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    New live music venue and brewery planned for west downtown

    Riding the wave of a substantial enhancement of the local music scene over just the last two years, a new venue seeks to fill an unmet need.



    Stephen Tyler and Chad Whitehead, operating partners of the Tower Theatre and Ponyboy, plan to open a new 500-person capacity live music space to compliment their other two venues.

    Tyler explained that due to recently-developed booking relationships, they often have the need to accommodate artists that draw crowds of different sizes. The Tower is best suited for the larger audiences and Ponyboy is now booking acts in a more intimate setting in their second-level space.

    The new spot will slot between the two and be part of a large redevelopment project that will also include a brewery and taproom and restaurant and retail space.

    The venue will be called Beer City Music Hall; a reference to an Oklahoma panhandle ghost town.

    The larger project is a collection of buildings at NW 2nd and Klein Avenue, to the west of Classen and just to the west of booming Film Row.

    The redevelopment will be by the Pivot Project which is also behind the Oklahoma Distillery that is now under construction, and the Sunshine Laundry renovation. All three are west of Classen in what is now a new urban frontier with investors starting to snatch up many of the character-rich properties.

    As part of the larger development, Fair-Weather Friend will be opening a new brewery and taproom. Husband and wife Adrienne and Reed Jaskula will be fulfilling a decade-long dream after each working for highly-regarded local breweries.

    Adrienne has been the VP of Sales for nearby Stonecloud and Reed the Head Brewer for Prairie OKC in Automobile Alley.

    Fair-Weather Friend plans to focus on highly crafted beers such as sours and IPA's. The brewery will operate on a 7-barrel system and the enclosed taproom will feature modern décor and accommodate 80 to 90 guests. The taproom will open to an exterior patio and a large common area which will be family and dog-friendly with toys, games and activities.

    The Jaskula's also plan to offer food but beer will be their main focus and will only distribute their beers through this new facility.

    The entire project should be completed next year.



















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    Love this. The craft beer scene in this town keeps getting better and better.

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    Love this. The music scene in this town keeps getting better and better.

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    Love this. The scene on the western edge of downtown keeps getting better and better.

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    Love this. The OKC nightlife and fun scene downtown just keeps getting better and better!
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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    Love this. The reuse and renovation of older buildings around downtown that might otherwise get torn down just keeps getting better and better!

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    That entire area west of Classen, north of the boulevard and south of Linwood has tons of great old industrial buildings overflowing with character.

    Developers and investors have been buying them up and it really is the next urban frontier.

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    I've always fantasized about buying all of the property in this area. Main Street west of Classen feels like it could be a bar area like 6th Street in Austin. I'd love to see some development in this area, and what an amazing project this is!

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    only what would the area be called? You know OKC has to have a district name to everything. ...
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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    Already can't wait for the Lofts at WoDoToOkCi (West of Downtown Oklahoma City). /s

    Reference:

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    lol. true that.
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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    https://kfor.com/2020/01/10/upcoming...to-name-a-few/

    This is cool but I wish the Boulevard was designed better. If the new boulevard was entirely grade separated being elevated or subterranean it would be much easier to walk down Klein from the Farmers Market District.

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    Work has started:











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    Hopefully the momentum in this area continues to spread West and North. The old Lone Star brewing company building on N. Douglas (top, center of bottom picture) has tons of potential.

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    The metal buildings in the distant background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5alive View Post
    The metal buildings in the distant background?
    Was originally Robberson Steel; now owned by Climate Craft but it appears they only use the buildings at the west end of the property.

    Completely badass.

    Could be converted into something incredibly cool.


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    Indeed!

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    This entire area has incredible potential.

    Credit to the Pivot Project guys for first doing an incredible job with the Sunshine Laundry building and now undertaking this project which will hopefully kick-start others.

    Properties have been purchased by others but this would be the first real project.

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    Looks like they use those cool structures on the east side of the property of parking.


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    Great news to see this moving forward.

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    The building on the NW corner of Main & Classen is begging to be turned into something cool, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Completely badass.

    Could be converted into something incredibly cool.

    Check out St. Arnold Brewery in Houston. Looks very similar to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditm4567 View Post
    Check out St. Arnold Brewery in Houston. Looks very similar to this.
    Damn, I was going to say this exact thing yesterday but I couldn't remember the name of the brewery haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbafone View Post
    Nawl. Tear it all down. Build a Great Clips.
    This is getting really old, really fast...

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    When I first moved downtown there wasn’t a single thing happening west of Lee. Downtown fell off a cliff at that street. When 21c was first announced a lot of people were wondering why anyone would invest that amount of money in such a desolate area. That was only like 6 or 7 years ago. Now projects like this are starting to kick off west of Classen. That kind of progress blows my mind.

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