Take a Break for Breakfast Downtown Lincoln, NE


If you’re like the other 31 million Americans who skip breakfast each day, at around 9:00 am, you begin to feel a rumble in your stomach. But this is no polite rumble, it strategically waits until everyone in the conference room or class room is silent, and then it unleashes its loudest and most ferocious roar so that everyone around you knows exactly what you did to it.

Lucky for you, downtown Lincoln offers a number of great eateries where you can go to appease your appetite in the morning. We think you’ll be surprised at the different types of places that serve breakfast and/or brunch downtown -from morning-time staples like Bruegger’s Bagels, The Egg & I, and Starbuck’s, to more unique options like Maggie’s Vegetarian Café, Sultan’s Kite, and Qdoba – so we’ve compiled them all into one list, along with the days and times they’re open, and a brief description of the types of items offered.  Visit bit.ly/y9RXdN for the complete list.

Recent and ongoing developments spotlight the reoccurring vitality of downtown Lincoln:

Last month resulted in a large amount of building improvements and alterations, leading to an investment of $1,429,375 in downtown construction projects. This includes $156,150 worth of structural enhancements, $1,000,000 worth of public works and utilities enhancements, and $273,225 worth of office/professional building improvements.

Downtown Business News

No Need to Check-in to Check Out Cornhusker Hotel’s Terrace Grille and Five Reasons Lounge

Among one of the first few high rises in the city, the ten-story hotel opened at the corner of 13th and M with just under 300 rooms. After half a century of guest service and over a million guests later, the owners decided it was time for the stoic building to get an overhaul.

The hotel was closed for nearly two years for renovations, opening once again in 1983 as The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel. Among the additions to the revamped hotel was the Terrace Grille, a restaurant located on the first floor, as well as The Five Reasons Lounge, a hybrid restaurant and nightspot located on the second floor of the hotel.

The Terrace Grill offers a variety of American food, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year.

General Manager Bob Buehler says that while a good amount of people that fill the restaurant are guests at the hotel, The Terrace Grill has proved to be a great option for downtown employees and visitors to meet with clients, constituents and friends.

“You never know who is going to walk into our restaurant. Country music star Dierks Bentley, Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are just a few of the well known people that have recently visited our restaurant.”

In addition to running things at the Terrace Grille, Buehler is also the manager of The Five Reasons Lounge. The lounge has a number of flat screen TVs and offers the same appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees as the Terrace Grille.

While The Terrace Grille and The Five Reasons Lounge may not be as visible as some of the other restaurants and bars downtown, there’s nothing unclear about the food, drinks, atmosphere and friendly service that have made them both Lincoln treasures for over 25 years.

The Cornhusker Hotel, Terrace Grille and 5 Reasons Lounge are located on 13th Street between L and M Streets. Phone: 402-474-7474

Founded in 1967, the Downtown Lincoln Association provides services and champions initiatives for maintaining and enhancing our vibrant downtown. Our vision is to create an energetic downtown environment where we live, learn, work, invest and play. DLA has evolved into a multi-faceted organization supporting a wide range of programs and activities including maintenance, economic development and advocacy.

For a complete listing of downtown businesses, events and residences visit us on the web at www.downtownlincoln.org. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/downtownlincoln.

by Terry Uland, President
Downtown Lincoln Association