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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:38 pm

On KETV last night Mike Moylan said the plaza will have a screen. Maybe they changed their minds.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:57 pm

OmahaJaysCU wrote:On KETV last night Mike Moylan said the plaza will have a screen. Maybe they changed their minds.


Perhaps those who jumped off are now back on the project bandwagon if this news is indeed true :;): ...

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Postby Brad » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:24 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:On KETV last night Mike Moylan said the plaza will have a screen. Maybe they changed their minds.


Perhaps those who jumped off are now back on the project bandwagon if this news is indeed true :;): ...

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There was a local news story (Sorry, I can't remember where) in the past few days that actually showed renderings of the video screens.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:34 am

The story on KETV showed some renderings. Looks like a large tv screen not a giant video board. It was also a little confusing because they showed 3 different views of it and they all looked slightly different. In the video below, around the 1:15 mark.


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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:34 pm

Well, the KETV story does call it a "large video screen".. It doesn't appear to be a Jumbotron, but there appears to be a video screen planned..

After we were lead to believe we would not have it, it's "reappearance" in the plan is a welcome addition...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:40 pm

What is the difference between a "large video board/screen" and a Jumbotron/Large TV screen?

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Edit: I guess it's not as big, that's the difference. I see from the video it's not huge screen.
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Postby MTO » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:38 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:What is the difference between a "large video board/screen" and a Jumbotron/Large TV screen?

:shrug:

Edit: I guess it's not as big, that's the difference. I see from the video it's not huge screen.


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Omaha Cowboy wrote:Well, the KETV story does call it a "large video screen".. It doesn't appear to be a Jumbotron, but there appears to be a video screen planned..

After we were lead to believe we would not have it, it's "reappearance" in the plan is a welcome addition...

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I agree. If they have a permanent one, that will be great. They have the one going in Power and Light a ton. We were just down there a few weeks ago. And every time we went (including Sunday morning) it was on.


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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Greg S wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:Well, the KETV story does call it a "large video screen".. It doesn't appear to be a Jumbotron, but there appears to be a video screen planned..

After we were lead to believe we would not have it, it's "reappearance" in the plan is a welcome addition...

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I agree. If they have a permanent one, that will be great. They have the one going in Power and Light a ton. We were just down there a few weeks ago. And every time we went (including Sunday morning) it was on.


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I think that is the key- the large video screen being a permanent addition..as opposed to a part time feature. I've seen the one at P&L and it adds much to the feel of the development.. In a positive way imo...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:59 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:What is the difference between a "large video board/screen" and a Jumbotron/Large TV screen?

A TV is different from a monitor or screen in that it has a tuner built in. Otherwise there's no different between a monitor/screen/video board/jumbotron. They are all just video displays.

Jumbotron was trademarked by Sony
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:46 am

Hotel is supposed to officially open today.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Hotel is supposed to officially open today.


Yes..

Officially open today..and a welcome/long time coming addition to the downtown accommodation "scene" :thumb: ...

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Postby swgiust » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:16 pm

Are there any floor plans available that show were the bars are in the lobby??

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby EricHaley » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:37 am

Construction elevator on the apartments is coming down today

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Postby nebraska » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:07 pm

Has anyone been in the apartments, and possibly have an opinion of them?

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nebraska wrote:Has anyone been in the apartments, and possibly have an opinion of them?


I'd love to hear any opinions on the apartment interior as well.. Interested in any feedback...

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:
nebraska wrote:Has anyone been in the apartments, and possibly have an opinion of them?


I'd love to hear any opinions on the apartment interior as well.. Interested in any feedback...

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In this video on the Marriott they did show a one bedroom apt at about 2:40.

http://www.omaha.com/money/marriott-in- ... de4f7.html

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Uffda wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
nebraska wrote:Has anyone been in the apartments, and possibly have an opinion of them?


I'd love to hear any opinions on the apartment interior as well.. Interested in any feedback...

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In this video on the Marriott they did show a one bedroom apt at about 2:40.

http://www.omaha.com/money/marriott-in- ... de4f7.html


I missed that one..

Thanks :thumb: ...

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Postby nebraska » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:37 am

Okay, I went into the apartment building. It is nice, but for the price, not among the nicest in the downtown area. At least they didn't cheap out on all the features for the sake of cramming more units. The kitchen has enough cabinetry, actually. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and is carpeted. The bathroom is not cramped.

Personally, I'm considering a 10th floor unit, about $1290/mo. But it comes with a balcony that faces downtown, so that's neat. What I found odd is that the west-facing balcony apartments have living room windows that don't open.

Pros: direct connection to the ballpark, convention center, riverfront, Gene Leahy Mall, downtown library, pedestrian bridge to Iowa trailheads, Old Market, tons of downtown activities, Slowdown and Film Streams.

Cons: no grocery (with Patrick's closing) besides Cubbys, no late-night convenience shopping (such as 24hrs CVS), east facing apartments have a great view of I480, and the higher price, I have to trade my walk-to-work commute for a longer bus ride.

Sorry, I didn't take any pictures of the insides.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:19 pm

nebraska wrote:Okay, I went into the apartment building. It is nice, but for the price, not among the nicest in the downtown area. At least they didn't cheap out on all the features for the sake of cramming more units. The kitchen has enough cabinetry, actually. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and is carpeted. The bathroom is not cramped.

Personally, I'm considering a 10th floor unit, about $1290/mo. But it comes with a balcony that faces downtown, so that's neat. What I found odd is that the west-facing balcony apartments have living room windows that don't open.

Pros: direct connection to the ballpark, convention center, riverfront, Gene Leahy Mall, downtown library, pedestrian bridge to Iowa trailheads, Old Market, tons of downtown activities, Slowdown and Film Streams.

Cons: no grocery (with Patrick's closing) besides Cubbys, no late-night convenience shopping (such as 24hrs CVS), east facing apartments have a great view of I480, and the higher price, I have to trade my walk-to-work commute for a longer bus ride.

Sorry, I didn't take any pictures of the insides.


Thanks for posting those picks Mark..

And also thanks for the feedback nebraska. If I wasn't tied into a mortgage and my west Omaha home, I'd give the Capitol District serious consideration...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:53 am

iamjacobm wrote:The Starbucks signage is up on the SW corner of the hotel.

It will open on Monday.
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Postby nebraska » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:18 pm

Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:The Starbucks signage is up on the SW corner of the hotel.

It will open on Monday.

I was walking past there this afternoon. It's open now.

Too bad they couldn't find a local coffee shop.

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nebraska wrote:
Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:The Starbucks signage is up on the SW corner of the hotel.

It will open on Monday.

I was walking past there this afternoon. It's open now.

Too bad they couldn't find a local coffee shop.


Yeah, but at least it's not scooters. I'm surprised it took this long to add another Starbucks downtown.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:38 am

Dundeemaha wrote:
nebraska wrote:
Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:The Starbucks signage is up on the SW corner of the hotel.

It will open on Monday.

I was walking past there this afternoon. It's open now.

Too bad they couldn't find a local coffee shop.


Yeah, but at least it's not scooters. I'm surprised it took this long to add another Starbucks downtown.


Agreed.. Aroma's, Blue Line or even Crane would have been great here..

But between Scooters and Starbucks, I'll take Sbux every time...

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Postby MTO » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:36 am

The Seattle coffee chain has good coffee but it uses child slave labor the one from Nebraska employs rehabilitated locals.
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Postby nebraska » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:06 am

Okay, I am moving in to the apartments in October. I'll take pictures from my balcony.

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nebraska wrote:Okay, I am moving in to the apartments in October. I'll take pictures from my balcony.


Excellent and congrats!..

Look forward to seeing those pics :thumb: ...

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 am

Construction elevator and the trash chute are both gone, assuming that means the apartment interiors are complete.

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Postby Ben » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 am

Have they announced timing on any of the restaurant/entertainment/retail opening yet?

Or official tenant announcements? I know we've gotten a couple of names/themes from people (apartment leasing folks, etc), but nothing official, right?

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Postby nebraska » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:12 am

Okay, guys, I took a picture from my balcony this morning at 8am. I'm not joking, this is my view.

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Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Ben wrote:Have they announced timing on any of the restaurant/entertainment/retail opening yet?

Or official tenant announcements? I know we've gotten a couple of names/themes from people (apartment leasing folks, etc), but nothing official, right?



Anything on this yet?

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Echoing everyone here. Very nice indeed!
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nebraska wrote:Okay, guys, I took a picture from my balcony this morning at 8am. I'm not joking, this is my view.

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Fantastic pic. Thank you for sharing it :thumb: ...

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Postby nebraska » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:22 am

Could use a bit more decoration to distract from the ongoing construction. It doesn't seem too welcoming. There was a fire pit on the Marriott side last night.

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Postby Stargazer » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:09 pm

I wonder how many people are going to find their way back there, looked pretty empty when I drove by earlier.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:35 pm

Yeah, I drove by after the Creighton game on Saturday night around 6pm and it looked like there were less than 10 people there.


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