On redeveloping vacant buildings in Bricktown:
To elaborate... we've seen some progress in getting building owners to redevelop their properties. The Brewer brothers have done a nice job bringing life the old Hunzicker building (what used to be home to the haunted warehouse). They have life on both levels of the canal - Peach Wave Yogurt on the street level and a very popular Captain Norm's on the canal level. So that's progress. But what about the upper floors of buildings like the Spaghetti Warehouse you ask... well, I'm seeing some encouraging signs... but nothing definite yet.
On additions to Film Row:
Film Row is clicking. It's coming into it's own. New restaurants, new tenants bringing in hundreds of new employees, new creative firms, ongoing building renovations.... the deadCENTER Film Festival will have an incredible outpost there next year.
And there will be a screening room for about 70 people opening up this week as part the new Paramount OKC coffee shop and wine bar opening in the old Paramount Building!