hey floater, I know exactly what building you're talking about.....it's there just north of Bricktown Burgers.
I think some sort of railroad themed restaurant would fit well there.
I realize that the railroad lines behind it are still functional, but the building is right off Main, so it could still be used as a restaurant. Not quite sure who owns it though. I couldn't quuite remember whether it was an actualy enclosed building or just a canopy type structure. I'll have to go down there and look at it tomorrow sometime. I've been wanting an excuse to go down to Bricktown anyways.
You know, Oklahoma Station BBQ is a great Oklahoma tradition, and has awesome food. It's locally owned and the entire restaurant has a rail road theme. We don't really have any full-fledged BBQ restaurants down there.....Coach's is about as close as it comes, and it has more than just BBQ. Deep Deuce BBQ is pretty close though.
I guess the depot could be used as the center of a new commuter rail service for the city. There's plenty of space there to build a decent sized rail yard. I know some have suggested using Union Station for that, but unfortunately, when I-40 is re-located much of the Union Station railyard will be destroyed, and even at that, Union Station is really too far away from most major downtown attractions to be useful. The only other structure that could be used for this would be Santa Fe Station........But, those lines are already used by Santa Fe and Amtrack. There isn't really any room up there to build a decent sized rail yard for a commuter rail system. So I guess I'd suggest using the Bricktown depot for that purpose.
Any other ideas?