You’re Going to Need a Bigger Trunk

May 5, 2011 at 12:50pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

It’s kind of news that Sam’s Club plans to build a second store near Walmart at 87th and Highway 2. We’ve actually seen hints of that for a while, but we can consider it official now.

In addition to that, it seems we can consider it official that Costco is coming to Lincoln. The Developer of Appian Way confirmed that both Sam’s and Costco were vying to be Walmart’s neighbor. That jives with what the rumor mill has been saying for some time. That begs the question, where will Costco build? I have to think that either South 27th or North 84th (in Colleen Seng’s favorite shopping center) are the most likely candidates. There’s also that big patch near 52nd and O that needs some lovin’. Does that area match Costco’s target market, though?

Holler if you’ve heard more recent scuttlebutt. I’m always up for a good rumor.

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JT May 5, 2011 at 3:09pm

Not to be a gossip, but I heard the venerable El Sitio is moving to old Paul’s BBQ.

MattF May 5, 2011 at 3:36pm

So, I’m behind on local restaurant gossip - does this mean Paul’s 48-ish and Pioneers location? Did Paul close or relocate? I knew it was closed for remodeling, but I hadn’t heard anything else.

Mr. Wilson May 5, 2011 at 4:36pm

Paul’s closed up shop to move to the area around 48th and O. Unfortunately, they closed before they realized that the new space they wanted isn’t currently suitable for their needs. (It needs a heavy remodel—something about the smoker, I think.) I haven’t heard any updates recently so I assume we’re without Paul’s for a while.

Mr. Wilson May 5, 2011 at 4:41pm

I’ve never been to El Sitio so I’m not sure what their space needs are, but I assumed they would want something larger. Their current building sure has a heck of a lot more charm than the Paul’s location. 48th & Pioneers is more visible, though.

Is El Sitio any good? I’ve never really heard anybody talk about it—and that’s coming from somebody who talks about local restaurants a lot!

Gene May 5, 2011 at 5:50pm

I’ve eaten at El Sitio a couple of times. It’s pretty decent.

Stacy May 6, 2011 at 12:06am

I don’t care about CostCo.. I’m counting down the days until Dicky’s BBQ Pit is open here in Lincoln. 

Coming Soon!!!
2662 Cornhusker Hwy
Suite 9
Lincoln, NE 38521

It was one of our all time favorites when we lived in Dallas.

Mr. T May 6, 2011 at 2:50am

I’ve been told twice by Costco staff in Omaha that they bought land near the new Kohl’s in south Lincoln.

The last time I talked to someone there, the person said something along the lines of “They bought the land but they won’t actually build it until they are sure they can bring in lots of customers”. So who knows when we will see them here.

Moses May 6, 2011 at 1:20pm

I certainly hope they bring the Praying Mantis with them.  El Sitio has always been good but small.

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