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okcBIZ, Oklahoma Gazette honored

okcBIZ, Oklahoma Gazette honored

Oklahoma Gazette and its sister magazine, okcBIZ, earned several honors this year from the Oklahoma pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The organization announced the awards Saturday at a banquet in Tulsa. okcBIZ won best magazine in the state, besting second-place Tulsa People and third-place Oklahoma Today. Writer Kelley Chambers took third-place honors in magazine News Writing for a

Pay grade

At public institutions beginning this fall, students will see an average 5.2% spike in tuition and mandatory fees for the 2012-2013 academic year, approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June. The regents report the increase will be an average of $7 per credit hour. This was in response to record enrollments,

Google adding to Oklahoma facility

The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet and software company opened a data center near Pryor, Okla. in September, and a company official said a planned expansion would double the facility’s production capacity. It is about 50 miles northeast of Tulsa. Mike Wooten, data center operations manager for Google, was joined by state leaders at the capitol

Council approves $9 million toward cultural center completion

Where the money will come from was not determined, and the funds will be contingent on a state match of $40 million for the overall project. The city already donated land for the site in 1999 valued at $3.2 million. The remainder will come from private donations and tribes, said J. Blake Wade, the center’s

Nefarious newcomers not welcome at MidTown project

In ongoing efforts by developer Gary Brooks through the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority for approval of the Edge, a proposed 252-unit residential project with about 8,400 square feet of retail space and 462 parking spaces, he has been sensitive to concerns of those residents in nearby historic neighborhoods. It is set for the block

April New & Expanding Biz

QuadGraphics leased 164,000 square feet in a distribution warehouse at 6801 S. Air Depot Blvd. The total building comprises 312,000 square feet. The new tenant will use it for warehousing paper products and staging materials for its manufacturing and printing plant located on Sunnylane Road. It features 33-foot-high ceilings, dock-high loading and large truck courts.

April Commercial Real Estate

Anheuser-Busch LLC purchased two buildings and 33 acres at 1700 Beechwood Ave. for $31.95 million from PBO Land Company LLC. The buildings were constructed in 2003. One has 280,225 square feet and the other has 12,954 square feet. First American Title handled the closing. Walnut Village OKC LLC purchased Walnut Village Shopping Center, 12305 N.

Accounting for growth

Larry Stein, chief deputy at the Oklahoma County Assessors office Photo by Mark Hancock That came after about three years of declines as commercial and residential projects waned due to shelved or scrapped projects, and the difficulty for developers to secure financing. But it looks as though things are changing. County Assessor Leonard Sullivan says

Edmond economics

Uptown Grocery Co. in Edmond Photo by Shannon Cornman In local development, Janet Yowell, executive director of the Edmond Economic Development Authority, says 2010 was a big year for the city for building permits, in terms of dollar amount, but 2011 was even better with 26 permits, totaling more than $102 million — an increase

Dining at Devon

Company officials say Vast, a highend restaurant on the 49th floor of the Devon tower, will offer American fare including steaks, seafood and a full bar. It is scheduled to open in September. Nebu, in the ground-level garden wing, offers a variety of food stations, and opened last month. A coffee cafe will open in