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Big boxes bouncing back in Oklahoma City

Rising demand and a lack of construction has new users buying and leasing up space that glutted the market just three years ago, according to brokers with CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma.

BY RICHARD MIZE Published: February 16, 2013

Oklahoma City has been soaking up the empty big-box retail space, and more than half the vacancy available in 2010 is back in use.

That’s according to brokers Mark Inman and Stuart Graham with CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma, who started tracking big empty stores — those 18,000 square feet and larger — three years ago, when a glut was hitting landlords hard. Then, Inman and Graham counted 30 vacant spaces totaling 1,248,800 square feet.

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