Steve Lackmeyer writes one of the best, if not the best, blogs on NewsOK. You can find it at OKCCentral.com. Not surprisingly, it’s about Oklahoma City with a focus on downtown and Bricktown. It’s informative and exclusive, meaning you can’t find that stuff online elsewhere. At least, I haven’t anyway.
OKC Talk is also great, by the way.
Steve, a business reporter at The Oklahoman, is the authority when it comes to development. He has spent years talking to the movers and shakers of our city’s growth. He has written books about it, recently conducting a book signing for his latest.
Anyway, we are developing a video segment to accompany his blog. A few weeks ago, he told me he planned a story on the closings of some businesses on Memorial Road in NW OKC. I shot a quick video while driving up Memorial, from Circuit City to Starbucks. Not the best video you’ll ever see. Look for better soon.
This one, near the office. Starbucks at Britton and Broadway, diagonally across from The Oklahoman, is closing this week.
We must be getting close to the holidays.
Starbucks does a great job of marketing. They extend their brand in many directions, perhaps expanding too quickly and outgrowing their markets. However, they typically have a good grasp on the seasons and their customers’ tastes during certain periods of the year.
So now when you pull through a drive thru at Starbucks – and let’s face it, the drive thru at Starbucks is remarkably fast, compared with Subway for example – your coffee is contained by the festive red holiday design, complete with pine trees and doves.
Maybe it’s the little things, commercial as they may be, that you notice at the end of a long week.
Edwin Grant Dowty, a Woodward educator, former foster parent and minister of the New Covenant Church of Woodward was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of lewd molestation of a female under the age of 13.
Ellen Censky, director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, announced today she will resign next month from the University of Oklahoma museum.
Oklahoma State University today became the largest campus in the state to ban tobacco. OSU President Burns Hargis said the policy aims to make OSU a clean and healthy environment.
Starbucks Corp. has announced it’s closing 600 underperforming stores in the United States. it expects to open fewer than 200 new company-operated stores in the United States in fiscal 2009.
Looking ahead to your Wednesday forecast, expect highs in the mid 90s in OKC.
USA Today has a story today about Starbucks offering a 2 hour free wifi window with AT&T. It’s about time. Their contract with T-Mobile is phasing out. There are still some strings to Starbucks “free” wifi, but overall it sounds fairly business saavy on their part.
So what do you think of Starbucks’ new logo? The mermaid shows more. The logo is brown instead of green.