Let's pause our search at convention centers to take a real quick flashback at the MAPS 3 election results. If you previously didn't believe in a north/south dichotomy, take a look at this. It couldn't be clearer, and I think this is evidence that the rift between North OKC and South OKC is getting worse. Typically the MAPS results follow socioeconomic lines, but there are some lower-income wards in NE OKC that went pro-MAPS and some high-income wards in SW OKC that went anti-MAPS. That suggests that the north/south rift is so strong that it even bridges socioeconomic rifts.
The north side with its museums, coffee shops, art galleries, locally-owned restaurants, night clubs, locally-owned bookstores, universities, and so on.. and the southside with none of that. Consider that the southside, a huge region with hundreds of thousands of people, has ONE Starbucks (the only coffee option besides 7/11). Edmond alone had 8. North OKC has quite a collection, too. There is also not a single bookstore in South OKC, and going south from downtown, you won't reach a bookstore until you get to the southwest side of Norman.
And lastly, in honor of MAPS 3 passing, here's some music to go with it. The song is "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Last week OKC said "Yeah Yeah Yeah" to MAPS 3.