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by Louie
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hermit Jim
Replies: 6
Views: 186

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: 6
Views: 186

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: 167

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

For having a parking lot front and center, that first picture is amazing.
by Louie
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: King Fong and Sweets of Eden Building.
Replies: 28
Views: 4472

Re: King Fong and Sweets of Eden Building.

Coyote wrote:Payne has owned that building for 10 years now. Built in 1880. Condition listed as "worn out"

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Is that a legit condition listing?
by Louie
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: US Conference of Mayors long term metro population report-
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: US Conference of Mayors long term metro population report-

MTO wrote:I’m pretty sure by 2046 Fremont will become part of the MSA.

Would Lincoln ever be added to the MSA? Or would it only be added to the CSA?
by Louie
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 61
Views: 5571

Re: Begging on Street Corners

I saw moochers begging on the medians this afternoon (Thanksgiving) all over town. That Meth is some powerful stuff that it can make those deadbeats go out and hustle on a holiday. I did not see anybody stupid enough to be giving them money thankfully. So you're telling me that people don't magical...
by Louie
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 417
Views: 67202

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Have Uber/Lyft caught on much in Omaha? In Chicago that’s mostly all people use to get around when going out on the weekend but here in St. Louis many still expect to drive to nightlife. We use Uber on a weekly basis. If you are going somewhere and there is any chance you'll consume alcohol, there ...
by Louie
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 59107

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

I see that there are 4 plats on the north side of the interstate and one more to the south that are slated as development location. Perhaps these could have some size to them?
by Louie
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 59107

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Omaha Magazine posted pictures from the Riverfront Revitalization on Facebook last night. Not in a format that I could figure out how to post on my phone, but hopefully they show up on omaha.com or another site.
by Louie
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 417
Views: 67202

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Have Uber/Lyft caught on much in Omaha? In Chicago that’s mostly all people use to get around when going out on the weekend but here in St. Louis many still expect to drive to nightlife. We use it all the time, pretty much everyone in my group has 0 interest in risking a DUI. It is worth the ten bu...
by Louie
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Menards (Stony Brook)
Replies: 38
Views: 2318

Re: Menards (Stony Brook)

Supersaver is a slum. Nobody in their right mind goes there instead of Hy-Vee next door. Back in the 80's when I lived in Benson it was always a good idea to avoid the No Frills on 80th & Blondo unless you liked shopping with every weirdo and scrounge in that end of town. Now I live in Millard ...
by Louie
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: "Daytime" population shifts
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: "Daytime" population shifts

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:La Vista loosing 1000 during the day is way off. They easily have 1000 people a day coming in to work at Pay Pal alone. They got enough big employers to bring in 5000 people a day and then some.

You don't think that most La Vista residents work in the city and live in the suburbs?
by Louie
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 670
Views: 70489

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

twiztid1 wrote:Comedian Ralphie May, dead at 45. I remember his first call to TnT. He wasn't so nice that day so TnT ripped him for awhile. It got back to Ralphie, and he sent them some expensive whiskey to apologize. I loved his stuff.

Yeah, you could definitely tell that the guys were bummed about this one.
by Louie
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 325
Views: 33226

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Well it is all good in my opinion. Omaha is booming and another ten years Douglas county should be full. Maybe not north but prolly to the Platte. Awe heck prolly North too. Umm. Not hardly. Douglas County won't run out of developable land during the lifetime of anyone on this forum. The last MAPA ...
by Louie
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 114
Views: 20062

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

This may be a dumb question, but what is motivating the concentration of auto sales in that one area? Car dealerships have always congregated next to each other as a means to feed off each others customers. As for why there, probably just chasing where new homes are being built with expanding famil...
by Louie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Attitude about your state

I grew up in Los Angeles and have lived all over the country and the world. We moved to Omaha 12 years ago. I love it here. I'd prefer we not become a hot new place to live. That brings a lot of stuff I don't want. Just look at Nashville. My husband considers Nashville his hometown and I've been vi...
by Louie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)
Replies: 36
Views: 3545

Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

iamjacobm wrote:I like the look of this building. Nice to have something different than the black panel exterior we see on everything else.

Completely agree. This has a little more character to it. Maybe due to its past.
by Louie
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: |expletive| Sushi - Benson
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: |expletive| Sushi - Benson

Coyote wrote:
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Dang, what a cool sign.
by Louie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Eagle Heights
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Arch Icon: South Omaha Project.

Coyote wrote:
Louie wrote:What is their record here?

The Flats on Howard
Lofts on 24th Street
The Junction

Ah. Coolio.
by Louie
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Eagle Heights
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Arch Icon: South Omaha Project.

What is their record here?
by Louie
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Beer Code Co.
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Beer Code Co.

Indeed it is another new brewery. Not too much buzz about them right now, but who knows. Seems everyone who can ferment mash and put it in a bottle that says Nebraska can sell it under the 'local' idea and make bank right now. Which is why the "Big Guys" are so upset... The big guys are u...
by Louie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Green Flash Brewing - Lincoln
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Green Flash Brewing - Lincoln

This brand was dead in the water a few months ago.
by Louie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Beer Code Co.
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Beer Code Co.

Indeed it is another new brewery. Not too much buzz about them right now, but who knows. Seems everyone who can ferment mash and put it in a bottle that says Nebraska can sell it under the 'local' idea and make bank right now.
by Louie
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha Gentrification report-
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Omaha Gentrification report-

I found this to be some really interesting data.. Especially going back the last 20 years or so ago.. this shows Omaha at a current 21.4% gentrification rate for eligible city census tracts since 2000.. Also interesting is clicking the links for gentrification maps and seeing the data for the top 5...
by Louie
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: SE 13th & Pacific Street
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: SE 13th & Pacific Street

louguins6 wrote:I heard it's going to be a three story with a pool on the roof.

That would be a great place for that.
by Louie
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

New location is open. It is called, Dundee’s Place Bar and Grill. http://www.omaha.com/go/former-old-dundee-bar-and-grill-finds-new-home-in/article_cef6541a-6cfd-11e7-bbd9-bbfed269ee3b.html That's a tougher location. I realize Mantra succeeds across the street, but they have a different clientele. ...
by Louie
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown office vacancy rate
Replies: 78
Views: 9673

Re: Downtown office vacancy rate

CBD having a nice bounce back from ConAgra. 58K SF absorbed this quarter and 112K SF YTD absorption. According to the report the CBD was as low as 7.9% vacancy, bounced up to 15.5% with the job losses and is trending back down at 12.7% now. http://www.colliers.com/-/media/files/marketresearch/unite...
by Louie
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 303
Views: 18936

Re: Local Breweries

Pint Nine now open Wed - Sat evenings. More Coyote trivia: American Bomber is traditionally 16.94 FlOz. 1 US Pint = 16 FlOz. US Bomber = Pint + 9 FlOz. The 16.9 size is actually because of the metric conversion. 16.9oz=500ml, or half liter. Traditional German breweries have been selling this partic...
by Louie
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:New location is open. It is called, Dundee’s Place Bar and Grill.

http://www.omaha.com/go/former-old-dund ... 9ee3b.html

That's a tougher location. I realize Mantra succeeds across the street, but they have a different clientele.
by Louie
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 275
Views: 20284

Re: M's Pub Explosion and Fire

I wonder if the pipe is in a bad location for them to do it twice.
by Louie
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska Economy
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Nebraska Economy

buildomaha wrote:Nebraska had the largest economic declin of the whole country...
https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2017/pdf/qgsp0717.pdf

Looks like it was because agriculture as a whole saw some of the largest declines this year.
by Louie
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 979
Views: 103031

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 Louie
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska Wind Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 25438

Re: Nebraska Wind Energy

NextEra’s wind energy capacity in Nebraska will more than triple with new projects http://www.omaha.com/money/nextera-s-wind-energy-capacity-in-nebraska-will-more-than/article_717c7fd5-0fac-55c5-88a2-12ed7ee10010.html The largest owner of wind energy projects in the U.S. has two projects in the pip...
by Louie
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)
Replies: 48
Views: 6930

Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one.


I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics.

Seems pretty close to Natural Grocers...
by Louie
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 303
Views: 18936

Re: Local Breweries

Live the artwork. Very cool style.
by Louie
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Median Landscaping
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Median Landscaping

I agree. Another example of this is in Papillion on 96th St just north of Hwy 370. They have grassy medians with trees, but 1/2 the trees are dead or in sad shape. The nice thought is there, but like anything in life, if you aren't going to continually follow through, it might be better to go with ...
by Louie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Omaha Skyline from Playland Park
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

Re: Official: Capitol District

It's looking really, really great, imo. I love how Omaha has this broad-faced glassy hotel on the skyline now, reminding me of Phoenix's broad-faced Downtown Sheraton, and Dallas's broad-faced Downtown Omni Hotel (in a way). I've drove over to CB even, to turn around, and come back across the river...
by Louie
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253406

Re: Official: Capitol District

skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

Agreed. It would be much better if it didn't have that massive blank wall on the southern portion of the east side.
by Louie
Tue May 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1515

Re: USL Soccer

buildomaha wrote:This is simply set up to fail from the start if the stadium is not near downtown or at least East of 72nd.

Agreed, hopefully there is an ideal area available.
by Louie
Mon May 29, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2016 Census Estimates
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: 2016 Census Estimates

Stargazer wrote:On the other hand, it's interesting to note that there are some 100,000 in Douglas County who are not in the city of Omaha, according to census estimates.

Mostly suburban subdivisions that haven't been annexed yet I would assume?

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