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Pancheros dining out

Tortilla dough is placed on the tortilla press for a burrito at Panchero's Mexican Grill in 2012. Panchero's closed earlier this summer.

I have some restaurant and bar news to report, some of which is a little old, but not everyone may know about it.

* Pancheros closed at East Park Plaza earlier this summer. That location lasted a little longer than the one at SouthPointe Pavilions did, but not by much. It seems Lincolnites didn't really take to Pancheros like they have to many other chain Mexican places.

* On a more positive note, Phat Jack's BBQ is opening a second location at 101 S.W. 14th St. (essentially 14th and West O) According to Phat Jack's Facebook page, the new location will have a liquor license and serve beer and wine.

* Which Wich, a Dallas-based sandwich chain, opened its first Lincoln location at Sixth and P streets earlier this week.

* Jake's Cigars & Spirits has been working since early August on remodeling the former Doozy's space next door. Jake's says on its Facebook page that the space will have a second bar with more taps as well as a non-smoking section. No word on when it will be open.

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Business editor/reporter

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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