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“A specialty coffee shop has been a missing element of our food concession program at the airport for some time,” says Mark Kranenburg, city director of airports. “The addition of such an outstanding brand to the airport is an amenity I know our travelers will appreciate.
Comedian Louis C.K., pop singer Rihanna and Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm may have little in common on the surface, but all share a place on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 2012. The list, now in its ninth year, recognizes great minds and influential people in a variety of professions. Hamm was nominated by U.S. Sen. James Inhofe.
“The Time 100 recognition is a great honor not only for myself, but also for the entire Continental Resources team,” Hamm says. “As we work to significantly increase our nation’s energy supply, this distinction adds to the momentum of our mission to help make America energy independent within the next decade.”
Southern California-based specialty coffee and tea retailer Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf plans to open its first metro store at Will Rogers World Airport this summer. Construction began in March. The shop, however, will sit behind the security checkpoint and only be accessible to ticketed passengers.
“A specialty coffee shop has been a missing element of our food concession program at the airport for some time,” says Mark Kranenburg, city director of airports. “The addition of such an outstanding brand to the airport is an amenity I know our travelers will appreciate.”
The coffee shop is the result of a partnership between the coffee chain and Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, the airport’s master food concessionaire.
The chain has 835 stores in 10 states, 23 countries and 31 airports.
Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s plans to open its first metro-area store in late May at 760 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. It is in the 8,330-square-foot former Santa Fe Cattle Co. building.
The local owner and operator is Oklahoma native Carl McCauley.
“We’re eager to introduce our famous Tex-Mex and unique culture to Sooner country,” McCauley says.
Zona Viva, a South American-themed restaurant and bar plans to open in the Gold Dome at N.W. 23rd Street and Classen Boulevard. It is the space formerly occupied by the Prohibition Room. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner and offer a full bar and catering. Hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Developer Randy Hogan plans to build an 11,000-square-foot retail building on the north side of the Bricktown Canal between Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and Harkins Bricktown Cinemas. The Oklahoma County Assessor’s website lists the land as the proposed site of a Kevin Durant restaurant. The Oklahoma City Thunder player has said he plans to join a restaurant venture that will bear his name.
Hogan says no leases are signed, and for now he is focusing on getting the project approved by Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority. He plans to break ground this summer and have it completed by May 2013.