6726 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
About Cedarburg Square
Cedarburg Square is a very special place where you will find the look of an upscale “big city” store with the intimacy of small town friendliness and personal concern for the needs of our customers. We have a loyal “family” of friends that love Cedarburg just as much as we do.
Various Bethany residents come in from time to time just to talk and tell stories about the history of our building. Many remember when this building was the post office and then Jack Cherry’s Furniture store. I’ve had a few old employees of Jack’s stop in to see what we’ve done to the place and to see how much the store has changed.
Countless people ask if we were named after Cedarburg, Wisconsin and in fact our name was derived from the city and a quaint shopping district they have there. The original store was established in Bethany in 1997 by David & Keron Showalter, Steve & Gwen Hatfield and Ann Showalter.
Not long after the store opened, the wives and young mothers realized the demands of retail were more than they wanted to handle and in the summer of 1999 the business was sold to Tom & Sharon Evans. When the location at 3901 N College opened up during the fall of 1999 the Evans’ decided to move Cedarburg Square to its present location. With the addition of the square footage Cedarburg expanded its gourmet food section and brought in more furniture & décor pieces.
Another big move was on the horizon for Cedarburg, this time it was for the owners and not the store. The west coast was calling Tom and the Evans’ decided to move to California during the summer of 2001. This time Cedarburg was then sold to an LLC that consisted of many prominent Bethany residents throughout the next few years, Ron & Yvonne Mercer, Ann & Phil Showalter, Wayne & Sue Pittard, Carolyn Barlow & Barbara Brooke just to name a few!
Ann Showalter had been the face of Cedarburg Square for many years, during all the change of hands and ownership Ann was always involved with Cedarburg. When she decided it was time for her to retire in 2007 she confronted the LLC and after a lot of heart to heart talks they decided to sell Cedarburg Square. In March of 2008 we, Kyle & Stacey Carter, decided to purchase Cedarburg Square and keep it open and running as it had in the past.
To the delight of our customers I’ve kept many merchandise lines that appealed to them but have also brought in a new feel to the store. The Showalter’s granddaughters, Emily & Katie Bowles, who have grown up in the store being “tea girls” still work part time while going to college.
Sharon Evans is also working in the store since moving back to Oklahoma. With the support of Bethany residents we hope Cedarburg Square will continue to be a destination shopping experience for many years to come.
Owners: Stacey & Kyle Carter
Staff: Sharon Evans, Emily Bowles