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by NovakOmaha
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Make it 31 destination airports. Frontier to Ft Myers, seasonal.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Attitude about your state

Ok, first it was never my intention to start a put down contest with Des Moines. I like both Des Moines & Omaha and both cities have plenty to be proud of. Second, I would have echoed the feelings about Omaha if I still lived there. It happens that in moving to Detroit my eyes were opened to liv...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 77
Views: 5776

Re: Detroit

That's what happens when an ink-dependent media tries to enter the 21st century. Both papers need to stick to ink & paper.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 77
Views: 5776

Re: Detroit

Dan Gilbert wasn't satisfied with his tower just being a few feet taller than the RenCen.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2017/09/13/detroit-gilbert-architecture-hudsons-development/663439001/
by NovakOmaha
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: Anniversaries

Wow. I got a message about this being the Bar Mitzvah year of my membership here. I can't believe it's been 13 years here. I originally joined the Chamber board to exchange ideas on how to grow your business and network with other small business owners. That quickly descended into a mess. Then Jeff ...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Attitude about your state

Around here it's this: http://detroitvseverybody.com/ But seriously Ingersol, it's more than that. There is a real difference between DM & OMA. In DSM there is an attitude that "So what if we aren't as big as other cities? We can do anything and we should have whatever we want to do. There ...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

I know it's a chain but Billy Sims BBQ is amazing.

I miss Skeets. Is it still around?

Around here I'm all about Slows BBQ.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Attitude about your state

I honestly don't know where the state pride comes from. I think Nebraska and specifically Omaha have not so much an inferiority complex as much as a go with the flow one. Enron leaves & we deal with it & move on, ConAgra leaves and we hold the door open & wish them well, sort of. In Enro...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Attitude about your state

I've now lived in Michigan for over 9 years after having lived in Nebraska for about 50 years. There's something I've noticed (actually you can't help but notice it if you're not from here). People who are from or live in Michigan have an attitude that actually impresses me while at the same time is...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Einstein Bros. Bagels
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Einstein Bros. Bagels

We have them here in Detroit. I went once when we first moved here & it wasn't very good. A year or so ago I, for reasons passing understanding, tried again. And again, not impressed. Two different stores, freestanding so not in a target or whatever. Boring bagels. How about instead of a chain g...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Shark Club/Quality Inn
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Shark Club/Quality Inn

Coyote wrote:In the past month that place has been broken into numerous times and trashed.


Is it to be torn down? Or just abandoned?

I love the reviews on Yelp. Bedbugs, stories of murders, etc. Fun stuff.
by NovakOmaha
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Shark Club/Quality Inn
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Shark Club/Quality Inn

I'm on an email list from Auction Solutions and today I got a notification that there will be an auction of the Quality Inn/Shark Club. Anyone know what's going in where it is? For what it's worth that hotel was one of the first in the nation to use Apple computers at the front desk and around the h...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Jerusalem Grocery
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Jerusalem Grocery

Where did you hear about this? I couln't find anything on the interwebs
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128724

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

“Projects of this scale don’t typically come together with strict deadlines,” he said in an email, adding that there are “lots of moving parts associated with my vision for Crossroads.” He could have ended the statement earlier...something like this: “Projects of this scale don’t typically come toge...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

I don't remember which one...I want to say BMW, but there was a rumor that one of them was actually ready to choose Nebraska but the land wasn't being offered for free. I also think it was something about shovel ready land. It's been a while and at my advanced age my memory isn't what it was. When M...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 998

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 NovakOmaha
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

July numbers just came out. +6.4% for the month and +5.6% for the year to date. Alaska, on what I assume is the San Diego flights, was up 12.6%, but still a margin player. Allegiant was down 7.1%. Not sure what that's about. American down 1.9%, still up over 3% for the year. Delta was up 9.7%, stil ...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Don & Millie's
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Don & Millie's

I went to the Don & Millies on Saddle Creek & Farnam today for lunch and there was a 70 year old man in there in a mini skirt with a brown wig on. Its going to take awhile to get that fright mare out of my head.............. :cry: You should have said something. I would have sat with you...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Interesting

Sorry about that. I got a call & posted before adding the link. https://issuu.com/jewishpress7 For instance, if you look at the January 6, 1989 issue you'll see ads for Chu's Chop Suey House and others. I think it's going to get really interesting when they get to issues from the 50s, 60s & ...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Interesting

I thought I'd pass on an interesting development. I was going to private message Omababe as she's all about old restaurants but I thought I'd share it with everyone. The Omaha Jewish Press is moving all of its old issues online. If you go to this link you can look at or download and view every editi...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 333
Views: 77659

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

If we are trying to determine who the "winners" are, I'd say Westroads, Village Point, Gretna Outlets, and AkSarBen Village have positioned themselves for more as "winners" than Shadow lake. I'm curious how Regency and One Pacific Place are doing? While neither is as big as the ...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 104
Views: 12640

Re: Park Ave Living

The bristol has 2 siblings. One is north of st marys on 26th st & the other is north of dodge and i want to say west of 50th. All maltese cross shaped.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a little trivia about Abbott. It was purchased from the original developer by a man who moved to Omaha from Germany. He did so well with the south location he built the north one. He loved it so much he changed his last name to Abbott. He was previously Michael Schmid. I don't know what happ...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Each States Most Famous Restrants
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Each States Most Famous Restrants

I never understood the steak with a side of pasta idea. Every Caniglia-owned restaurant and many other Italian ones served pasta with their entres. Steak, potato, salad, pasta...quite a meal and back in the day it was pretty reasonable. I remember when Cascio's did that for lunch and it was somethi...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a little trivia about Abbott. It was purchased from the original developer by a man who moved to Omaha from Germany. He did so well with the south location he built the north one. He loved it so much he changed his last name to Abbott. He was previously Michael Schmid. I don't know what happe...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Aerial Omaha
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Aerial Omaha

A friend here who has a very cool very expensive drone checked out the current laws and even with what has been done so far it's still the wild west. If you're in it for a profit it can get dicey but if it's for personal use it's probably ok. Yes there's a 400 foot limit but hard to enforce. From wh...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Let me address a single point. In the post above mine there is a quote for some cities I would like to see service to. He is quoting, I assume, demand to particular cities. Regarding such cities as PHL, BWI, JFK, Dulles, those are all gateways so demand to each as a final destination is irrelevant, ...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malls Article
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Malls Article

It's kind of funny. Macy's came & went (well, not quite but close), Nordstroms, Saks, and they never made it to Omaha. And yet, Omaha survived.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Southwest adding a seasonal non stop to Tampa from OMA- http://www.omaha.com/money/southwest-airlines-plans-seasonal-nonstop-flight-between-omaha-and-tampa/article_d569ba1e-72fa-11e7-b55c-f376c8ba9010.html Ciao..LiO...Peace Somebody tell the airport to make that total in the ad 30 airports. Now.......
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

All right. I seriously don't want to put anyone down or get into a p i s s i n g contest. I really don't. Last time I did that was with the European Village dude. BUT..... Add up the numbers. Multiply by two. Multiply that by 365. I don't remember the exact number but it was either 2.5 or 2.8 millio...
by NovakOmaha
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244797

Re: Official: Capitol District

I agree. The Marriott looks great on the cam. I drove by Capitol District Monday evening and the entire development looks even better in person... Ciao..LiO...Peace Naw... the building's aren't tall enough, the Marriot sign isn't Marriot-y nor sign-y enough, and there isn't a big giant TV somewhere...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244797

Re: Official: Capitol District

I agree. The Marriott looks great on the cam. I drove by Capitol District Monday evening and the entire development looks even better in person... Ciao..LiO...Peace Naw... the building's aren't tall enough, the Marriot sign isn't Marriot-y nor sign-y enough, and there isn't a big giant TV somewhere...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

This is fantastic growth.. As the W-H piece points out, a strong indicator of an excellent economy combined with increased demand for larger planes, more seats and now a record 29 non stop destinations.. I'd like to see that number increase to the mid 30's within the next 18 or so months... Ciao..L...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Eppley posted another 5% increase for June. Year to date it's up 5 1/2%. Still on track to blow past 4.5 million for this year. Another 5% next year & you're at about 4.8 for 2018 & over 5 million for 2019. Makes 2020 over 5.25. At some point somebody at the airport has to be working on expa...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Years ago when Smithey was director he was quoted in the owh as saying the area was roughly a 150-200 circle. Think of it this way: Out to Grand Island, north to Sioux City & somewhat Sioux Falls, east to a bit west of Des Moines, south to a bit into Kansas and Missouri. He said it depended on ...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128724

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

All good arguments here. IF this EVER gets to a planning board and city council agenda you really need to plan to attend as a group and make these arguments. Make it a forum meet. AND, contact the mayor and city council members NOW with your concerns. They need to hear them NOW. Especially the mayor...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 52
Views: 4963

Re: Begging on Street Corners

Ok folks. Take a step back & think about a few things. ONE, there but for the grace of god go you. Unless you know the backstory you have absolutely ZERO idea what their story is. Unless YOU have been homeless, mentally handicapped, disabled veteran, or whatever, DO NOT judge. And YES, I have vo...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 1932

Re: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)

I just read the article. Sounds like a great development. I also read the comments. As usual the whiners are the first to arrive at the party. I love the one about traffic. Lincoln has and is getting some outstanding development downtown, with PBA, Haymarket, general downtown growth, suburban growth...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 857
Views: 93591

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

It's nice that it's in the owh, and the owh does cover a lot of Nebraska and Iowa, but it also needs to be in the following papers: Lincoln, Des Moines, Sioux City, Grand Island and a few others in the catchment area. In the 80s they had a tv and radio campaign with the theme "We're Flying!&qu...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128724

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Amazing. He spends money on new proposals, doubles the tif(?), ups the cost, and then conveniently leaves out part of the application. How did he get Nebraska Crossing done? Back in the fall he claimed to have signed leases. At this rate the alleged leases will run out before occupancy. Oh, and fina...

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