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by Greg S
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 574
Views: 63204

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: 875
Views: 85738

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: 455
Views: 46476

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: 574
Views: 63204

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: 574
Views: 63204

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?


Greg
by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: KC-New Hotel in the Rivermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 234

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: 72

Paul McCartney-July 23

by Greg S
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: South Sioux--New Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 252

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: 13284

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: 252

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: 1515
Views: 92781

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: 1515
Views: 92781

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: 21
Views: 626

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: 1515
Views: 92781

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...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 92781

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I love going to games at Werner Park, as does the rest of my family. It's perfect for Omaha and AAA. Now with the houses getting built around it the rest of the development will come. Glad they are not lowering their standards just to get things built. TD is nice but there are still some flaws. Obvi...
by Greg S
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol
Replies: 16
Views: 1272

Re: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol

Nick808402 wrote:This is the one right in front of Local's patio right?

lol I bet they're upset.


They will get some business from residents, but to me it looks like Local is losing all of their visibility from CenturyLink Center.

Greg
by Greg S
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 92781

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I was just going to post this. I'm going to have to ask a friend again, but I was told the developers wanted way too much for their land... One reason they lost Alamo House back when. Alamo got a great deal to go to their current site. The area around Cabela's had stalled and they were stinging fro...
by Greg S
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-80 expansion between Omaha/Lincoln
Replies: 98
Views: 17298

Re: I-80 expansion between Omaha/Lincoln

The talk of the 168th exchange was in the World Herald several years ago. I believe it was being pushed by a developer.

Greg
by Greg S
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Amigo's 147th and Maple
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: Amigo's 147th and Maple

Amigo's on Maple opened today.

Greg
by Greg S
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Good win by Creighton last name. Even with the new baseballs, TD still seems too big (meaning how it plays). I also last night could not find anywhere on the scoreboard where they display the pitch count.

Greg
by Greg S
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2020 NCAA Mens Basketball 1st & 2nd Round @ CLCO
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 2020 NCAA Mens Basketball 1st & 2nd Round @ CLCO

Glad to see! As Bruce Rasmussen noted, the NCAA usually doesn't award a city a second regional until they have hosted one, which is probably why Omaha is only listed for the 1st/2nd round instead of another regional. With Omaha's track record of hosting these big sporting events, I wouldn't be surp...
by Greg S
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

Yes, from the article the indication was expansion through franchising outside of Nebraska. They basically said they have saturated the Nebraska market.

Greg
by Greg S
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

Looks cool. Will be interesting to watch their upcoming growth. Greg Any reason why you think they will suddenly start growing more than before? Is corporate planning to expand? They've had franchising available for years and seem to only have 5 locations outside on Nebraska. I've pitched the idea ...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

Looks cool. Will be interesting to watch their upcoming growth.

Greg
by Greg S
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Thankfully Nebraska avoided a sweep with the comeback win Sunday. Saturday was their largest crowd in years.

Greg
by Greg S
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 265
Views: 6968

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Panhandling laws have been overturned in court several times and can also cause bad PR for a city. Here's a solution I think is interesting: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/portland-maine-panhanders-jobs.html It would give our city parks some much needed TLC and also have a side-effect that a...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific

I grew up a few blocks from there. Hate to see Clancy's go as well. Used to go there a lot with my Dad on Monday's for steak and Thursdays for Prime Rib. That being said, I can definitely see why Kum and Go is anxious to build a new store. The current one is one of their works and with QT rebuilding...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117309

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

During the last mayoral debate, Stothert said Yates came back asking for more incentives, once again. So much for the take-it or leave-it offer from the city. No doubt Yates is hoping for a Mello administration but the taxpayers already said noway, Jose to more incentives, so I don't know what to t...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017-18 UNO Hockey
Replies: 0
Views: 82

2017-18 UNO Hockey

Schedule: http://www.omavs.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=795015&SPID=135111&DB_OEM_ID=31400&Q_SEASON=2017 Article on it: NCAA Tourney Teams Highlight Omaha's Hockey Schedule http://www.omavs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31400&ATCLID=211557206 “The NCHC provides the toughest test in co...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 265
Views: 6968

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

While I don't think either would be an unmitigated disaster they both have positions or aspects which are nearly or actually disqualifying. Mello has support from Bernie Sanders, this is as damning as if Stothert had an endorsement from Trump. I can't in good conscience vote for someone with suppor...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

while they've planned to renovate all locations, they've also sold some off in the meantime. Doesn't mean they might not close some locations that underperform too. Correct, I don't think anyone said it was staying open for sure. I was merely pointing out that AMC is in the process of renovating th...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

How recent was the remodel in KC? Did all of AMC get purchased or just that theater or some of them? https://www.wanda-group.com/culture/film_holdings/ Yep, as Brad pointed out, all of them. The one in KC was a few years ago. They announced at the time of the acquisition that they would spend about...
by Greg S
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

As far as AMC goes they did remodel their theater in North KC off I29 at Barrywoods. It's identical to the one at Oak View, better location. They were purchased by the Wanda Group from China (huge entertainment company, trying to be Chinse version of Disney with making movies and doing theme parks)....
by Greg S
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Nice series win for the Huskers over Maryland on Sunday.

Greg
by Greg S
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: American Athletic Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: American Athletic Conference

I'm not sure the MVC is a good move for UNO. The one thing it does have (provided it still does after Wichita State leaving) is that it's games are on Fox Sports Midwest. The Summit has schools that have a long history with UNO (from the NCC days), plus the conference tournament is less than 3 hours...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1613

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

I was hoping for an all NCHC championship game.

Greg
by Greg S
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Agreed. Playing well but the weekend games are so much more important than the mid weeks. Strange finish to last weekends series with having the game 3 end in tie due to travel.

Greg
by Greg S
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1613

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

UNO offers scholarships but not cost of attendance.

Greg
by Greg S
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Baseball 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Nebraska Baseball 2017

Yeah last's years game was cold. Not as bad this year but it was still in the 40's by the end of the game.

NU wins over UNO but a much better game than Tuesday.

Greg

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