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by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 339
Views: 25573

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

This is great. It needs to get published with a concrete plan to go further west to Elkhorn (variables to consider, standards for the variables, dates to decide, fall back positions and so on.) A bunch of people would use this if there where linking small shuttles that would connect at specific loca...
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: 63rd and Center

nativeomahan wrote:I have never much cared for Amato's.


Your membership card to the "Smallest Minority Group in Omaha (TM)" is in the mail.
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

jessep28 wrote:Would Nebraska have the labor pool to staff a 1-2,000 employee car factory?


Given the easy drive from Illinois and the economic collapse building there, I could see a big "No Problem!" line of UHauls heading west on I80.
by bigredmed1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 898

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. Three deals Nebraska was in...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 856
Views: 92845

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Allegiant appears to be developing a crappy reputation. Southwest and United tends to fly most places they do. Can't believe that we would risk a vacation over last minute cancelled flights when I could just use one of the other airlines.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 29
Views: 1774

Re: 2017 Annexation

According to the newspaper roughly 75% of the kids going to Omaha Public Schools tomorrow will be on the Free Lunch program. And you want to call the suburbanites the entitled ones? :roll: :roll: Entitled? :shock: Wanting to make sure children get a good meal at least once or twice a day. Sure Old ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

That is correct. Make sure every student can participate. Which equals, make sure every student gets a medal. And we wonder why our children are growing up to be snowflakes! Yeah, no. This is not the psycho-dynamic that leads to snowflakery. What this does is help alleviate the screwy conflict betw...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: 63rd and Center

We've always had great meals at Amato's. Have only been for breakfast though. Greg Like I said, we are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha. We have gone with family and ordered precisely the same food and had gross food. We wrote that place off. Don't know why. Petrow's has gone down hill...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 18976

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

The old car lot on 120th and Dodge has sold. Anyone know what is going in there?
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 29
Views: 1774

Re: 2017 Annexation

I agree that some annexations are necessary to help the city prosper. But how much annexation is too much. If Omaha sprawls too far west then the long term costs will out weigh the short term gains. It'll also be harder to get a cohesive public transit system. It's a great way to bring in revenue f...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: 63rd and Center

Not to spoil the good vibes, but Amato's is listed for sale on loopnet...been active for a few weeks. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20416792/6405-Center-Street-Omaha-NE/ I realize that my wife and I are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha, those who really detest Amato's, but we are not ...
by bigredmed1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: 63rd and Center

Interesting info.. Speaking of gentrification success.. The Aksarben Village development is testimony to this... Ciao..LiO...Peace Partial credit. There weren't exactly a lot of people living there when that got built. Real gentrification is when you see 100's of people kicked out so 10's of rich p...
by bigredmed1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Swine Dining (121st & W Dodge)
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Swine Dining (121st & W Dodge)

Brad wrote:South is Burke High so it would have to be in front of Menards.



Probably in the space next to Discount Tire.
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 29
Views: 1774

Re: 2017 Annexation

I agree that some annexations are necessary to help the city prosper. But how much annexation is too much. If Omaha sprawls too far west then the long term costs will out weigh the short term gains. It'll also be harder to get a cohesive public transit system. It's a great way to bring in revenue f...
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 29
Views: 1774

Re: 2017 Annexation

Anyone know of any research that shows the long term economic effects of annexation? I always feel like it's a thing thats great in the short term but then costly in the long term. The recent annexations have been small and seemed fine. I worry about the bigger ones. Long term, we don't turn into S...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64189

Re: Westroads Development

debradomayer wrote:"The Lounge" opens August 21. Featuring Jones Bros Cupcakes and Auntie Annies Pretzels will have a second location. In addition there will be several 'pop up" kiosks.

Sounds gross. Of course, to me all references to JBC imply grossness.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64189

Re: Westroads Development

MadMartin8 wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:When i was a kid and this first opened, they installed a commercial helipad on the roof where Von Mar's is now. I always wanted to fly into the mall just to say that I did.


Wait, really? They had a helipad?

Big one. Could have landed an Apache.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64189

Re: Westroads Development

When i was a kid and this first opened, they installed a commercial helipad on the roof where Von Mar's is now. I always wanted to fly into the mall just to say that I did.
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

Every time I have driven by they have been fairly busy. One Saturday when I drove by I would even go as far to say they were packed. I think it is a really stupid name though. When did Benson become Dundee? I certainly wouldn't walk from the heart of Downtown Benson to this place. It's downhill and...
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Horsemen's Park
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Horsemen's Park

Later racing and a 4th week. Add in some shuttle parking from Ralston Arena or Ralston HS or some other open parking area. I like watching the live races, but getting there and finding parking is a barrier.
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Each States Most Famous Restrants
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Each States Most Famous Restrants

OLe's Big Game Bar had better be on the list. Best Mountain Oysters in Nebraska by far. A bar that has a Polar Bear crushing a baby Harp Seal as it's corporate logo and the first thing you see walking into the place is Nebraskan to floor.
by bigredmed1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 856
Views: 92845

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omababe wrote:
I guess the canopy lot is no more, so that makes the (very expensive) main structure the only option if you don't want to risk a snow-buried car on returning. :(


What happened to the canopy lot?
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

New location is open. It is called, Dundee’s Place Bar and Grill. http://www.omaha.com/go/former-old-dundee-bar-and-grill-finds-new-home-in/article_cef6541a-6cfd-11e7-bbd9-bbfed269ee3b.html That's a tougher location. I realize Mantra succeeds across the street, but they have a different clientele. ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2485

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

New location is open. It is called, Dundee’s Place Bar and Grill. http://www.omaha.com/go/former-old-dundee-bar-and-grill-finds-new-home-in/article_cef6541a-6cfd-11e7-bbd9-bbfed269ee3b.html That's a tougher location. I realize Mantra succeeds across the street, but they have a different clientele. ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)
Replies: 105
Views: 10416

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

Sorry, that the name of the first Native American Woman doctor in the United States isn't good enough for Omaha. Oh Omaha, I wonder where that name came from? If you read the whole article, it was noted that there is already a school and a park named for her here in Omaha. This is a pissing contest...
by bigredmed1
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)
Replies: 105
Views: 10416

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

Sorry, that the name of the first Native American Woman doctor in the United States isn't good enough for Omaha. Oh Omaha, I wonder where that name came from? If you read the whole article, it was noted that there is already a school and a park named for her here in Omaha. This is a pissing contest...
by bigredmed1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)
Replies: 105
Views: 10416

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

Sorry, that the name of the first Native American Woman doctor in the United States isn't good enough for Omaha. Oh Omaha, I wonder where that name came from? If you read the whole article, it was noted that there is already a school and a park named for her here in Omaha. This is a pissing contest...
by bigredmed1
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 5052

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 bigredmed1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 646
Views: 67649

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

nebugeater wrote:Roger Flemmer Retired KFAB Personality.


Many years of listing to him on KFAB. They just stated on air that he passed away over the weekend. In his 80's

Edit: Age 83

Sad. I always enjoyed his work.
by bigredmed1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Omaha need?
Replies: 43
Views: 2431

Re: What does Omaha need?

Omaha needs to be organic. Be what we need, not what LA thinks is cool.

Agree with the road issue, we need to charge developers to connect their developments to the nearest major crossroads.
by bigredmed1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Salt 88 (CLOSED)
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

Re: Salt 88 (CLOSED)

Another restaurant opened/closed before I had a chance to give it a try. The place seemed to be open about as long as Pig & Finch. Unfortunate... Ciao..LiO...Peace Don't think you missed much other than acute hearing loss. Food was Pig and Finched. Not bad, just pricey for what you got and the ...
by bigredmed1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pig and Finch (Closed)
Replies: 66
Views: 6372

Re: Pig and Finch (Closed)

We have Tanner's, and DJ's in close vicinity. Not sure a sports bar would work. A good solid cafe might. Cocktail lounge is covered, but this kind of coming home at 6 from a day from.heck office day stop in for solid non burger dinner might.
by bigredmed1
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: New Dante's Pizza
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: New Dante's Pizza

Nolis is the best pizza in omaha and it is already in blackstone. too many restaurants in that area. demographic in blackstone is not like their west omaha clientele. Having eaten at Nolis, and at Brick oven, not sure that Nolis is best, but it's certainly good. Agree completely that there are now ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 307
Views: 33309

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Toto wrote:OWH got under the bluejay skin last night.
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Mostly, the OWH is so pro Jays in all sports save football, that to their readers, the Bluejays win when the Mavs play hockey.
by bigredmed1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Anthony's Steakhouse / OZONE (72nd & F)
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Re: Anthony's Steakhouse / OZONE (72nd & F)

Funny story... As I mentioned earlier in the thread, we had our Wedding Reception at Anthony's. My wife waned them to remove the steer for the reception and I was the complete opposite, I wanted to get the wedding party up on the roof to pose with it. Anthony's said no to both. Still a great venue ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 1941

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

Now the OPS board is looking like they are going to cut ties with the search firm they hired. Once again it looks like it is time to blame someone else. Were not nearly all the comments about why the three candidate that withdrew because of the board and issues there? http://www.omaha.com/news/educ...
by bigredmed1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 1941

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

Now the OPS board is looking like they are going to cut ties with the search firm they hired. Once again it looks like it is time to blame someone else. Were not nearly all the comments about why the three candidate that withdrew because of the board and issues there? http://www.omaha.com/news/educ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 1941

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

Now the OPS board is looking like they are going to cut ties with the search firm they hired. Once again it looks like it is time to blame someone else. Were not nearly all the comments about why the three candidate that withdrew because of the board and issues there? http://www.omaha.com/news/educ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?

You know how in some states, there are counties with 2 seats? Well, what if Sarpy had 2 county seats–Papillion and Bellevue? Wouldn't that be something? What do you suppose the pros and cons would be? FIsrt question is WHY? No need to duplicate services. This state needs less county seats not more....
by bigredmed1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Work Boot Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Work Boot Recommendations

mgoett wrote:Haney shoes in Benson has
the best boots and knowledgeable staff


The Force is strong with them. I pretty much tell them the kind of thing I need to do in the shoes and they tell me what to buy. Much happier feet now.

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