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by Louie
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Omaha Skyline from Playland Park
Replies: 12
Views: 586

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: 2456
Views: 230772

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: 909

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: 1118

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?
by Louie
Wed May 24, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 13th and William Revitalization
Replies: 30
Views: 3899

Re: 13th and William Revitalization

Love that they are floating the idea of keeping the Bohemian Cafe awning!
by Louie
Wed May 24, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: Double Tree back to Embassy Suites

Greg S wrote:This place has closed now. Looks like some construction may be going on. Anybody heard anything on it?

Greg

For real? I just booked a night there for Saturday!?
by Louie
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

NovakOmaha wrote: Godfathers & Vals are nothing like they were when they were starting out.

Especially Godfather's. That stuff is terrible anymore.
by Louie
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

I find these state park numbers a little hard to believe. Mahoney State Park for example... that's over 3,000 a day, 365 days per year. Come on, do they have counters on the women's bathroom door perhaps? I'd bet during this time of year, they see no more than a couple hundred on a given day, which...
by Louie
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: City returns street to gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: City returns street to gravel

That was rather scathing and condescending in tone.
by Louie
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 61
Views: 6491

Re: Top Golf Omaha

Linkin5 wrote:So people pay a bunch of money to hit a ball off of a decked building? This doesn't sound like a long term business model.

Its golfing and drinking with the added plus of food and not walking. Given the traditional shape of the average joe golfer and I'd say its pretty dang solid.
by Louie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 85
Views: 4794

Re: Urban Grocery Store

MTO wrote:"80,000 workers and 9,000 residents" Omaha is no where near that, we're gonna have to wait quite a while.

Are we really that far from those numbers? I swear I remember reading that we had almost 10k residents dt. Have no clue on how many workers.
by Louie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Grane @ Midtown Crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 2134

Re: Grane (CLOSING)

As many of us have predicted for some time, Grane is closing at the end of the month... http://www.omaha.com/living/following-brix-whiskey-bar-grane-to-close-parent-company-owes/article_3491f0fe-f562-11e6-a078-b312a5e25296.html Looks like he'll lose all personal assets now. Needs to so some jail ti...
by Louie
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2017 Legislature (105th)
Replies: 27
Views: 1405

Re: 2017 Legislature (105th)

Story about LB632 on WOWT tonight at 10 There was a part of the KMTV article on the issue that said this bill would "level the playing field for Anheuser Busch and Miller Coors" like they are the ones getting taken advantage of here :koko: . What an embarassing statement. Poor little AB i...
by Louie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tracks Lounge (formerly Trackside)
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Tracks Lounge (formerly Trackside)

https://www.yelp.com/biz/tracks-lounge-omaha https://www.facebook.com/trackslounge/?fref=ts If you guys want some real reviews and not just a troll with 3 posts who probably has a vested interest in a bar in the neighborhood slandering other bars names to try and gain business. I will say kitchen w...
by Louie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)
Replies: 113
Views: 10755

Re: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)

Anyone who patronizes Grane is a fool. The owner likely allowed the sale of gift cards the morning before its closure. He likely knew, and did zilch to protect the consumer. If I had an outstanding Brix gift card, I'd be so tempted to go into Grane, order up a huge order of craft drinks, take one d...
by Louie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March
Replies: 43
Views: 1481

Re: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March

The left also has rising leaders in Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and Tammie Duckworth. I don't think the next nominee will be Warren or Sanders. Democrats will probably want new blood. I don't know about that. Dems are still rolling out Nancy Pelosi. Exactly! Pocohontas is 100% what ...
by Louie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)
Replies: 113
Views: 10755

Re: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)

Anyone who patronizes Grane is a fool. The owner likely allowed the sale of gift cards the morning before its closure. He likely knew, and did zilch to protect the consumer. If I had an outstanding Brix gift card, I'd be so tempted to go into Grane, order up a huge order of craft drinks, take one d...
by Louie
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)
Replies: 113
Views: 10755

Re: Brix Wine and Spirits (CLOSING)

The odds are looking pretty good that he will face criminal charges because of the gift cards. That's what I'm hearing from liquor industry sources.
by Louie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 632
Views: 53014

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

MTO wrote:The best grocery store in town is at village point but if you can not find enough sustenance to survive at either Patrick's, Wohlner's or the farmer's market then you're stuck in a 50s consumption model.

There's a grocery store out there?
by Louie
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment

Interesting and sounds like a good project.
by Louie
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Old Country Buffet on 144th Center closing for good.
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Old Country Buffet on 144th Center closing for good.

:lol:
Linkin5 wrote:Of course this is Grandpa's first post.
by Louie
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2016
Replies: 286
Views: 7592

Re: Nebraska Football 2016

Westerkamp out for the bowl game, meniscus related surgery set for this week.
by Louie
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)
Replies: 147
Views: 14712

Re: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)

Isn't this project being done by the same guy doing the Holiday Inn Express near the Evan Hotel? I admire his drive to reinvest downtown, but it's a little misguided. Dr. Deepak Gangahar and Kirti Trivedi are developing Nichols Flats, "as a way to spur more activity around their Holiday Inn Do...
by Louie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2016
Replies: 286
Views: 7592

Re: Nebraska Football 2016

My understanding is that Tanner looks significantly better in practice than Patrick O'Brien. Not sure if that is good news for Tanner or bad for Patrick. Greg I suppose Nebraska fans will get a look come Spring. That and, correct me if I am wrong on his name, Gebbia is coming in who is very highly ...
by Louie
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2016
Replies: 286
Views: 7592

Re: Nebraska Football 2016

Tommy might be the toughest player we have had in years. He's hot and cold with his arm, but damned if he's not the grittiest player on the field every game.
by Louie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 632
Views: 53014

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

A few reasons, but the main one being that where the library currently sits is the spot everybody wants and has wanted for years. Big reason why the mayor is so eager and worked so hard to get the library moved, because of the pressure she has been getting from some of the Omaha power brokers. Kiew...
by Louie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1501 Howard St
Replies: 23
Views: 1986

Re: 1501 Howard St

Is that a Katz's Deli? Freakin sweet.
by Louie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 3924

Re: 203 S 18th St -- World Building

skinzfan23 wrote:Sounds like they want to be open in time for the CWS in 2018.

Certainly can't hurt to be full to the brim for a couple weeks during their early months.
by Louie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 267
Views: 16874

Re: M's Pub Explosion and Fire

Brad wrote:Not sure I how I feel about the "One story addition". Hope it looks better than what I have pictured in my mind. Too bad its not a 4 story addition to match what was there 80 years ago...

It used to be 8?
by Louie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 51
Views: 4472

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

God darn that's sexy
by Louie
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Kansas City Streetcar
Replies: 100
Views: 7657

Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Rode the streetcar a few times this weekend. Stayed south of the interstate and went to the river market on it. Super convenient and was packed while I was on it. Seems to be pretty popular.
by Louie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 402 Hotel
Replies: 18
Views: 2598

Re: 402 Hotel

daveoma wrote:I would love to see this hotel upgraded, but I think it would be even better if something was built from scratch here.

Agreed, the amount of reno to flip this property would be staggering.
by Louie
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: ConAgra Campus?
Replies: 115
Views: 7718

Re: ConAgra Campus?

Really like the Water Centered Development, probably because I still dream of Marina City. Innovation campus is probably my number 2 pick out of those.
by Louie
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 18228

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

HyVee is probably willing to deal with more distributors, so they can get a larger variety of product in. There are really only 2-3 distros that spartan nash stores aren't dealing with and they are small guys. The real problems for them are that they aren't flexible with new items (which is a kille...
by Louie
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Duke of Omaha Apartment (Lyman Richey Site)
Replies: 67
Views: 6973

Re: The Duke of Omaha Apartment (Lyman Richey Site)

When they say 'push the limits of absorption', are they saying that the market will absorb available units before new are available? Or vice versa?
by Louie
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 7607

Re: 2016 CWS

Out of 30 MLB teams 10 make the playoffs (33%) So if there were 40 MLB teams, 20 would make the playoffs? And if each matchup is a 4-game series, that would be 80 games AT LEAST . And that would pretty much guarantee baseball would go into November. I don't think a lot of people would like that. Ba...
by Louie
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement (NCE) Districts
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement (NCE) Districts

daveoma wrote:I think they forgot to designate Park Avenue and Leavenworth street east of 36th.

Park Avenue is almost entirely residential, very little commercial. But Leavenworth should have been stretched out more, east to Bud Olson's at least.
by Louie
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement (NCE) Districts
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Neighborhood Conservation/Enhancement (NCE) Districts

Coyote wrote:Found this interesting document:

A NCE Inventory 2014

NCE11.jpg

Oh wow. That is very interesting indeed. So many future Blackstone possibilities!
by Louie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Zipline Brewery for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Zipline Brewery for sale?

I don't know if Paul has that kind of capital available...
by Louie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Emerald Ash Borer - confirmed in Omaha
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Emerald Ash Borer - confirmed in Omaha

Interesting. I'm so glad there is a treatment to hold back this ash borer. Speaking of trees getting diseased, have you all not noticed how many pines are dying around Omaha? To me, without looking into it, I'm guessing it has to do with the warming climate and bores. In general, many pine species ...

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