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by NovakOmaha
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)
Replies: 593
Views: 86586

Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Third picture....University of Nebraska? United Nations? The UN Cola?
by NovakOmaha
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up and Coming Cities in America
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Up and Coming Cities in America

I don't have the link to this story. I just saw it on the news. According to Time, here are the top 10 up and coming cities in America. 1 .Charlotte, NC 2. Jacksonville, FL 3. Omaha, NE 4. Orlando, FL 5. Charleston, SC 6. Las Vegas, NV 7. Tampa, FL 8. Dallas, TX 9. Salt Lake City, UT 10.Houston, TX...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 29
Views: 828

Re: Amazon HQ2

Think about this: Seattle is home to Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, etc. There has to be an amazing war for talent there. For them to succeed they really do need a major city capable of attracting the number of employees necessary. This is not to put down Omaha or any other city of around a m...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 104
Views: 10899

Re: Tenth Street Market

This is something I don't understand about Omaha and didn't even know much about til we moved to Detroit. We had been to KC's River Market before but I thought it was kind of a letdown. It was ok but rather small. In the Detroit Metro there are what locals call Fruit Markets. Randazzo's, Wesborn, o...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 104
Views: 10899

Re: Tenth Street Market

This is something I don't understand about Omaha and didn't even know much about til we moved to Detroit. We had been to KC's River Market before but I thought it was kind of a letdown. It was ok but rather small. In the Detroit Metro there are what locals call Fruit Markets. Randazzo's, Wesborn, ot...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a new toy to play with. Any airport, any airline. Click on the "routes" and then click on the "click here" link to show all departures for a week shown by day. Shows time, type of aircraft. Fun. Interesting.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/oma
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: College Baseball HOF

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is operated by the College Baseball Foundation which has already raise $7m of the projected $13m cost for the new museum. There is no taxpayer money going into this project and I would expect the Foundation would also take care of the operating costs. Than...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: College Baseball HOF

I don't know how up to date the web site is but at the "museum" tab it claims that they have selected a contractor. If so someone better tell them that it isn't going to be in Lubbock anymore.

http://web.collegebaseballhall.org/index.jsp
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Bass Pro Shops
Replies: 35
Views: 4151

Re: Bass Pro Shops

Council approves work at Bass Pro http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/politics/local_government/council-approves-work-at-bass-pro/article_95bc4d06-ad5f-11e7-a602-8b308a3015d7.html The council voted 5-0 to approve plans to replace the heating and air conditioning units on the Bass Pro roof of the ci...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Anyone who's been on this board for six months or longer know that one of my hobbies is complaining about the omaha world herald, the local monopoly fishwrap. Now, I will admit that recently the owh has reported on new non stop flights from Eppley. Or, more accurately it has either been contacted b...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Anyone who's been on this board for six months or longer know that one of my hobbies is complaining about the omaha world herald, the local monopoly fishwrap. Now, I will admit that recently the owh has reported on new non stop flights from Eppley. Or, more accurately it has either been contacted by...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: College Baseball HOF
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: College Baseball HOF

My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who heard that the College Baseball Hall of Fame is going to have a ferris wheel, a stream, a monorail and a great big bat right in front. Sorry. When I read the first post it ...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

damonhynes wrote:Did I tell ya's, or did I tell ya's? AAmerican sees Frontier off with 2x frequencies! (I'd have rather had A319s, but...)


It's about time...

Just saw. Does Moines too to phl.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

34 would be correct. At 4 round trips per day with 9 passenger planes you're only looking at somewhat over 2,000 passengers per month. Not much of a windfall but hey, why not? I still feel that Boston, JFK, BWI, Dulles and Ft. Lauderdale are all reasonable destinations to add. Nashville, Memphis, Ne...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

iamjacobm wrote:Interesting that the former CEO of Midwest Airlines is an investor in this company. I know someone on here, probably NovakOmaha has said we were a hub for that airline at one time.

Also these are small planes. Still another nonstop with twice daily service.


Four, not two. Very small planes.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

And with Philly OMA now has 32 non stop destinations. I still think Boston is a strong candidate. JFK, BWI, Dulles too.

Anyone know how many flights per day leave OMA? Over 100?
by NovakOmaha
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 331
Views: 34651

Re: The Omaha World Herald

In other words, this isn't an example of entitlement so much as economic modeling. Look at today's print issue of the Monday paper and count the big advertising ads. There are only about 15 of them in the whole paper. They might of once made a bunch of money off the ads but it sure don't look that ...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Coyote wrote:Here are the pics:

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The pilot of the plane nearest the current north satellite really threaded the needle.
by NovakOmaha
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

The tarmac replacement is part of the long term plan. It's not part of the terminal expansion. The expansion of the north terminal includes 4 new gates to replace three gates lost to ultimate expansion. Maybe a call to the airport authority would answer some questions. I'd suggest the owh or one of...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

The tarmac replacement is part of the long term plan. It's not part of the terminal expansion. The expansion of the north terminal includes 4 new gates to replace three gates lost to ultimate expansion. Maybe a call to the airport authority would answer some questions. I'd suggest the owh or one of ...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Phase I in process of design, I'd imagine out for bid soon thereafter. Phase I is additional gates added to north concourse and the attached central utility plant. Something else recently brought up, two-tier front drive. While an upper deck for departures was included in previous plans, the latest...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 331
Views: 34651

Re: The Omaha World Herald

My gut reaction is that this has Warren Buffet written all over it. No freebies. Gimme money I can buy more stuff with. His experience with the Buffalo News gave him insight. The owh is pretty much THE source of news in Omaha. Advertising, subscriptions...the majority of the population will pay wha...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 331
Views: 34651

Re: The Omaha World Herald

My gut reaction is that this has Warren Buffet written all over it. No freebies. Gimme money I can buy more stuff with. His experience with the Buffalo News gave him insight. The owh is pretty much THE source of news in Omaha. Advertising, subscriptions...the majority of the population will pay what...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Holy cow. OMA in August was up 12.3% and for the year up 6.5%. All the airlines were up. Alaska up 15%, probably due to San Diego service. American up 6.9% Allegiant up 2.8% Delta up 18.1% Fontier up 2.4% and added seasonal to Ft. Myers Southwest up 7.6% United up 21.3% Nobody appeared to cannlbaiiz...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 904
Views: 96711

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: 704

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: 5821

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: 5821

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: 1337

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: 704

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: 716

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: 704

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: 704

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: 1407

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: 287

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: 287

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: 249

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: 129243

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: 1047

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: 1047

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...

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