Downtown wish list includes Super Target

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during his weekly online chat on NewsOK.com.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: May 25, 2013

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.

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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