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OKG Newsletter


Topic: downtown

Myriad Gardens is a dream come true


Commentary

James Tolbert
Dean McGee’s dream of a “garden in the city” combining numerous entertainment and cultural venues in the midst of a glorious garden in the center of downtown Oklahoma City simply took my breath away, so I accepted an appointment as trustee of the Myriad Gardens and worked to accomplish his vision.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Living with character

Downtown developers hope to foster community with a thoughtfully planned residential component.


News

Kelley Chambers
Few things could bring life to a stretch of road in an otherwise sleepy corner of downtown like a new apartment complex housing hundreds of residents. With construction on Level near completion, Richard McKown, the project’s developer, is finding that with 125 residents moved in and more on the way, N.E. Second Street is starting to wake up at night.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 2 years ago
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Street fight

Opposition to initial plans for the downtown boulevard call a bridge counterproductive.


News

Clifton Adcock
Controversy is dogging a future downtown boulevard as the Oklahoma City Council prepares to receive an update on the project Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank you, birds!


Letters to the Editor

Kelley Steinhorn
Since I was a child, summer meant going through the season with legs and arms covered with large mosquito bites. If I was in a crowd of 500, I was the only one to emerge with bites.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boulevard talk


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Department of Transpiration has confirmed that a public meeting concerning a new boulevard for downtown Oklahoma City will be held Aug. 21.
 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Road warriors

A flurry of options and disagreements arises over a proposed downtown boulevard.


News

Clifton Adcock
Amid growing controversy over a planned downtown boulevard, Oklahoma City officials will hire a consultant to examine competing options for dealing with a proposed elevated section of the thoroughfare. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set an Aug. 21 public meeting to discuss the boulevard project, while a group opposed to the would-be elevated section on Monday will hold a town hall-style meeting on the matter.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Going uptown

It’s back to the future for the once-thriving, and thriving once again, Uptown 23rd District.


News

Dawn Watson
The Uptown 23rd Shopping District was once the place to be.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Betting on a better boulevard


Commentary

Bob Kemper
Paul Green, field division 4 engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, had no idea his presentation would let loose a whirlwind of controversy and consequent action.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 
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