8 June 2003
Deal on the table
Two of the largest furniture retailers in Oklahoma City will be brought together under a single corporate roof.
Mathis Brothers (3434 West Reno), which already owns four stores (with four different names) in the area, is acquiring majority control of Evans (SW 3 and Portland, three blocks away) for an undisclosed sum.
No substantive changes are planned at Evans, which will retain its separate identity; for the TV viewer, this means that every ten minutes or so, if you're not seeing a commercial for one, you're seeing a commercial for the other.
The Mathises, even with this acquisition, are a long way from controlling the local furniture market, however, and the merger will not have any problems sailing through the FCC (Federal Chair Commission).
Posted at 8:16 AM to City Scene
So, who chairs that commission? Or are they all chairs?
What happens when someone wants to table a motion?
No one has ever seen the chair of the commission; some say it's because he's reclusive, but I suspect he's just a La-Z-Boy.
I seem to recall "urban legends" about the Mathis brothers in the mid-80s...something involving small rodents...of course, to a teenager, it sounded Absolutely Positively True.
No local emergency room has any record of these things, but of course those records were suppressed to protect the wealthy and powerful. :)
One local news guy (and probably not the one you think) was busted during a Will Rogers Park cruise, though what he was supposedly doing required him to turn cruise control off, if you know what I mean.
Somewhere, I still have a printout of the GerbiLounger drawing. And I suspect I still have the disk the file was on, too....
Geez, maybe I'll be able to unload this 5.25-inch drive after all. :)