• West in Bricktown closes doors tonight

    West performed an extensive remodel to Nonna's in Bricktown and opened for business in November of 2015.



    Nonna's had closed for good at the end of 2014 at 1 Mickey Mantle Drive, on the southwest corner of Sheridan.



    Full press releases:


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – January 11, 2017 — 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 westbar.com, Urban Johnnie at urbanjohnnie.com, and Johnnie’s
    at johnniesburgers.com


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    News Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2017
    West in Bricktown to suspend operations; building owner seeking new concept

    The decision by local restauranteur Rick Haynes to suspend operations at West in Bricktown has not dampened the enthusiasm for the potential of this popular corner at Sheridan and Mickey Mantle said the building’s owner Avis Scaramucci, a Bricktown pioneer and passionate advocate.

    "We will use this time to consider new entertainment and restaurant options for this iconic corner in Bricktown," Scaramucci said. "We see this as an opportunity to revisit several concepts discussed over the past two years and reopen conversations we’ve had with several attractive national operators."

    The opening this year of the Steelyard residential apartment complex will strengthen the business climate because it will bring an energetic segment of the market to Bricktown to live, play and work, Scaramucci said.

    "We operated a successful restaurant at this prime location for many years. Couple the strong history with the booming tourism and hotel landscape in Bricktown, and it’s obvious the future is bright," Scaramucci said.

    The MAPS 3 Streetcar will have a stop in front of Painted Door gift boutique adjoining the restaurant. A dedicated Bricktown Loop will make it ultra-convenient for downtown businesspeople to visit Bricktown and further enhance the building as a vibrant retail and restaurant destination.

    Scaramucci commended the City of Oklahoma City for its outreach to businesses in preparation for the start of construction. "Progress always comes at a price, but a few days of construction is a small price to pay for the tremendous economic impact of a streetcar stop. The City is doing a fantastic job communicating with us and setting the construction schedule based on our needs."

    "Painted Door just celebrated its 25th anniversary with a stunning remodel," Scaramucci said. "We will remain open during streetcar construction, and we believe business will remain steady."
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