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MikeOKC
02-09-2011, 11:50 AM
I think, in this case, Dave and Buster's looked at the demographics. North May is booming from NW 50th all the way north. Not only that, they're going to be at the NWX/May corner just blocks east of Lake Hefner Parkway. People actually live close by. Easy access from all points in NW Oklahoma City. No-brainer for D&B in my opinion.

onthestrip
02-09-2011, 06:07 PM
I think, in this case, Dave and Buster's looked at the demographics. North May is booming from NW 50th all the way north. Not only that, they're going to be at the NWX/May corner just blocks east of Lake Hefner Parkway. People actually live close by. Easy access from all points in NW Oklahoma City. No-brainer for D&B in my opinion.

I agree

redrunner
02-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Most of Bricktown IS local, what are y'all talking about. Only national chains are McD's, Sonic (national HQ in Btown), and Melting Pot.

Ever been to IHOP, Abuelo's, Hooters or Spaghetti Warehouse? ...not so much local.

metro
02-09-2011, 07:12 PM
True forgot about those, but nonetheless it has plenty of locals red dog. Brown couldn't survive without some national chains, and I'd argue they need more for long term sustainability.

SkyWestOKC
02-09-2011, 10:31 PM
I love going to Bricktown, especially on warm summer nights. Walking along the canal holding hands with my girlfriend, a nice breeze blowing by. Possibly some thunder storms waaaayy out in the distance putting on a silent light show.... Bricktown is what it is, it's not going to be the anything and everything in OKC.

OKCisOK4me
02-10-2011, 04:29 PM
But, Steve, .... This still doesn't solve the Dave & Buster problem with parking in Bricktown issue.

I'd give you "rep" points for this, but we don't have that feature. Too bad. Good stuff, lol.

Kerry
02-10-2011, 05:16 PM
Ever been to IHOP, Abuelo's, Hooters or Spaghetti Warehouse? ...not so much local.

I guess it all depends on what someone means by 'local'. Even some of those chains are locally owned via franchising.

redrunner
02-10-2011, 05:28 PM
To me 'local' means can only be found locally. Although some of those national chain's franchises are locally owned, they're still considered national chains much like how McDonald's has locally owned franchises.

Local: Big Truck Tacos
Not local: Taco Bell

Pete
02-14-2011, 10:43 AM
Today the developers filed for a building permit for the Dave & Buster's building.

Looks like that may be the first thing to go in at this development site.

Steve
02-14-2011, 11:27 AM
But Pete, they can't start construction - what about the parking problem in Bricktown?

Larry OKC
02-15-2011, 03:21 AM
That could be an issue....especially if they plan on charging for parking (j/k)

rcjunkie
02-15-2011, 03:51 AM
That could be an issue....especially if they plan on charging for parking (j/k)

Why, it hasn't been for anything else in Bricktown! (IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME)

Larry OKC
02-16-2011, 12:46 AM
i give up...I was responding in kind to Steve's joke

Oh and in case you didn't notice, D&B is not in Bricktown...LOL

OKCisOK4me
02-16-2011, 11:48 AM
i give up...I was responding in kind to Steve's joke

Oh and in case you didn't notice, D&B is not in Bricktown...LOL

Yeah, you guys were getting me confused. I was like, surely this thing wasn't switched to Bricktown...

I'm glad it's being built where it's being built. Something more than just Hooters (which now has a 4 beer limit for some stupid reason).

EBAH
02-20-2011, 03:04 PM
Yeah, it is a great location, I am WAY more likely to go on May&Exp than I am in Bricktown.

Larry OKC
02-21-2011, 02:27 AM
Same here

Pete
02-25-2011, 03:51 PM
More specifics on their building permit...

$4,000,000 for 23,805 square feet.

Pete
03-07-2011, 10:04 AM
Demolition permits were issued last Friday for the car dealership and the other buildings on that site.

Wouldn't be surprised if they were out there tearing them down today.

metro
03-07-2011, 10:28 AM
They've been dismantling the far north building for awhile at a snails pace. It appears they are recycling the steel, which is good

kevinpate
03-07-2011, 11:31 AM
It will do well in NW OKC. Not my kind of place, but for its target audience, I bet they'll keep it packed

warreng88
03-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Drove by the site today and the big Smicklas building had been leveled. The far eastern building is completely gone.

warreng88
03-11-2011, 05:47 AM
I said eastern, I meant northern.

muzique808
03-21-2011, 09:14 PM
Figures. More new stuff coming to that area after we move to the other side of town! I'll still probably drive over to check it out though.

Drove by today and everything is leveled and graded.

MikeOKC
03-22-2011, 04:14 PM
The old Smicklas and whatever-the-name-was office building leveled. They are doing dirt work today and caught this picture out the window on my cell phone. Sorry, not the best quality but it's strange to see it like this.

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2054/photo5n.jpg

Also, I hate rumor central, but I am going to play the game. I heard some good news today that, if true, means the current Borders location that's closing won't be empty long. The best news is it's a national retailer that hasn't been in Oklahoma. The same person told me another retailer (and another new to Oklahoma City) is in negotiations for the 30,000 sq. feet where Ballengers was in the very nice Country Club Plaza.

betts
03-22-2011, 04:28 PM
The next national retailer I would like to see is Restoration Hardware. They're a natural for the Classen Curve/Whole Foods area. I would be thrilled to see them locate there. Again, it's another store Tulsa has that we should have. We don't have any local stores that have similar merchandise and so I don't think it would compete.

MikeOKC
03-22-2011, 05:02 PM
The next national retailer I would like to see is Restoration Hardware. They're a natural for the Classen Curve/Whole Foods area. I would be thrilled to see them locate there. Again, it's another store Tulsa has that we should have. We don't have any local stores that have similar merchandise and so I don't think it would compete.

That would be awesome. No question. The mind spins with so many possibilities.

metro
03-22-2011, 06:15 PM
The next national retailer I would like to see is Restoration Hardware. They're a natural for the Classen Curve/Whole Foods area. I would be thrilled to see them locate there. Again, it's another store Tulsa has that we should have. We don't have any local stores that have similar merchandise and so I don't think it would compete.
Pottery Barn / Pier 1 are comparable IMO. I'd rather see Z Gallerie.

betts
03-22-2011, 06:36 PM
Oh, not at all. Pier One is much lower quality, and Pottery Barn is slightly lower quality and very different in terms of merchandise.

soonerguru
03-22-2011, 09:20 PM
Crate & Barrell would be better than all of those, IMO.

metro
03-23-2011, 07:39 AM
Yeah

soonerliberal
03-23-2011, 10:28 AM
crate & barrell would be better than all of those, imo.

yes.

muzique808
03-23-2011, 01:39 PM
I have several friends that would love to see a Container Store. I haven't visited one yet, but they travel to DFW regularly and that is one of the stops.

metro
03-24-2011, 07:43 AM
Supposively container store has already committed to OKC

onthestrip
03-24-2011, 12:50 PM
I could see container store in the old Borders. The Dave & Busters site could potentially bring in new tenants as well. If they dont screw it up.

Soonerman
03-24-2011, 10:59 PM
Now if OKC can just get a Dick's sporting goods.

Patrick
03-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Supposively container store has already committed to OKC

Yeah at the old Salvation Army site across from Penn Square Mall, from what I've heard.

mrktguy29
03-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Love the chatter about The Container Store. I think Restoration Hardware and Crate and Barrel would both be great for OKC, closest in competition but still different places.

theparkman81
03-28-2011, 09:20 AM
Now if OKC can just get a Dick's sporting goods.

I hope we will get Dick's sporting goods soon, now that they will open up a store in Broken Arrow soon.

ljbab728
03-28-2011, 11:33 PM
I hope we will get Dick's sporting goods soon, now that they will open up a store in Broken Arrow soon.

I'm not familiar with Dick's. What do they provide that we don't currently have available?

metro
03-29-2011, 07:36 AM
Quality selection and sporting goods.

kevinpate
03-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Maybe they can put a second Dave and Buster's inside and near the back corner of the the first Dick's Sporting Goods or Container Store. Then the D&B fans could have more than one place to play games w/o fighting the Chucky Cheesers.

mcca7596
03-29-2011, 05:07 PM
On the D&B's website, it says the OKC location is opening in December. Good to see they plan on working quickly.

metro
03-29-2011, 06:08 PM
Maybe they can put a second Dave and Buster's inside and near the back corner of the the first Dick's Sporting Goods or Container Store. Then the D&B fans could have more than one place to play games w/o fighting the Chucky Cheesers.

Except that would make them about a mile apart.

Soonerman
03-29-2011, 06:10 PM
Quality selection and sporting goods.

It would also bring much needed competition to Academy in OKC.

LuccaBrasi
04-07-2011, 03:53 PM
Amen to that! Academy needs some serious competition.

OKCisOK4me
04-07-2011, 06:03 PM
I thought there was already a Dick's Sporting Goods store up on Memorial next to Pep Boys...

Dustin
04-07-2011, 07:30 PM
I thought there was already a Dick's Sporting Goods store up on Memorial next to Pep Boys...

That giant hole in the ground?!?! No.

Larry OKC
04-07-2011, 10:57 PM
I thought there was already a Dick's Sporting Goods store up on Memorial next to Pep Boys...

Think there was a sporting goods store at that location (but don't think it was Dick's). Whatever it was it didn't last, think they had the store closing mid to late 2010??

citizenkane
04-07-2011, 11:44 PM
I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Sportsman's Warehouse.

mrktguy29
04-08-2011, 12:28 AM
and it has closed.

MikeOKC
04-08-2011, 01:03 AM
Dick's Sporting Goods had signed on to the (now dead) proposed center south of Memorial near Quail Springs Mall. So from that alone we know they want to be here.

Larry OKC
04-08-2011, 03:50 AM
Thanks Citizenkane, thats the one I was thinking of...

metro
05-05-2011, 12:29 PM
I don't think it's been mentioned yet, but Whataburger and Jack and the Box are going to be the two pad site restaurants. (Yawn).

onthestrip
05-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Will be interested to see the finished product of this development. It has a ton of potential but Im not sure we will get to see that.

A new Whataburger isnt all bad. They have done a great job of turning things around the last few years, one of the better fast food joints IMO. I imagine they will close the Whataburger on 37ish and May.

OKCisOK4me
05-05-2011, 02:13 PM
I don't think it's been mentioned yet, but Whataburger and Jack and the Box are going to be the two pad site restaurants. (Yawn).

NICE! I hate driving down to 36th to get Whataburger cause there used to be one on May (currently a Sonic resides) before it took fire.

metro
05-05-2011, 03:45 PM
JIB and Whataburger are nice for what could have been and should be an upscale mixed use development? I guess by OKC standards.

ljbab728
05-06-2011, 12:08 AM
JIB and Whataburger are nice for what could have been and should be an upscale mixed use development? I guess by OKC standards.

I'm not excited by either fast food place but OKC standards has nothing to do with it. If more upscale businesses had felt that the area was appropriate for them and financially beneficial you would have likely seen them there. We're not going to see Classen Curve at every new development.
I'm not sure I would classify Dave & Buster's as upscale anyway.

metro
05-06-2011, 07:03 AM
No, but it attracts a more affluent crowd, the yuppie crowd, and they are often located in more upscale developments usually.

MikeOKC
05-06-2011, 01:59 PM
No, but it attracts a more affluent crowd, the yuppie crowd, and they are often located in more upscale developments usually.

And there's fast food restaurants all around the nicest of "upscale" developments. This will actually be the first Jack In The Box, I believe, in north Oklahoma City. I don't love fast food, but somebody does - they're everywhere.

redrunner
05-06-2011, 04:22 PM
No, but it attracts a more affluent crowd, the yuppie crowd, and they are often located in more upscale developments usually.

I don't really see that as the case in Dallas or Austin where I spend a lot of my time outside OKC. Barcadia in Dallas and Kung Fu in Austin are neighborhood bars with vintage arcade games and their clientele is like you described. D&B has a diverse mix of clientele and you would likely see the State Fair crowd more so than yuppies once D&B opens in OKC.