The Old Market district has been a mixed use historic district long before this was a trend in other cities. This area was developed around 1970 by Sam Mercer. The signature brick streets and brick buildings make this a unique area in the city that is the first stop for many visitors. The area is a small section of the downtown area which is bound by 10th Street, 13th Street, Farnham Street and Jones Street. It is a registered historic district that contains many historic buildings.
If you haven’t been to the area lately I suggest you come back downtown. You can find a great place to eat from a casual meal to a date night dinner. There are 2 restaurants from the original development: V. Mertz and Le Bouillon (formerly The French Cafe). Spend an afternoon shopping or visiting art galleries. Enjoy a drink with some of the best people watching in the city. Enjoy some very talented street performers.
Discover what’s new in the Old Market district by joining one of the Nebraska Tour Company walking tour experiences: