Brianna Bailey
Business Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern California. Bailey joined the business desk at the Oklahoman in January 2013. She lives in Norman with her husband and two daughters.

  • Journal Record building plans move forward

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    An investment group led by Oklahoma City-based Heritage Wealth Management Company closed Thursday on the purchase of two-thirds of the Journal Record Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Toby Keith licensee leaves trail of shut restaurants, unpaid bills

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Several Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill locations from California to Arizona have closed over the past year — and others never completed construction after taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for build out costs from shopping centers and malls, according to lawsuits. The Arizona company, Boomtown Entertainment, that licenses Toby Keith’s name and operates the restaurants has left millions in unpaid bills across the country, according to court documents.

  • OKC not likely to get big corporate HQ relocation

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 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.

  • Anheuser- Busch leaves Oklahoma trade group over liquor law dispute

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma is leaving the trade organization Beer Distributors of Oklahoma after 36 years over disagreements over the state's liquor laws.

  • Old Phillips 66 fuel stations are blast from past

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    There’s something that draws me to Oklahoma City’s old Phillip 66 gas stations. In this era of synthetic stucco and LED signs, they just don’t build gas stations like they used to — out of brick, patterned after the cottages of the English countryside.

  • Seeking southside support: Oklahoma City coalition seeks support for SW 29th business district

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    For the past three years, a coalition has been trying to gather enough support in the burgeoning Hispanic business corridor to create a business improvement district. The group, now incorporated as a nonprofit — SW 29th Business Improvement Association Inc. — has until July 31 to gather support from at least 51 percent of property owners along a three-mile stretch of SW 29 between May and Shields.

  • With chimneys, gabled roofs, Phillips 66 cottages little pieces of OKC's past

    Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    With their jaunty gabled roofs, chimneys, and arched entryways, there's something that draws me to Oklahoma City's old Phillip 66 gas stations. In this era of synthetic stucco and LED signs, they just don't build gas stations like they used to— out of brick,  patterned after the cottages of the English countryside. Many of the cottages that have survived have been repurposed in some way—as auto repair shops and convenience stores—their original identity not-quite concealed by a new layer of paint or a different sign. Spotting one of these cottages, in a sea of bland, 21st century gas stations and fast food restaurants, is like finding an Easter egg, a small, hidden piece of

  • Unemployment up in Oklahoma City

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Staff Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma City's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in May, according data from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Two companies qualify for state jobs incentives

    By Brianna Bailey Business WriterThe Oklahoman  | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Palmer Manufacturing & Tank Inc. in Skiatook and EAN Support Services LLC in Tulsa have qualified for $5.1 million in state jobs incentives. The companies have created 296 new positions over the course of 10 years through the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

  • TRAIN STATION: Boeing workers help renovate training room to aid jobless

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Boeing donated $30,000 and 100 employee volunteer hours to renovate a training room at the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City.

  • Harold Hamm sues oilman for defamation over Facebook post

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  Bbailey@Oklahoman.com  | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Continental Resources Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm is seeking more than $75,000 in damages over a Facebook post that accused him of trying to “squelch” science examining links between Oklahoma’s energy industry and earthquakes. Hamm filed a defamation lawsuit against oilman Mickey Thompson.

  • OKC officials hope developers pay more attention to NW 10

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    With all of the new development happening in Midtown, the Plaza District and Downtown Oklahoma City, city officials hope it's time to try to spark interest from private developers to build on NW 10.

  • Manufacturing across region slows, notably in Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The decline in manufacturing activity in the region started to slow in June, according to a survey released Thursday by The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Production fell in all states in the 10th Federal Reserve District, except for Colorado, but continued to be most negative in energy-concentrated Oklahoma.

  • OKC mall gets superchargers for Tesla Model S electric cars

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City's first Tesla superchargers arrived this week at the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City. Superchargers are free connectors that are capable of rapidly charging a Tesla Model S electric car. Tesla has been building a network of strategically placed stations throughout the country. In Oklahoma, supercharger stations are already operating in Weatherford off Interstate 40 and in Ardmore and Perry on Interstate 35.  The superchargers are able to give 85 kWh vehicles an additional 180 miles of range with a 30-minute charge. Tesla is trying to locate the stations strategically to minimize stops during long distance travel near restaurants, shopping centers and Wi-Fi hot spots.

  • From tech to turkey sandwiches

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The Sandwich Club, which has a 1980s-themed menu, opened at 3703 N Western about a week ago. Isaac Barton and Alan Grande fled Silicon Valley and the tech sector to open the restaurant in Oklahoma City.

  • SoSA plan advances despite squabble

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The Urban Design Review Committee has approved plans to build 14 townhomes in Oklahoma City's Cottage District over the protests of some residents who said the development plans are too dense and would obstruct their views of the downtown skyline.

  • Regulators close Tecumseh landfill after pattern of problems

    Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Absolute Waste Solutions has entered into a consent agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and agreed to clean up the problems at the site in order to eventually reopen, said Patrick Riley, environmental programs manager for the state Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Landfill turns into smelly issue for southeast Oklahoma City residents

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writerbbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Southeast Landfill in Oklahoma City has been the subject of an ongoing federal lawsuit by some homeowners in the neighborhood for the past three years. Records show it has had ongoing problems with combustible methane gas levels that exceed regulatory limits.

  • Oklahoma City homeowners oppose development in SoSA neighborhood

    Brianna Bailey  Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Northline Development has plans to build 14 new two- and three-story town homes in the SoSA or Cottage district at the northeast corner of NW 6 and N Francis Avenue.

  • Modern landfill in Oklahoma 'tomb' for trash

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    When people wheel their poly carts out to the curb on trash day, most don't think about where the garbage ends up, or that it could possibly be a source of renewable energy, said David Griesel, general manager of the Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority.




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Brianna Bailey Today at 11:35 AM Air conditioning shut off at First National Center http://t.co/iyK77DX9sL
Brianna Bailey Today at 11:34 AM RT @Mecoy: Air conditioning shut off at First National Center, from @stevelackmeyer http://t.co/o2mc8wrVsS
Brianna Bailey Today at 11:31 AM @KevinMotto yup
Brianna Bailey Today at 10:44 AM Turkey! http://t.co/mkSnB2bzHL
Brianna Bailey Today at 10:27 AM Getting a sneak peak of the new Cabela's http://t.co/3VrtMOPfwY
Brianna Bailey Today at 7:34 AM @CommonThom I was talking about carrying two new human beings inside her for 9 months while being the ceo of a tech company, not her nanny
Brianna Bailey Today at 7:05 AM Dallas developer says he has contract for Oklahoma City's First National Center http://t.co/Cc7RbMYIFS
Brianna Bailey Today at 6:51 AM RT @rebecca_vincent: My friend, the courageous & dogged reporter, kindred spirit, beautiful inside & out #KhadijaIsmayil has just lost 7.5 …
Brianna Bailey Today at 6:50 AM That's one tough cookie https://t.co/0b41cgbLZd
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Brianna Bailey Mon, Aug. 31 2015 11:42:47 AM CST .@stevelackmeyer If you were Wayne Coyne and I was Miley, First National Center would be our weird colab album http://t.co/xig1918cbd
Brianna Bailey Mon, Aug. 31 2015 11:33:50 AM CST Not even Nicki's ass is real. These Were the Truman Show VMAs http://t.co/Eiz8zexeEG via @vulture
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Brianna Bailey Mon, Aug. 31 2015 10:00:37 AM CST @PhillipsMurrah I don't think they can close it off. It may be an emergency egress. As long as the building is open.....
Brianna Bailey Sun, Aug. 30 2015 09:34:04 AM CST Glassed from the past: Two keep craft of Vitrolite installation alive http://t.co/c4jcM6Az9E

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