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  • What's next for Coach's restaurant space at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, April 10, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • First Look at Bricktown's Steelyard Hotels

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    ADG, which won accolades for its design of the Bricktown Inn Express, is once again working with Texas-based NewcrestImage on two hotels that will be built at the northeast corner of Joe Carter Avenue and Sheridan Avenue. Officials with NewcrestImage declined to provide another update on the...

  • OKC's new boathouse to be christened

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The newest boathouse on the Oklahoma River will celebrate its opening on April 18.

  • Farmers Market area southwest of downtown Oklahoma City is making a comeback

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Victories for Oklahoma City’s Farmers Market the past four years have included the openings of Urban Agrarian, Bikram Yoga OKC, and the district’s first restaurant and pub, the Power House.

  • Mayor's movie unreels a key period in Oklahoma City history

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    “Oklahoma City: The Boom, the Bust and the Bomb” opens Friday at Harkins Theater downtown.

  • Bricktown unveils new logo, makes some repairs for anniversary year

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Bricktown in Oklahoma City has used $1.4 million in tax increment financing to update landscaping, sidewalks, lighting and fences.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: With streetcar, Capitol Hill could become incredible part of urban core

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, April 3, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma River-side Ferris wheel expected to open later this year

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Plans submitted Wednesday show amenities to be constructed in Wheeler plaza as part of a development on the south bank of the Oklahoma River.



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Steve Lackmeyer


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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 Area Projects, the rebuilding of north downtown, the rebirth of the Skirvin Hotel, the rise of Bricktown, Midtown and Automobile Alley, and the city's courting of the NBA.
Steve's family came to town in 1977 when his father led construction of the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. He roamed the brand new corridors of the Conncourse tunnels (now The Underground). He saw the final last gasp of the old downtown and witnessed the destruction of the 26-story Biltmore Hotel. He spent his teenage years watching construction of the Myriad Gardens and a new skyline including Mid-America (home to Continental Resources), Oklahoma and Corporate Towers, and Leadership Square.
Steve was once referred to as a “downtown partisan” by The Oklahoman's real estate editor Richard Mize. It's a beat Steve enjoys, and his column, "OKC Central," can be read every Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s business section. Lackmeyer also hosts the downtown blog "OKC Central." He is also author of four books about downtown’s history, “OKC Second Time Around,” “Skirvin,” “Operation Scissortail” and “Cornerstone” (all co-authored by Jack Money) and "Bricktown." Lackmeyer also authored "Foraging in Oklahoma," a travelogue and recipe book about produce found at Oklahoma farms and ranches.
Steve is a frequent speaker on downtown development and history, with appearances on television stations OETA, KWTV, KSBI, radio stations KTOK, KGOU, KOSU, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference. In 2014 Steve was awarded the President’s Award from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at its annual Dean A. McGee Awards in recognition of his coverage of downtown and its history.
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