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Challenges still remain for Grand Prix racing in Oklahoma City

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 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am •  Published: January 25, 2013

Is there still plans to put up the ferris wheel down along the river?

The Humphreys have not indicated they've changed their plans for the old Downtown Airpark, and the Ferris Wheel was a part of those plans.

Anything new with Crossroads Mall? Are the owners just hanging on to it?

I've been hearing a plan will be announced soon. We'll have to wait and see.

Have you heard of many traffic complaints since the relocation of I-40?

Traffic is still a challenge because the highway is not complete and the engineers made assumptions about the boulevard schedule and design that now have to be tweaked.

What is going in across from Cafe 7 on Corner of Robinson and Park? Southside of Park and West side of Robinson?

I hear it's a clothing store.

Any updates on the Preftake's block?

The run-down store fronts are looking more run-down. That's about it right now. That and Pizza Town closed.

Read the complete chat transcript here.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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