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Curtains for Stage Center

Curtains for Stage Center

It was built in 1970 by renowned architect John Johansen and opened as the Mummers Theatre. It served as a hub for arts and cultural events over the next decades, but a flood in 2010 forced its closure. With millions of dollars in estimated deferred maintenance and no party with the resources to save it,

DDRC approves Stage Center demolition

With millions of dollars in estimated deferred maintenance and no party with the resources to save it, Rainey Williams, president of Kestrel Investments, purchased Stage Center, located at 400 W. Sheridan Ave., from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 2013 for $4.275 million. The sale was after a request for proposal by the foundation to save

Tower Talk

Expectations are high, as Williams and his team will replace an architecturally significant, albeit dilapidated, structure with a gleaming new office tower and bring leasable office space to the Downtown market. A yet-unnamed office anchor tenant is also in the mix. Williams, president of Kestrel Investments Inc., purchased the property from the Oklahoma City Community

Oh, Man!

“This year, we had 109 entries, which nearly doubles past entry totals,” says Melissa Hunt, executive director of the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter, a nonprofit partner of the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture, which sponsors the OklahoManMade competition each spring. “The competition is growing, and it’s exciting because it really does showcase

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