In midtown Tulsa, we refer to Utica Square as “The Square,” as it’s been our beloved shopping center since the early 1950s. It’s an outdoor shopping centre and resembles a village of yesteryear with many landscaped gardens, fountains and multiple chiming clocks.
It’s an enjoyable experience to just visit “The Square” on a nice afternoon and walk past the shops, visiting with friends you will surely meet there.
The Square fits in nicely with our midtown Tulsa community because of its charm, history and aging trees – it feels like part of our neighborhood. Many shops and restaurants are locally-owned – there is a great mix of our hometown favorites and national chains.
Utica Square, midtown Tulsa’s finest shopping centre
You can do everything at Utica Square in one trip. You can purchase groceries, wine, fill your prescriptions, buy greeting cards and purchase a birthday gift. Of course, you can dine in many fine restaurants, shop for clothing and register for your bridal or baby shower.
Utica Square has become much more than a place to shop. During the summer, hundreds of midtown neighbors head to The Square every Thursday evening for “Summer’s 5th Night,” where we enjoy a free outdoor concert, bring our picnics and catch up on neighborhood news.
An annual event not to be missed is “Lights On!” when over 700,000 Christmas lights throughout the shopping centre are turned on Thanksgiving evening. Santa is there to kick off the holiday season and we sing holiday carols.
I’m not sure how many years we’ve enjoyed “Art in the Square,” but it’s a free event where local artists showcase their work along the walkways at the Square. I actually stumbled into this event many years ago while having breakfast at the Wild Fork with a girlfriend. Art in the Square is scheduled this year for Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 10am to 5pm.
If you are moving to midtown Tulsa or want to discuss your midtown Tulsa real estate needs, call me at 918-852-5036 – I’ll meet you for coffee at The Square!
Russell Stover Candies photo in Utica Square compliments of Keith Wondra, Flickr Creative commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/historian77/3835197953/