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by WBR_Tom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1950

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

Yeah, they're being cagey about it. They announced Omaha as the winner of the contest, but aren't committing to anything. Their reply to anyone who asks on social media is some variation of "Omaha won the contest; we'll announce our new location in the coming months." https://twitter.com/g...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103423

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

Average attendance at Werner Park is approximately 600 per game higher for the Royals-Storm Chasers than it was at Rosenblatt. Excluding the final season at Rosenblatt (which was inflated because many people attended "one last time") the Royals averaged 4,909 per game for five seasons bet...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81109

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 WBR_Tom
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 15
Views: 708

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 WBR_Tom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 340
Views: 27991

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

I might as well say the obvious here. Who is the dufus that decided the buses would need to be so big! Why not start with little baby buses first and then move to bigger buses if you need them ........which you never will! Thanks Mayor Stothert for lying to the taxpayers about repealing the restaur...
by WBR_Tom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: 2018 Omaha Storm Chasers

Awesome news. I knew it had been awhile since the KC Royals had played an exhibition here, but until I read the release I didn't realize it had been almost 20 years (spring of 2000). Wow! Incidentally, I went back and looked in the OWH archives to find out a little more about that game, and it's a l...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 348
Views: 81109

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

Wheatfields at Shadow Lake closed on Sunday. The other two locations remain open. Official word is that they declined to renew their lease because they plan to open a different concept somewhere in "West Omaha" soon. Unofficial rumor around Papillion is the rent was so high it made profita...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 103423

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

Shatel on the Chasers being able to play at home during CWS: http://www.omaha.com/sports/shatel-storm-chasers-right-at-home-sharing-omaha-with-college/article_c3242ce8-4de7-5a5a-8fbf-518be92e7b7f.html Greg Good article from Shatel that brings up a point that often gets overlooked in favor of other ...
by WBR_Tom
Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)
Replies: 25
Views: 906

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

According to their Facebook page Tired Texan served lunch today and ran out of meat... That happened the previous weekend as well. Like nebugeater wrote, if it's still a problem a year from now, that's a problem; right now they're certainly still trying to figure out supply and demand. My wife and ...
by WBR_Tom
Wed May 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)

There's been dirt work going on to prep the site for a couple of months. The timeframe to begin construction must be tight because no matter what day of the week we're out there walking, there's bulldozers at work, even on Sundays. No "Coming Soon" signs up yet, but we're there a lot so wh...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 67674

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

The MVC has a much better TV contract, both in terms of number of games shown and dollars (ESPN, FSN, plus the Valley's digital network on ESPN3 that streams every home game), and far more NCAA Tournament units to split, though both of those revenue streams are short-term gains -- the next TV deal w...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 5703

Re: Facebook Data Center

Some more background info from the Papillion Times: Work on the site is expected to begin immediately. Dan Madrigal, who works on acquisitions for infrastructure for Facebook, said if weather cooperates, they expect the facility to be completed in two years. He anticipates there will be "a coup...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 5703

Re: Facebook Data Center

There will be a press reference tomorrow morning at Papillion City Hall officially announcing the project, with the governor and an unnamed Facebook rep in attendance: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/facebook-apparently-looking-at-data-center-site-in-papillion-has/article_315d6ffd-a3d8-5478-bf3d-0a0...
by WBR_Tom
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)
Replies: 25
Views: 906

Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)

Heard tonight that a new BBQ place is going into the old Perkins on 108th & L (inside the Best Western). It'll be called "Tired Texan BBQ" and is shooting for an early May grand opening. Kind of an interesting location with Hog Wild a couple of doors down, but the owner didn't seem too...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Upstream Brewing Company
Replies: 37
Views: 3800

Re: Upstream Brewing Company

Couple of surprising things to me on this. I had no idea there were so many people in Omaha who hated -- not just disliked, but downright hated -- Upstream until I read the Facebook comments on the various news articles for this story. Huh. Maybe I'm naive but that was surprising to me. And it was g...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ
Replies: 206
Views: 24386

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

My wife and I tried out a new BBQ joint on Galvin Road in Bellevue over the weekend that wasn't on Brad's list above -- Big Mike's, which apparently used to be a food truck built into an old school bus, but is now a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Nothing earth shattering, but it was competent BBQ. Bet...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 307
Views: 19968

Re: Local Breweries

almighty_tuna wrote:
Hey, Tom! Welcome to the forums!


Thanks! Glad to be here; this is an awesome forum.
by WBR_Tom
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Growth Plans
Replies: 108
Views: 7476

Re: HyVee Growth Plans

The Papillion store at Shadow Lake is getting a something called a "Market Grille Express." I was curious what that meant, so I talked to the manager last night when I was in there, and he said it will be similar to the Market Grille at the 96th & Q and Plattsmouth stores, but with a s...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 307
Views: 19968

Re: Local Breweries

So there will be two breweries in that building (104th and a couple blocks south of Giles), Nebraska Brewing Tap Room one mile to the north on roughly 108th & Harrison, and Lucky Bucket two miles to the west on 117th & Giles. That little area is quickly becoming the brewery capital of the m...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 307
Views: 19968

Re: Local Breweries

From the inbox... Looks like two breweries in one building! LAVISTA.JPG So there will be two breweries in that building (104th and a couple blocks south of Giles), Nebraska Brewing Tap Room one mile to the north on roughly 108th & Harrison, and Lucky Bucket two miles to the west on 117th & ...
by WBR_Tom
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 541
Views: 15830

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Has Creighton ever made rally towels before? I have had season tickets for 10 years and been attending games since the CLink opened and I have never seen them. I seem to remember a small "First X Number of people through the door" get one, but nothing on this scale and on every seat. Yeah...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: La Vista's "Golden Mile"
Replies: 119
Views: 16298

Re: La Vista's "Golden Mile"

Demolition started today on the vacant strip mall and the old Walmart to make way for the new development. Here's a Facebook live video from KMTV showing crews working on the demo:

https://www.facebook.com/Action3News/vi ... f=NEWSFEED
by WBR_Tom
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Papillion news
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Papillion news

Right now it is lined with single family homes, recreation fields and a large nursing home complex. Not sure how any of that is "amazing". And Werner Park, Prairie Queen lake, Liberty Middle School, and the future lake. Will be nice when the construction is complete from 96th to 114th in ...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Ollie and Hobbes Craft Kitchen
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Ollie and Hobbes Craft Kitchen

I'd heard something about this last month on the Lets Talk Papillion Facebook group, but now it's officially announced I guess. New concept from the owners of Dolce touting "made from scratch comfort food"; it's opening late October/early November at Midlands Place (84th and 370) in Papill...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)
Replies: 92
Views: 10095

Re: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)

Not exactly Pennant Place, but very close to it (wasn't sure where to stick this, so if the Mods want to move it, please do!) The owners of Phoenix Food & Spirits announced on the Papillion Facebook page today that they're opening a second location in Papillion (11212 Richland Drive -- which is...
by WBR_Tom
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I'm biased, as I've been working on the marketing side of the project for about six months, but the "Park Assist" system is really, really cool. As was mentioned by another poster, Eppley is only the second airport in the U.S. to get this system, so Omaha is on the cutting edge here. The &...
by WBR_Tom
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Tanners Bar & Grill
Replies: 25
Views: 3096

Re: Tanners Bar & Grill

I think the food is so much better at Tanners. Always thought the food at DJ's was below average Omaha bar food. My top 3 are: Barrett's Tanners Clancys Greg I'd agree -- Tanners' food is way above DJ's in my book. The burgers are good, I like that you have the option of tater tots or fries because...
by WBR_Tom
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Preseason NBA at CLINK
Replies: 36
Views: 1557

Re: Preseason NBA at CLINK

On Oct 20 Chicago will play Atlanta. Last exhibition game of the year so probably a lot of the "talent" plays most if the game Bet it sells out! Doug McDermott's return to the CLink would be a hot ticket regardless, but against Kyle Korver's team? Yeah, that'll sell out quick. What a fun ...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)
Replies: 92
Views: 10095

Re: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)

It's been great seeing all of the development follow the stadium. Quite a change from just a few years ago. When that next lake, WP-6, gets going (if it already hasn't) at 114th and Cornhusker, you should see even more development fill in around here. They seem to have started dirt work this week o...
by WBR_Tom
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Growth Plans
Replies: 108
Views: 7476

Re: HyVee Growth Plans

Applewood was their first area renovation into this. Someone can correct me though, but Applewood has had the most major renovations in town. Yep, the Applewood/96th & Q store is the first (and only, so far) one in Omaha to get the Market Grille reno. I'd be surprised if there was a HyVee in Om...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 202
Views: 17534

Re: Omaha Multisports Complex

A "Coming Soon" sign with a rendering and some brief info went up on Giles next to this property yesterday afternoon:

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by WBR_Tom
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 8671

Re: 2016 CWS

Why is the attendance debate brought up every single year? The attendance numbers have been higher at TD Ameritrade then they were at Rosenblatt. 2013 was the record year of per game attendance, while 2015 had the highest overall attendance, which broke 350,000 for the first time. Great stats! Whil...
by WBR_Tom
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: W. Dale Clark Library
Replies: 114
Views: 6199

Re: W. Dale Clark Library

Unfortunately, by the looks of the squatty photo in the header of the City of Omaha home page, it appears they don't really care how the city appears to residents or visitors. That photo could not look much worse. http://www.cityofomaha.org/ I think another high-rise building could be added on the ...
by WBR_Tom
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Closing (36th & L)
Replies: 57
Views: 4024

Re: HyVee Closing (36th & L)

As for 84th and Giles, why would HyVee want to pull from their own store at Shadow Lake? Also, theres already 4 grocery options competing right there, without even counting the existing HyVee. I 100% agree, cdub. Just in the twelve blocks between 96th and 84th on Giles, there's a Fareway, Walmart N...
by WBR_Tom
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall(Gretna)
Replies: 600
Views: 99893

Re: Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall(Gretna)

This World-Herald story omitted mention of Voodoo Taco. Are they still open at Nebraska Crossing? I suppose something could have changed in the interim, but Voodoo Taco was open last weekend when I was out there -- and quite busy. Actually the entire mall was busy. People were resorting to parking ...
by WBR_Tom
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage (96th & Dodge)
Replies: 75
Views: 8425

Re: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage (96th & Dodge)

This is the north end of that block, which has been a wide-open grassy field for as long as I can remember. All of the trees pictured here lining the perimeter on the north and east sides are new within the last week or two. I'm guessing the plan is to leave this hillside undeveloped, or to incorpor...
by WBR_Tom
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage (96th & Dodge)
Replies: 75
Views: 8425

Re: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage

http://i.imgur.com/MuRNhrH.jpg They've had a nursery out over the last week to ten days planting dozens of good-sized trees on the previously open hillside (visible towards the top side of the picture above) bordering 96th and Burt. The new trees have enough growth already (and are numerous enough)...

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