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by bbinks
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Fiesta Brava
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: Fiesta Brava

I noticed that they were closed as I drove past today.
by bbinks
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1596

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

I know it's hard to compare places, but how does Giordano's rank to Lou Malnati's?
by bbinks
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Eat at The Plume while you can
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Eat at The Plume while you can

The Dog house can move back to 108th & maple. I ate there often when they were there.

I was not going to take a trip to MC to go there once they moved though.
by bbinks
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The (Original) Goldberg's
Replies: 26
Views: 1833

Re: The (Original) Goldberg's

How long ago was there a Sortinos on 72nd and Pacific? Where was it? Just curious... :) I was born in 78 and I remember going there so I bet it lasted in to the mid to late 80's. Johnny Sortino closed it down about 1983ish. A former UNO basketball coach (can't remember his name, I detest basketball...
by bbinks
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: New Perkins

Like most who dined at the Omaha stores can agree, food was substandard and service was poor. Eggs are eggs, but cold or burnt/undercooked eggs and flat pancakes didnt fluff when cooking is a sign if poor business execution. At one time it was good, equal to Village Inn. But the last 2 years, it was...
by bbinks
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tacoville - Fredrick Square (84th and Center) - CLOSED
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Tacoville - Fredrick Square (84th and Center) - CLOSED

Their listing on PinPoiit is gone too.

Ome of those places that I wanted to try but never did.
by bbinks
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Shopko
Replies: 23
Views: 4687

Re: Shopko

I agree that Shopko looks pretty dead. I have visited the Bellevue location many times and with the exception around Christmas, the store is usually pretty vacant. I can say that they do have pretty good sales once in a while, but the everyday prices are a little steep for what they are. Problem wi...
by bbinks
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Runza (50th & Center)
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Runza (50th & Center)

This was originally a Runza Hut if I'm not mistaken, same with the 72nd & Farnam location.
by bbinks
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps & Google Earth
Replies: 294
Views: 45232

Re: Google Maps & Google Earth

Only shows on my Samsung phone, PC is still old photos.
by bbinks
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Gas Prices
Replies: 741
Views: 59221

Re: Local Gas Prices

nebugeater wrote:Saw that a number of stations I drive by regularly in the Gretna / Omaha area jumped form 2.05 to 2.19 yesterday


The irony is that supply is up.
by bbinks
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pig and Finch (Closed)
Replies: 66
Views: 6741

Re: Pig and Finch (Closed)

Overpriced for what you got, IMO.
by bbinks
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Super Target - 178th and W Center
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: Super Target - 178th and W Center

Only a full scale remodel. When 132nd & Maple was remodeled, it took 8 months.
by bbinks
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

Hopefully they have better success than Uncle Maddio's.
by bbinks
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Sears
Replies: 57
Views: 2455

Re: Sears

skinzfan23 wrote:They do have a great lease, but you still need to bring in enough money to pay employees and to keep the lights on.


Underperforming store = tax deduction.
by bbinks
Fri May 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Maplewood Estates
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Maplewood Estates

Just curious, if a situation like this does happen, what do the owners typically do with their mobile homes? It's not like there are a lot of places where they could move and park them if their current plot is sold. When the one near 50th & Center sold, most homes there were too old or below th...
by bbinks
Wed May 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Maplewood Estates
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Maplewood Estates

Just curious, if a situation like this does happen, what do the owners typically do with their mobile homes? It's not like there are a lot of places where they could move and park them if their current plot is sold. When the one near 50th & Center sold, most homes there were too old or below th...
by bbinks
Sat May 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Maplewood Estates
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Maplewood Estates

Question on the Maplewood Estates mobile home community. I had a customer where I work say that the park had been sold, and residents had until 2020 to vacate as an apartment developer had bought the land. I am not seeing anything on the assessor site, or on city council agendas. This customer lives...
by bbinks
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 11515

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

HR Paperstacks wrote:I was on the fence before but after bringing in Scott Walker, my mind is made up. The last thing we need is to be more like Wisconsin.


I was the same. Until socialist Sanders showed up.
by bbinks
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Amigo's 147th and Maple
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: Amigo's 147th and Maple

Greg S wrote:Amigo's on Maple opened today.

Greg


It seems like it took a lot longer for this to open than most other fast food types to open. Framing was started early September. 8 months till opening day?

Good that it's open now, I saw the opening on the 19th on their marquee last week.
by bbinks
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131797

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Coyote wrote:Word on the street... The boystown project is attractive all the tenants Crossroads was courting. Expect little retail now at the Crossroads.


Target will have a huge parking lot all to itself soon.
by bbinks
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save
Replies: 242
Views: 19724

Re: Family Fare - No Frills - Bag N Save

Yeah. And inside they moved the products around, painted the walls, and vacated the old liquor section of the building. Wondered why they have all vacated the liquor store. Everything I read, that's a huge money maker for stores and places like HyVee keep adding larger and larger liquor stores. The...
by bbinks
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Uncle Maddios - CLOSING
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: Uncle Maddios - CLOSING

I never made it there, was hesitant based on reviews alone of quality and price. You didn't miss anything, believe me.. Grab a pie at Orsi's, La Casa, Big Fred's, Mama's, Roman Coin, Pitch, Dante's, Oscar's, Valentino's, Sortino's or even Zio's (etc) .. Your pizza taste buds will be much better off...
by bbinks
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Uncle Maddios - CLOSING
Replies: 19
Views: 2252

Re: Uncle Maddios - CLOSING

Closing: A huge thank you to the Omaha community for being great fans and supporters of Uncle Maddio's! It has been an honor and joy serving you and your families for the past two years, but Friday 4/7 will be our last day in business. Come on out and enjoy your favorite hot pie and a Love Cookie o...
by bbinks
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 11515

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello is a young Suttle or Fahey. Spend, spend, spend, and give in to OFD.
by bbinks
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

Re: Gordman's Business News

Any guesses as to who may take over the new location on Maple?
by bbinks
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Target
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Target

Greg S wrote:
nebugeater wrote:Isn't it correct that the First Super Target that they built was in Omaha?


Correct, the one at 132nd and Maple. Joe Montana came to the opening of the Omaha store. The 2nd one was in Lawerence Kansas.

Greg


Third was Papillion. That one has had little done to it in the remodel aspect though.
by bbinks
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific

Coyote wrote:Official: Broncos Land Co, DBA as Kum & Go will be rebuilding here, with a large parking lot.


I had thought that Broncos Lad Co was the owner of what used to be the Broncos there, and that they had just kept the land and leased to the Runza.
by bbinks
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131797

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

choke wrote:That Sears at the Crossroads is like a cockroach. It could survive a nuclear bomb. Even if Sears folds, somehow that one will remain open with its 99-year lease.


Its a HazMat dream. Probably asbestos aplenty.
by bbinks
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131797

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Sears has 'substantial doubt' that it can survive Sears Holdings is not even sure it can raise enough cash through loans and debt financing to survive. The company owes $4.2 billion, up from about $3 billion a year ago. It lost $2.2 billion in the fiscal year ending in January and has not turned an...
by bbinks
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NE 108th & Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: NE 108th & Q

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
bbinks wrote:Baskin Robbins maybe?

Back in the day there was a Baskin Robbins on the northwest corner. Are they presently expanding?


Just a thought. Dunkin Donuts is their parent company.
by bbinks
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NE 108th & Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: NE 108th & Q

Baskin Robbins maybe?
by bbinks
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zio's Pizza
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Zio's Pizza

As a self proclaimed pizza lover and maker I offer the following humble opinion. As a reasonable priced, casual, New York style pie, Zio's is very good. Good slightly sweet sauce with a good melt on the cheese. Slightly oily (as it is supposed to be). It's hard to compare to other types of pizza, l...
by bbinks
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: De Leon's Mexican - Omaha Locations
Replies: 22
Views: 5553

Re: De Leon's Mexican - Omaha Locations

Coyote wrote:Did the Saddle Creek DeLeon's just go out of business?


Many moons ago when I worked for Taco Bell, I was at this location when it was a Hot 'n Now.

Looks like the property is for lease too.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19719673 ... -Omaha-NE/
by bbinks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Baker's stores spruce up
Replies: 50
Views: 5866

Re: Baker's stores spruce up

There's some chatter on the Nextdoor app/site that the 90th & Fort location may be closing. Some posters say they have heard yes and no from their sources. Anyone here hear anything? I would say almost never believe anything you hear on nextdoor... Lol, if everything my neighborhood posted was ...
by bbinks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Baker's stores spruce up
Replies: 50
Views: 5866

Re: Baker's stores spruce up

There's some chatter on the Nextdoor app/site that the 90th & Fort location may be closing. Some posters say they have heard yes and no from their sources.

Anyone here hear anything?
by bbinks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: WE'VE GOT JIMMY JOHN'S!!!!
Replies: 115
Views: 11842

Re: WE'VE GOT JIMMY JOHN'S!!!!

The one on 108th & Maple moved across the street a few years back when the new strip mall opened. The pharmacy that was in the Ban & Save is also there.
by bbinks
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66041

Re: Westroads Development

It was the mall that needed us to move. First we were relocated for DSW, then it was House of Hoops & then it was for Rue 21. When H&M was coming in, they tried to move the Afternoon & the owner didn't like any of the spots open, so she closed. She was one of the original tenants when t...
by bbinks
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66041

Re: Westroads Development

Looks like Aunt Annie's is moving to a permanent kiosk on the first floor in the center of the mall where Microsoft was. Perfume store has also moved to another bay, meaning all four bays on the second floor near Younker's will be empty. Wonder if someone is moving in to take the whole space since ...
by bbinks
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Metro Area Fires
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: Metro Area Fires

Brad wrote:
bbinks wrote:Was there 2 or 3 at the complex at 144th & Maple? All smoking that I recall.


Those have been a couple years now, and several others around town since them.


I know of the time frame, just not how many.
by bbinks
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Metro Area Fires
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: Metro Area Fires

Was there 2 or 3 at the complex at 144th & Maple? All smoking that I recall.

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