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Sebastian's Table

Sebastian's Table in downtown Lincoln closed on Nov. 21, 2015.

Sebastian's Table owner Ground Up plans to reopen the tapas-style restaurant in southeast Lincoln this fall along with the company's fourth Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom location. The restaurants are going into a new building at GlynOaks Plaza, which is at 84th Street and Glynoaks Drive.

* Chick-fil-A received a waiver from the city zoning board so it can build a new restaurant with a drive-thru on the northwest corner of 48th and O streets. A Perkins Restaurant and Bakery sits on the site, but Chick-fil-A wants to purchase the site, tear down the Perkins and build a 4,000-square-foot restaurant of its own.

* Panera Bread might be planning to replace its Gateway Mall location with a standalone restaurant with a drive-thru window at 62nd and O streets, according to an application to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department. The building housing Great China Buffet, 6145 O St., would be torn down.

* Flapjacks American Diner, 230 N. 12th St., is closed, and building owner Glenbrook LLC is suing the restaurant owner, citing unpaid rent. Glenbrook owner Monte Froehlich is seeking new tenants, he told the Journal Star last month.

* The local owner of Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill, which opened in February in the Wilderness Hills shopping center near 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road, says he's already considering another Lincoln location, probably in the east or north part of town. The Lincoln Salsarita's is the first with a drive-thru.

* Tanner's Bar & Grill closed its 70th and A streets location, which was home to Grandmother's for more than 30 years before Tanner's opened there in 2016.

* The former owners of Twin Peaks and Yowie's Lodge in the redeveloped Tool House building at 800 Q St. are being sued by Speedway Properties and, separately, by investors in a failed Oklahoma Joe's. Speedway alleges the owners owe nearly $700,000 in unpaid rent, tenant improvements and other charges. The Oklahoma Joe's investors allege the owners used their money to subsidize Yowie's, which also used the space.

* Source. Eat Fit celebrated the opening of its third location, at 5020 N. 26th St. (near 27th and Superior). It offers health-conscious, chef-prepared meals that can be taken out or eaten on site.

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HUB CAFE, 250 N. 21st St. #3 — Sundays at the Hub Cafe are a meditation. The farm-to-table restaurant has found its speed — bustling and vibrant and completely laid back, with dishes that burst with goodness and coax you to slow down and savor. Peter Salter and I have taken to making the Union Plaza cafe our Sunday tradition, splitting a grown-up grilled cheese (co-jack cheese with kale pesto and mushrooms) and a cup of homemade soup — most recently potato leek. Oh, and a salted chocolate chip cookie paired with a smooth cup of drip coffee. Take a window seat if you can and watch spring emerge on the plaza. Go, local. — Cindy Lange-Kubick

Lincoln restaurants that closed in 2018

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