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Entries from June 2009

Oklahoma City and the Recession

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With the economy constantly changing (usually for the worst), some people may wonder how Oklahoma City is handling the recession.  Well, I’m pleased to report that we’re doing quite well.  In fact, actually named OKC it’s number one recession proof city. 


Many things back this up.  We haven’t had any major company shut-downs.  Instead, businesses have been moving into the area.  Half-Price Books, Cricket Mobile, and Panda Express have all opened new franchises in the area.  These new businesses are doing quite well, while local businesses are still going strong.  One thing that makes me really believe OKC is doing very well is that the Laredo’s Restaurant on Classen and 50th is actually going to open soon!  This building has been in the works for at least four years, with very little progress being made until recently.

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Only in OKC: The Belle Isle Brewery

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Looking for a great place to eat?  One of my favorite locations is the Belle Isle Brewery, a restaurant located in the upscale shopping center of 50 Penn Place.  While I can’t really afford to shop there (with the exception of the Full Circle Bookstore, which I’ll be covering in another post), the Belle Isle Brewery is a great place to eat that is really affordable. 


The Belle Isle Brewery does, as the name suggests, have a number of beers available.  Not sure which one you want?  You can always ask for a sampler—you get four tiny little shots of beer to try out.  The restaurant also has several different types of wines and some mixed drinks if beer’s not your thing.

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July Events in Oklahoma

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Here’s a look at some of the great events coming to Oklahoma City in July.


July 3 – Red, White, and BOOM! – OKC Philharmonic in Bricktown


July 3, 9-11 – Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It – 8:00 p.m. at the Myriad Garden


July 3, 9-12, 16-18 – The Little Dog Laughed performance at the Carpenter Square Theater


July 4-7 – Baseball: OKC Redhawks vs. the Omaha Royals at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark


July 7-11 – The Music Man at the Lyric Theatre

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2009 Schedule

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Art thou ready for another great season of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park?  If you love seeing some of the Bard’s classic plays performed in the beautiful outdoor weather, then I’m sure you are.  OK, maybe the weather isn’t always that beautiful right now (the temperature is hitting over 100 every day!), but the performances are in the evening when it starts to cool off.  This year’s season is being performed at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage, which brings a whole new look to the performances.


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