And what, you might ask, is the Mideke Supply Building? Let’s applaud Gary Berlin and Lynnete Hendrix for referring to the above building by it’s historic name instead of that of a briefly successful gift store that operated in the 1990s (the Bricktown Mercantile).
Gary has also discussed restoring the name on the sign that is still attached to the building at the corner of Oklahoma and Main. For now, though, we get to enjoy a rare sight in Bricktown – the appearance of life above the second floor.
Here’s what Lynnete had to say in her email that arrived with the above photos:
We don’t think they have been on in many many years as we even had to have electricians work to get them in working order. Each single light is the low energy floresent with a long lifetime.
We can’t wait to get a photo with 3rd Degree and City Walk all lit. up. It is unbeleivable how she shines all lit up. Breaths new life to that dark corner.
We are presently turning lights on Friday and Saturdays but hopefully in the future we will have a timer so they can be on each night during business hours.
Gary bought the building a couple of years ago and he has made it no secret that he wants to finish out the upper floors and get them occupied. If Gary, a newcomer to Bricktown, is able to pull off such a nice addition to the Bricktown skyline, I wonder why veterans like the Brewers can’t do likewise with another Bricktown landmark, the old Hunzicker Bros. Building (home each fall to the Haunted Warehouse). Brent, Brett… how about it?