First off, I'm not officially a resident of Lincoln, North Dakota.  I live a couple miles south of the city and drive by it everyday to work.  I get gas in Lincoln, shop at the little grocery store (John's Food Center), who I love by the way.  Super friendly staff, and they always have either US 103-3 or Cool 98.7 on the radio inside the store.  I work on both these stations, so double props.  So, I consider the city of Lincoln, my adopted hometown.  I even have it as my home on my facebook page.

However, as much as I like small-town Lincoln, it does need some obvious businesses to improve the quality of life within the city, in my humble opinion.  So here's my Lincoln wish list.

First and foremost we need a "car wash" in the city of Lincoln.  Kind of surprised that Cenex doesn't have one.  The Cenex in Lincoln rocks by the way, and I asked one of the employees why the station doesn't have one?  It didn't sound like it was in the plans at the time of the question.  It really sucks having to drive 15 minutes into Bismarck to get your car washed, only to turn around, and have it dirty by the time you get back home.  Do you know what I'm saying?

Next would be a "Subway."  We have a great Pizza place (Dj's), but it would be nice to have a fast-food option of some sort.  Seems strange to me, a city the size of Lincoln doesn't have a Subway.  A lot smaller towns in North Dakota the size of Lincoln have a Subway.

Other businesses or services we need in no particular order.  Some sort of medical clinic, city outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hockey-skating rink, tennis courts, another park, I would love to add a Target, (but that might be asking for a little too much) butcher shop, daycare center, hardware store, and finally a Dairy Queen.

There you have it, small-town living at its finest.  What did I forget Lincoln?  Let me know in the comment section.


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