Steve Lackmeyer: New restaurant could be built near white-water center along Oklahoma River

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: December 21, 2012 at 11:35 am •  Published: December 21, 2012

Was the St. Anthony expansion approved at yesterday's meeting?

No, it was delayed as St. Anthony works with the owner of Kaiser's to ensure he has a place for his dumpsters.

Any big predictions for downtown Oklahoma City in 2013?

The skyline is going to grow.

By how many buildings if you had to guess?

Consider this: we already know there will be a 13-story Main Street garage with housing going up this next year, along with the new elementary. Of course, you all want to know about the towers. I see two towers going up.

I noticed some of the neon is already going out on the new Tower Theater sign. Is there something on the horizon for this gem or is destined for disrepair once more?

I fear that the owners are in over their heads... and this is based on conversations I've had with them. They're good people. But this isn't an easy project for those inexperienced on historic restoration projects.

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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