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Retail goes retro in plans for 1960s-theme center in Midwest City

No TG&Y of course, nor Woolworth nor Kinney Shoes, and no funky Fotomat in the parking lot, but Center Marketplace will...

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Opinion: Reopenings may collapse as infections spread

A decision by Mayor David Holt to require restaurant and bar workers to wear masks the next two weeks follows an alarming...

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Entrepreneur faces charges in claimed $1.4B hospital lab-billing scheme

A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire that included communities in Oklahoma is facing charges in what federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Apartment loans get more forbearance, but most renters won't feel it in OKC area

Most people living in apartments in the Oklahoma City area are caught up on rent, so extra dual protection given Monday to...

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Patriotic parade for seniors set for Thursday in Oklahoma City

With most Independence Day festivities canceled across Oklahoma City, one local group plans to help seniors celebrate in a...

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CBRE announces sale of Halliburton field camp in El Reno to local investor

EL RENO — Halliburton’s field camp facility has sold to an undisclosed local investor, CBRE announced Friday. The 86-acre...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Regional service economy in shaky recovery, Kansas City Fed says

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said Friday that the region's service economy, which includes real estate, improved...

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Oklahoma City property management company settles overtime violations

A property management company in Oklahoma City has paid more than $23,000 in owed overtime wages to resolve violations brought...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 27, 2020

Lingo Construction Services: 1130 N Harvey Ave., apartment, erect, $4,000,000. Monarch Property Group LLC: 817 NE 42,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays to coda in OKC

The Symphony Show House plays to its coda for 2020 this weekend during the coronavirus, with visitors turning out in person at...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing retail could give warehouses supply pain

Leased warehouses remain untouched by the coronavirus pandemic and related economic disruption — so far. "Over all,...

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Renovations on tap for BancFirst Tower interior, exterior

The early 1970s facade of the rechristened BancFirst Tower is fading from the downtown skyline as the addition of a new...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Jerry McNabb: 4300 Grant Blvd., bank, erect, $2,100,000. Colony Fine Homes LLC: 11021 NW 94 Terrace, residence, erect,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $52 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Summertime home sales could sizzle on COVID-19 backlog

Home sales are set to sizzle through summer. Pending sales shot up in May, perhaps more than they fell in the first two months...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 20, 2020

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: • 17 Design and Manufacturing leased 21,942 square feet of industrial space from...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma, Requiem for retail as we once knew it

Except for groceries sometimes, I'm not a shopper: I go to stores and buy things. Any other "shopping" is online, or by catalog...

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Oklahoma housing tax credits allocated statewide

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees allocated federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credits at a recent...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $46 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

OnCue: 820 S Meridian Ave., retail sales, erect, $5,350,000. Precision Construction Group: 2650 Shull Ave., office-warehouse,...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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A salute to construction executive Oscar C. Boldt

It's been a long time since the Boldt. Co. was seen as an out-of-state construction company — for years, most competitors and...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for June 13, 2020

Keller Williams Commercial reports these real estate transactions: • Ahmed Sajiruddin paid $210,000 to Lester Investment Co....

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Back for more, Dallas Industrial investors buy more warehouses in Oklahoma City

No sooner had Sealy & Co. sold off $100 million worth of warehouses than it came back to Oklahoma City for more. The...

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The Oklahoman's real estate notes for June 13, 2020

BOK Park Plaza leasing changes hands Price Edwards & Co. has taken over leasing for 27-story BOK Park Plaza, 499 W...

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Oklahoma City Convention Visitors Bureau president to retire this fall

Mike Carrier, who as president of the Oklahoma City Convention Visitors Bureau oversaw its transformation into a Tier 2 market...

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OKC Human Rights Commission dissolved over LGBT issues

An Oklahoma City human rights commission helped guide the city on matters of civil rights and discrimination between 1963 and...

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Multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud alleged in Oklahoma City

A federal grand jury indicted Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, on charges of defrauding two banks, Fannie Mae, and...

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Marland Oil brand returns to Automobile Alley with completion of Broadway Park

A once iconic logo known nationwide — the brand of Marland Oil — is set to return to downtown’s Automobile Alley as work wraps...

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Mize: My house is still a feline farm

Oh, hey, here I am again, not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite...

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Oklahoma County property sales

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Tulsa contractor pays $2.8 million to settle fraudulent federal bid litigation

A prominent Tulsa contractor and developer is paying $2.8 million to settle five years of litigation alleging the company...

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John Rex School to expand into downtown's McAlpine Center

John Rex Charter School is set to move its middle school from the Myriad Botanical Gardens to the nearby McAlpine Center as the...

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Costco buys Hertz building for new operations center

The Hertz administrative building is set to become home for the new Costco operations center. The four-story office building...

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Black Lives Matter demand for new grocery store could take more time than desired

During a press conference Monday afternoon, T. Sheri Dickerson, head of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter, listed demands...

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Rebuilding America: Oklahoma City history filled with triumphs over adversity

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seem to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Rebuilding America: Some pandemic changes at grocery stores seen as permanent

An uncertain new normal is being looked at by businesses throughout Oklahoma, including those largely spared the loss of...

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Rebuilding America: Retailers, big and small, adapting to challenges of pandemic

Retail is reopening across the country, though stores are not quite back to business as normal and others are learning from the...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Guernsey: 6811 SE 59, office-warehouse, erect, $18,000,000. Design Architects Plus: 1901 NE 13, school, remodel, $3,900,000....

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Take cleaners with you back to the office

What will you miss about working from home (assuming you're headed back to the office, and many aren't yet, and some won't...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Route 66 Landing is taking off with doctors in the house in Oklahoma City

Total Healthcare Partners helped bring Route 66 Landing into this world, and now the doctors are in the house — their brand-new...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival starts Friday in Oklahoma City area

EDMOND — The Parade of Homes Spring Festival, delayed for a month because of the coronavirus, kicks off Friday. Nearly 100 new...

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Massive mural to help tell OKC's 'beautiful story'

A five-story mural is set to add some color to an 1,100-space garage being built in connection with the Oklahoma City...

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Analysis: Who is getting the better deal in $35.5 million SandRidge transaction?

While it’s not clear whether the ultimate sale of SandRidge Energy’s headquarters will be to a private buyer or state agencies,...

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Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

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OKC's 21c Museum Hotel is reopening

Contrary to reports Saturday on social media, downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel is not closing permanently. The hotel has been a...

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OKC Public Schools Reverts Back to Old Ways?

Friday's OKC Central Live Chat including breaking the story of a significant set-back for reviving the still struggling...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

BARTLESVILLE Investor buys mobile home parks A California investor new to mobile homes parks just bought two in Oklahoma in a...

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Not to be crude, but Oklahoma City and Houston, we have a problem

CoStar Group found gloom in Oklahoma City and doom in Houston when it looked at the effect of collapsed crude oil prices on the...

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The crude oil crash, not COVID-19, is making the Oklahoma City office market sick

Neither face masks nor social distancing can "flatten the curve" of rising vacancies in Oklahoma City's office market, which...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

The Oil Center: 2601 Northwest Expressway, office, remodel, $3,000,000. Lippert Bros. Inc.: 1001 NW 25, church, remodel,...

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Development killed by school district halting property sale

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is ready for sheltering in place in style, or entertaining others when it is deemed safe to do so. The...

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Lincoln Plaza renewal continues

Crews have removed graffiti, brush, debris and broken windows at Lincoln Plaza as construction continues to convert the former...

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Analysis: Launch of Oklahoma City as 'Modern Frontier' hit hard by pandemic

Armed with new attractions, a new convention center and Omni Hotel, next spring has long been envisioned as a chance to...

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Heartland to add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce

Heartland, already set to fill up its new downtown headquarters with 550 employees, is adding another 400 who will be moving...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $94 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Gothic LLC: 10309 S Santa Fe Ave., parking, install, $5,350,000. Crown Enterprises Inc.: 6801 S Air Depot Blvd.,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: County sale, showhouse to go on; CBRE's loss is our gain

Catching up this week after a week of furlough ... Going, going on The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s Resale — the auctioning of...

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Renovation to uncover 1906 building facade at Investors Capital Building

The Investors Capital Building, one of the city’s oldest commercial structures, is about to be restored to its original...

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Opponents of cut to affordable housing tax credits warn it will cost the state millions in new housing

A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Kevin Stitt would cut the affordable housing tax credit in half and could kill construction...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hard hit small businesses start receiving financial help from city

The first grants from the Oklahoma City Small Business Continuity Program are being mailed to shops, salons, restaurants,...

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Construction to start on The Well in Norman

Construction is set to start in July for The Well in Norman, a healthy living block that will bring together a farmers market...

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Coalition seeks to make city test case for virus prevention and treatment

Oklahoma City is being eyed as a potential model for a nationwide roll-out of testing and guidance by some of the country’s...

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Homeland cancels plans for new headquarters

Homeland is proceeding with plans to build a new grocery in northeast Oklahoma City but the project will no longer include a...

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Analysis: Tower Theatre, other businesses face confusion, challenges with SBA loan program

Oklahoma businesses may be reopening, but Stephen Tyler, co-owner of the Tower Theatre, knows he may be waiting a year or...

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Costco expects to secure location for new operations center within 'weeks'

Costco is negotiating a purchase contract on a space for its proposed operations center in Oklahoma City and expects to...

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Pandemic not seen as the end of city's aspirations to become a convention destination

Despite a dismal drop in travel nationwide, the city's top convention official predicts the new Oklahoma City Convention Center...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 9

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Bible lesson from Oklahoma: The housing warning from 2,700 years ago

Oh, hey. I'm not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite columns out...

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Pet "campus" coming to downtown

A “college” for pets is set to open next month along the south fringe of downtown emerging as a new area for investment with...

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Ted's Café Escondido bringing new fast-casual concept to Uptown

Ted’s Café Escondido is expanding into Uptown with the launch of a new fast casual brand that will open in space that was...

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Plans detailed for Villa Teresa hotel

Developers of the former Villa Teresa school are seeking $982,501 in tax increment financing to assist in the conversion of the...

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Costco in talks with city to hire 1,000 for new operations center

A much-needed economic boost is about to come to Oklahoma City as Costco is in talks with the city and state to open an...