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« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2018, 07:41:12 pm »

IIRC, The Delman theater was a burned out hulk and there was damage from the fire to the rest of the structure on that corner. It sat after the fire with the roof and other parts open to the elements which caused water to leak into the other businesses.

Damage, roof repairs, replacing all of the HVAC equipment and asbestos are what did that corner in. The repairs and asbestos abatement were more than the buildings were worth. 

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In 1979, the building became the Appollo-Delman, and

was transformed from a movie theater into a concert hall.

Entertainers Harry Chapin, Henny Youngman, Bo Diddly,

Millie Jackson, Chuck Berry and Gus Hardin performed there.

And the acoustics were good enough that Hank Williams

Jr. considered recording an album in the theater.

Appollo Projects Inc., the company that operated the

Delman through its concert years, went bankrupt in 1980.

The building has been closed, and deteriorating, since.

"It's not economically feasible for the building to

be maintained," said Mrs. Moskowitz. "It needed a new

roof and air conditioning. And the property was not usable

because of asbestos. The owners decided if they were going

to spend the money necessary to take the asbestos out, they

should just go ahead and level it."


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« Reply #76 on: September 03, 2018, 03:54:28 pm »

IIRC, The Delman theater was a burned out hulk and there was damage from the fire to the rest of the structure on that corner. It sat after the fire with the roof and other parts open to the elements which caused water to leak into the other businesses.

Damage, roof repairs, replacing all of the HVAC equipment and asbestos are what did that corner in. The repairs and asbestos abatement were more than the buildings were worth. 

https://www.tulsaworld.com/archives/the-end-being-shot-at-delman-tulsa-theater-coming-down/article_7e767f89-69d1-5a29-9909-002699497427.html

I didn't remember a fire there and it was lost on me that it sat vacant for 9 years, funny how we forget things.  Wasn't Massad's in the part of the building which paralleled Lewis to the north of the theater?
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« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2018, 05:31:15 pm »

I didn't remember a fire there and it was lost on me that it sat vacant for 9 years, funny how we forget things.  Wasn't Massad's in the part of the building which paralleled Lewis to the north of the theater?

Yes, Massad's. I shopped with ex-wife #2 and a couple of other women I dated there. The owner was always complaining about the roof leaking when it would rain, and it had a kind of musty mold smell to the place.

You could see scorch marks along the window openings of the second floor and west side of the theater I think in about 1983 or so, and they just boarded it up. It's sad, but at that time big theaters were dead except for the Bowman Twin and it's life was short at that time. The Southroad's, Village at Admiral and Garnett, Woodland Hills, Fox, Parklane were being devided into two screen houses, The Continental, Will Rogers were gone, The Brook fortunately was saved, I remember going to see "Brookside Babylon" comedy play in 1982. Everything else was shoebox size theaters, and the only drive ins were The TeePee in Sapulpa, The Admiral Twin (which was falling into disrepair and the one on 71st in BA.
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« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2018, 07:31:24 am »

I confirmed with Sonic staff that this is happening by October.
The greenspace QT promised to the neighbors?  "It will be one big parking lot" from 15th to 16th streets, says the drive-in.
 
I guess you can say any damn thing you can think of to neighborhood groups.
 

Maybe QuikTrip can install one of those corner signs like the "Pearl District" sign at 11th and Utica.  They can call it "Concrete Corner".
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