The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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?

Posted by: McGehee at 8:25 AM on 8 June 2003

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.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:36 AM on 8 June 2003

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.

Posted by: David at 2:51 PM on 8 June 2003

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.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:21 PM on 8 June 2003

Somewhere, I still have a printout of the GerbiLounger drawing. And I suspect I still have the disk the file was on, too....

Posted by: Morham at 7:52 PM on 8 June 2003

Geez, maybe I'll be able to unload this 5.25-inch drive after all. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:27 PM on 8 June 2003