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by NovakOmaha
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1864
Views: 260066

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

A friend from here was recently at an office in Aksarben Village for a presentation. We were chatting today about AV. He quizzed me on the development and why it looked like it was designed by a committee of blind people. I gave him the history, Aksarben, empty for years, early FDR and UNO buildings...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2016 Census Estimates
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: 2016 Census Estimates

We live in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park, just over the county line from Detroit. There are literally a bazillion cities, townships, villages, etc. in metro Detroit, each with their government. Some have streets with the same name, such as Lincoln. When we first moved here in 2008 I didn't know tha...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Food I miss and Detroit food I like
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Omaha Food I miss and Detroit food I like

Greg S wrote:In Detroit I love the coney islanders and Pizza Papalis.

Greg


Pizzapapalis is awesome. Buddys is good too.

Let me know if you re ever coming.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Food I miss and Detroit food I like
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Omaha Food I miss and Detroit food I like

I've been reading about Omaha burgers, BBQ, etc. & I've been thinking about Omaha food & Detroit food. Bear in mind I haven't been back to Omaha since the summer of 2015 & since 2008 I've only been back maybe a dozen times. Ok, Omaha food... Don & Millies was always good for burgers,...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Don & Millie's
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Don & Millie's

I do miss them. Good burgers (close to Kings burgers in taste), fair to good cheese frenchees, pretty good fries.
by NovakOmaha
Wed May 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 77
Views: 6682

Re: Turner Park East

Not quite as sexy as Turner Park West. Still...
by NovakOmaha
Tue May 23, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253554

Re: Official: Capitol District

I meant to post this before but I wish the north side of hotel would match the south side with the windows jetting out. It looks pretty plain when being flat when driving by on 480. I was about to ask you to take a picture of it but I'd rather not be responsible for you shooting a picture while dri...
by NovakOmaha
Thu May 18, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Baseball Parks/Stadiums
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Baseball Parks/Stadiums

Kaufman is great for watching baseball, no doubt. The sad truth is that Kaufman has absolutely nothing near it for food, bars, etc., while the Sprint Center is in a great area with KCLive, etc. & no teams play there. Ironic.
by NovakOmaha
Thu May 18, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

April numbers are out. For the month up 6% and up 5.5% for the year. At plus 5.5% it's on track to have way over 4.5 million & maybe over 4.6. The only carrier really having a problem is Delta.
by NovakOmaha
Wed May 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

They aren't done with parking garages. In the picture #27 is another big |expletive| parking garage south of the current one. Oh for the love of pete. The expletive is a s s.
by NovakOmaha
Wed May 17, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Hmmmm ... Looking at that drawing, they are building the thing right next to the runways. ????? I would think that if they want a rental car center, they would do as most other airports are doing and get it away from the immediate terminal and runway area. Might that location preclude future termin...
by NovakOmaha
Tue May 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I'm curious. What will become of the area where the car rental counters are now? By the way, yes those drawings are impressive. I assume that the style will be carried out as the rest of the terminal plan goes forward. For what it's worth, check out Wichita's new terminal. Yes, that Wichita. They di...
by NovakOmaha
Thu May 11, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253554

Re: Official: Capitol District

I agree that the skyline could be much improved. Lost opportunities such as HDR. On the other hand, this development adds so much to the marketability of the CLink. Over 300 more class A rooms in a "District" immediately next to the CLINK. Between this and the Hilton gives the CLink almost...
by NovakOmaha
Thu May 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 21168

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

One other thing about this design. Think of the land that would have been free for other development rather the current design needing so much more land for rooms. There would have still been a parking garage behind the Marriott. I don't know if you would have gotten more land back. The Des Moines ...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

Glad somebody pointed out the Omaha/Lincoln proximity to counter the "Springs/Pueblo = same size as Omaha" argument. Some dude tried to bring commuter statistics into the fray. But come on. I walk out of my house in La Vista, I can literally be standing in the Haymarket 40 minutes later. ...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

In my entire career as a business owner I have NEVER countenanced employees saying anything negative about our competition. If our product or service can't stand on its own then we refer to a competitor. In most cases the customer appreciates our honesty. Our competitors also appreciate it and refer...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 400
Views: 56731

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Meh... You're being kind. This thing has all the imagination of a penitentiary. Compared with the initial renderings proposed for the Cuming Street area west of the CLink the end result makes Omaha appear boring, sleepy and unimaginative. What you now have on Cuming is ZERO sense of community and Z...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 870
Views: 111488

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Deanne Brink: Fort Myers! http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2017/4/16/new-hire-in-ft-myers Some might not like this comment Going from Nebraska to South Florida has to feel a bit like winning the lottery. . :lol: :lol: :lol: ""So, should you cancel that Florida vacation, or re-think your r...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Boston seems the most likely. Both Delta and Southwest have a strong presence there. Between the European connections and O&D demand, it would be easy to fill an E170 or 717. Philadelphia would be redundant in this case, as would JFK, since Delta serves LGA. As for FLL, airlines would want to s...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 101540

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I can't even begin to imagine what the "I won't drive from my west Omaha McMansion to downtown Omaha for anything but the airport" crowd would say if I told them I drove my kids to downtown Detroit for baseball, football, hockey or pretty much anything else. AND we've gone at night for som...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 5328

Re: Facebook Data Center

From todays owh story about the 6 year journey to landing the Facebook data center a couple of things are clear. 1) The Greater Omaha Chamber stumbled in preparing shovel ready land for large developments. Over the years they did. Why not recently I just don't understand. 2) With all the bloviating ...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1544
Views: 101540

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Ever been to a royals or chiefs game? Not exactly a ton of options. Ever heard of tailgating?
Just saying.
by NovakOmaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Historic Street Names
Replies: 31
Views: 3659

Re: 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 NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

I give them credit. The corporate name is Runza National. If you're going to brag to the women, change your name to Mr. Big. So their "nation" is Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas & Colorado? Big nation there Bubba. Seriously, they do ship nationwide & probably quite a bit. I do miss Runza. O...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 1182

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

Well, as one of the Grampas here.... First, I remember when Westroads, Regency and Old Mill were developed and of the three Regency got the most national press. It was one of the first Planned Unit Developments in the United States. A PUD is a development where everything is planned, residential, co...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132971

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Ok, folks. Pick your winner. Which happens first? 1) ANYTHING to do with Crossroads 2) New Kansas City International airport terminal 3) Trump releases his tax returns for ANY year I was going to put a new Des Moines airport terminal but that actually has a chance of happening. The other three, in M...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 132971

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'm still POd that we never got the European Village. Frankly I think it would fit in this area nicely.

Seriously, this horse died years ago. It's not even fun beating it anymore.
by NovakOmaha
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Boston & Philadelphia are international gateways. In addition they serve huge population centers.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. I had to take a screen shot. It wouldn't let me save the image. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/Nov...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 5328

Re: Facebook Data Center

Some more background info from the Papillion Times: Work on the site is expected to begin immediately. Dan Madrigal, who works on acquisitions for infrastructure for Facebook, said if weather cooperates, they expect the facility to be completed in two years. He anticipates there will be "a cou...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 50
Views: 6311

Re: Gordman's Business News

debradomayer wrote:Omaha metro is losing all of the Gordman's. Guess that makes sense to someone


If it were me I'd can the stores that don't make money. I assume these don't. Simple as that.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 155519

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

From reading the comments on the owh story and the story itself and others over the years I have a solution to all development. Tear out the Leahy Mall & put it up for sale, no streetcar route paid by tax dollars, no incentives for anything, including crossroads & downtown, close the CLink i...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. The only one with any semblance of realism right now is Boston and maybe Philadelphia. The other seem unli...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 21168

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

One other thing about this design. Think of the land that would have been free for other development rather the current design needing so much more land for rooms.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

Will be interesting to see how Central Nebraska Regional Airport fairs if Trumps's budget proposal passes and airport's like this one lose subsidies they receive from the EAS program. Could be a shot in the arm to Lincoln and Omaha but at the cost of people in central Nebraska. Does it still receiv...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. I had to take a screen shot. It wouldn't let me save the image. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/Nova...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

One last thing.

Sure, now that I've been gone over 8 years NOW Omaha has non stops coast to coast. Back in the day transferring in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, etc. was the only way to go.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 50
Views: 6311

Re: Gordman's Business News

Here's a bit more backstory to the Sun Capital Partners/Gordman's story. They didn't break any law but it sure makes them look like, well, Gordon Gecko. It's from July of 2014 so it's not exactly new news. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2310075-gordmans-forced-dividend-payout-by-sun-capital-is-haun...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees. Are there a lot of Gordman's employees flying in and out of Omaha? I know my company takes full advantage of nonstops in/out of Omaha. With West Corp....
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 982
Views: 103247

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha's economy is robust, diversified and growing.. + jobs have been added every year this decade.. Which is evident in its healthy metro population growth rate..airlines recognize this growth with additions to the Omaha daily non stop repertoire.. if the growth and need was not fact, none of thes...

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