Rachel Halbmaier is the Director of Events for Omaha’s newest district, The Capitol District. I talked with her shortly after the opening of their first bars. The St. Patrick’s weekend opening of 3 venues brought over 5,000 people to the District. She is now busy working on plans for the College World Series to make sure that our locals and visitors have fun in the new outdoor entertainment courtyard space with a big screen.
Rachel first worked at the Railyard District in Lincoln. She came to Omaha to briefly work with the Omaha Chamber on the Riverfront project. She was lured to the Capitol District by developer Mike Moylan. The range of event options in the new area made it the best choice for her.
The apartment building is leasing quickly. The District will announce new venues in the coming weeks. They have already announce the new steakhouse, J. Gilbert, in the corner of the Marriott Hotel and Lighthouse Pizza. There are plans for a new jazz club as well. Each year Annie’s Irish Pub will take over the courtyard for St. Patrick’s Day. Share your photos from the District using #DiscoverOmaha.