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Postby Coyote » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:51 pm

[font=Georgia]Nine Omaha-area Kum & Go stores sold[/font]

Omaha World Herald wrote:Chicago-based businessman Mohammed Ali has purchased nine Omaha-area Kum & Go gas station-convenience stores. Workers began removing signs at some locations Friday. Ali said he would operate the nine properties under the name Best, and he planned few changes to the businesses. Kum & Go, which is a family-owned company, still will have nine stores in Omaha.
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Re: Kum & Go Bested

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:46 am

Omaha World Herald wrote:Chicago-based businessman Mohammed Ali.....


Well that's a coincidence.....

Best is an interesting name. I'm not sure how I like just calling these stations "Best"

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Postby nativeomahan » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:29 pm

Thanks goodness, Kum & Go's kind of came and went.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:20 pm

Well - there still are around 7 left. Ali bought all the smaller/older stores. I thought the name was funny years ago - now it is just annoying.
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Postby Brad » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:42 am

Coyote wrote:I thought the name was funny years ago - now it is just annoying.

I probably should not post what we called it in highschool...


Coyote wrote:Well - there still are around 7 left. Ali bought all the smaller/older stores.


Basically they want to be more like QT and Bucky's
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Postby cdub » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:06 am

Kum and Go is not going anywhere though, they have new stores in the works.

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Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:23 am

Welcome back NDizona! It has been a while since you posted here.
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Postby NDizona » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:41 am

Honestly I didnt even know this board still existed.  One day it was there the next it was gone.

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Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:48 am

Ah yes - the Dark Ages of Friday the 13 in November 2006. That took a while to remedy. And now I hear rumors of the server transferring to a different hosting platform. I hope they don't |expletive| up.

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Postby NDizona » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:52 am

BTW

This might be an old article but it discusses the trend of chains starting to capitalize on their traffic with larger retail/restaurants

http://www.rpapc.com/Download/TodaysGas.pdf

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Postby bbinks » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:10 am

New twist for the new owner..

http://www.ketv.com/news/15008007/detail.html

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Neighbors Successfully Fight Neighborhood Liquor Sales

It was enough pressure to convince Omaha's city council to deny the transfer of six of the licenses requested by the businessman.

The council approved the transfer of three liquor licenses to the man.

The sale of the stores apparently hinges on the liquor licenses.

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Postby joeglow » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:59 am

bbinks wrote:New twist for the new owner..

http://www.ketv.com/news/15008007/detail.html


These ladies were on the Tom Becka show a couple nights ago.  I just don't buy their argument.  On the one hand, they state that the elimination of these stores from the alcohol market will have this profound impact on the crime of the neighborhood.  On the other hand, the same lady said she likes beer or wine every now and then and said it was not at all hard to get it in their neighborhood.  She then went on to say they would not fight additional stores in the area as their goal is not prohibition.

Her comments just seemed VERY inconsistent.  This led me to believe she either does not think her views through at all, or she is lying and has an agenda she is afraid or unwilling to disclose.
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Postby Brad » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:55 am

This is total BS... They already had the licenses.  You could drop me off with out a car in any neighborhood and I could get beer and be back in less than an hour.  Quit fooling yourself with this feel good vote.

Drugs are not legal but I am sure you could find drug anywhere in town...
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Postby Uffda » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:16 am

Also, the new owner was already caught selling beer without a permit.


This was on KM3 News last night. I feel the owner kind of shot himself in the foot by not waiting to sell until he had the licenses.

http://km3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=7596631

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Postby Brad » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:19 am

Channel 3 said on the news last night that normally the city just transfers the license to the new owner with very little questioning.

Channel 7 says "apparently" the sale is pending on the license.
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Postby joeglow » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:28 am

Uffda wrote:
Also, the new owner was already caught selling beer without a permit.


This was on KM3 News last night. I feel the owner kind of shot himself in the foot by not waiting to sell until he had the licenses.

http://km3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=7596631


My understanding is that this is an oversight, as the licenses usually just transfer over.  NOW, the ladies did claim they were caught selling to a minor, which is different issue altogether.

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Postby bbinks » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:01 pm

I don't see a problem with having a new owner apply for a license.  Suppose the owner of the Citrus lounge, who just lost his liquor license for not following the rules; was the purchaser of the Kum & Go's.  Would the same lack of following the rules occur at the convenience stores if the permits were just transferred?   However, the new owner should be given a chance without the Neighborhood gestapo interfering.

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Postby Uffda » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:15 pm

My understanding is that this is an oversight, as the licenses usually just transfer over.


That might be true and I don't know anything about transferring liquor licenses, but I guessing he didn't have the legal right to yet sell liquor.  He probably could have waited a few weeks and then there wouldn't have been that problem for him.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:32 pm

I'm not aware of any neighborhoods in Omaha east of 72nd Street with a shortage of package liquor options.  Quite the contrary. I wish they could close down all the alcohol outlets on "skid row", or at the very least eliminate sales of single bottles of beer or smaller bottles of hard liquor.

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Postby NDizona » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:57 pm

This is total BS... They already had the licenses.  You could drop me off with out a car in any neighborhood and I could get beer and be back in less than an hour.  Quit fooling yourself with this feel good vote.


Strong words for someone that loves our elected officials...

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Postby the1wags » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:07 pm

It doesn't hurt my feelings to see this denied. We could use a few less ghetto tobacco hut/whatever |expletive| stores around here.

Also, I think they should ban sales of individual beers. I'm sick of seeing empty Colt 45 tall boy cans laying around downtown. Anybody going into a store and buying a 22 or a 40 or two tall boys of Colt 45 for 2 bucks is up to no good anyways.

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Postby Brad » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:47 pm

the1wags wrote:It doesn't hurt my feelings to see this denied. We could use a few less ghetto tobacco hut/whatever |expletive| stores around here.

Also, I think they should ban sales of individual beers. I'm sick of seeing empty Colt 45 tall boy cans laying around downtown. Anybody going into a store and buying a 22 or a 40 or two tall boys of Colt 45 for 2 bucks is up to no good anyways.


I buy 40's when I go to parties(beacuse it makes me cool :;): )

Honestly, denying Alcohol to one store here and there is a band-aid on a grenade wound...

Was the store he purchased across from Wholner's one of the ones that was not allowed sales?  What does Wholner's boast??? A HUGE wine selection.  Whats right down the street??? Bakers and Quick Trip both sell individual bottles of beer!
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Postby NDizona » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:24 am

Take this as a microcosm of how I see our esteemed elected officials deal with just about every problem - and the main reason I can't stand them...

They do things to make themselves look good in the papers, on TV, and for the public at large but they dont really fix anything.  The root of the problem is general distrust for police and a lack of general feeling of pride in their community...

so you shut this down - WHOOPTIDO  

nothing is changed - the community still has distrust for the police (don't blame them) and a lack of pride...

NOTHING IS CHANGED...Yet they keep getting elected.

They should spend more time finding ways to fix the underlying problems and less time worrying about banning cigs and banning alcohol.

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Postby UNOstudent » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:50 am

40s come in handy sometimes

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:31 am

UNOstudent wrote:40s come in handy sometimes

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I forgot how that game was played.  You tape a 40 to each hand and you can't take them off until they are empty which also means you can't pee until they are empty?
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Postby UNOstudent » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:26 am

yep

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Postby Big E » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:35 am

Well, you CAN, but you better hope you have a VERY understanding friend to help you out.

We do this with bottles of merlot at Urban Wine all the time. :;): While we're moving and shaking...  

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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:39 am

Big E wrote:We do this with bottles of merlot at Urban Wine all the time. :;):


That's what it felt like i did with the copola zin last weekend....
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Kum & Go LaVista (108th and Giles)

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:16 pm

Kum & Go LaVista (108th and Giles)

Looks like Kum and Go has purchased land in LaVista for a new gas station:
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Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:21 pm

Old image - but - that is the last thing that corner needs.
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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:24 pm

Coyote wrote:Old image - but - that is the last thing that corner needs.


Yes the photo is old, but the property lines are current.
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Postby joeglow » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:27 pm

Coyote wrote:Old image -


-What gave that away?  The whole roads missing and appearance of roads that no longer exist???

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Postby Coyote » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:34 pm

Speaking of Kum & Go wine:

Omaha World Herald wrote:Kum & Go is now offering private-label wine. Napa Creek Sauvignon and Sea Ridge Merlot, bottled by the Charles Shaw label, are available in the convenience stores in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Both wines will be sold exclusively at Kum & Go. The Napa Creek Cabernet Sauvignon will sell in Kum & Gos for just under $15, and the Sea Ridge Merlot for less than $7.


I guess it is better than selling Boone's Farm.
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Postby Brad » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:00 am

What???

Cabernet Sauvignon (red)

or

Sauvignon Blanc (white)

Its better that Boons Farms but..... Get a life?
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Postby Omababe » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:27 am

Coyote wrote:I guess it is better than selling Boone's Farm.


ROFL! :)

What seems to be a recent fad in some circles, which I referred to in another thread, but it seemed to just zoom over everybody, is this: :)

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This stuff makes Boones Farm taste like a prime vintage!

Full story here, if anybody really gives a ... :)

http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html

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Postby joeglow » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:13 pm

Coyote wrote:
I guess it is better than selling Boone's Farm.


-If I am not mistaken, they make 2 Buck Chuck (a mainstay at Trader Joe's), which, while being a $2 wine, has won many double gold awards and beaten out thousands at international competitions.  Thus, I consider a comparison to Boone's somewhat off.

http://www.napavalleyregister.com/artic ... 254801.txt

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Postby UNOstudent » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:38 am

Kum and Go is building a gas station a few blocks north of Maple on 168th. Also, it looks like they bought the land from Anderson BP at the NWC of 156th and grand (just south of fort). With their other station at 132 and fort, they seem to really be expanding in this area.

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Kum & Go (84th and I)

Postby jessep28 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:35 pm

I saw that they were tearing down that old Keyboard Kastle building on 84th and I St. Curious, I looked up the building permits recently issued for that lot and the owner's address traces back to Kum & Go's corporate headquarters.

So, I'd bet money that a Kum & Go is being built there.


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Postby cdub » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:12 am

I dont think it was a secret, yes, Kum and Go.  They are looking at stores everywhere.  They are kind of like locusts...


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