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by NovakOmaha
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

In my entire career as a business owner I have NEVER countenanced employees saying anything negative about our competition. If our product or service can't stand on its own then we refer to a competitor. In most cases the customer appreciates our honesty. Our competitors also appreciate it and refer...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 384
Views: 49650

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Meh... You're being kind. This thing has all the imagination of a penitentiary. Compared with the initial renderings proposed for the Cuming Street area west of the CLink the end result makes Omaha appear boring, sleepy and unimaginative. What you now have on Cuming is ZERO sense of community and Z...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 821
Views: 99062

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers Some might not like this comment Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery. . :lol: :lol: :lol: ""So, should you cancel that Florida vacation, or re-think your r...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Boston seems the most likely. Both Delta and Southwest have a strong presence there. Between the European connections and O&D demand, it would be easy to fill an E170 or 717. Philadelphia would be redundant in this case, as would JFK, since Delta serves LGA. As for FLL, airlines would want to s...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93030

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I can't even begin to imagine what the "I won't drive from my west Omaha McMansion to downtown Omaha for anything but the airport" crowd would say if I told them I drove my kids to downtown Detroit for baseball, football, hockey or pretty much anything else. AND we've gone at night for som...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3685

Re: Facebook Data Center

From todays owh story about the 6 year journey to landing the Facebook data center a couple of things are clear. 1) The Greater Omaha Chamber stumbled in preparing shovel ready land for large developments. Over the years they did. Why not recently I just don't understand. 2) With all the bloviating ...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1515
Views: 93030

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Ever been to a royals or chiefs game? Not exactly a ton of options. Ever heard of tailgating?
Just saying.
by NovakOmaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Historic Street Names
Replies: 31
Views: 3005

Re: Re:

Not downtown, but my favorite street is John Galt Boulevard. It's named after a fictional character from Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged whose life apparently isn't going anywhere. It received it's name because, just like character, it doesn't go anywhere. Let me dredge this back up after six years:...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

I give them credit. The corporate name is Runza National. If you're going to brag to the women, change your name to Mr. Big. So their "nation" is Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas & Colorado? Big nation there Bubba. Seriously, they do ship nationwide & probably quite a bit. I do miss Runza. O...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

Well, as one of the Grampas here.... First, I remember when Westroads, Regency and Old Mill were developed and of the three Regency got the most national press. It was one of the first Planned Unit Developments in the United States. A PUD is a development where everything is planned, residential, co...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117522

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Ok, folks. Pick your winner. Which happens first? 1) ANYTHING to do with Crossroads 2) New Kansas City International airport terminal 3) Trump releases his tax returns for ANY year I was going to put a new Des Moines airport terminal but that actually has a chance of happening. The other three, in M...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117522

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'm still POd that we never got the European Village. Frankly I think it would fit in this area nicely.

Seriously, this horse died years ago. It's not even fun beating it anymore.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Boston & Philadelphia are international gateways. In addition they serve huge population centers.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. I had to take a screen shot. It wouldn't let me save the image. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/Nov...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3685

Re: Facebook Data Center

Some more background info from the Papillion Times: Work on the site is expected to begin immediately. Dan Madrigal, who works on acquisitions for infrastructure for Facebook, said if weather cooperates, they expect the facility to be completed in two years. He anticipates there will be "a cou...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 48
Views: 5215

Re: Gordman's Business News

debradomayer wrote:Omaha metro is losing all of the Gordman's. Guess that makes sense to someone


If it were me I'd can the stores that don't make money. I assume these don't. Simple as that.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

From reading the comments on the owh story and the story itself and others over the years I have a solution to all development. Tear out the Leahy Mall & put it up for sale, no streetcar route paid by tax dollars, no incentives for anything, including crossroads & downtown, close the CLink i...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. The only one with any semblance of realism right now is Boston and maybe Philadelphia. The other seem unli...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18340

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

One other thing about this design. Think of the land that would have been free for other development rather the current design needing so much more land for rooms.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 76
Views: 6703

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

Will be interesting to see how Central Nebraska Regional Airport fairs if Trumps's budget proposal passes and airport's like this one lose subsidies they receive from the EAS program. Could be a shot in the arm to Lincoln and Omaha but at the cost of people in central Nebraska. Does it still receiv...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. I had to take a screen shot. It wouldn't let me save the image. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/Nova...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

One last thing.

Sure, now that I've been gone over 8 years NOW Omaha has non stops coast to coast. Back in the day transferring in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, etc. was the only way to go.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 48
Views: 5215

Re: Gordman's Business News

Here's a bit more backstory to the Sun Capital Partners/Gordman's story. They didn't break any law but it sure makes them look like, well, Gordon Gecko. It's from July of 2014 so it's not exactly new news. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2310075-gordmans-forced-dividend-payout-by-sun-capital-is-haun...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees. Are there a lot of Gordman's employees flying in and out of Omaha? I know my company takes full advantage of nonstops in/out of Omaha. With West Corp....
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha's economy is robust, diversified and growing.. + jobs have been added every year this decade.. Which is evident in its healthy metro population growth rate..airlines recognize this growth with additions to the Omaha daily non stop repertoire.. if the growth and need was not fact, none of thes...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I was at a meeting here of the Detroit Regional Chamber. I met a VP from Delta who is involved in route expansion. I asked him about PDEW and he said he knew of it but that data isn't used in their decision, nor by any other carriers that he knows of. They have an extensive formula for deciding rout...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Candidates for expansion: Miami Ft. Lauderdale (Both MIA and FLL are gateways to South & Central America) Philadelphia (Intl Gateway) Boston (Intl Gateway) Memphis (?) Nashville (?) Austin San Antonio San Diego JFK (Huge Intl Gateway) BWI Dulles (Another Intl Gateway) Ft. Myers And if you're exp...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Just playing with the math, if OMA has a 5% increase over 2016 it would be 4,566,357 a record. At a 6% increase it would be 4,610,451. 6% for 2018 puts you at 4,887,079. Another 6% bump in 2019 and you're at 5,180,303 and you're hitting a pretty big target for terminal expansion, yes?
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82891

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

So Eppley is giving us the silent treatment on 2017 stats? March 5 & no January or February numbers? They were usually out with prior month's numbers by around the 20th. Something they don't want to share with the public?
by NovakOmaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1722

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

I'll bet everything in my pocket to everything in your pocket that the final development is nothing like the proposal. Houses and apartments probably, one or two strip malls probably, a subway, a gas station, a store of some kind, but and maybe I'm jaded by what Dodge between 168th and 204th could h...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3392

Re: Conagra campus development plans

RNcyanide wrote:Sooooooooo, how about that corporate annoumcement??

60-90 days
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As long as you get a shiny new StreetCar who cares about the creditors and people that Detroit stiffed and screwed out of billions and billions of dollars? :what: Is that how you roll? That has been how the Donald rolls for years, Diane. Were going to build a big beautiful wall along our Southern b...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As long as you get a shiny new StreetCar who cares about the creditors and people that Detroit stiffed and screwed out of billions and billions of dollars? :what: Is that how you roll? You're not in Hooterville anymore, Giligan. It's the big city & we'll squish you like a bug. Got that, Diane?
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If the CLINK is not a boondoggle and is so successful then how come it is not even half paid for yet after all these years? :lol: Diane? That you? My how you've changed... You say something about you are in Detroit? Great we got a guy from a city who took out bankruptcy now encouraging Omaha to thr...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If the CLINK is not a boondoggle and is so successful then how come it is not even half paid for yet after all these years? :lol: Diane? That you? My how you've changed... Seriously, for those to whom mortgages are not understood, here goes.... One, it opened in 2003, thus it's 13 years old. If the...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If memory serves, the person you're referring to is Diane Marie Hayes.. Her credibility was shot completely to pieces within 12 months after the CLink opened. Of course for us "in the know" it was shot to pieces long before that (as it related to the arena issue at least) :;): ... Ciao..L...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

There seems to be real legs with the streetcar potential this go around.. as Novak stated, if the big $$ movers and shakers in the city want it and contribute, the streetcar vision for Omaha will become reality.. and to the chagrin of a few members here, lol... Ciao..LiO...Peace I don't know how ma...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I just looked it up. KC's line cost $102 million for 2 miles. Detroit's cost $137 million for 3.3 miles. As near as I can figure the proposed route is over 3.5 miles so $156 million seems to fall in line with the others. To show you how we do things in Detroit the QLine hasn't even started yet but d...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

There is a $250 million housing development along the new Detroit light rail line that never would have happened without the line. Lot's more coming as well. Would Detroit be experiencing the amazing development that is happening without the line? Yes, but this is spurring even more. The Detroit lin...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1843
Views: 141209

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I love reading the comments regarding today's owh streetcar story. Some of the people commenting have been hibernating since they commented that the proposed Omaha Convention Center/Arena would fail miserably. Nice to see them crawl out of their holes!

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