Midwest City Beacon Business

A fond farewell to Bonnie

Midwest City and Tinker communities express gratitude to retiring Chamber director By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon For more than 30 years, Bonnie Cheatwood has worked behind the scenes organizing events, projects and campaigns for the betterment of Midwest City and Tinker Air Force Base. Last week, the script was flipped. Cheatwood was the center…

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Medical offices planned for SE 15th St.

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pair of vacant commercial buildings will have new life. The former Hancock Fabrics, 7521 SE 15th St., and CVS Pharmacy, 6951 SE 15th St., in Midwest City are both being remodeled for professional medical offices, according to city officials. The commercial projects are each estimated at about $2…

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Chamber announces new director

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new leader. The chamber executive board recently announced the hiring of Marcy Jarrett as its new executive director. Jarrett, currently the director of Visit Enid, will replace Bonnie Cheatwood, who announced her retirement in March, after serving in the role for 20 years. Jarrett is…

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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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