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Scheels has installed a 16-car, 65-foot Ferris wheel at its new location in SouthPointe Pavilions, pictured Tuesday. The new store will open Sept. 27.
The Scheels aquarium will have more than 600 fish by the time the store opens Sept. 27.
Husker fans and others will have to do without Scheels for a couple of weeks.
The sporting goods retailer closed its SouthPointe Pavilions store Sunday night in preparation for a move to its new store built just a few dozen feet away.
The new Scheels store, which at 220,000 square feet is more than three times larger than the old one, is scheduled to open Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.
In addition to more merchandise, the new store will offer a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 100 species of fish, a 65-foot-tall Ferris wheel, a bowling alley, shooting gallery, wildlife mountain and cafe.
The old Scheels store, which has been one of the mall's anchors since it opened in March of 2000, will be torn down to make way for a 1,000-stall parking garage, which also will have about 22,000 square feet of retail space.
Demolition should start soon, although details are still being finalized, with construction expected to start in January and the garage projected to open before the end of next year.
The City Council approved a 1 percent occupation tax on most sales at the mall to pay for the $20 million garage.
What's going up in Lincoln
300 N. 48th Street
A Spectrum retail store will be the first tenant for a retail building under construction at the former Skate Zone site at 300 N. 48th St. Construction on a hotel at the site is likely to start in the next two to three months.
Tommy's Express Car Wash
Workers put together the red, steel frame for Tommy's Express Car Wash north of 70th and O Streets in November. The site was formerly home to Texas T-Bone and Lone Star Steakhouse, among other restaurants.
Lied Place Residences
A 300-foot mobile crane sits ready to erect a 280-foot tower crane at the site of the future Lied Place Residences in November.
Mourning Hope Grief Center
The new Mourning Hope Grief Center takes shape in December on South Folsom Street next to the Willard Community Center.
An architectural rendering shows the first phase of a renovation project at Nebraska Wesleyan University, which will replace seats in McDonald Theatre.
New football complex
Nebraska's proposed new football facility ties in with the East Stadium Plaza and other buildings on the NU campus. "This is going to be an unbelievable move for athletics here at Nebraska and something that’s going to change this place in a big way," said NU Associate Athletic Director for Football Matt Davison.
Sun Valley Lanes
This rendering shows the new bar planned at Sun Valley Lanes.
Campion Development has proposed some changes to its student-oriented housing project at Ninth and M streets.
Telegraph Lofts East rises in the foreground, followed by Telegraph Flats, while looking west toward downtown Lincoln in September.
Southpointe Parking Garage
A parking garage is going up at the end of September on the site of the former Scheels building at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Lancaster Event Center
Water hookups and electrical boxes line the new campground under construction at the Lancaster Event Center.
The Gold’s Building at 11th and O streets has been sold to a real estate investment company that plans a $15 million-$20 million redevelopment that will include a 110-room hotel.
Bryan Physician Network
Bryan Physician Network broke ground at 84th and Pioneers on a new building that will be home to Southeast Lincoln Family Medicine and a second Bryan Urgent Care location.
Southeast Community College's Education Square downtown was renovated, with enhanced security.
Nebraska Innovation Campus hotel
An architectural rendering shows a six-story hotel proposed for 21st Street and Transformation Drive on Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Construction on the Olsson building in the Haymarket in July.
There's a healthy use of granite and marble throughout the rooms and public spaces, including bathrooms at The Kindler Hotel.
This rendering shows what the Eastmont campus at 6315 O St. will look like after its planned $50 million expansion.
Lincoln Children's Zoo
The new Wild Kingdom Theater is part of the expanded Lincoln Children's Zoo that opened in May.
Ninth & O development
New renderings show a preliminary design for a hotel on the southeast corner of Ninth and O streets.
Prison Open House
The new, 160-bed women's unit at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln was built to be a therapeutic space. It features earth tones, natural lighting and wood throughout the building.
The Stack Lofts
The Stack at 1222 P St. includes 27 market-rate apartments -- three two-bedroom units, 20 one-bedroom units and four studios, some with balcony access.
Wilderness Nature Camp
The Lincoln Parks Foundation is raising money to build a new Wilderness Nature Camp building at Pioneers Park Nature Center.
Great Plains Beef
This rendering shows Great Plains Beef's planned new administration building at 84th Street and Havelock Avenue.