Midtown Draws Young Entrepreneurs As Area Matures

Waffle Champion and Dry/Shop latest businesses to open in vibrant area just north of downtown Oklahoma City.

Monday, August 12, 2013 9:39 am

by Steve Lackmeyer


The Oklahoman

Todd Woodruff and Emily Frosaker are a happy young couple starting out their shops — side by side — in a downtown neighborhood that is being recast to accommodate just such dreams.

Woodruff's Waffle Champion and Frosaker's Dry/Shop, both opened this past week, join a mix of restaurants, apartments, shops and offices developed by MidTown Renaissance, a partnership between Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming.

Woodruff, 34, already had a following with his Waffle Champion food truck, which had become one of the city's top mobile eateries just a few months after hitting the streets.

MidTown seemed like a winning proposition when he signed the lease for his space at 1212 N Walker last year. Since then, the neighborhood has seen the announced additions of hundreds of apartments, a hotel and law school — all unanticipated back in 2011.

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