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by GrandpaaSmucker
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 22
Views: 736

Re: Park East District

Why the Quarters? “It’s what you make of it,” said Swan. He said the name nods to the area’s living and working quarters and can refer also to its 25th Street artery. "It's what you make of it", i.e. it's a poorly thought out name that was published in the OWH by someone who probably know...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Buffalo Wild Wings (132nd & Maple)
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Buffalo Wild Wings (132nd & Maple)

I never eat wings. Wings are for the old ladies and the critters not me :sly:
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24272

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

Well, if the airport won't do it how about the Omaha International Arena? We don't need any help from you people in Detroit to come up with a name for our Arena..........Now when the time comes to tear the arena down and we are looking for experts on how to screw up an arena implosion you can be as...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24272

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

I really think Century Link will sign up again. More then likely the only way that Century Link will continue to have their name on the side of that arena is if no other company out there is interested. Century LInk must of come in and under bid what MECA was asking and when MECA refused to lower t...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24272

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

CenturyLink Center could get new name; MECA hopes new naming rights contract will bring in over $10 million http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/centurylink-center-could-get-new-name-meca-hopes-new-naming/article_1ad979de-fb9c-11e7-83b2-6bd1550fd044.html The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Aut...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 347
Views: 36658

Re: The Omaha World Herald

So basically the OWH finally realized that the paywall wasn't working, so they switched to a survey wall and are giving subscribers a bunch of relatively worthless added features? As a paying subscriber I would say the new version appears to be much better. You log on to the site and now there are ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18
Replies: 117
Views: 3209

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18

Maybe a season saving shot from Palmer last night. Big time clutch play. Ridiculously difficult shot to pull off as well. When asked what he thought about that last game winning shot coach Miles replied "I would rather be lucky then good." That summed up the situation well. It was a horri...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 917
Views: 117100

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

damonhynes wrote:Lauren Scott: Gone. No info as to where. This one hurts.


Just how many posters of news girls do you have on your bedroom wall anyway? :lol:
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18
Replies: 117
Views: 3209

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18

Did anyone else that watched the game last night hear the Color guy talk about Baby Blue in the Railroad district around Pinnacle? He went on and on about how good it was and how it was a surprise in the midwest. I did hear that. He said it was amazing some place so far from the sea had good sushi....
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 16
Views: 894

Re: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:50%

Trumps seriously on the ropes about now and the hits keep coming...........hes got a 50/50 chance of finishing the term at best.


Time for a new update. Things have not gotten any better over the past 6 months. Trumps chances of lasting the entire 4 years can't be no better then 33%
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 279

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

Garrett wrote:We also killed grocery stores.


Was that you guys that did that? Something sure did. The only decent grocery stores left are the Hy-Vee's....the rest of em are a bunch of $heetholes!
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18
Replies: 117
Views: 3209

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18

Nuts Nebraska 74 Penn St 76 (OT) This was a pathetic loss. Penn State is not a good team. Unlike the last 4 or 5 teams Nebraska has played Penn State had no superstar player that could take over the game. The game was tied up with 20 seconds or so left in the game and Nebraska had the ball and call...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 279

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

It's a different world out there... It almost makes me wish there was a political divide at I-680 and I-80 to Harrison, and anything west and north of that takes care of itself. Hmm, I'm beginning to think that half of the city couldn't come close to being able to afford all the niceties its experi...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 279

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

Sounds similar to why people stared migrating to the suburbs in the first place. To shove all the poor non white people into a dense urban core so they could have their house, car, new schools, etc. Sounds to me like you got your history lessons from an inaccurate source. I don't need to read what ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 279

Suburb vs Urban Transportation

HR Paperstacks wrote:Oh quit being such a partisan hack. Both sides are guilty of writing off a section of the city. You want people to take you seriously and work with you on solutions?


Well if were going to go that route then I'll say it.......I think your still fit to be tied that Hillary lost :fruit:
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

"cherry-picking an example such as 132nd & Center to 132nd & Dodge is pretty weak sauce. Living in the suburbs comes with some concessions, and this is one of them" Sounds like discrimination to me. West Omaha pays taxes so fools and scamming businessmen can get their useless 150 ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1146

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 GrandpaaSmucker
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

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 t...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1146

Re: Jukes Ale Works

I have to disagree. We are talking about a building that could not be remodeled because of structural problems Looks to me like the reason it could not be remodeled is because the owner was senile or something. You own this building? You do have to admit that garage door appears to not have seen a ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1146

Re: Jukes Ale Works

I have to disagree. We are talking about a building that could not be remodeled because of structural problems Looks to me like the reason it could not be remodeled is because the owner was senile or something. They could not even patch up a couple of panels on the garage door. That building has be...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1146

Re: Jukes Ale Works

I beat a dead horse to a crowd who is deaf to that sound, but Tax Increment Financing was supposed to be used to help build things that we needed. Do we honestly need another bar? Esp in that part of old Elkhorn? When it comes to TIFS more and more it looks like any cares for HONESTY have been toss...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159130

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Trips wrote:]
Right now I can drive hands free with my car for about 80% of my 17 mile drive to work. .



What you are saying may be true but I find that hard to believe. It may not be impossible but I have not seen it yet in person or on TV.
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)
Replies: 311
Views: 49902

Re: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)

The story I heard was that Mid America Center will rent their floor out if you insure the floor, and supply the transportation and security. The story did not include any details as to how much it costs to rent the basketball floor.
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159130

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear With fewer cultural hurdles and more financial incentives than car owners, big-rig operators are charting the route to an autonomous future. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/self-driving-trucks.html Self-Driving Trucks Tractor-trailers w...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

I don't know if we want to be following Iowas lead on interstate concepts. When you cross the Missouri River bridge on Interstate -80 and go over to I-29 you take a funky 1 lane hot wheels track like ramp into the sky. Concrapulations to the genius that came up with that.
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159130

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Thinking more about that article during the day leaves me shaking my head. The article was talking about Semis and trucks that would be driving down I-80 without human drivers. That concept is about as obviously flawed and ridiculous as Amazon someday delivering packages to our houses by drones. I c...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 917
Views: 117100

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

damonhynes wrote:Yep, Camila ought to be spanked for that and I'm the man for the job all right...


Could someone in the Human Resources department around here look into getting this poor guy the help he needs before he gets himself in trouble up to his....... :no: :no:
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18
Replies: 117
Views: 3209

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18

I hate to even say it out-loud ( or type it in this case) but this is the best I have seen a Husker BB team look in years. Including the NCAA year that Miles had. By that I mean the guys on the floor look like they belong there and know what they are doing Now that that is out there the the rug is ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159130

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

3 days into the new year and the FAKE NEWS is back at it beating the Midtown Streetcar Drum. It was only a one liner buried in a front page article about the future of transportation in Omaha. The article implies that if we are to land big companies like Amazon then we are going to need a streetcar ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1223

Re: Nebraska Football 2018

Uffda wrote:
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Why would the guy be digging dirt with a flat head shovel that is covered with concrete? We don't know if that graphic is fake news or Russian bot created propoganda or what :lol:
by GrandpaaSmucker
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED
Replies: 182
Views: 18733

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

Heard some 3rd hand information strouds has closed. Grandpa got one right! :thumb: You got a restaurant in the high rent district with a empty parking lot on weekend nights and most of the restaurants around it are packed. :cry: Even the most optimistic of owners had to come to the realization that...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1223

Re: Nebraska Football 2018

Going pro was said to be his second option. They must have received positive responses to their NFL inquiries that would make him think his best shot was there. I think Tanner Lee received strong hints that he was done here from none other then Scott Frost himself. I clearly saw Frost sending those...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: New building to replace OM Diner?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

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! I talked to a guy that works down in the supply room at Mutual Of Omaha on Friday and he said the word is Mutual is staying and the moving rumors are al...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1223

Re: Nebraska Football 2018

Going pro was said to be his second option. They must have received positive responses to their NFL inquiries that would make him think his best shot was there. I think Tanner Lee received strong hints that he was done here from none other then Scott Frost himself. I clearly saw Frost sending those...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 187
Views: 5196

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

Angel Delgado was flat in the first half but he stepped it up in the second half and showed why he is destined to become a star NBA center. He was too much to handle in the middle for Creighton.......And then Delgado fouled out. With Delgado gone Creighton had a good chance of winning. Foster was a ...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1223

Re: Nebraska Football 2018

Going pro was said to be his second option. They must have received positive responses to their NFL inquiries that would make him think his best shot was there. I think Tanner Lee received strong hints that he was done here from none other then Scott Frost himself. I clearly saw Frost sending those...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Development Dream Journal

Seems like the Flat Iron kind of sheds some of its cool if those streets are not running right next to it. Those streets are part of it.
by GrandpaaSmucker
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)

Back in the 70's a little office on the 1rst floor was the home of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge. It was a telemarketing boiler room ran by a 400 pound weasel con man. They ran an ad in the paper almost year round. They would call people up implying they were the police to solicit donations an...
by GrandpaaSmucker
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 202
Views: 17564

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 GrandpaaSmucker
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: 2018 Wish List

For 2018 all I want is a Golden Coral and a Pizza Ranch for MIllard :lol:

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