• Grocer still negotiating lease to use Gold Dome building

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey chatted with readers Thursday about Oklahoma City retail and other business news. You can join Brianna's Q&A's on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m.

  • Grocer still negotiating lease for Gold Dome

    BY Brianna Bailey | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 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.

  • Retail briefs for Feb. 11

        | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Retail briefs for Feb. 11, 2016

  • It's arrangement that blooms over half-century for florist

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Florist Ernie Caesar will be celebrating his 50th Valentine's Day on Sunday at Trochta's Flowers in Oklahoma City. He began working at the flower shop while in high school in 1966.

  • Redevelopment set to start for shopping center in northeast Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Renovation will start this month on blighted Northeast Plaza in Oklahoma City after the city council approved more than $2 million in tax increment financing assistance Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma group, retailers hope to brew support for alcohol sales changes

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom, the group behind TapOklahoma.org, an advocacy website for changing Oklahoma's "prohibition-era alcohol laws," has enlisted some big retailers as allies.

  • Anheuser-Busch pushes, gently, for change in Oklahoma's liquor laws

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma sees its best weeks for beer sales during the Super Bowl and some holidays. About 10 million cases of beer pass through the climate-controlled warehouse off Interstate 240 every year, and the week before the Super Bowl and some holidays are the distributor's biggest of the year.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen closed indefinitely for 'restructuring'

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Less than a year after opening, downtown Oklahoma City's Revolve Pizza Kitchen is closed indefinitely for restructuring, staff from WRW LLC, the pizzeria's ownership, said Thursday. No further details were given

  • Retail briefs for Feb. 4

    Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Retail briefs for Feb. 4, 2016

  • Oklahoma group seeks state vote on wine and strong beer in grocery, convenience stores

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Proposed state question filed Wednesday with Oklahoma's secretary of state office.

  • Oklahoma City-based Love's agrees to buy national retailer of CNG

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has agreed to purchase Trillium CNG, a national retailer of compressed natural gas. The deal will expand Love's nationwide, giving the Oklahoma City-based company access to transit authorities, school districts and airport fleets.

  • In the giant's shadow, small Oklahoma towns cope without Wal-Mart

    BY SAMUEL HARDIMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Wal-Mart closed six stores in Oklahoma on Thursday, an insignificant sliver of the giant retailer’s footprint but a substantial challenge for the small towns left in its wake. The six Oklahoma stores and 263 others worldwide that don’t fit in with the world’s largest retailer’s long-term plans are less than 1 percent of the company’s international footprint. However, their departure takes away a significant amount of the towns’ revenue and vital access to affordable food, goods and medicine for residents. Said company spokeswoman Anne Hatfield: “We need to do what we think is best for the long-term success of the company.”

  • Sonic hatches plan to move to cage-free eggs

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Oklahoma-based Sonic Corp. will serve its customers cage-free egg products by 2025, CEO Cliff Hudson said Monday. Also, several other restaurant chains announced the use cage-free egg products, including Burger King, Tim Hortons, Hardee's and Carl's Jr., PF Chang's, White Castle and Starwood hotels.

  • Oklahoma City hatter knows tricks of the trade

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Lavonna “Shorty” Koger, the owner of Shorty’s Cowboy Hattery in Oklahoma City, is a self-taught hat maker with 26 years in the business of custom cowboy hats.

  • Window shopping briefs for Jan. 28

    Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Window shopping briefs for Jan. 28, 2016

  • Oklahoma's three-tiered system in regulation of alcoholic beverages prevents monopolies in marketplace

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    During an alcohol policy forum Wednesday in Oklahoma City, speakers talked about how the state's three-tiered system in regulation of alcoholic beverages prevents monopolies from occurring in marketplace.

  • Group hopes rare status will save Founders Bank building in Oklahoma City

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Modern architecture enthusiast Lynne Rostochil, who writes for the Okie Mod Squad blog, okcmod.com, has started an online petition to save the building after hearing rumors that the property might be redeveloped by its Austin-based owner.

  • Brewing for change

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Craft beer makers gathered at one of the state's oldest breweries this week to brew a collaborative beer they hope will raise money as well as awareness to help modernize Oklahoma's alcohol laws.

  • Oklahoma retail business briefs for Jan. 21, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Oklahoma retail business briefs for Jan. 21, 2016

  • The Market at Czech Hall development moves forward with plans for $50 million retail center

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Construction of the first phase of The Market at Czech Hall, a 450,000-square-foot retail development, began last week at Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Road in Oklahoma City.




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