• Demand for domestic industrial natural gas may increase soon

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma economy, is still more dependent on natural gas than oil, even though oil production has ballooned over the past few years.

  • Food Fight: H&8th food truck policies criticized by local food truck vendor

    Siali Siaosi | Updated: 6 hr ago

    One local food truck owner hopes to provide H&8th with a competing street festival after expressing concern about the way its organizers select food vendors.

  • TURNING THE PAGE: Conversion of former Oklahoma City school into apartments is moving ahead despite recent fires

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The school, at NE 6 and Stonewall, closed in 1993 and was bought by developer Ron Bradshaw for $950,000 last year at an auction by Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fencing is going up this week, and preconstruction will be starting this next month, Bradshaw said.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: More for-sale housing coming along fringe of downtown Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City Riverfront Development Authority faces first deficit

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    For the first time, the agency that handles the development along the Oklahoma River is facing a deficit.

  • OKC's Paycom must pay $20K, change logo after losing case

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma City-based Paycom Software Inc. is changing its new logo after losing a federal trademark infringement lawsuit with NFP Corp., an advisory and brokerage services company based in New York.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Aug. 1

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City Mass Architects Inc., 13230  Pawnee Drive, shell building, erect, $8,500,000. Oncue Marketing, 1000 N Czech Hall Road, retail sales, erect, $4,555,000. The city of Oklahoma City, 3400 N Portland Ave., amusement, erect, $2,700,000. Small Architects, 6200 SW 66, office, add-on, $2,500,000. Lambrecht Construction LLC, 6424 SW 104, residence, supplement, $1,645,962. Christopher Lee & Co., 3512 NW 174, residence, supplement, $940,000. Cornerstone Homes By Chris Moock LLC, 11316  Countryside Court, residence, erect, $900,000. Oklahoma City 16244 LLC, 10959 SE 59, retail sales, erect, $700,000. Johnston Builders, 9008 N Kelley Ave., office, erect,

  • History registers with Miller neighborhood

    BY TIM FALL For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City neighborhood, bounded by Villa Avenue to the east, May Avenue to the west, NW 16 on the north and NW 10 on the south, comprises 600 properties, all of which had to be photographed, cataloged and ultimately digitized for it to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau distills stats from stories

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The main object of consumers' ire is not a consumer financial service provider, it turns out.

  • Metro Realtor offers tips for buyers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Here is some advice on negotiating the marketplace from Heather Davis, an agent with Churchill-Brown & Associates Realtors and a member of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors Communications and Outreach Committee.

  • Oklahoma City-area home supply shrinks

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Homebuyers in the Oklahoma City area had nearly 1,000 fewer houses to pick from at midyear, Realtors say, so prices have increased.

  • The Listing of the Week: 705 NW 153, Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The 3,362-square-foot home at 705 NW 153 has four bedrooms, three baths, two living rooms, a formal dining room, large storm shelter and a three-car attached garage. The family room has a fireplace and cathedral ceiling.


    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Workers dismantle the iconic sign Thursday at the Union Bus Station downtown. The building is being demolished to make room for a parking garage for the future 499 West Sheridan tower. Developers pledged to refurbish the sign and put it back on display in a glass beacon on the parking garage at the corner of Sheridan and Walker avenues. Also, blue glass tiles that adorn the bus station will be re-used in the parking garage facade. Records obtained by The Oklahoman indicate that demolition on the taller structures, such as the former Hotel Black and the Auto Hotel, could begin next month.

  • Pipeline company lawsuits seek to get project back on track

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Plains Pipeline LP is seeking temporary and permanent injunctions against the landowners and is asking Cleveland County District Court to enforce the company's use of eminent domain for the Red River II pipeline project.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 31, 2015

  • BOTTLED CHARM: Prairie Gothic moves into milk bottle building in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Guthrie-based Prairie Gothic, a boutique that specializes in unusual gifts and home furnishings, opened its second location in the triangular milk bottle building near NW 23 and Classen last week.

  • Thieves take irreplaceable belongings, sense of security

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor adamwilmoth@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and his family were victims of a burglary this past week. He says the event has taken his sense of security.

  • Union Bus Station sign disassembled in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    The Union Bus Station sign was disassembled Thursday in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma banks earns high ranks in annual scorecard

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    All three of the state's publicly traded banks were ranked on Bank Director magazine's annual performance scorecard.

  • Finding some shade

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Getting out of the sun at the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.