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Construction begins in Tulsa on new hotel honoring Black Wall Street entrepreneur J.B. Stradford

by Mike Creef, Staff Writer
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The City of Tulsa, along with the Alfresco Group, LLC., broke ground on what will be home to a new shopping center, restaurants, and a hotel.

The new hotel will be named after J.B. Stradford, who owned the Stradford Hotel which was the largest Black-owned in the United States at the time of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

“Today, the City of Tulsa joined Alfresco Group in the groundbreaking of a new development on 36th St. North corridor. The property, Stradford21 boutique hotel, will create new jobs and is expected to be completed in 2023,” the city said in a tweet.

Construction begins

“Tulsa has a story that no one else has. This is again us this project is about Tulsa and I don’t want to move away from that. It really is a collective story,” said Antoine Harris, CEO of the Alfresco Group. “Honoring J.B. Stradford and all those that came before us with this significant project. I think that there would be no other way to show up.”


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The hotel will have 109 rooms and Harris said the project will also have 10,000 square feet for retail space.

Construction is set to finish in 2023.

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