O street runs directly through the middle of Lincoln, Nebraska and happens to be one of the cities main streets. It is a quick way to get downtown (if heading west) and it has a wide variety of retail scattered nearby. Over the past few months Lincoln residents have seen numerous construction sights as the previously empty O st lots are now filling. With a Cornhusker bank in the process, a Dick’s Sporting Goods coming soon and the recently added Krispy Kreme Lincolnites barely know how to handle all of the new commotion.
(Plan for Cornhusker Bank)
Just west of 84th and O st is the future home of the new Cornhusker Bank corporate center. The $13 million center broke ground in May of 2015 and is expected to come into completion during mid summer of 2016. With over 55,000 square-feet inside, the new corporate center is hopeful to have a visual presence and key location for its customers, especially as Lincoln begins to expand eastward.
The addition of this massive building will do more than just transform the scenery at 84th and O, it will contain numerous offices, different banking services and a community room for use by customers, clients and employees. Their current corporate headquarters at 11th & Cornhusker Highway will remain open and a part of the business. This relocated and updated headquarters is sure to reroute the commute for many Cornhusker employees and customers. Yet, the new four story location will include a new aspect, a community room encouraging community interaction and relationships.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
(Above is the current Granite City that will be replaced by Dick’s)
Dick’s Sporting Goods is within the near future for Lincoln shoppers. Dick’s will take over the old Granite City building at Gateway Mall, making it a 70,000 square foot addition, two stories tall. Many Lincoln shoppers are looking forward to a northern sporting goods store opposed to driving south for Scheels. Scheels also recently announced they will be expanding their store at Southpointe, but the new Dick’s is sure to affect their business once it opens.
Few details have been released about the upcoming building project, but Granite City believes they will be in their new building by fall. Soon, Dick’s will be able to begin tearing down. Many fitness guru’s are eager to hear more news about their expanded sporting goods selection.
The second largest donut chain in the US, second to Dunkin’ Donuts, recently opened its first Lincoln location at 6414 O st. The company that is leasing the site for the new restaurant is Rion LLC. Krispy Kreme has grown immensely popular in nearby high schools, Lincoln Lutheran and East High School. Students were eager for the store to open and are frequent customers for their specialty: glazed donuts. It has greatly increased the traffic flow along O st as many cars slow to turn in and receive their breakfast, hot and fresh Krispy Kreme. These are just a few of the recent or coming soon features on O, so go check it out for yourself and see some other new places coming to your beloved Lincoln.
Lincoln Journal Star