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by bigredmed1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: 2018 Nebraska Elections

Pete Ricketts is going to win easily. Hes on "Team Republican" and hes got millions. He can't be beat. There is not even a sliver of a chance that Ricketts would not get re-elected. You're right. Ricketts is going to keep making budget cuts to our beloved university system to where everyo...
by bigredmed1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Delice
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Delice

Guest wrote:The Midtown Crossing Rumor Mill has Delice closing at the end of March. Apparently employees were told earlier this week.

So Delice is now gone or will there still be some location not in MTC?
by bigredmed1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 349
Views: 37128

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Bulk mail may have given them a better rate, or there were cost savings on the distribution side. The likelihood of someone reading a HyVee ad may be higher via mail than direct-to-trash advertising, aka Food Express. That and the image quality is better and the text is clearer so you tell what is ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: 2018 Nebraska Elections

I wil definitely vote against Ricketts, though he has been kind of good helping push through asset forfeiture reform and pushing for more law enforcement accountability. Ultimately his role in helping to bring back the death penalty makes me unwilling to vote for him. The death penalty was overturn...
by bigredmed1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: 2018 Nebraska Elections

Whatever happens this year, somebody has to get the hard boiled egg with teeth out of the governors seat. He has not been a credit to the GOP, but he was better than some of the dems who have oozed their way onto the ballot. Hopefully, the GOP will either replace him or at least get someone in the ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: 2018 Nebraska Elections

If he truly pro-life, then the democrats will drop a big stink bomb on him and he will get no national support from Emily's List and other democrat activist groups. Not sure that Ricketts will have much to fight against. I can not say that I am fond of him, but given the track record of the dem gove...
by bigredmed1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1074
Views: 113988

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

"In a letter last year to Smithey, Anne Lombardi, a director of field operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, wrote: "Our current position is that, even if you do choose to build an FIS (federal inspection station) and a commercial airline does request landing rights for intern...
by bigredmed1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: news
Replies: 0
Views: 151

news

An interesting article about Fremont and the competing versions from a regional writer vs a coastal parachute journalist https://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/slate-new-republic-fremont-nebraska.php We see Fremont getting only one aspect of the issue covered and thus getting painted with a broad...
by bigredmed1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 184
Views: 15044

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

The panera moved out too in the outlying tract for thier new place in orchard plaza. One thing that is overlooked is yes, the population moved west... but it is a bulk of the young families with disposable income moved with them. What changed is the neighborhood demographics. More empty nesters. Em...
by bigredmed1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 927
Views: 118619

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Here is an example of some of the great professionalism that I have come to expect from local news. I cant decide if this holy shirt is better than the usual plain t-shirt this chick wears on camera or not. Hey, this is my 100th post! https://uoxt6g.dm2301.livefilestore.com/y4mcWXDCjrIr6rKzKaSDvmRv...
by bigredmed1
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 184
Views: 15044

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

nebugeater wrote:
Greg S wrote:Dick's Sporting Goods at Oak View closed.



They keep falling

No loss. Another big box outdoor store selling price point |expletive| instead of holding to a quality level.
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Berkshire , Amazon and JP Morgan Healthcare
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Berkshire , Amazon and JP Morgan Healthcare

Those companies are big alright, but they ain't even near big enough to take on the greedy doctors, dentists, hospitals and drug companies. I guarantee it! Greedy doctors? No raises for decades at a time. Everyone dumping jobs they don't want to do onto us. Student loan debt that is staggering. Eve...
by bigredmed1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: XFL
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: XFL

Another short term football league in Omaha? No thanks. Give me USL, with an affiliation with Minnesota's new MLS team...or another shot at AHL that isn't run poorly. Soccer is a money loser. Semi pro hockey will have too many weeknight games to make money in a family town. Tuesdays are CU Bball ni...
by bigredmed1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 602
Views: 69863

Re: Westroads Development

Stargazer wrote:Okay, is A&F struggling nationwide? Otherwise, is it not a bit disconcerting that a major tenant like that is pulling out of the area's highest traffic retail center?

Not sure they are doing very well anywhere.
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 602
Views: 69863

Re: Westroads Development

Busguy2010 wrote:
debradomayer wrote:Abercrombie's has closed. Store is shuttered & website says store is permanently closed


Good.


Agreed.
by bigredmed1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 225
Views: 24775

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

The new name should be the "Over-Taxed Omahans" arena or the OTO for short.
by bigredmed1
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 225
Views: 24775

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

Greg S wrote:I will take Kiewit since they will be new to the 'hood.

It's a long shot because they don't seem to do a lot on stuff like this.

Greg

Kiewit? They are not a company that does a lot of retail. I don't see that money helping their marketing plan.

MofO maybe. CenturyLink continuing?
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 54
Views: 2914

Re: Amazon HQ2

damonhynes wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:STL would be a good space for that much development, but I think they will head to the cool kids club towns like Austin.


STL is the antithesis of cool, to be sure.

Albuquerque is the new Austin. Mark my words. :D

Used to live there in the 80s. It's always been better than Austin.
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Beer and Loathing in Dundee
Replies: 73
Views: 7874

Re: Beer and Loathing in Dundee

I'm fine with it not being a restaurant, there are a lot of eateries in the area, but it would have been awesome if a good menswear store or specialty food store had opened up there. Maybe the house that the realtor was using can become something like that now. This whole fiasco reaffirms my belief...
by bigredmed1
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 87
Views: 11173

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

Some townhomes in the upper floors with views of the GLM and the river would be attractive, esp given their access to parking.
by bigredmed1
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swans at DeSoto Bend
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at? The main visitors center has a bubbler in the lake that keeps that part of the lake from freezing. They were right in front of that building. Thanks! I have been meaning to go up...
by bigredmed1
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 54
Views: 2914

Re: Amazon HQ2

Interesting article about Amazon's effect on Seattle One walk through Seattle's 'Amazonia' neighborhood made me very uneasy for whatever city gets HQ2 http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-hq-photo-tour-seattle-make-any-city-wary-of-amazon-hq2-2017-12/#construction-on-amazons-third-and-fourth-tower...
by bigredmed1
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swans at DeSoto Bend
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Swans at DeSoto Bend

Brad wrote:Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I would assume the lake is completely frozen, if so, where are the Swans hanging out at?

The main visitors center has a bubbler in the lake that keeps that part of the lake from freezing. They were right in front of that building.
by bigredmed1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 389

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

Build, if your logic was correct then why is Europe not having the same problem? They did the reverse, made living in the historic, cool, fun parts of all their capital cities so expensive that regular folks get squeezed into craptastic suburbs or bedroom cities. This has had the effect there of cre...
by bigredmed1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swans at DeSoto Bend
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Swans at DeSoto Bend

Was up at DeSoto Bend today. Aside from the geese and ducks, they have about 60 swans migrating through. Never realized how much bigger they are than Canada geese. The rangers said that they have been coming through for 3 years and each year increasing in numbers. Something to check out this weekend.
by bigredmed1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1566

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

In an ideal, utopian city, you would certainly not be deprived of a bus line on major thoroughfares such as 132nd Street. However, the style of low-density, autocentric, non-grided suburban development that has been allowed to occur in that area makes transit financially unfeasible. It's a trade of...
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)
Replies: 38
Views: 5335

Re: Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)


Sad to see it close. Though I was never able to have the great meal others reported having there, I know this is a loss for it's fans.
by bigredmed1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1566

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

If a person lives at 132nd & Center and they want to go to 132nd & Dodge by bus they are screwed. They got to take the bus down center to 72nd and get off the bus and take the next bus down to 72nd & Dodge and get off the bus and then take the next bus up Dodge to 132nd. The person has ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Jukes Ale Works

The promised TIF application. https://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_18_01_09/1362.pdf That document is damning evidence that my initial suspicions were correct. Lets start here with what they call Mandatory Criteria #4 . Which starts out by saying "The project furthers the objecti...
by bigredmed1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Jukes Ale Works

Coyote wrote:LB95 - Change provisions relating to the Community Development Law and tax-increment financing.
Carryover from 05JAN17, proposed as priority 03JAN18.

Thanks
by bigredmed1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Jukes Ale Works

Kind of a pain to pull it up on my phone, but I will look up the TIF application and post it here to see their justification. DT Elkhorn was designated a community revitalization area years ago. Both sides seem to be playing by the rules laid out by the state legislature. There is a group that want...
by bigredmed1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Jukes Ale Works

I have to disagree. We are talking about a building that could not be remodeled because of structural problems, in an Old Towne district. Wouldn't that building be designated as blighted? And for a TIF it returns a substantial tax return business for the city? For a building that might return $1k i...
by bigredmed1
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Jukes Ale Works

The building was demolished today, Jukes is still going in, but just not in the original structure. TIF request says the design will be similar to the Blatt by TD Ameritrade with a rooftop patio. I beat a dead horse to a crowd who is deaf to that sound, but Tax Increment Financing was supposed to b...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED
Replies: 182
Views: 18974

Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best.. It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion.. Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take o...
by bigredmed1
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner
Replies: 75
Views: 8430

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

OmahaOmaha wrote:This is going to be the site of the new 100 story tall Mutual of Omaha headquarters with 30 floors of underground parking and street level retail!

See, the underground parking gave you away. Now of you posited a streetcar turnaround, then maybe.
by bigredmed1
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The Smoking Goat Restaurant
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: The Smoking Goat Restaurant

Yes, I don't care about names either. P&F had decent food, but not worth the money IMO.

Ruby Tuesday had a great salad bar, but redesigned their place to deemphasize it. Then it wasn't worth driving there.
by bigredmed1
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sunset Valley Golf Club - Sold
Replies: 34
Views: 2768

Re: Sunset Valley Golf Club - Sold

I apologize if it came off too insensitive, but there's no use giving anyone false hope. Because I work in urban planning, I can tell you that they're likely not going to get exactly what they ask for, which as I understand it is to stop the entire project. I can certainly sugar coat it and tell th...
by bigredmed1
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The Smoking Goat Restaurant
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: The Smoking Goat Restaurant

Let’s hope they can make the farm to table concept work at this location. Pig & Fitch lasted about 3 or so years at One Pacific Place.. The menu looks interesting enough to give it a try once they open... ẞ Ciao..LiO...Peace Pig and Finch died due to high cost vs avg quality. Could get better f...
by bigredmed1
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 207
Views: 18214

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

So we went from breaking dirt soon to were hoping to raise more money this year. Did I get that right or did I miss something. This project is chuck full of obvious Fake News mixed in with a strong lack of Transparency. Looks to smucks like me like the patient went FUBAR but still had enough pulse ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: 2018 Wish List

1. A cogent modular mass transit system than can handle the various special needs of Omaha's event-based lifestyle. 2. A city leadership that supports developers but also respects taxpayers such that we either get no bill or we get a fair equity ownership based on what we pay for the development. 3....

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