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  • Large indoor/outdoor beer garden coming to Norman

    The Community Through Beer Group (CTB) has started work on another large-scale bar and restaurant to be located in downtown Norman.

    The Oklahoma City-based group is partnering with Cameron Brewer and TACAL Properties LLC on The Standard at 315 E. Gray.

    CTB recently opened The Joinery in the old Tapwerks building in Bricktown and also operates the Patriarch and 1884 in Edmond and Social Capital next to Scissortail Park.

    CORD Construction has already started work and the design is by Gardner Architects.

    Typical of CTB's other locations, The Standard will offer more than two dozen local beers on tap, a food menu yet to be determined, and a large indoor and outdoor space where people can gather.

    Cameron Brewer told OKCTalk:

    “The Standard in part pays homage to the history of the building as a Coca-Cola bottling distribution plant during the 1950s to 70s and Norman Body Works from 1978 through 2020. Both were staples in the Norman community where many memories were made. As important, The Standard has its name because we see this as a place where the definition of the community standard permeates through everything; a place where patrons can look each other in the eye and have an open dialogue about how to better the community they live in and where hugs and cheers are a regular thing.”

    “When I first walked into this building and saw the original wood bow truss ceiling in near mint condition, I knew it was special and a space where people need to gather. Fast forward two years with the perfect partnership in the CTB Group and we feel we have landed upon something special. I am a believer in the city/community planning phrase “8 to 80”, where patrons 8 years old to 80 years old and everyone in between feel comfortable in an environment. The Standard will be that place.”

    “Norman is where my wife and I are raising our family and where we each have siblings and in-laws. We are optimistic this will be the first in a line of projects to continue the great momentum that’s occurring in Downtown Norman.”

    The Standard plans to open in the fall of this year.

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