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  • June is booming in downtown Oklahoma City

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Summer starts early with warm bodies and sweat and music and laughter and food and life — and it’s good for business.

  • Updates: deadCenter screenings, Q&As, panels

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Read updates below from the 15th annual deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City municipal court director resigns

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Stacey Davis, the court's director, had been put on paid leave last month while the city investigated what it termed a "personnel matter." He resigned Monday.

  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen doesn’t have plan for Oklahoma City just yet

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey chatted with readers Thursday morning about Oklahoma City retail and other business stories developing downtown. You can join Brianna's Q&A's on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Developer announces plans for Oklahoma City's historic First National Center

    By Steve Lackmeyer Staff Writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    California developer Stephen Goodman told The Oklahoman on Wednesday he is set to close by early August on a long-delayed purchase of Oklahoma City’s First National Center. The redevelopment will be in excess of $140 million and will turn the property into a mix of upscale housing, retail,...

  • First National tenants may have more time to relocate

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The California developer set to buy First National Center this summer wants tenants to know they will likely have more than 60 days to find new arrangements and they may be offered a chance to temporarily relocate within the complex during construction. Tenants said Tuesday they were notified...

  • First National Center tenants learn building could sell soon

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Downtown Oklahoma City business owners in the First National Center are scrambling to find new space after learning the historic building could sell as early as July 22.

  • Films with local flavor: deadCenter festival includes screenings about Oklahoma food and coffee

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Oklahoma City's deadCenter Film Festival will include two films that focus on local flavors. Marc Dunham, director of the School of Culinary Arts at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, and local documentary filmmaker Christopher Hunt partnered for "Course of Food." Tanner Herriott chose Guthrie's...

  • Oklahoma City restaurant Urban Roots has closed its doors in Deep Deuce

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    After five years, the restaurant and music venue Urban Roots is shutting down.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, June 8, 2015

    By William Crum

    Staff Writer

    wcrum@oklahoman.com

    |
    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum

    Staff Writer

    wcrum@oklahoman.com

    |
    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Judge clears First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City for sale

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writers | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The court battle over the sale of First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City will continue as a fight over proceeds after U.S. District Court judge Stephen P. Friot ruled Thursday the building can be sold and the proceeds of the sale held in escrow while litigation continues.

  • West downtown Oklahoma City development details emerge

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    A dense mix of housing and retail is planned around the historic Fred Jones Assembly Plant on the west side of downtown Oklahoma City.

  • When will Gaylord/Shields construction be completed downtown?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, June 5, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.




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