The Moore American

Local News

December 26, 2012

Moore continues to development

MOORE — Moore is exploding with business growth and municipal growth and amenities. The city’s business boom has continued, even through some rocky economic years and new growth is exploding.

“We continue to be thrilled with the development that happens here and the continued growth,” City Manager Stephen Eddy said. “Housing growth has picked back up again which is what we need people here in town to shop at all these places.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods is so new to Moore that the sales tax hasn’t made it back to city coffers yet, but the impact is expected to be strong considering Dick’s regional draw. It’s not alone, the Warren IMAX Theater brings people from across a wide area. Those people come early or stay late and eat or shop.

“We don’t know for sure, but we estimate at least 50 percent of our sales tax comes from outside of the community,” Eddy said.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard in Moore is a top producers for Oklahoma and Texas franchise owner, Bob Rasberry. The Moore location opened in 2006 before the theater located there and the theater’s impact has been felt.

“Moore is consistently one of our top stores in terms of sales and operational excellence,” Rasberry said.

New businesses seem to open monthly.

The Fitness One under construction at 647 SW 19th St.—19th Street and Telephone Road— will be far larger than the next closest location. The new facility will be 40,000 square feet with 24 hour access, a three lane lap pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and child care. Members will be able to utilize other Fitness One locations including nearby Norman. Company officials said the plan is to open sometime in February.

“You can tell its going to be incredible,” Eddy said.

Oklahoma Fidelity Bank at Interstate 35 and South 19th Street is also under construction.

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