Steve Lackmeyer
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.

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Steve's OKC Central Today at 4:46 PM Open bowling lane? Check. Disco lights? Check. Roxette music vodeo? Check. All is good. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:32 PM RT @DowntownOKCInc: "Let not light see my black desires." @OKShakespeare performs Macbeth tonight in @myriadgardens LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:32 PM RT @dtOKCbuilds: Brick installation is almost complete at the @Bricktown411 @HIEBricktown. #OKC LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 2:29 PM RT @BrentToderian: "Suburbanites don't hate their home or neighbourhood - they hate the distance between things, & everyone else's cars." G…
Steve's OKC Central Today at 11:21 AM I am Michael Bolton but not THE Michael Bolton stuck in Edmond traffic LINK
Steve's OKC Central Today at 10:58 AM I'm at Ryan Vivar Fitness - Personal Training Studio in Downtown Oklahoma City - @ryanvivarfitokc LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 11:45:37 PM CST @OKCNightCourt I still miss 96X. Damn corporate radio screwed up everything.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 11:32:58 PM CST @Mister_Sommer Not sure how to answer that one.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 11:23:02 PM CST To those of you who asked on OKC Central Live Chat if I have a story Sunday - yep. And it's one you'll want to read.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 10:47:07 PM CST RT @MadiLAlexander: Hey, check out all the wonderful people that Oklahoma City should be proud call its own. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 10:41:57 PM CST RT @ChevyMusicOKC: Cooki Turner (@Soulstress) plays tomorrow at 30+ at the #IceEventCenter! LINK #supportLOCALmusic
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 10:39:56 PM CST RT @KOCO_FAST2: Oklahoma City Police in pursuit near NW 11th and Miller. Speeds around 20 miles an hour. Yes, 20.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 05:52:22 PM CST RT @mestapark: Have you seen it? The rain is predicted to go south of us - down to 30% chance. #mestafesta
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 05:15:17 PM CST RT @sportstoons: @cafeboeuf north side of the County Courthouse is the worst.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 05:15:10 PM CST RT @cafeboeuf: Don't want to go to a bar to get your smoke smell? Walk by the front of 420 W Main.
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 03:55:18 PM CST RT @downesphoto: The @Salvationarmyok's beautiful facility, great security will be far better than AMC. Why am I the only one saying this? …
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 03:55:17 PM CST RT @downesphoto: The new @Salvationarmyok location will be better for Classen-10-Penn than the old skanky AMC Flea Market. There I said it.…
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 02:27:10 PM CST @TheTinCanOKC tonight?
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 02:26:55 PM CST RT @TheTinCanOKC: Menu: meat, or veggie farm egg quiches w local field green salad and fruit. Brown sugar oats w blue berry compote. Tomato…
Steve's OKC Central Fri, Sep. 19 2014 02:26:31 PM CST RT @VisitOKC: Make plans to attend the @OKCBHD for the ICF Canoe Marathon Worlds Sept. 26-28! #SeeOKC LINK LINK

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