Value News Articles - Retail

Along the Trail

By: Value News | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Meet the businesses who make up the Mercantile Trail!

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Comprehensive Vision Exams, Eye Care for the Family

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Eye Care of Claremore offers comprehensive vision exams and eye care for the whole family.

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Spirited Experts

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Kwenchers Liquor Store in Owasso has exactly what you are looking for to make your holiday celebrations brighter.

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Trendy New Looks for a Casual & Comfortable Lifestyle

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

You don't have to be twisted to shop at Twisted Soul Sisters. Find everything you might need from apparel and footwear to custom-made jewelry, home, and gift items.

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The Gift of a Lifetime

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

J.David Jewelry ddoes not just sell jewelry. They sell an object that represents something, whether it’s love, success, or gratitude; every piece of jewelry has meaning and tells a story.

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A Star for My Heart

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Star Jewelers has been a family-owned jewelry store for three generations. The longevity of the jewelers has earned the family a well-deserved reputation in the Broken Arrow community.

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A Personal Present

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

Personalized gifts are as timeless as they are unique, and with the holiday season upon us, now is the time to start making arrangements for incredible gifts with an extra special touch. Yvonne’s Monograms and Embroidery in Broken Arrow offers a large array of gift ideas in-shop to personalize, or you can bring in items to have them embroidered with names, monograms, or almost anything you would like!

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A Home for the Modern Gentleman

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

As a locally-owned and operated gentlemen’s outfitter, The Haberdashery celebrates two years in operation this November, continuing to bring all the latest fashion trends to the region with men’s clothing both comfortable and casual, with collections designed to bring out the dapper in its customers.

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Big Town Fashion, Small Town Charm

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

While fashion is a primary purpose for customers returning time and again, the picturesque shop on Will Rogers Boulevard has an expansive variety of items in addition to clothing: jewelry, home decor, Volcano brand candles and products, Finchberry vegan soaps, locally made goat milk soaps, novelty socks, and of course, a collection of both OU and OSU items sure to please fans.

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Holiday Open House

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

Holiday shopping can be stressful. Canterbury Lane Interiors & Gifts, often affectionately known as “The Lane” is here to help.

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Exploring the Handmade

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

The 46th annual Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by Broken Arrow’s Alpha Rho Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha philanthropic service organization, will be Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am until 4 pm, at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church located at 400 W. New Orleans St. in Broken Arrow. This is your chance to shop a wide selection of handmade craft items and support a number of worthy causes.

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Fa La La La Let's Shop!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Junior League of Tulsa as they begin preparing for their annual Holiday Market! Save the date for this 3-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza on December 7-9, 2018.

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A Big HeART Event

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

The Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show promises a host of new vendors as well as local favorites that savvy shoppers seek out each year. Doors are open from 9:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m. Event Chairperson Laurann Farris hopes you, your family and friends will patronize the Show as well as merchants in the newly renovated Rose District located in award winning downtown Broken Arrow where you’ll find a variety of quaint shops and eateries.

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Gun Shop Greatness

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2018

Crusader Tactical, located on the Northeast corner of 101st in Elm, in Broken Arrow, offers a large selection of firearms, accessories, service, and classes. Crusader Tactical’s mission is to redefine the typical gun store experience for everyone, and for their customers to leave knowing they came to the right place. They have proven successful in their mission with 5-star reviews on the web, and a long list of testimonials, since opening in July 2017.

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Devices for Most Every Concern

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2018

Technology has advanced so much, that it’s become much easier to protect not only our belongings, but the people in our lives who matter. Larry Ferguson, owner of The Spy Shop, started out as a private investigator, a security consultant and police officer. “It just evolved into this business because I enjoy helping people solve their safety and security problems.”

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Swan Bros. Dairy adds pasteurized milk to products offered

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2018

In the state of Oklahoma, if you sell raw milk, it has to be from the farm. This law allows the consumer to see how the cows are treated, if they’re healthy, if the equipment is clean, and more. Just to buy raw milk from a farmer’s market, the consumer really wouldn’t know where it came or the conditions of the cows.

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Straight Shooting With Customers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2017

“Our store pushes gun safety,” says Danny, “and we will be offering an NRA Home Protection Course shortly after the first of the year.”

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Kwench Your Thirst

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2017

At Kwenchers, you can support local Oklahoma breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Hower believes in Oklahoma small business – a fact made evident as soon as you walk into his store.

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A Shopping Destination in Claremore

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2017

Everywhere the earthiness of The District’s Oklahoma roots is evident, replete with artisanship and style. “We love to find new made-in-Oklahoma products,” Bohannan explained, citing Main Street’s reputation as a shopping destination. “It’s nice to be able to offer something that’s made right here.”

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Cream Rises to the Top

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Just a short distance from Tulsa, up the Will Rogers Turnpike in Claremore, lies a treasure trove of health and history. Swan Bros. Dairy, Inc., established in 1923, continues to produce high quality, all natural milk and dairy products.

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Bigger Selection, Exciting Upgrades

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Owasso Liquor & Wine has been serving Owasso’s retail liquor needs since 1991. With their constantly changing inventory and an incredibly friendly and helpful staff, shopping at Owasso Liquor & Wine is an experience like no other. The store is 10,000 square feet chock full of beer, liquor and wine products that range from everyday favorites to something entirely new and unique.

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Eliminate Plumbing Frustrations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Tulsa area residents have trusted the Robertson name for plumbing needs for nearly 40 years. Previously located on South Mingo Road, Robertson Plumbing Supply moved to their new location at 6116 East Admiral Place two years ago where they currently serve all of Tulsa plus Broken Arrow, Owasso and Sand Springs.

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Brick by Brick

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2017

The boutique recently moved across Main Street to their newly renovated digs in the historic downtown district of Claremore, Oklahoma and the results are stunning. Owner Cari Bohanan designed the space for hip juniors and stylish ladies looking for the latest in fashion, but left a piece of history in the store.

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Lending a Hand for 90 Years

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2017

What do you see when you look through your closet? The suit you haven’t worn in years? Five nearly identical white blouses? The shoes you promise you’ll wear someday?

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Centsible Giving

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2017

The downtown Claremore retail landscape has a new resident with old ties to the community.

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“Thrift-y” Spring Cleaning Tips

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2017

Winter’s almost over. It’s time to end your annual hibernation underneath piles of laundry and clean out those closets, drawers and garages. You can do it!

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Bridal Round Up: Everything You Need for Your DIY Wedding

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2017

When planning a wedding, tradition says to have something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new.

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Tulsa's One Stop Shop

By: Jillian Moore | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2016

The tree is trimmed, the lights are up, and the stockings are hung on the mantel. Christmas brings many joys, but gift shopping is not always one of them.

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Holiday Gifts with a Twist

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2016

We all have that one person on our holiday gift list. Shopping for the woman who has everything can be difficult, whether it’s your mom, best friend, or sister. The ladies of Twisted Soul Sisters have all been there, which is why they offer unique and original pieces in their store for all occasions.

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Girls Night Out at the New Fashion District

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2016

The District on Main in Claremore’s Girls Night Out is back again in a big way. On Thursday, November 17, Owner Cari Bohannan and her staff will reopen the store after hours at their new location on Will Rogers Blvd.

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Celebration of Craftsmanship

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2016

The Refuge Lifestyle, known for its rustic, handrafted furniture, celebrates four years of growth and upoming expansion this September.

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Where to Stop Before You Shop

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2016

As the school year kicks off, you may be ready to shop for a new wardrobe but still not know exactly what to buy. New clothing is an expected expense; however, there’s no sense in wasting money on clothes that will quickly fall out of trend. Don’t you wish you could peek into the future before you make this investment?

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Have You Joined the Sisterhood?

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2016

When Kelly Corey and friend Marti Coleman founded Twisted Soul Sisters Boutique six years ago, their vision was to offer women a place to shop for unique, fun clothing and accessories with the philosophy of friendship at the core.

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Celebrating Country for 35 years

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2016

Fall is approaching which means cooler weather, football and back-to-school.

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A Little Whimsy, A Little History

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2016

No one can deny that in the last decade, Catoosa, Oklahoma has transformed from a sleepy little town to a bustling, small city. With the addition of the Hard Rock Casino and other major businesses, Catoosa attracts visitors from all over the country.

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The Horse of Course Rewards Riders

By: Bethany Lawler | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2016

The Horse of Course presented its High Score award to multiple competitors this past weekend. This award is traditionally given to the highest scoring horse and rider pair of the entire show, whether the winner is an adult amateur, young rider or professional of any level. However, at the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, the Horse of Course decided to change things up. The popular tack shop rewarded the highest scoring junior, amateur and open rider of each competing level— 15 riders total— with an embroidered cooler for their excellent performance and notable marks.

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Thrift Harbor Celebrates 5 Years and New Location

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2016

The team at Thrift Harbor in Claremore is excited to celebrate their five year anniversary this month. Since opening in downtown Claremore on March 14, 2011, the non-profit resale store and its vision have continued to grow.

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County Grannies PlayHouse Welcomes All

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2016

At Country Grannies PlayHouse in Inola, rescued and handcrafted items are the specialty. Owner Carolyn Dormier loves to bring life back to nostalgic pieces she has collected along the way, as well as create new items using the crafting supplies found in her store. “My vision is to make this a place for everyone in the community to feel welcome to come in for crafting, events, fellowship, friendship, shopping and consigning,” said Carolyn.

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Sell Your Kids’ Outgrown Items

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2016

You’ve probably seen the billboards and heard their commercials on the radio, but you may not know what the Just Between Friends sale is all about. Is it a buying club?

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Spring Fashion at The District

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2016

Spring is almost here! And The District on Main in downtown Claremore is prepared, with new arrivals coming in daily. From dresses for Easter to an expanding line of menswear, the upscale boutique promises to delight your senses when you walk through the door at 407 W.  Will Rogers Blvd.

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Get Hooked Up with the Best

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2016

When was the last time you passed through Winganon, Oklahoma, or stopped at its popular bait shop? You may want to revisit soon.

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A Bargain for You, A Job for Someone Else

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2016

Unlike most retail stores, a purchase at Goodwill means a great bargain for you and the opportunity for someone to receive training and get a job they otherwise would not have. This win-win situation is what sets Goodwill apart from all other stores. And it is why more and more smart shoppers go to Goodwill to have fun, save money and support a worthwhile cause within the community.

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Comfort and Luxury for Your Feet

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Are you making your Christmas list and checking it twice?

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Dynamite Gifts Come in Small Packages

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Thanksgiving is history, except for the leftovers and the few extra pounds. Now, it’s time to start thinking about a unique and exquisite gift for that special person in your life.

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Vast Selection, Outstanding Customer Service

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

With more than 10,000 square feet of floor space, Owasso Liquor & Wine features a vast selection of beer, wine and liquor to fit every occasion, menu and budget.

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Gifts Galore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Cari Bohannan, owner of The District on Main, and her staff can help you find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life. “At The District, we know the key questions to ask,” says Cari.

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Great Libations and Selection, Great Folks

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Charles and Wyvonna Thompson have owned Aspen Liquor for more than 30 years. Located at the corner of 91st and Aspen in Broken Arrow, the business is operated by Store Manager Paula McCarver. Paula’s husband, Morris, is the operation’s beer manager. The fun-loving couple fondly refers to each other as the “Wino” and the “Beer Snob.”

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Wander the Aisles of Yesteryear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow is “The Rose District.” And Yesterday’s Antique Mall is a major anchor on that shopping strip. You may know a little about Broken Arrow’s booming Main Street, with all its new shops and restaurants, but there are still many in metro Tulsa who know little about the area.

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J. David Is the Ringleader

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

You already know the facts - Christmas is coming, and it’s imperative you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. No matter who it is, you simply can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry. It is a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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North South East and Western Wear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2015

If you live in northeastern Oklahoma you’ve certainly heard the phrase, “North South East and Western Wear®.”

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Not Your Average Neighborhood Bottle Shop

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2015

For those who live in Broken Arrow and enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, the name Aspen Liquor is likely to evoke a smile.

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Footnotes from Felts

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

In the 14 years that Mary Ellenburg has worked for Felts Shoes, she’s seen the same phenomenon every August. The little store, tucked into its cozy corner in the Ne-Mar Center, bursts to life with activity. If there were brightly colored lights in the area, one might think it was the holiday season. But it is only August – and area kids are going back to school and making their annual trek to Felts Shoes to get prepared for another lap on their relay to adulthood.

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Save Big at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Having children isn’t cheap – in addition to the multitude of costs that arise, tack on clothing prices and many families are left with a large dent in their bank accounts. One infant outfit, for example, typically costs $12 to $25. According to Investopedia, the average cost for baby clothes is about $60 per month for the first year, totaling $720 a year.

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Unique Furniture Store Making Changes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Big change is coming to eastern Oklahoma’s unique southwest and western furniture store, The Refuge Lifestyle, located in Bixby at 7600 E. 151st St. The Taylor family-owned store is closing its second location in South Tulsa at 71st Street and Hwy. 169. “Our lease ran out,” Clinton Taylor Sr. explained, “and we’re taking advantage of this opportunity to make some big changes to our Bixby store.”

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Accessorize for Back to School

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said: “The difference between humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize.” While this was meant as a humorous remark, there is a lot of truth in it. Humans not only know how to accessorize, many of us love to do so! For those in this group, The District on Main in Claremore will be introducing and expanding several popular lines of accessories and clothing this fall, just in time for back to school. When asked which new addition was her favorite, owner Cari Bohannan says, “It’s hard to choose just one favorite! I’m so excited about all the new and expanded products for this season.”

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New Spirit in South Broken Arrow

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2015

It’s no secret that south Broken Arrow is going through a boom in development.

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Spring Fashion at The District

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Spring is almost here and The District on Main in downtown Claremore is prepared with new arrivals coming in daily.

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Sell Your Kids’ Outgrown Items

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

You’ve probably seen the billboards and heard their commercials on the radio, but you may not know what the Just Between Friends sale is all about. Is it a buying club? Do you have to be a member?

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Shop and Save for a Worthy Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Since Thrift Harbor opened in downtown Claremore in March 2011, the store and its vision have continued to grow.

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Feeling the Holiday Shopping Stress?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Ever found yourself trying to figure out the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one?

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Find Your Footing at Felts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Voted the best shoe store in Claremore for many years, Felts Shoes is also a great place to purchase Christmas gifts or pick out footwear for all of your family needs.

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Exclusive Gifts at J&J

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Christmas shopping at J&J Pharmacy and Gifts is always fun, as the store carries many exclusive lines not found anywhere else in town.

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Go Nuts Shopping on Route 66

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

If fighting crowds at the mall or big box stores for Christmas gifts leaves you stressed, then The Nut House on historic Route 66 just might be the best place to get all of your shopping done.

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Merry Twisted Christmas

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Make it a Merry Twisted Christmas with a holiday outfit that wows the room or a special gift that wows some lucky person.

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It’s Unique at Vintique

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Downtown Claremore may be a smorgasbord of shops, but Sheila Giannelli, owner of Vintique Charm, is proud that her shop really does focus on being unique.

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New Merchandise at Half the Cost

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2014

With the holiday season just around the corner, chances are good you are on the lookout for ways to stretch every dollar in your wallet.

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This Carpet’s For the Dogs (and Cats)

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2014

Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery is currently featuring pet-friendly products with a focus on dogs and cats –and people too.

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Enjoy Fruits of Your Labor at Children’s Orchard

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2014

It has been over three years since Kari Hendrix bought the Children’s Orchard in Owasso, and in that time she has implemented changes that transformed an already succe…

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Find Big Fashion on Main Street

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2014

Sixteen-year-old Madison Todd is a remarkable young lady who is learning on a daily basis the many facets of running a successful boutique.  Since her mother, Susan…

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Put Your Best Feet Forward

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2014

Sometimes, when the pressures of life mount up, you might feel as if you are “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders,” as the old saying goes.

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Contemporary-Rustic Refuge

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2014

Since taking over operations of family-owned The Refuge Lifestyle, Clinton Taylor, Jr., has established a new watermark of success.

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Twisted Moves Locations

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2014

Now in their new location at 13160 S. Memorial, next to Valley National Bank, Twisted Soul Sisters has more than doubled its previous space with more selections of cloth…

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Hot Finds at Surceé

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Summer has arrived! For all your gift and décor needs for Fourth of July, family reunions, barbecues, vacation homes, pool houses and more, Surceé Gifts & Home has you covered.

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You’re Bound to Be Impressed

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Walk through the doors of Homeward Bound and browse awhile. You might just be surprised by the eclectic and fun mixture of items available to appeal to different tastes and different pocketbooks.

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Go West for Saddles

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Driving along Highway 412, just west of Sand Springs, is a humble red building. Unless you are looking for it, it is easy to miss.

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Savvy Shoppers Go to Thrift Harbor

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Most of us don’t think about shopping for a winter coat in July, but at Thrift Harbor, store manager Kim Prock wants shoppers to plan ahead.

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A Banner Year for WaveOn

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

For all your flag and banner needs, WaveOn Flags & Banners in Langley, Okla. is the place to call.

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Vets Who Care for Pets and the Community

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2014

It is no secret that the veterinarians at SAHO Owasso Animal Hospital love animals.

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Top Quality Paints and Products

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2014

In 1986, with the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint Company. His mission?

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Hop on the Dirt Road to Ne-Mar’s Newest Boutique

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2014

Ask Jennifer Adams or Patty Wylie to describe their new business, Dirt Road Boutique, and they both respond with one word – unique.

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Mother's Day Gifts and Much More

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2014

Once upon a time, shopping for apparel was an enjoyable experience for most women.

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New J. David Location is a Gem

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2014

Joel and Kendra Wiland have been in the jewelry business for nearly 25 years.

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School’s Almost Out For Summer

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2014

As kids count down the days until school is out, parents should be taking inventory of household electronic devices and network security.

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Worth A 2nd Look

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Shopping for a furniture ­bargain is fun and easy on a budget at A 2nd Look in Catoosa.

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Celebrate Life, One Balloon at a Time

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

When you have a “special” day or event, you want it to live up to the name. But ­anyone who has planned a celebration or ceremony knows how much creativity, planning and work is required.

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Eggstraordinary Easter Gifts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Easter is around the corner and if you want to add ­delicious goodies and unique items to your baskets or ­purchase a gift for someone special, The Nut House on historic Route 66 is the place to go.

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Reclaiming American History

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Owners Clinton and Robin Taylor invite you to visit The Refuge Lifestyle in Bixby.

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Let Your Personal Style Shine

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Amid the sparkle and ­creative chaos, Bixby boutique owners Kelly Corey and Marti Coleman sit engrossed in creating custom jewelry with vintage embellishments.

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Wow the Crowd

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2014

Every girl dreams of being the “belle of the ball” and to wear a gorgeous gown that makes her feel absolutely radiant.

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Shop For a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2014

When Thrift Harbor – located at 316 W. Will Rogers Blvd.  – opened in Claremore less than three years ago, the business began growing from the moment of its birth.

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Harvest Big Savings This Spring

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2014

Following the holiday season, most parents face the double challenge of catching up and cleaning up.

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Impress Your Sweetheart

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2014

The District on Main in Claremore is gearing up for the Valentine’s Day with several specials, great gift ideas and perfect date-night outfits.

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Celebrating Success

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2014

For the past 87 years, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has served area communities with dozens of programs and services, training facilities, 11 retail stores and 25 donation locations.

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Bringing the Community Together

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2014

At Country Grannie’s Play House in Inola, rescued and handcrafted items are the specialty.

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Stop Into the District

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

The District on Main in Claremore may have a new name, but the friendly faces you will find inside are the same that have been serving the customers of Nesting Necessities since November of 2012.

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Open the Door to a Beautifully Furnished Home

By: Derek Taylor | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

Mustard Seed Door Consignment, the premier furniture and accessory ­consignment shop in Northeast Oklahoma, offers you an opportunity to sell your gently-used furniture…

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Shine Brightly This Season

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

If you’re “Santa,” you’re ­probably still preparing gift lists.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

Wine Down Spirits opened in Claremore’s Renaissance Shopping Center in May of 2012.

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Changes at Children’s Orchard

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Life is filled with twists and turns and, sometimes, ­unexpected course ­corrections. Just when we think we are on a path to stay, suddenly we find ourselves in unchartered territory.

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Generations of Quality Service and Jewels

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Moody’s Jewelry, established in 1944, is celebrating their 69th anniversary.

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Get Cash Fast and Easy

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Rogers County Pawn is a locally owned pawn shop ­specializing in short-term ­collateralized cash loans on most items of value.

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Stop Smoking this Year for the Great American Smokeout

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

The Great American Smokeout, organized by the American Cancer Society, takes place on the third Thursday of every November – this year, it falls on November 21.

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John Deere and a Whole Lot Mower

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2013

P&K Equipment was formed in 1985. Company owner is Dr. Barry Pollard of Pollard Farms. Dr. Pollard is also a leading neurosurgeon known around the country for his skills and expertise.

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Boutique Cute at Bargain Prices

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

You’ve probably seen their ads and heard their ­commercials, but you may not know what the Just Between Friends sale is all about. Is it a buying club? Do you have to be a member?

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Get Inspired to Redecorate On a Budget

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

When you walk through the door of Rust & Ruffles, the ­merchandise available will not only surprise you, but you just might be inspired by some of the repurposed it…

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Paint Any Surface with No Prep

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

Sheila Giannelli knows how to face a challenge head on and come out on top.

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Back-to-School Shopping Without Straining Your Budget

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

Being a mom at back-to-school time can be so stressful.

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Nostalgic Toy Makes Comeback

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

A favorite stuffed animal—originating in the Victorian Era—is making a comeback, especially at Country Grannie’s Playhouse in Inola.

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Free Yourself From Tobacco

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

When Tyler Lewis opened Liberty Vapor in Catoosa in February, he had no idea how quickly the electronic cigarette business would take off.

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Safe, Transparent and Fair

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

For 30 years, Tulsa Gold & Gems has been providing ­excellent service and top dollar to customers who sell or borrow against gold, silver, platinum and diamonds.

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Feel Good About How You Look

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

In honor of back-to-school days in August, Twisted Soul Sisters in Bixby will introduce great themed clothing and accessory items for local schools including Bixby, Broken Arrow, Union, and Jenks.

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Stepping into Back-to-School

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

Felts Shoes is a family-owned business with a mission of ­providing great customer service.  The staff understands the value of service in creating loyal customers…

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A Prescription for Summer Fun

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

J&J Pharmacy has been proudly serving the Claremore community for nearly three decades.  Located in the Nemar Center, and in addition to housing a full-service …

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Sparkling Customer Service

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

Moody’s Jewelry has helped the Tulsa area shine since 1944. With a reputation for fine ­quality and excellent customer service, this family-owned ­business is practically a Tulsa area institution.

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Earn, Save and Dazzle

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

When Aya Johnson went to a fundraising car wash while she was still living in California over a year ago, she never expected to find a new business direction.

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Savings and Variety Abound Downtown

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

If shopping is on your agenda for May, downtown Claremore is the place to be.

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Where Friends and Family Connect

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

Walk through the doors of the Victorian-era house and you’ll see pink everywhere.

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Old-Fashioned Customer Service

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

Located off the main roads in Owasso is an unassuming small building that many drive by every day, never realizing that inside those walls lies an ­impressive ­collect…

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Sassy

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

If you’re a Southern girl with spunk and class, Kelly Corey and Marti Coleman can outfit, adorn, and style both your body and abode. As the name implies, Twisted Soul Sisters is anything but the norm.

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Spring Cleaning and Earning

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter of toys, outgrown sports equipment, old movies, and piles of your children’s clothing that don’t fit any longer?

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New Boutique Is Taking Flight

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

When their doors opened in downtown Claremore last November, Susan Todd and Cari Bohannan never imagined the wild success of Nesting Necessities & Boutique.

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Staying Home on Weekends Is Nutty

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

You’ve been there before: it’s Saturday morning and the kids are anxious to get out and do something fun, but you have no idea where you can take them. And in this economy, cost is always a concern.

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Make Your Memories Into Art

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

Life moves along at a dizzying pace. Major events happen to all of us and if we don’t take the time to document them, it is easy to forget all the important details.

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Build Your Child’s Spring Wardrobe

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

With spring only a month away, many parents may be examining their children’s wardrobes in anticipation of warmer temperatures, making it the perfect time to visit Chi…

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Get to Goodwill

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has reached out to area ­communities with programs and services, training facilities, and retail stores for 86 years.

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You Can’t Go Wrong with Jewelry and Roses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow makes shopping fun and value-packed with their exquisite gift offerings for Valentine’s Day. J. David is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland.

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Valentine’s Gifts with a Kick

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Mark your calendars for February 9 and 10 for the Valentine’s Day Arts and Craft Show at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore.

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Have a Seat, My Sweet

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

When Kristen (Pallett) LaMont graduated with her degree in interior design from the University of Central Oklahoma this past May, she headed right back to her hometown of Owasso.

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Wow Your Valentine

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Vincent Anthony Jewelers has locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

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Helping Inola Grow

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2013

Carolcells: the name of the shop is as unique as the lady who owns it.

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One-Stop Shop for Quilters

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2013

In August of last year, Jan Bemies decided to turn a long-time hobby into a business when she opened Claremore’s only specialty fabric store, on the ­corner of Blue Starr Drive and Davis Avenue.

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Felts Is a Step Ahead

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

In keeping with its mission of providing great customer service, Felts Shoes is excited to offer several great Christmas options for another holiday season.

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Perfect Gifts that Last a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

J. David Jewelry is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland, and their son Landon has recently joined their staff.

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Save Gas, Shop Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

What do hot dogs, repurposed items, fashion and accessories, home décor and Made in Oklahoma craft products all have in common?

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Go Treasure Hunting in the Heart of Tulsa

By: Diana Clark& Derek Taylor | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

Welcome to a great adventure!

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Companies Can Go Nuts Over Corporate Gifts

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

The Nut House first opened over 40 years ago selling only native pecans.

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Make Your Home a Rustic Refuge

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

If you like a rustic-style décor and total originality, head to Bixby’s destination shop The Refuge Lifestyle!

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Where Back-to-School Pickings are Ripe

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

If you’re looking to save a substantial amount of money on back-to-school clothes or have boxes of old, too-small clothes you want to get rid of, you may find a visit …

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Clothes Make the Woman

By: Tara Waugh | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

Who wouldn’t want an evening filled with fashion, food and fun which also supports an amazing organization that assists disadvantaged women in the Tulsa area?

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Buy in Multiples

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

Tulsa Mothers of Multiples (TMOMs) is a non-profit ­support group for parents of twins, triplets and more – and on Saturday, September 8, they’re having their big s…

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Take a Shine to Felts

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

Claremore schools start a bit ­early this year on August 9.

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New Goodwill Opens in Glenpool

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa’s store number 10 celebrated its ribbon cutting and grand ­opening ceremonies on July 12 at 8:45 a.m. The parking lot was overflowing as …

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Head Back to School with Vera Bradley

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

August should prove to be a big month at J & J Pharmacy and Gifts in Claremore’s Ne-Mar Shopping Center, with Oklahoma’s tax free weekend kicking off the month a…

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A Claremore Original

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

For over four decades, Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore has been living up to its title as “A Claremore Original,” ­providing homes for long-time businesses as w…

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Wedding Planning Can Be Merry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2012

John Bunn attended Oral Roberts University, studying advertising and marketing.

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A Ringleader in Mother’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13. If you have not yet done your Mother’s Day shopping, don’t worry. Come to J. David Jewelry and be blown out of your socks with the selection and value.

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Mothers Would Kiln for This Pottery

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

The Pottery Cottage has settled in nicely at its new and bigger location on downtown Claremore’s main strip at 323 W. Will Rogers Blvd., which is a wonderful developme…

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Does Your Mom Have a Heart of Gold?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, owned by Lonnie Iannazzo, is conveniently located at the ­corner of 101st and Sheridan.

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Get Mobile for Less

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2012

It’s a rare thing to come across a person without a cell phone these days.

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New Wardrobe on a Budget

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2012

As spring approaches, warmer weather brings thoughts of a cooler wardrobe.

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Let Love Blossom

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

Nineteenth century author Henry Drummond once wrote, “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you…

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Romance Custom Designed by J. David

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

J. David Jewelry owner Joel Wiland truly enjoys his profession. “The jewelry business deals as much with people’s emotions as it does with the products they select,” says Joel.

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Brighton Your Valentine’s Day

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to spoil the special people in your life, and Laura Sanders, owner of Surceé Home Décor & Gifts, has a store full of ideas for you.

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Special Gifts for Special Someones

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

If you’re looking for something special – for someone special – for Valentine’s Day, check out Vincent Anthony Jewelers at 101st & Sheridan.

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Your Neighborhood Cricket Stores

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2012

Lots of cell phone providers believe they are the best company to serve your mobile needs, but how many of them can say they offer amazing new phones with unlimited plan…

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Good Samaritans in Need of Space

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2012

Last January, the Good Samaritan Ministry served 44 Rogers County families during a four-hour span. The Claremore-based ministry opened its doors for business in June of 1996.

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A Countryside Christmas

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Are you feeling a little bah-hum buggish about the upcoming ­holidays? Not really in the mood for Christmas shopping? Tired of the same old decorations and choices in gifts?

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Get Mobile for Less

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

It’s a rare thing to come across a person without a cell phone these days.

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Learn and Play at Emily’s

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Cindy Rickard believes that play should be fun as well as educational and creative.

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Finding Perfect Shoes Is No Big Feat

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

They’ve been voted the best shoe store in Claremore for many years.

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Timeless Gifts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

If you are looking for a unique, quality gift of timeless value this holiday, be sure to visit J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow.

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Shop for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Since they opened their doors at 405 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in March of this year, Thrift Harbor has continued to grow each month.

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Perfect Gift for a Heart of Gold

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Seems like everyone who enters the store the first time asks, “What’s with the name?” They’re not a national franchise, Vincent Anthony is not the ­owner’s na…

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Shop Local to Get on Santa’s Nice List

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or to pay bills, then plan your shopping by patronizing Claremore businesses for the annual Santa Cash ­promotion, whi…

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Pecans Make the Pie

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

Pecan pies are a tasty part of American holiday tradition – and they’re made all the better when the pecans are fresh like the ones used in The Nut House pecan pies.

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Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2011

Claremore’s 3rd annual Holiday Boutique makes it possible to do all of your Christmas shopping under one roof.

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High Fashions at Low Costs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Whether your children are going to a school that will require a ­uniform or one that does not, Goodwill stores in the Tulsa area are well stocked with back-to-school cl…

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Fall Into Surceé’s Open House

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Surceé Home Décor & Gifts is hosting its annual Fall Open House September 8-10, and according to owner Laura Sanders, it is an event not to be missed!

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Thrift Store Harbors Bargains and Hope for Kids

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Imagine walking into your favorite department store to find a shirt or pair of jeans. How much do you think you’d spend – $20, $30, $40? At least that much, probably even more.

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Double the Bargains

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

What’s better than finding a great bargain? It’s finding double the bargains at the semi-annual Tulsa Mothers of Multiples (TMOMs) sale on Saturday, September 10.

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11 Years of Fine Jewelry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, an upscale, full-service jewelry store serving Tulsa and surrounding communities, is celebrating its eleventh anniversary.

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A Symphony of Cars at Classic

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

If you feel that all car dealerships are the same, you’re in for a pleasant surprise at Classic Chevrolet.

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Little Dancers Have a Ball at Emily’s Playhouse

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

As school kicks off, so does the usual range of extracurricular activities.

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Everyone Fits In at Felts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

It is the next best thing to running barefoot – the Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoe.

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Fit for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

Soon there will be four Draper family GNC stores in the Tulsa metro area.

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Better than Therapy

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

Image Rehab Salon & Boutique is the first and only ladies fashion retail store in Catoosa.

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Return to Claremore an Ad Venture for J & J’s New Marketing Director

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

J & J  Pharmacy and Gifts has long offered a unique experience to shoppers at Ne-Mar Center in Claremore, blending the practical with its pharmacy and the fun with its boutique.

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Shop, Sell, Save Smart

By: Paul Tackett | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

As many parents know, buying clothes and the necessary ­equipment can be difficult, ­especially during back to school.

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Stay In Town for Great Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

For decades, Ne-Mar Shopping Center has housed a variety of local businesses, offering Claremore shoppers the opportunity to find fine products and services right in their home town.

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Medlock Firearms Hosting Elite Sports Express

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2011

Medlock Firearms opened its doors on Collinsville’s historic Main Street just over six years ago, and owners Jason and Becky Medlock are in the  mood to celebrate…

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Pottery Cottage Moves To Heart of Downtown

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2011

Leslie Cohen is all about creating and preserving tradition – that is why when she decided to move from her original location in ­historic downtown Claremore, she did…

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Cricket Turns Up the Volume: Muve Music Now Available

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., anno…

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Long-Time Residents Offer Quality Portable Buildings

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

It seems to be a paradox – a business selling portable buildings owned by people known for their constancy.

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Walmart Raising Funds for Children's Hospital

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals serve 17 million children and their families each year. Walmart Store #3295 on South Elm Place in Broken Arrow is right in the thick of helping.

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Horn’s Is Your Western Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 2011 is a good year to start a business. Ron Horn, owner of Horn’s Western Outfitters in Glenpool, was a jump ahead of the Journal.

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Classic Valentine’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Joel David, owner of J. David Jewelry, offers great selections of jewelry year-round.

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Ne-Mar Still Thriving After All These Years

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Ne-Mar Shopping Center has long been a part of the landscape of Will Rogers Boulevard, and over the years, its face has changed with the times.

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Buy Boots Made for Walking

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2010

In 1966, Nancy Sinatra recorded what would become a number one hit and a pop classic to be re-recorded by later artists: “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.” Though…

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Jewelry Is a People Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2010

After 16 years in Broken Arrow and 10 years at the current location, J. David Jewelry is still going strong, providing quality jewelry selections to customers in Broken …

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Discover the Joy and Magic of Dolls

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2010

Nestled in the heart of downtown Claremore is a magical place filled with fairy tale princesses, adorable babies, cuddly teddy bears and high-fashion models – everything a girl loves!

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Buy Broken Arrow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

The 2010 holiday season is rapidly approaching, and the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off its Buy Broken Arrow Christmas campaign on November 5.

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Time for Holiday Tea Off

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

Each year, the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association and residents look forward to the annual Holiday Tea Off.

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Win $10,000 in Santa Cash

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

It’s time to win some big bucks with the 8th annual Santa Cash campaign, presented by the Claremore Chamber of Commerce.

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Get Your Dry Cleaning Quick Like a Fox

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

For over 25 years, Fox Cleaners has prided itself on providing the Tulsa metropolitan area with superior quality and service.

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A Magical Time of Year

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

Are you dreading the holiday shopping season – the long hours of wandering aimlessly around the mall, finding the same boring stuff in every store?

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Scrapbooking Fun for Everyone

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

Americans are always looking for the best of everything, and that includes a good deal.

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Save and Earn Cash with JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2010

The dog days of summer are officially over. It’s time to switch over to a fresh seasonal wardrobe – the days of sweaters, long sleeves, warm pants, jackets and coats have arrived!

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Holiday Boutique – A Taste of Fabulous

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2010

Holiday shopping has never been easier! The lovely ladies at the Rogers County United Way have assembled the best of the best when it comes to fabulous shopping ideas and one-of-a-kind great buys!

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Fill Your Prescriptions at an Independent Pharmacy

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010

With the July opening of Catoosa Family Pharmacy, Catoosa once again has an independent pharmacy.

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Friends Helping Friends

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010

Just Between Friends is the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event, and Owasso is about to experience the annual fall sale.

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United Way Campaign Kicks Off with Rock ’n Roll Concert

By: Terrie Neely | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010

The Rogers County United Way will kick off their 2010 campaign drive by inviting the public to a free outdoor rock ’n roll concert.

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Fall Fun at Surceé Open House

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010

It’s time for Surceé’s annual Fall Open House, and this year is set to be even bigger and better than before.

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Sale Saves Families Money

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010

Attention all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! As you know, the little ones in your family seem to outgrow their clothes and toys faster than you can provide them.

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New Deli Opening at The Nut House

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2010

Those who pass over the Arkansas Navigation Bridge have grown accustomed to the sight of what has become a favorite fixture on historic Route 66.

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Woodland Hills Mall Just Got a Little More Charming

By: Jared Hogue | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2010

PANDORA, an international fine jewelry company, recently announced the grand opening of a new retail store in Tulsa, OK.

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Tradition Never Goes Out of Style

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2010

They have an image. Call it a preconceived notion shoppers have even before they step foot inside the door. Expectations are high, and customers want to have those expectations met.

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Six Years of Scrapbooking Excellence

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2010

Jerri Ann Currey is excited to share this milestone with her favorite people: her customers.

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Meet the Lennon Sisters

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

Many may remember the Lennon Sisters as a famous singing group in the 1960s and ’70s, but doll collectors know a little more: Kathy and Janet Lennon went on to design …

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Ne-Mar Expands Shopping Options

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

Ne-Mar Shopping Center has been a fixture on Will Rogers Boulevard for decades.

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Sampling, Snacking and Sharing Encouraged

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

We have all done it. We browse through our favorite store, eyeing a new product that looks interesting, think about adding it to our basket, and then walk away without purchasing the item.

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Spring in the Square

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

Utica Square is pleased to announce the second annual Spring in the Square.

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Spring Fling and Charity Sale at Belk

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2010

Belk Tulsa Hills is pleased to give back to the community by hosting not one, but two major charitable fundraising events.On Thursday, April 29, Belk will host Spring Fl…

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A Serendipitous Saturday

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2010

On Saturday, April 17, First United Methodist Church of Bixby is hosting its annual Serendipity Market.

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Every Day is a Celebration at Party Depot

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2010

What do these things have in common – a tiki hut, Mickey Mouse, Harley Davidson and wedding stationery? Give up? These are just a few of the fun items you will find at Party Depot in Owasso.

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Seeing Double Bargains

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2010

Seeing double can be good.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bangers and Mash

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

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5th Annual Women’s Expo

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

The ultimate ladies’ day out, the 5th annual Claremore Women’s Expo, returns on Saturday, March 27.

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Goodwill Needs Your Help

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the state of Oklahoma.

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Families Save and Earn at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

The economy is a big topic of conversation right now for people of all walks of life – everyone is trying to figure out how to pinch a few extra pennies and earn some extra cash.

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Shop Downtown for Great Holiday Gifts

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

If you’re looking for a fun, wholesome shopping experience in which you’ll find wonderful, unique holiday gifts, downtown Claremore is a choice destination.

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Shoes That Look and Feel Good

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

For shoes that look good and feel good, and are reasonably priced, go to Felts Shoes at 999 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.“We carry name brands only, not off brands.

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Much More Than a Pharmacy

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

Over the last 25 years, many things have changed on the section of Will Rogers Boulevard between the college and the railroad tracks.

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Dolls for All Life’s Special Events

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

Are you planning an important event – wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or anniversary party – and want to make it truly one of a kind and spectacular?

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Tea-Off to the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

The highly anticipated holiday season will officially kick off at Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s annual Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday evening, November 12, in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Downtown Is the Place to Be

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

The cold weather is here, folks! If you’re looking for indoor activity, don’t skip the treasure trove of businesses found in Claremore’s historic downtown.

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Get a Honey-Kissed Ham for the Holidays

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

Make your holiday meals and get-togethers extra easy and extra special with a delicious ham or turkey from The Hamlet.

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School Is Back in Session

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

Summer break is over but the excitement of a fresh new school year has just begun.

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Don’t Miss the ­Pandora Bracelet Event

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

Most of us remember that weekend in mid-March because of the weather. The sky first dumped two inches of rain on the Tulsa metro area on Friday, followed by ten inches of snow on Saturday.

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Guilt-Free Shopping for the Family

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

It seems that everyone is going “green” these days, recycling when possible and making tight budgets stretch.

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Call The Clothing Doctor

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Do you have broken zippers?

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Rifle Through Medlock Firearms

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

When Becky Medlock met a young sailor on leave in California in July, 1992, she had no idea it would lead to marriage, moving to Oklahoma and eventually starting a family business.

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For Food and Shopping, Opt for Ne-Mar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore is home to many businesses, including Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches, Carl’s Coney, Felts Shoes, and JC Penney.

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Big-City Selection, Small-Town Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

When Rory Eastman was 16 years old, he got what he thought was a bright idea: he decided he wanted to go to a big city.

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Goodwill in Claremore Reopens

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2009

There were many smiling faces returning to the Goodwill store in Claremore on April 29, following a remodeling and expansion project that necessitated closing the store for two months.

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The Doll Maker Returns to Claremore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2009

Doll artist Linda Rick returns to downtown Claremore’s My Doll Castle on Saturday, June 13 for a day of meeting and greeting fans, doll-signing, refreshments, giveaways and fun!

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Support Many Charities at Belk May 2

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The first Belk store was founded in 1888 with the philosophy of helping employees, customers and the community.

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Stylish Savings

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The secret is out. Where do Tulsa’s best-dressed families get their fashionable clothes – without breaking their budgets? They shop at Clothesline Clothing, located at 8009-C S. Sheridan in Tulsa.

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Get on Track

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The school year is coming to a close, and summer break will be here before you know it.

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Quick Change Artist

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

It started with a spill on Michelle Romero’s favorite bag. While the Salt Lake City resident lamented her ruined purse, a what-if moment struck her.

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Tumble In Celebrates 67 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

Tumble In opened its doors in Broken in early August, 2008. In 1942, Don Smith founded “Tumble Inn” at the bottom of Indian Agency Hill in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Cleaners for the Community

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

For the past three and a half years, WaterStone Cleaners has offered a unique approach to the traditional storefront.

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Belk Charity Sale

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C. in 1888. Many thought he would surely fail because of his radical notion of cash sales at the lowest prices possible.

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Stylish Savings

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

The secret is out. Where do Tulsa’s best-dressed families get their fashionable clothes – without breaking their budgets? They shop at Clothesline Clothing, located at 8009-C S. Sheridan in Tulsa.

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Webkinz Extravaganza at Emily’s Playhouse

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Emily’s Playhouse is hosting a fun-filled weekend for Webkinz fans May 1 through 3!

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Families Save and Earn at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

The economy is the big topic of conversation right now for people of all walks of life – everyone is trying to figure out how to pinch a few extra pennies and earn some extra cash.

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Every Girl Can Be a Prom Princess

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Susan Bowren is sure she can make any girl a princess at her prom.

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Low-Cost Luxury

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

A little bit of luxury doesn’t have to cost a lot. Create a comforting, fragrant atmosphere in your home or anywhere you choose, or indulge in a body lotion that makes your skin feel silky and smooth.

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Save and Earn on Children’s Items

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

Any parent can tell you – children are expensive! Kids grow so fast and require new clothes and shoes constantly, and of course they always want you to buy them the latest toys and gadgets.

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Kids’ Bargains Galore

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

You know how it is – you have a baby and suddenly you have a houseful of baby items you never knew existed.

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Agriculture Needs and Much More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

Stillwater Milling Company traces its founding roots back to 1891.

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Goodwill Opens New Store and Donation Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2009

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa opened its new Stone Creek store and drive-through donation center at 9 a.m. immediately following the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

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Cleaning Your Finest and Everyday Clothes

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2009

Not all dry cleaners are equal. Some are known as neighborhood cleaners, others as discount cleaners or quick service cleaners.

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Unique Shopping Experience

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2008

Waterford Plaza now boasts its own boutique with Owasso faces and friendly service, but a distinctly different West Coast style.

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Comfort and Luxury for Your Feet

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2008

Are you making your Christmas list and checking it twice?

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Your Neighborhood TV and Appliance Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2008

Tumble In opened its doors in Broken Arrow in early August of this year. With its humble beginnings in Muskogee in 1942, the company also has stores in Muskogee and McAlester.

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Gifts That Will Give for Years

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2008

With Christmas approaching, it’s a good time to consider some amazing gift ideas.

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Ne-Mar Holiday Open House November 7-8

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2008

Christmas shopping can be such a headache!

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Personalize Your Holiday Gifts

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2008

With less than two months until Christmas, now is a great time to stop by The Scrapbook Store at 8751 North 117th East Avenue in Owasso for one-of-a-kind gift ideas and …

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Bargain Hunting Bliss

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

In the heart of Broken Arrow, off the beaten path of retail stores, lies a unique consignment shop filled with inexpensive, quality merchandise just waiting to be discovered.

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Witches Night Out October 23

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

It’s that time again; Halloween is just a few weeks away, and harvest celebrations and Thanksgiving will soon follow.

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Virginia Turner Doll Signing

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

Doll lovers, an amazing opportunity to meet an accomplished doll maker – whose works of art are loved around the world – is coming soon to a castle near you.

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Treasure Your Memories

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

Sapulpa-area scrapbooking fans now have a special place of their own to shop, work and share ideas. It’s Treasured Memories Scrapbook Store at 502 E. Dewey.

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Caring for Fall and Winter Fabrics

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

It’s fall, a nip is in the air, and frequent family gatherings and the holidays are right around the corner.

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Just Between Friends Sale Set for September 11-13

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

Fall 2008 brings a great event to Broken Arrow – the Just Between Friends sale at the Green Country Event Center, September 11 through 13.

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Golden Shopping & Selling Opportunity

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

Although the warmth of summer may still be upon us, it’s not too early to begin thinking about fall and winter needs.

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Birthday Party for All

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

My Doll Castle is throwing a birthday celebration for all doll lovers!

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Promote with Products

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

It seems that every time you go into Pack & Mail Plus in Owasso, they’ve added something new to the product or services lineup.

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Everyone Needs A Place of Grace

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

The word “faith” is most commonly translated into trust, belief or hope, and it is the cornerstone of Christianity.

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Forklift Aficionados

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2008

With their outstanding product knowledge, wide variety of services and heavy emphasis on customer satisfaction, All American Forklift is making the forklift industry friendly.

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Shop Local for Back to School

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2008

If you ask kids what “back to school” means to them, don’t expect to hear about books, clubs, teachers, or even friends – not at first anyway.

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Donate Shoes to Soles4Souls

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2008

Most of us never give a second thought to the shoes we put on our feet each morning.

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Ne-Mar For All

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2008

Is your list of errands sending you all around town?

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Berry Delicious

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2008

Some people say that if you’ve never eaten a vine-ripened blackberry, you haven’t lived.

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Ready, Set, Crop

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2008

Scrapbooking has been a popular pastime for decades. It’s one of the most satisfying ways of organizing, showcasing and preserving memories.

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Doll Collector’s Paradise

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2008

Once upon a time in a faraway land called Michigan, a little girl named Linda lived in a fairy tale world with her many beautiful dolls.

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Incredible Outdoor Décor

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2008

For more than thirty years, Amini’s Galleria has been famous around town for its wide variety of fine rugs, pool tables and game tables.

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May is National Scrapbooking Month

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2008

Have you ever wandered through the scrapbook section of a big discount store and wished someone could explain to you how the products are used?

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A Fashion Finish

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2008

The morning Jeff Waters found himself putting on a fresh shirt in the parking lot of the dry cleaners, he knew there had to be a better way of doing things.

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Consigners Earn 70% at JBF Sale

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2008

Has your child outgrown a high-priced outfit after wearing it only once or twice?

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JBF Sale April 2-5

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2008

Owasso’s biggest children’s shopping event of the season is taking place April 2-5. It’s the Just Between Friends Owasso spring and summer sale at First Assembly of God Church on N. 129th E. Ave.

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Breathtaking and Beautiful

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2008

Breathtaking eyes, adorable button noses, pouty mouths, velvety soft skin – the dolls at My Doll Castle in Claremore are a far cry from your ordinary, store-bought playthings.

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Reality TV “Signature Style”

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2008

Signature Interiors has already established itself as one of the hottest trendsetting stores in south Tulsa.

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Great Holiday Finds At Goodwill

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2007

Goodwill just might be Tulsa’s best-kept fashion secret. With amazing bargains on up-to-date fashions in a department store atmosphere, it can be a great place for holiday shopping.

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Ham It Up for the Holidays

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2007

Looking for something delicious? Ham It Up has just what you need. A privately-owned company, Ham It Up has been in business for six years.

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Add Cajun Flair to Your Celebration

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2007

There is no need to leave Tulsa to enjoy the fabulous Cajun cooking that keeps you dreaming of your next trip to Louisiana.

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Something for Everyone

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2007

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and there is much to be done.

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Dishing Up Holiday Goodness

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2007

Upon walking into a Hamlet store, the first thing a customer will notice is the delicious aroma.

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Giving Gifts of Great Taste

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2007

This is that time of year when those with sensible tastes call upon Epicurean Harvest for their holiday gift-giving.

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Glitter and Gowns

By: Sarah Mitschke | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2007

What should I wear? With holiday parties, weddings and school dances just around the corner, many women are asking themselves this same question.

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Community and Adventure

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2017

Judge Another Chapter Bookstore simply by its cover, and you will miss the magic. This Owasso gem is not just any old bookstore. Instead, it’s a destination—a place to find community, entertainment, relaxation and respite— even, adventure.

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