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Biz Buzz: Downtown Lincoln restaurant closes after 32 years
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Biz Buzz: Downtown Lincoln restaurant closes after 32 years


Diane Kann (center) helps her customers during a busy lunch hour at her sandwich shop, Highnooner's, in 2015. The restaurant, which has been owned by Diane's son since 2016, closed Friday.

People heading over to have lunch at Highnooner's Deli this week were greeted with a sign saying the restaurant has closed.

The longtime downtown eatery at 1414 O St. posted on Facebook that Friday was its last day in business. It did not give a reason for the closure.

The sandwich shop opened in 1987. Diane Kann, whose family had owned the Drumstick, started working there in 1988 and bought it the next year. She owned it until 2015, when she retired and sold it.

The first sale fell through, so she got her son, Dennis, to take it over. Dennis and his wife, Michelle, also run Lee's Chicken.

Lincoln restaurants that have closed in 2019

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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