Shopping center will get face-lift
EDMOND — A redevelopment project has started at Bryant Square shopping center on the southeast corner of Bryant Avenue and Second Street.
“Most of it should be done this year,” Deanne Shanahan, InvenTrust Properties Corp. senior asset manager, said about the project planned for Edmond's largest shopping center.
Shanahan would not put a price tag on the redevelopment project, which will change the appearance of the 286,579-square-foot shopping center.
“Our intent is to bring this shopping center to what we think is good retail practice,” said Houston architect Lawrence S. Levinson. “It will be more contemporary, upscale.”
A major part of the redevelopment is to make the parking lot safer and easier for drivers.
“We are going to build a parking lot with striping pattern and circulation pattern where you don't kill yourself,” Levinson said. “We are going to do a better job of lighting the parking lot.”
Landscaping will be added in the parking lot and throughout the property that sits on nearly 29 acres.
Building alteration permit applications for three new businesses are in the works with city officials.
The new businesses are Ulta Beauty, a beauty product store and salon; Five Below, offering trendy merchandise for the teen and preteen market for $1 to $5, and Zoe's Kitchen, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant.
The architect wants to introduce color in the renovation of the center built in the 1970s.
“Rose-colored brick, along with all pallet colors will be used,” Levinson said.
Mackie's Steakhouse is closed, and plans call for the building to be torn down. A new building is expected to be constructed to the east to allow a better-arranged parking lot, said City Planner Bob Schiermeyer. The owners anticipate another restaurant in the new building.
The Firestone building is to be demolished by August, Schiermeyer said. Firestone will not be in Bryant Square. Owners have been looking at other nearby property to relocate.
The building where Cici's Pizza is now located will be destroyed and the restaurant is moving to the north part of the main building facing Second Street.
The two buildings in the parking lot on the southwest part of the property also are being town down and turned into parking.
“It is all moving ahead,” Schiermeyer said.