Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor today applauded the efforts of a business development team, including members of the City's staff and the local community, who worked to attract a new grocery store to the former Albertons location at Pine Street and Peoria Avenue. Local businessman and owner Antonio Perez announced today that Gateway Market is set to open in mid-January.
"It is so exciting that the work of our team and the persistence of our North Tulsa Economic Development Initiative, along with Rose Washington Rentie, District 3 Councilor David Patrick and other economic development advocates, has allowed us to get this grocery store opened," Mayor Taylor said.
"I have personally driven prospective operators through north Tulsa and advised my team it was the top priority. I want to thank Julie Miner and Mike Bunney of our economic development team, as well as Major Paul Williams of the Tulsa Police Dept. for pushing this forward," Mayor Taylor said.
"It was a personal goal to complete before I left office and I am glad we were able to accomplish it. With this and the Shoppes on North Peoria, we have made great economic development progress in north Tulsa," said Mayor Taylor.