Notes on the Geography of Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Eastside: Photo 11
Aha! Now you get it. Restoration in pastels spells festive retail. Call it Bricktown, one of the city's most successful urban renewal undertakings. That said, the building in the distance, built in 1910 for a furniture manufacturer, has had its upper floors bricked up for decades. The ground floor, renovated to house a Spaghetti Warehouse, closed in 2016 during that company's travails. The building itself came within a whisker of being declared legally abandoned; its owner, long disguised, turned out to be Vereit, a real estate investment trust in no hurry to sell the property or do anything with it. That's what happens when nationwide you own over 4,000 properties worth over $15 billion. What's one more?
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