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« on: September 12, 2011, 05:20:03 pm »

It was reported last month that OTA has begun construction of a new turnpike interchange at Aspen Ave (145th E. Ave.) and the Creek Turnpike in Broken Arrow.  City leaders are saying this will provide tremendous access for commercial development.  A frontage road will be extended along the Creek Turnpike from the Walmart Supercenter at Elm Pl to Aspen.  A Houston developer controls over 110-acres just west of the Walmart Supercenter and south of the turnpike.  A local developer controls 40-acres at the northeast corner of 121st and Aspen. 

The Tulsa World article quotes Mike Lester, the mayor of Broken Arrow, saying the developer is in "negotiations with a 'destination retailer'.  Bass Pro Shop is an example of a destination retailer"

To my knowledge, the developer has not been announced yet.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 06:54:06 pm »

Rumor is Fry's
http://www.frys.com/
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 08:48:31 pm »

Rumor is Fry's
http://www.frys.com/

It would be great to have them here in the Tulsa area!  Is your source reliable?
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 12:08:27 am »

It would be great to have them here in the Tulsa area!  Is your source reliable?

Serious?  They look like low budget Best Buy from their web site.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 12:48:22 am »

Serious?  They look like low budget Best Buy from their web site.

The stores are better than the web site, but you have to be careful with some of the stuff there. I bought the ex a lap top there back in '04, and it had been a returned item. Took it back and they did a reformat of the drive, and adjusted the price. Bought an extended warranty for it, and it paid off when the hard drive took a duimp after the Sony warranty ran out, the only charge was $50.00 for retrieving the data and giving me the back up discs with all the info from the drive. The stores are twice the size of Best Buy.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 01:02:56 am »

I have bought a few items at a Fry's store in Dallas.

They have unbelievable sale items.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 02:37:48 am »

Their themed stores are really nice!

This area could use a new Lowe's or Home Depot too.
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 10:52:11 am »

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20111220_350_A1_BROKEN727421


Tribe planning casino in Broken Arrow

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BROKEN ARROW - The Kialegee Tribal Town is planning to build a gaming establishment in Broken Arrow that would be called the Red Clay Casino, a city planning official confirmed.

Development Services Director Michael Skates said the federally recognized tribe plans to open a temporary facility in March that would consist of about eight to 12 prefabricated buildings with slot machines. The tribe plans to build a permanent casino building that would be complete around the beginning of 2013, he said.

Skates said that because the land is held in trust, the tribe does not have to apply for any permits other than one for the construction of a 16-inch water line.

The land is at the southwest corner of South Olive Avenue (129th East Avenue) and West Florence Street (111th Street), just north of the Creek Turnpike.

"It's been under Indian ownership for quite some time," Skates said.

The city will work on an interlocal agreement with the tribe for police and fire protection, he said. Dirt work at the site is under way.

Skates said he met with John Fox of FoxCor, a construction management firm, on Monday morning regarding the project. The city has been given a set of plans and will be requesting the final plans when they are available, he said.

Although the casino will not have to go through the city planning process, Skates said the city does plan to submit comments to the tribe.

Fox referred casino questions to Palmetto Bay, Fla., attorney Luis Figueredo, who was not immediately available.

Tiger Hobia, the Kialegee Tribal Town's "town king," or chief, also was not immediately available.

Records show that a compact between the state and the Kialegee Tribal Town was approved on July 19 for Class III gaming on Indian lands.

Land records show that the property is owned by Wynema Capps and Marcella Giles.

Records show that Capps and Giles are Muscogee (Creek) sisters who inherited the property from their father, Yahola Burgess, who inherited it from Tyler Burgess, a full-blood Muscogee (Creek) who is on the Dawes Rolls.

Court records show that the property has been exempt from property taxes.

Kialegee was originally a Creek town in Alabama and part of the Muscogee Confederacy. Today the tribal town is headquartered near Wetumka, in Hughes County, and has 439 members. It is considered part of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation.

According to the tribal town's Facebook page, it operates a day care center, a gas station, a smoke shop and housing.

News accounts reflect that the tribe has been met with resistance over the past decade when it sought to build casinos in Georgia and Texas.

According to one of the more recent reports in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the tribe was planning to buy land near Brunswick, Ga., that would become its new homeland if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the move.

There was opposition to that plan because some thought it would compete with the existing gambling on cruise ships off the coast if the tribe were to introduce land-based gambling to Georgia.

Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20111220_350_A1_BROKEN727421
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 10:55:08 am »

Great news. Now the city is completely surrounded by casinos on all four corners. Ironic. They've circled the wagons for us!
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 11:14:37 am »

This will help with the horrible casino shortage we've got.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 11:28:31 am »

Well, Tulsa has been wanting to become known for something new, so here it is.  "Come to Tulsa to visit our sub-par Indian casinos that have machines set as tight as Olivia Newton-John's pants in the final scene of Grease"
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 11:29:21 am »

This will help with the horrible casino shortage we've got.

Yeah...I've been feeling the "casino crunch"...
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 11:30:27 am »

Well, Tulsa has been wanting to become known for something new, so here it is.  "Come to Tulsa to visit our sub-par Indian casinos that have machines set as tight as Olivia Newton-John's pants in the final scene of Grease"

"Tell me about it, stud."

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2011, 11:37:10 am »

"Come to Tulsa to visit our sub-par Indian casinos that have machines set as tight as Olivia Newton-John's pants in the final scene of Grease"

That's some funny smile right there...
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2011, 11:40:41 am »

This will help with the horrible casino shortage we've got.

Yes, the casino shortage is as bad as the turnpike shortage. Question is will it be pay to get into Tulsa, or to get out?  Wink
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