“We had a lot more business at both The Vault and Elote during last year’s Bassmaster Classic tournament. As an entrepreneur, I’m thrilled to see the foot traffic growing in downtown, because it’s taken a long time for people to see Tulsa as a destination. The perception is changing for the better, and as long as that happens, I’ll keep opening restaurants.”
— Libby Billings, owner of three downtown Tulsa restaurants (The Vault, Elote Cafe and Roppongi Ramen) and chair of the Downtown Coordinating Council. Tulsa was the host city for the popular 2016 Bassmaster Classic thanks to a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Cherokee Nation and its businesses.