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Old Market businesses faring well after holiday season

Posted at 10:21 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 23:21:03-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Businesses in the Old Market stayed busy during the holiday season. Stores in the downtown shopping and dining district said business was strong between Christmas and New Years.

"Business close to the holidays has actually been picking up," said Gloria Sanchez, the manager at Poke Boba House. Sanchez said the resteraunt saw larger numbers of patrons on Christmas.

"We're only one of the few places that were open so we had more traffic than we expected," Sanchez said.

Business seems to slow down right around January 1 when people make their resolutions to quit drinking, quit smoking and quit spending money which is what you do here," said Paul Dinoff, the general manager at Havana Garage, a cigar bar in the Old Market.

Throughout the Old Market, people were busy shopping and stopping by all the restaurants the neighborhood had to offer.

"People still flock down here, the lights are still part of the tradition," Dinoff said. "I don't see a noticeable dip. I don't think the Old Market is dying yet."

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