If you haven't heard the unfortunate news yet, there are more stores closing at the Central Plaza in Lawton, Fort Sill. It seems more and more retailers are exiting the old mall to open elsewhere or to leave town.


Sadly the Central Plaza is quickly becoming a ghost town. There are more empty retail spaces than stores, or at least it would appear that way. It's starting to look like a post-apocalyptic zombie Hollywood movie set.

Just recently Champs and Footlocker closed their doors permanently at the Central Plaza adding to the empty spaces and echo chamber that was once a thriving mall. Pretty soon there won't be any stores left.

Along with Champs, Footlocker has permanently closed its doors at the Central Plaza

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TSM Lawton: Critter

To further rub salt into the wound it's rumored that Old Navy will soon relocate to the west side and open in a new location at the Lawton Marketplace next to Target and Academy. Zales is also rumored to be closing.

The good news is there are some new businesses and stores that are coming to Central Plaza. We're hearing about some clothing, footwear, and other retailers that could be opening sometime in the very near future.

Keep in mind a lot of this isn't confirmed, just rumors. However, it has been confirmed that a new restaurant called La Grand Cantina will be opening in the old White Buffalo location at Central Plaza, get details here.

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

The Highest Rated Local 'Cheap Eats' Restaurants In Lawton

Sometimes you just cannot eat another bite of chain-restaurant food. There's a bit of comfort in the fact you can visit any location in the country and have the same meal, but it grows tired on the taste buds. Sometimes you just need something uniquely local and preferably within your budget.

While there are higher-rated restaurants in town, they come at a steep price. Paying $12 for a lime-washed beer or glass of wine crosses the border between eating a meal and paying extra for entertainment. Here are the highest-rated local cheap eats in Lawton according to Trip Advisor.

Take a virtual tour of the top 5 most luxurious & expensive Airbnb rentals in and around Lawton, Fort Sill

If you're looking for a place to stay for your next staycation. Or maybe you're considering coming to the Lawton, Fort Sill for vacation, military graduation, business, reunion, or family get-together you'll definitely want to check out these incredible Airbnbs. You could make your accommodations a part of the experience itself! Even if you're in town on business instead of pleasure staying at any of these homes would be a welcomed break from the same old, same old. These are some of the most luxurious and expensive Airbnbs in and around Lawton, Fort Sill. Some are in town others are in the mountains, Medicine Park, and Elgin, OK.

The Top 2022 'Near Me' Searches For Lawton

OK, technically Google lumped Lawton in with Wichita Falls, TX, but seeing the trending topics on this list, it's all relative. Unlike OKC and Tulsa, the searches in L-Town were pretty varied and topical to things you'd actually expect in a trending search list. Here are the things we looked for the most in Southwest Texoma.

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