Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma March 2020 - Page 11

Mark Walker, owner of Oak City Pizza, stands next to the oven where the all original pizza is baked. Hott Wings by Eddie’s Bar & Grill became the first restaurant to open at the Edmond Railyard. GogiGo is a Korean fast casual concept that specializes in Korean BBQ rice bowls and burritos. GogiGo first brought its fast-casual, build-your-own meal concept to Midtown Oklahoma City in 2018 and brought its second location to Edmond. Oak City Pizza Co. is Oklahoma-owned and -operated by two families in Edmond that is now open, and features wood-fired pizza. Cities Ice Cream, which is operated by the owners of Capitals, is also open, along with BlueJ’s Rockin’ Grill, and Taqueria El Camino. The latest entry is 1884, a cocktail, wine and cigar lounge, by the Community Through Beer Group, who started The Patriarch in Edmond and Social Capital in Oklahoma City.  1884 will be a community hangout spot with a focus on craft beer, but will have an extensive wine and cocktail menu, along with a cigar lounge. Anderson said they used their business connections and word of mouth to get their building filled.  “We didn’t do any advertising,” he said. “This all came from word of mouth or us just contacting restaurants directly.” Anderson said the community has welcomed the Edmond Railyard. “Edmond needed this,” he said. “Until this, if you wanted something like this you had to go to Oklahoma City. The feedback from the community has been very positive.” Savanah Beam, Derek Kedron, Bleys Dugar, and Cooper Newport sharing a treat at Taqueria ElCamino. March 2020 | The Business Times 11