Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma March 2020 - Page 4
From the Editor
‘No finer place for sure, downtown’
o the Readers:
To steal a phrase: If you haven’t
been downtown lately, you haven’t
Much investment, studying and
planning are going into downtown
Edmond right now.
City planners, council members, and
stakeholders are watching the changes take
place and planning for the future.
Imagine a walkability with fewer cars
moving about, and instead people walking
in the open air to a variety of businesses
offering food, drink and fun experiences.
This is just one vision for the future
of downtown Edmond, but it seems to be
playing out as we watch.
We have been told by city officials and
developers that these are the elements now
desired by area residents.
March 2020 | The Business Times
When reading the stories in this
month’s publication, you’ll note the use
of the word “community.” Downtown
has always been a community within the
larger city, but it appears the the word
“destination” is now appropriate.
Many of us have traveled southbound
to frequent eating establishments in
locations such as Midtown, Bricktown and
Stockyards City, but now we have our own
rising destination community.
We fully expect as investment in the
area continues, downtown Edmond will
continue to add fun gathering places.
So … if you haven’t been downtown
lately, make the drive, walk around, have
an adult beverage and a bite to eat.
Enjoy the unique area and the new
amenities it provides.
Hope you enjoy reading this month’s
issue of The Business Times.
MARK CODNER is the editor of
The Business Times of Edmond