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The remaining building on the old Edmond Ice Co. site at 101 W Second will be renovated into a restaurant and bar. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

The remaining building on the old Edmond Ice Co. site at 101 W Second will be renovated into a restaurant and bar. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Restaurant approved

Plans for a restaurant and bar on the historic Edmond Ice Co. property are moving forward with the city council's approval of the project's commercial site plan.

Property owner Chip Fudge, with Film Exchange Row LLC, wants to build a 3,955-square-foot restaurant and bar at 101 W Second.

The deteriorating red brick building, with warped plywood and rusty sheets of metal over some of the windows, has sat vacant for years. Many people in Edmond refer to the building as the ice house.

The property has not only been the home for the ice house, but a creamery, the Eagle Milling Co. and most recently for storage.

Fudge and his fellow developers, chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson, are calling the restaurant The Creamery for now, but that is expected to change, said Tim Neville-Lee, architect for the project.

The name Eagle Milling Co. is being considered, Neville-Lee said.

A second restaurant is being planned in the building to the west that formerly housed The Roost. That restaurant might be called the Eagle Yacht Club, he told council members.

Developers plan to refurbish the existing warehouse building, add a new outdoor patio to the southwest corner of the building, and build a small addition to the north for the kitchen and a new entrance.

“To see this come back to life is exciting,” Mayor Charles Lamb said.

Memorial Day closings

Citylink, Edmond's public transportation system, will not operate Monday to observe Memorial Day. Regular bus service will resume Tuesday. City offices also will be closed Monday. Trash collections will not happen Monday either. Normal routes will be serviced a day later than normal throughout the week.

Touch-a-Truck time

Edmond Electric and Edmond Vehicle Maintenance are co-hosting the Edmond Touch-a-Truck from 9 a.m. to noon on June 4 in the University of Central Oklahoma parking lot at Second Street and Baumann Avenue.

Touch-a-Truck is a fundraising event that provides kids of all ages with the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with people like police officers, firefighters and electric linemen.

Families will have the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of Edmond fire trucks, police cars, an Edmond Electric bucket truck and a solid waste truck.

Admission for the Touch-a-Truck event is a suggested $2 donation with the proceeds going to the Edmond Hope Center to benefit local people in need.

For more information, call 216-7729 or email

Katiebug's plan approved

Katiebug's, a mobile food trailer serving natural shaved ice, hot chocolate and organic artisan marshmallows and offering lawn games, is moving from Oklahoma City's Midtown to Edmond.

City council members this week approved a commercial site plan to allow the business where the focus is a vintage 8-foot 1960s trailer.

The owners wanted to move to the northwest corner of Broadway and Hurd because downtown Edmond is a more walkable and family-friendly atmosphere with easily accessible parking, said City Planner Jan Ramseyer Fees.

The business is expected to open in early June. Hours will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

City approval is for one year at which time the business will be reviewed.

Different-type competition

Edmond's Sky Zone trampoline Park invites people to compete in the local qualifier for the 2016 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship at 7 p.m. June 9 at 2525 S Broadway. Ultimate Dodgeball combines the exhilarating action of the all-walled trampoline courts with the speed and athleticism of traditional dodgeball. Local qualifiers have a chance to advance to compete in the championship in Las Vegas where a $50,000 prize is on the line. Registration fee is $99 per team. Players must be at least 16 years old. For more information and to register, go to


The Arcadian Inn, 328 E First, is closing at the end of the month after over 25 1/2 years of operation by owners Martha and Gary Hall. The inn was ran out of the preserved home of Dr. A.M. Ruhl that was built in 1908.

It's a fact

Edmond and Oklahoma County are going to work together to improve a half-mile section of Santa Fe Avenue, from north of Sorghum Mill Road to Waterloo Road, because the roadway continue to degrade. One half of the road belongs to the city and the other half to the county. Edmond's cost is $80,000.

What's happening

First of the Concert in the Park series, 6:15 p.m. Thursday at E.C. Hafer Park with Zero 2 Sixty and Nasty Weather playing classic rock.

2016 Route 66 Oklahoma Corvette Roundup car show, check-in at 8 a.m. June 4 at E.C. Hafer Park.

Need answers?

Have questions about Edmond and its road construction, the hotel and conference center, traffic, capital improvements or anything else?

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›