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« on: October 15, 2022, 10:37:18 am »

AT&T began driving nails in DirecTV's coffin almost as soon as they purchased it.  Formerly a department store, the building at 21st & Sheridan was rebuilt in 2004 as a call center with a huge auditorium and food court.

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2029-S-Sheridan-Rd-Tulsa-OK/25351977/


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 11:45:16 am »

AT&T began driving nails in DirecTV's coffin almost as soon as they purchased it.  Formerly a department store, the building at 21st & Sheridan was rebuilt in 2004 as a call center with a huge auditorium and food court.

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2029-S-Sheridan-Rd-Tulsa-OK/25351977/


Not sure Spirit Halloween needs another location, but it's probably the best we can hope for.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2022, 12:43:06 pm »

Formerly a department store, the building at 21st & Sheridan was rebuilt in 2004 as a call center with a huge auditorium and food court.

Anyone remember what the department store was?

I think the Auto Zone across Sheridan was a Handy Dan.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2022, 02:48:20 pm »

Anyone remember what the department store was?

I think the Auto Zone across Sheridan was a Handy Dan.


Yes!  Handy Dan.  The current Autozone was Service Merchandise if I recall.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2022, 05:06:11 pm »

Anyone remember what the department store was?

I think the Auto Zone across Sheridan was a Handy Dan.



It was a Wal-Mart knock-off called Venture
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2022, 06:00:03 pm »

It was a Wal-Mart knock-off called Venture

Long before Venture, and before Handy Dan, it was Gulf Mart. They even had their own full service gas station and auto service and tires building which I think became Burgraff Tires when Handy Dan took over the main store.

When I was a kid I would go there and collect old tire weights to give to Don Butler and his kids so they could make Okie Bug Fishing Lures.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2022, 06:07:08 pm »

Yes!  Handy Dan.  The current Autozone was Service Merchandise if I recall.

Furniture Row is in the old Service Merchandise building. AutoBlown was just vacant land between Service Merchandise, and the building they are in now was a Safeway and on that same corner was a Sambo's Restaurant before it became a Burger King.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2022, 06:22:59 pm »

Found this about a gentleman that worked for Gulf Mart:

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TULSA, OK–MAY 2, 2022–Funeral services are set Friday (May 6) for longtime Tulsa businessman and Oklahoma horseman Lester E. "Les" Horner, 83. He died peacefully and went to Jesus Saturday (Apr. 30).

Services will begin at 2 p.m. (CDT) at the Southern Hills Baptist Church, 5590 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK. Viewing will be from 12:30 to 2:00.

Les was born in Tulsa on December 27, 1938, to Elsie A Smith Horner and Andrew J. Horner.

He and his childhood sweetheart, Leah, grew up in Turley, OK. She adored him even as a bashful six-year-old when they played house together and created a home when they married at 16 and 17 years old on June 5, 1956, at the Turley Methodist Church.

In his teenage years, Les played a three-neck steel guitar in his western band "The Sooner Swing Band." Monday nights, the Sooner Swing Band swooned the evening crowd with their TV Show on Channel 23.

Les started his carrier as a package boy at B&W Thrif-T-Wise in Tulsa before becoming the Executive National Grocery Supervisor for Gulf Mart Stores working out of San Antonio, TX.

After leaving Gulf Mart in 1970, Les became a distinguished entrepreneur with an eighth-grade education and opened Food City Red Bud, 4404 South Peoria, in 1971. He continued a successful path developing Horner Foods.

He built six Price Mart stores, nine Horner Apple Markets across Oklahoma, and a warehouse at 129th & the Broken Arrow expressway.

At the age of 15, Les dreamed of having a chain of grocery stores, and His vision was always more important than his fear of failure. He was known for his enormous generosity and integrity. He believed all you carried with you through life was your reputation.

Les served on the Board of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Century National Bank. Oklahoma Baptist University, Gatesway Advisory Board, and was a Deacon at Southern Hills Baptist Church.

The book "Movers and Shakers" was published In 1997. In the book, Les was named one of Tulsa's amazing Movers & Shakers who Dared to Believe and Stepped Into A Place Where Dreams Were Realized.

Post writing under Les article. "If you've ever seen Les Horner doing a television advertisement for Price Mart, you saw a distinguished man, however not as distinguished as the man who sat before me during our interview. Mere television doesn't do him justice at all. In my opinion, he radiated success in a humble, clearly defined, simple way: he was just "Himself." I don't know what God has prepared for him in the future, but I can assure you that you haven't heard the last of Les Horner."

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2022, 07:18:04 pm »

Long before Venture, and before Handy Dan, it was Gulf Mart. They even had their own full service gas station and auto service and tires building which I think became Burgraff Tires when Handy Dan took over the main store.

When I was a kid I would go there and collect old tire weights to give to Don Butler and his kids so they could make Okie Bug Fishing Lures.


I bought a really nice reel-to-reel tape recorder/player at Gulf Mart not long after it opened...I was probably about 16 or so.  Still have it.  Still works.  Good machine.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2022, 08:52:58 am »

Irrelevant to the discussion, but since we're in the area. Who remembers the Minnie Pearl chicken joint by Crystals? I don't because I'm not that old but if you ever wondered why there is a weird house-style roof coming out of a strip center there - this is why. I haven't found a pic of it back in the day yet but here's what it was recently (it's turning into something else now - no idea what)


For reference, here's another one in Kansas:

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