet will most likey be UNO"s next hire. He was brought in by Trev and Kemp last year, not by Blais. Greg Alberts said money wasn't going to be an issue. ...
by choke
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: North 90th st. Bakers, Gordmans, Shopko

I heard Baker's was also looking at the old Shopko building. Greg The old RG building. That's straight from the store manager's mouth. Now, the Shopko building would be nice. A free-standing building instead of being in a strip mall. Also, is 90th going to get Murray's cheese like Saddle Creek? I j...
by choke
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2561

Re: 20's Showgirl

I could be wrong (of course).. But completely nude or down to the G-string, I still don't see this as a hinderance to development in the area.. We'll see how this all shakes out. The place may end up never getting off the ground :) ... Ciao..LiO...Peace Yes ,we'll see how this all "shakes"...
by choke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 53
Views: 1221

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

Any Guesses on new coach? Mike Hastings?
by choke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 729
Views: 79907

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees. Are there a lot of Gordman's employees flying in and out of Omaha? I know my company takes full advantage of nonstops in/out of Omaha. With West Corp....
by choke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 729
Views: 79907

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees. Are there a lot of Gordman's employees flying in and out of Omaha? I know my company takes full advantage of nonstops in/out of Omaha. With West Corp....
by choke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 729
Views: 79907

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees.
by choke
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 143
Views: 18659

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:I don't see the new development. Where is it on the OP's photo?



Well. if Medicaid gets cut, there probably won't be any new development. I wonder if Childrens will still buy HDR's office when they move out?
by choke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

My brother-in-law has been on the waiting list a couple of decades for CWS season tickets. He was offered them after moving up 600 spots on the list this year. He moved up 600 spots in one year. By not moving in the outfield wall at TD, it's going to cost the city way more in the long run. Any idea...
by choke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2561

Re: 20's Showgirl

I feel like this should be on the other side of the river.
by choke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 143
Views: 18659

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

Per Emily Nohr / World-Herald Bureau: Alarm raised over effect of cuts on Medicaid providers Dr. Richard Azizkhan, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center's president and chief executive officer, said the 3 percent Medicaid cut would “greatly impact” his hospital’s ability to grow and expand to mee...
by choke
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2561

Re: 20's Showgirl

My only objection is that he's not renaming it "Porky's"
by choke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2017 Legislature (105th)
Replies: 23
Views: 952

Re: 2017 Legislature (105th)

Per ASSOCIATED PRESS :

Nebraska senators eye bill to avoid electoral vote-splitting


http://kios.org/post/nebraska-senators-eye-bill-avoid-electoral-vote-splitting

It makes the Nebraska GOP soooooo mad that the 2nd district electoral vote went to Obama is 2008.
by choke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

My brother-in-law has been on the waiting list a couple of decades for CWS season tickets. He was offered them after moving up 600 spots on the list this year. He moved up 600 spots in one year. By not moving in the outfield wall at TD, it's going to cost the city way more in the long run. Any idea...
by choke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

My brother-in-law has been on the waiting list a couple of decades for CWS season tickets. He was offered them after moving up 600 spots on the list this year. He moved up 600 spots in one year. By not moving in the outfield wall at TD, it's going to cost the city way more in the long run. Any idea...
by choke
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

2017 College World Series

My brother-in-law has been on the waiting list a couple of decades for CWS season tickets. He was offered them after moving up 600 spots on the list this year. He moved up 600 spots in one year. By not moving in the outfield wall at TD, it's going to cost the city way more in the long run.
by choke
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2321
Views: 208674

Re: Official: Capitol District

Apartment link is now available on Capitol District's web site:


http://www.capitoldistrictapts.com/
by choke
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114856

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

HR Paperstacks wrote:I was at the YP Summit today and the mayor said she met with the developer Friday and also hinted at a Nordstroms.


Did you get to hear Ari Shapiro speak? I did not know he was going to be in Omaha. I would have taken the day off. :(
by choke
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 16th Street Master Plan
Replies: 340
Views: 39714

Re: 16th Street Master Plan

This project happened way before my time, but I could see how it could have affected 16th up to about Nicholas Street. Could it really have affected north Omaha as a whole, though? Just three blocks away is Florence Boulevard. Did Florence Boulevard become a major road only after 16th was cut off? ...
by choke
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Baker's stores spruce up
Replies: 50
Views: 5206

Re: Baker's stores spruce up

There's some chatter on the Nextdoor app/site that the 90th & Fort location may be closing. Some posters say they have heard yes and no from their sources. Anyone here hear anything? I work for Baker's and spoke with the Store Manager. They are not closing, but there is talk of taking over the ...

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