Notebook: June 2017
A unique new bar gallops into downtown, a nonprofit buys sports equipment for Tulsa's needy children, Brady District parking goes high tech, and more!
Horse of a different color
Tulsa’s newest dance club is as unique as its mascot. Awash in cotton candy hues and sparkles, the Unicorn Club at 222 E. First St. opened in April in the former home of the Electric Circus.
Owner Angie Green says her 7-year-old daughter helped inspire the idea for the Unicorn Club. A full-service bar that specializes in confectionery cocktails and offers dancing by night, the venue also will be available for daytime rental as a site for kids’ birthday parties and other events.
Green designed the club with women in mind, but she says men are welcome, too. “There just really wasn’t a place in Tulsa to go dance with your girlfriends that wasn’t country,” she explains. “When I told my husband (Tom Green) about the concept, he said, ‘I think that would work.’”
The couple also recently remodeled Angie’s other club, Enso, which is connected to the Unicorn Club, to be a “more upscale cocktail bar.” But the Unicorn venture? Well, there’s nothing quite like it.
“We think we’re the cutest bar in the state of Oklahoma,” Tom says.
Equipped to succeed
National nonprofit Good Sports and Dr Pepper Snapple Group recently partnered to donate over $70,000 worth of new sports equipment to 20 Tulsa Public Schools and six Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa. Local Dr Pepper Snapple employees packed the 55 equipment kits on April 12 at the company’s facility at 1759 N. Garnett Road.
Downtown parking, city reporting going high-tech
The City of Tulsa announced its plans to begin implementing the option to pay for downtown parking by mobile app later this year. Through the app, users in the Brady Arts District will be able to pay for parking via credit card without manually entering information at a pay station. The app will eventually be available for all metered parking downtown, according to City officials.
In late 2016, the City launched Tulsa311, a multi-platform network to report city issues and request city services. By downloading the free mobile app Tulsa311, citizens can now report problems such as potholes or high grass using smartphones and other devices. Citizens also can report issues at tulsa311.com, via online chat at cityoftulsa.org or by phone by dialing 311.
Voices of Oklahoma
Gymnast Bart Conner, Olympic Gold medalist
“Voices of Oklahoma” is an oral history project supported by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa.