The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.
What new retail is coming?
Major new retail is coming downtown that will excite downtown residents and workers.
Any more info on the possibility of a Panera opening downtown or in Bricktown?
No. But we will see either a Panera Bread or its rival Corner Bakery opening up downtown.
If the Bricktown canal were expanded, where would you expand it to?
The Myriad Gardens.
What's next for the Santa Fe Train station now that the city has bought it?
We will see an end, in all likelihood, to $20 parking in the parking lots at the station and parking of vehicles on the station's north steps and entryway. The city will proceed with design work for converting the depot into a transit hub.
When will we start to see more development between the train tracks and Oklahoma between 6th and 10th street? Once the Metropolitan opens or much sooner?