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by schumatt
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 394
Views: 10592

Re: Nebraska License Plates

If I recall correctly, when Nebraska went to a common alphanumeric plate pool for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster, it was to cut down on waste from excess production. Another easy way to cut down on production waste would be to NOT pre-print all the message plates that exist when the design changes. I...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2557
Views: 249608

Re: Official: Capitol District

EricHaley wrote:Looks like they lost the M off the Marriot sign on the south side of the hotel last night. Must have been knocked off by the storm.

If you're talking about M "icon" that would be above the Marriott text, it hasn't gone up yet.
by schumatt
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 4258

Re: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)

KETV had a brief story on the new hotel today. Not much detail, but they do mention the rooftop restaurant/bar, plans to add street level retail, and that the exterior murals will be removed but preserved for use elsewhere. Developers seek to restore building at 18th, Douglas http://www.ketv.com/art...
by schumatt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2557
Views: 249608

Re: Official: Capitol District

Looks like the Marriott also has some interior construction photos on their Facebook page and Instagram account . The Meeting Space Guide from the website also has a floor plan of the event spaces. Looking good! https://scontent-dft4-2.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/17267434_183072...
by schumatt
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1937
Views: 272230

Re: Midtown Crossing

I get what you are saying but then that goes to why was it barely used? A few opinions: Seats - Unless you were in the balcony of the first theater (where they had comfy leather seats), sitting in the CineDine seating was basically like sitting in an office chair at a countertop. Not a great experi...
by schumatt
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

Speaking of Westroads, it almost seems impossible to find a picture of the original interior -- especially the center, with the old, dangling Swiss-style clock, and angled staircases. The Forgotten Omaha group on Facebook has some great pictures. This one was shared a few weeks ago. In case the inl...
by schumatt
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

Just out of curiosity, is there anyone who misses the old food court, the Grand Cafe? I definitely liked it, but I don't know if I'd say I "miss" it. What I DO miss were the kiosks where you could place your order at Runza. They had them when the food court first opened, but they were way...
by schumatt
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Grane @ Midtown Crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: Grane @ Midtown Crossing

Anyone know how the Brix closing will effect Grane? According to a post on Grane's Facebook page , it won't: Despite rumors surrounding Grane in concerns with the news stories in regards to Brix, Grane will remain open for business as usual. Curious to see what other information comes out of the Br...
by schumatt
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132067

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

You wonder when Target starts getting anxious about the performance of that store. Sure, business is probably okay but would certainly be better if the rest of the property were improved. IMO, Target loses money every year Crossroads sits and rots. No doubt business would be better if the property ...
by schumatt
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 58647

Re: Riverfront Development (Rick's & Storz area)

Two words would make me incredibly happy for this site: Shake Shack
by schumatt
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1856
Views: 258117

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Any news on what's going in the bay on the first floor, SE corner of the Gordman's building? I saw the LEASED signs up and it looked like a Coming Soon banner was added, but I forgot to go look at it today.
by schumatt
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2557
Views: 249608

Re: Official: Capitol District

Any floor plans, prices, etc. for the apartments yet? I do miss living downtown...
by schumatt
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 319
Views: 31942

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Ultimately I think HDR will be great for the already-booming Aksarben Village area. For those who don't think traffic is an issue, though, consider the following: ⋅ The major ingress/egress points for the area all have some sort of limitation (blue circles): ⋅ 67th & Center: ...
by schumatt
Sat May 07, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Omaha Conservatory of Music (70th & Cass)
Replies: 99
Views: 6868

Re: Omaha Conservatory of Music (70th & Cass)

There's also a small coffee shop -- Accelerando Coffee House -- at the west entrance, open to the public.

http://accelerandocoffeehouse.com/
by schumatt
Sat May 07, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 394
Views: 10592

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

So, UNO is still a long way from getting their plates approved. 500 was probably never going to happen with the rate they are moving, but even 250 seems like a stretch right now. I don't know how big of a factor it is for others, but I haven't signed up for the UNO plates because they will only be ...
by schumatt
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 141
Views: 14731

Re: Birthdays

Coyote wrote:
Coyote wrote:Happy Birthday Schumatt. Hope to see you today to say so in person...


Again? Well Happy Birthday Matt! :bday:


Thank you sir! It's been another year of fun watching the development around Omaha!
by schumatt
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Heritage Plaza - Best Buy - BWW (75 & Dodge)
Replies: 66
Views: 6906

Re: Best Buy (75 & Dodge) former Toys R Us

I stopped into the new store Friday night. The layout seemed very disjoined and definitely unfinished. I don't remember any overhead signage for the departments, and it seemed like some of the items had little to no planning for where they were. I had to go to three different places to find various ...
by schumatt
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

Effective April 1, 3 stores are relocating. Vanity is moving into the old Delia's/Three Clothing spot upstairs center court, 1200 Images Art & Custom Framing is moving to the old American Greetings store across from DSW and Fashion Trends is moving 2 doors down into the vacated New York & C...
by schumatt
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

For those disappointed by the announcement of the Container Store, I'm curious if you've ever been to one. It's really more than just shelves of plastic boxes or totes. Think of ANYTHING storage or organization related for EVERY room in your house from Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Mena...
by schumatt
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 12559

Re: Downtown parking update?

The 10 hr meters will be cheapest, but if a game runs long, you wouldn't be able to just walk out and add more money to the meter. If you use the ParkOmaha app or mobile site, you can extend your parking time via the app/site, so long as it doesn't exceed the maximum of the meter. So, if you park a...
by schumatt
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Uber Omaha
Replies: 71
Views: 5287

Re: Uber Omaha

From what I understand business travelers are using uber more than taxis, at least in major population centers. Makes sense. I've used Uber quite a few times when traveling on business. They send an email receipt, so expense reporting is much easier. And they have connections with Concur and Americ...
by schumatt
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

Surprised (or not) that OWH didn't mention the Flagship Commons name. Don't forget ⋅ Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob (which I didn't know was part of Flagship, but is on their website) ⋅ Aromas Coffeehouse (which hopefully will include some Bliss bakery items And, like any good ven...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Parkageddon 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5590

Re: Parkageddon 2011

...how overbuilt our event parking is. That has got to be a stadium with 20K people in it and we have hundreds of empty stalls. I definitely think that's a reflection of the fact that the average fan can't (normally) just drive up and pay to park in those lots. Given our love in Omaha for parking a...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 58647

Re: Storz Trophy Room Grill & Brewery (Rick's Boatyard)

Is is this place officially closed? I didn't have my lap top Monday night so I had to cut out of the CWS in the middle of the 8th to run home and process the game photos. I park in lot D, so I circled around the riverfront on my out. The place was dark... According to their website , they're closed...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben
Replies: 517
Views: 47057

Re: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben

Hoping for the best, but my only experience with SAVOR wasn't great. They run food service at McCormick Place in Chicago, where I attended a week-long Microsoft conference last month. The food -- breakfast and lunch each day -- was the absolute worst I've ever experienced at a large venue ever. Tha...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben
Replies: 517
Views: 47057

Re: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben

Hoping for the best, but my only experience with SAVOR wasn't great. They run food service at McCormick Place in Chicago, where I attended a week-long Microsoft conference last month. The food -- breakfast and lunch each day -- was the absolute worst I've ever experienced at a large venue ever. That...
by schumatt
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: 1912 Restaurant & Bar - Downtown Benson
Replies: 18
Views: 59

Re: 1912 Restaurant & Bar - Downtown Benson

Also 1912 just opened a full service bar on the roof. A huge improvement. Yes! I was there last weekend for a friend's birthday, and it was a great place to spend the evening. Good drinks with a nice view! https://bn1305files.storage.live.com/y2pemtCPD7jTUu8wXEigUYid1K7UuUAL0HjOuxwM9g2HCupsWP2xAuej...
by schumatt
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1937
Views: 272230

Re: Midtown Crossing

I stopped at Midtown Crossing tonight and noticed signs in the window at Ingredient: "SORRY WE ARE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS / We apologize for any inconvenience." There's no mention of being closed on their website or social media; the last post on their Facebook page was yesterday's special...
by schumatt
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Wire Apartments (19th and Dodge)
Replies: 117
Views: 15354

Re: The Wire Apartments (19th and Dodge)

It's not going to generate much. Here's a sticker they put on the windows looking into the column on each floor. Apparently they expect it to " help produce power for the common areas at The Wire." https://bn1305files.storage.live.com/y2pWxho7lIoyip_IXnALZ8fCH9dZWsNmSCJUkp2_M15FIt8KU5CX--9...
by schumatt
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Help Narrowing Down Apartments
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Help Narrowing Down Apartments

As a current resident at The Wire, I can say that the building is very nice. The amenities are probably the best of any of the NuStyle properties (Slate is also a NuStyle building). Construction is wrapping up this month, so it will be nice to have things settle down in that regard. The views from t...
by schumatt
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Kansas City's Underground Industrial Park SubTropolis
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Kansas City's Underground Industrial Park SubTropolis

Brad wrote:Did this use to have a way more generic name like "Ford Storage" or something along those lines?

There are some similar places in KC with different names. My former employer had a location at one called "Kansas City Space Center" near Independence.
by schumatt
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Woodmen Tower
Replies: 160
Views: 13858

Re: Woodmen Tower

From UNO's Facebook page. Looks good! Go Mavs!
by schumatt
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Green Plains Inc - AkSarBen Village
Replies: 91
Views: 9160

Re: Tetrad Property Group Office - AkSarBen Village

Coyote wrote:They will be adding a fourth level to the parking garage...
Lot B and the third floor are now not reserved spaces, lot b people will be asked to park on the third level...


Interesting. Thanks!
by schumatt
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Green Plains Inc - AkSarBen Village
Replies: 91
Views: 9160

Re: Tetrad Property Group Office - AkSarBen Village

Wow! Lot B is pretty heavily used by BCBS employees. Any word if what other parking options will be available, like expansion of the BCBS/Gordmans garage, or a garage as part of what Tetrad is building?
by schumatt
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Woodmen Tower
Replies: 160
Views: 13858

Re: Woodmen Tower

Looks pretty cool tonight. I took a few shots from the roof of my building (The Wire) and didn't realize till later that the colors were slowly cycling. Very nice!
Image
by schumatt
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Woodmen Tower
Replies: 160
Views: 13858

Re: Woodmen Tower

Decked out in support of the Huskers?

Image
by schumatt
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66186

Re: Westroads Development

I agree, the renovation looks great! The elevator structure is the same, just with a some big touch-ups: new coat of paint, wood & marble panels instead of transparent glass & glass bricks, and no more neon. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p296x100/1234084_101...
by schumatt
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: U.S. Government Wants to Charge You $1,500
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: U.S. Government Wants to Charge You $1,500

Don't read too much into it, and certainly don't believe all the hype. The Forest Service is just trying to shore up some old legislation already on the books that discusses still photography but not commercial filming. The Federal Register notice refers to relevant several definitions in the Code o...
by schumatt
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Internet Providers West Omaha
Replies: 23
Views: 5356

Re: Internet Providers West Omaha

I just had a horrible experience with Cox trying to move my service from one downtown apartment to another. They missed the original install date (scheduled for the Saturday before Labor Day, but they came a week and a half early -- before I moved). When I moved in on Labor Day, of course nothing ho...
by schumatt
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 801 FISH
Replies: 20
Views: 2336

Re: 801 FISH

Getting rid of Ingredient would be a blessing. What makes you say that? I've always thought Ingredient was delicious. Ingredient is delicious. The One Pacific Place location is horrible though; Midtown Crossing and other locations outside Omaha are much better. Food quality and service at OPP have ...

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