Utica Square

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Utica Square is an upscale outdoor shopping center located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[1] The center is anchored by locally-owned department store Miss Jackson's (which first opened in downtown Tulsa in 1910 and moved to Utica Square in 1965),[2] and a branch of the Saks Fifth Avenue chain (which opened at Utica Square in 1986).[3] The shopping center features a number of smaller, mostly independent shops.

A courtyard in Utica Square (shops in background)

Utica Square opened on May 22, 1952 as Tulsa's first suburban shopping center.[4] Helmerich & Payne, Inc., an energy company, purchased Utica Square in 1964,[1] and bought Miss Jackson's in 2001.[5]

Previous anchor stores included Renberg's (closed 1998),[6] John A. Brown Department Store (converted to Dillard's in 1984; Dillard's closed 2001), T G & Y, and C.R. Anthony. Current stores include Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Coach, Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, L’Occitane, Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, and JoS. A. Bank Clothiers. [1] A medical building was built in 1956 and demolished in 2002.[7]

Utica Square is mentioned frequently in P.C. and Kristin Cast's House of Night books.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cynthia Dees, "Utica Square Bucks Downturn in Market", Tulsa World, July 18, 1990.
  2. ^ Kyle Arnold, "Still stylish at 100: Exclusive Miss Jackson's celebrates a century of luxury retail", Tulsa World, April 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Saks Fifth Avenue at Utica Square website (accessed April 20, 2010).
  4. ^ http://www.uticasquare.com/ourstory.htm
  5. ^ Debbie Blossom, "Owner of Utica Square buying Miss Jackson's", Tulsa World, September 28, 2001.
  6. ^ Dan Rutherford, "Store No More? Renberg's Out in '98, Utica Square Says", Tulsa World, May 20, 1997.
  7. ^ Debbie Blossom, "Utica Square med building to come down", Tulsa World, March 16, 2002.
  8. ^ Jason Ashley, "A love affair with vampires", Tulsa World, June 28, 2010 (pay site).
  9. ^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectid=53&articleid=20110917_53_E1_CUTLIN296770#

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Coordinates: 36°07′55″N 95°57′50″W / 36.13194°N 95.96389°W / 36.13194; -95.96389