A message from the executive director
. . . OPC lunch service will resume June 2; please join us!
Dear Omaha Press Club community:
After a lengthy closing, management and the board are putting our efforts into the continued success and viability of the club. We are going to need your support more now than ever in the club’s history. I ask that you make every effort to use your membership by in-house dining or purchasing food to go, either through our Express menu (for pickup or delivery; available to building residents) or through our new Curbside To Go service.
The Omaha Press Club will open for limited service starting on Tuesday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. The initial opening will have limited staffing and hours. We will start with serving lunches during our regular lunchtime hours, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club will be broken up into five different dining areas, and we will limit seating to one table per area until demand increases. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, so the view is always fantastic, no matter where you sit. As traffic increases, staffing and business hours will increase.
The regular lunch menu will be used in the restaurant (using disposable paper menus) and the Express menu will be available in the bank buildings for pickup or delivery. We have added a new Family Meals menu for Curbside To Go pickup service. For customers in the First National Bank buildings, we will make deliveries to the guard stations in both buildings every half an hour. Also for customers in the buildings, we will also have pickup available on the half-hour: 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Curbside To Go: Christine will deliver pre-ordered family meals to the 10-minute parking on Dodge Street near the entrance of the DoubleTree Hotel. Pickup slots will be available at the top of every hour: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Family meals can be ordered online the day before from our website.
If dining in, validated parking will be available in the Central City Garage — however, please note that you will have to walk down the sidewalk to the 16th and Dodge entrance to enter the building.
For public safety, the Press Club door will be propped open during business hours so you will not have to touch the door handle to enter or exit.
Sanitizer stations will be set up near each restroom.
First National is mandating that all employees were face masks in common areas (lobbies, hallways and elevators). This will also be the rule for members coming to the Press Club while in the common areas.
Our goal is precautions for all as we begin to reopen the restaurant slowly and carefully, to provide a service to our membership, FNBO employees and building tenants.
We will be following Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for all cleaning and preparations. http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/COVID-19-Restaurant-In-Room-Dining-Reopening-Guidelines.pdf
To reach me during this time, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and see you at the club,
Steve L Villamonte Sr. CEC, BS
Omaha Press Club
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To promote excellence in communications and media professions through fellowship, education and advocacy of freedom of information.
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Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 5:30pm-close Thursday-Saturday
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Tuesday-Saturday
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