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by damonhynes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 319
Views: 34017

Re: The Omaha World Herald

NovakOmaha wrote:My gut reaction is that this has Warren Buffet written all over it. No freebies. Gimme money I can buy more stuff with.


Hey, mistresses aren't cheap... :banana:
by damonhynes
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers Deanne Brink: No longer in Fort Myers! http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/where-is-wink-anchor-deanne-brink/194341 So shes MIA and nowhere to be found?! No Twitter for a couple weeks, and one Instagram four days ago ...
by damonhynes
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

damonhynes wrote:Deanne Brink: Fort Myers!
http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4 ... n-ft-myers


Deanne Brink: No longer in Fort Myers!
http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/where-is-wi ... ink/194341
by damonhynes
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Attitude about your state

I remember a tourism slogan from back in the mid-70s, when I moved here: "Its a nice place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit here."
by damonhynes
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Kristyna Engdahl has left 7 Burlington and set up shop at MECA. Gonna miss her.
by damonhynes
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: 2017 Eclipse

I took I-29 to Rock Port, then NE-67 to Falls City. No traffic on 29 once past Lake Manawa. Once on NE-67, it wasn't any worse than any stormchasing day. Coming back north...about ten miles south of Auburn it got grim, so I graveled it to US-136, then NE-50 was 10 MPH all the way to Syracuse. Got ga...
by damonhynes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20392

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

I want high rises too, but I don't want a situation like Mobile, Alabama where there's like 1 awkward tall building and no-one has heard of your city. Height is important but the city can still have a great reputation. Not too bad for a 200k city...: image.jpeg MOB is on my short list for places to...
by damonhynes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20392

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

I want high rises too, but I don't want a situation like Mobile, Alabama where there's like 1 awkward tall building and no-one has heard of your city. Height is important but the city can still have a great reputation. Not too bad for a 200k city...: image.jpeg MOB is on my short list for places to...
by damonhynes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20392

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

I want high rises too, but I don't want a situation like Mobile, Alabama where there's like 1 awkward tall building and no-one has heard of your city. Height is important but the city can still have a great reputation. Not too bad for a 200k city...: image.jpeg MOB is on my short list for places to...
by damonhynes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Is anyone glad that Mircon didn't choose Nebraska? That company lays off chunks of their workforce so often it makes First Data blush.
by damonhynes
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Joe's Crab Shack (CLOSED)
Replies: 78
Views: 11681

Re: Joe's Crab Shack (CLOSED)

Add me to the list of people who would like to see Macaroni Grill come back. That was my go-to sit-down Italian place. Although I think the place that was on the Dodge St. frontage rd that led to Old Mill was a little tastier...Grissanti's? yeah, Grisanti's was a small chain at one time--another lo...
by damonhynes
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Joe's Crab Shack (CLOSED)
Replies: 78
Views: 11681

Re: Joe's Crab Shack (CLOSED)

Closed. Not surprised. Been there once, it was basically red lobster but more expensive. I'd been to the one in Olathe a few times, and Round Rock once. Red Lobster is better, but Joes I could stomach about once a year. Joe's spices were a little off-putting compared to RL. Nice gift shop, though ;-)
by damonhynes
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Plattsmouth has 2, but Glenwood does not. You're right, but it ain't that far to Oreopolis, especially if Toyota 'suggested' BNSF share :-) Omaha, Bellevue, Fremont, Yutan, Lincoln, and Columbus. Southern Council Bluffs has 3 railroads when you throw in the IAIS RR. I thought about throwing in CN, ...
by damonhynes
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19207

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

Woodhouse has put up their "Coming Soon" sign up at 144/Giles. Mazda/Lincoln/Huyndai/Nissan/Genesis.
by damonhynes
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

It will need 1000-1500 acres somewhere close to the interstate. And with access to two railroads. If we're limiting this to Omaha metro, with trackage rights, it could be anywhere but for immediate two-railroad access...Glenwood? Plattsmouth? RR access isn't the dealmaker though, it depends on what...
by damonhynes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Horsemen's Park
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: Horsemen's Park

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Nice catch. Ross Jernstrom looked like a high school kid.


I'd forgotten he had been on 7 at one time!
by damonhynes
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 871
Views: 94184

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a little trivia about Abbott. It was purchased from the original developer by a man who moved to Omaha from Germany. He did so well with the south location he built the north one. He loved it so much he changed his last name to Abbott. He was previously Michael Schmid. I don't know what happ...
by damonhynes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19207

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

nebugeater wrote:
damonhynes wrote:
So that cute lady from Plaza will be out of a job :-(


No, but she now needs to wear bib overalls


#WhoaNellie
by damonhynes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19207

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Soon it's just going to be them and Baxter.


But you notice that none of the Honda dealerships are tying up with Bax or Wood. I know Honda Cars of Bellevue is owned by the Schworer family, who own a VW dealership in Lincoln.
by damonhynes
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19207

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

Woodhouse has acquired Plaza Buick GMC as of today. http://www.omaha.com/money/woodhouse-acquires-plaza-buick-gmc-dealership/article_7b00e9ae-7709-11e7-82ca-530becc45f8b.html Woodhouse also owns a Buick GMC dealership in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The acquisition brings Woodhouse’s holdings to 16 prope...
by damonhynes
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 371
Views: 9130

Re: Nebraska License Plates

The Husker plates are the worst, but there are plenty of horrible ones all of a sudden. South Dakota comes to mind.

This one is darn near illegible at 70 MPH: https://www.ok.gov/tax/images/NatWeatherCenter.jpg
Image
by damonhynes
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128811

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

NovakOmaha wrote:The developers were quoted as saying "No, no. THIS time we REALLY mean it!"


This needs to be put out of our collective misery--where's a tornado when we need one?
by damonhynes
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and an...
by damonhynes
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Facebook Data Center

Coyote wrote:
Better than Papillion's Richfield, lol!

Oops, that's what I meant


:-)
by damonhynes
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers I have noticed over the past month that the KMTV Morning news has changed personal. Deanne Brink had already left and then they had Emily Szink and Ryan Pike and Matt Monroe. Then it became mostly Szink and an...
by damonhynes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Papillion Annexations
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Papillion Annexations

Thanks!
by damonhynes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Facebook Data Center

You can see Springfield from the construction site, but the sign on the corner at NE-50 reads "Papillion Data Center". Sigh. Papillion city limits are just west of Springfield (see the map I just posted) hence, closer to the Data Center. Springfield had a lot to say about that annexation,...
by damonhynes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Facebook Data Center

You can see Springfield from the construction site, but the sign on the corner at NE-50 reads "Papillion Data Center". Sigh.
by damonhynes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)
Replies: 18
Views: 1633

Re: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)

"Prairie Queen" sounds like the name of a casino. Or the name of an Eagles / Doobie Brothers song.
by damonhynes
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

jessep28 wrote:She'll be closer to some top notch plastic surgeons there, I'm sure. I wish her well.


Me-Ow!
by damonhynes
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

by damonhynes
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: South Sioux--New Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: South Sioux--New Hotel

EastCB wrote:This is not going to be AC. It will be Delta Hotel by Marriot. The former Marina Inn. Opening late summer early fall.


I squat corrected. I even looked at Marriott's site. :roll: Color me sheepish. I'll edit my post.
by damonhynes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: South Sioux--New Hotel
Replies: 7
Views: 455

South Sioux--New Hotel

Delta, a newish imprint of Marriott, originally a Canadian chain. Right on the river, must be a new development that I hadn't heard of. Might be worth a overnight.
by damonhynes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Historic Street Names
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Re:

NovakOmaha wrote:
Developer did it.


Thanx!
by damonhynes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Historic Street Names
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re:

Not downtown, but my favorite street is John Galt Boulevard. It's named after a fictional character from Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged whose life apparently isn't going anywhere. It received it's name because, just like character, it doesn't go anywhere. Let me dredge this back up after six years:...
by damonhynes
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 852
Views: 107779

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Silverspoon wrote:Does anybody know why Deanne Brink left the local news?


I expect she has non-disparagement and non-compete clauses. She just fell off the social-media planet.
by damonhynes
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Ross Dress for Less

Went to one in Pearland, TX in 2012. Daughter raved about the chain, but as is touched on above, I felt that I had to wash my hands after leaving the store. Never seen so many disparate demographic groups fighting (and that's hyperbole, but it did seem like a contact sport) over such a small amount ...
by damonhynes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

Then, the theater will close. Maybe it's me, but I think the theater can stand alone. Movie theaters are becoming a destination, an evening out all by themselves at least for me. I can't get theater popcorn in my living room, for example. I take it you don't go out to movies often? The AMC at Oakvi...
by damonhynes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4981

Re: Facebook Data Center

Greg S wrote:What would qualify as an exciting data center?


CoughcoughPornHubcough :shock:
by damonhynes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Dillards at Oakview closing!
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Re: Dillards at Oakview closing!

omaha79 wrote:Then, the theater will close.


Maybe it's me, but I think the theater can stand alone. Movie theaters are becoming a destination, an evening out all by themselves at least for me. I can't get theater popcorn in my living room, for example.

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