Shops and restaurants were doing a brisk trade on Friday. Waiters at La Buvette Grocery and Wine Bar, a bistro in the gentrified old market area, said this week-end is always one of the busiest of the year. The rest of Omaha’s old market was also jamming.
At least one vendor — this one on the outskirts of the city — was looking for more than a good day’s business.
Chops Bowling advertised unlimited hours of bowling fun for just one Class A Berkshire Hathaway share.
To the unititated that might sound like a good deal. But none of the 35,000expected to convene here this week-end for what is referred to by Buffett himself as “Woodstock for capitalists” will be fooled.
Even after falling nearly 40 percent since last September, a single class A share was still worth $92,005 at Friday’s close.