The Chick-fil-a fans among us will be excited to hear that rumors of the chain's arrival in Lincoln are heating up. The buzz says that the former Skeeter Barnes building (near 56th and Old Cheney, in the Trade Center) is going to be torn down soon and Chick-fil-a will rise in its place. Supposedly heavy equipment has been sighted in the area, but I haven't driven by recently enough to confirm or deny that. Several separate rumors are all converging on this one possibility. Whether that gives the whole thing support or merely indicates that the rumors' sources lack creativity is yet to be seen. Maybe this is all another "Best Buy is opening a store at SouthPointe" situation.
Speaking of SouthPointe, that would have seemed a more obvious general location than the Trade Center. Traffic counts are high in the area, yes, but the Trade Center isn't particularly visible or accessible. Then again, visibility is probably beside the point. Where Chick-fil-a goes, its fanatics follow.
I have to admit that I'm more interested in the truth or fiction of the rumors than I am in the restaurant itself. I'm not really one to get in a tizzy over a chicken sandwich. But I know that some folks -- many, in fact -- hail the chain with religious fervor. Whatever makes you happy.