ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORNER
SOONER ROSE SHOPPING CENTER UPDATE
Save the date: April 26, 2019!
If all goes well, this date will feature the premier of the Midwest City Warren Theatre. Crews have been working hard - sometimes starting in the wee hours of the morning –just to keep concrete pours on schedule. They have already completed the floor of the building and are about to start forming the walls. In fact, we could see the walls up before the end of June.
Just across the field from the Warren, excavation has begun on Andy’s Altitude 1291 Entertainment Center. We expect to see the issuance of a building permit within the next three weeks with a grand opening to occur around the same time as the theater.
Our new Burlington Store is still on schedule for a September grand opening.
As usual, all schedules are weather dependent.
It is with a heavy heart we must relay the news that the Zoë’s Mediterranean Kitchen slated for Midwest City has apparently lost its pulse. We were informed of this project’s passing, even while construction plans lay on the exam table awaiting treatment. You may remember we discussed this possible new addition to Town Center Plaza in last month’s newsletter. Evidently, Zoë‘s got cold feet on the Eastern Oklahoma County market.
While we lament the passing of Zoë‘s, we are elated to reveal that we have received plans for a new XXXXXX Pizza location in Midwest City! Documents are still under review, but we expect a permit to be issued next week. We apologize for the secrecy, but we’ve recently learned not to announce future locations for anything (See previous paragraph).
It’s really not our position to recommend restaurants, but we would be amiss if we didn’t let everyone know about the grand opening of Brielle’s Bistro, 9205 NE 23rd Street. Breielle’s offers made-to-order meals with a Southern twist. We’ve been told they’re closed on Mondays.
Vesa’s Soul Food, 8937 NE 10th Street, is another north side gem that is worth a try. Vesa’s recently received a rave review in an Oklahoma Gazette critique, which has had obvious impact on customer traffic.
One word: Catfish.