• A SHOP ON THE CORNER

    A SHOP ON THE CORNER

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Uptown 23rd is set to see the first new construction of housing and retail in decades with final plans approved this week for a mixed-use development on an Oklahoma City corner once home to a Hemi’s Pizza.

  • Blake Shelton agreed to buy Miranda Lambert's property on day divorce finalized

    Blake Shelton agreed to buy Miranda Lambert\'s...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma country star says he has a "plan brewing."

  • Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future is looking sweet

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker Dippin' Dots says its future is looking extremely bright with sales jumping 60 percent between 2013 and 2015, and growth of 25 percent predicted for 2016.

  • Miranda Lambert's Tishomingo boutique closes doors

    Miranda Lambert\'s Tishomingo boutique closes doors

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoma.com  | Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Singer Miranda Lambert abruptly closed the Pink Pistol boutique in Tishomingo on Wednesday, saying she is focusing on the location near her hometown of Lindale, Texas.

  • Retail business briefs for May 26, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Retail business briefs for May 26, 2016

  • Route of the matter: Tracing historic Route 66 through Oklahoma City

    Route of the matter: Tracing historic Route 66...

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    One of Oklahoma City's once most visible Route 66 landmarks, the neon Carlyle Motel sign, is long gone, hacked up in pieces and scattered across the Midwest. Part of it is in Germany.  The lost Carlyle sign, images of which have appeared in books about U.S. Route 66 around the world, is part of the reason I decided to trace the route through Oklahoma City on foot, to bring attention to some of the city's disappearing Route 66 artifacts. The massive porcelain-coated steel Carlyle Motel sign on NW 39 near Portland Avenue — with its swooping yellow arrow — had advertised “TV-Phones” and “Vacancy” to Route 66 travelers at since least 1958.

  • Group hopes to save OKC’s Route 66 signage

    Group hopes to save OKC’s Route 66 signage

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    For decades, Taft Stadium's green neon marquee illuminated N May Avenue, part of U.S. Route 66. Salvaged from a field, the sign is shining again with the help of a local group dedicated to preserving some of Route 66's lost signage.  "People don't realize what it used to look like, but it was just covered with neon and it's beautiful right now," said sign restorer Jim Gleason. "What's cool about this sign is, we have 300 cast aluminum letters that we can put whatever message we want on it."  Gleason has put the sign on a trailer, as a mobile exhibit of sorts, and hopes to bring the sign to Taft Stadium for a homecoming celebration.  The Taft sign was restored with the help of the Bethany-based group Billboard

  • Oklahoma hopes settlement will spur hotel project at Lake Texoma

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office voted Thursday to begin negotiations to sell 50 acres of the former state park at Lake Texhoma to an unnamed developer to build a hotel.

  • Retail business briefs for May 19

    Retail business briefs for May 19

    Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Retail business briefs for May 19, 2016

  • Business owners unite, promote Norman as shopping destination

    Business owners unite, promote Norman as...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    The newly forming Main District plans to promote commerce in one of Norman's busy shopping corridors and has hired Vilona Michael Marketing to promote their brands.

  • 'Mind addiction' could help explain why smart people aren't as happy as they could be

    \'Mind addiction\' could help explain why smart...

    Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Nearly two decades ago, a professor at the University of Chicago conducted a somewhat amusing but telling study . Experimenters asked about 150 university students to imagine that they had won a lottery drawing and could choose one of two chocolates as their prize. Chocolate A, they were told, was an 0.5 oz. piece of Austrian milk chocolate worth 50 cents, shaped like a heart. Chocolate B, on the other hand, was a 2 oz. piece of Austrian milk chocolate worth $2, shaped … like a disgusting cockroach.

  • Talks to begin concerning hotel at Lake Texoma

    Talks to begin concerning hotel at Lake Texoma

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    The state of Oklahoma and a mystery developer are expected Thursday to begin sale negotiations about a hotel at Lake Texoma.

  • Oklahoma Senate panel defeats proposal to change how 3.2 beer is taxed

    Oklahoma Senate panel defeats proposal to...

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, May 17, 2016

    A proposal to quadruple the excise tax on 3.2 beer in Oklahoma while eliminating the sales tax on such beverages was defeated Tuesday by an Oklahoma Senate committee.

  • Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to Oklahoma City

    Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    Apple has selected Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall as a location for one of its first next-generation stores. The $2.5 million renovation will include a wall-size interactive display screen.

  • Don’t expect a Bloomingdale’s or Nordstrom in Oklahoma City soon

    By Brianna Bailey | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    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.

  • Payless Pulls Light-Up Sneakers After Report Of Pair Catching On Fire

    Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    If you’re planning to shop for a pair of boys light-up shoes you might want to skip Payless ShoeSource, as the retailer has pulled the footwear while fire officials in Texas investigate a fire that may be linked to the sneakers.   On Tuesday, Payless told Houston’s KPRC-TV that the shoe store chain had taken the “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” Lighted Runner light-up shoes off store shelves until an investigation can be completed.   The retailer’s decision to stop selling the shoes comes after a Texas family said the shoes caught fire in their vehicle over the weekend.

  • Seeing the potential in a once grand Oklahoma City boulevard

    Seeing the potential in a once grand Oklahoma...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Linwood Boulevard could be eligible for funding for improvements like new sidewalks and streetlights from the upcoming 2017 bond issue.

  • Retail briefs for May 12, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Retail briefs for May 12, 2016

  • 6 ways to guarantee you won't get a raise

    6 ways to guarantee you won\'t get a raise

    Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    What you earn now has a major impact on where you end up. "You want to make sure you are being very focused on negotiating your best opportunities, because that will help determine what you're getting paid in future roles," certified financial planner Dawn Rapoport told Business Insider . "If you spend 10 years being undervalued, that doesn't set you up for the middle or later stages of your career, where you should hit peak earning power ." To get the offer you're looking for, avoid these common, yet costly, pitfalls:

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 7

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 7

    Published: Sat, May 7, 2016

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 7, 2016




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