Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City is a neighborhood in Downtown OKC located on North Broadway Avenue, and was once home to over 50 car dealerships and related businesses. The prominence of the automobile in American society and the massive conglomeration of automobile businesses in the area led to it being named Automobile Alley (A-Alley). Today though, it’s known more as an upscale neighborhood with restaurants, shops and many heritage buildings, many of which were once car dealerships.
Listed in the National Historic Register of neighborhoods, plans were made in the 1990s to transform the old automobile dealership buildings into retail space, restaurants and condos. The massive revitalization has prompted many new businesses (though not necessarily related to the auto industry) to move to Automobile Alley, OKC.
Though the area was once thriving and buzzing in the 1920s and the decades following it, the 1970s and 1980s were a period of neglect for the entire Downtown area. As a result many businesses moved out of Automobile Alley during this period. The heyday of A-Alley was over, until the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in 1995 that left up to 350 buildings in the Downtown area damaged.
Mayor Ron Norick led OKC to leave the tragedy behind, hard as it may seem, and rise like a phoenix from the ashes. For this he envisaged a revitalized Downtown area and particularly, Automobile Alley. Today it’s a thriving center for business and entertainment, with great restaurants such as the Red Prime and Iguana Mexican Grill among the many destinations for food lovers in the city. The Flat Iron and the Triangle area also attract visitors.
OKC hotels offer shuttle services to guests that take them to all important destinations in the city, including Automobile Alley, Oklahoma City.
Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City is a thriving center for business and entertainment. Hotels Oklahoma City – The Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center is one of the finest hotels in Downtown Oklahoma City. Located only 1.5 miles from downtown Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown District, the Bricktown Hotel is your destination for superior lodging when you travel to Oklahoma City.