Many drivers along I-35 in Oklahoma City have seen a strange, crooked building and wondered what it was. People have guessed everything from a daycare to an art gallery, a contractor’s revenge, an insurance agency, to just someone’s house.
The answer: a seafood restaurant called Poe Bouyz House.
The owner and builder, Tony Howard, started construction back in April 2015. Poe Bouyz House has been a passion project for him, working on it bit by bit whenever he had extra time and money to invest. He’s taken his time with the restaurant so when it opens, he won’t have a huge debt to some bank and be worrying about his bottom line.
My original guess of the building being an art gallery wasn’t far off. During my one-on-one tour with Tony, he shared details of a Vegas
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UPDATE AUGUST 21, 2019: They are now in a soft open phase! They’re still working a few things out just like any new business, but you can check out my updated story here to find out more about them.
UPDATE JULY 12, 2019: They are in the home stretch. They passed fire and health inspections. When I visited Tony today, they were working on the parking lot, which is the last major element they need to finish in order to get approved for their final inspection. They are putting the finishing touches on the inside, including a waterfall for the bar and a floor mural. Tony said they plan to be open within a month if all goes well. The next update I’ll share will involve a video interview announcing their grand opening. We’ll do that interview when they’re ready.
Thank you to our supporters on Patreon for helping make this video possible! Watch the previous video on an actual art gallery, Oklahoma Contemporary, and the teaser trailer for my upcoming documentary, Inviting Art.