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by HskrFanMike
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 578
Views: 66469

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

Cut expenses by $1 million, the NU central office paid off some of the bonds to reduce the mortgage by $500k a year and hit the students for another $500k with fees.
by HskrFanMike
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 100597

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that attendance has dropped and stagnated from what they drew at Rosenblatt. The new stadium isn't any more inviting on those April nights when it's 38 degrees...but on a nice Saturday night in the summertime, the attendance is capped at 9k. That being said, I do...
by HskrFanMike
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Wells Fargo Property @ 20th and Farnam
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Wells Fargo Property @ 20th and Farnam

In this year's season ticket package, the Rose Theater mentioned that the US Bank lot across the street would no longer be available for parking for shows. Sad for families because it was so close and convenient (especially in winter time). But apparently SOMETHING is happening there.
by HskrFanMike
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20915

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

And wait...and wait...and wait...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20915

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

The main reason Fahey chose the smaller Hilton was cost; the Hilton was originally bid at $60 million for the 400 rooms versus over $90 million for the 528 room Marriott. The redesigns to the Hilton pushed the final cost of the Hilton to $71 million for 450 rooms. Pretty tough to justify spending th...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ
Replies: 206
Views: 23376

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

NEDodger wrote:I've never heard of Smokin Barrel. Anyone had it?


Yes, and it's the best brisket I've found in Omaha. Better than many places in Kansas City.
by HskrFanMike
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1441

Re: USL Soccer

The only way a new stadium gets built is if a new owner pays for it. (Or at least the vast majority of it.) Now, perhaps UNO or Creighton could find a way to enter into a partnership agreement to utilize one of the existing facilities in Omaha, but if the ownershp feels they need to control all of t...
by HskrFanMike
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1441

Re: USL Soccer

There's another option here, and that's UNO's Caniglia Field. The old football bleachers were ripped out as part of the conversion to soccer, but it still holds 3k. You could reinstall some of them to bring it up to USL demands, and now that UNO has permission to sell alcohol at Baxter Arena, it doe...
by HskrFanMike
Tue May 30, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1441

Re: USL Soccer

The only way a professional soccer team works in Omaha is if they partner with an existing stadium for a shared deal, or build it themselves. Just look at the finances for the Mid-America Center, Ralston and Baxter Arenas...and then combine it with the lack of development in Sarpy County. I don't se...
by HskrFanMike
Wed May 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Omaha's Best Hamburger part iii

[If I had to vote between Runza and Don & Millies, I'd vote D & M every time... Bronco's, a place I have not eaten at in at least 6 years, has better fried chicken than burgers..from what I recall.. Also- They used to have the BEST French fries in Omaha back in the day.. Not even close toda...
by HskrFanMike
Thu May 11, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 100597

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Just my .02. But, either way, the Royals were never going to agree to play in a 25k facility designed by the NCAA and managed by MECA where they had no say over scheduling, advertising, amenities, concessions, parking, etc. That's not entirely true: While the Royals were still going to need to vaca...
by HskrFanMike
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 2470

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: 1264

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: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Noli's Pizza - Blackstone (40th & Farnam)
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Noli's Pizza - Blackstone (40th & Farnam)

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: 21
Views: 1747

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: 578
Views: 66469

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: 645
Views: 58349

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 114
Views: 19996

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: 206
Views: 23376

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: 458

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: 9818

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: 308
Views: 11509

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: 64
Views: 5660

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: 3741

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: 64
Views: 5660

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: 3172

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: 760

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: 381
Views: 66962

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: 163
Views: 17352

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: 3209

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: 17241

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: 26
Views: 1903

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: 17241

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: 17241

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: 17241

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: 331
Views: 34910

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: 17241

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: 4556

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...

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