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The Cracker Barrel at 6700 N. 27th St. will soon start selling alcohol.

If you’ve ever wanted to crack open a beer at your local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, your time may be coming soon.

The chain that’s known for traditional American food wants to add beer and wine to its Lincoln location at 6700 N. 27th St.

Last month, the company applied to the state for a liquor license, and on Wednesday, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission approved a special permit to allow the restaurant to sell alcohol both to diners and on a carryout basis.

Cracker Barrel last fall tested alcohol stores in a few stores and then said it planned to add sales to about 600 of its stores nationwide by early next year.

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