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« Reply #195 on: May 26, 2016, 10:57:22 am »

Those buildings may not have been great losses, but I think the corner definitely has a more boring feel than it did in the past.

This is what I was going for. Not that the buildings that were lost were of great value, but we lost an opportunity when we replaced them with suburban style development. If we replace dense and interest with suburban (instead of other dense interesting structures) we lose any competitive advantage that we have, or could be building. 

We lost a couple of houses as well as two two story buildings for the suburban QT (the only kind). We lost a Mexican restaurant and a drug store for the suburban CVS. We lost a fronted brick building (Umbertos) for a suburban strip mall.  None of the buildings that were lost were in good shape and the new buildings probably add value to the tax base.  But every step has been away from density instead of towards it.

What I took away from Blake's blog post is incremental progress matters. It isn't the one CVS that is marginally improved that makes or breaks the neighborhood. But if all the structures above were marginally improved to create a small walkable pocket...15-20 years from now as other buildings are replaced we keep moving in the right direction, eventually we get there. Or at least we keep getting closer.
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« Reply #196 on: May 26, 2016, 11:51:04 am »

I hadn't noticed what their installing where Umbertos was.  Are there any drawings of what's going up?
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« Reply #197 on: May 26, 2016, 12:03:48 pm »

I hadn't noticed what their installing where Umbertos was.  Are there any drawings of what's going up?

I'm guessing...

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« Reply #198 on: May 26, 2016, 12:24:37 pm »

I hadn't noticed what their installing where Umbertos was.  Are there any drawings of what's going up?

They have it posted on the signage in front of the space. Replace the above picture with 3 or 4 spaces instead of 5, and what appears to be red brick instead of yellow faux-stucko, and it is spot on.
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« Reply #199 on: May 26, 2016, 01:11:13 pm »

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« Reply #200 on: May 26, 2016, 01:44:42 pm »

Those buildings may not have been great losses, but I think the corner definitely has a more boring feel than it did in the past.

The point I was trying to make is other than the Umberto’s building getting knocked down, it’s not really changed in 20 years other than the CVS revamp of the dumpy old Mays and the revamp of the QT.  To me it looks the same with fresh brick and paint.  Wink Anyone remember what was on the NW corner before it was a QT?  Another gas station?
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« Reply #201 on: May 27, 2016, 12:05:29 pm »

On topic, check out what's happening at 15th and Lewis across from Reasors.  A local pharmacy (according to their marketing at least) that preserves the existing buildings.  They removed the McKee Sewing sign, but installed a new sign calling it the McKee Office Building.  Pretty cool stuff.  And yes, another pharmacy.  That makes 5 in about a half square mile once CVS goes in.  CVS, Walgreens, Reasors, Apothe, and Walgreens at Utica Square.  Lots of meds going around this town.



 
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« Reply #202 on: May 27, 2016, 12:16:36 pm »

On topic, check out what's happening at 15th and Lewis across from Reasors.  A local pharmacy (according to their marketing at least) that preserves the existing buildings.  They removed the McKee Sewing sign, but installed a new sign calling it the McKee Office Building.  Pretty cool stuff.  And yes, another pharmacy.  That makes 5 in about a half square mile once CVS goes in.  CVS, Walgreens, Reasors, Apothe, and Walgreens at Utica Square.  Lots of meds going around this town.


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« Reply #203 on: May 27, 2016, 03:03:17 pm »

You can almost smell the opium,

Not yet.  At least not over the chicken fry from Bros Houligan
(I'm in the bldg between the two)
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« Reply #204 on: May 27, 2016, 04:29:21 pm »

For those wanting to discuss other locations, I suggest starting new topics about 21st & Harvard and 15th & Lewis/Atlanta, because the subject here is the CVS development at 15th & Utica.
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« Reply #205 on: December 13, 2016, 12:18:41 pm »

Just drove by today at lunch and the signs are out - "CVS Coming Soon"
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« Reply #206 on: December 14, 2016, 12:52:37 pm »

Just drove by today at lunch and the signs are out - "CVS Coming Soon"

Did you have to open your car door and barf.....Huh
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« Reply #207 on: December 14, 2016, 01:51:16 pm »

Did you have to open your car door and barf.....Huh

If she was sick, it sure would be nice to have a CVS that was close by...  (you made me do it)
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« Reply #208 on: December 14, 2016, 02:44:10 pm »

I, too, am perplexed by the demand for CVSes and Walgreenses (are those the correct plurals?). But I gotta say, it's not just a Tulsa thing, and it's just as bad or worse elsewhere.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/cvs/@38.9012512,-77.0385774,15z/data=!3m1!4b1
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« Reply #209 on: December 14, 2016, 03:01:01 pm »

I, too, am perplexed by the demand for CVSes and Walgreenses (are those the correct plurals?). But I gotta say, it's not just a Tulsa thing, and it's just as bad or worse elsewhere.

https://www.google.com/maps/search/cvs/@38.9012512,-77.0385774,15z/data=!3m1!4b1


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