Trader Joe’s coming to Lincoln

The Lincoln City Council will consider a liquor license for a specialty grocery store expected to move into south Lincoln.  A source tells us Trader Joe's has all but signed a lease for a location at Southpointe Pavilions, across from Scheel's and next to Office Max.

The chain is also opening a store in Omaha.  The city council will take up their request for a liquor license next week.  Council Chairman John Spatz says, “next week, someone from Trader Joe's will be here for second reading if we have any questions for them before they get a liquor license.”

Also, a popular online pet supply store called SitStay will open just a couple doors down from the proposed Trader Joe's location.

Southpointe Pavilions also announced that Toys-R-Us will open an express store in the mall.