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Deco District Brings More Life To Downtown

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Tulsa's central business district is benefiting from the overall revival of our downtown.

So some business owners banded together, to promote the Deco District that's right in the heart of our city.

They've been able to bring even more life to an area that boasts some of Tulsa's most historic buildings.

Rusty Rowe opened Mods Coffee and Crepes near 5th and Boston.

He's part of the group, that's banded together to put on events like the Chalk Art Festival.

They've also turned the Christmas season into a promotional time for their area.

Temporary pop-up shops allow businesses from other areas to sample downtown.

Then some end up staying and adding to the Deco District's momentum.

Rowe says he believes more people noticing the district, because Tulsans want the downtown revival to succeed.

He feels downtown has real momentum with the BOK Center Oneok Field and other growth.

Many people are now coming to the area just to see what's going on.

just around the corner two women are betting on that trend.

They've opened a small store called the Full Deco that a has a wide variety of offerings.

It offers everything from groceries and toilet paper, to made-in Oklahoma gifts and snacks for hotel visitors.

Owner Pat Kroblin says they're trying to fill a need, because there are limited choices for those things downtown after 5 pm.

She believes the Deco District is ready to take off and their store will be in on the ground floor.

Those who are investing their time and money in the area, think downtown has turned the corner for good.

 

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