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  • OKC Central Live Chat 10:30 a.m. Today, Special Chat at Elemental at 1:30 p.m. Today

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Last week’s OKC Central Live Chat was a marathon session, going almost three hours before I finally had to call it quits with still at least a dozen questions and comments that didn’t get posted. I will not be going three hours today. Due to other obligations, today’s chat will last an hour, with...

  • FREE Live Music by Anatomy of Frank, Sunday at Yucatan Taco on the Bricktown Canal

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    I constantly hear from folks who want to see Oklahoma City become more of a live music scene, not just featuring local artists and bands, but acts from across the country. Judd Fisher, owner of Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar and Grill was presented with an opportunity to host a performance by The...

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

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    OKC Central Live chat resumes today at its normal time. Comments and questions can be posted starting at 10 a.m. at NewsOK. The discussion will start at 10:30 a.m. This next month I will resume to have guests on the chat with scheduled visits by City Manager Jim Couch and Planning Director Aubrey...

  • More About the Billboard and the Maywood Apartments

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Live tweeting at public meetings has its drawbacks. Such was the case at the Downtown Design Review meeting on Thursday. I tweeted out what was said by Mark Tolson, architect on the second phase of the Maywood apartment development. He told the committee that Lamar advertising had refused to...

  • Remodeling Set for 16th Street Plaza Shopping Center

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Steve Mason isn’t wasting much time improving the Plaza Shopping Center he recently purchased along NW 16th just east of Indiana Avenue.  As I reported in May, the building is the largest in the district – 27,000 square feet. Steve reports he is remodeling the 9,500-square-foot space that...

  • Changes at the Colcord Hotel, Flint and Vast

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

                  Paul Coury is returning as operator of the Colcord Hotel and is teaming up with Kurt Fleischfresser, chef and owner of The Coach House, who will oversee restaurant operations. Coury is no stranger to the Colcord – he bought the century-old office...

  • Something You Didn't Know About the Stage Center Development

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority formerly issued a request for development proposals for the property south of Stage Center. The request has no real surprises. As I first reported last month, Urban Renewal director Cathy O’Connor put out the request after inquiries expressed by...

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

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    OKC Central Live Chat is at the normal time Friday. Comments and questions can be posted starting at 10 a.m. at NewsOK, the discussion starts at 10:30 a.m.

  • More Love for OKC

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    The world’s most visible newspaper and an impressive upstart  website proclaiming to be the “encyclopedia of cool” both gave Oklahoma City some nice props today. In the New York Times, Oklahoma City is held up as a city where people are moving to for opportunity and an escape from the high...

  • OKC Central Chat

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Jeff 10:38 a.m. Good morning Steve. Thanks again for doing the chat! Steve Lackmeyer 10:38 a.m. Thanks! Steve Lackmeyer 10:38 a.m. Chat delayed 5 minutes South OKC Guest 10:45 a.m. Have you taken the bus lately? I tried it out earlier this week. First morning bus ran late so I missed my transfer...

  • Will Chase Move Downtown Branch Out of Cotter Ranch Tower?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    For years, a 1,014-square-foot, one-story building at the corner of Dean A. McGee and Broadway has stood as a reminder of what was one of downtown’s two largest, anchor banks – Liberty Bank & Trust Co. For decades, Liberty and First National were rival power houses, quite literally calling...

  • OKC Central News Briefs - Midtown's Town House Hotel, Citizens Bank on NW 23

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    So much is going on, I’m resorting to a round-up on some ongoing stories and ones to keep an eye on over the next weeks and months. We’re still waiting to find out who, if anybody, will see their bid accepted for downtown’s long neglected landmark, First National Center. A group I’d call a “dream...

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