The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during his weekly online chat on NewsOK.com. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about downtown Oklahoma City.
What would be the one business you would want to see downtown that is not there and why?
I wish the answer were a locally owned shop. But truth be told, I've got to look at what provides the greatest spark for residential development. And that, my friends, would be a Super Target. Why can't one be built in or near downtown? Think about it — the closest Super Targets are several miles away. And there is a very affluent population downtown already. It's growing. Add in Heritage Hills, Mesta Park and the other historic neighborhoods, and you get several thousand rooftops hungry for such a retail presence. It would address so many needs — hardware, home goods, clothing, groceries — yet wouldn't overlap the specialty retailers, including Native Roots Market, that are already downtown.