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  • Glassed from the past: Two keep craft of Vitrolite installation alive

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Tim Dunn and Hank Falkenberg are working on restoration of the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City. The two also worked on the only other known restoration of Vitrolite glass facade at the Film Exchange buildings along Film Row in Oklahoma City.

  • Videos, photo exhibit at Oklahoma City library share stories of homeless

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    A photography exhibit and the newest Share Your Story video, which describes the impact of libraries on the homeless community, will be on view starting Monday at the Downtown Library in Oklahoma City.

  • Court documents hint rival bidder seeks ownership of downtown OKC's First National Center

    BY BRIANNA BAILEYAND STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writers bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Court documents filed this week in a case concerning ownership of the financially troubled First National Center say there may be a second bidder for the property.

  • Edmond developers can build or put up money

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Members of the Central Edmond Urban Development Board recommended to the city council this week a plan to allow downtown developers to put up a fee with the city instead of constructing parking spaces.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Aug. 28, 2015

    By Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Read the transcript of Steve Lackmeyer's OKC Central chat for Friday, August 28, 2015.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City's First National Center faces utility cut-offs, code violation

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER AND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City was hit Thursday with city code violation notices for nonworking elevators and escalators as well as notices that its water and electricity could be turned off.

  • Tenants at Oklahoma City's First National Center prepare to take flight

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Some First National tenants find themselves in limbo as management works to keep elevators, air conditioning running at the 33-story downtown Oklahoma City tower. While some are preparing to flee their offices for better conditions, others with long-term leases call their situation "unacceptable."

  • New home loan rules will further delay closing, title executive warns

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The new mortgage disclosure rules going into effect Oct. 1 could extend the current closing process 10 to 15 days or more for the average home sale contract. So, buyers and sellers should be prepared, said Ted C. Jones, chief economist and senior vice president forOklahoma's Stewart Title...

  • Oklahoma City panel moves forward on MAPS 3 park plan

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Plans for a 3-acre park in downtown Oklahoma City to capture rainwater have been approved by the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board

  • What it's like inside the First National Center right now

    Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The utilities were still on Thursday, but the escalators, as well as elevators on the upper floors of the First National Center are inoperable. State agencies are continuing their exodus from the property. Movers are carrying out boxes and furniture down the stairwells, which do not have air...

  • Recent events prompt choosing good news over the bad headlines

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Inspired by recent bad headlines in the news, The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer decides to spend his day telling good news stories.

  • Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley thrives once more

    By Heather Warlick  Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Automobile Alley, a stretch of Broadway Avenue just north of downtown Oklahoma City, once was filled with showrooms featuring the latest and greatest in automobiles. But the area has been reinvented as a social district the past several years as young entrepreneurs have set up shop, selling wares...

  • 'Profit Doctor' offers builders medicine to enhance teamwork

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    With construction still dealing with a post-crash workforce shortage, “it is imperative to have a dedicated team all pulling in the same direction,” expert says at homebuilders event in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Sonic carhops prepare for skating competition in Oklahoma City

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Skating carhops were practicing their jumps and spins in Sonic Corp.'s Bricktown headquarters Tuesday in preparation for the company's s annual carhop skate-off finals.




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