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  • Excitement brews over coffee-tea shop coming to Bricktown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    The $18 million redevelopment of the 94-year-old, 70,000-square-foot building at 100 E Main in Oklahoma City is wrapping up this month, and Tapstone Energy is set to move into its offices this weekend.

  • Retail Likely for Gold Dome - Grocery Stores Looking at Anchor Spot

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Jonathan Russell may be the owner that finally "gets it" when it comes to finding an adaptive re-use of the Gold Dome. The property has been besieged with owners who have either over-thought the building and sought to maintain the open central lobby and continue with office space (Dr. Irene...

  • Promise of restored air conditioning comes after judge's order on OKC's First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Tenants in downtown Oklahoma City's First National Center are being assured they will encounter restored air conditioning when they return to work Friday.

  • OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, others break ground on first of four MAPS 3 senior wellness centers

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Mayor Mick Cornett and about 100 people gathered Wednesday morning in northwest Oklahoma City for a groundbreaking ceremony for the first of four MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers.

  • Heat loss: Heat, humidity threaten artwork in First National's great hall

    By Steve Lackmeyer and Brianna Bailey Business Writers | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Art historians, curators and preservationists warn that with the air conditioning turned off heat and humidity threaten to further damage the murals painted on the ceiling of the Great Banking Hall at the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Is This Mural Still in Storage at the OKC Public School Headquarters?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    A rare, out of print book recently brought to my attention has me wondering about the fate of the above mural which was displayed for three decades at Classen High School (now Classen SAS). At first glance, and seen on a far smaller computer screen, the central portion shown of "The Spirit of...

  • Judge considers placing First National Center in receivership

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER AND BRIANNA BAILEY | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Unclear if air conditioning will be restored in landmark building on Wednesday

  • Is Bricktown set to see a 10-story building built next to the ballpark?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The latest agenda for the Bricktown Urban Design Committee confirms a rumor I heard a few weeks ago - that a 10-story building is being contemplated for the southeast corner of Mickey Mantle Drive and Sheridan Avenue. The corner has been home to a nondescript one-story building and paid parking...

  • A Closer Look at the Savings and Loan Bar in Uptown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    On Sunday, I reported on the craftsmanship going into the restoration of the Tower Theater and surrounding retail storefronts in Uptown. The story included an update on the Savings and Loan Bar, which will open in the easternmost storefront where Beneficial Loans once operated for many years....

  • Jane Sutter and Kelli Walsh---Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    [brightcove]4457306861001[/brightcove] Jane Sutter and Kelli Walsh talk about the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County and the fundraising event, Flight for Futures, taking place this Thursday at Wiley Post Airport.

  • OKC council adopts policy on police, body cameras

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday adopted a policy for police use of body-worn cameras, clearing the way for a pilot project testing 100 cameras to begin. The city's initial steps into use of cameras appeared likely to begin with a disagreement between police administrators and the police...

  • Judge considers receivership for control of troubled First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYERAND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot, citing concerns over deteriorating conditions at First National Center, is considering appointing a receiver to take control of the landmark as a way to restore air conditioning and prevent shut-offs of other utilities.

  • Air conditioning shut off at First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Businesses deal with sweltering temperatures on same day court hearing could determine landmark building's next owner.

  • Art exhibit 'Secret Life of the City' opening today in downtown Oklahoma City's The Underground

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Eight OKC-based artists have each created one piece of art exploring the concept "what are the secrets of city life?" for the new art exhibit "The Secret Life of the City," opening with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Invited Artists Gallery in The Underground in downtown Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma City appoints new municipal courts administrator

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LaShawn Thompson, 44, has been named the municipal courts administrator in Oklahoma City, replacing Stacey Davis.




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