The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer is looking for ideas for restaurant revivals: places that are gone and that you’d like to see brought back to life. He’s already tossed out one suggestion: Molly Murphy’s, with Hal Smith running the show in the absence of the late, lamented Bob Tayar.
There might indeed be some market for this sort of thing: for instance, Casa Bonita has returned to Tulsa, in its original location (21st and Sheridan) yet. So far in the thread, there seems to be some sentiment for the return of Glen’s Hik’ry Inn. Lackmeyer suggests as a location the old Able Rents building in Midtown at 8th and Walker, which could make it the southern anchor of a nascent Restaurant Row, extending past the roundabout at 10th through 1492 and Cafe do Brasil. (I have no idea when the Steak and Catfish place in Legacy at Arts Quarter is supposed to open; it’s about five blocks farther south.) While Molly’s, I think, could fit into Bricktown, which is designated as an entertainment district, something like Glen’s wouldn’t work there. And a strip along Walker is perfect for me, since that’s my usual escape route from downtown.