Small Town, Big Dreams - 405 Magazine

Small Town, Big Dreams

Remembering the way we were with a look back at the pioneering mercantile landscape in Edmond.

NOT SO LONG AGO, Edmond was a quaint little village – home to OTASCO, Van’s Bakery and the Wide-A-Wake Café. The favorite watering hole among locals was the Green Hog Tavern, and Edmond Plaza was the first modern shopping center.

Today, “The Plaza,” as old-time Edmondites call it, is still there, but the Green Hog is long gone. The Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles that ambled along Broadway have been replaced by Lexus SUVs and sporty BMWs, and Edmond is part of an upscale, thriving metropolis.