Amplify: OAK OKC Announces Williams Sonoma, Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar and Pottery Barn
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 2, 2023) – Ryan McNeill of Veritas Development today announced Williams Sonoma, Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, and Pottery Barn as the latest concepts joining OAK, the 20-acre mixed-use district rising at 5101 North Pennsylvania Ave. in Oklahoma City. Opening September 2024, the retailers join a previously announced lineup of new-to-market brands, including Mesero, RH, Arhaus, and Capital Grille.
“We’ve been carefully listening to the community on the types of retailers and restaurants they want at OAK, and we’re proud to announce the latest lineup of best-in-class brands joining the project,” said McNeill. “With our sights set on next year’s grand opening, we’re proud to be another step closer to bringing an unequaled retail, residential and hospitality experience to OAK.”
A leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, Williams Sonoma is known for providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience, including in-store cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. Williams Sonoma will open in a 5,500-square-foot space facing the activated lawn.
Tommy Bahama’s new restaurant concept, the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar, will become the first Oklahoma location for the brand’s hybrid dining and shopping experience. The 8,000-square-foot space opens to the heart of the project and includes an expansive patio for indoor-outdoor dining that can be enclosed to accommodate the colder months. The restaurant will feature a fun-filled bar with signature cocktails and shareable food. The space also includes a retail store with the Tommy Bahama men’s and women’s sportswear, activewear and swim collections, as well as home entertaining and décor items.
“We’re excited to bring our new Marlin Bar concept to OAK,” said Doug Wood, CEO of Tommy Bahama. “Over the last 30 years, we have seen how our guests enjoy shopping at Tommy Bahama when it is combined with a restaurant. It’s one of the ways Tommy Bahama is different from other lifestyle brands. We developed the Marlin Bar concept to create a more casual way for our guests to enjoy the Tommy Bahama shopping and dining experience. I know that our Oklahoma guests are going to love our new space.”
Pottery Barn, a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings for all life stages and every room, will open in a 12,420-square-foot space at OAK. The brand is dedicated to beautiful ideas for real life, quality products that are crafted to last, sustainability and service.
OAK’s first phase includes 135,000 square feet of retail, a 132-key boutique Lively Hotel, 320 upscale apartments and a central greenspace activated with more than 100 community events per year. A future phase of the project includes 100,000 square feet of loft office space and an additional 85,000 square feet of retail. Open Realty’s Michael Nagy and Chris Speciale are leading retail leasing efforts on behalf of OAK.
At the heart of the project, two remarkable art installations will become new landmarks for Oklahoma City. OAK ownership invested $2 million in the sculptures, known as Cloud Trees and Cloud Puncher, to create a memorable experience in OAK’s 7,000-square-foot community lawn and the common areas. The artist team, which includes Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin of Brad Oldham Sculpture, will also create the Mighty Live OAK sculpture, which will become the arrival sign for the district. In addition, OAK’s ownership team will work with local artists to create murals and artful encounters throughout the property.
Gatehouse Capital is leading the development of Lively Hotel, a boutique hotel concept by Hilton™. As Oklahoma’s first Tapestry Collection hotel, Lively Hotel will include a 3,050-square-foot bar and restaurant; an elevated amenity deck with a 2,400-square-foot outdoor bar and activated pool area; a fitness center; and over 2,600 square feet of meeting space. At the ground floor, the hotel will feature 13,500 square feet of retail space.
Veritas has engaged Mintwood Real Estate as the multifamily development partner to create a first-of-its-kind residential experience for Oklahoma City. OAK’s apartment community will have curated interior finishes, including quartz countertops, walk-in closets, and powder baths. The building amenities include a first-class fitness center featuring a kid’s playroom, private work and conference rooms, an entertainment suite featuring a golf simulator and shared kitchen, a resort-style pool and elevated courtyards.
McNeill is joined by Everett Dobson and the Dobson family as partners in the multi-phased mixed-use project.