Midwest City Beacon Business

Dutch Bros comes to Midwest City

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Dutch Bros Coffee is the largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the United States. The company was started in Oregon in 1992 by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, and has grown tremendously since then. While the headquarters are still in Oregon, they have been branching out all around…

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Chequers to setup in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   An eastern Oklahoma County favorite will soon be expanding east. Chequers Restaurant and Pub, located in Midwest City since 1987, will be serving up favorites in Harrah this spring. The Heritage Park Pavilion has had a full commercial kitchen for years and was previously rented out to caterers who served…

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Developer eyes vacant church property

Restaurant and retail space planned for E. Reno Ave. and S. Douglas Blvd. By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A busy intersection could soon have more businesses. Midwest City leaders recently approved plans to rezone property near S. Douglas Blvd. and E. Reno Ave. for a new commercial development. The proposed development would be built at…

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Primo named Choctaw Area Chamber Chair

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has selected John Primo as Chair for the 2021 Chamber Board of Directors. Primo serves as Vice President of IT for Rose State College, and actively serves as an adjunct professor of U.S. History. In addition to other duties, he is the college’s liaison…

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Rolling through a pandemic

Star Skate offering fun and safe experience for all ages By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The pandemic put a damper on many things in 2020 including entertainment and recreation. People looking for a fun and safe way to get out of the house are finding fewer and fewer options. But many are falling in…

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Swig coming to Midwest City

Flavored soda and sweets chain opening first location in Oklahoma By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City is getting a new drink stop. Swig, a popular flavored soda and sweets chain, plans to open a drive-thru location at 2500 S. Air Depot Blvd. It will be the Utah-based company’s first location in Oklahoma. Savory…

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Swadley’s restarts work on Midwest City restaurant

Project was temporarily paused as company focused on new concept at state parks By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q is still coming to Midwest City. The Oklahoma City-based barbeque chain is opening a new location at 6905 SE 29th Street. Work on the building recently resumed after months of inactivity. The…

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Midwest City going ‘Dutch’

Oregon coffee shop chain opening location on SE 15th By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular West Coast drive-thru coffee chain is coming to Midwest City. Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a location at 5916 SE 15th St., near SE 15th St. and Warren Dr. It will be the Oregon-based company’s first location…

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Midwest City Warren Theatre facing foreclosure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Warren Theatre in Midwest City is in financial straits less than a year after opening. Arvest Bank is seeking to foreclose on the theatre due to unpaid debts and several liens related to construction of the building. The Arkansas-based bank, which provided financing for the movie complex, filed…

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Billy Sims Burger coming to Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular restaurant chain is bringing a different flavor to Midwest City. The owners of the Billy Sims Barbecue are opening a new concept called Billy Sims Burger. The fast food burger joint will be located at 6825 SE 29th St. Business partners Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims had…

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