Retail Roundup: Omaha Pet Food Store to Open in Lincoln | Local business news

If you have a long dog or a big cat – or any other type of dog or cat for that matter – there’s a new store coming to town that you might want to visit.

Long Dog Fat Catan Omaha-based company specializing in natural pet foods, is planning its first store in Lincoln.

The location is under development at GlynOaks Plaza on South 84th Street, and general manager Bob Sjostrom said it will likely open next spring.

“We’ve been watching Lincoln for a while,” Sjostrom said, noting that the company has many Lincoln customers who travel to one of its five Omaha-area locations.

Long Dog Fat Cat sells natural pet food, which Sjostrom called its “bread and butter,” but it also offers natural treats such as dog birthday cakes and beef jerky. And the store offers grooming services and also sells pet accessories, such as collars and leashes.

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Owners Kazu Gotoh and Indre Seibutyte, who both came to the area as students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, started the business in 2009 after struggling to find natural food options. for pets.

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The Lincoln location will be the company’s first outside of the Omaha metro area.

“We’re looking forward to trying our luck in Lincoln and seeing how we can help people there,” Sjostrom said.

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The vacant lot at 5625 O St., where a former strip mall was demolished earlier this year, apparently won’t remain vacant for long.

A building permit filed last month indicates that the site will be the new home of a Discount Tire store. The $950,000 permit says the building will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and contain both a tire showroom and an installation area.

It would be the first store in Lincoln for the chain, which is based in Arizona and says it has more than 1,000 stores in 35 states. He owns five stores in the Omaha area.

Company officials did not respond to an email seeking comment, so it is unclear when construction will begin or when the store is likely to open.

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A new furniture store has opened in part of the former Lincoln Lighting Center space at 40th and O streets.

Husker Sit N Sleep is based in Kearney, and the 40th and O store, which opened about two months ago, is its second location.

The store sells living room, dining room and bedroom furniture as well as accessories.

He says on his website that it specializes in selling “high quality furniture and mattresses at very affordable prices”.

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