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  • No Special Effort at Design for Core to Shore?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Proposed Best Western for Core to Shore   This week may offer up some of the most damning evidence yet that the months spent by members of the Core to Shore Task Force for almost a decade amounted to a lot of pretty renderings, massive public spending, but little connection to the realities...

  • Cayla Lewis to take over at 16th Street Plaza District

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The Plaza District Association announced today Cayla Lewis, previously its community relations coordinator, will take over as its Executive Director. “We’re excited to bring Cayla on board,” said Plaza District Association Board President, Kristen Wilson. “We feel that Cayla has the expertise and...

  • No OKC Central Live Chat This Week - But I Do Have Updates

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Friday will be mostly a day where I will be preparing for my first ever 5k walk at Sunday’s National Memorial Marathon. I will, however, provide some quick updates to address questions that have been asked over the past few weeks. Bricktown Towers is Dead This one was actually born dead, though a...

  • Flooding on Park Avenue Where Project 180 Rebuilding is Underway

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Project 180 has had plenty of challenges over the past few years. Today, an apparent water main break is disrupting construction on the stretch of Park Avenue being rebuilt between Broadway and Robinson Avenue. Casey Cornett provided the following video: "Get some more beavers down here and build...

  • First Look: Bricktown Burgers to be Transformed into New Dominos Restaurant

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    A lot of folks were saddened as Dick Parr closed the doors at Bricktown Burgers in December. The restaurant was around for two decades and customers loved Dick’s fresh onion burgers and of course, they loved the man himself. But truth be told, the restaurant was worn out looks wise and was never...

  • Criticism and Memories

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Some readers have indicated they are less than thrilled with the proposed design for an eight-story building at the gateway to downtown at NW 5 and Harrison, while others are sharing memories of the neighborhood as it once was a long time ago. As reported earlier this week, the eight-story...

  • First Look at Rand Elliott's Addition to Downtown's Flat Iron Building

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Let’s start with a statement we can all agree with: architect Rand Elliott is not subtle. This past year he and Chuck Ainsworth needed to work a bit with the Urban Renewal Authority commissioners before getting their approval for designs that included adding a third floor to the long-blighted...

  • First Look at Bricktown's Steelyard Hotels

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    ADG, which won accolades for its design of the Bricktown Inn Express, is once again working with Texas-based NewcrestImage on two hotels that will be built at the northeast corner of Joe Carter Avenue and Sheridan Avenue. Officials with NewcrestImage declined to provide another update on the...

  • Celebrating Healthy Living (and having fun) at Open Streets

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Aerial Photo by Stephen Tyler, stphntylr.com The second annual Open Streets festival on Uptown NW 23 drew thousands on what was a perfect afternoon weather wise. Some of you have followed my brief updates on my journey to better health. Two years ago I couldn’t have even contemplated walking...

  • Join Me For A Tour of the Hotel Marion and Appetizers and Drinks at Broadway/10 Chophouse

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

        On Monday, March 9th (next week), The Oklahoman will be hosting another Oklahoman VIP tour and visit with developers for subscribers. A lot of readers have expressed interest in the Hotel Marion at 110 NW 10, a 108-year-old gem of a building which was boarded up and on the verge of...

  • The Oklahoman's Downtown History

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    While preparing coverage for this weekend’s coverage of The Oklahoman’s move to downtown, I delved into the history of the newspaper and sought to resolve, at least for myself, what seemed to be a contradiction in books and stories produced over the years about the paper’s early days. There was...

  • Century Center, Then and Now

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The Sheraton Century Center Hotel (now just known as the Sheraton Hotel) and Century Center Mall were developed concurrently and really represented the only hotel and retail ever built during the heyday of downtown Oklahoma City’s original Urban Renewal era of the 1960s and 1970s The hotel opened...

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