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by NovakOmaha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24195

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

That's funny! You really should take your act on the road. Nobody ever mentioned that to me, knowing I live in Detroit. Good thing you brought it up.

Hahaha!
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Eventually departures will be on the first floor and arrivals will be on the second floor. In that scenario, the parking garage setup makes sense. Opposite: departures will be on the second level and so will ticket counters and security checkpoint. Arrivals and bag claim will be on the first level....
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24195

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

Well, if the airport won't do it how about the Omaha International Arena?
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 217
Views: 24195

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

For a long time the owh refused to call it the Qwest Center. They would only call it the Omaha Convention Center/Arena. Even before that I felt the management of the paper were childish and worse but when that happened "because we feel that quasi public entities shouldn't be so greedy as to raf...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

A facebook conversation I had today with the Eppley facebook site: Me: For the Eppley geeks out there, when will you be posting the 2017 year end statistics? Eppley Airfield-OMA: Hi Larry. Thank you for your inquiry. We are finalizing the statistics and will have them posted to our website shortly. ...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Eventually departures will be on the first floor and arrivals will be on the second floor. In that scenario, the parking garage setup makes sense. Typically, or at least at the airports to which I've flown where there are two levels, departures are on the second level and arrivals are on the first....
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I have a question, or really more of an observation. I was talking with a friend from Omaha tonight. He was telling me about the progress on the parking garage and rental car area at Eppley. Something struck me. The rental car facility will be on the second floor. So here's my question. You exit the...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 86
Views: 10814

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

Curious if this thread is going to go back to discussing changes to 1200 Landmark Center? Or if this "discussion" is going to go back to the same beat-the-dead-horse |expletive| that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand? I'll bite. I was disappointed when this property was ...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 237

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

I thought after WWII when there was enough prosperity for everyone that people could actually afford to buy a home was the impetus for the suburbs to be born. There was if you were white and you wanted to build a house in a new, white neighborhood. If you were black and/or wanted to build a house i...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

--------- Re: the rental car counters I agree with Ryan Air. Given where they're at both on the level of the airport and the side they're on at said level as well as the space or lack-thereof they currently occupy; I can't see them being replaced with anything of note. Maybe at least toss a couple ...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pollstar top 200 Venues 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Pollstar top 200 Venues 2017

Great showing for the CLink and PBA in the rankings worldwide for arenas:

Clink #78, PBA #85, Sprint Center KC #32, Wells Fargo Des Moines #94
by NovakOmaha
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

In 2001, shortly after 9/11, a friend of mine was booked on Northwest Airlines from Omaha to Minneapolis. As you can imagine the airlines were hustling to relocate jets that had been grounded. Anyway, my friend was the only passenger on a 747 from Omaha to Minneapolis. I dont remember all of the par...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Candlewood Hills (122& Dodge)
Replies: 20
Views: 3123

Re: Candlewood Hills (122& Dodge)

Yawn. 65,000 square feet. Uninspired. This property along with the rest of the north side of Dodge from 120th to 132nd could have been used for so much more. At some point west Omaha will sink into the pit of mediocrity and if it already has it should sink to the 7th level. http://www.lockwooddev.co...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 40
Views: 5486

Re: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)

Coyote wrote:$4.9M renovation by Curio just submitted...


Sounds a little on the cheap side
by NovakOmaha
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I have a question for those in the know... With the rental car counters moving to a dedicated space once the garage construction is done what will happen to the current rental car counters? I know the terminal is scheduled to be completely redone but until then what will be where the current rental ...
by NovakOmaha
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 84
Views: 7502

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

Just catching up on this wonderful blog! I am an owner at the Twin Towers Condos. I have heard that some folks have conversed with the real estate crew at MOO--they have no desire to buy the Twin Towers. In any case, as the original poster hinted, you won't be able to get the super majority require...
by NovakOmaha
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: New building to replace OM Diner?
Replies: 47
Views: 5865

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

Guest wrote:
Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:Site Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Commission.


And you might know the guy that drafted that site plan... :shock:


Steve Minard?


European Village
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I found this the other day. It's pretty interesting if you're an Eppley nerd. Check out page 21. You'll see what I think is the next step in the expansion of the terminal. https://www.flyoma.com/images/pdfs/OMA%20PFC%201%20Public%20Notice.pdf Ryan Air posted the same link several months ago a few p...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I found this the other day. It's pretty interesting if you're an Eppley nerd. Check out page 21. You'll see what I think is the next step in the expansion of the terminal.

https://www.flyoma.com/images/pdfs/OMA%20PFC%201%20Public%20Notice.pdf
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Merry
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Happy Merry

My friends, and I've only met Jeff in person, To those who celebrate today, Merry Christmas! To those who just finished up, Happy Hannukah and I hope you enjoyed your Chinese food and movie last night! To those who observe Mawlid an-Nabī[, whether it was 12 or 17 Rabī‘ al-Awwal And to the rest of us...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: 2018 Wish List

Well, in the past 10 years I don't think I would have ever predicted MTC, West Farm or Eppley's growth, much less the development around Park Ave., the Blackstone District or some others, and I haven't been back since 2015. So with my lack of perspective in person here goes: Eppley announces a timel...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 42
Views: 1934

Re: Anniversaries

gisbuxfan wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:
gisbuxfan wrote:Crazy! I'll be at 11 years in a couple of weeks. Time flies..


And look what's happened to GI over those 11 years. Amazing.


Still lots of work to be done.


Land that Amazon HQ2 and you're on your way...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 42
Views: 1934

Re: Anniversaries

gisbuxfan wrote:Crazy! I'll be at 11 years in a couple of weeks. Time flies..


And look what's happened to GI over those 11 years. Amazing.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

November numbers are out.

+6.3% for the month, +6% for the year.

The only downside was United, down 6.2% for the month but still up 10% for the year.

My last projection of 2017: 4,650,000
by NovakOmaha
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 347
Views: 36598

Re: The Omaha World Herald

The world herald is a member of the AP. Without the AP many if not most newspapers would be 2-4 pages. The AP serves the purpose of providing national stories and regional stories so that newspapers don't have to send reporters around the country. You don't have to like the stories the owh chooses t...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 50
Views: 3268

Re: New Kiewit HQ

So what's going to be with Kiewit Plaza? Berkshire going to move a bunch of subsidiaries in? WIth how hot the area is, who knows, there could even be an apartment conversion. Overall, incredible news though. I’ve been saying for a while that North Downtown needs a major office anchor to help make i...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 50
Views: 3268

Re: New Kiewit HQ

So what's going to be with Kiewit Plaza? Berkshire going to move a bunch of subsidiaries in?
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Speaking of Eppley... https://www.facebook.com/OMAairport/photos/a.274398339740240.1073741828.274369069743167/298628150650592/?type=3&theater It's from the Eppley Facebook page. It's a photo of construction of the new terminal in 1985. Shows the old terminal and the new one under construction. I...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

What is even more telling is that wowt posted the original story at 3:26pm and updated it at 7:55pm and still didn't correct it. Granted it wasn't the biggest story of the day but still...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Ok. Somebody needs to send the entire payroll of WOWT back to journalism class. Delta is adding a SECOND daily nonstop flight. Did no one at wowt even read the tweet? Did no one at wowt read the story in the owh? Does no one at wowt know how to read? They are embarrassing themselves. KETV had an eq...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Per Channel 6 WOWT News: Omaha Airport Authority announced Tuesday that Delta will be adding two daily departure flights from Omaha to LaGuardia in July. http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Delta-to-offer-Omaha-to-LaGuardia-Airport-flights-beginning-in-July-463728233.html Ok. Somebody needs to send th...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 158916

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Simpler would be to make it a private Corp and let folks buy stock in it. There is no need for the wheelers and the dealers and the schemers to put their own money at risk. They will get the taxpayers to take all the risks and they will make their money building it and setting it up and tying up th...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Double Tree (72 and I 80)
Replies: 36
Views: 3373

Re: Double Tree (72 and I 80)

They also built a big chunk of their business on racing at Ak Sar Ben. The 72nd corridor got so much out of town business during racing season. When that went away that whole area changed. Think about the row of restaurants and hotels in that area. Greg In the 70s & 80s hotels in Omaha could ar...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Lincoln Airport News
Replies: 31
Views: 4362

Re: Lincoln Airport News

Lincoln going after another grant for a new destination. This one to Dallas, likely on American. http://journalstar.com/business/local/airport-will-seek-grant-to-help-attract-dallas-service/article_c0de27dc-cba7-56e9-ba3d-8510b1942811.html Edit: Also he blames Lincoln's 4% drop in passengers this y...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Voters approve new KCI
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Voters approve new KCI

Sorely needed yes. I think it's funny reading about the new KCI. When it's finished, whenever that is, it will for a time be the nation's newest airport. Just like every other newest airport in the nation. I am enjoying reading comments and stories about how cool it's going to be and how it will bri...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Double Tree (72 and I 80)
Replies: 36
Views: 3373

Re: Double Tree (72 and I 80)

I called there to make a reservation and after several transfers I finally an oriental lady telling me Hilton can no longer book that hotel. How many changes have they gone through? At least three I think since I have been here (15 years). Wasn't that a Howard Johnson's back in the days, then a Hol...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2576
Views: 257098

Re: Official: Capitol District

MadMartin8 wrote:Yeah...but Lincoln and KC have...... :(

:mrgreen:


And Oklahoma City has, and Boston has, and Fargo has..... :D
by NovakOmaha
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I think jetblue is a long shot, but hey these days anything is possible.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1020
Views: 108878

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

As always this is MY OPINION only Boston via Southwest with Delta as a longshot BWI via Southwest, possibly Allegiant Dulles via United JFK is a bigger longshot but maybe via United or Delta Ft Lauderdale via Frontier or Southwest New Orleans and Nashville possibly via Southwest. As I said, just for...
by NovakOmaha
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2576
Views: 257098

Re: Official: Capitol District

Capitol District has already consumed one surface lot. It's hard to compare Haymarket (more like Old Market) to this area surrounding a CenturyLink complex with arose from a rail yard. It really isn't a bad evolution. Establish your anchor convention center/arena, served by surface lots. As the sur...

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