The world keeps moving. That’s the thing I’m constantly having to remember every time I take some time off, which I’ve done quite a bit this past month.
Thanks for sticking with me. Maybe you saw me out and about and on the job, trying to get back into the groove. Maybe I was smiling. Maybe I wasn’t. Anyway, one more time … thanks for your patience, your support and friendship.
So what’s new? The sign in the window at the Park Harvey Building across from the county courthouse indicates the popular Edmond burger joint Cow-Calf Cafe is coming downtown. On the flip side, Coaches, a popular restaurant at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark that opened shortly after the ballpark itself in 1998, has shut down as Coaches appears to be ending its life as brand overseen by Enduring Brands.
Downtown in December finished up with another spectacular year. The folks at Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. and all those who work with them on these events deserve a big round of applause. Thanks to all of you.
Some of you may have noticed paper up in the windows of the former Sage restaurant in Deep Deuce. It was supposed to become Le Cep restaurant, but a court notice later posted at the entrance gives a clear indication that deal is dead.
Mike Knopp, director of the OKC Boathouse Foundation, informs us a celebration of Bill Schnittman’s life will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. in the Devon Boathouse. Bill was murdered over the holidays – a victim of what has been one of the bloodiest years in city history. Let’s hope we can all cherish life a bit more in 2013. I’m told the service will be a casual event – and as Mike notes, “just as Bill would have wanted it.”