Q&A: Braums starts construction on new store

February 6, 2018
Is there something going in on the lot just north of the Gusher Car Wash on South Washington Boulevard or just remediation work?

The property in question is the site of the new Braums store. The new store at this location will replace the existing one across the street, at 2539 S.E. Washington Blvd.

According to the City’s Community Development Department, the new store will consist of a 6,067 square foot building with a construction value of $800,000. The facility will have a full service food and drink component and a grocery mart.

Ground has been broken on the project and construction is underway by Wattsco of Oklahoma Co. of El Reno, Okla. It is anticipated the new store will open sometime this summer.

Plans are also in motion to remodel the Braums store at 3820 S.E. Adams Road, but no target date for that project has been set.

Popeye’s property closing anticipated this spring
Is there any progress on Popeyes?

According to officials with the Bartlesville Development Authority, the project is still on track despite some delays. The BDA has been authorized to reimburse up to $65,000 for the demolition of the structures on the property, which is the site of the former Sooner Motel, at 1300 S.E. Washington Blvd. Officials anticipate closing on the property will occur this spring, at which time more activity will likely be seen at the site.

Demolition makes way for new Casey’s store
What is going on with the new Casey’s store planned for Nowata Road and Madison Boulevard?

The Community Development Department issued a demolition permit on Feb. 1 to Williams Construction of Springfield, Mo. to demolish the structure and accessories at 1705 Madison Boulevard. The demolition will make way for the construction of the new Casey’s store on the southwest corner of Madison and Nowata Road. The demolition began Monday, Feb. 5. Officials with the company have said the existing Casey’s, located at 5350 S.E. Adams Blvd., will remain open.

Activity spotted near Silver Lake Village
Do you have any information about what is happening on the east side of Silver Lake Village Shopping Center?

According to the Engineering Department, KSL Dirt Works is installing a fence and has just completed an access driveway for the property owner east of Silver Lake Village. Crews will likely be smoothing grading on that side as well as the north side of Adams Boulevard, on the City-owned Lee Lake property, to finish up construction activities associated with the development.