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by damonhynes
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Menards (Stony Brook)
Replies: 38
Views: 2208

Re: Menards (Stony Brook)

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:Back in the 80's when I lived in Benson it was always a good idea to avoid the No Frills on 80th & Blondo unless you liked shopping with every weirdo and scrounge in that end of town.


I worked there 1987-88. Drunks, thugs and drunk thugs.
by damonhynes
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Menards (Stony Brook)
Replies: 38
Views: 2208

Re: Menards (Stony Brook)

jessep28 wrote:That Super Saver has a warehouse club feel to it, but it's always been clean whenever I've been in there.


I've never had a problem w/ it.
by damonhynes
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The (Original) Goldberg's
Replies: 26
Views: 1832

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 damonhynes
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 331
Views: 34917

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Another complaint about the OWH. Today they listed a story saying Rep Bacon will hold a town hall on Monday night but didn't give a date. Is it October 16? Or did they publish the article today when the event was held yesterday? I didn't see an announcement regarding the turn hall on the Congressma...
by damonhynes
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 110315

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Who's the chief meteorologist at KMTV these days? Ryan McPike, John Walsh or Jennifer Zeppelin? Jennifer Zeppelin McPike had seniority so I wonder why he didn't want it and/or he wanted it and didn't get it. Zepp has been a Chief in her other stops, last one was Tulsa. (I don't mind, she's gorgeous!)
by damonhynes
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1534

Re: Gretna Annexation

Coyote wrote:As a CDP Chalco had a population of 10,994 in the 2010 census.


I did not know that, but anyhows I seem to remember the initiative / watercooler talk was circa 1990-95 or so.
by damonhynes
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1534

Re: Gretna Annexation

Chalco never converted to a town? TILS. About 20 years ago, there was some discussion about Chalco incorporating but nothing came of it. (My parents bought a house in Echo Hills in 1976 and they've always had an Omaha address, lol.) I think the Chalco powers-that-be saw the writing on the wall--the...
by damonhynes
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 386
Views: 7419

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Frost should stay in F-L-A. Ninety minutes by car gets him in range of 20 5* studs. Compare/contrast to Lincoln/Omaha and their lack of decent football players and all the dried-up pipelines to STL, CHI, Texas, etc. It's not as much can anyone get us back to 1994-97, Husker fans should thank their s...
by damonhynes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99123

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

NovakOmaha wrote:
Anyway Paige. Keep up the good work.


She works for Warren Buffet, She does what she's told, job description be damned. The OWH is one puff piece after another, interspersed with teenage political blather.
by damonhynes
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Golden Coral in Council Bluffs abruptly closes for good.
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Golden Coral in Council Bluffs abruptly closes for good.

MadMartin8 wrote:

Cracker Barrel


I admit, Cracker Barrel isn't for everyone, but I will say that no matter where you go, they're consistently good. They're for breakfast what Cheddar's is for dinner.
by damonhynes
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Golden Coral in Council Bluffs abruptly closes for good.
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Golden Coral in Council Bluffs abruptly closes for good.

From about 1985-1990, Wifey and I would drive to St. Joe occasionally to have Golden Corral. Back then, it was a lot different--and better--than it is now. There was an actual menu, not a buffet. Wifey had steak, I had butterfly shrimp, we both had rolls, everyone happy. By the time the chain came t...
by damonhynes
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99123

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Did I tell ya's, or did I tell ya's? AAmerican sees Frontier off with 2x frequencies! (I'd have rather had A319s, but...)
by damonhynes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 110315

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Is it just me or has Channel 3's morning newscast suddenly become far more amateurish than ever? I usually have whatever channel was last on the night before when I get ready in the morning, and the last couple of days the news on 3 seems more like the awkward first attempt of a high school journal...
by damonhynes
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99123

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

And with Philly OMA now has 32 non stop destinations. I still think Boston is a strong candidate. JFK, BWI, Dulles too. Anyone know how many flights per day leave OMA? Over 100? And with PHL being an Americ A A n hub and all. I'd been wondering when AA would do PHL and this either means 1. Not like...
by damonhynes
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 331
Views: 34917

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: 870
Views: 110315

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: 870
Views: 110315

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: 751

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: 870
Views: 110315

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: 21
Views: 1063

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: 20916

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: 20916

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: 20916

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: 1112

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: 11898

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: 11898

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: 1112

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: 114
Views: 20000

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: 1112

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: 1554

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: 916
Views: 99123

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: 114
Views: 20000

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: 114
Views: 20000

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: 114
Views: 20000

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: 394
Views: 10526

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
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by damonhynes
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131713

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: 870
Views: 110315

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: 5230

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: 870
Views: 110315

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: 380

Re: Papillion Annexations

Thanks!

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