Randy Hogan, “Bricktown Entertainment Center,” now “Lower Bricktown,” 2004, Oklahoman Archives
The original concept.
That’s the question as plans change once again in Lower Bricktown. More than a year ago developer Randy Hogan was planning on building this two-story retail complex between Harkins Theater and Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill. Now we know from a story in today’s business section that plans have changed.
The update has posters at www.okctalk.com upset – they’ve typically not been big fans of Hogan. One longtime poster and visitor to this blog commented that the latest changes are a reminder of why he preferred one-time Hogan rival Moshe Tal.
Over the past decade, Tal has sued more than two dozen city officials, at least three of his own former legal teams and several judges who heard his cases – all of this pretty much related to his complaints over not being selected for the Lower Bricktown project.
Before any construction can take place, Hogan will need to obtain design approval from the Urban Renewal Authority – a board whose members are selected by the mayor and where deliberations are required to be conducted at a public meeting.