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Downtown on St. Patty's Day

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Oklahoma City

Friday March 17, 2006

St. Patrick's Day

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It was a busy weekend for downtown and inner city retailers in, perhaps one of the busiest on record. More than 1000 cases of beer and more than 60 kegs were delivered to Bricktown restaurants, bars, and clubs! I went down to check things out on on St Patty's Day. There were tons of people downtown, and even as late as 2:00 I had to wait 15 minutes for a lunch table at the new Rio del Fuego Mexican restaurant in Lower Bricktown.

Note: It was a cloudy day so I had to mess with the brightness/contrast/etc on the computer to make things show up right. Sorry about the blurry/dark/weird pictures... ;)

Starting off in Bricktown

Walking in Bricktown on the second level walkway on the upper canal.

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Bourbon Street Cafe

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Canal and Miller Jackson

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People waiting at a restaurant (Might be the Bricktown Brewery?)

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There is a vacant corner parcel along the upper canal, one of the last remaining pieces of land in upper Bricktown. I can't imagine what they're asking for lease or sale!

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I found a leprechaun! (though he was rather tall.) He wanted to know where my green was.

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I liked the sign on this "Mercantile" building. The top three floors are for rent in the building.

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New Nonna's Ristorante and Gift Shop across from the Ballpark.

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The block party! A surface parking lot was turned into the center of the St Patrick's Day Festival. There was green beer, bands from 12-12, and moonwalks.

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After Bricktown we headed off to the CBD and Myriad Gardens to walk off our lunch.

A MetroTransit bus goes by the Galleria and Gardens

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The Colcord Hotel will have 150 luxury hotel rooms, the Soleil restaurant, and in the basement a nightclub called XO.

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CityPlace scraping the sky.

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Skyline from the Myriad Gardens

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Ducks frolic beneath I.M. Pei's Crystal Bridge.

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This picture with the solitary man going up the stairs was pretty lucky.

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Skirvin Hilton has scaffolding up

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Finally, here's the "Teepee Church," a Deer Creek landmark with a $3 million renovation grant, in far NW suburban Oklahoma City.

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