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by bbinks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westgate Plaza (Mangelsen's)
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Westgate Plaza (Mangelsen's)

They just built a Dollar Tree at the York interchange. I wonder if they are expanding in the region, or if Dollar Trees naturally multiply over time. 15 companies that are defying the retail meltdown by opening hundreds of new stores Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar the top 3 http://w...
by bbinks
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sorenson Park Plaza
Replies: 204
Views: 34121

Re: Sorenson Park Plaza

I wish them luck. I know a guy who used to manage for Applebee's. Not the best clientele and hard to staff that location. I'd place some odds that the same was the demise of Golden Corral. I drive by that area a couple of times a week but don't really pay attention but that Golden Corral is still l...
by bbinks
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sorenson Park Plaza
Replies: 204
Views: 34121

Re: Sorenson Park Plaza

I wish them luck. I know a guy who used to manage for Applebee's. Not the best clientele and hard to staff that location. I'd place some odds that the same was the demise of Golden Corral. I drive by that area a couple of times a week but don't really pay attention but that Golden Corral is still l...
by bbinks
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 184
Views: 15332

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

The panera moved out too in the outlying tract for thier new place in orchard plaza. One thing that is overlooked is yes, the population moved west... but it is a bulk of the young families with disposable income moved with them. What changed is the neighborhood demographics. More empty nesters. Em...
by bbinks
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sorenson Park Plaza
Replies: 204
Views: 34121

Re: Sorenson Park Plaza

There are a couple of signs on the old Applebees in Sorenson that say "Coming soon, Fajitas Bar and Grill." There was a website listed, but it doesn't seem to be working yet unless I misread it. fajitasbarandgrill.com I wish them luck. I know a guy who used to manage for Applebee's. Not t...
by bbinks
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 610
Views: 70843

Re: Westroads Development

Other than Hollister where will all the teen boys And young men go now for their overpriced clothing??
by bbinks
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Buffalo Wild Wings (132nd & Maple)
Replies: 11
Views: 1712

Re: Buffalo Wild Wings (132nd & Maple)

Grand opening is Monday Jan 22.

I had dinner there tonight with a pre-open pass.

Everything was great! One free appetizer, free small wings, free entree. Drinks were $3 as was a dessert. Those proceeds went to the Boys/Girls Club of the Midlands.
by bbinks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED
Replies: 182
Views: 19193

Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best.. It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion.. Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take o...
by bbinks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED
Replies: 182
Views: 19193

Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Food was good, but pricy.
by bbinks
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Frank's Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Frank's Pizza

Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location. Greg I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed. There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surp...
by bbinks
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Frank's Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Frank's Pizza

Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location. Greg I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed. There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surp...
by bbinks
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Fiesta Brava
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

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: 2012

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: 1278

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: 2114

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: 862

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: 530

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: 28
Views: 5259

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: 1000

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: 46549

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: 746
Views: 61135

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: 67
Views: 7179

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: 786

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: 1137

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: 2771

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: 837

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: 837

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: 837

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: 13366

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: 3192

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: 136438

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: 21218

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: 2413

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: 2413

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: 13366

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: 6575

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: 765

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: 2389

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: 136438

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: 136438

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...

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