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Old 10-13-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Oklahoma City, OK – The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of The Paseo as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010 under the organization’s Great Places in America program.

APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value. It is the first APA Great Places in America designation in Oklahoma.
APA singled out the neighborhood for its historic architecture, colorful and Spanish-influenced commercial area, affordable housing, and strong citizen engagement and civic participation including an active arts community.

“This significant designation is a result of years of dedication from local artists, entrepreneurs, investors, neighbors and people passionate about The Paseo,” Ward 2 Councilman Sam Bowman said. “This extraordinary architectural and artistic haven is the envy of cities across the country.”


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Old 10-13-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Oklahoma City, OK – The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of The Paseo as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010 under the organization’s Great Places in America program.

APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value. It is the first APA Great Places in America designation in Oklahoma.
APA singled out the neighborhood for its historic architecture, colorful and Spanish-influenced commercial area, affordable housing, and strong citizen engagement and civic participation including an active arts community.

“This significant designation is a result of years of dedication from local artists, entrepreneurs, investors, neighbors and people passionate about The Paseo,” Ward 2 Councilman Sam Bowman said. “This extraordinary architectural and artistic haven is the envy of cities across the country.”


OKC's Paseo named as one of America's '10 Great Neighborhoods for 2010' | NewsOK.com

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Old 11-05-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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The Paseo is home to the Paseo Arts Festival along with other festivals, but it also has a monthly Art Walk where the district sees a lot of foot traffic. The Art Walk is every first friday of every month. The celebration features open galleries/new emerging art shows, wine/food tasting, live music and light shows. Come and join the fun tonight at an art distict that is nationally recognized.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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I lived in the heart of the Paseo district in the early 80s. My apartment was behind the old El Chicos Back when it was still there. Glad to see it doing so well when I lived there it was really a bad neighborhood. I drove through there this summer and couldn't believe what all they had done.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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There really is a lot going on in that part of town right now. Just since we moved here a few years ago the change has been very noticeable. I love that part of town.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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The Oklahoma Gazette's feature article for the week is on the night life that goes on around the Paseo. It's a pretty good read. Check it out if you can find a copy.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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The Paseo Arts District

There is a good restaurant off Paseo, actually it's on Walker. I can't remember the name of it, but it's a small place, kind of mom n pop, but the food is great.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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This area is really starting to take off...

For another sign of N.W. 23rd Street’s revitalization, hang out at the inaugural Trendy Third Block Party, with shopping, food and fun

Jenny Coon Peterson
November 10, 2010



Trendy Third Block Party
7-10 p.m. Saturday
23rd Street Courts
Trendy Third

Slowly, but surely, the revitalization of N.W. 23rd Street is happening, with new restaurants, shops and services. It’s especially evident at the 23rd Street Courts, the collective name for a short row of refurbished bungalows playing home to a number of businesses.

What does all this community revival call for? A block party, obviously.

The 23rd Street Courts hosts the Trendy Third Block Party on Saturday. It’s hoped to be just the first of many.
“The inspiration was, we have seen how these communities have helped everybody around,” said Erin Cooper, who leases space in the vintage boutique Mister Rabbit, 2411 N. Guernsey, for her store, Pippin + Pearl. “They’ve helped businesses, they’ve been a place for artists to go, and we wanted that for our area.”

Trendy Third Block Party celebrates not only the shops and services of the 23rd Street Courts, but the whole community along N.W. 23rd. It also highlights the fact that many of the shop owners are not only young women, but several are also mother-daughter teams.

“Each of these women have independently started these businesses,” Cooper said. “It’s a unique facet of this community.”

With a new vintage shop in the back, Starlite Salon, 719 N.W. 23rd, will have giveaways. Next door, attorney Carson Brooks, 723 N.W. 23rd — the only male owner of the group — will host an open house.

At Cuppies & Joe, 727 N.W. 23rd, stop in for desserts, coffee and live music. Meanwhile, Wild.Flower, 733 N.W. 23rd, will host a holiday sale.

“Our store’s very warm and cozy. We’re going to have old-timey Christmas music playing, and we’re going to bake some of our family traditional Christmas things,” said Kaleen Connell, who co-owns the shop with her mom, Margo Connell. In fact, Margo will bake her secret-recipe peanut butter fudge for the event.

Mister Rabbit will feature a showcase of photography from artist Rex Barrett of Glass Eye Studios, along with jewelry by Bella Vita, and accessories and apparel by Headdresses Handcrafted Goods. Headdresses’ limited-edition Trendy Third tee is available at Wild.Flower and Pippin + Pearl.

In one of the empty bungalows, Deep Fork Grill will set up catering and a cash bar. And just a few blocks away, Big Truck Tacos, 530 N.W. 23rd, celebrates the grand opening of its merchandising shop next door with an open house, sidewalk sale and food.

“I know each of us has had our own events,” Connell said, “but when you think about all the fans of each individual place coming, it will hopefully be a big event and a lot of people will come out for us and spread our name.”

Cooper hopes the Trendy Third Block Party will be just the first of the community events planned for this revitalizing part of the metro.

“We’re hoping to help raise awareness in the community about our area and hopefully attract more local businesses,” she said.
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