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Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: New Kiewit HQ

It's gonna be a whopping 5-stories in height. That's as high as the new water slide going in at Fun Plex
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: New Kiewit HQ

So this is where it is going?
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103221

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Per Channel 6 WOWT News:

Omaha Airport Authority announced Tuesday that Delta will be adding two daily departure flights from Omaha to LaGuardia in July.


http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Delta-to-offer-Omaha-to-LaGuardia-Airport-flights-beginning-in-July-463728233.html
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Double Tree (72 and I 80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3089

Re: Double Tree (72 and I 80)

swinquest wrote:I drove by this place yesterday and saw all signs of DoubleTree removed....and is no longer found on the Hilton app.

Anyone know what happened? I could not find anything.


I just drove by it also and noticed all of the lettering was off the hotel. I called and they said they are a Holiday Inn now.
by choke
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha

It's gonna pass. And corporations will probably choose the Coasts before coming to the Midwest. And then NAFTA also. Seems a lot of initiatives are geared toward the Coasts. The administration even gave in on immigration regarding the west and east cost needing skilled employees. Seems the Midwest i...
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: The Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Replies: 42
Views: 6504

Re: The Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Per Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer: In 'brutally tough' decision, Omaha chamber's senior VP for economic development resigns for Denver job https://shenandoah-medical-center---agfa-dr-400---2109-fewrmsvxfb.app02-v01.logmein.com/main.html Probably wanted to say close to the people cont...
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: The Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Replies: 42
Views: 6504

Re: The Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Per Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer: In 'brutally tough' decision, Omaha chamber's senior VP for economic development resigns for Denver job http://www.omaha.com/money/in-brutally-tough-decision-omaha-chamber-s-senior-vp-for/article_94f7ca82-d51c-11e7-94fc-27da888a72ed.html
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: King Fong and Sweets of Eden Building.
Replies: 28
Views: 4476

Re: King Fong and Sweets of Eden Building.

Per Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer: Alexander Payne is moving home to Omaha, where part of his latest film, ‘Downsizing,’ is set http://www.omaha.com/living/alexander-payne-is-moving-home-to-omaha-where-part-of/article_a5751f92-1f3b-590b-83d0-3703a0c7f85a.html And it’s true I do own the bu...
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Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: 2018 Curling Team Trials @Baxter

Record number of attendees for Curling Olympic Trials USA Curling CEO Rick Patzke said this is the largest crowd that the USA Curling Teams has seen at an event like this, with attendee numbers reaching into the thousands. That would include myself. I didn't know what to expect but the players were...
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

MTO wrote:Some guy is serving crossroads.


What is he serving? Pina Coladas?
by choke
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 66
Views: 7334

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Stothert mentioned on the KIOS (NPR) Noon Forum today that ConAgra is still planning on developing the ConAgra Campus. She said that ConAgra does own all of the land down there now but there was some snags with the previous developer. She said ConAgra still intends to move forward with redevelopment...
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

On the Noon Forum on NPR, the mayor hinted that there may be a potential buyer for Crossroads and she is more optimistic than ever that Crossroads is going to move forward. I think everyone saw this coming. You can hear her "Vision for Omaha" at the Noon Forum here: http://kios.org/program...
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Sioux Falls - Macy's
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Sioux Falls - Macy's

Didn't know Sioux Falls had a Macy's. Hoppin city up here in SD.
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I680/HWY133 interchange
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: I680/HWY133 interchange

Busguy2010 wrote:What's going to happen? Are we talking a flyover from NB 680 to NB 133?


They are just expanding I-680 in both directions to three lanes between Fort and the Irvington exit.
by choke
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I680/HWY133 interchange
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: I680/HWY133 interchange

Hopeful someone has some information. I saw in one of the links on here about widening I680 that the interchange at Blair High was being re-done. I cant seem to find any information about that project. It would be great as HWY133 is backed up daily at the intersection. Anyone with info to share? Th...
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1545

Re: Toast

Not a done deal but at least spokesperson acknowledges that Toast will open an office in Omaha:

http://www.omaha.com/money/restaurant-tech-company-toast-of-boston-to-open-omaha-office/article_898547ca-c55d-11e7-9a24-bff9a6f42c97.html
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1545

Re: Toast

Don't want to get my hopes up until something official comes out, but seems like a lot of smoke to this. The more I read about Omaha's role, the more it makes sense. It sounds like it is basically the same thing that Omaha is doing for First Data. Except, First Data is a little more entrenched in t...
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1545

Re: Toast

I have heard Con Agra is the likely landing spot. A couple conversations/rehabs are on the short list as well. This is getting good. Exactly a shot in the arm the Downtown Core needs.. A very significant and exciting devlopment for downtown Omaha :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace If Toast can find the ...
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 155510

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

New website for Omaha backers of the streetcar proposal:


https://modernstreetcaradvocates.org/
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1657

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

The trainer I have for my class in South Carolina lives in Chicago. He says he can make better pizza at home than what Giordano's can offer.
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Center Aloft
Replies: 30
Views: 2779

Re: The Center Aloft

Staying at an Aloft this week in Greenville, SC. Nice concept. I'd stay again.
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Kozal's Ponca Business Park (30th & I-680)
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Kozal's Ponca Business Park (30th & I-680)

Would you settle for Kozal's Ponca Business Park Final plat approval tomorrow at the Planning Board... "Lot 1 consists of 3.08 acres which we believe would be an excellent site for a full service convenience store, it could be sized to fit an end users purposes. Lot 2 will be a storage facilit...
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 145
Views: 16306

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

Planning for the bridge over Highway 75 has begun and should start getting built this month.


http://www.creighton.edu/publicrelations/newscenter/news/2017/october2017/october22017/pedxbridgenr100217/
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Attitude about your state

I'd be willing to bet that most folks here don't and haven't ever given Nebraska a second thought unless the Huskers were playing Michigan or Michigan State. They just don't care. And vice versa. Why should I think about Detroit or Chicago? I don't; I have other things to do. I occasionally go to t...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1154

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Was listening to a piece on NPR about globalization and they were interviewing a guy in Greenville, SC. They guy said the largest BMW plant in the world came down to Greenville, SC and Omaha, NE. I guess we know where that got built. But that was something I didn't know.
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Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 55
Views: 5667

Re: Tesla Service Center

Tesla building Supercharger station in Sioux Fall http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2017/07/26/tesla-building-supercharger-station-sioux-falls/514803001/ Looks like Sioux City is getting one and Des Moines area a second one and another by Shelby IA but no new ones around Omaha ...
by choke
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

One thing I will miss about Crossroads when it is bulldozed is that tall arch of smokey/bronze glass on the old Dillards store. I love seeing that from 90th & Dodge. I wish they would take those panes, and put them on Oak View's Dillard store (Which to this day, still confuses me, why there are...
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

One thing I will miss about Crossroads when it is bulldozed is that tall arch of smokey/bronze glass on the old Dillards store. I love seeing that from 90th & Dodge. I wish they would take those panes, and put them on Oak View's Dillard store (Which to this day, still confuses me, why there are...
by choke
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Crossroads Part II: The Complete Boondoggle: Per Roseann Moring / World-Herald staff writer: New plan for Crossroads Mall calls for more city incentives, which Stothert says she didn't agree to http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/new-plan-for-crossroads-mall-calls-for-more-city-incentives/article_fe3db...
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Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Per KETV Channel 7 Staff Report:

Developers submit newest plan to transform Crossroads Mall property


http://www.ketv.com/article/developers-submit-newest-plan-to-transform-crossroads-mall-property/10285489
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

NovakOmaha wrote:The developers were quoted as saying "No, no. THIS time we REALLY mean it!"


Even the Mayor is saying, "Yeah, right :roll:."
by choke
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132969

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Per Roseann Moring / World-Herald staff writer: Stothert and Mello spent a combined $3.8 million in Omaha mayoral race, setting a new record Overall, Mello’s top donor was Johanna Lutton, who gave $55,000. Her online LinkedIn profile lists her as the chief marketing officer of OTB Destination, the c...
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ponca Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Ponca Hills

Anyone know what is being built on the northeast section of highway 75 and I-680? That land sat for decades and all of a sudden they are doing dirt work like crazy. Looks like it could be a truck stop but making a left turn back to the interstate isn't easy. Although, there is a lot of semi traffic ...
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Sun May 28, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2017 Legislature (105th)
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

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. I'd like to see the process of electin...
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Sun May 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 11767

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I recall correctly, she did try to sweeten the deal with the city paying for more parking but it was too little too late. Plus, she would have made an enemy out of one or both of some heavy names in the city. It was probably the safest option. She admitted that if she had to do it all over again (t...
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Fri May 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 11767

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I recall correctly, she did try to sweeten the deal with the city paying for more parking but it was too little too late. Plus, she would have made an enemy out of one or both of some heavy names in the city. It was probably the safest option. She admitted that if she had to do it all over again (t...
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 101540

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Yeah, that's a bad PP letter. The Storm Chasers are in a perfect place right now and couldn't be happier. I'm not sure why they would jack with a single thing right now. Even Lincoln was smart enough to have an entertainment district near there sports venues. Who is going to open up a restaurant in...
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 101540

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Yeah, that's a bad PP letter. The Storm Chasers are in a perfect place right now and couldn't be happier. I'm not sure why they would jack with a single thing right now. Even Lincoln was smart enough to have an entertainment district near there sports venues. Who is going to open up a restaurant in...
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 11767

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Now Mayor Jean thinks we need a new library downtown and she will do away with the Restaurant Tax sometime around never. :evil: Mello wont kill it either. The new library is to me, a curious investment. One that should be voted on by the taxpayers. I'm okay if they don't build a new library but the...

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