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Panera Bread moving to new location

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Panera Bread is on the move in Midwest City. But it isn’t going far. The fast-casual restaurant plans to move to the former Steak ‘n Shake building, which is across the street from their current location in Town Center Plaza. Panera Bread is in the process of remodeling the…

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Physicians Choice Dialysis coming to Del City

Physicians Choice Dialysis (PCD) is proud to announce that construction is nearly complete on its state of the art Del City clinic located at 3200 SE 29th St.  The 9,000-square-foot outpatient dialysis center which is scheduled to open in the early fall, will have 21 dialysis stations and multiple PD suites.  The clinic is open…

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Swadley’s opens in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The wait is over for Swadley’s Bar-B-Q. The Oklahoma barbeque chain opened its new Midwest City restaurant on Monday, July 26. It is located at 6905 SE 29th St. in a former Enterprise Rent-A-Car building. Swadley’s in Midwest City is like other locations in the metro. Customers can enjoy…

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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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