Around Edmond: Paul Moore Valley of the Horses Statues Unveiled Thursday. Vendor Applications now open for 2024 Heard on Hurd. Stay warm this weekend!
Hi everyone, thanks for coming back to see what’s happening Around Edmond! The beginning of this year seems to have flown by. This weekend marks the last weekend of the Edmond Ice Rink, so lace your skates up and bundle up!
With school out for winter break until January 9th, it still feels a little like the first week of January. I spent my time organizing my home/office space and made a full purge of all items not necessary or that I haven’t used in at least 9 months, as I used to do pre-2014. This is a real game changer, always making sure everything has a place.
Greg Horton stated that so far from January 23 to now, over 46 restaurants have closed in the Metro, which appears to be a cause for concern, at least as to why it is happening now.
Plenty Mercantile closed its doors in Edmond in January 2022, which was a bit of a shock, but relocated to the 1st National Center and opened a satellite location inside of Will Roger’s Airport, which made complete sense from a branding perspective.
Since we’ve seen closings at 2nd & Bryant, as SteinMart closed, only to be replaced by a market find vendor mall, and in that same shopping center, and in 2023, we saw Tees for the Soul relocate out of that brick & mortar space, back into their old warehouse space on Fretz.
Other closings around town will include Hip & Swanky at the end of February on Danforth and Bryant.
In Downtown Edmond, though, one retailer closed, A Chik who Knitz, in the old Dean Livey Gallery space, to which now is the home of Abide Interiors! They have vendor’s carrying vintage wares and furniture, along with some market finds!
In the Edmond Railyard, 2023 saw the closing of Urban Okie, Plant, and Cities Ice Cream on the outer south side of the Edmond Railyard, and Taqueria El Camino, inside of the Edmond Railyard has been replaced by Ramen ReMix courtesy of Rachel Cope’s 84 Hospitality Group, who owns Empire Pizza.
The latest closing at the Edmond Railyard now includes 1884 at the Railyard, who announced Wednesday they chose to not renew their lease in this space, just before they deleted all of their social accounts. This is something and they will be missed, for sure.
If you haven’t heard, the long standing retail tenant at 2nd & Broadway, Broadway Antiques was given 90 days to leave their space after 20 years in business in their previous location in Downtown Edmond, that included the doubling of their monthly rent. Out of the blue, 19 N. Broadway’s lovely historical building became available (3 story building next to the area that hosts musicians during Heard on Hurd!), and the rush started for the many long time vendors, including selling gifts and holiday decor during December while packing up the entire store to move two blocks away! AND…. They did it! Stop by during their normal business hours Monday through Saturday’s. Broadway Antiques carries vintage and antique furniture and more, along with market finds!
With such cold weather coming in, and another day off of school for local kiddos, there is an art class scheduled Monday at Oops I Arted from 1-3 pm for ages 6 and up. Cost is $50 per child. You can call Risa and reserve your space at 405-476-9211.
The Edmond Farmer’s Market at the MAC Senior Center will not be open Saturday January 13, 2024 due to below freezing weather.
Millie and Stephanie are putting together Valentine’s Day Meal Bundles at Millie’s Table & Catering, so be sure you reserve yours here as early as possible, before all spaces are full!
Stop by Hip & Swanky from now until they close their doors for good at the end of February in Kickingbird Plaza! Current specials are Fall & Winter items are 50% off, with Spring items arriving more by the day.
Cultured Cloths is bringing out new items daily and open from 10 am to 6 pm daily and 1-5 pm Sundays, located at Enterprise & Covell west of I35~ And don’t forget you can shop anytime online at Culturedcloths.com!
Serendipity Market’s vendor’s are still clearing out Christmas items (great time to stock up for next Christmas!), and bringing out Valentine’s Day gifts & decor now! Located next to Ted’s at 917 E. Danforth Rd. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-6 pm.
Paper Arts of Edmond at 221 S. Santa Fe at 2nd & Santa Fe, has a darling Valentine Card making kit in stock! Stop by the store to check them out among other darling kits ready for your creativity! Or order online here!
Do you miss 405 Boutique from Heard on Hurd?! You can shop online anytime at http://www.dallasdesignz.com
Silver Leaf Gem’s in Downtown Edmond has some really, really cute new Valentine’s Day gifts out now!
With talks back in play for the Uncommon Ground Sculpture Park with Hal French and the City of Edmond, yesterday, the first installation happened, and it is simply gorgeous, captured by the Edmond Fine Arts Studio! It is called the “Valley of the Horse” sculpture by Paul Moore and was being installed at the NW corner of 2nd & Coltrane Thursday. This sculpture is a part of the public art collection made possible through EVAC (Edmond Visual Arts Commission) public & private partnerships.
Heard on Hurd will be back this year, every third Saturday from March to October from 6-10 pm in Downtown Edmond! If you’d like to be a vendor, contact them to fill out an application in the links below within their post!
Stop by next week to see what’s happening Around Edmond!