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  • One More Question to Answer about that Automobile Alley Headquarters

    One More Question to Answer about that... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, May 30, 2018

    As I reported on Wednesday, the seven-story proposed for at NW 6 and Broadway along Automobile Alley is set to be the North American headquarters for Global Payment Systems. Final details of the deal are being wrapped up and we should see some public movement on the agreements this summer. Until...

  • New Unmarked Parking Spots in Plaza District Drawing Confusion, $25 Tickets

    New Unmarked Parking Spots in Plaza District... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Apr 20, 2018

    For those concerned about parking along Blackwelder Avenue in the Plaza District and confusion over tickets, Jeff Struble shares that concern. Struble recently added dozens of much needed parking spots to the thriving district but that came with a cost that is being covered through a relatively...

  • A full new look at the Oklahoma City Omni

    A full new look at the Oklahoma City Omni Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

    With construction set to start soon on the 18-story Oklahoma City Omni south of the Chesapeake Energy Arena, plans have advanced to the stage of requiring submission to the Downtown Design Review Committee, whose approval is a critical last step to filing for a building permit. First, recall...

  • New Renderings for Automobile Alley Headquarters

    New Renderings for Automobile Alley Headquarters Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Apr 18, 2018

    Two weeks have passed since news was exclusively broken by The Oklahoman, along with renderings, for a potential seven-story headquarters to be built along Broadway between NW 5 and NW 6.  Now the project is being submitted to the Downtown Design Review Committee - definitely an...

  • More renderings of the Automobile Alley headquarters

    More renderings of the Automobile Alley... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Apr 2, 2018

    On Sunday I broke the story that an out-of-state company, not an energy company, is looking to relocate to Oklahoma City and build a seven-story headquarters at NW 6 and Broadway.

  • Uptown Market in Deep Deuce not quite a done deal

    Uptown Market in Deep Deuce not quite a done deal Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Mar 28, 2018

    I've been aware since November that the Native Roots Grocery in Deep Deuce was a crossroads, with original operators Matt and Sara Runkel's organic store no longer able to compete with the Sprouts, Whole Foods and Natural Grocers that weren't in the market when they got their start in Norman. A...

  • The Latest Look for the Great Banking Hall at First National

    The Latest Look for the Great Banking Hall at... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Mar 20, 2018

    If the 1931 Art Deco First National tower is considered the most historic building in downtown Oklahoma City, then the Great Banking Hall is sacred ground. The building's days as a banking hub ended 25 years ago, but the Great Banking Hall, with its 14  marble and stone columns leading up...

  • First Core to Shore development well underway

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Mar 14, 2018

    Steel beams are going up along with the elevator shaft for the future Fairfield Inn at SW 5 and E.K. Gaylord – the first of what will ultimately be a wave of commercial development in Core to Shore. The 133-room Fairfield also will likely be the only hotel other than Omni to be built in...

  • Now Ask Me a Question I Can't Answer in Two Minutes

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Mar 6, 2018

    God bless the cynics. As part of my column today about "Moving Beyond MAPS," I mentioned its legacy of having spurned more than $2 billion in private investment. I also added "I've done the math and it does add up." It didn't take long for a reader to question me on this, sending an email asking...

  • Plans set for restoration of windows at former Spaghetti Warehouse

    Plans set for restoration of windows at former... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Feb 12, 2018

    Pending approval Wednesday by the Bricktown Urban Design Committee, windows are set to be restored to the upper floors of the former Spaghetti Warehouse in Bricktown after decades of being filled with bricks. Sam Coury and Danny Wright bought the building, a landmark in Bricktown at 101 E...

  • Robinson Avenue closed due to falling debris from First National

    Robinson Avenue closed due to falling debris... Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Jan 8, 2018

    Granite from outside the 26th floor of First National crashed down onto the street below Sunday night, hitting two parked trucks and prompting the emergency closure of Robinson Avenue. Building owner Gary Brooks reported after inspecting the scene the incident likely was due to water that got in...

  • A Closer Look at the Omni

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Jan 4, 2018

    In The Oklahoman today we took a first look at the designs being pursued for the 17-story Omni set to be built along side the new convention center.  As I noted, the tower portion of the building will now face the new Oklahoma City Boulevard, across from the Chesapeake Energy Arena....



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