Remington tenants stick together, try to figure out what's next
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Sunday's tornado left Remington Tower a mess and many of the people who work inside without a place to do business.
April Dunnam should know because she's one of them.
"People are panicking, not knowing what to do," said Dunnam.
Dunnam wanted to do something, so she created a Facebook support page for tenants of the Remington.
"I started it, around 2, about two hours later we had 75 members. It kind of just grew from there," said Dunnam.
She quickly figured out the problem couldn't be fixed through social media alone.
"So I thought, we need to step back, we need to have some sort of town hall where we can all get together," said Dunnam.
That's where Dunnam's friend, Jessica Dyer, came in.
"I was like, why don't you guys use my space and meet here," said Dyer.
Dyer recently moved into the old Wright College building, just off Sheridan near 51st.
So the idea unfolded. Tenants and property managers talked, questions were answered. But a meeting can't fix everything.
"There are 123 businesses that still don't have office space," said Dyer.
Dyer plans to open a pediatric center for children with autism and other disabilities in the building, but as of now, the 35,000 square feet of space sits empty.
So Dyer decided to let those from Remington left without a place to do business set up shop at her place.
"If we can provide a place for them that's nearby. A place that they can come to get resources, we're happy to let them use our space," said Dyer.
While the future of Remington is uncertain, the people of Remington and the businesses they run have some hope.