Penn Square to add shoe store
A new shoe store is preparing to open this summer at Penn Square Mall. The Walking Co. is planning an 1,100-square-foot store in the lower level J.C. Penney wing in the former Origins location, a mall spokeswoman said. Construction is expected to begin March 6 with the store open by June 1. The Walking Co. has more than 200 stores nationwide but none in Oklahoma. The retailer carries brands such as UGG, Dansko, Keen, Sofft, Born and others.
Chick-fil-A will open new store
Chick-fil-A plans to open its newest Oklahoma City location in typical fashion — with a free food giveaway that attracts hundreds of fans to camp out before the opening. The store, at Interstate 40 and MacArthur, opens Feb. 28. Chick-fil-A will give the first 100 customers a one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals. People can get in line starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The location is the first of three in Oklahoma that Chick-fil-A plans to open this year.
Michaels in Midwest City to close
MIDWEST CITY — Michaels craft stores is closing its Midwest City location at 7515 SE 15. The company said it evaluates new and existing store locations annually and makes decisions to open or close; 50 new Michaels stores opened nationwide last year.
Baby store offers discount
Green Bambino eco-friendly baby store is celebrating its third birthday on March 2. Shoppers will receive a storewide discount that day. Green Bambino is at 5120 N Shartel.
Billy Sims Barbecue opens store
Heisman Trophy winner and former University of Oklahoma running back Billy Sims will greet guests at the grand opening of the 30th Billy Sims Barbecue location, 2150 W Memorial Road. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. March 2. Billy Sims Barbecue has restaurants in Oklahoma, Missouri and Michigan. The store on Memorial Road is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Auto store has new owners
ARDMORE — The LINE-X location at 110 Michelin Road has new owners: Joey and Missy Ross. The store provides retail customers, local businesses and automotive dealerships with a line of protective coating services and products for truck beds. LINE-X, based in Alabama, has more than 500 locations nationwide.
Military to get free lunch Feb. 28
MIDWEST CITY — McAlister's Deli is picking up the tab for military members as the company's new location at 2600 Air Depot Blvd. prepares to open. Men and women in uniform can receive a complimentary lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 28. The restaurant opens to the public March 1.
FROM STAFF REPORTS