Altar’d State to open OKC store
Women’s clothing retailer Altar’d State will open its first store in Oklahoma City at Penn Square Mall. Building permits filed with Oklahoma City show plans for 4,518 square-foot store, and put the cost of the construction at $451,800. Altar’d State was founded as a single Christian clothing store in 2009 in Knoxville, Tenn., and has grown to about 30 locations across the southeastern United States. The chain also has announced plans to open a Tulsa store at Woodland Hills Mall.
Torrid coming to Outlet Shoppes
Plus-size womens and girls clothing boutique Torrid will open a store at the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City. Building permits filed with Oklahoma City show plans for a 2,412-square-foot store, and put the cost of construction at $80,000. This will be Torrid’s second Oklahoma City location. The chain also has a store at Quail Springs Mall. The Torrid brand is owned by Los Angeles-based retail chain Hot Topic Inc. and has about 230 stores nationwide.
Paseo Originals gallery to move
Paseo Originals Art Gallery will close its doors June 29 and reopen in the Plaza District under new ownership in September as Anchor Paseo Gallery. The gallery was founded in 2010 at 2920 Paseo Street by artist Karen Orr. The gallery’s director, Tony Morton, will take ownership of the gallery this summer with a plan to relocate and rebrand on NW 16 between Classen and Pennsylvania. “I have been watching the appreciation for art grow rapidly in the Plaza,” Morton said. “What started with DNA Galleries now also includes several art studios, a design studio and other arts based businesses.” Morton, who also works with the UCO Advisory Council for Student Success and the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, plans to add new features to the gallery designed to embrace the nature of the district. Orr will continue her work as an artist as well as continue working with nonprofit organizations including the pilot Edgemere Elementary Community School and the OU Board of Visitors for the Arts.
From Staff Reports