Tag Archives: Bricktown

Still standing

In October, Standley, one of Oklahoma’s largest office equipment and software companies, opened its doors at 26 E. Main St. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1928. Standley was founded in 1934 as a manual typewriter and 10-key adding machine sales company. Fred Standley, the company’s founder, wanted something more than just another sales

TIF Tally

Oklahoma City has eight TIF districts. The program is a local redevelopment technique authorized under the state constitution for municipalities to fund public and private economic development improvements, and then capture the increased property tax from those projects in formerly blighted areas. State law says a TIF district can exist for 25 years. The first

Doomed Dome?

Situated at N.W. 23rd and Classen Boulevard, the building long has been recognized for its unique architecture; its quirky, mid-century look; and the sacred gold roof that, over the years, lost its glistening appearance. Meanwhile, David Box, owner of the former bank building, finds himself in an untenable position. Box, a developer and owner of

Restaurant round-up

Hal Smith Restaurant Group purchased land in Bricktown from Randy Hogan to build KD’s Southern Cuisine. The property, adjacent to Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill, eventually will feature Kevin Durant’s 10,000-square-foot, upscale, Southern dining concept. Joe Jungmann, co-owner of Paseo Grill and Sauced on Paseo, is heading up the project for HSRG.

Greater OKC: Cost of Living 2012

Living the good life in Oklahoma City will cost you less than other major cities in the country, according to a study by CNBC.In a yearly look at cost of living around the country, CNBC factored in things such as food and energy, and looked at cities where wages go further because cost of living

Developers plan new apartment projects Downtown

Eric Schmid, with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Richard McKown with a sample of the exterior of Mosaic, an apartment project McKown is developing Downtown. Photo by Kelley Chambers Marva Ellard renovated the 1920s Sieber Hotel, 1305 N. Hudson, into 38 apartments, which has been full since it opened in 2009. Richard McKown developed Level,

Expert Q&A

What is so significant about the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum? KL: It is a beacon that reflects our state’s proud and rich history with the Native American people. When it is finished, it will be a joint effort among many tribal governments, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County and state resources coming together to recognize

$18 million Holiday Inn Express planned for Bricktown

J.C. Witcher, with ADG, shows a rendering for a 124-room Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown to members of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22. Photo by Kelley Chambers   Scott Dedmon and J.C. Witcher, with architecture firm ADG, presented the plan to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22 for approval, on behalf of

Durant’s Dish

Durant plans to be on-site often at the 10,000-square-foot restaurant, which sits along the Bricktown Canal between Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill and Earl’s Rib Palace. It will be worth Durant’s while to be there because he is not just lending his famous name to the eatery; he will own 25% of

Compass

DOWNTOWN In a move expected to save about $80 million annually, Devon Energy Corp. officials plan to close the company’s Houston office and consolidate those operations in Oklahoma City. There are about 500 Devon employees in Houston. That office oversees assets in south and east Texas and in Louisiana. Devon CEO John Richels says the

Top