An entrepreneur in Greenwood for greater than a decade, Devin Williams wished to construct one thing that may make the historic district pop.
He believes he has succeeded with DW’s Speakeasy.
“I simply love the district,” Williams, 29, stated by cellphone. “I really like Tulsa. I actually wish to put money into these buildings. I seen that Tulsa had a nightlife deficit. Locations have been closing early. The pandemic harm lots.
“I’m from Oklahoma Metropolis. I journey lots. I wished to supply somewhat bit extra of a high-end, refined expertise, particularly on Greenwood throughout the Black group.”
Situated in Suite 124 at 102 N. Greenwood Ave., the two,650-square-foot enterprise pays homage to “speakeasy” bars that turned standard throughout Prohibition.
A smooth opening is ready for 7 p.m. Friday, and DW’s has a grand opening scheduled for shortly after the Martin Luther King Day Parade on Monday.
“A number of these high-end companies exist in Atlanta, in Dallas and somewhere else, however they don’t exist right here,” stated Williams, who additionally runs a nonprofit and is co-owner of A New Method Middle, a psychological well being service in Greenwood for 11 years.
“Tulsa has loads of good tourism now. I simply thought, ‘Let’s swing for the fences. Let’s simply not have your customary dive bar. Let’s promote an expertise.’”