The city reported that in the near future two other new major retailers will be moving in at Memorial Road and Western Avenue -- Cabela's and Top Golf. They have signed on to open at a major new mixed-use development.
The growing number of new businesses is no surprise to the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
“Whether it's a retailer or a business of another kind, I think they are coming because they see an opportunity to hopefully make money and be part of a thriving and vibrant place,” said Kurt Foreman, OKC Chamber of Commerce executive vice president of economic development. “I think that is what we are.”
Home furnishing retailer West Elm, a chain with shops around the world, said they decided to come to OKC because of the demand.
“We've been shipping products to Oklahoma City residents for quite some time via our catalog and now through this store we will be able to better serve those customers,” said Kendall Coleman with West Elm.
Customers can even request a free personal stylist.
“We'll actually come into your house and help you style your home and work with furniture you already have,” Coleman said.
In the last few years, the Outlet Shoppes, Nordstrom Rack and many other retailers have chosen come to Oklahoma City.
Von Maur will open at Quail Springs Mall in October.
The OKC Chamber said there are more people living in OKC and many of them have money to spend.
“Our market is growing well above the national average and our labor force is growing about four times (higher than the) national average,” Foreman said.