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Eyesore on Film Row purchased by Hall family

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(Oklahoma Clutch Supply, shown in the lower left corner of this crop of an aerial photo provided by Tom Kilpatrick/CloudDeck Media, is directly across from retail and housing being built as part of the West Village development, and the recently opened Jones Asssembly)

For the past few weeks I’ve been tracking pending sales on Film Row, and the latest $650,000 purchase by Hall Capital represents one of the last eyesores along what was known as skid row not too long ago.

The Oklahoma Clutch Supply at 830 W Sheridan Ave. is actually a pretty cool building design wise, though it has been unloved for a long time. The display window, the protruding sign beg for a great adaptive use.

(Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society)

I spoke with Clay Moss with Hall Capital late Thursday afternoon and he confirmed the sales price of $650,000, which he said was incorrectly reported as $900,000 by the Oklahoma County Assessor. 

The Hall family has shown a long term commitment to the area with $70 million being spent along with developers Andy Burnett and Mark Beffort on the West Village residences and retail, the Jones Assembly and the Hall family’s jewel, the 21c Museum Hotel at the former Fred Jones Manufacturing plant.

The Clutch Supply business shut down a couple of years ago and the building is located across the street from the Jones Assembly and a portion of the West Village residences. Moss said some clean-up of the yard has already taken place and the remainder of the building will be cleaned up with contents removed over the next couple of months.

No long term plans, however, have yet to be determined other than a general fix up of the building's appearance.

The Clutch Supply sale coincides with another contract closed this month for the former home of International Crystal Manufacturing. The buyer, Eric Fleske, paid $2.6 million for the property, which spans the 700 block of W Sheridan Avenue and an adjoining building at 10 N Lee Ave.

The buildings were built in the heyday of Film Row and included the local branch of MGM Studio. International Crystal Manufacturing, which operated along Film Row for 66 years, called the block its home for the past few decades before shutting down in May.

Designs submitted to the city planning department show the storefronts will be restored, filling an important gap along the heart of Film Row.

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Steve Lackmeyer

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... Read more ›

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