Hideaway celebrates 50 years

Oklahoman Modified: April 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm •  Published: April 1, 2009
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photo - Collages and a large globe hang inside the Hideaway Pizza restaurant on Northwest Expressway in northwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Collages and a large globe hang inside the Hideaway Pizza restaurant on Northwest Expressway in northwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. By John Clanton, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

/> Branching out

Stillwater's famous little hole-in-the-wall didn't start branching out until 1993, when the Cherry Street location in Tulsa opened.

A new store in Broken Arrow is scheduled to open next month, and Hideaway is working to secure a contract on an Oklahoma City store off Lake Hefner Parkway, Lister said.

They also just renovated the Edmond location, adding 50 seats.

— Jennifer Palmer

HISTORY

1957 — Hideaway Pizza opens in Stillwater.

1960 — Richard and Marti Dermer buy Hideaway Pizza in Stillwater.

1962 — Begin delivery service in new Volkswagon Beetle.

1978 — Pente board game invented and launched by Hideaway employee Gary Gabrel.

1980 — Original location moves from Third Street to current location at 230 S Knoblock St. on Campus Corner.

1993 — First location outside of Stillwater, on Cherry Street in Tulsa, opens.

1995 — Final VW delivery Beetle retired from service in Stillwater.

1997 — First Hideaway in Oklahoma City opens on N Western.

2000 — Demolished Campus Theater and built onto existing Hideaway, doubling Stillwater seating capacity to 360.

2000 — 120 collages received for Millenium Collage Project.

2001 — Campus Corner location in Norman opens.

2002 — Opened Hideaway Pizza in Edmond in partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab.

2006 — Brett Murphy and Darren Lister purchase all stores outside of Stillwater.

2007 — 50th anniversary.

2008 — New Oklahoma City location opens on Northwest Expressway in January.

2009 — Broken Arrow store to open in April.



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