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by Greg S
Mon May 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 870

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Nebraska a 2 seed. Unfortunately they are in Corvallis where Oregon State is overall #1 seed.


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by Greg S
Fri May 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites

This place has closed now. Looks like some construction may be going on. Anybody heard anything on it? Greg For real? I just booked a night there for Saturday!? Might have been short term. Looks like it's open again. If you go, ask them what's been going on. Would love to know status. I also went b...
by Greg S
Thu May 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 402 Hotel
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: 402 Hotel

The (Area Code) hotels which did this one announced today they are taking over the Comfort Inn by the zoo.

Greg
by Greg S
Wed May 24, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Hotel Renovations KC
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Hotel Renovations KC

This is a tough one. First the Intercontinental at the Plaza, now the 2 major Crown Center hotels. They are asking for millions in incentives to partially pay for renovations: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article106541712.html http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development...
by Greg S
Tue May 23, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites

This place has closed now. Looks like some construction may be going on. Anybody heard anything on it?

Greg
by Greg S
Tue May 23, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 870

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

I wonder how many teams the Big Ten gets in the tourney this year.....


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by Greg S
Tue May 23, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 60487

Re: Westroads Development

I was at Westroads Sunday. The area directly across from the food court where the retailers were pushed out has a sign up and it reads, "Eat Play Drink-Lounge" or "Shop Play Drink-Lounge." I can't remember the exact wording but it had some combo of 3 words then lounge. ... Greg ...
by Greg S
Tue May 23, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)
Replies: 163
Views: 16099

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

This place has been open for 6 months and finally I had lunch there today. I think when they first opened they were pretty busy but that is not the case anymore. There could not of been 10 people in there today at 12:30 PM. Right down the street the restaurant called "Pitch" looked packed...
by Greg S
Sun May 21, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Think! Primary Care Building.
Replies: 191
Views: 19955

Re: Think! Primary Care Building.

According to the Omaha World Herald the founding CEO of Think is no longer with them. As I have said before I don't think Think II is happening. Not so fast my friend. Fergus was an eccentric character that had great sometimes grandiose ideas. Look for Rick Pane on being named the next CEO. Great g...
by Greg S
Sat May 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Think! Primary Care Building.
Replies: 191
Views: 19955

Re: Think! Primary Care Building.

According to the Omaha World Herald the founding CEO of Think is no longer with them. As I have said before I don't think Think II is happening.


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by Greg S
Fri May 19, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Baseball Parks/Stadiums
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Baseball Parks/Stadiums

Kaufman is great for watching baseball, no doubt. The sad truth is that Kaufman has absolutely nothing near it for food, bars, etc., while the Sprint Center is in a great area with KCLive, etc. & no teams play there. Ironic. To me that's what I like about it. With baseball I'm not a huge fan of...
by Greg S
Wed May 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Baseball Parks/Stadiums
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Baseball Parks/Stadiums

by Greg S
Wed May 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)
Replies: 288
Views: 61139

Re: Metro Crossing: I-80 and I-29 (east)

We went there with a Groupon (KC BBQ) and it was very disappointing.

The staff was really trying hard but not a lot you can do to overcome subpar food.

Greg
by Greg S
Wed May 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

That area continues to grow. I wonder if they won't build the third high school bigger to accommodate more growth. A little bit off but we live in NW Omaha (156th between Fort and Ida), and the amount of housing under contruction is the most since the early 2000's when we built out there. Definitely...
by Greg S
Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 60487

Re: Westroads Development

No-though that would have appealed some to me. These are more of the board game variety. Almost like Spielbound http://spielbound.com/ crossed with a coffee shop. I just could not tell if it has more for coffee, alcohol drinks or both. Greg Slightly off topic, but Spielbound is both a coffee shop a...
by Greg S
Tue May 16, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 93948

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

For MECA I think they did make about as good an offer as they could to the Chasers. Unfortunately the whole thing, MECA, Stadium design, etc still would have been the worst in MiLB. For being offered control, I have to question if that would have included the club area? I got our companies 4 club ti...
by Greg S
Mon May 15, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 60487

Re: Westroads Development

I was at Westroads Sunday. The area directly across from the food court where the retailers were pushed out has a sign up and it reads, "Eat Play Drink-Lounge" or "Shop Play Drink-Lounge." I can't remember the exact wording but it had some combo of 3 words then lounge. Kinda lik...
by Greg S
Mon May 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 60487

Re: Westroads Development

I was at Westroads Sunday. The area directly across from the food court where the retailers were pushed out has a sign up and it reads, "Eat Play Drink-Lounge" or "Shop Play Drink-Lounge." I can't remember the exact wording but it had some combo of 3 words then lounge. Several ye...
by Greg S
Fri May 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 24
Views: 2173

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

New article on AMC's continuing expenditures on revamping and redoing their theatres:

http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1658189 ... on-seating
by Greg S
Mon May 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 870

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

NU cracks the top 25 for the first time all season.

Greg
by Greg S
Fri May 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)
Replies: 307
Views: 46641

Re: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)

A lounge replacing Husker Express/Dugout:

http://www.omaha.com/go/ralston-arena-t ... 3c4b5.html
by Greg S
Tue May 02, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Amigo's 147th and Maple
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: Amigo's 147th and Maple

Amigo's on Maple opened today. Greg It seems like it took a lot longer for this to open than most other fast food types to open. Framing was started early September. 8 months till opening day? Good that it's open now, I saw the opening on the 19th on their marquee last week. I would agree. For the ...
by Greg S
Mon May 01, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials - CLink
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials

Omaha Cowboy wrote:And back without the sponsorship of Mutual of Omaha..

Imagine that :) ..

This is truly a testimony to Omaha being one of the premier event cities in the US..

Great job :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



Fantastic point. I had not even thought about the loss of Mutual.

Greg
by Greg S
Mon May 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials - CLink
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Sports Announcement

Yep and it's confirmed. Such a good event for the city and CenturyLink Center. Great to have all those people in from out of town for an extended period.

Greg
by Greg S
Mon May 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials - CLink
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Sports Announcement

My guess was going to be swim trials as well. I've never been but it is a fantastic event for Omaha.


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by Greg S
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 575
Views: 63509

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. If UNO does make a con...
by Greg S
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 877
Views: 87122

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Between this and the new African part, the zoo really seems to be either or both influenced by and resembling Animal Kingdom at Disney. And that's a very good thing in my book.

Greg
by Greg S
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 463
Views: 47858

Re: UNO Campus Update

I'm still of the belief that the new garage looks like a sketch the designer crossed out, then said, "eh, that'll work." Actually, the architecture on this garage is cool! It's supposed to be like the Missouri river. In fact, the span of the garage (span from east to west) is supposed to ...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 575
Views: 63509

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

I would hate to see UNO leave the Summitt for the Valley. Not enough of an upgrade. I like the proximity and the history with the teams from the Summitt. I just can't get that excited for Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. At least we have a history with the Dakota schools and the league tourney i...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 575
Views: 63509

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?


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by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: KC-New Hotel in the Rivermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: KC-New Hotel in the Rivermarket

nativeomahan wrote:Does anyone doubt that the presence of the streetcar helped move this project along?


There does seem to be a lot of development along the streetcar route. I imagine it is boosting property values.

Greg
by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Paul McCartney-July 23
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Paul McCartney-July 23

by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: South Sioux--New Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: South Sioux--New Hotel

nativeomahan wrote:I miss the Quarterage.



Me too. We used to stay there all the time.

Greg
by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Triangle Apartments
Replies: 141
Views: 13544

Re: Midtown Triangle Apartments

Wow, those look fantastic.

Greg
by Greg S
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: South Sioux--New Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: South Sioux--New Hotel

We stay in an AC Hotel in KC in December. The artist formerly known as the Quarterage (I think it was something after that too, environmentally friendly concept) in Westport is now an AC. They put a lot of $ into it. It was kind of a trendy hipster type of vibe. Nice bar in the lobby. Fake wood floo...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 93948

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 Greg S
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 93948

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...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 870

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Actually the ball is flying out at TD this year. 10 Home Runs in 15 games has shattered the numbers from the previous years. For comparisons sake Haymarket has had 13 HRs in 16 games while being a much smaller and hitter friendly park. The numbers will only continue to climb once the weather warms ...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 93948

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

It does have a Kauffman feel to it, but without the charm. Kauffman is also a little less circular. The designers of the stadium (my friend was a lead on the project) were really having to follow the NCAA's guidelines on how they wanted it done. They did not want any of the quirks that might favor r...

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