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    Re: Ideas for new City Manager

    Yes. Terry Childers was the first African American City Manager. 1986-89.
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    Nope. For now at least, I’m done. Peace out.
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    I agree that it is important to have these conversations and I also agree that this forum is and has been the only place where they are openly questioned with regularity. None of that is bad in any...
  4. Re: Mick Cornett on the podcast City Journal - talking about his tenure as mayor.

    Maybe ask him. I don’t know him that well, and I’m not a client. You asked for speculation regarding what he might do now and I answered with some information about what other mayors have done after...
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    I’m only defending the concept of TIF which is constantly under attack here, with very few other posters willing to speak out and defend it.

    And my definition of TIF is consistent with the...
  6. Re: Mick Cornett on the podcast City Journal - talking about his tenure as mayor.

    A lot of mayors who have presided over successful urban revitalizations of their cities (for instance Bill Hudnut or John Norquist) have gone on to work for planning and city advocacy related...
  7. Thread: IKEA

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    Re: IKEA

    Agree with posters above. I’ve made a few purposeful trips there myself, and multiple times have made it a stop on other trips. I don’t have a ton of furniture from ther but do have quite a few...
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    Vegas casinos exist because Nevada allows non-Indian Class III gaming by law. I’m guessing California’s casinos are Indian casinos much like Florida’s, Arizona’s, etc.? If so that would be because...
  9. Thread: West Village

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    Re: West Village

    Its unbelievable how much this area has changed in such a short time. Unbelievable.
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    Exactly how much have property taxes raised on that land in the past two decades? Or the past five decades?

    Sure, property taxes go up with the market and without development, but they will go up...
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    Actually it would probably require an act of Congress. Literally.
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    Re: American Indian Cultural Center

    Also, to be clear, TIF revenues come from new taxes collected above the baseline established at the time of implementation. Meaning there would be no monies to be given without the development itself...
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    Re: Lincoln Square

    ^^^^^^^^
    There’s actually a stub of Sheridan that the I-235 cloverleaf feeds onto which could provide access. There are some railroad tracks there to negotiate and it would no doubt be a bit weird....
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    Re: Restaurant closings

    Thanks, MagzOK
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    Re: El Fogoncito

    Hadn't been since shortly after they opened, up until maybe three weeks ago. Went in and the place was pretty empty (we were the only two by the time I left). The food was OK but not as good as the...
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    Re: Oklahoma liquor laws

    ^^^^^^^^
    Regular combined sales tax in most parts of Oklahoma City is 8.625% (with slight differences in parts of OKC which overlap into other counties). On top of that the state tax for liquor and...
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    Re: The Sushi Bar

    Well, In The Raw existed there pretty successfully for many years. The closure was mostly precipitated by a brand change that didn't really resonate for whatever reason - driven by a desire for the...
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    Re: OnCue OKC Expansion

    Which is ironic because a few years ago an Office Depot was proposed almost directly across the street and died on the vine because it was only a two story Office Depot (!!), whereas design...
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    Re: Besos de Mezcal

    By the way, it is interesting that Memphis was mentioned. This is not to pick on Memphis at all, but an experience I had there illustrates how pretty much all locals view the stuff in their own back...
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    Re: Besos de Mezcal

    Just a few days ago I looked at my website conversion analytics for a recent period, and my top ten cities for online sales are:

    1. Dallas
    2. Oklahoma City
    3. Saint Louis
    4. Kansas City
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    ^^^^^^
    Yep.
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    Re: Oklahoma liquor laws

    ^^^^^^^
    That's good stuff. This part at the very end sums up how I feel about all of it:


    I've made posts in this thread for a while now that resemble those above, and some posters seemed to...
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    Re: Restaurant closings

    Both have been open less than a year. RockNRoll open maybe 6 months. I hesitate to comment too much on either as I know the ownership of both, and like them to boot. But I had thoughts on both when...
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    Re: Empire Slice House

    Looks fantastic!
  25. Thread: Chick n Beer

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    Re: Chick n Beer

    I think Chick n Beer is a great example of a place that - while they do front 23rd - still FEEL a bit off the beaten path due to the building itself, yet manage to get and retain a loyal following by...
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