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by omaha79
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)
Replies: 311
Views: 49786

Re: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)

I remember that when Ralston was being built their budget was so out of whack that they hadn't factored in things like basketball hoops, zamboni's, and other concession operation devices. They had to go back and ask for more money. I'm assuming a basketball floor wasn't factored in either. I also re...
by omaha79
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

With Charming Charlies slated to close, this leaves another huge hole in Shadow Lake Towne Center. This development is dangerously close to a death spiral. Maybe folks just didn't like Charming Charlies. I can't say if I like Charming Charlies or I don't since I have never had the misfortune of a d...
by omaha79
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

With Charming Charlies slated to close, this leaves another huge hole in Shadow Lake Towne Center.

This development is dangerously close to a death spiral.
by omaha79
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

OfficeMax is closing at Shadow Lake, which brings the unofficial tally of empty storefronts into the double digits out there. With the groundbreaking for the new 84th Street development in La Vista a couple weeks back signaling that project is actually going to happen, it's looking like Shadow Lake...
by omaha79
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Soccer 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: UNO Soccer 2017

I do enjoy seeing UNO up there at #10 and Creighton in "others receiving votes". It's early in the season and this can certainly change, but the first few years of the program, CU supporters talked about how playing UNO would hurt their RPI and how they were one of the premier programs in ...
by omaha79
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Soccer 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: UNO Soccer 2017

2-0 last weekend and 6-0 on the season. ranked in the top 20. Great start to 2017.
by omaha79
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

They really that high on Stubhub? I haven't looked. Amazingly, yes. I really doubt they'll sell at these prices, but people have them listed for between $149.50 apiece (section 124) to $325 apiece (section 107). Good for them if they can get that, but seems just a *tad* bit more than the market wou...
by omaha79
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

I had no problem picking up 6 myself. No problems with crashing or anything like that. I saw people freaking out on the Chasers FB page. Others asking things like "what's a berm?" Others complaining that it's not at TD Ameritrade. Honestly, if you've never been to Werner and are asking &q...
by omaha79
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 15
Views: 705

Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

I had no problem picking up 6 myself. No problems with crashing or anything like that. I saw people freaking out on the Chasers FB page. Others asking things like "what's a berm?" Others complaining that it's not at TD Ameritrade. Honestly, if you've never been to Werner and are asking &qu...
by omaha79
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Chasers finish this season above last year on attendance. Next year looks good with it being the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Looks like they have some great promotions planned honoring teams of the past, including different versions of the O Royals, the Golden Spikes and the first season of ...
by omaha79
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

I would donate a kidney to have one of the KC BBQ powerhouses come to Omaha. Greg The group of restaurants I'm referencing out of St. Louis is every bit as good as the KC BBQ powerhouses. I wonder if it's a newer one then. I've been to all the big name BBQ in STL, a couple are defintely better than...
by omaha79
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

Greg S wrote:I would donate a kidney to have one of the KC BBQ powerhouses come to Omaha.

Greg


The group of restaurants I'm referencing out of St. Louis is every bit as good as the KC BBQ powerhouses.
by omaha79
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 852

A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

I thought this was interesting. I was in St. Louis this past weekend and eating at a certain BBQ restaurant that is a mainstay in many national top 10 BBQ restaurant lists...that should be enough of a hint. I happened to be talking to the executive chef and he asked where we were from. I mentioned O...
by omaha79
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

I would tend to disagree. If you are basing it on having the development full and healthy as a whole, it's not been nearly as successful as other developments in the city. If we are trying to determine who the "winners" are, I'd say Westroads, Village Point, Gretna Outlets, and AkSarBen V...
by omaha79
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

The folks that created and developed the Shadow Lake shopping area clearly cooked up a winner. Sure they have got some empty bays and lots, but times are tough. I have been in just about every Hy-Vee in town and the one at Shadow Lake looks like the biggest of them all and it is always packed. The ...
by omaha79
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1950
Views: 277306

Re: Midtown Crossing

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
nebugeater wrote:apples to apples

They probably have that game at Spielbound.

omaha79 wrote:I"ve also heard that Wohlners has been heavily subsidized to continue to maintain operations there.

Subsidized how? I'm assuming low rent?


subsidized as in essentially free rent and paying them to remain open.
by omaha79
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81085

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

I was out there last month and counted 9 empty storefronts on the "main" street, not including the Gordmans building. That's quite a few! It's too bad, but Shadow Lake truly has never quite lived up to expectations. The mall portion of Shadow Lake (not the perimeter grocery store and rest...
by omaha79
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1950
Views: 277306

Re: Midtown Crossing

There is a ton of spin to that press release. No way that occupancy is at 90%. Just a walk through MTC makes it pretty clear based on the number of open bays. Unless they are saying that 90% of the square footage is occupied. I could buy that considering how much room is taken up by the theater and ...
by omaha79
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I don't think you can completely ignore the success of the team and it's impact on attendance. In year 1 and for a couple of years or so after they were leading the pack and finished in 1st place. This year and the last couple they have not been as big a winner on the field. By no means is this the...
by omaha79
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Omaha's never been a huge town for minor leagues. I think that's why the ownership wisely built Werner Park at the size they did. Many thought it was too small when announced, and we have learned they hit it just about perfect. Des Moines for example also does not have to deal 350k for the CWS (gra...
by omaha79
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

What are some other attendance figures for other teams? And Stadium Capacities? This is your best bet for looking at current and historical PCL attendance. It has season attendance figures all the way back to 2005. It's real time this year. So, the numbers will move daily for 2017. http://www.milb....
by omaha79
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

What are some other attendance figures for other teams? And Stadium Capacities? This is your best bet for looking at current and historical PCL attendance. It has season attendance figures all the way back to 2005. It's real time this year. So, the numbers will move daily for 2017. http://www.milb....
by omaha79
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

If memory serves isn't this how they normally start? I know this year was worse than normal with April rain, but I think most every year the Chasers start with an average of less than 5k then in grows through out the summer. I just checked all of the June box scores and June's average is significan...
by omaha79
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Interesting. I know we are still right in the heart of the minor league baseball season, but I wonder if the local media will point out at some point that the Omaha Storm Chasers attendance is sitting second to last in the Pacific Coast League. That even made me do a double take. It’s the first time...
by omaha79
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Mavs in the NHL
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: UNO Mavs in the NHL

Let's Go Pens!!!

With both Guentzel and Archibald making significant contributions in this years playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are quickly becoming "Omaha's Team".
by omaha79
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1739

Re: USL Soccer

Is there any reason they couldn't just share with Creighton? I was told it was that the revenue model is contingent on having their own facility...control of advertising, scheduling, concessions, etc. The normal "we need our own facility" playbook. I don't know if I buy that. I was also t...
by omaha79
Wed May 31, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1739

Re: USL Soccer

They can build their soccer stadium wherever they want just don't ask the public to fund your private stadium. I agree. I do not think public funding of a facility such as this would be appropriate given the amount of sports facilities we've already been asked to fund. If they want to build it, the...
by omaha79
Tue May 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1739

USL Soccer

I haven't seen this anywhere on this forum, but Gary Green of the Storm Chasers is getting closer to bringing USL soccer to Omaha. For those that don't know, USL soccer is the feeder league to MLS. It's a high level of competition. The league consists of teams that are straight affiliates with outsi...
by omaha79
Sat May 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 12946

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I feel that national politics should have nothing to do with local mayoral elections. Who cares if a mayoral candidate is a democrat or republican? I just want to vote on who I think will take care of our city. When the national democratic party started promoting Mello, I was done with him. Anyways...
by omaha79
Wed May 10, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 12946

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello lost me when he pandered to the "gimme gimme a free road!" crowd. He shouldn't have gone there. That whole argument, especially laying it on Stothert, showed a fundamental lack of understanding on that issue. My grandparents both lived around 48th and Q. When they were annexed, they ...
by omaha79
Wed May 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67668

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

It sounds like Valpo may be the only school being invited to The Valley based on Twitter reports I've been seeing. Also, Shatel yesterday echoed many of the comments made on here as to why UNO to The Valley isn't a "no-brainer". Basically, the stuff we've said here like UNO's basketball bu...
by omaha79
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67668

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

So, reading between the lines, UNO can't afford a qualified chancellor candidate...but, athletics could still be looking at making a conference move that would require the school to further increase the athletic budget?

That would be a hard sell to the public int his climate.
by omaha79
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67668

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

For 2016-2017, Real Time RPI had The Valley as the #12 ranked conference. The Summit was ranked #17. The Horizon League was #19. Relatively similar profiles. All 1 bid leagues. On paper, the Valley looks like an upgrade, but the caveat to that is a Valley without WSU, replaced by UNO, Valpo, and Mur...
by omaha79
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67668

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

also, the rumor is that the MVC could add UNO, Murray St. and Valpo.

That changes the profile of that league a bit. I like the mix of those schools with UNI, Ill St. SIU, and Missouri St.

I do think something like that is superior to the Summit for UNO.
by omaha79
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67668

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

The Valley seems to be in decline. Short term it may be a little better not sure on long term. Would anyone really be that excited to see teams like Southern Illinois and Northern Iowa? Greg I'm not excited about it, overall. I've wondered what kind of league UNO would really be joining with the Va...
by omaha79
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I think North Downtown would have been better served with a stadium built for minor league baseball. The area is dead during almost all CU baseball games, with the exception being when Nebraska brings their crowd or the one where they salute the military and give away thousands of tickets. Greg I t...
by omaha79
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I can't even begin to imagine what the "I won't drive from my west Omaha McMansion to downtown Omaha for anything but the airport" crowd would say if I told them I drove my kids to downtown Detroit for baseball, football, hockey or pretty much anything else. AND we've gone at night for so...
by omaha79
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

People complaining about Werner Park's location make it sound like they built the thing West of Springfield or something. 123rd and Highway 370 is a very busy corridor, and that area will definitely fill in with time. Yes, and it's a 20-25 minute drive to most parts of Omaha. People in larger citie...
by omaha79
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

precisely :yes: http://www.omaha.com/opinion/the-public-pulse-move-the-storm-chasers-or-the-cubs/article_30c98290-61a2-59b6-bc22-3b94e5e8672b.html There have been some really dumb public pulse letters through out the years but this one is by far the dumbest and hottest takes I have ever read. Thank...
by omaha79
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103391

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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