Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rose Bowl for sale on Ebay?!

Yeah...I know that I've mentioned the Rose Bowl too many times here on Lost Tulsa. However, I just couldn't let this one pass by. It appears that the new owner of the Rose Bowl is putting out feelers to see what kind of interest there may be in the Rt. 66 building by posting it up for sale on Ebay.

As usual, KOTV's Steve Berg is on the ball, speaking with the new owner about his intentions in this new article.

Sorry for the lack of new posts. As a hobby, I expect that there will be periods of time like now when things are a bit slow. But, I'm sure with everything turning green around here, I'll be back out with my camera soon.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Woodland Hills Cinema and Service Merchandise Gone

I had read about this coming quite some time ago, and had intended to drop by and take some pics of the Woodland Hills Cinema 4 and the Service Merchandise that resided at 68th and S. Memorial. Unfortunately, I waited too long. When I drove past on Tuesday, both of the boxy mid-70s buildings had been completely demolished, removed and the clean earth was being leveled by bulldozers. They are clearing the properly for (suprise!) another WalMart SuperCenter...because traffic in that area isn't quite bad enough yet.

More Bad News for Eastland Mall

Thanks to the research of a East Tulsa citizen, KOTV has some new information regarding the new owner of Eastland Mall. According to the article:

"He [Eastland Mall owner Hayood Whichard] says it's not his fault east Tulsa was in decline long before he got there and he makes no bones about the fact that he's not putting any money into the property. I'm not a developer, he says. He says he just went in and bought a property. And now let somebody else figure out what to do with it."

District 6 councilor, Jim Mautino says that he isn't aware of Whichard ever trying to revive the properties he buys. Whichard "Just allows the mall to deteriorate and deteriorate until the city has no other choice but to condemn it or eminent domain and take it over."

Read the KOTV article.

[Addition: 3/2/06]

I'd much rather see something more like this East Tulsa community plan [.PDF] in Eastland Mall's future.

Those large brick red sections are the old JC Penney, Mervyn's, Dillards, etc, broken out into standalone structures. This plan presents a very forward vision that's highly unlikely. Still, it's nice to dream...and it's good to see that someone is putting some thought into the future development of the area.