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  1. #76

    Default Re: Sam's Club to 39th & N. May

    Quote Originally Posted by Urbanized View Post
    I would think some sort of true lifestyle center type development would have been better for that. This will probably mostly just spur additional congestion.
    C'mon. Let me live the lie.
    This won't make my daily drive a pain in the @ss. Plus I'll have the convenience of 5 gallon tubs of mayo right around the corner.

  2. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbanized View Post
    I would think some sort of true lifestyle center type development would have been better for that. This will probably mostly just spur additional congestion.
    It was marketed as such for a long time but apparently there weren't any bites.

  3. #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverend View Post
    I just hope they find a way to provide access to I-44 west from 39th.
    Your better off safety wise to go to 50th or 36th. That ramp going to LHP can be a nightmare to navigate sometimes. It never fails I always deal with a last minute merging 18 Wheeler or a person who is driving slower than molasses trying to merge on to LHP/44.

    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post

    I'm just hoping that this somehow spurs some new businesses in the Mayfair shopping center. I'm right around the corner and would like to keep my money in the neighborhood but right now Khazana is the only one getting any of my cash in that strip.
    You can blame owners for that one. They were responsible for killing the grocery store so CVS could open a bigger mediocre store. They have ran off most of the tenants there thanks to outrageous rent rates and a refusal to make repairs on the property.

    Personally, I think this is the best situation this property could hope for. Sam's will bring a descent crop of shoppers and they will keep the property looking nice. No other store other than a dollar store (DG, Family Dollar or Dollar Tree) is going to be interested in this area. To be honest, I'm tired of seeing the light pole stumps and stripped foundations. It's time for something useful to be placed on this property. For all we know, it might revitalize the areas. There are some descent homes in this area that just need a little TLC to bring the neighborhood back to what it used to be. Who knows, Circle K may be encouraged to remodel to a nicer store. After all not everybody has a Sam's membership. You have to have one to buy their gas.

  4. Default Re: Sam's Club to 39th & N. May

    OKC...better than crappy makes us happy!
    NOTICE: I WORK FOR A DOWNTOWN TOURIST ATTRACTION

  5. #80

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanized View Post
    okc...better than crappy makes us happy!
    like

  6. #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhiAlpha View Post
    That and all the targets across the street from walmarts...they aren't afraid to compete either.
    had to laugh when I read that...

    Yes it is true that they sometimes build a Target near a Walmart but if you ask the management or employees at Target why their SuperTarget isn't open 24 hrs like the Walmart Supercenter and they will flat out tell you that they aren't in competition with Walmart!

    I tried to shop at 3 am (when I got off work) and they were closed. i went back the next day on my way into work and that was the answer I got over and over again. The added response was "if you don't like our hours, don't shop here" Duh, if you aren't open and the competition is, guess where I am going to shop? LOL

    Am thrilled to have a Sams closer to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry OKC View Post
    had to laugh when I read that...

    Yes it is true that they sometimes build a Target near a Walmart but if you ask the management or employees at Target why their SuperTarget isn't open 24 hrs like the Walmart Supercenter and they will flat out tell you that they aren't in competition with Walmart!

    I tried to shop at 3 am (when I got off work) and they were closed. i went back the next day on my way into work and that was the answer I got over and over again. The added response was "if you don't like our hours, don't shop here" Duh, if you aren't open and the competition is, guess where I am going to shop? LOL

    Am thrilled to have a Sams closer to me!
    They may not see it that way, but they sell a lot of the same type products, have a similar (though obviously more upscale) set up and pretty similar prices. I shop at both for basically the same things depending on where I am and when I need to go, as do most other people I know. Their markets overlap so they are definitely competitors in some respects. However, the argument was that Walmart and Sams are keeping more upscale grocery stores, Costco, etc... from coming to OKC, so Target fits my point. Though you may make a better one...if Costco, Target, upscale/better grocery stores, etc don't see themselves in direct competition with Walmart & Sams... then all this Walmart dominating the market and keeping everyone else out stuff really is complete crap.

    I'm right there with you, I'm fired up about this as well. One less reason to drive up to memorial.

  8. #83

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    As a member of the surrounding neighborhood I am very UNHAPPY to hear of this as are several of my fellow neighbors! We would love to see the abandoned lot developed but NOT with a Sam's club!! The additional traffic of both customers and the TRUCKS would be devastating to the surrounding community!! The access roads are in HORRIBLE condition already, I don't even want to imagine how much worse they will get if this happens. Traffic in the area is heavy already too. I would not hesitate to move if this happens.... and I Love my home.

  9. #84

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    To get the thread back on subject...

    I don't know how true this is but. During one of the crane stunts, Lynn Hickey took Evel Kneivel up in that van with him to appraise vehicles which is what the crane stunt was about. Lynn and Evel had been friends for a awhile and during this stunt they were back to the old shenanigans. Lynn and Evel were supposedly getting hammered up in that van, drunk as a skunk. Both were peeing in plastic bottles. One accidentally pee'd on the other and all heck broke loose. But by the time the van was lowered so Evel and Lynn could get out, both had forgotten what the fight was about and just ordered another bottle of grandpa's cough medicine. Back up they went and the madness continued. Heard more stories about those two. Don't know how true any of them are but that is what was told to me.

    There should be a few more places in this area to eat fast food. Burger King, Carl's Jr, something. Lots of homes in this area and the fast food options are very limited. You gotta drive a bit to get to them.

  10. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCNDN View Post
    There should be a few more places in this area to eat fast food. Burger King, Carl's Jr, something. Lots of homes in this area and the fast food options are very limited. You gotta drive a bit to get to them.
    Uhhh...

  11. #86

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    I'll take Patty Wagon over Burger King every time.

  12. #87

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Cotter View Post
    I'll take Patty Wagon over Burger King every time.
    Exactly. Or Barry's Old Fashioned Burgers just down the street at 32nd or so. But if chain fast food is what someone wants, a mile north there is Jack In The Box, KFC, Whataburger. "Drive a bit," is a subjective thing I suppose, but one mile north? Really - that's "a bit"? I agree with you anyway, there are better options that aren't chain fast food even closer.

  13. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellog View Post
    As a member of the surrounding neighborhood I am very UNHAPPY to hear of this as are several of my fellow neighbors! We would love to see the abandoned lot developed but NOT with a Sam's club!! The additional traffic of both customers and the TRUCKS would be devastating to the surrounding community!! The access roads are in HORRIBLE condition already, I don't even want to imagine how much worse they will get if this happens. Traffic in the area is heavy already too. I would not hesitate to move if this happens.... and I Love my home.
    So you want it developed with something with no traffic? How likely is that. LOL

  14. #89

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellog View Post
    As a member of the surrounding neighborhood I am very UNHAPPY to hear of this as are several of my fellow neighbors! We would love to see the abandoned lot developed but NOT with a Sam's club!! The additional traffic of both customers and the TRUCKS would be devastating to the surrounding community!! The access roads are in HORRIBLE condition already, I don't even want to imagine how much worse they will get if this happens. Traffic in the area is heavy already too. I would not hesitate to move if this happens.... and I Love my home.
    Sam's does not see as many trucks as Walmart. Not to mention, Sam's and many other retailers forbid their vendors from idling on property. The vast amount of vendor trucks are going to be box trucks. Not to mention, the dock backs up to I-44 so your not going to see anymore truck traffic than you already see right now. Lowe's probably creates more traffic in day than Sam's will in a week. I am willing to bet if the neighbors tactully ask Sam's to tell the drivers not come down there, they will likely do so in the name of being a good neighbor. Besides the store closes at 8, by 9 the place will be pretty peacefull, by 10 it will be as quiet as cemetery. If I had to pick a box to move in my neighborhood it would be Sam's.

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  16. #91

    Default Re: Sam's Club to 41st & N. May

    Perfect....forevermore I will refer to Edmond as "The Wall"

  17. #92

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    Building permit today for this project.

    Will be just under 140,000 square feet.


  18. #93

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    The purchase was listed in Saturdays paper. Cant remember exactly but sold for something like $6.5million

  19. #94

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    $6,296,500 for almost 14 acres.

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    Whats the latest on this project?

  21. #96

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    I don't know but I cringe at the thought of another light on May. It seems like there's one every 100 feet from 23rd to 50th.

  22. #97

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWOKCGuy View Post
    I don't know but I cringe at the thought of another light on May. It seems like there's one every 100 feet from 23rd to 50th.
    There is not a need for a light right there. People coming from the south can turn on 39th and go in or there is a middle turn lane after the gas station that they can use. Of course, that won't matter since there are people driving who shouldn't be on the road in the first place...

  23. #98

    Default Re: Sam's Club to 41st & N. May

    My gripe against Target is that in NWA and back home in Memphis is their stores are sparsely stocked and it's not because it's just after a busy weekend, there's always empty looking shelving in multiple depts every day of the week. Sometimes their children's clothing sections, especially boy's, shouldn't even exist. The Cosco location in the Memphis area are basically very close to a Sam's. We find that each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Waiting for them to try NWA, Sam's in putting in a third store it's back yard. And the products do vary, the NWA ones carries USDA Prime at insanely low prices considering what it fetches at meat markets while you'll never see that in the Memphis locations. Back to Walmart, folks don't give them credit but they have quietly added lines like Calphalon cookware and so on. Men's jeans are about the same with Walmart carrying Levi's Signature to Target's Levi's Denizen. Denizen came about because Target didn't like the brand sharing.

  24. #99

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    This location is (finally) out to bid for General Contractors at the end of the month. Would put construction starting around the 1st of April and completion somewhere around October / November of this year.

  25. #100

    Default Re: Sam's Club to 41st & N. May

    Quote Originally Posted by WaywardMemphian View Post
    My gripe against Target is that in NWA and back home in Memphis is their stores are sparsely stocked and it's not because it's just after a busy weekend, there's always empty looking shelving in multiple depts every day of the week. Sometimes their children's clothing sections, especially boy's, shouldn't even exist. The Cosco location in the Memphis area are basically very close to a Sam's. We find that each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Waiting for them to try NWA, Sam's in putting in a third store it's back yard. And the products do vary, the NWA ones carries USDA Prime at insanely low prices considering what it fetches at meat markets while you'll never see that in the Memphis locations. Back to Walmart, folks don't give them credit but they have quietly added lines like Calphalon cookware and so on. Men's jeans are about the same with Walmart carrying Levi's Signature to Target's Levi's Denizen. Denizen came about because Target didn't like the brand sharing.
    Sounds like the Target on NW Expressway and Rockwell.

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