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Progress celebrated at Choctaw Road and SE 15th

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Bobby Lewis State Farm Insurance and Elizabeth D O’Malley Edward Jones at Choctaw Road and SE 15th. Visitors got a tour of the first two anchor offices in the new development and also took a look at the future…

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SSM Health clinic under construction in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A new health clinic is under construction in Harrah. SSM Health is constructing a facility on NE 23rd Street just west of the newly built Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd Street. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted last week. The health medical group purchased the 87,120-square foot piece of land in the…

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Stir at The Simple Brew offers ‘speakeasy’ atmosphere in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Local business owners Chad and Christy Wimer have the perfect place for eastern Oklahoma County residents to go the next time they’re feeling a little stir-crazy. Following the success of the coffee shop, The Simple Brew, the couple has officially opened their second business venture along Harrah Road. The Harrah Chamber…

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Entertainment and dining district established in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times An entertainment and dining district connecting Harrah Heritage Park to downtown is becoming a reality. Growth is inevitable, but Harrah city officials have been working diligently to ensure that the city’s growth is directed in a way to meet the needs and wants of the community. Investment in Harrah’s historic downtown…

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Chicken Shack to open in Harrah by June

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   The Chicken Shack has become a major attraction located just 15 minutes east of Edmond on Historic Route 66. Delicious chicken and other flavorful favorites combined with a relaxing atmosphere have been attracting crowds to the eastern region of Oklahoma County with the rural Luther location. Now downtown Harrah is…

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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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Casey’s coming to EOC

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Large convenience store to be built near Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd in Harrah   In recent years eastern Oklahoma County residents have been outspoken for the need of a large convenience store option east of Oklahoma City and Midwest City. Harrah city officials confirm that option will be coming in…

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National Paintless Dent Repair testing and certification coming to state

By Van Mitchell Mark Wright, who has over 40 years of experience in the auto body repair business, says when Oklahoma gets hit by hail storms, out-of-state Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) technicians come to town setting up temporary shops, with little to no oversight. He says there needs to be a national certification for all…

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Choctaw restaurant under new management

Bandana Red’s Grill remains an eastern Oklahoma County community favorite   By Van Mitchell Bandana Red’s Grill, located at 14030 SE 29th Street in Choctaw is well known for its catfish, as well as its long-time owners LaDonna Bradshaw, and her late husband Steve. But times are changing for the restaurant as Bradshaw is retiring,…

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