Author Archive for Dani Oberloier

MidtownOpenHouseBlockParty

New Kids on the Block Party

Or new kids on the old block, with the older kids. It’s a big night in Midtown. Our beloved H&8th is back, and there’s another event on the docket. From 6-9 p.m., Midtown retail newcomer STASH, along with Dry/Shop and Waffle Champion, will host an Open House Block Party as a way to welcome people into their shop and showcase…

Mayoral Midtown: Dr. Ed Shadid Moves In

Midtown is drawing in a lot of interesting characters and residents these days. Photographers. Stylists. Artists. Chefs. Self-made business folks. Humanitarians. Creatives of all varieties. And now, mayoral hopefuls.

City councilman Dr. Ed Shadid has made Midtown his new campaign headquarters home. He’s right in the middle of the flourishing H&8th stretch of our district, and he’s equipped with a ping pong table (seriously, he has some killer ping pong skills).

DRY/SHOP: Look Like You Mean It

Amid the hum of blow dryers, clatter of hairstyling tools and faint cooing of Stephen Malkmus singing Pavement’s “Shady Lane”, Emily Frosaker walks with calm and collective authority through the sunlight-drenched shop situated at 1212 N. Walker, or suite 101 of the sleek “1212” building.

Dry/Shop is open, and Midtown just got a bit hipper.

A Call to Arms: The Midtown Plan

On Saturday, the OKC Midtowner group sprawled out across the lands of the Midtown district to collect the discarded cigarette butts, water bottles and whatever else mangled miscellaneous trash that frequents the area. After a well-intentioned hour and half, and five trash bags later, we reconvened at Peloton to do some afternoon examining of the Midtown Plan. While most might…