Sand Springs Progress Report: What's new and what's changing

Demolition has begun on the Prattville QuikTrip. A newer, larger facility will open in 4-6 months. 

All Elements Solutions, LLC has been clearing brush and fencing along Wekiwa Road as well as in front of the limestone bluffs on Highway 51 under contract with the City of Sand Springs. 

SEE RELATED: City of Sand Springs strives to improve the view around town

A structural fire claimed a building on the Green Barn resale property last month at 316 Broad Street.

Braum's Ice Cream Shop & Burger Restaurant was demolished recently and construction will soon begin on a larger facility with a full fresh grocery selection. 3950 South Highway 97.

Construction is under way on a new Warren Clinic facility in the River West development. The facility will house the relocated offices currently located at 796 Charles Page Boulevard, as well as a new minor emergency clinic. The clinic is expected to open in Spring of 2018.

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Construction is under way on a new ALDI grocery store in the River West development. The store is expected to open in Spring of 2018.

SEE RELATED: ALDI and St. Francis Urgent Care to open new locations in RiverWest Development

Yellow House Market & Boutique recently re-opened in a new larger downtown facility at 122 North Main Street.

This mural on the old Monarch Cement silo is half finished by artist Josh Butts. The mural, commissioned by the City of Sand Springs, is on hold until power can be redirected from the lines obstructing the East side of the silo.

SEE RELATED: City of Sand Springs commissions mural for abandoned Monarch Cement silo

The offices of Edward Jones agent Casey Loper have relocated from 5602 South Highway 97 to a brand new building at the intersection of West 40th Street and South 113th Avenue West.

SEE RELATED:  Edward Jones agent Casey Loper relocates Sand Springs office to new building

The Stage department store previously located at 760 East Charles Page Boulevard has relocated to the old May's Drug Warehouse building at 651 East Charles Page Boulevard. They will have a ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony Thursday, November 2nd at 8:45 a.m. with giveaways and discounts. 

City officials broke ground last month on the new Colton's Steak House & Grill in the River West development. Franchisee Mark Dean said he expects the restaurant to open by mid-March. 

SEE RELATED: Colton's Steak House & Grill holds ground-breaking ceremony in Sand Springs

OkieSpice and Trade Co. had a soft opening this week and will have a large Grand Opening Wednesday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. with a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at 12:00 p.m. 

SEE RELATED: OkieSpice & Trade Co. to open in north Sand Springs this winter

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Sandlot Sno-Balls will be opening a new Prattville location at 3 West 41st Street next summer. 

Construction has yet to begin on this City Council-approved "hardened room" storm shelter at the Case Community Center.

SEE RELATED: Sand Springs City Council approves General Obligation Bond vote for November

Demolition continues at the old Gerdau Steel Mill and future Sheffield Crossing development. 

SEE RELATED: New Public Safety facilities to be built at former Gerdau site alongside retail development

The Billie A. Hall Public Safety Facility can't break ground until the demolition is complete at Sheffield Crossing, but the plans were unveiled last month. The facility will house the Sand Springs Police Department and Municipal Courts as well as replace the existing Fire Station 1.

SEE RELATED:  New Sand Springs Public Safety Facility to be named in honor of war hero Billie A. Hall

The new Sand Springs Fire Station 2 has yet to break ground, but plans are approved. It will be located on the property of the existing station, but will not overlap. The new facility will be completed before the existing building is demolished, leaving no gap in emergency services.

SEE RELATED: Sand Springs Fire Station #2 to receive $1.5 million new facility