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Midwest City faces uncertain forecast for commercial development in 2023

Inflation and interest rates could slow new construction, while businesses look for existing space to expand By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City has seen plenty of economic development in recent years despite challenges during the pandemic. New businesses have continued to spring up in the Sooner Rose and Center Marketplace near SE 15th…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods closes Midwest City store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Town Center Plaza will begin the new year with one less business. Dick’s Sporting Goods last week closed its store at 7095 SE 29th St. The last day of business was Dec. 31. The sporting goods retailer closed the store due to a dispute over the building…

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Spencer’s Smokehouse and BBQ bids farewell

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Spencer’s Smokehouse and BBQ has served countless customers over the years. On Saturday, it will serve its last one. Owner Michael Spencer announced he is retiring after 35 years in business. The restaurant’s final day will be Saturday, Dec. 31. “It was a really hard decision to make because…

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Casey’s building two stores in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Casey’s is building two new locations in Midwest City. The Iowa-based company plans to open a new gas station and convenience store at 10012 E. Reno Ave. and 7001 SE 29th St. The location near SE 29th St. and Air Depot Blvd. will have a new convenience store building.…

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Midwest City Chamber of Commerce names new president

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce this week named Shaina Bennett as its new president. Bennett previously served as vice president of partnerships and interim president of the Chamber. The executive board of directors unanimously approved the promotion. “Shaina has proven herself as an effective leader who is committed to Midwest City.  In addition, Shaina…

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Mo’Bettahs Hawaiian Style restaurant opens for business Thursday, Oct. 20

It’s getting even “bettah” in Midwest City as Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style prepares to open the doors on its newest location. The authentic Hawiian style restaurant located at 5815 SE 15th St. will open for business at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. To celebrate, the Mo’ Bettahs team will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening…

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Midwest City Chamber president resigns

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce could be looking for a new leader. Marcy Jarrett recently resigned as president of the chamber, a little over a year after she joined the organization. Kimberlee Adams, chair of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, said members of the executive board accepted…

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Council OKs rezoning for Oklahoma Journal project

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to redevelop a historic building in Midwest City took another step forward. J Lou Properties LLC is planning to redevelop the former Oklahoma Journal building, 7430 SE 15th St., and surrounding properties into a mixed-use development that will include multifamily housing, retail, and office space. The city council…

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FNB Community Bank employee celebrates 50 years

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Cheryl Ritterskamp didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school. She briefly attended Rose State College but quickly realized it wasn’t for her. “I really did not like college, I was more of a social person,” she said. Her father later helped her get a part-time job…

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Salad and Go coming to Del City

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Del City is getting a new, fresh fast food restaurant. Salad and Go will be setting up shop at the site of the former Del City Chamber of Commerce office near SE 15th St. and S. Sooner Rd. Salad and Go is a healthy take on fast food. The…

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