On with the two really important questions of the day: Is Chesapeake Energy going to rename the Pier 1 building?
Yes, says Julie Wilson, the company's vice president of corporate development.
Sounds like it. "Keep your eyes on the skies," Wilson hinted.
Mayor Mike Moncrief may have shed some light on this critical question in a brief statement he made after today's announcment that Chesapeake's going to buy the Pier 1 headquarters building and move its Barnett Shale operations there.
"This is an enormous committment on the part of Chesapeake, and it confirms the company's long-term strategy to remain in our city as a leading producer of natural gas in North Texas and beyond," the mayor said. "This agreement will also allow Pier 1 to remain focused on its operations as the largest retailer of imported home furnishings and decor in North America."
And then this kicker on Moncrief's statement:
"We're glad that the well-known beacon of light from this beautiful structure will continue to illuminate our skyline for many years to come."
-- Jim Fuquay and Scott Nishimura
Need to catch up on your reading about the Chesapeake-Pier 1 headquarters purchase? Here's everything we published in the print edition: