The Old Market District Omaha Reviews
Omaha's Arts and Dining District Aug 03, 2013
The Old Market Historic District is an outstanding adaptive reuse of Omaha's 19th and early 20th century produce warehouse neighborhood. The nine square block area is home to any number of restaurants, pubs, bars, art galleries, and boutiques. Stores range from Red Square, featuring Russian and Eastern European imports, to an award winning piercing and tattoo parlor. The area is lively at night, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. All this is housed in solid brick warehouse buildings built between 1885 and 1910. The upper floors have been converted into apartments and lofts, so the area is always inhabited. I really like that the building exteriors have been preserved, with an abundance of "ghost signs" to enjoy from businesses past.
A farmer's market with fresh produce and crafts is held every Saturday between May and October. We were here on a Saturday and enjoyed looking at the various produce and crafter displays. We couldn't take vegetables along, of course, but we found items like jewelry and Omaha hot sauce as gifts.
The Omaha Visitor Center is here, too.
You must stop by the Od Market when in Omaha for a flavor of the city's past and present.
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