By Brianna Bailey
The Oklahoman's Brianna Bailey chatted with readers Thursday morning about Oklahoma City retail and other business news. You can join Brianna on NewsOK.com at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month.
Q: What's up with REI? Anything new?
A: REI has yet to confirm that it has plans to open a store in the expanded Triangle at Classen Curve development. Developer WP Glimcher has moved ahead with planning for a big expansion of the Triangle, but the company still says the plans are preliminary in nature. They have not announced a timeline for construction or any tenants.
Q: Favorite new watering hole to open in OKC in the past year?
A: I really like The Pump Bar, great atmosphere, but the service could use some improvement. The last time I went, our server disappeared in the back and we asked another waiter to help us. The guy said “Who was helping you?” My co-worker replied “the guy with the beard.” Punchline: All the male servers have beards at The Pump.