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Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

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The crude oil crash, not COVID-19, is making the Oklahoma City office market sick

Neither face masks nor social distancing can "flatten the curve" of rising vacancies in Oklahoma City's office market, which...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 23, 2020

The Listing of the Week is a one-owner luxury home with a pool on a 1-acre corner lot at River Oaks Golf Club, in the Oakdale...

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'Oklahoma Proven' top plant selections for 2020

It is not always easy to decide what plants to use in your garden and landscape, especially if you have limited space, so...

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Rebuilding America: Some pandemic changes at grocery stores seen as permanent

An uncertain new normal is being looked at by businesses throughout Oklahoma, including those largely spared the loss of...

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Rebuilding America: Retailers, big and small, adapting to challenges of pandemic

Retail is reopening across the country, though stores are not quite back to business as normal and others are learning from the...

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Rebuilding America: Oklahoma City history filled with triumphs over adversity

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seem to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 30, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $28 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Massive mural to help tell OKC's 'beautiful story'

A five-story mural is set to add some color to an 1,100-space garage being built in connection with the Oklahoma City...

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Analysis: Who is getting the better deal in $35.5 million SandRidge transaction?

While it’s not clear whether the ultimate sale of SandRidge Energy’s headquarters will be to a private buyer or state agencies,...

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OKC's 21c Museum Hotel is reopening

Contrary to reports Saturday on social media, downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel is not closing permanently. The hotel has been a...

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OKC Public Schools Reverts Back to Old Ways?

Friday's OKC Central Live Chat including breaking the story of a significant set-back for reviving the still struggling...

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Not to be crude, but Oklahoma City and Houston, we have a problem

CoStar Group found gloom in Oklahoma City and doom in Houston when it looked at the effect of collapsed crude oil prices on the...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

BARTLESVILLE Investor buys mobile home parks A California investor new to mobile homes parks just bought two in Oklahoma in a...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

The Oil Center: 2601 Northwest Expressway, office, remodel, $3,000,000. Lippert Bros. Inc.: 1001 NW 25, church, remodel,...

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Development killed by school district halting property sale

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 23, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for April 25, 2020

The Listing of the Week is ready for sheltering in place in style, or entertaining others when it is deemed safe to do so. The...

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Lincoln Plaza renewal continues

Crews have removed graffiti, brush, debris and broken windows at Lincoln Plaza as construction continues to convert the former...

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Analysis: Launch of Oklahoma City as 'Modern Frontier' hit hard by pandemic

Armed with new attractions, a new convention center and Omni Hotel, next spring has long been envisioned as a chance to...

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Heartland to add 400 jobs to its downtown workforce

Heartland, already set to fill up its new downtown headquarters with 550 employees, is adding another 400 who will be moving...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $94 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 16, 2020

Gothic LLC: 10309 S Santa Fe Ave., parking, install, $5,350,000. Crown Enterprises Inc.: 6801 S Air Depot Blvd.,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: County sale, showhouse to go on; CBRE's loss is our gain

Catching up this week after a week of furlough ... Going, going on The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s Resale — the auctioning of...

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Renovation to uncover 1906 building facade at Investors Capital Building

The Investors Capital Building, one of the city’s oldest commercial structures, is about to be restored to its original...

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Opponents of cut to affordable housing tax credits warn it will cost the state millions in new housing

A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Kevin Stitt would cut the affordable housing tax credit in half and could kill construction...

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Construction to start on The Well in Norman

Construction is set to start in July for The Well in Norman, a healthy living block that will bring together a farmers market...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hard hit small businesses start receiving financial help from city

The first grants from the Oklahoma City Small Business Continuity Program are being mailed to shops, salons, restaurants,...

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Coalition seeks to make city test case for virus prevention and treatment

Oklahoma City is being eyed as a potential model for a nationwide roll-out of testing and guidance by some of the country’s...

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Homeland cancels plans for new headquarters

Homeland is proceeding with plans to build a new grocery in northeast Oklahoma City but the project will no longer include a...

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Analysis: Tower Theatre, other businesses face confusion, challenges with SBA loan program

Oklahoma businesses may be reopening, but Stephen Tyler, co-owner of the Tower Theatre, knows he may be waiting a year or...

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Costco expects to secure location for new operations center within 'weeks'

Costco is negotiating a purchase contract on a space for its proposed operations center in Oklahoma City and expects to...

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Pandemic not seen as the end of city's aspirations to become a convention destination

Despite a dismal drop in travel nationwide, the city's top convention official predicts the new Oklahoma City Convention Center...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 9

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Bible lesson from Oklahoma: The housing warning from 2,700 years ago

Oh, hey. I'm not really here, but on another week of furlough. Before I left, I pulled another one of my favorite columns out...

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Pet "campus" coming to downtown

A “college” for pets is set to open next month along the south fringe of downtown emerging as a new area for investment with...

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Ted's Café Escondido bringing new fast-casual concept to Uptown

Ted’s Café Escondido is expanding into Uptown with the launch of a new fast casual brand that will open in space that was...

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Plans detailed for Villa Teresa hotel

Developers of the former Villa Teresa school are seeking $982,501 in tax increment financing to assist in the conversion of the...

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Costco in talks with city to hire 1,000 for new operations center

A much-needed economic boost is about to come to Oklahoma City as Costco is in talks with the city and state to open an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Penn Square Mall, others, see the light of a new day

Penn Square Mall reopened Friday with limited access and "an elevated set of safety standards" for shopping in the age of the...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 2, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. report these real estate transactions: • BioChroma Labs leased 3,734 square feet of retail space at...

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Farm auction to tie up 1889 land-office business at Coyle, Oklahoma

To say that Gregg Pickens will auction off a piece of history come Friday doesn't quite cut it. What the Stillwater auctioneer...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC home parade delayed

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival would be going on this weekend if not for the coronavirus and continued concerns over...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 2, 2020

Crooked Oak Middle School: 1901 SE 15, school, add-on, $2,750,000. A.C. Owens Construction: 1104 N Robinson Ave., church,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 2, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What it will be like when malls open Friday

Malls will start crawling back into their woodwork Friday — with altered hours and coronavirus-related restrictions. Simon...

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Full-service Bricktown hotel finally coming into view

Construction continues on the 10-story, 182-room Renaissance Hotel that is transforming the gateway into Bricktown. The...

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Report: Penn Square Mall could reopen this weekend

CNBC reported Tuesday that Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa will be among malls reopening...

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OKC history is filled with transformations emerging from hard times

At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seems to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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Wheeler set to see construction of 'shop homes' begin, bringing mixed-use vision to life

Construction continues at Wheeler with work transitioning to a more urban mix of housing and commercial space that will link...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 25, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $37 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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What will OKC look like after the pandemic?

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during his weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 25, 2020

• Archdiocese of Oklahoma City/Resurrection Memorial Cemetary, 7500 W Britton Road, funeral services, erect, $2,000,000. •...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Marijuana dispensaries roll without a rescue

No federal help is on the way for medical marijuana businesses, so the fledgling industry in Oklahoma is finding its own way...

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Commercial real estate trransactions from The Oklahoman for April 25, 2020

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • CM Hill Investments LLC paid Mercer Street Holdings ONE LLC...

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Setting it straight

A story in the business section of the April 19 edition of The Oklahoman about an expected increase in evictions driven by the...

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OKC Central: Small, local retailers regroup as new association changes tactics

Morgan Harris had every reason to celebrate as her shop, Green Bambino, marked its 10th anniversary. Between two events held...

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Flood of evictions expected to hit Oklahoma

Storm brewing Oklahoma City could see thousands lose their homes in coming months due to record unemployment and economic...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 18, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 18, 2020

MLCV Oklahoma LLC: 1815 S Meridian Ave., hotel-motel, remodel, $1,456,120. Jim Quigley Custom Homes LLC: 1513 NW 158,...

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D-FW's first-quarter home starts highest in 14 years

DALLAS — North Texas housing starts and new home sales surged in the first quarter. But most of those gains came before the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Assessor 'must wait and see' virus effects on property values

Oklahoma County Assessor Larry Stein said Friday that it will be next year before his office can consider the effect of the...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 18, 2020

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: • G&S Sign Services LLC paid $530,000 to Texas Iron Works Inc....

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Big deal, Oklahoma City warehouses shuffled in national industrial property disposition

Nearly 20 Oklahoma City warehouses totaling 2.1 million square feet of space — equivalent to 36 football fields — and worth an...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma banks disburse billions through Paycheck Protection Program

Oklahoma’s banks disbursed more than $4 billion thus far to small businesses in the state through the Paycheck Protection...

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Economist warns hit from pandemic will rival Great Depression

An economist warned the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday they are facing a 25% to 40% economic hit by summer that will rival or...

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City council allocates almost $33 million in excess MAPS 3 funds

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday allocated $32.75 million in excess MAPS 3 funds toward a handful of previously planned...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Grocery workers are worried about personal safety

Grocery employees across the country are feeling stressed, overworked and are seeing co-workers get sick and in some cases...

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Opinion: In darkest of times, look for silver linings

Look for the silver linings. At a time when we are inundated with bad news, I’m trying my best to find stories to boost not...

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Outlook 2020: Katy Boren is seeking to craft an innovation district

Katy Boren, 50, president and CEO of Oklahoma City Innovation District, was hired in 2018 to oversee Oklahoma City emerging...

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Outlook 2020: 'Don't wait — this ride is short,' Cynthia Reid says

Cynthia Reid, 53, is a senior vice president of marketing and communications with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. During two...

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Outlook 2020: Allison Barta Bailey is helping bring retail back to downtown

Small, independent retail is helping revive downtown Oklahoma City and, more often than not, Allison Bailey, 35, has played a...

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Outlook 2020: It's about more than property for Monarch in OKC

Sisters Monique Short, 41, and Erica Emery, 33, co-managing partners in Monarch Property Group LLC, brought experience in...

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Outlook 2020: Preservationist learned from female mentors

Marva Ellard is a developer, a business where women remain scarce in a world still dominated by men. Slowly, but with applauded...

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Outlook 2020: Way better than so-so in Oklahoma City's SoSA neighborhood

Kayla Baker, partner with Vincent Le in Northline Development, has left her mark at The Collective Food Hall, an adaptive reuse...

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Outlook 2020: 'Give more than you take,' Judy J. Hatfield says

Name: Judy Hatfield, 71, is an owner and founding principal of Equity Commercial Realty II LLC, a Norman-based full-service...

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Outlook 2020: O'Connor working to bring life back to economically distressed areas

As president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma, Cathy O’Connor has forged a powerful new tool in promoting...

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Outlook 2020: Kindness and simplicity key to success for city sports promoter

Sue Hollenbeck isn’t featured on national airings of American Gladiator competitions filmed in Oklahoma City, nor is she seen...

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Outlook 2020: 'You are capable! No matter what your circumstances,' Habitat chief says

Ann Felton Gilliland, 76, CEO and chairman of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, has led the organization for 30 years....

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Some deals, construction continue during pandemic

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during weekly OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve online...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nation's truck delivery network under strain of increased risk of pandemic

A literal “HELP - MAYDAY - 9-1-1” was issued in a letter to the president by a leading trucking association last week as the...

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Outlook 2020: One-time outsiders transforming downtown

Maureen Heffernan and Jane Jenkins were the outsiders hired to bring their talents and fresh approaches to shake up once...

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The Oklahoman's Richard Mize, From 2001, Property's value found in hearts

EDITOR'S NOTE: Real Estate Editor Richard Mize is on one week of furlough. Here is a vintage column, one of his favorites,...

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A fun distraction - a tour of the future Omni Hotel

Being at home during the COVID-19 outbreak doesn't have to be boring.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paycheck Protection loans are coming, but worries persist about available funding

After hitting a bottleneck last week, banks across the state are processing an influx of applications for the Paycheck...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Community will return when crisis fades

It’s overcast outside as I write this and even if it were a beautiful spring day, there’s not much to do in this town — or...

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Outlook 2020: 'Do not let your gender limit your dreams,' Sue Ann Arnall says

When Sue Ann Arnall graduated from law school in 1980, women accounted for just 10% of her class. Forty years later, that is up...

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Outlook 2020: 'Life throws curve balls, so grit is required,' Lisa Synar says

• Name: Lisa B. Synar, 64, executive director of OKC Beautiful, who has doubled programming at the only nonprofit dedicated to...

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Outlook 2020: Foundation director crusades for animal welfare, promotion of arts

Louisa McCune, 49, is in the midst of a career reinvention, combining her love of working with magazines with the opportunity...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hobby Lobby closes stores, furloughs thousands

Hobby Lobby is closing all of its stores and announced Friday it is furloughing most of its retail workers and a “large portion...

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Growing design-build firm restoring former dealership for future home

After spending a year looking for a new home to consolidate his architecture studio and construction shop, Jeremy Gardner found...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gardening goes viral

The coronavirus has so many people staying in, but out in their gardens, that seeds are in short supply. "We garden every year...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: An American in Paris in the age of coronavirus comes home and plants a garden

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sarah Bytyqi, founder and managing broker of Verbode, a real estate brokerage downtown, was in Paris in late...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two builders and a lender walk into a pandemic

It looked to me like a couple of homebuilders pulled extra building permits last week to get ahead of the coronavirus slowdown,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mercy Hospital adds triage area

Mercy Hospital adds triage area Mercy Hospital is opening up a triage area in front of its main Emergency Room entrance to...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for April 4, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $102 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for April 4, 2020

Norev LLC: 3012 NW 150, medical clinic-office, supplement, $1,360,320. Justin S. and Lyndsie N. Dallas: 2845 S Portland Ave.,...

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Oklahoma City, City, Tulsa, Shawnee, Muskogee properties on National Register of Historic Places

Properties in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Shawnee and Muskogee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Delays and confusion surround Payroll Protection loans

A $350 billion program to preserve businesses and keep workers employed is drawing interest across the country, but bankers...

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Top Oklahoma residential property brokerages emphasize service

Five Oklahoma brokerages — four in Tulsa, one in Oklahoma City — landed on the 2020 REAL Trends 500 rankings of leading U.S....

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 4, 2020

Transactions Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for April 4, 2020 Commercial real estate transactions from...

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Echo Energy moved downtown at awkward time

Echo Energy’s move to downtown lasted all of two days until the world changed. On March 9, more than 80 employees of Echo...

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Tragic loss of general manager coincides with Skirvin closing

When Gerald Rappaport moved to Oklahoma City five years ago to take over the Skirvin Hilton, it was love at first sight. He...