Recent Developments & News

Hollie’s Flatiron to open in northwest OKC

Published Friday, July 7, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The northwest corridor is getting the city’s first Hollie’s Flatiron Grill.

The shopping center at NW 150th Street and N. Pennsylvania Avenue has a free-standing building that faces NW 150th Street. The building was supposed to be home to a new idea from the Hal Smith Restaurant Group.

The company was going to put a neighborhood bar and breakfast restaurant under one roof.

“We had a change of heart of putting those two together,” said Hank Kraft, chief operating officer for the Hal Smith Restaurant Group. “We’re going to split them up and do them at different times.”


Merchants believe Stockyards City poised for growth in Oklahoma City

Published Friday, July 7, 2017

One thing Stockyards City has never been short on is history.

But a closer look might reveal some retailers in the commercial district that you didn't know were there.


O’Connor: Scissortail Park will spark development

Published Monday, July 3, 2017

Breaking ground on the MAPS 3 park and officially naming it the Scissortail Park is a vision turned reality for many Oklahoma City residents. Oklahoma City voters approved the downtown public park as part of MAPS 3 in 2009. Since then anticipation, dreaming, planning and comprehensive efforts have brought us to this milestone.

Scissortail Park will be completed in two stages, starting first with the 40-acre upper section of the park, which stretches from the future Oklahoma City Boulevard south to Interstate 40. Scheduled completion is spring 2019.


Charleston's to replace Legacy Grill in Oklahoma City's Lower Bricktown

Published Friday, June 23, 2017

Say goodbye to a legacy and hello to Charleston's as the Hal Smith Group ends a new concept attempted in Lower Bricktown when they quickly had to end a restaurant's affiliation with former Thunder star Kevin Durant.

Legacy Grill opened last September in the space that previously home to KD's southern eatery.


Market to open in former Midtown theater

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The final piece to redeveloping the block that was once home to the only theater in Midtown is set with plans for a combined market and micro-restaurants. The Pivot Project bought the former Uptown Theater and adjoining offices and retail at 1212 N Hudson Ave. last year.


Evereve coming to Classen Curve

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – After construction on Classen Curve’s expansion is complete, several stores will fill the space, including the second Evereve store to come to Oklahoma.

Shannon Barghols, marketing director for Classen Curve, The Triangle at Classen Curve and Nichols Hills Plaza, said that securing the women’s clothing store for Oklahoma City relied on having the right space for the company.

“We didn’t have the ideal spot and then our expansion made room for a lot of different stores,” Barghols said. “It was on our wish list for a while.”


Festival launched to revive Oklahoma City's historic Jewel Theatre

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Not much is left along NE 4, once an important African American commercial corridor in Oklahoma City, but a campaign is being launched to ensure the last surviving black theater is brought back to life for future generations.


Commons on Classen first affordable downtown housing in decades

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - The first new affordable housing built downtown in decades was officially opened Tuesday with more than half of its 48 units already leased.

Commons on Classen, 1320 Classen Drive, was built on the former headquarters of Neighborhood Housing Services of Oklahoma, a site Director Roland J. Chupik said was the only option for building new affordable senior housing.


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