Team effort key to creating niche in urban retail


"Walker Avenue in Midtown, once a stretch of blighted and mostly darkened buildings, is after a decadelong transformation now lined with apartments, offices, restaurants, bakeries, clothing and gift shops, salons and a hotel.

It's the sort of walk that awed Allison Bailey as a young girl when she visited similar throwback retail stretches in smaller towns in Oklahoma and Texas. Armed with that passion, relationships with small retailers and developers, Bailey, a broker with Price Edwards, has emerged as a go-to person in putting together deals to bring shopping back to downtown."

Click here to read Steve Lackmeyer's full article on OKC's growing urban retail scene.

Downtown OKC offers shopping choices this holiday


The Holiday Pop-Up Shops are returning to Midtown in downtown Oklahoma City its fifth year on Friday.

During its five weekend-long-run, 35 shops will rotate through its six geodesic domes. Except for its first weekend, the shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Click here to read the full story by Jack Money. 

International Crystal Manufacturing Collection sells in Film Row

After deciding to retire, we were hired to sell the collection of buildings that International Crystal Manufacturing had been using for manufacturing and office for 40 years. The buildings contained original film vaults and tile from the era in which they were used as film distribution buildings for MGM.

The buildings were purchased by a group of local investors who are redeveloping the property into a mix of retail and office. 

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Client: ICM
Team: Allison Barta Bailey, Tre Dupuy & Chris Roberts
Buyer: Represented by Eric Fleske, Equity

Retailers selected for Midtown incubator spaces in Oklahoma City

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If pop-up shopping opportunities are your thing, there are two new stores you'll need to check out in the Swanson's building in Midtown later this year.

Siempre Viva, owned by Sally January, will open in a street-front space inside the building to sell clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories and home goods made by Mexican artisans using native textiles.

G. Colton's, meanwhile, will operate inside of a space accessible from the building's breezeway entrance. The store, owned by Garrett Colton, will sell art, clothing and furniture made by emerging and established artists that he's created relationships with.

Read more on NewsOK.