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Local business worried about Cinergy project at 68th and Memorial

A Tulsa store that's been in business for over two decades could be in danger of closing when the Cinergy entertainment district project at 68th and Memorial opens. (KTUL)

A Tulsa store that's been in business for over two decades could be in danger of closing when the Cinergy entertainment district project at 68th and Memorial opens.

Between the artwork, dishware from the '80s, and styles from today, there’s a little something for everyone at Windsor Market located at 68th and Memorial.

"We embrace all types of décor, not just the farmhouse chic or the contemporary or the traditional," said manager Ken Rudzienski

It's a store that’s been in business for 21 years in Tulsa, but Rudzienski and the rest of his staff are worried all the antiques might be kicked to the curb.

"The city council forgets about us because they’re looking at the big, shiny new guys coming from Texas," said Rudzienski.

He’s talking about the city’s agreement with Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. to build a new, high-end entertainment center located right next to his shop. The new facility would feature a movie theater, restaurant, bar, and upscale bowling. City councilors will vote on a sales tax rebate on Wednesday for the new facility, something Rudzienski is not okay with.

"We’ve been loyal to the city of Tulsa for 21 years and we’ve paid sales tax every month," said Rudzienski. "There’s a strong possibility we would have to just close completely and not reopen somewhere else.”

Some long-time customers feel the same way.

"There are other movie theaters; there are other bowling alleys," said customer Deirdre Smith. "I’m not saying that that shouldn’t be here in Tulsa, but it shouldn't be at the expense of losing something that’s not going to be replaced.”

While nothing is set in stone right now, the worry still remains. This store filled with endless memories could be a forgotten antique as well.

"It's not right, and I have to say something about it. I can't just roll over and play dead," said Rudzienski.

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