By Michelle Charles
Commercial development continues across Stillwater, although a few projects have taken considerably longer than originally expected. The News Press compiled information from the City of Stillwater Development Services Department for an update on commercial construction activity in the city.
A new 20,000 square foot workout facility is under construction at 805 E. Virginia Ave., Rib Crib and the recently completed Spin City laundromat.
Glo Salon and Spa is building a new 5,368 square foot building just north of 12th Avenue and Western Road.
Teubner building projects
Businessman and developer Russ Teubner is starting to make visible progress on the external and internal renovation of the historic building at 624 S. Main St. that formerly housed Stillwater’s Hallmark store. Teubner has said he would like to attract a fine dining restaurant as a tenant if the new development in other parts of Stillwater would support it. The space next door that formerly housed Main Street Noodle will be the home of Bayou Bistreaux, a cajun restaurant. Teubner has also acquired the building at 615 S. Main St. that formerly housed Main Street Market and JW Lee’s Furniture. He is in the process of renovating the facade.
The space at the northwest corner of Bradford Plaza on N. Main Street is in the process of being subdivided under a “white box” permit. One part of the building will house a workout facility called Orange Theory, Development Services staff said. The furnishings, equipment and signage stored in the space suggest the other half will be a Pizza Inn restaurant.
The former Subway restaurant at 203 S. Knoblock that provided extra space for the owners of the Kim’s Vietnamese Cuisine food truck is being remodeled to house a Chase Bank.
Former Hastings building
The former Hasting Entertainment building at 316 N. Main Street has been remodeled and subdivided to house the mortgage processing center and other offices for Exchange Bank. The remainder of the building will house retailers including an UBreakIFix, an electronics and cell phone repair service, Three Dog Bakery and a nail salon. The bakery, which will offer gourmet dog treats, is expected to open in early August. A portion of the building remains unoccupied.
Central Drug Pharmacy
Central Drug recently completed a new 2,376 square foot building at 1220 W. 12th Ave. The new location provides more space, dedicated parking with better access for people with mobility challenges and a drive-thru.
SpringHill Suites by Marriot
After a development process that took several years, the all-suite hotel located at 315 S. Cstar Blvd. is open.
Former Sirloin Stockade building
Rumors have swirled for years about what would move into the former Sirloin Stockade and Kansas Buffet Company building at 208 N. Perkins Rd. We finally have an answer. Nothing will be moving into the building. An earth change permit for demolition has been submitted for the building which was previously gutted. An application to divide the lot has also been submitted. Although an online commercial real estate listing showed a Del Taco was slated for that location, the company’s website currently shows nothing about a proposed Stillwater location.
Zaxby’s and Jimmy John’s
The permits for second locations of Zaxby’s, a chicken restaurant and Jimmy John’s, a sub shop, that were supposed to move into Bourbon Street Square, a west side development along State Highway 51, have expired after several years of inactivity and new applications have not been filed.