Building is booming at the forthcoming Market Street development. Academy Sports and Outdoors is scheduled to have their grand opening on Saturday, April 27. Construction of Panda Express is continuing to make steady progress, and last Friday the city turned on the new traffic light located at the intersection of Walnut Drive and 12th Avenue NW.   
Another new business can be added to this list because on Wednesday afternoon the crew from DBG Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Verizon location. The new retailer will be located just west of Panda Express.
Lori Wood, vice president of M&W Development of Knoxville, Tennessee, the real estate developer in charge of the project, said the store will be the 11th Verizon retailer her company has opened and the fourth within the state of Oklahoma.
Wood said the store will be a Verizon Authorized Retailer owned by Cellular Sales. The company owns more than 750 other Verizon locations across the nation. The Ardmore location is expected to open in mid to late August.