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Construction - 11.01.2012

Thunder prepares to debut new suites, restaurant

As the Oklahoma City Thunder prepares to begin the 2012-2013 season, fans will have additional seating options in former press boxes at the top of the arena. Read more
News Article - 10.31.2012

KD's to open in Lower Bricktown

The Hal Smith Restaurant Group and Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant plan to open a restaurant in Lower Bricktown next year. The restaurant, KD’s, will feature southern cuisine, and each item must be to Durant’s liking to make it on the menu. Read more
News Article - 10.26.2012

Consultant presents options for downtown park

More than 1,600 people filled out a survey on paper, or completed it online after a public meeting last month that. It was the first of three meetings before a master plan is presented next spring. The survey sought public input on the design of the planned MAPS 3 park downtown. Read more
News Article - 10.25.2012

Home for the holidays

Local businesses take the headache out of holiday meal preparation

To relieve the stress of cooking a Thanksgiving meal, and to allow for more quality time to play nice with those you love (and with those in your family you wish would spend the holiday elsewhere), several local companies provide everything from à la carte sides to a fully cooked turkey with all the fixings. Read more
News Article - 10.25.2012

Entertainment in concert

Civic Center and Rose State Performing Arts Theater give performers options in the metro

In an episode of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld picks up fellow comedian Brian Regan for coffee, conversation and a drive around Los Angeles. Both are well-known comedians, but Seinfeld had one of the most popular sitcoms ever, while Regan is known for his stand-up act and televised comedy specials. Both draw crowds, but, not surprisingly, Seinfeld commands more money and performs in larger venues than Regan. Read more
Real Estate - 10.25.2012

Hat’s off

Developer Judy Hatfield hopes to begin work soon on Downtown lofts at the Carnegie Centre

It’s been a long, long road for Judy Hatfield and her Carnegie Centre in Downtown Oklahoma City, but she says it has been worth the wait. Read more
Real Estate - 10.25.2012

Rise to shine

Land Run has grand plans for properties around N.W. 23rd Street and Walker Avenue

Johnathan Russell has big plans for one piece of N.W 23rd Street. On Oct. 12, he purchased the nearly 40,000-square-foot retail building at 511 N.W. 23rd that has been home to the Hotel/Motel Liquidation store for more than 20 years. He plans to renovate it for restaurants and retail, and call it The Rise. Read more
Real Estate - 10.25.2012

Future Fidelity

As American Fidelity eyes its next chapter in former OPUBCO properties along Broadway Extension, what will come of its existing office space?

American Fidelity Assurance Company is making its biggest move in decades. Read more
Construction - 10.25.2012

MAPping expectations

With consultants completing initial MAPS plans, some are on track, while others risk jumping the rails

If one little girl has her way, the MAPS 3 f park planned for Downtown Oklahoma City will include a castle surrounded by a moat. That, a carousel and a boardwalk along the Oklahoma River were just a few of the suggestions brought forth by members of the public who attended a Sept. 13 meeting about the park. Read more
Compass - 10.25.2012



Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros extended its Player Development Contract with the Oklahoma City RedHawks for two more years, through the 2014 season. The 2013 season will be the third year of the current partnership.

As the Houston Colt .45s, and later the Astros, the team was the MLB affiliate for the Oklahoma City 89ers from 1962 to 1972. Since then, the Oklahoma City team has been the Triple-A franchise for the Cleveland Indians, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers. In 1998, the team was renamed the RedHawks, and began playing its home games at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

“The Astros are in the middle of a new and exciting chapter in their franchise’s storied history, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” says RedHawks president and general manager Michael Byrnes.

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Real Estate - 10.24.2012

OCU law school gets OK to move downtown

On Oct. 24, Oklahoma City University's board of trustees unanimously voted to move the school into the former Central High School, 800 N. Harvey. A price was not disclosed, although marketing materials for the property by Price Edwards & Co. showed it is listed for sale at $11.5 million. Read more
News Article - 10.23.2012

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy officials were joined by government officials to cut a blue, ceremonial ribbon in the glass rotunda of the company’s world headquarters Oct. 23 to officially celebrate its opening. In attendance were community and business leaders, including the CEOs of Chesapeake Energy and SandRidge Energy. Read more
Construction - 10.18.2012

Hogan gets thumbs up from urban renewal for restaurant building

Developer Randy Hogan returned to the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority Oct. 18 with revised plans for a building in Lower Bricktown. The original design was criticized by OCURA commissioners last month for the front of it being oriented toward a parking lot, rather than facing the Bricktown Canal, and for a narrow walkway between the proposed building and its neighbor to the east, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. Read more
Construction - 10.18.2012

Brooks breaks ground at the Edge

After a competitive process to redevelop a city block in MidTown, developer Gary Brooks broke ground Oct. 18 at the Edge. Read more
Construction - 10.16.2012

Hogan presents redesigned building plans to Urban Renewal

At the September Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Meeting, developer Randy Hogan’s plans for a restaurant building along the Bricktown Canal faced opposition, and he was asked to reexamine the project. Read more