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by HskrFanMike
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1613

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

mistake. UNO just handed the reins of their flagship program to the equivalent of a 16 year old first time driver. I think that's a bit of a stretch. While its is first NCAA Head coaching job, he did win a CCAA championship in the Canadian version of the NCAA. From everything I have heard, players ...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 770

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

Omaha apparently misses the cut. The bids to be awarded are for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The venues, in that order, are believed to be in Detroit, Buffalo, Boston, and Pittsburgh. Next year's event (2018) will be held in St. Paul, Minn. http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/on_camp...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 509
Views: 56601

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

I'm not a fan of New York style thin pizza, but Noli's could change my mind. It's the best NY style pie I've ever had. Unfortunately, it comes at a price: $50 for two pizzas is a little steep. But no question it was good...and that's something I've never been able to say about the other NY style pla...
by HskrFanMike
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zio's Pizza
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Zio's Pizza

We've had Zio's delivered to work a couple of times lately, and I remarked that I hadn't been to Zio's in years.

I then remembered why I hadn't been to Zio's in years. Totino's makes a better pizza...even if it's now square.
by HskrFanMike
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 574
Views: 63204

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

I don't think UNO can drop baseball without closing the whole athletic department down. I don't think UNO can drop any sports without jeopardizing Summit League membership. That being said, I don't think UNO is going to be able to build a baseball stadium unless a baseball supporter demands and fund...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 50089

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Green space makes for a fine interim solution while we wait for a more appropriate development. That being said, I think we need to put a moratorium on any further demolition downtown until the Wall Street/Lanoha and Civic sites are developed. The Gavilon project would have been a much better fit on...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO's Baxter Arena running huge losses...
Replies: 44
Views: 1263

Re: UNO's Baxter Arena running huge losses...

Greg S wrote:You forgot the one that might be off the most, Century Link Center.


Greg


From what I understand, the Clink is the area's most successful arena. Convention Center has issues, but the arena had been doing well for years.
by HskrFanMike
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO's Baxter Arena running huge losses...
Replies: 44
Views: 1263

Re: UNO's Baxter Arena running huge losses...

What are you going to do, if you are UNO? Clearly, the financial assumptions for building the arena were completely wrong. But guess what, so were the numbers that Ralston and Council Bluffs used. (I suspect the numbers Sarpy County used for the ballpark were all wrong, but they've kept that to them...
by HskrFanMike
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 96
Views: 17668

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

Driving west up Lower Dodge yesterday, I noticed that the old "Nissan of Omaha" building at 115th & Dodge had been spruced up...and had a sign on the windows calling it "Woodhouse Hyundai." I'm assuming Woodhouse bought the Hyundai dealership from Baxter; can't imagine that H...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ
Replies: 213
Views: 20919

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

Going back on topic; I've tried a couple of new places as of late. Hog Wild Pit BBQ: Regional chain with 3 locations in town. Not bad; probably on par with Dickeys. Is what it is. Ox & Bull Food Truck (Leahy Mall on Thursdays): A step up from Hog Wild. Smokin Barrel Food Truck (Millard on weeken...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jimmy Buffett to play Omaha again - 9/1
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Jimmy Buffett to play Omaha again - 9/1

It's been a few years since I'd been to a CenturyLink concert, and I was appalled at the difficulty in getting in the door. We arrived from the south, but the south entrance line stretched well past the I-480 bridge. Went to the main entrance and the line stretched the entire length of the conventio...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)
Replies: 92
Views: 8995

Re: Pennant Place (126 & Highway 370)

I'm just disappointed we haven't found away to sustain an attendance average at 6k. That was my ultimate hope for this. An average of 6k+ every year. We are backsliding closer to 5k every year...and that's just not really acceptable. That's going to be extremely difficult to do without expanding th...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 265
Views: 6968

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

This pretty much sums up Jean Stothert: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqbZBr4WYAA6bv4.jpg:large That is her web site on a mobile phone. Looks like her staff rushed one together on Saturday night (and didn't have time to go buy a photo, just copied one they found on the internet, not bothering to notic...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Omaha Area Kmart Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 4547

Re: Omaha Area Kmart Discussion

I worked there in the appliance dept for 2 years- 1981-1982. You must have worked with Ron R. Too.. Small world isn't it? When I worked at Center St, they paid us every Friday in cash. Enjoyed the commission..we used to sell washers, dryers and fridges along with everything else when I worked that ...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Carol Hotel
Replies: 32
Views: 3000

Re: Carol Hotel

I was wondering about this place. Drove by last weekend, and it seemed every window was broken out and the drapes were flapping in the breeze. It was a nice looking hotel from the outside.
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Omaha Area Kmart Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 4547

Re: Omaha Area Kmart Discussion

Interesting! The one on West Center was a KMart at one time too Yep. I worked at that store for 2 years while in college in the 80's.. Fun times indeed... Ciao..LiO...Peace Oh really? I worked in the electronics/appliance department on Center for over five years, from fall of 1983 to Thanksgiving 1...
by HskrFanMike
Fri May 27, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Baseball Stadium
Replies: 42
Views: 2909

Re: UNO Baseball Stadium

It's been a few years since I checked out Boys Town, but my recollection is that there are high schools with nicer fields than Boys Town. That could also be an option.
by HskrFanMike
Fri May 27, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 B1G Baseball Tourney at TDA
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: 2016 B1G Baseball Tourney at TDA

Weather may also affect attendance as well. This morning's games were extremely light in attendance, but considering they were supposed to be played yesterday, completely understandable.
by HskrFanMike
Fri May 27, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)
Replies: 380
Views: 64317

Re: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)

Stooped in the new Fairway Meat Market last night about 6pm and the place was packed! Beautiful store too! As well it should be. Fairway is famous for their meat department, and hopefully this is a huge (yuuuuge?) success, because I'd love to see them open up more around town. I'd rather not have t...
by HskrFanMike
Mon May 09, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)
Replies: 160
Views: 15528

Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Joe's KC has stated several times in the past that they aren't interested in further expansion. But I tweaked Jack Stack on Facebook a few years ago about expansion into Omaha and got a response that wasn't exactly a denial. Not sure the Mimi's spot is the right size for Jack Stack; I suspect they'd...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: High rise housing downtown
Replies: 45
Views: 2882

Re: High rise housing downtown

I know I said I would be refraining from posting here...ok, I have a little bit. Anyway, something struck me the other day. Is there not one developer on the planet who looked at downtown Omaha & said, "Hey! There's got to be lots of demand for high rise downtown Omaha housing in a new bui...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

I can't remember any Omaha school district cancelling school 18 hours before class began, and at least ten hours before a single flake fell. I can't help but think that Stothert's inability to clear the streets this year affected each superintendent's decision.
by HskrFanMike
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: KC's Best BBQ
Replies: 22
Views: 1485

Re: KC's Best BBQ

Tried Q39 in November, and it's good...just not up to the Joes/Jack Stack level. One thing I found curious was that they season their brisket after it's sliced. That shouldn't be necessary at all, but they do it. It's an upscale joint just west of Westport. Joes continues to be consistently good, bu...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/in-wake-of-criticism-and-with-storm-on-horizon-stothert/article_531fb831-d90a-5b1b-8688-52556a58dcf0.html Depending on how the storm hits and when it arrives, Stothert said she would be ready to direct all big plows to major streets, especially during rush hour period...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

Apparently, the folks in North Dakota don't believe that it gets too cold to pretreat roads: NDDOT is applying liquid ice melting material. The liquid melts snow and ice in temperatures well below zero degrees Fahrenheit and is generally a blend of water, salt, and a product that comes from sugar be...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

I get the frustration, but really this snow fell at the absolute worst time to get them clear. If this started at midnight instead of 6 AM the streets would have been a lot better b/c the crews could have been out on empty streets clearing. Trying to clear snow in rush hour has to be a pain. I gues...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 275
Views: 31465

Re: The Omaha World Herald

I guess I'm the contrarian on this. Other than offices and retirees, I can't think of a reason why anybody would want the morning paper. I don't have time to read the paper in the morning; gotta get the kids ready and get to work. So now I'll come home to a 12 hour stale paper? I can't imagine many ...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

This year, the city is 0 for 2 on snow removal. The first one (Christmas Eve) kind of caught everyone off guard; nobody was predicting that amount of snow and it came fast. This one, the forecasters had the storm pretty much nailed last night. An inch or snow of snow before rush hour, and more durin...
by HskrFanMike
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Obama Visits Omaha
Replies: 76
Views: 3752

Re: Obama Visits Omaha

7 years ago, I was walking downtown by the World-Herald building when the motorcade with then VP Dick Cheney came by. A police officer saw me walking towards the route, and I was ordered to stop in place by an officer until after it passed. I was almost a block away at that time. They take this secu...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 11523

Re: Downtown parking update?

Thing is, if you are a 5 day a week, 8-to-5 worker, you pretty much need your spot and have a pretty good idea where it is. You can't spend 20 minutes each day driving around downtown, going from garage to lot to garage, looking for a spot. The CenturyLink Center has enough daytime events (CWS, NCAA...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 11523

Re: Downtown parking update?

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/do-we-need-more-parking-garages-city-planners-and-businesses/article_b12a0e5f-1c08-5475-a5f6-12c6869143ef.html Omaha’s parking ratio — a little less than two downtown stalls for every downtown worker — contrasts with the parking situation in Denver and Minneapolis, w...
by HskrFanMike
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Toppers Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: Toppers Pizza

I've had it twice from the 114th and Dodge location, with mixed results. The pizza is pretty good; lots of toppings and the price is great. (They have this online special where you can get 2 large pizzas with 3 toppings for about $18 on Tuesdays.) But both times, the orders have gotten munged up. Th...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 610
Views: 50884

Re: Storz Trophy Room Grill & Brewery (Rick's Boatyard)

I think the city might be better off finding a dive bar operator who can make this a low-end destination like the old Freedom Inn or Surfside. Stop trying to make money on it, and just make it a fun destination. The limitations with what was there before are going to prevent you from truly developin...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cable TV/Internet Providers
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: Cable TV/Internet Providers

The Hulu/NetFlix option works well ... except if you are looking for the cable sports channels. The majority of those require a cable TV subscription. If your preference is out-of-market NBA, NHL or MLB games, then their online streaming options may be workable for you. But for most college sports, ...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Gutter Recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Gutter Recommendations?

We're investing in those LeafGuard brand gutters; they are the most expensive, but they offer a lifetime guarantee that they will not clog up. Some of the other companies don't do that, and have requirements that you hose off the gutters periodically...and on a two story house, that's not what we're...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

RNcyanide wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Not blaming Stothert. I do think people would be outside of Suttle's office with torches and pitchforks if this happened under his watch though.


Suttle made that hard not to happen.


"KFAB made that hard not to happen."
--- Fixed that for you.
by HskrFanMike
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

She might not have been able to do anything. In fact, she probably couldn't. The problem is that she didn't even have that conversation until yesterday, when the conversation was reduced to "Please don't go!" This isn't all on the Mayor; Governor Ricketts has been just as clueless, and his...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

RNcyanide wrote:I don't think she wasn't keen as to what was going on here. There were probably a lot of things she knew but wasn't able to speak publicly about.

If that were the case, then why the last minute scramble? The time to talk was months ago when the rumors and reports were just hitting.
by HskrFanMike
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 15511

Re: The Stothert Administration

The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ConAgra tax incentives to move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha. Crain’s Chicago Business, a magazine, reported the move “appears to be a done deal.” Neither cited sources, and their reports couldn’t be independe...
by HskrFanMike
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)
Replies: 160
Views: 15528

Re: Harrington's Family Restaurant (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Harrington's Family Restaurant http://www.harringtonsfamilyrestaurant.com Been a while since I have had kids ordering from the Kids Menu portion of the offering. Looking at the menu on their web site and the kids menu items are 7.99 WOW unless things have changed a LOT in a few years not sure that ...

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