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  • Are You an Oklahoman VIP?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    In about three months, The Oklahoman will be moving back home – to downtown, where it was a cultural, community and civic anchor for all but about the last two decades of its existence. This is a moment I’ve long dreamed about. When I first started at The Oklahoman in 1990, the newspaper was...

  • Pizzeria Gusto at The Rise Looking Good

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    It’s been fun following the progress of Pizzeria Gusto on Facebook these days. After months of delays, The Rise shopping center at NW 23 and Walker Avenue is really beginning to look good. The restoration of old buildings covered by crap for so many years is something I particularly love. Here’s...

  • Transcript for Monday Evening "Towers" OKC Central Live Chat

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    3:55 NewsOK: Hey everyone. Steve will be logging in at 7 p.m. to discuss competing proposals submitted to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority for property south of former Stage Center site. You can start submitting your questions now. 6:55 Steve Lackmeyer: Good evening everybody! So who...

  • Barons/Energy/Myriad Gardens Pop-Ups Questions? Join OKC Central Live Chat at 10:30 a.m.

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Over the past couple of years we’ve seen Bob Funk Jr.’s Prodigal operation become increasingly involved in contributing to the sports and cultural life downtown. I really appreciate Cassie Gage and Josh Evans over at Prodigal answering a last minute call from me today on Twitter to join me for a...

  • Changing Downtown Skyline: the New Arts Garage Shows Its Colors

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The above rendering was created more than a year ago by TAP Architecture to show what the new Arts Garage would look like when built. Now we get to see it for ourselves as the project nears completion. Thanks goes to Zach Nash at City Hall for providing these photos:

  • OKC Central Live Chat Special Guest: Planning Director Aubrey Hammontree

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    I’m very happy to be hosting the city’s new Planning Director, Aubrey Hammontree, on today’s OKC Central Live Chat. Due to schedule challenges (on my end), I’ll be holding this live chat to one hour. So I’ll be playing more of a moderator here than in normal chats in regard to ensuring questions...

  • Bleu Garten Magic - First Glimpse at OKC's First Full Time Food Truck Court

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Wow. That’s my first reaction to Bleu Garten, which celebrated a “soft-opening” tonight (Tuesday) with a simple approach – invite fun folks, opening up the beer and wine taps, invite just one food truck, and look out for any glitches before the real opening takes place on Thursday. If there were...

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

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OK, so the video is kinda dorky. But the music … ah heck, yeah, the music is still great. And sometimes you just have to “walk on.” I enjoyed a much needed vacation last week and traveled to the Ozark mountains. With beautiful clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, the timing couldn’t have been...

  • Friday Live Chat Cancelled

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

      I’ll be back with the normal schedule next week.  

  • The Actual Meet the Press Feature on Oklahoma City

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Meet the Press Feature on Oklahoma City

  • Great Oklahoma River Photos By NewsOK Contributor Will Hider

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

      I frequently feature the photography of Will Hider on OKC Central. I love his art – and it is art. He has an amazing knack for capturing our changing city in all of its vibrancy and excitement. Will is an “aw shucks” kind of guy who will usually respond to such praise by getting […]

  • An Apology

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

        EARLIER TODAY I POSTED THIS Two days ago I unveiled what I think reflects the future site plan for the Stage Center block. It was included in an overall set of drawings for the area around the future convention center prepared by city consultant Populous. Immediately, I was left to...



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