Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Business

May 29, 2013

Warren Theatre reopening today

MOORE — Warren Theatre, damaged in the May 20 tornado, will reopen today for business, owner Bill Warren said Tuesday.

The theater has passed health department and other required checks, and the equipment has been up and running over the past two days as staff made sure everything was ready to go. The theater complex sustained $500,000 to $1 million in damages but is structurally sound, Warren said.

Warren’s construction team has been on the site for a week. An engineer inspected the theater and found no structural damage. All damage is exterior, Warren said. The roof has been sealed and the IMAX sign was secured as a public safety measure.

“Safety’s the key thing,” Warren said. “I think it’s important to try to get back up and get things back to normalcy as soon as possible for the citizens of Moore.

The IMAX at Moore is the No. 1 grossing IMAX in America and Canada, and the Warren Theatre “outgrosses any theater in a 10-state area,” Warren said during a March interview.

Nearby Freddy’s Frozen Custard was spared during the EF-5 tornado on May 20. Freddy’s fed first responders and volunteers at the 1525 S. I-35 Service Road location on Sunday as a gesture of support.

“The devastation in Moore is catastrophic and we feel so fortunate to have survived the storm without any injuries to our staff or guests inside the restaurant. Our building received only minor damage and utilities are now back on,” said franchisee Bob Rasberry, who owns nine locations in the Oklahoma City area.

Rasberry called the free food a “small gesture” compared to the overwhelming loss many experienced.

Freddy’s in Moore reopened for regular business Monday morning. The site was closed following the storm because of utility outages and restricted access in the area.

1
Text Only
Business
  • Tribal ag program brings farm to casino

    The Quapaw Tribe has started an agriculture program that is supplying locally grown products for its casino restaurant.

    May 12, 2014

  • Charities helping residents after wildfire

    Local charities are on the scene to help Logan County residents sift through the ashes after wildfires swept through the rural area near Guthrie.

    May 8, 2014

  • ALDI Norman store opens ALDI opens Norman store on West Main Street

    A light rain didn’t deter dozens of shoppers who showed up to help open the ALDI store at 2440 W. Main Street in Norman early Thursday.

    May 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lebanese Festival planned for two days

    Food, music, dance, culture and traditional home-cooked Lebanese food once again comes together in Norman in the form of Middle Eastern hospitality.

    April 24, 2014

  • Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch

     Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved.

    April 2, 2014

  • Bethesda 1 University of Okla. students paint murals, brighten up nonprofit

    The harsh, cold, metal door slipped away as green, then blue, turned into a lush, green field with a winding path and a group of University of Oklahoma undergraduate students painted murals Monday at Bethesda Inc., a local agency that specializes in sexual abuse treatment and prevention for children and adolescents.

    March 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Fly-tying Frenzy at Sam Noble Museum

    The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will offer Fly-Tying Frenzy, an adult fly-tying workshop, from 8 to 11 a.m. for beginners and from 1 to 4 p.m. for intermediate and advanced participants April 5.

    March 12, 2014

  • JC_GE BUILDING.jpg Industry giants represented at Oak Tree

    Two corporate leaders discussed their company’s respective impact of business expansion on the local economy Thursday at the Edmond Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon.

    February 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cherokee Nation raising minimum rage

    The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes in the country, is raising its minimum wage by 50 cents, Chief Bill John Baker announced Monday.

    February 25, 2014

  • Moore City Council denies zoning change request

    Residents protesting a requested zoning change to allow apartments to be built in an area devastated by the May 20 tornado filled Moore City Hall on Tuesday night, then applauded when the Moore City Council denied the zoning change request unanimously.

    February 19, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Stocks
Facebook