Steve Lackmeyer
Business Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan Area Projects, the rebuilding of north downtown, the rebirth of the Skirvin Hotel, the rise of Bricktown, Midtown and Automobile Alley, and the city's courting of the NBA.
Steve's family came to town in 1977 when his father led construction of the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. He roamed the brand new corridors of the Conncourse tunnels (now The Underground). He saw the final last gasp of the old downtown and witnessed the destruction of the 26-story Biltmore Hotel. He spent his teenage years watching construction of the Myriad Gardens and a new skyline including Mid-America (home to Continental Resources), Oklahoma and Corporate Towers, and Leadership Square.
Steve was once referred to as a “downtown partisan” by The Oklahoman's real estate editor Richard Mize. It's a beat Steve enjoys, and his column, "OKC Central," can be read every Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s business section. Lackmeyer also hosts the downtown blog "OKC Central." He is also author of four books about downtown’s history, “OKC Second Time Around,” “Skirvin,” “Operation Scissortail” and “Cornerstone” (all co-authored by Jack Money) and "Bricktown." Lackmeyer also authored "Foraging in Oklahoma," a travelogue and recipe book about produce found at Oklahoma farms and ranches.
Steve is a frequent speaker on downtown development and history, with appearances on television stations OETA, KWTV, KSBI, radio stations KTOK, KGOU, KOSU, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference. In 2014 Steve was awarded the President’s Award from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at its annual Dean A. McGee Awards in recognition of his coverage of downtown and its history.




Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:08 PM @GentleMarisa @ElwellEats True story - in the late 1980s Olive Garden was ranked the city's best Italian restaurant by @okgazette readers.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:03 PM @klcollierokc @ElwellEats On a good day.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 3:00 PM RT @BreakingNews: Ex-Fifa official Chuck Blazer admits accepting bribes for France, South Africa World Cups in NY court - @BBC, @AP http://…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:46 PM And Oklahoma lawmakers ensured they get no funding cut. https://t.co/0yCWwg7PVK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:44 PM @iamthejames Can you email me your contact info? Email me at slackmeyer@oklahoman.com
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:43 PM You and everyone else who knows me. Sanity is always tenuous. https://t.co/dUL4tQ0WC5
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:10 PM @ElwellEats you really should check them out they seem to be everywhere.....
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:04 PM @ElwellEats they apparently also make artisan chicken sandwiches
Steve's OKC Central Today at 1:00 PM @ElwellEats McDonalds is popular
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:57 PM RT @WILLIAMCRUM: OKC Thunder: Monty Williams expected to become Billy Donovan's lead assistant | LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:08 PM Based on social media, reader interest @grandadsbar was at one point "popular." Greg & Jennifer still popular.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:05 PM RT @DCFilmRow: Our pleasure! Anything for kids. “@ClassenTenPenn: Huge thanks to @DCFilmRow for Bounce House sponsorship, we'll have 3 this…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:05 PM Dear @okcpatrick -there is a difference between "popular" & "successful." You are clearly "successful"..
Steve's OKC Central Today at 12:02 PM RT @DCFilmRow: Film Row is hoppin! Come join us for some fine BBQ on the patio! LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:40 AM RT @pmonies: Just one of the many great quotes here by the guy who blew the FIFA scandals wide open: LINK LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:39 AM RT @artmovesokc: Head over to the downtown @MetroLibraryOK to hear classical guitarist, Michael Fresonke from Noon-1!
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:39 AM RT @broadway10okc: Come have an Oscar Burger! Steamed King Crab, Sliced Asparagus & House Made Hollandaise atop an In-house Ground Tenderl…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:34 AM @okcimprovement @CaseyCornett Yep. Problem is, I have to go to junk mail to check items that accidentally get caught up in filter.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:37 AM @CXL_OKC Um, no.
Steve's OKC Central Today at 9:37 AM @shelleybokc That deal with Valir fell through, and that's when the block was sold to @MidtownR (this is a good thing)

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