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  • Police Association Offers No Response on Garage Land Swap

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Nov 14, 2017

    Last Friday I broke the story on Dennis and David Box offering to swap a 118-space parking lot on Main Street with a much smaller 60-space parking lot owned by the Police Association to prevent the group from building a garage across the street from Bicentennial Park. To read the story, go...

  • OKC Central Wrap Up

    OKC Central Wrap Up Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Nov 13, 2017

      Citizens Bank of Edmond is showing off some shots of their future home in Midtown. The bank will be joining Barrio’s and Hall’s Pizza Kitchen at the former Swanson’s Tire building. Speaking of Citizens Bank, they are continuing to make in-roads as a community partner in urban core of...

  • Fire on 26th floor of First National

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sun, Nov 5, 2017

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire on the 26th floor of First National Center shortly after noon today. The 1931 Art Deco tower is empty and being redeveloped into upscale apartments, a hotel, restaurants and shops. As reported in The Oklahoman, interior demolition and asbestos removal is...

  • OKC Central: 701 Hudson update

    OKC Central: 701 Hudson update Updated: Thu, Nov 2, 2017

    Brent Swift's first entry into downtown development is absolutely changing the streetscape along Hudson and NW 6 and showing how just one corner can transform the connection between the Central Business District and Midtown.

  • Changing Signs in Bricktown

    Changing Signs in Bricktown Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2017

    New signs are popping up throughout Bricktown pointing to ongoing development and changes in the state's premier urban entertainment district. It's great to see the mix of old and new style signage at the Candy Factory Building at the main entrance too Bricktown at Sheridan Avenue. The AC Hotel...

  • Join Bricktown Brewery 25th Celebration at 6 p.m.

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    So forgive me, but sometimes I have weeks where getting anything done is a major effort and quite frankly, my burn out this week was pretty severe. This is something not every writer or reporter will admit to - at least not to their readers. But sharing this sort of thing is the sort of back and...

  • First Glimpse of LED Crown at BOK Park Plaza Tower

    First Glimpse of LED Crown at BOK Park Plaza Tower Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

    Kevin Motto is among those who I follow on Twitter who are constantly providing great pictures and updates on all that is going on downtown (I can't be everywhere all the time!). Last night he provided us with photos of what I believe was the first lighting of the LED crown atop BOK Park Plaza,...

  • Work proceeding on new museum in Bricktown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Oct 12, 2017

    Building permits have been filed with the city as the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the Jim Thorpe Museum proceeds with its move to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark where the legendary athlete's story will be shared with millions who visit the entertainment district. The hall of fame and...

  • More Mural Art Coming to Bricktown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Oct 11, 2017

    The “Earth to Sky” mural on the north wall of the Sheridan Avenue underpass by Chad “Nish” Earles and Rhiana Deck, and “Strength of the Woman” by J. NiCole Hatfield and Steven Grounds have proven to be a strong, vibrant addition to the main entry to Bricktown. The last downtown entry into...

  • Eyesore on Film Row purchased by Hall family

    Eyesore on Film Row purchased by Hall family Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Sep 21, 2017

    For the past few weeks I’ve been tracking pending sales on Film Row, and the latest $650,000 purchase by Hall Capital represents one of the last eyesores along what was known as skid row not too long ago. The Oklahoma Clutch Supply at 830 W Sheridan Ave. is actually a pretty cool building design...

  • Falling Asleep at the Wheel? Not Quite

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sat, Sep 9, 2017

    So here's the story: Apparently the driver's breaks went out and I'm told he decided driving on the sidewalk was a better option than rear-ending the car ahead. He jumped the curb in front of Atomic Lotus Tattoo and was on the sidewalk for about 150 feet before he got wedged between the light...

  • Special OKC Central Live Guest - City Manager Jim Couch

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Sep 1, 2017

    OKC Central Live Chat starts at the normal time today, 9:30 a.m. at But thanks to some schedule changes, I no longer have to limit them to one hour. So today I will have City Manager Jim Couch joining us from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to answer your questions about the upcoming...

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