Window Shopping business briefs for Jan. 9

Window Shopping business briefs for Jan. 9
by Brianna Bailey Modified: January 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm •  Published: January 9, 2014

Window shopping

Organic Squeeze offers samples

Organic Squeeze, a new juice and smoothie bar in Nichols Hills, will offer free samples 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The shop is at 6434 Avondale Drive in the Nichols Hills Plaza shopping center. Organic Squeeze serves juices and smoothies made fresh daily with organic produce.

Hungry Howie's comes to Del City

Michigan-based chain Hungry Howie's Pizza will open its first location in the Oklahoma City metro area at 5501 Main Street No. 106 in Del City on Jan. 15. Franchisees Aaron Miller and Russell Lee operate a Hungry Howie's location in Tulsa, making the Del City location their second restaurant. Beginning with a single restaurant in Taylor, Mich., in 1973, Hungry Howie's has more than 545 locations in 21 states, according to the company website.

Forward Foods closes in OKC

Gourmet retailer Forward Foods closed its Oklahoma City location at 5123 N Western Ave. on Dec. 29 after three and a half years. The Norman location, at 2001 W Main, is still open. Forward Foods owners said in an announcement on their website that a new Oklahoma City area Forward Foods projection could soon be on the horizon. “We have no intention of permanently leaving our beloved OKC customers and friends, and we look forward to sharing our plans to bring the world's best cheeses and handmade foods to the people of the 405,” Forward Foods said in the announcement.

Retailer going out of business

— Loehmann's, a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, says it will begin liquidating inventory Thursday. The New York-based retailer tried unsuccessfully to sell its business in November and filed for bankruptcy protection in December, citing limited access to capital and increased competition in the off-price retail niche. It was the company's third bankruptcy filing. Loehmann's said Wednesday that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved plans for a group of outside firms to conduct “Going Out of Business” sales at each of its 39 stores in 11 states. The sales will include the liquidation of more than $65 million of inventory, according to the company.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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