The Edmond Sun

Business

September 16, 2011

The Meat House to open first Oklahoma store in Edmond

EDMOND — When Kirkpatrick Bank first opened its branch at Danforth and Santa Fe in 2002, it envisioned an upscale retail center with the bank being one of several retail services. Market conditions were not supportive at the time and so the branch opened solo.  

Times have changed, and Kirkpatrick Bank has completed a lease agreement for 3,276 square feet with The Meat House, an upscale neighborhood butcher and grocer.

The Meat House is a joint venture with 12 corporate stores on both coasts, but the first location in Oklahoma will open in Edmond. More stores are anticipated in Oklahoma in the next 12 months.

“We started franchising a few years ago,” said James Kraham, director of operations for The Meat House. “Working as a joint venture allows 95 percent investing team, and 5 percent corporate run. It is a great relationship doing it that way.”

Four Edmondites are the financial investors, and although the names of the four are not a secret, at this time they are silent investors, Kraham said.  

Construction on the new business begins this weekend and Kraham estimates a five- to six-week timeline before the opening Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.

“We will be up and ready for Thanksgiving,” Kraham said.

The new business will offer expertly butchered premium meats, poultry, veal, lamb, pork and fresh fish flown in every day. Also for sale will be 150 fine cheeses, fresh produce, hearty breads, prepared side dishes, Boar’s Head Deli products, delectable desserts and pastries and other gourmet grocery items.

“If the customer wants cut tuna filets, we will do it right in front of them, cut to the thickness they want,” Kraham said.  

Store items will come from more than 100 vendors, Kraham said, and about 60 percent of the items sold will come from Oklahoma.

A one-stop shop, the store will provide everything needed to prepare a meal for one or 21, he said.

Kraham said meat will be available that hits all price points.

“We will have marinated steak dip for ‘flap meat’,” Kraham said. “This is a cost-sensitive item that is pre-marinated ready to take home and cook.”

Kraham added the company prides itself with the all-natural poultry and beef with no hormones and no additives.

“We do carry regular beef as well as all-natural, grass-fed beef,” he added. “Whether you are looking for natural prime or dry-aged beef you will be able to find it.”

One of their special offerings is the Bone-in Cowboy Steak. A single bone is sliced off of a bone-in prime rib to provide a hefty 2-pound cut about 1.25 inches thick for only the most serious steak lover.  

“We aren’t changing the wheel here, we are just getting our hands on the best deal,” Kraham said. “You eat healthy. You feel healthy.”

Kraham said all of the employees will support Edmond and get involved with the community and charitable organizations.

In making the announcement of the co-tenant, Kirkpatrick president George Drew noted that The Meat House concept appealed more than other opportunities because it was a true retail tenant with the potential to bring a significant vitality to the whole intersection.  

“Many of the businesses in that area are customers of the bank and we see this move as benefiting them as well as us by adding to the destination choices customers will have available,” Drew said.

Drew also noted that the bank’s branch, including its Kirkpatrick Kids Bank, will continue to operate at its present location. A new front entry near the drive-thru will be constructed to provide access to a new lobby layout.  

“People today use multiple channels for their banking needs and so, while branch locations are still important, the need for expansive lobbies is much less,” Drew said.

THE MEAT HOUSE will open at 2245 W. Danforth Road in Edmond. More information may be found online at www.themeathouse.com.

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