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  1. #201

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    Updates on two really cool developments for craft beer drinkers in Tulsa. Both will be in the Brady District and I suspect Prairie will draw visitors from all over.

    Prairie Brewpub: http://www.tulsaworldtv.com/?vcid=30...esection=tulsa

    Elgin Park (Marshall's beer & sports bar): http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?stor...0&catId=112042

  2. #202

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    ^^ Last I heard, Prairie was becoming a popular brand OUTSIDE of Oklahoma. So I'm sure it will become a tourist draw for craft drinkers who visit Tulsa.

    In other news, the following information was pulled from a Tulsa World article that I have linked below regarding the Margaritaville Hotel and Casino:

    River Spirit Resort & Casino

    Cost: $329 million in construction.

    Marquee additions: 27-story story hotel with 483 rooms and 54 suites; Margaritaville casino and restaurant/bar; 30,000 square-foot convention center; and 2,500-seat theater and concert hall.

    Economic impact: Tulsa Regional Chamber has estimated an annual economic impact of $135 million upon completion.

    Jobs: 1,000 new permanent jobs; total of 2,500 construction jobs created over course of expansion.
    And:

    The 1.2 million-square-foot expansion of the River Spirit Resort & Casino is expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the city. A new River Spirit entrance, Margaritaville restaurant and bar, casino and convention center are scheduled to be completed Aug. 25, Crofts said.

    The 27-story hotel and 2,500-seat-plus theater and concert hall are set to open in mid-December.
    Original article found here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/r...8e7b44e93.html

  3. #203

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    Quote Originally Posted by TU 'cane View Post
    ^^ Last I heard, Prairie was becoming a popular brand OUTSIDE of Oklahoma. So I'm sure it will become a tourist draw for craft drinkers who visit Tulsa.
    Prairie Artisan Ales has been named as one of the top 100 breweries in the world the last three years. That's out of 20,000 breweries.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/scen...c0b320a59.html

  4. #204

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    Prairie is the most popular Oklahoma beer in the craft beer community by a long ways. I live in Texas and almost any craft beer place and most beer stories carry several Prairie brands. They've really developed an impressive reputation nationally and even internationally.

    I'm really looking forward to COOP and Anthem distributing outside the state as I can't get either in Texas. I've started bringing some back with me from Oklahoma when I visit.

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    Side note: Chase from Prairie was the first full-time brewer for COOP here in OKC before leaving for Redbud (R.I.P., death courtesy Mustang), which he then left to start Prairie. Despite some consistency challenges early on, he's probably the most talented/creative brewer in the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    Prairie is the most popular Oklahoma beer in the craft beer community by a long ways. I live in Texas and almost any craft beer place and most beer stories carry several Prairie brands. They've really developed an impressive reputation nationally and even internationally.

    I'm really looking forward to COOP and Anthem distributing outside the state as I can't get either in Texas. I've started bringing some back with me from Oklahoma when I visit.
    We were in NYC for a scotch tasting a couple of weeks ago and one of the bars we went to had several prairie beers

  7. #207

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    http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagela...4dca1289d.html

    Interested to see how this unfolds.

  8. #208

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    That's so dumb. I mean there are countless f#cking surface lots in Tulsa this could be built on and they want the one the OKPop wants. wtf

  9. #209

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    That's so dumb. I mean there are countless f#cking surface lots in Tulsa this could be built on and they want the one the OKPop wants. wtf
    The stupid part is that OKPOP can't be built on the Bank of Oklahoma lot that was donated, which is a perfect location next to the other museums and art centers, because some Republican state legislators can't deal with the fact that George Kaiser is a Democrat.

  10. #210

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    Wow. Unbelievable. The state holds back OKC and Tulsa in so many ways it's infuriating.

  11. #211

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    Here is the building. I hope it gets built but not at the expense of OKPop Museum.



    The proposed B.C. Franklin Building would include 147,850 square feet of office and retail space, 26,250 for retail, food and beverage, and 17,400 in banquet and meeting space.

    - http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagela...tml?mode=story

  12. #212

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    BTW, I just created a new Tulsa development thread on Skyscraper City as there was none. If anyone here wants to help update it, it would be appreciated. I am going to compile a list of projects to post on the site.

  13. #213

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swake View Post
    Bomasada Groupís new apartments on Riverside are now called The Cosmopolitan. It will include 280 apartments with structured parking at Riverside and Denver Ave. The project is going before the planning commission next week.

    What is the word on this?

  14. #214

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    What is the word on this?
    They filed a building permit last week.

  15. #215

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    The Transok Building conversion into lofts is now complete.
    http://www.fox23.com/news/new-apartm...ding/414419628


    There's the building permit for the Cosmopolitan apartments referenced in the previous post.

    A building permit has also been filed on site of the years delayed Archer Flats project in the Brady District, which is a TDA property. It's unclear if it's the same protect, we will see.


    The county has approved the downtown site north of the BOK Center for the Juvenile Justice Center


    Fifth Street has been reopened by the Central Library and the aLoft hotel in what was the old Civic Center Plaza
    http://www.newson6.com/story/3257277...street-reopens


    The Edge at East Village has started move ins, but it's not complete, once it's done and 60% full, American Residential will start construction on The View at Greenwood by Oneok Field.

    The YMCA lofts, The Enterprise Building Lofts and the Central Library rehab are all due to be done this later this summer or early fall.

  16. #216

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    Tulsa native hopes to build in Brady District

    Just needs POP to move it on over

    By: Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record August 4, 2016

    TULSA – Developer Michael Smith’s office is in Houston, Texas. But his heart is in Tulsa.

    Smith graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to receive a petroleum engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He spent more than 30 years working for Marathon Oil, which took him to Houston.

    But his mother still lives in Tulsa. And he wants to put a building in his hometown skyline.

    “It’s a source of pride to contribute to the growth and prosperity in Tulsa,” he said.

    Smith has proposed the B.C. Franklin building, a nine-story, 250,000-square-foot office structure on a 0.96-acre site in the Brady Arts District, next to Oneok Field. The land is owned by the Tulsa Development Authority. The vacant lot is at the northwest corner of E. Archer Street and N. Elgin Avenue.

    The TDA requested proposals for the land, which were due June 10. Smith’s building was one proposal. The Oklahoma Historical Society submitted plans for the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture to also be considered for the site.

    Smith said he doesn’t consider himself competing with the OKPOP Museum for the site. He understands that museums help improve a city’s quality of life. But he thinks his building is the best use for that particular piece of land.

    The TDA stated in its request for proposals that it is seeking a commercial mixed-use property. Smith’s project has 26,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail space. The remaining floors are Class-A office.

    The OKPOP museum does have a leg up on Smith because it would be built by an Oklahoma-based entity. Media reports have referred to Smith as a Texas developer, which Smith called a scarlet letter. He said he frequently attends Tulsa city meetings.

    “I have my finger on the pulse,” he said. “I probably know more about what’s going on in Tulsa than the average guy living in Tulsa now.”

    The $50.3 million building was designed by Daimian Hines, based in Houston. The project could be scaled back to about $46 million and seven stories. But Smith said the 26,000-square-foot retail space will remain.

    Smith hasn’t done a feasibility study yet on market demand for the building. That demand could change since the building wouldn’t open for another two years. He said he’ll pay for the $30,000 feasibility study once he’s awarded the contract.

    During that nearly three years it would take to construct the building, Smith said he’s hoping that the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry will have turned. He said the office space will be targeted for startups and incubator businesses, and it could have some suites as well.

    The TDA was supposed to award the development contract during its Thursday meeting, but the vote was postponed.

    OKPOP Project Director Jeff Moore said if the museum is not awarded the site, there are other options. The Bank of Oklahoma offered to donate land between Archer Street, Cincinnati Avenue, Boston Avenue and the railroad tracks. The museum would have to build a parking garage in exchange for the site.

    Smith said if he doesn’t get it, he’ll devote more of his time to redeveloping Moton Hospital into multifamily housing. He said he’ll shed a few tears in his beer as well if he doesn’t get the land.

    “We feel like an office building, mixed-use, people-mover that would bring in people is the highest and best use,” Smith said. “Plus, it creates a tax revenue base that the OKPOP Museum doesn’t create because the Oklahoma Historical Society is a nonprofit.”

  17. #217

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    It would be cool to have a development named after B.C. Franklin, who was such an intrumental figure in the black Tulsa community... particularly in the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riots. For those that don't know, his son - John Hope Franklin, became one of the pioneers in the field of black history. Hopefully there a good solution for both developments to get completed.

  18. #218

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    It would be cool to have a development named after B.C. Franklin, who was such an intrumental figure in the black Tulsa community... particularly in the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riots. For those that don't know, his son - John Hope Franklin, became one of the pioneers in the field of black history. Hopefully there a good solution for both developments to get completed.
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smiths...959251/?no-ist

    On another note, the Wilkins are suing over this site again so all development may be delayed again. They had control from 2013 to 2015 but never built anything and lost development rights (again).

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local...bc97a3c0c.html

  19. #219

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swake View Post
    The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust has approved the sale of their parking lot this project, but are retaining control over the design to ensure they are happy with what is built.
    Here are some renderings of the final design for this project that was presented to the PAC trust yesterday by the developer and Reasors. Reasors is now fully on board with opening a 32,000 square feet downtown location as part of this project. The PAC trust still has to vote to approve the design. This design includes 240 apartments in a 12 story building and a garage with more than 600 parking spaces with 300 of them available for PAC events. If the PAC trust approves the project the plan will then go to the city council to ask for TIF funding.





    http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/r...0460705f0.html

  20. #220

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    If all these proposed developments happen then the Blue Dome District is going to be totally transformed. Great for Tulsa.

  21. #221

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    That's awesome. Wish OKC could get something like that in Midtown or along Automobile Alley.

  22. #222

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Brasky View Post
    That's awesome. Wish OKC could get something like that in Midtown or along Automobile Alley.
    http://newsok.com/article/5509187

  23. #223

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljbab728 View Post
    No final renderings. No final plans. No tenants. I'm not saying this isn't happening and I believe it will. Just don't hold your breath. I do have my doubts as to whether or not that Tulsa development will actually happen unless it's being self-financed.

  24. #224

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    So how big of a deal is it that Hotel Indigo is coming to Tulsa. Will be the first in Oklahoma that I am aware of.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/r...7e352c6d1.html

  25. #225

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    Hotel Indigo seems to be Holiday Inn's response to the Canopy, Aloft and AC Hotel brands.

    Boutique style hotel by the larger chains.

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