A lot of Kevin Durant fans were excited when I was the first to get official confirmation earlier this year that the Thunder star was preparing to open a restaurant in Lower Bricktown. At the time Durant confirmed the project, he suggested construction would start in late April. But then weeks, and months, followed with no hints of any new activity on the project.
Over the summer I began hearing from Bricktown interests who reported the Hal Smith Group, which will own the eatery, was shopping for a new location. And then, nothing. The Hal Smith Group has never returned a single call I’ve ever made to them during my entire career, and this story has proven to be no exception.
But after doing some digging and a helpful call I received this morning, I can provide an update that the restaurant is moving ahead – and that the wait shouldn’t go on much longer. At this point I have no information as to whether Doc Brown will make the grand opening…. city code is a bit murky on the parking of Delorean DMC-12s on rooftops.