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Another day, another restaurant closes: West to shutter in Bricktown

2017 continues a dubious trend of restaurant closures in Oklahoma City with the announcement that West would close its Bricktown location after tonight's dinner service.

The concept first opened in the space occupied by the original Iguana Lounge and continues to flourish. The second West opened in the previous home of Nonna's in October of 2015.

Here's the press release issued today, it covers the rest:

After dinner tonight, Bricktown West will close their doors permanently at their Sheridan Avenue and Mickey Mantel Drive location.

“The closure of Bricktown West comes after serious and heartfelt consideration. We have loved our
time in Bricktown; the people we have served, the memories we have been a part of and the honor of
representing Oklahoma City to those that visit and call Oklahoma home,” says Co-Owner Rick
Haynes. “The entire discussion came up as the progression plans for Bricktown and the street car
system construction on Sheridan Avenue has crept closer. We are very excited about the future of
Oklahoma City, but at this time we have been forced to make a tough business decision.”

Mr. Haynes said “with the inconvenience of tonight’s closing, we will gladly make lateral reservation at
one of our sister restaurants; the original West (on Western), Urban Johnnie (located just north of
Deep Deuce on 2nd street) or any other local restaurant that fulfills the needs of our loyal customers.”

Employees will have an opportunity to transfer their employment to one of the other properties within
the Restaurant Concepts family; West, Urban Johnnie, Johnnie’s or Johnnie’s Express. “We are
thankful for our employees and we don’t want them to feel stranded without any employment”.

Haynes went on to add, “We have lived a dream being a part of Bricktown and in such a historic
building. We have loved every minute and look forward to seeing our trusted customers where it all
started, at the original West.”

Restaurant Concepts, owned and operated by brothers David and Rick Haynes, maintain the original
West (on Western), Urban Johnnie, Johnnie’s and Johnnie’s Express. Johnnie’s recently celebrated
their 45th Anniversary in the eight (8) metro locations and carries on a strong tradition started by the
brothers’ father, Johnnie Haynes.

For more information visit West at, Urban Johnnie at, and Johnnie’s

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