Widgets Magazine
  • Gold Dome may become music venue

    OKCTalk has learned that the Gold Dome at NW 23rd and Classen is under contract for sale with plans to convert the historic structure into a live music venue.

    Built in 1958 by Citizens State Bank, the building has changed hands times several times over the last two decades with one former owner attempting full demolition. A new use for the 27,000 square foot structure has been elusive and the condition of the building has continued to deteriorate while remaining shuttered for years.

    With Oklahoma and the rest of the country poised for a return to relative normalcy after the recent pandemic, interest in buying and renovating the building has increased.

    Plans by VEGA architecture of Denver reveal the intention to convert the dome into a live music venue, with the main stage in the center, floor viewing areas, and the second level shown as seated and standing viewing.

    The renderings also show a new covered 2-level patio that would face NW 23rd.

    The Temple Live logo is also featured. The company operates live music venues in Fort Smith, Wichita, and Cleveland.

    Our sources tell us the sale and renovation are contingent on obtaining financing and possible government subsidies.

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