Omaha bars weathering pricey lime crisis

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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 am

Most Omaha bartenders are just getting in the swing of spring cocktails, many of which focus on the fresh tang of citrus, and this year they’re running into what may become a real roadblock.

Limes, a staple at restaurants, bars and grocery stores, have doubled in price during the past two months after heavy storms in Mexico, and Omaha bartenders — along with bars and restaurants across the United States — are beginning to feel the squeeze. So far, most bars aren’t removing limes from the menu, but if the price hikes continue, they may have to.

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