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Factory Obscura - PHILLIP DANNER
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  • Factory Obscura
Factory Obscura
Factory Obscura was founded in 2017 at a mysterious meeting, and its members cover a wide range of artistic styles and mediums. The interactive art space’s mission is to support, create and awaken our community and our world.

Katiebug's Sips & Sweets - PHILLIP DANNER
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  • Katiebug's Sips & Sweets
Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets
Katiebug’s started as a shaved ice and hot chocolate truck but has expanded its offerings and moved into a more permanent spot on Ninth Street. Patrons can currently order slices of cake, pudding, sweets-making kits and cold drinks from its walk-up window or drive-thru.

S&B's Burger Joint - PHILLIP DANNER
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  • S&B's Burger Joint
S&B’s Burger Joint
The rock-inspired burgers at S&B’s Burger Joint combine unique flavors not often found anywhere else while catering to a large array of diets. It also serves chicken, fries, salads, milkshakes and cocktails with a playlist of punk and rock legends.

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  • Common Dear
Common Dear
If you’re on the lookout for a local empowering, feminist brand to support, look no further. Common Dear sells face masks in a variety of prints and solid colors as well as gift cards, home goods and self-care items. Its sister brand is OKcollective Candle Co., where candles and T-shirt designs are made by hand.

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  • Nashbird
Nashbird brought hot Nashville chicken to OKC in 2017 and hasn’t stopped since. The customer-service-oriented restaurant offers chicken, biscuits, slaw, onion rings, beer and cocktails. It has opened a second restaurant in Edmond and has a location in Norman in the works.

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  • Cargo Room
Cargo Room
Cargo Room launched as a pop-up shop trailer in 2014 and has since opened up a brick-and-mortar boutique on Ninth Street. The candy pink shipping container shop sells clothing, face masks, jewelry and hair accessories as well as children’s clothing, shoes and more.

OKcollective Candle Co. - PHILLIP DANNER
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  • OKcollective Candle Co.
OKcollective Candle Co.
This woman-owned business sells sustainable, hand-poured soy candles sure to set the mood and bring back old memories as well as other items that make great gifts.

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  • Iguana Grill
Iguana Grill
Iguana Grill’s menu offers a twist on Southwestern Tex-Mex cuisine and is inspired by Oklahoma City. Its menu includes favorites like queso fundido, enchiladas, fajitas and street tacos.

Ninth Street is a food, shopping and immersive art destination in the Automobile Alley district. - PHILLIP DANNER
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  • Ninth Street is a food, shopping and immersive art destination in the Automobile Alley district.
Oklahoma City is home to many unique little burroughs. Ninth Street in Automobile Alley packs a punch for just one small street within a district. With the opening of Factory Obscura in Wayne Coyne’s Womb Gallery, the last few years have brought even more people to this hidden gem of restaurants and shops. Ninth Street has its own variety of attractions that build a cohesive neighborhood vibe. With the canopies of trees covering the majority of the street, it’s the perfect destination for patio variety.

As the COVID-19 pandemic made its presence in the city known, each restaurant continued to serve curbside and make deliveries to its patrons. Common Dear shifted to online sales but began making face masks with its lifestyle branding. Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets shifted by opening up a drive-thru window to continue serving its sugary creations.

Social distance is still important and needed. Each restaurant has taken on the mandatory precautions and shifted its service to keep customers safe. Nashbird and S&B’s Burger Joint have wonderful patios. Ninth Street’s parking lot located in front of OKcollective Candle Co. and next to Cargo Room has picnic tables and chairs so patrons can enjoy the remaining summer weather. It has been challenging to adjust to dining out and exploring the city mindfully during the pandemic. However, Ninth Street feels like a comfortable escape with every establishment taking precautions and the ability for visitors to find their own space within the neighborhood.

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