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$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

Downtown dining

Despite numerous street closures, safety cones, and rerouted and often confusing pedestrian paths, only one casualty has emerged. In late March, Trattoria il Centro closed its doors. As one of the pioneers in Downtown dining, the eatery at 500 W. Main weathered many years alone in that corner of Downtown, but with the streets around

Sign language

“It made us feel horrible,” Koranda says. “With the website, the visitor’s guides and ads, people were still having trouble just finding us and then trying to find out what else there was to do in Norman.” Moving closer to Interstate 35 helped boost the bureau’s visibility. Now Koranda and Norman Chamber of Commerce president

Forming the Alliance

With the formation in May of the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, board members and the group’s executive director requested $424,000 to finish the 2010-11 fiscal year and carry it through the 2011-12 fiscal year. The City Council approved a contract between the group and the city, but questions remain as to where

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