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  • Arts District Garage Now Open

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, now known as EMBARK, hosted the grand opening of the new Arts District Parking Garage Tuesday afternoon. The $24.5 million, 10-story garage at 431 W Main, between Walker and Hudson, adds 802 new parking spaces to Downtown Oklahoma City...

  • Fix Finally Underway on NE 2 Sidewalk Obstacle - The Rest of the Story

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Over the past couple of years I must have written about a half dozen blog posts questioning, challenging and even mocking City Hall’s actions involving the sidewalk in front of the 2nd Street Lofts in Deep Deuce. I predicted early on, before the arrival of an Aloft Hotel, an Urban Johnnie’s, a...

  • Cool Renovation Underway at 1116 N Robinson Avenue

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    A transformation is taking place in Midtown at 1116 N Robinson Avenue. The building, previously home to a prosthetics company and manufacturer, sold earlier this year to attorney Gary Homsey. People are applauding the quick removal of the awning that covered up the finer details of this Art Deco...

  • A Less Expensive Solution

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    As I reported this weekend, the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday will be asked to restore $30 million to the budget for the MAPS 3 convention center that was taken out when the project was located on the site of the former Fred Jones Ford dealership instead of where an OG&E substation is...

  • OKC Scary Central Live Chat 10:30 a.m. Today

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    It’s been a long but good week. We have wonderful fall weather today for the annual Carpe Diem chili cook-off hosted by VI Marketing is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today on Park Avenue. For $10 you get three bowls of chili and a drink. Scheduling conflicts have kept me away during prior years – […]

  • Carne Diem - Seize the Bowl of Chili!

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    The third annual Carne Deim chili cook-off street party is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday – a cool event hosted by VI Marketing. The street party on Park Avenue between Broadway and Robinson will feature tents with chili served by some of the city’s best restaurants, a live roof-top...

  • Jill's Story

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A lot of smart, talented and creative folks are involved in transforming downtown Oklahoma City into something special. One of those folks is Jill Delozier, who has overseen marketing and community relations for the past three years. Sometimes we’re all guilty of forgetting that each person has a...

  • Another Great Family Event for Bricktown - "Brick or Treat"

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    I continue to be impressed by the promotions being launched  by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. since it took the reins at the Bricktown Association. I was skeptical of the set-up prior to its start, and I’m delighted to see just how wrong I was in thinking this change would be the detriment of...

  • Uncertain Future for the Walcourt

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    When the Walcourt Apartments first opened in 1928, the complex was the pride and joy of its developer, H.E. Mussen. The city was in the midst of an economic boom, and all across America it seemed as if good times were going to last forever. Mussen, a consulting engineer, took out a full page...

  • Will Hider: A Tour of The Edge in Midtown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    The Edge in Midtown is set to open next month. In the meantime, OKC Central contributor Will Hider is providing us with some great glimpses of what will be the biggest boost yet to Midtown housing:

  • When the Design Review Process Works

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Two images are on the Internet right now for the proposed Criterion concert venue in east Bricktown. The first image is one I received Thursday afternoon with the developers’ application to the Bricktown Design Review Committee that would have had the entrance mid-block. I held the story,...

  • OKC Central Live Chat 10:30 a.m. Today

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    I never met Edna Scott, THE Edna of Edna’s on Classen Circle. But I knew of her bar, I knew of the joy she brought to thousands of folks who have visited her bar over the year. As interns did their stints at The Oklahoman, as college graduates got their start in our newsroom, one […]



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