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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Tue May 19, 2015 8:14 pm

Linkin5 wrote:Hoping we hear something really soon about the streetscape bids sent out so that city council can approve and this can get rolling.


RFPs for the project are due tomorrow.

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:10 pm

Great shot of the Benson Beer Fest.

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I have always wondered what that building right next to Burke's is used for. It has that huge roof...

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Re: Benson

Postby MSizlack » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Ted and Wallys will probably open in the fall as a "soft opening" with the "big" opening in spring. They are looking at the land between their building and the church for extra parking.

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:27 pm

MSizlack wrote:Ted and Wallys will probably open in the fall as a "soft opening" with the "big" opening in spring. They are looking at the land between their building and the church for extra parking.


They will probably mimic their space in the Old Market with parking in front, but I really think a large outdoor seating area would be a lot better. Especially if they plan on paving the grass behind the building to add some parking spaces.

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Re: Benson

Postby Seth » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:45 pm

iamjacobm wrote:They will probably mimic their space in the Old Market with parking in front, but I really think a large outdoor seating area would be a lot better. Especially if they plan on paving the grass behind the building to add some parking spaces.


I agree. The only part I don't like about T&W in Old Market is walking through the parking lot with cars backing into you when you head for the entrance. Granted, it is an old gas station, so cars aren't out of place, but it doesn't lend the best setting.

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:15 pm

Street reconstruction expected to start in July and go through October.

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Re: Benson

Postby MSizlack » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:41 am

i heard details about the Ted and Wallys in Benson. I think everyone is going to like their new location for ice-cream...and more.

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Re: Benson

Postby daveoma » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:34 am

MSizlack wrote:i heard details about the Ted and Wallys in Benson. I think everyone is going to like their new location for ice-cream...and more.

Where will it be?

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Re: Benson

Postby mr. omaha » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:46 am

Open this fall!
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Re: Benson

Postby Louie » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:54 am

Is this a Localmotive/Ted and Wally's storefront? I am seeing this correctly, right? Because if it is, I will be making frequent visits for sure.

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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:57 am

Ahhhhhh yiss.

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Re: Benson

Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:45 am

Saaaaweeeeeeeeet!!! :banana: :leek: :banger: :leek: :banana:
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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:12 pm

Brick and Mortar Localmotive is going to be great!

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Re: Benson

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:22 am

Old Market staple Ted & Wally's to open second ice cream shop — this one in Benson

Owners Joe Pittack and Jeanne Ohira are planning a November opening for the Benson shop.
The spot on the southeast corner of 60th Avenue and Maple Street, formerly Marcus Motors, will undergo renovations this summer, including an 800-square-foot addition to the building’s south side that will house a kitchen, offices and storage space.
BVH Architects will design the space and keep many of the building’s original details, including a front wall of curved glass. The design also includes a front patio and 10 parking stalls for customers and employees.

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Re: Benson

Postby Greg S » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:41 am

Another scoop, that was here long before the main media outlets. Love Ted and Wally's, so cool it is coming to Benson. Absolutely amazing what is going on in Benson now.

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Re: Benson

Postby Professor Woland » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:18 pm

Greg S wrote:Another scoop, that was here long before the main media outlets. Love Ted and Wally's, so cool it is coming to Benson. Absolutely amazing what is going on in Benson now.

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Pun intended?

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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:27 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Brick and Mortar Localmotive is going to be great!


I don't know what I am more excited about, Ted and Wally's ice cream in Benson or a permanent home for Localmotive!

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:23 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Brick and Mortar Localmotive is going to be great!


I don't know what I am more excited about, Ted and Wally's ice cream in Benson or a permanent home for Localmotive!


The big question...open as late as the truck?

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:12 pm

http://www.ketv.com/news/downtown-benson-renovation-to-start-monday/34101876

The work to transform the Benson business district will begin Monday morning, July 13th, with the pounding of jack hammers at 63rd and Maple.

John Larkin of the Benson Business Improvement District, Kathy Buchanan of the Benson Neighborhood Association will join city council member Pete Festersen in the ceremony.

The project will widen and replace sidewalks on Maple Street from 59th to 63rd. It also will add new landscaping, lighting and a public plaza to the popular district. Existing overhead power lines along Maple will be buried.

Access to all businesses along Maple will be maintained during the construction, however Maple Street may be limited to one lane at times.

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Re: Benson

Postby MTO » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:41 pm

This is going be a shot of B12 for Benson, this is a descent sized urban strip that reminds of larger cities having. Love how much attention it has been receiving.
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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:06 am

Ohh wow they already have a couple of curbs poured. Pretty clear to see how much of an improvement this will be after seeing that little bit.

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Re: Benson

Postby Coyote » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:23 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Ohh wow they already have a couple of curbs poured. Pretty clear to see how much of an improvement this will be after seeing that little bit.


1:00 am closing time? They kicked you out of the bar and hit the curb? :D
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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:47 pm

Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Ohh wow they already have a couple of curbs poured. Pretty clear to see how much of an improvement this will be after seeing that little bit.


1:00 am closing time? They kicked you out of the bar and hit the curb? :D


Haha no, I noticed it before going into the show!

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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:06 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Great shot of the Benson Beer Fest.

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I have always wondered what that building right next to Burke's is used for. It has that huge roof...


I finally found out what that building is! It's a state of Nebraska substance abuse center, which is kind of funny considering it's surrounded by bars.

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:08 am

Haha no kidding!

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Re: Benson

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:23 pm

People are very grumpy about the benches being replaced by these...

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Re: Benson

Postby MTO » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:59 pm

They look sort of Metropolis-esc but I like them quite minimalist-functional. Convention and ornamentation is for the weak-minded so I'm glad people are crying about them.
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Re: Benson

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:11 pm

MTO wrote:They look sort of Metropolis-esc but I like them quite minimalist-functional. Convention and ornamentation is for the weak-minded so I'm glad people are crying about them.


I feel like you're either constantly trolling or some sort of spawn from GRANDPASMUCKER and Streets of Omaha.
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Re: Benson

Postby GetUrban » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:44 pm

I don't mind the simplicity or durability of the design, but they do look more like some kind of traffic barrier than a bench designed for human use. They should have had a design competition and picked multiple designs for the benches, like GLM.

Those ad-covered trash cans are more of an eye sore.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Re: Benson

Postby MTO » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:09 pm

Bring back Trug.
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Re: Benson

Postby GetUrban » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:36 am

He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Benson

Postby Louie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:30 pm

Is it just me or is that a big freakin Bucky's?

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Re: Benson

Postby Garrett » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:02 pm

It looks like is has 2 entrances...
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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:11 pm

Garrett wrote:It looks like is has 2 entrances...


As terrifying as it is I think there are three.

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Re: Benson

Postby Louie » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:55 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
Garrett wrote:It looks like is has 2 entrances...


As terrifying as it is I think there are three.

Well, I certainly want to get my reheated chicken tenders as fast as possible so I'm glad there is easy access. /s

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Re: Benson

Postby mr. omaha » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 pm

I just walked up to DTBenson and the new sidewalk between Baxter's and Jane's is TERRIBLE. It undulates like a friggin' roller coaster and half of it is sloped towards the street to the point where it's almost unwalkable. Seriously, it's like 30 degrees sloped. Someone at the City needs to be made aware of this and hold the contractor accountable. Who from the City is in charge of quality control on this project and who is signing off on the contractor's work?? This absolutely needs to be fixed. Who do I contact??

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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:41 pm

mr. omaha wrote:I just walked up to DTBenson and the new sidewalk between Baxter's and Jane's is TERRIBLE. It undulates like a friggin' roller coaster and half of it is sloped towards the street to the point where it's almost unwalkable. Seriously, it's like 30 degrees sloped. Someone at the City needs to be made aware of this and hold the contractor accountable. Who from the City is in charge of quality control on this project and who is signing off on the contractor's work?? This absolutely needs to be fixed. Who do I contact??


Hmm just walked it, didn't think itvwas bad. :shrug:

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Re: Benson

Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:25 am

Coyote wrote:Has anyone been to the Sweatshop Gallery on 62nd. They are supposed to be an Avant-Garde artistic collaboration, and I see they will be having the band Perfect Pussy there next month?



It looks like their run is about to end...
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Re: Benson

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:27 pm

I was at the Beercade last night, it was amazing to see how many people were out and about in Benson during Happy Hour!
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