A Long History, A Bright Future
The Place to Be
Downtown Chickasha is a great place to do business, located where U.S. Highways 62 and 81 meet, and just a mile and a half from Interstate 44. The EDC places special importance on the downtown district. Several buildings old and new are available for sale or lease along Chickasha Avenue and nearby streets.
Numerous events throughout the year take place downtown, including but not limited to: the Rotary Run 5k, YMCA’s Open Streets, the Rock Island Arts Festival, Rock Island Ride, and the Oklahoma Food Truck Championship (at right). New events created in the past few years include the Christmas in July Cooldown Concert & Block Party and the Festival of Light‘s December at the Depot. Additionally, it is home to the award-winning Chickasha Leg Lamp.
We’d love to help you find a place for your business downtown! Give us a call at (405) 224-0787.
- In 2021, the EDC installed benches and bike racks along Chickasha Avenue, thanks to an AARP Community Challenge Grant. The grant also funded the installation of decorative crosswalks, currently in progress.
- In 2021, the City of Chickasha paved the way for construction of a new urban park along 1st Street, maintained by the Chickasha Community Foundation. The first phase, the Science & Arts Art Plaza at 1st & Chickasha, is expected to open November 5, 2022.
- A mural has been added to a new building at 1st & Chickasha, with several more planned.
- In September 2021, the Chickasha City Council approved guidelines for “streateries” in the downtown area.
- This year, the EDC partnered with Life Skills Institute to start weekly cleanups of downtown. Downtown businesses can sponsor a given month by making a donation to LSI.
- The Shakespeare Wine Company opened this year on Kansas Ave., and two more restaurants (Flower Shop Winery & Pizzeria and Brandi’s Bar & Grill) are to open on the 100 block of Chickasha Ave. by the end of 2022.
- Several buildings are being remodeled to create more office space downtown.
Arts & Culture
- Science & Arts Art Wrecker
- Washita Theatre, home of Chickasha Community Theatre
- The newly opened Chickasha Area Arts Council Gallery
- The Grady County Historical Society
- The Tavern Game Shop
Food & Drink
- Canadian River Brewing Company
- The Speak Lounge
- Iron Tree Coffee
- Ben & Jay’s Pizzeria
- Crazy 8 Café
- Alexander Eats
- Shakespeare Wine Company
Shopping & Retail
- Legendary Bicycles
- Tammie’s Bling Boutique
- The Chickasha Mall
- Perrefitte Home & Gifts
- Southern Blossom Boutique