Metro Jacksonville takes a visit to one of the more successful downtown revitalization scenes in the country: Omaha, Nebraska.
Now known as the Old Market, this historic district was originally developed to sell groceries wholesale and retail in the late-19th century. It is located next to the former Jobbers Canyon Historic District. Destroyed in 1989, the 19th century warehouse area represents the largest National Register historic district in the United States lost to date.
For more on Jobbers Canyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobbers_Canyon_Historic_District
The Old Market is a neighborhood located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and is bordered by South 10th Street. The neighborhood has many restaurants, art galleries and upscale shopping. The area retains its brick paved streets from the turn of the century, horse-drawn carriages, and covered sidewalks in some areas. It is not uncommon to see a variety of street performers, artists, and other vendors.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Market_(Omaha,_Nebraska)