Working in Bricktown: A Real Treat
Bricktown is not only an entertainment district—for the last two years, Bricktown has also been Koch Comm’s home. We office in the Candy Factory building at 1 E. Sheridan, placing our team within walking distance of Bricktown’s various dining and entertainment activities and near some great neighbors.
Over the last couple of years, the Koch Comm team has loved getting to know the Bricktown community. We’ve participated in Bricktown’s annual Brick-or-Treat candy hunt each year since we’ve moved into the neighborhood, so we asked a few members of our team to share tips and tricks for Brick-or-Treat, as well as their year-round, Bricktown favorites.
“I love being with our team when working a Brick-or-Treat shift and seeing all the smiles on everyone’s faces. You can tell our team enjoys being around kiddos. The costumes are spot on for what’s trending or what has recently trended, which is so cute. I’m guessing we’re going to see lots of Wonder Women, IT clowns (which will hopefully be cute and not creepy), Game of Thrones characters and Minions. Plus, we have a primo location!” – Brooke
“My favorite things about Brick-or-Treat, you ask? When else can you get away with dressing up as a life-sized taco on a workday? Who doesn’t love an event with a good name pun? It’s an acceptable occasion to throw candy at small children. You can tell a lot about a co-worker by their costume choice. Two words…FREE CANDY. That’s all.” – Dusky
MAKE IT A TREAT (AND NOT A BRICK)
For those of you who plan on attending, Gina Campbell (Business Development and Traffic Manager) and Jared Gallagher (Account Executive, Digital and Travel Blogger) assembled a list of the top five things you need to know to succeed at Brick-or-Treat this year.
- The earlier you get to Bricktown the better selection of candy you’ll receive! No banana-flavored Tootsie Rolls for you.
- Give yourself time to find a good place to park. Since the businesses are participating the parking lots will be full. Believe us, you won’t want to miss out on the good candy!
- Take pictures and tag @_Bricktown and @downtownokc. (This is how you’ll become a local social media celebrity.)
- Unique costumes and/or your best dance moves get you extra candy at the @kochcomm table.
- Puppies dressed like lions or other ferocious beasts automatically get bonus points (aka candy).
WHILE YOU’RE IN BRICKTOWN…
After spending two years in Bricktown, Marek Cornett (Social Media Strategist and Account Executive, Digital), Krista Crouch (Account Director) and Thomas Larson (Account Executive, PR) shared some thoughts about spending their days in this part of the city.
“Lunch choices in Bricktown are hard! Being in a district that caters to so many different tastes mean that I can find whatever I’m in the mood for. But that also means I might think through two or three different restaurant options before settling on ‘the one.’”– Marek
“The canal is under-appreciated by locals. It’s a great place to take a walk during the day. The landscaping is nice and there’s some good people-watching. It’s also a great way to get to Sonic without waiting on traffic at the crosswalks. ” – Thomas
“I love the atmosphere in Bricktown, I love that it has the city life hustle/bustle I like about larger cities, and I love that there are events and fun things that we can get out and do when we need a break from our desks.” – Krista
We hope you’ll come visit us on Oct. 24 at Brick-or-Treat. If not then, maybe we’ll see you walking around Bricktown this fall!