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by jessep28
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Sullivan was a member here at one point, but he didn't play nice and was ejected.
by jessep28
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 821
Views: 99090

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

She'll be closer to some top notch plastic surgeons there, I'm sure. I wish her well.
by jessep28
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I found seven parcels through the assessor owned by, "SOUTH THIRTEENTH ST PROPERTIES," which crosses with Sullivan as the registered agent. The lots are all spread out too. They are the faint yellow dots.

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by jessep28
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93042

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.
by jessep28
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93042

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

The Ricketts family doesn't even own the Iowa Cubs.
by jessep28
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I heard a Mello radio ad on a station I could pick up here around York. The verbs used were interesting. Two notables ones that I could remember were that the ad promised he would "pause" the streetcar project, and "cap" the restaurant tax.
by jessep28
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93042

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Once more people live close the stadium, the surrounding land will fill in. Developers aren't going to build a bunch of retail and commercial space that only Westmont residents will feasibly visit.
by jessep28
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93042

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Politics aside, the smaller ballpark was definitely a better fit for the Storm Chasers. They would almost never fill that giant stadium downtown, except for maybe the 4th of July game.

The family stuff they can do like the dog events makes the place more inviting.
by jessep28
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117541

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Developer will probably wait for a mayor who won't tell them no when asking the city to pay for a sizable part of the project.
by jessep28
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

It's going to take substantial outlays in order to make a dent in Omaha's street maintenance backlog. Any mayor or city council which attempts to do anything other than kick the can down the road is committing political suicide. So, the city will continue to to move money around when feasible, or tr...
by jessep28
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 17380

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

I liked the add on liquor stores. Grocery store prices at convenience store speeds. You also were guaranteed a cashier that was 19 or older.
by jessep28
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82922

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

We may be seeing some very reasonable airfares from United here in the near future.
by jessep28
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Headed to Omaha for job!
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Headed to Omaha for job!

If you're looking for an urban living environment, downtown and midtown will be your primary choices. Don't rule out the surrounding neighborhoods. There are plenty of welcoming areas bordering downtown without the density/gentrification premium you'll pay.
by jessep28
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

A lot of organizations book conferences and meetings at Mahoney. I attended multiple continuing educations classes there during a previous job. It was no Old Country Buffet, but there's an eating area in the building, and an all you can eat lunch was always part of the gig whenever I went.
by jessep28
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 204th & West Dodge
Replies: 127
Views: 5722

Re: 204th & West Dodge

Simmonds sold all their BK locations back to the company within the past ten years. They were corporate stores until a large BK operator now called Tri City Foods acquired them. This company has a ton of BK stores in the midwest, and a random restaurant in Massachusetts. http://i.imgur.com/5UfbEp2.j...
by jessep28
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

The theater AMC bought at Westroads years ago is a nicer facility in a busier location. Unless they want to build way out West where the money is nowadays, I can see Oakview 24 closing, and AMC focusing on Westroads.
by jessep28
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I'm surprised that Mort Sullivan didn't make another run for office.
by jessep28
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Brite Ideas Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Brite Ideas Closing

They probably will just switch to Chinese suppliers but otherwise stay in business. Unless rich people and businesses are putting up their own lighting displays these days.
by jessep28
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Oscar's
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Oscar's

Often times, secondary locations don't end up producing the same quality product as the primary one. Not having a sit down bar/restaurant may hurt them, but I'm sure Oscar's wouldn't be doing a takeout only store if they didn't have a sizable takeout volume at their other location.
by jessep28
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Upstream Brewing Company
Replies: 32
Views: 2932

Re: Upstream Brewing Company

That whole stretch of W. Center from 168th to 180th is oversaturated with restaurants. Either your concept is a home run, or it's going to be a challenge to compete in that territory.
by jessep28
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141226

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Dundeemaha wrote:The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages.


Which will likely be largely subsidized by taxpayers with tax increment financing.
by jessep28
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

If there any context behind the SimCity joke? Right now I just take it as a jab that Royal could play mayor on a computer for far cheaper.
by jessep28
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 96
Views: 17721

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

Mega Market is a flea market. I checked the place out back in 2013 or 14. Most of the stuff Dillion's didn't rip out when they shut down the Deerfield location was still there. I worked at that store for a few years, so it was a weird experience walking around.
by jessep28
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

The fact that both finalists simultaneously dropped out and released a joint statement seems to suggest they no longer wanted to deal with the board and/or administration.
by jessep28
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 144
Views: 19147

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

Anytime you bring up the free market as a potential health care solution, people immediately scream that free markets are inhumane and accuse you of wanting rich people to have better health care.
by jessep28
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 96
Views: 17721

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

The Woodhouse colossus put a Nissan dealership in Deerfield Place in Millard, temporary according to their spox. Left unsaid is that 'temporary' means until they get a location built at NE-50/370, I'll wager. This lot is called "Woodhouse Place" for some reason. Also, haven't seen Kara in...
by jessep28
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2927

Re: 20's Showgirl

Is this the same guy who tried to open a club in Grand Island but couldn't so he fought Hall County with help from a lawyer from New York with no credential to practice law in Nebraska? Yes, and he even wore a camera strapped to his head during one of the meetings: http://i.imgur.com/HMRtx5S.jpg
by jessep28
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Drivers have gotten worse than East Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Drivers have gotten worse than East Coast

It may be wise to invest in a dash cam these days. The camera might bite you in certain situations where you're at fault, but it would be a good CYA device in others.
by jessep28
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2016-2017 Winter Storms
Replies: 37
Views: 1250

Re: 2016-2017 Winter Storms

This weekend's forecast that called for measurable snow in Eastern Nebraska, which then shifted West, and subsequently disintegrated for the most part shows how volatile some weather systems are.
by jessep28
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 269
Views: 7089

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:
....aren't you saving more money by paying less in property taxes? How often are you eating at the Cracker Barrel, G-$mucks?


Omaha's Cracker Barrel is in Sarpy County and not subject to the city's restaurant tax.
by jessep28
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: City returns street to gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: City returns street to gravel

I don't think that you'll ever see a city friendly slant to any article like that. I found it hilarious that they quoted Mello's jab at the mayor without publishing any specific plans from him regarding infrastructure and what he would do differently. I wonder if they even asked.
by jessep28
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141226

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Financing should be structured in a way that requires voter approval. No backdoor financing through sales taxes, or whatever they did to only require city council approval to green light TD Ameritrade Park. If the voters want to spend $120+ million on a streetcar system, they can only blame themselv...
by jessep28
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crime in Omaha
Replies: 379
Views: 26374

Re: Crime in Omaha

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by jessep28
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)
Replies: 77
Views: 11993

Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Brad wrote:Might be old, but it seems like they keep it up really nice inside. Better than a lot of Fast Food restaurants.



It goes to show that ownership and management's willingness to maintain a restaurant sometimes trumps age. Rebuilds and remodels don't help business if the place isn't kept clean.
by jessep28
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 49
Views: 3562

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

The old driveway was always chaotic. Hopefully moving it back will improve traffic flow.
by jessep28
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sirius XM radio
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Sirius XM radio

I appreciate satellite radio and streaming services in the morning when most of the FM terrestrial radio stations in South Central NE are simulcasting Todd & Tyler or playing country music.
by jessep28
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Penalty in NE
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: Death Penalty in NE

I'm anti death penalty, but if the "will of the voters" is to maintain capital punishment for public safety, or whatever BS excuse death penalty proponents use to justify it, then Nebraska should explore using the guillotine. The state killing people shouldn't be watered down as a medical ...
by jessep28
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 821
Views: 99090

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

I got my survey packet from Nielsen. It's just a static timeline of which station is being watched on each television by whom for a week. No subjective input on TV markets. They also included $35 in beer money, so that's a nice touch.
by jessep28
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 49
Views: 3562

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

BPHusker wrote:
Brad wrote:According to a big sign by the front door, the existing QT building is closing 2/13/2017.

I wonder how long it will take for the new one to go up.


These gas station tear down and rebuilds typically take six months or less.
by jessep28
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 821
Views: 99090

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Nielsen contacted me again, and are sending me a diary to fill out. Boy are they going to be disappointed when they find out I mainly put a station airing COPS reruns on in the background, or the news.

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