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by Louie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 972
Views: 101393

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Giant Mexican Olmec head installed in the Henry Doorly Zoo's jungle Crews installed a 20,000-pound stone Olmec head in the Lied Jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium on Thursday. It's a gift from Xalapa, Omaha's sister city in Mexico, and it's called "El Rey," meaning "The Ki...
by Louie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 706
Views: 67017

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

Kind of a blip in this story, but Mayor Stothert stated her preference against a relocation of the W. Dale Clark Library to the Civic Square site and for it to stay put (albeit demoed and replaced) to aid in the Gene Leahy/Riverfront redevelopment. http://www.omaha.com/news/plus/omaha-library-board...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 706
Views: 67017

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

First time poster, long time reader. What do you think are the odds that Hy-Vee agrees to build here? I've heard that their in-store restaurant concept has been losing them major money and that they have been looking to expand more in Iowa and Minnesota. I think if they do build here, it would be a...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 176
Views: 18539

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

I forgot about that one! Some of the similarities have to do with the manufacturers of the building components, such as metal panels and curtain walls, that you see on new buildings. They publish photos of their products in marketing materials. Some of the detailing of how the products actually are...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Restaurants Hot Seat
Replies: 55
Views: 3565

Re: Restaurants Hot Seat

Godfathers is absolutely terrible! I hear about ppl who used to live here and moved away that come back to visit and make it a mission to get Godfathers before they leave and I dont get why. Godfathers is terrible and gas station pizzas are good.........does not compute :?: Most gas station pizza d...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 54
Views: 6006

Re: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)

I spoke to a city councilman who told me that ground prep and construction will start as soon as weather permits. He said the developer is building 15 stories with a plan that will allow them to add on 2 more floors if condo and penthouse demands need it. Excellent news, was hoping this hadn't stal...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Legislature
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: 2018 Nebraska Legislature

Bipartisan bill to change state legislators pay. Currently Senators get $12,000 a year, new salary would be 50% of Nebraska's Median Income. The median household income for Nebraska was $56,927 in 2016. 2017 median household income data will be released in December 2018. Can I sign up for a 2x inco...
by Louie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Aldi's
Replies: 35
Views: 3003

Re: Aldi's

Greg S wrote:
OverlookedFarm wrote:Aldi is owned by the same group that owns Lidl. For our socially conscientious bargain shoppers, might want to research that.



I thought theywere rivals?

They are rivals, idk where overlookedfarm got that misniformation.
by Louie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Elections
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: 2018 Nebraska Elections

Pete Ricketts is going to win easily. Hes on "Team Republican" and hes got millions. He can't be beat. There is not even a sliver of a chance that Ricketts would not get re-elected. You're right. Ricketts is going to keep making budget cuts to our beloved university system to where everyo...
by Louie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 176
Views: 18539

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday: The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/25352926917_6cc5315365_k.jpg Is there a name for the style? Its been quite p...
by Louie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 176
Views: 18539

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday: The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/25352926917_6cc5315365_k.jpg Is there a name for the style? Its been quite p...
by Louie
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner
Replies: 75
Views: 8567

Re: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner

I really like the proposed design overall, but what the rendering shows happening (or not happening) at street level is a bit boring and disappointing. It shows store fronts of the lobby with curtains drawn, basically. Hoping that's just because the didn't want to spend the time to render the insid...
by Louie
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1090
Views: 115436

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Mr.Nuke wrote:Expect a non-daily (Monday and Friday) Omaha to Austin Texas announcement on Frontier at some point this week.

How soon do they start the flights after an announcement? I am going to Austin this spring and would rather not stop in houston or dallas for the puddlejumper.
by Louie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner
Replies: 75
Views: 8567

Re: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner

tpaine wrote:This is awesome news for the Old Market. Wish they would add a rooftop bar/restaurant! :D

That is something we desperately need IMO.
by Louie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Aksarben Pointe (former Venice Inn Site)
Replies: 125
Views: 10612

Re: Aksarben Pointe (former Venice Inn Site)

Brad wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Noticed that they took down the Venice Inn sign this past week.


Darn. I was stating to think they were going to keep it since it stayed up so long...

Someone surely will buy that and keep it, no?
by Louie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2579
Views: 260132

Re: Official: Capitol District

Less than what was previously expected but still looks sharp.
by Louie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha... beef supplier to Olympians
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Omaha... beef supplier to Olympians

skinzfan23 wrote:Thanks for posting that article. I drive by everyday on Hwy 75 and wondered what the addition was for. It does look pretty tall, like the article stated, reaching 86 ft (8 stories).

Surprising how close in height that a meat packing plant gets to the Livestock Exchange Tower.
by Louie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Lot 2
Replies: 24
Views: 3774

Re: Lot 2

Mr.Nuke wrote:Closing for good after Valentine's Day
http://www.omaha.com/go/dining/dining-n ... e8568.html

Shame. Althought the last two times I was there it seemed overpriced. But what the heck do I know.
by Louie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner
Replies: 75
Views: 8567

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

skinzfan23 wrote:I like the look of it as well. I was wondering if they would try to follow the design of the other ones but figured it would have brick.

Love that they kept brick as a main feature. Going to be awesome there.
by Louie
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)

Take out the empty reservoirs, put in row houses and leave the park/give it to the city instead of mud. I just want to be honest... It's Walnut Hill. It's generally not very nice. People who live here don't have a lot of money and I'm concerned if that site gets opened up for development, something...
by Louie
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 55
Views: 3814

Re: 2017 Annexation

It can’t and won’t grow at all costs. That’s not at all sustainable. Banking on such non-stop growth is the same as banking on a pyramid scheme working out - at some point it’s going to stop and the city won’t want to be caught off guard with stuff it can’t pay for. There’s better solutions. Otherw...
by Louie
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Moxy Hotel to replace OM Diner
Replies: 75
Views: 8567

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

nebugeater wrote:
TitosBuritoBarn wrote:This will probably have some height to it. That’s a small parcel for a hotel.



I will guess six floors

What's the height limit for the Old Market? Like 75ft barring an exception like Hyatt Place?
by Louie
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Caffeine Dreams
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Caffeine Dreams

onelocalfoods wrote:Looks like the owner of Havana Garage will be opening an irish-esque bar here.

Oh man that could potentially be awesome. Hopefully it truns out well, this could be my new neighborhood spot.
by Louie
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Beer and Loathing in Dundee
Replies: 73
Views: 7998

Re: Beer and Loathing in Dundee

I Put my money where my mouth was on this building and submitted an LOI. It was in |expletive| shape and the only way back was through TIF and Historical credits. The rent was still as high as ANYWHERE in town and the landlords Dad begged me to stay with it. In the end it was a |expletive| deal whi...
by Louie
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Denver Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Denver Forums

Josh (the1wags her on eomaha) moved to Denver many years ago. He said he couldn't believe they don't have a forum like this. Here is the site he gets a lot of his info from: https://denverinfill.com/blog/ I guess there is always that stupid City-Data forum. God, City-Data is brutal. Just people wav...
by Louie
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)

Was pretty busy when we stopped in, I think you'd be surprised by the demographics of Joslyn Castle now that Blackstone had gentrified Well, my initial thought was "This would probably do very well in Blackstone". My experiences with the neighborhood have been very much the opposite of th...
by Louie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18
Replies: 196
Views: 5579

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2017-18

iamjacobm wrote:Maybe a season saving shot from Palmer last night. Big time clutch play.

Ridiculously difficult shot to pull off as well.
by Louie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha's Flag
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

Re: Omaha's Flag

I think it looks like a patch you would find on a Klan robe. Let me tell you a little bit about the man, and his adopted step-daughters Girl Scout troupe that designed this flag. His family fled friend Germany. His uncles were killed for being Jewish sympathizers. His father/their family were given...
by Louie
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 471

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

Padre wrote:
Coyote wrote:Don't touch my Hy-Vee.


They may have already got there. Hy-Vee isn't what it was when I got here 14 years ago.

That's because they dumped all the profits into the Market Grille failures. Massive mistake.
by Louie
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 471

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

So in summary, nobody wants to pay for anything that helps somebody else's neighborhood and not their own directly. Ok. :yes: It’s the baby boomer “I got mine, |expletive| everyone else” mentality to a T. But they told me millennials are destroying everything. We killed sit-down family chain restau...
by Louie
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Berkshire Hathaway Business News
Replies: 55
Views: 6097

Re: Berkshire Hathaway Business News

How many people are employed locally by Berkshire? Its only a few dozen, right? Although the taxes paid by them are big.
by Louie
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

iamjacobm wrote:Announced that Huntsville, Alabama won the competition. Combined state and local incentives are between $800 and $900 million for the facility.

Those are hefty.
by Louie
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

To write off half of the city, is to do what libs have done for the past decade. Ever wonder why Stothert owns Millard and West Omaha? People are tired of paying for other people's toys. Oh quit being such a partisan hack. Both sides are guilty of writing off a section of the city. You want people ...
by Louie
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 31
Views: 2075

Re: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)

Brad wrote:We went to the Red Lion Lounge last night. It was a really cool place. It was all brand new, but had that old school dark and coyz lounge feel. Red velvet booths, old school lounge chairs and nice jazz music. Definately worth checking out next time you are in the area.

Sounds incredible!
by Louie
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1090
Views: 115436

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

That render, albeit lacking details, looks pretty slick.
by Louie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Official: UNL Campus Development
Replies: 112
Views: 14756

Re: Official: UNL Campus Development

Ah. I'm sure it won't be long before they put new dorms in with how fast they are growing.
by Louie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Official: UNL Campus Development
Replies: 112
Views: 14756

Re: Official: UNL Campus Development

What are they planning on replacing CPN with?
by Louie
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hermit Jim
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Hermit Jim

Why didn't you come out when they called So you want GrandpaSmucker to tell you another hermit story? Okay......In the 1960's when I was just a boy there were a lot of hermits in Nebraska. Hermit Jim sounds like he was a hard core of the hard core of the hermits. It sounds like Hermit Jim had littl...
by Louie
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hermit Jim
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Hermit Jim

Back in the early 70's during school field trips the tour guides would always tell the Hermit Jim Story and then tell all the kids that sometimes if everybody called out "Hermit Jim" the ghost of Hermit Jim comes out. The kids would call out Hermit Jim for a few times and get bored and mo...
by Louie
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Nice late fall evening downtown 11/29/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Nice late fall evening downtown 11/29/2017

For having a parking lot front and center, that first picture is amazing.

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