The Journal Star asked readers: What amenities do you most want downtown?
In the online poll, respondents overwhelmingly favored getting a full-service grocery store. It had 214 votes, compared with the next-highest response demanding more parking.
“We want a grocery store!” Jake Wolf said. “The biggest downside to living downtown is that there’s no grocery store. Trader Joe’s would make gobs of money down here.”
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Work is underway on Canopy Row, a redevelopment project along Canopy Street between N and O streets, that will have a full-service market.
Many poll responses focused on transportation. "Lincoln needs to figure out how to be an actual city downtown,” Ella Mook said. “Transportation isn’t accommodating; bike lanes aren’t thought out, putting bikers in danger.”
Jamie Conklin’s wish? “Outdoor heaters in beer gardens!”