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Steve Lackmeyer: Major new retail is coming to downtown Oklahoma City

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm •  Published: January 24, 2014

When The Metropolitan is built, and when the railway quiet zone is completed, I expect this area to develop rapidly, connecting seamlessly with Automobile Alley and Deep Deuce.

Have you seen or heard anything lately regarding the boulevard design?

Engineers are wrapping up their studies before they start up a new round of public hearings. Expect evidence to be presented arguing against the option of not building the boulevard and instead restoring the old street grid.

What are you hearing about developments in the Uptown District such as Guyutes, Pump Bar, SOJU Restaurant, Rehearsals and Flashback Retropub? Will they open up this year?

Rehearsals, I believe, is open (it's by OCU). Guyutes design is underway (a new restaurant planned for just west of Subway), and Pump Bar, Flashback, etc., all part of The Rise, are in construction and set to open later this year.

Read the complete chat transcript here.

by 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...
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