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by Ben
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Heritage Food & Wine (formerly Zin Room)
Replies: 28
Views: 3121

Re: Heritage Food & Wine (formerly Zin Room)

Hotel Deco has remodeled this space as an events room for weddings / meetings, etc. Picture on their FB page.
by Ben
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 50123

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Moving the library sounds like a great idea, in theory, but before the city and Tetrad propose doing it, you'd think they'd consult the library board, right? Yeah, not so much. Apparently the first time several people on the board saw this plan was when it was on the news.... Reporters called a frie...
by Ben
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Fareway Meat Market coming to Lincoln
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Fareway Meat Market coming to Lincoln

This second location surprises me. I live right by the meat market in Omaha, and when I'm in there, there are never more than 2-3 other shoppers, no matter what time of day it is. Hard to see how they're paying the bills with such low volume...
by Ben
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)
Replies: 171
Views: 30464

Re: Sterling Ridge (Ironwood Country Club)

Drove by the other day, and saw signage for the previously mentioned burger joint, Charred, that went into this strip mall. Anyone know if its open yet? If so, any good?
by Ben
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216209

Re: Official: Capitol District

I can't seem to find the article, but one of the local news stations did a story about the Marriott doing a jobs fair to hire a bunch of staff. The GM was quoted as saying they're on track for a "June or July" opening. To me, this is implying that they're trying to lower expectations that ...
by Ben
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Upstream Brewing Company
Replies: 32
Views: 2932

Re: Upstream Brewing Company

Purely speculation, but I wonder if one of the local craft breweries (NBC, Lucky Bucket, etc) will take over this lease, and use the place as a tap room/supplemental brewery. Lots of space, but convenient if you don't have to purchase brewing equipment.
by Ben
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117539

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 Ben
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)

Is Creighton enrollment going up, and I didn't hear anything about it? This now seems like tons of new apartments to absorb, between this project and CUMC, that's what, like 750 or so new units, right? In the last 5-10 years, Creighton build a bunch of on campus dorms/apartments, plus I'm sure some ...
by Ben
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216209

Re: Official: Capitol District

Per the capitol district FB page, the terrazzo flooring is in the hotel lobby, and in the rooms, hardwood and shower tiling is progressing nicely. Some nice pics on there.
by Ben
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)
Replies: 314
Views: 33209

Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Went to the LOCAL opening last night. So much for a "soft" open with these days of FB invites, there was a line out the door practically the entire night. The place will do well, and has much of the "vibe" of the downtown location, without being to urban for Millardites. Not near...
by Ben
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 130
Views: 12322

Re: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)

In reference to the two hospital questions above: Boystown: Maintaining their presence in the Landing development. This includes some of their surgery suites, doctors offices, and speech/hearing research facilities. They may even try and open a "quick care" for adults to attempt to be a go...
by Ben
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)
Replies: 314
Views: 33209

Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Local soft opening on Monday the 20th. All food 50% off.
by Ben
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)
Replies: 380
Views: 64325

Re: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)

A surveyor was on the empty lot owned by Slosburg on the NW corner of the intersection earlier today. I wonder if something is in the works? Not real high hopes, given that their space across the street is barely half full, but hopeful we'll see something sooner rather than later.
by Ben
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1307-1309 Leavenworth (Creighton Clinic)
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: 1307-1309 Leavenworth (Creighton Clinic)

Blast that's where I go! At least there's one in Dundee still. Or you can go to the shiny new facility on 24th and Cumming... Seriously though, that new building was designed to be patient first. Lots of the same concepts as Think. Specialists available for pull in (not another appointment); one st...
by Ben
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Veterans Hospital
Replies: 109
Views: 12558

Re: New Veterans Hospital

This is purely a new large clinic building to supplement the existing services in the current hospital. Essentially, they're going to move outpatient services to this new building... Moving these items to a different building will allow for easier patient access to services, consolidate things (seve...
by Ben
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Casual Pint - Countryside Village
Replies: 43
Views: 1510

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Casual Pint grand opening annonuced as Fri Dec 9, 4PM, per their FB.... Prizes for first 50 in the door, as well as trivia for additional prizes (including grand price - a growler a week for a year). Yeah, I'll be there.
by Ben
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

The signs are up on the building for both Casual Pint and Also Timber. Timber still has construction lights up, but it looked like tables and chairs are in, curtains are up, and art on the walls. Timber's FB page says "Finishing touches this week", so I'd assume they're opening next weeke...
by Ben
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Schlitterbahn-New KC Waterpark
Replies: 43
Views: 6672

Re: Schlitterbahn-New KC Waterpark

Garrett wrote:The Verruckt is officially going to be torn down.


If you read the press release, they're very careful to say the slide will be taken off the stair tower. I would assume another slide of similar size will take its place shortly after that one is taken down...
by Ben
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Alegent / Creighton now called CHI Health
Replies: 33
Views: 2495

Re: Alegent / Creighton now called CHI Health

Wouldn't it be the other way around? CHI is a much larger organisation than Dignity Health CHI has been bleeding money slowly. Like the article stated, Nebraska and Iowa are one of their only profitable markets, and the row with BCBS only hurt them more. They are ripe for acquisition. Word within C...
by Ben
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

nativeomahan wrote:The deli is now shooting for an October 13th opening date.


They posted earlier this week about construction being done, and just waiting on inspections before opening. Not sure if they have finalized those or not.
by Ben
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Timber mentioned in a Facebook comment that they're hoping for a November opening. Exact date to be finalized within a week or so.
by Ben
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Growth Plans
Replies: 77
Views: 4285

Re: HyVee Growth Plans

Another interesting rumor about hyvee. Apparently the delivery business is going gangbusters, and the local stores are having a hard time keeping up with picking all of these orders. Rumor is that they will transition all of their delivery services to a centralized warehouse somewhere in the metro a...
by Ben
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

lonnie wrote:Does anyone know if the Oct 4 date for Swartz's Deli is still a go ?


Its not. Per comments on their FB page, they're now implying after the Jewish holidays, so that would be late next week...
by Ben
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Anything new on The Casual Pint? Per Countryside Village's FB page, drywall was delivered on 9/9 for the build out, so slow progress is being made. From looking at Casual Pint layouts elsewhere (its a franchise), after the keg fridge is built, its basically just a big rectangular box of a store wit...
by Ben
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Briefly met the owner of Swartz's this weekend. Construction on pace for an Oct 4 opening. Love how it was the last place announced, and first to open, of the recent Countryside additions. Also, website is up: http://swartzsdeli.com/ Promises to be about as authentic a Jewish deli as can be had. It'...
by Ben
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Smittys Garage Burgers and Beer
Replies: 26
Views: 2444

Re: Smittys Garage Burgers and Beer

Interesting that I do not find a menu on their web site. I was just going to post about this place showing up in my FB feed as well. As for the menu, if you click into any of their existing locations, you can find a menu. Aiming at a lower price point than I was expecting. Burgers are all <$8, with...
by Ben
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)
Replies: 113
Views: 11862

Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Haven't seen it in person, but it's more sewer work. Apparently the big tunnel they're digging was getting so inundated with water (who would have thought this, less than 100 feet from a river?) that the TBM was getting stuck. They've had to do several vertical bores ahead of the TBM to pump out wat...
by Ben
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

Look for a Jewish style deli to open in the former Broadmoor Market space by September or October. It's official, and construction has begun on "Swartz's Delicatessen". Also, work on "The Fold" - not sure what type of business this is, on the front row of businesses. Sadly thoug...
by Ben
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Blackstone Meatball
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Blackstone Meatball

The wife and I tried this place Saturday night. Rather impressed, given how skeptical I was about an entire restaurant focused around the meatball. Very friendly, attentive staff, and neat decor (the owner has a thing for the concord jet, as there are several large historical photos). Entrances on b...
by Ben
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Omaha Condos
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Omaha Condos

I have owned a condo in Beebe for about 10 years now. Lived there the first 7, now rent it out. 2 bed, 2 bath, and I have 2 spots in the garage... Our HOA dues are about $350/mo, but we have a doorman/onsite property manager, something not all condo buildings have. Included in HOA fees are MUD expen...
by Ben
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 764
Views: 82918

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

In regards to Eppley and international flights, you should note that the new Customs facility is on the private air side of the airport (as shown in one of the articles posted by Mr Nuke), connected to the TAC air facility. Not saying that they couldn't process commercial flights over there, but its...
by Ben
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Rows on South Hill (Johnston & Son Funeral Home)
Replies: 183
Views: 13150

Re: Rows on South Hill (Johnston & Son Funeral Home)

The model unit / sales office is almost done. They have plans on occupying the space, and moving out of their temporary sales office on 11th st end of the month..
by Ben
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)
Replies: 152
Views: 16556

Re: Countryside Village (87th and Pacific)

nativeomahan wrote:Look for a Jewish style deli to open in the former Broadmoor Market space by September or October.


Nice! I was wondering what the dumpster was doing out front of Broadmoor the last week or two. I was going to ask on here, but kept forgetting.... Thanks for the info.
by Ben
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216209

Re: Official: Capitol District

Only 120? Those 120 are in the 2 surface lots under 480. The majority of the parking will be in a still to be constructed garage along the north side of the complex (just to the south of 480). The parking lot to the east makes me have hope that Shamrock still has intentions of eventually exercising...
by Ben
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NFM
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: NFM

650 - 700 employees seems really low for NFM - Omaha Agreed. And that sounds right in line with the "Berkshire owned company" that has already been announced - National Indemnity... Berkshire could be doing another Dallas-esqe development, doesn't mean the same Berkshire company has to be...
by Ben
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NFM
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: NFM

650 - 700 employees seems really low for NFM - Omaha Agreed. And that sounds right in line with the "Berkshire owned company" that has already been announced - National Indemnity... Berkshire could be doing another Dallas-esqe development, doesn't mean the same Berkshire company has to be...
by Ben
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1813
Views: 242177

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Brad wrote:Is that garage connected to the big BCBS garage?


If it isn't yet, it will be... Friends that work for Green Plains say that they will have to enter through BCBS to get to their garage.
by Ben
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Via Farina (Blue Barn)
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Via Farina (Blue Barn)

nativeomahan wrote:Has anyone from the forum tried it yet?


I haven't actually been in the building, but a friend picked up a couple of pies from there one evening. Quality wood fired oven pizza. Fresh ingredients. I would put it on par with Dantes....
by Ben
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown office vacancy rate
Replies: 73
Views: 8132

Re: Downtown office vacancy rate

Given today's article about ConAgra's start to their moveout to Chicago, it got me thinking about downtown office space, vacancies, and all of the proposed projects. Even if a major new tenant (like HDR, or someone of that size) comes downtown, aren't we already a bit saturated, nevermind all of the...
by Ben
Thu May 26, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Heritage Food & Wine (formerly Zin Room)
Replies: 28
Views: 3121

Re: Heritage Food & Wine (formerly Zin Room)

and Heritage has been struggling to stay afloat even with the Yin family backing it. I'm Friends with the Yin's, so I'd like to clarify something here. They weren't actually behind Heritage, Charlie and team were hired to consult and provide managerial support to open the place. Their affiliation w...

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