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  • Spaghetti Warehouse Building to begin renovation

    The first steps towards renovation of the historic building at 101 E. Sheridan in Bricktown will be soon taken as plans have been filed to replace all windows and open the ample number of previously blocked window openings.

    Sam Coury bought the building last September and told OKCTalk that the window replacement is the first step in a full remodel of the historic structure.

    Plans filed with the Downtown Design Review Committee show the intention to replace all the old openings with new historically-appropriate windows.

    A test was undertaken by removing the bricks from one opening and determining that that process could be performed without damaging the surrounding original brick.

    Coury said they hope to start the window replacement project as soon as the necessary approvals are received. He plans to pursue historic tax credits which require the rest of the building to remain unchanged, and is hopeful of receiving the necessary cooperation from the city, state and federal governments to move the project forward as quickly as possible.

    Coury mentioned the building is particularly important due to its iconic and highly visible status in Bricktown.

    The interior of the building is rough but solid according to Coury and he envisions either apartments, office, a hotel or even warehouse space on floors 2-6, restaurant and retail space on the 1st floor, and a possible nightclub in the full basement.

    The 6-story building has been completely vacant since the Spaghetti Warehouse closed its doors in early 2016, part of a national contraction.

    Coury has employed Catherine Montgomery of local firm Preservation and Design Studio, which has worked on several area restoration projects such as the Ambassador Hotel and Calvary Baptist Church.

    101 E. Sheridan was originally constructed by the Oklahoma Furniture Manufacturing Company as a 3-story building in the early 1900's, with 3 more floors being added afterwards. It occupies a key corner at Sheridan and Oklahoma in the heart of Bricktown.

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