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by gisbuxfan
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

I am curious about the property located on the south west corner of North Rd and 13th St. According to the assessor's office it has been sold to MEADOWS APARMENT HOMES, LLC. This is the same owner as the property that the Verizon store off HWY 281 sits on. Anyone know the intentions of this owner wi...
by gisbuxfan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What is going in at the corner of 281 and Faidley? Haven't been paying attention if it was in the news. Have no idea if true but was told possibly Popeyes going in at 281 and 13th former Byco location. Also apparently nothing is happening with the Hardee's that was supposed to be on North Webb by D...
by gisbuxfan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

TOPGUN wrote:Would anyone be willing to go to a restaurant similar to IHOP or the egg and i but only ran by someone from Grand Island?


Under good management, I'd try about anything.
by gisbuxfan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What is going in at the corner of 281 and Faidley? Haven't been paying attention if it was in the news. Have no idea if true but was told possibly Popeyes going in at 281 and 13th former Byco location. Also apparently nothing is happening with the Hardee's that was supposed to be on North Webb by D...
by gisbuxfan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What is going in at the corner of 281 and Faidley? Haven't been paying attention if it was in the news. Have no idea if true but was told possibly Popeyes going in at 281 and 13th former Byco location. Also apparently nothing is happening with the Hardee's that was supposed to be on North Webb by D...
by gisbuxfan
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What do you mean quickly it was 81,850 in 2010 and 85,066 in 2015 that's adding a measly 643.2 a year. If you think that's overloading the infrastructure you haven't seen the Sunbelt or the coasts. heck the Omaha (MSA) is adding 9,992.4 a year and it's barely noticeable. Sorry, I meant growing quic...
by gisbuxfan
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

The Highway 281 corridor is nearly full. This is where most of the new development has been over the past 10 years. There is still a lot of potential to develop all the way out to the interstate, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. Grand Island is growing very quickly and its putting a lot of...
by gisbuxfan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

According to The Staenburg Group Developers website, Burlington Coat Factory will be the 2nd anchor store next to Dick's Sporting Goods. Construction is in progress.
by gisbuxfan
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

A few updates on projects: -Capital Ave widening project is nearly complete. The last section of the south lanes will be poured soon. This includes completion of the hike/bike trail. -GI City Council has rezoned and given full approval for the second hospital to be built on the southwest corner of H...
by gisbuxfan
Mon May 02, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Returning to the conversation on the old K-Mart property, here is a snippet from a story in todays Indy. That 93,000-square-foot property will include Planet Fitness, a yet-to-be-named national specialty grocery store and another nationally known retail property. Let the speculation begin... Planet...
by gisbuxfan
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter
Replies: 78
Views: 5581

Re: Cabela's will add Sidney office space

Let's say Cabela's is acquired by Bass Pro Shops. Do you think less Nebraskans would then shop at Bass Pro Shops? In that case, who stands to benefit? Scheel's? I doubt that Bass Pro would want to keep both the LaVista and Council Bluffs stores both open. I could see Scheels taking over one of them...
by gisbuxfan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Hastings and Kearney did not work out for Hardee's back in the day, hope GI round 2 will. I Actually think that if they come back again in Hastings they could survive, especially where perkins and taco bell is. And Hardees returns to GI. Going to build across the lot from Burger King on N Webb RD i...
by gisbuxfan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Hastings Rumor Mill
Replies: 37
Views: 2903

Re: Hastings Rumor Mill

This is a nice little website that was released for upcoming projects in Hastings area.

http://hastingsprojects.com
by gisbuxfan
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

badlander wrote:Whole Foods Market and Planet Fitness coming to old K-Mart building on 13th St & Diers Ave.


I talked with a rep from both of these companies. Whole Foods said they have no expansion plans as of now, but Planet Fitness does plan on coming to GI later this year.
by gisbuxfan
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What's your source on these two coming to town?
by gisbuxfan
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Whole Foods Market and Planet Fitness coming to old K-Mart building on 13th St & Diers Ave. Just drove past that building last night and started imagining what could possibly go in there... Never would have guessed those two. Just when we thought there were too many restaurants in GI, now we ha...
by gisbuxfan
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015-2016 Winter Storms
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Grand Island ended up with 18.3"... that equals 3 days of no school around here.
by gisbuxfan
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Northwest Commons is getting a couple new tenants. Harbor Freight Tools will have a large store front facing Hwy 281 and a nail salon is up in the middle portion the north side.
by gisbuxfan
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Anyone happen to know what's going on to the lot that is between BWW and Home depot? they have been clearing and leveling and i'm curious :D Yeah, I believe its a Homewood Suites which will be operated by Younes Hospitality out of Kearney. Any information on how big it will be? The lot is only 1.3 ...
by gisbuxfan
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

bbtran72 wrote:Anyone happen to know what's going on to the lot that is between BWW and Home depot? they have been clearing and leveling and i'm curious :D


Yeah, I believe its a Homewood Suites which will be operated by Younes Hospitality out of Kearney.
by gisbuxfan
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

The Royal Indian restaurant is a classy, white table cloth dining spot, featuring a lunch time buffet. The food is excellent, as good as the better places in Omaha. I am very happy for this addition to the dining scene in GI. On my Tuesday night visit it was packed, with a steady take out business....
by gisbuxfan
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Has anyone heard that a Chuck E. Cheese and a Chili's Restaurant are going into the shopping center where the Hastings Bookstore is at when the construction is all finished? I have been hearing about the Chuck E Cheese for a while, if it happens it will be all about finding a location to handle it....
by gisbuxfan
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Good news in the pizza delivery department. Papa John's is moving back to town! They are opening a location in the former Quizno's. Looks to be open mid October.
by gisbuxfan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

I have been noticing a couple more construction sites in West GI. The first one is north of the (still under construction) fitness place on Webb Rd behind Home Depot. The second is the lot between Home Depot and Buffalo Wild Wings. Any ideas on these? That fitness place behind home depot is going t...
by gisbuxfan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

I have been noticing a couple more construction sites in West GI. The first one is north of the (still under construction) fitness place on Webb Rd behind Home Depot. The second is the lot between Home Depot and Buffalo Wild Wings. Any ideas on these?
by gisbuxfan
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 76
Views: 7087

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/29748364/destination-orlando-grand-island-adds-another-allegiant-flight Allegiant adds Saturday GRI non-stops to Orlando, beginning in November and ending, tentatively around Easter in 2016, subject to review. Summer flights still aren't likely till the runways are exte...
by gisbuxfan
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 49
Views: 4993

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

bbtran72 wrote:Wow only 2,587 so far this year, even if they do free flight or next to nothing they still need 7,313+ people to fly in under 4 months, not looking very good for kearney.


Yeah, that doesn't look good for them. Does Kearney still carry flights to Denver?
by gisbuxfan
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Drove by the former Dreisbach's take-out location and its being turned into an Indian Cuisine restaurant. That would be awesome. I now work and overnight in Grand Island 3 or 4 days a month, and there are no Indian restaurants that I know of. Ever since I left Omaha, I have missed getting Jaipur ta...
by gisbuxfan
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Drove by the former Dreisbach's take-out location and its being turned into an Indian Cuisine restaurant.
by gisbuxfan
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Was at the in laws in grand island last weekend and she told me that the new taco bell building(where the old one is on hwy 281& state)will also be shared with popeyes, I might prefer Raising Cane's a little more but popeyes is right behind it. This seems strange that a Popeyes would be in the ...
by gisbuxfan
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 62059

Re: Westroads Development

The only news I have heard on malls in this area has been bad news. Stalls, reduction in development, etc.. I am certain I will see the "death" of malls in my lifetime. I don't see how they can keep up with online sales.
by gisbuxfan
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

A few more rumors for the pot... potential tenants for the Northwest Commons development: Charming Charlie, Chick fil a, Old Navy. This last one seems unlikely as Gap Inc is starting close stores.
by gisbuxfan
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Eateries
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: Grand Island Eateries

I was up in GI helping out the in-laws today and we went to firehouse, WOW it is SMALL! we got there about 11:30 waited for 10+mins and it was not even packed. The way the tables are laid out the seats are pretty close to each other, by the time we were almost done the lunch crowd was there and it ...
by gisbuxfan
Wed May 20, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 76
Views: 7087

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

There was talk a few years ago that once they lengthened the runway Allegiant would begin flights to Florida. At some point GRI, with the new terminal & longer runway, could support flights to Denver, MSP, Dallas, Chicago and however many Allegiant destinations they can get. Go GRI! As far as I...
by gisbuxfan
Sun May 10, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Update on the renovations going on at the former Grand Island Mall, soon to be Northwest Commons. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7784/17406594116_9ec54dda7d_b.jpg GI Mall renovation update by candleshoe , on Flickr It's hard to tell from this angle, but I was surprised to see that they are keeping ...
by gisbuxfan
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

A couple of rumors out of the rumor mill..

1) Dickeys BBQ is expanding and will build a second location.
2) Paradise Donuts will also be expanding with a second location.
3) Dunkin Donuts is looking at coming into GI.

We will see what happens.
by gisbuxfan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Has anyone else noticed the explosion of building taking place in Grand Island right now? Just to name a few projects: Capital Ave widening New construction behind Home Depot (north of Baristas) Continental Gardens Apartments addition Firehouse Subs New Assisted Living/Dementia apartments announced ...
by gisbuxfan
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Candleshoe wrote:There was an article in this mornings paper about restaurants and the city estimates there are 300 in Grand Island! Whoaaaaaaa!!! This might take longer than we thought...



Holy Smokes! I would never have guessed that.
by gisbuxfan
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

A GI shopping destination since 1939, Skagway Stores are closing both GI locations, effective May 22. Unconfirmed, but an employee meeting last night spelled out the details and each employee was given a letter of termination effective on that date. B&R Stores of Lincoln had negotiated to buy b...
by gisbuxfan
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 520
Views: 87763

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Well, looks like traffic on Capital Ave will have a big diversion come spring. The intersection of Capital and Broadwell will be closed for 4 months. http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/intersection-of-capital-and-broadwell-to-close-for-four-months/article_7d533556-a83d-11e4-9196-bf6795f4e103.h...

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