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'The Great Gutowsky' and West Edmond Field are worthy of Hollywood, oil man's granddaughter says

EDMOND — What a cinematic stew: World War II and the home front, Oklahoma oil gushers, a go-for-broke wildcatter, a...

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These 'hoods are made for walking

Builders ramped up for the Parade of Homes Spring Festival, building at a pace 6 percent higher than last year, starting more...

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Small markets reel in retail: Store occupancies remain strong despite market disruption

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Continued reports of the demise of retail continue to be overstated, even in smaller markets. Take the...

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Downtown grows greener as part of transformation

When Scissortail Park opens in September, it will be one of just a few places that is home to a clone of the Survivor Tree....

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Oklahoma City building permits for April 20, 2019

Capstone Construction Services LLC: 9201 N Interstate 35 Service Road, shell building, erect, $15,828,000. Clyde Riggs...

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Oklahoma County land sales from The Oklahoman for April 20, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: Rogers Benefit Group leased 1,796 square feet of office space...

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Symphony Show House dates delayed The dates for the Symphony Show House have been changed from May 11-19 to June 8-16 because...

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Downtown Sheraton to take on more "contemporary" look

A fresh paint job at downtown’s Sheraton Hotel is set to soon do away with a much-maligned mix of orange and earth tones as the...

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OKC's Midtown to get new Boulevard restaurant

A restaurant will once again anchor the block that was home to Boulevard Cafeteria in Midtown but will be a part of a decidedly...

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Diverse districts: Here's a look at Oklahoma City's growing destinations

Neal Horton was a visionary, someone who early on saw the potential of historic urban districts and risked everything in...

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OKC nonprofit takes high-quality homes where commercial developers wouldn't

At its core, it’s a quest to raise the quality of life and bring amenities back to areas hollowed out by urban renewal. But...

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Changing property needs: Diverse factors affect changes in industrial market

Medical marijuana and "last-mile" warehousing tied to rapid retail delivery are bringing increased occupancy, firming up lease...

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Downtown OKC sees increased diversity in jobs

Downtown Oklahoma City, long dominated by energy, finance and government, is rapidly diversifying with a new influx of...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Vanguard Development sells its warehouse Vanguard Development Co. has sold its long-held warehouse at 9401 Pole Road to a...

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Help me get the water tower in Randlett, Oklahoma, on the National Register of Historic Places

RANDLETT — Three fresh wells, 15 miles of pipe, and a shiny, new, 50,000-gallon water tower breathed new life into scrappy...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: Stillwater Ranch Holdings LLC paid $19.5 million to Gellenbeck...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 13, 2019

Bockus-Payne: 501 NW Grand Blvd., office, remodel, $1,600,000. Lingo Construction: 621 N Robinson Ave., office, remodel,...

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Younger council likely to shift focus on urban core

A change is set to sweep City Hall with the “MAPS generation” set to control three seats with the swearing in this week of...

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Bricktown Canal upgrades continue as attraction's 20th anniversary nears

A multi-year effort to spruce up and improve walkability along the Bricktown Canal will be on display this summer when the...

Connection code: SheCodes a resource for women moving into the tech industry

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Once a month in meetings and any time via the group's online Slack channel, SheCodes provides women a place to learn about coding and other technology from women who work in the industry. The group is a resource that has helped promote...

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Oklahoma City theater and civil rights icon inspire rapper-developer

The Tower Theatre was shuttered through a large part of Jabee Williams’ life, but he was well aware of its significance....

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Well produces history, even after plugging

The Park-O-Tell No. 1 well produced thousands of barrels of oil and about 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Saturday, March 5, 2019

Walnuts LLC: 400 N Walnut Ave., office, remodel, $3,500,000. Cmswillowbrook: 10900 N Sooner Road, school, add-on, $2,700,000....

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Marker will find World War I soldier's grave after 55 years

U.S. Army Pvt. U.G. Moore's military headstone is in safe keeping now, a few weeks after a new resident was startled to...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

Architect firm changes name, adds principals Elliott + Associates has changed its name to Rand Elliott Architects and named...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 6

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $31 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • 1031 EZ Exchange LLC paid $2,755,000 to Memorial Self Storage LP...

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Renovations begin at historic Walcourt building

The Walcourt, an almost century-old landmark just east of downtown, is getting its first new roof in decades with long-awaited...

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Downtown blooms in April

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious...

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Oklahomans know a thing or two about hail

EDMOND — Timing was everything for the latest from Farmers Insurance. "Oklahoma ranked fifth among states for the highest...

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Spring to-do list and an Earth Day workshop in OKC

Everyone loves spring, especially gardeners, but we need to remain watchful of the weather. The average last frost date for...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road, condominium /...

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Ameripointe ready to ship, receive by rail and air from Ardmore, Oklahoma

Shovel-ready is one thing, but Ameripointe is also ready to roll rail and ready for air — big selling points for NAI Global...

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Puzzling headstone leads to history mystery in Oklahoma City

Carl Watson did not want to bump into U.S. Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, 1896-1964, in his living room in the dark of the...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Anixter International to occupy new warehouse Anixter International Inc. is expanding in Oklahoma City with a new $11 million,...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: GRP Investments LLC paid $9,600,000 to MVP Casady LLC for...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Bricktown hotel scrapped in favor of assisted living center

Texas developer Joshua Joseph is switching his plans for a fourth hotel just east of Bricktown and instead is preparing to...

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OKC council approves $26M for First National

With demolition set to wrap up and construction to start at First National Center, the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday...

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Bower designed for families desiring urban living

The largest single influx of for-sale housing in Midtown now looms over NW 4 with a new approach that is designed to appeal to...

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Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

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Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

MUSTANG Braum's upgrades Mustang Road site Braum’s has added double drive-thru ordering lanes at its location at 333 N Mustang...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Coldwell Banker Commercial-Select reports these real estate transactions: Casey’s Marketing Co. paid $1 million to Gary and...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road,...

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Oklahoma Real Estate Commission hires new executive director

The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has named Sherry Kueffler, former longtime investigator for the commission, as its new...

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Midtown tower approved

A proposed eight-story Midtown condominium tower is clear to proceed after the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee voted...

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New boutique hotel planned for OKC's Midtown

Pivot Project, which is wrapping up redevelopment of a brewery, food hall and offices in Midtown, is set to start a second...

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More Infill on Uptown 23rd

It wasn't that long ago that NW 23 between Broadway and Western - Uptown - was littered with empty and boarded up buildings and...

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Actions could turn Bricktown into another 'Times Square'

Is Bricktown an entertainment district, or is it a historic district? More than a quarter century has passed since Bricktown...

A firm commitment: OKC law offices seek to continue boost in female leadership

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Three of Oklahoma’s biggest law firms have more women in leadership positions than the state and national average, a sign that gender equality in the Sooner State is growing stronger, some say. The women are shareholders, or equity partners in...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: Primary Investments I LLC paid $925,000 to Studio 900 LLC for a...

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Preliminary plans approved for 1,100-space garage

Preliminary plans for an 1,100-space garage that is key to development of the convention center, Omni Hotel and a mix of...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

MA+ Architecture: 1701 S Czech Hall Road, school, add-on, $11,100,000. Oncue Marketing: 17801 N Western Ave., retail sales,...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $79 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: First Cash Pawn leased a 4,408-square-foot retail...

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Historic preservation brings an old Oklahoma oil field to mind

EDMOND — Brainstorming before — and at — last Tuesday's meeting of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust, the West Edmond...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

DBA Architects: 7900 Mid America Blvd., rehabilitation center, erect, $10,000,000. Proctor Contractors LLC: 1300 SE 82,...

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Mize: Cases closed on polybutylene plastic plumbing

Faulty polybutylene plastic plumbing keeps bursting and damaging people's homes, and homeowners' anger keeps bouncing around...

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New zones, legal pot create 'Double Jeopardy' for Oklahoma real estate

Commercial real estate used for medical marijuana is still fraught with pitfalls and limitations for property owners. Another...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Projects receive Citations of Merit The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office recently awarded...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort reports these real estate transactions: • Northgate 3 Industrial LLC has purchased a...

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Oklahoma City's Council Crossing hooks Ollie's Bargain Outlet as anchor

Jeff Norman has it figured out: When he has news, like Ollie's Bargain Outlet, a national retail chain making its debut in...

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The old town of Britton is undergoing renovation and restoration through private investment

The old town of Britton, swallowed up by Oklahoma City in 1950, may be a distant memory, but its Main Street survives largely...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

KRG Belle Isle LLC: 1731 Belle Isle Blvd., remodel, $1,500,000. JROK Construction LLC: 2801 Watermark Blvd., automotive...

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Build Oklahoma Awards, Construction trade group recognizes the 'Best of the Best' for 2018

Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma has presented its Build Oklahoma Awards recognizing the “Best of the Best”...

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

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Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in different directions): • 1940s-1950s: Post-World War II/G.I. Bill cottages, midcentury modern. • 1960s: Midcentury modern,...

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Chesapeake, Devon aim to boost bottom lines using inclusiveness and diversity programs

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Publicly-traded oil and gas companies headquartered in Oklahoma City are among many with inclusion and diversity programs. But at Devon Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Energy Corp., those programs mean much more than developing standards and...

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Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

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For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur seeks to promote the industry's value to all Oklahomans

BusinessApr 14, 2019

From its economic impact to the food products we buy in stores, agriculture’s presence in Oklahoma is diverse, inclusive and profound. And starting this year, it has something it never has had before: A woman leading the agency that oversees...

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Diversity in real estate is slim nationally, so individual efforts stand out in Oklahoma City

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Women have the edge among real estate brokers and sales agents, but racial diversity is slim, national statistics show. Women made up 55.2 percent of brokers and agents in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according...

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Gender representation improving in traditional workplace roles

BusinessApr 14, 2019

As the American workforce marches toward the end of the second decade of the 21st century, the face of traditional workplace gender roles is blurring. There can be many explanations why stereotypes of the “male” or “female” job is diminishing:...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 15, 2019

BusinessApr 15, 2019

Beer sales back on Parks Director Doug Kupper says Oklahoma City golf courses have seen a drop in beer sales since new regulations on serving alcohol took effect last year. A quirk in the law essentially killed the city's ability to sell beer...

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