Extensive makeover planned for OKC’s Donnay Building

The historic and uniquely designed Donnay Building of Oklahoma City, recently saved from the wrecking ball by preservationists, soon will undergo an extensive makeover by its new owners. The Oklahoma Gazette reported in an exclusive story on what also is known as Classen Circle: In January, Classen Circle LLC’s Josh Thomas and Scott Mueller purchased … Continue reading Extensive makeover planned for OKC’s Donnay Building

Classen Circle site sold, avoids wrecking ball

Two area businessmen purchased the Classen Circle business complex in Oklahoma City a few months after the historic site was slated to be torn down for a Braum's ice cream and grocery store. The Oklahoman newspaper reported Classen Circle LLC, owned by Josh Thomas and Scott Mueller, closed Friday on the $1.3 million purchase of … Continue reading Classen Circle site sold, avoids wrecking ball

Once-doomed Classen Circle may be purchased and renovated

Oklahoma City's historic Classen Circle complex to businesses, which just weeks ago faced the wrecking ball to make way for a Braum's store, seems to have landed a new owner who pledges to fix up the property. The Oklahoman newspaper reports: Local real estate investor Josh Thomas said he entered into a purchase contract for … Continue reading Once-doomed Classen Circle may be purchased and renovated

Braum’s withdraws application to rezone Classen Circle

Those protesting the proposed razing of historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City earned a victory when the Braum's restaurant chain withdrew its rezoning application for the project. Several Oklahoma City news outlets, including the The Oklahoman newspaper, reported the Braum's withdrawal Friday, which was confirmed by city councilman Ed Shadid. Classen Circle, which contains two … Continue reading Braum’s withdraws application to rezone Classen Circle

Landowner of Classen Circle plans to demolish site anyway

Oklahoma City zoning commissioners hit a stalemate Thursday on whether to rezone historic Classen Circle to allow the construction of a Braum's restaurant there, but the landowner said he planned to raze the site for redevelopment regardless of the Braum's decision. Commissioners mustered only a 3-3 tie on whether to rezone the parcel. But it … Continue reading Landowner of Classen Circle plans to demolish site anyway

Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Representatives from Braum's got an earful from dozens of people Monday night who protested the Oklahoma company's plan to demolish historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City to make way for one of its restaurants. However, Braum's reps said the company would move forward with the plan after meeting with its officials to report the details … Continue reading Dozens protest plan to demolish Classen Circle

Community meeting set for Sept. 18 over Classen Circle

A community hearing over the fate of the historic Classen Circle in Oklahoma City will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Crown Heights Christian Church in the city. According to The Oklahoman newspaper, city councilman Ed Shadid announced the meeting late last week. The Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy chain had promised such a … Continue reading Community meeting set for Sept. 18 over Classen Circle

Hearing delayed to rezone Classen Circle in Oklahoma City

A controversial rezoning request that would have led to the demolition of historic Classen Circle and its businesses in Oklahoma City has been delayed at least a month. The Braum's restaurant chain, which requested the rezoning so it could put one of its stores there, agreed to move a planning commission hearing from Aug. 24 … Continue reading Hearing delayed to rezone Classen Circle in Oklahoma City

Plan would demolish Oklahoma City’s Classen Circle

A chain restaurant submitted plans to the city of Oklahoma City to tear down all the buildings in Classen Circle, which includes Classen Grill and other historic businesses. OKCTalk.com broke the news Wednesday. Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, a popular chain in Oklahoma, wants to build a store there. They have filed to rezone .48 … Continue reading Plan would demolish Oklahoma City’s Classen Circle