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A pedestrian talks on a cellular phone as he walks past a MetroPCS authorized dealer in New York. Two MetroPCS stores have opened in Lincoln.

Retail roundup is an occasional feature that will provide updates on retail stores in Lincoln and surrounding areas that are opening, closing, expanding or doing something else that is noteworthy.

O'Reilly Auto Parts

The Springfield, Missouri-based company filed a $473,000 building permit Feb. 20 to remodel a portion of the former Westlake Hardware space in the southeast corner of Van Dorn Plaza at 48th and Van Dorn Streets.

Company officials did not respond to a request for comment about how much of the space they are leasing or when the store will be ready to open.

O'Reilly Auto Parts has four other Lincoln locations.

Dollar Tree

According to a building permit filed Feb. 14, Dollar Tree is planning a store in The Meadows shopping center at 70th and Van Dorn streets.

The store will go into part of the space formerly occupied by Russ's Market. Russ's had 50,000 square feet. Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park confirmed in December that it is taking 34,000 square feet of the space. According to its website, Dollar Tree's stores are between 8,000 and 10,000 feet in size.


The prepaid wireless carrier that is part of T-Mobile has opened three stores in Lincoln.

A MetroPCS store opened last month at 2615 O St., another opened around the same time at 1020 South St. and a third opened just recently at 27th and South streets.

Those stores join three T-Mobile stores that have opened in Lincoln in the past six months, with a fourth one planned to open later this year.

Ross Dress For Less

The discount apparel and home fashion retailer opened its first Nebraska store in Omaha on Saturday.

Ross, which offers merchandise similar to what you would find in Marshalls or TJ Maxx, opened in a more-than 21,000-square-foot space at the L Street Marketplace shopping center at 120th and L streets.

The California-based retailer said it has plans for 75 new stores in 2018.

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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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