PEARL DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT STRIKES GOLD
The Golden Pawn II building at 13th and Peoria in Tulsa, a historied popular haunt for local and visiting musicians in the market for musical instruments and equipment, is readying for a total restoration and repurposing.
The Bridge, a new mixed-use development, will incorporate a restaurant, bar/music venue, retail space, and a rooftop bar/entertainment floor. Its themed venues and an architecture of raw, modern industrial buildings honor the unique musical history of Tulsa and the Tulsa Sound, embodied in the work of such legends as Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Elvin Bishop, and The Red Dirt Rangers, as well as the unforgettable GAP Band and numerous country music legends. Located at the Broken Arrow Expressway overpass, and extending the city’s popular trail system, The Bridge is a literal and metaphorical link of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle travel; of local culture past and present; and, of the Pearl and Cherry Street Districts. The third-floor rooftop bar will offer spectacular skyline and a flexible indoor/outdoor entertainment environment. Additional balconies around the building give multiple opportunities to enjoy the downtown vistas and connect with the vibrant neighborhood activity.
Project developer Jay Williams of Williams QOF, LLC brought his vision to Freese Architecture, and has been instrumental in the development of the design concept.
Construction is slated to begin in Summer of 2021, and completion in 2022.