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Steve Lackmeyer: The Rise shopping center in Uptown will be a game changer

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 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm •  Published: January 17, 2014
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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 restaurant/bar/retail are you most looking forward to in the Uptown District and why?

I'm most excited about The Rise shopping center at NW 23 and Walker. It's a game changer with the mix of retail, eateries and bars. It's what the area needs.

Last week you said you see more entertainment venues being added to the mix and there is one development that could change the game that would make Dallas & KC jealous. Any more information on this you can give us? Area? Bricktown? Deep Deuce? Midtown? Would we finally start to see concerts like the ones going to the Brady in Tulsa or Granada in Dallas coming here?

You’re mixing two different comments together. I think there is going to be increased momentum for live music throughout downtown based on projects I’m tracking in Bricktown, Midtown and Film Row.

Is the parking garage still being built as part of the Journal Record building renovation?

Yes it is. From all appearances, this is going to be a very promising development with potential to be even more than what we've seen to date.

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author 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...
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