OKLAHOMA CITY - Business owners in northwest Oklahoma City will be getting five new neighbors by the end of this year.
"I think they'll be so pleased to be here. We're a great location. It's easy parking and so I think it's going to be a win-win for everybody. I'm super excited," Cindi Shelby, owner of R. Meyers, said.
R. Meyers opened near N.W. 63rd and Western in 1975, and has seen its share of ups and downs over the years.
But things have changed since WP Glimcher purchased Classen Curve, The Triangle and Nichols Hills Plaza two years ago.
"Since the renovation started, we've suffered from the loss of sales tax revenue associated with sales here in the plaza, and it's going to be a turning point for Nichols Hills," Steve Goetzinger, mayor of The City of Nichols Hills, said.
Trader Joe’s grocery store and Pure Barre Fitness studio are preparing to make Nichols Hills home.
"Now that we're on the door steps getting ready to open, we're really excited to have it. The community keeps asking every day. They're calling. They're stepping into my door. They're saying, 'When is it going to open?'" David Allsbrooks, general manager for WP Glimcher in Oklahoma City, said.
Trader Joe's is expected to open in late September.
"Since the announcement of Trader Joe's here in Nichols Hills, we have a lot of interest, a lot of movement in any of the vacant spaces we still have here," Allbrooks said. "And while Nichols Hills is getting Trader Joe's, just across the street in Oklahoma City you've got Classen Curve who's already adding to their two dozen businesses."
Accessory boutique Rustic Cuff, fitness studio CycleBar and Lily Rain are all opening in Classen Curve.
"Really to have someone to come down not only to shop, but to dine, to go to a yoga studio, to go to a fitness barre class or whatever it may be. We want it to be a mix use for everyone and not just retail based,” Allsbrooks said.