Things – They are a Changin’

Things - They are a Changin'

Things – They are a Changin’

The bad news first. Larry Lambrecht purchased the corner of Campbell and Broadway about a year ago with the intent of building a 30,000 SF office building. Larry has reconsidered that decision and simply doesn’t feel like it is prudent to build a “spec” office building of that size in Edmond at this time. As much as I like to see development in our city, I must agree with him. The time is probably not right for this project. Larry is actively marketing this corner for sale for $1.2 million. This is one of the two best corners in the city of Edmond. The other being the corner of Hurd and Broadway. Both would be perfect for what our city needs – a mixed-use, high-end apartment/condominium project above edgy new retail.

Speaking of the corner of Hurd and Broadway, that corner is also in the news. It’s been the home to a creative placemaking concept for two years known as KatieBugs shaved ice and hot chocolate. This corner has averaged about 100 customers a day in the summer and over 50 a day in the winter. I’m sad to say this business/traffic-generator for downtown Edmond is moving to a brick and mortar alternative in Automobile Alley in June. The good news is the property owner is actively pursuing new