This week is a glimpse of downtown OKC, version 3.0

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 By: Steve Lackmeyer Source: NewsOK

At Sweets & Eats, 110 N Robinson Ave., regulars were disappointed Monday to find the restaurant's lasagna blue plate special ran out early, as did their supply of hamburgers. Food trucks, meanwhile, lined up along Sheridan Avenue to provide relief to downtown restaurants scrambling to meet the demand of thousands of new patrons.

The crowd caught Sweets & Eats by surprise, but they'll be ready for the rest of the week with up to 25,000 people attending the National Baptist Convention USA at the Cox Convention Center.

On Monday, I saw members of the country's largest black denomination throughout downtown, planning somber visits to the National Memorial, taking in the sights in Bricktown and at the Myriad Gardens, riding Water Taxis along the Bricktown Canal and buying clothing, gifts and souvenirs.

Starting Tuesday, test rides of the new Oklahoma City Streetcars will begin running through Bricktown. Just south of the Chesapeake Energy Arena, construction has started on the new convention center while the neighboring Scissortail Park is well underway.

Read the full article in The Oklahoman.

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