It appears that Professor Snape escaped the clutches of Lord Voldemort and is hiding out, working for American Airlines.
Earlier this month, American Airlines posted a photo on its Facebook page of New York-based gate agent David Dolci, who has been subject to quite a bit of Internet speculation that he is the famous Harry Potter professor as played by actor Alan Rickman in the movie series.
The carrier had a little fun with its photo, giving Dolci a wand and boarding the Slytherin House passengers in first class on a “Patronus Jet.”
“Severus Snape will assist you in the boarding process for Flight Nine and Three Quarters from LaGuardia to Hogwarts,” the post said. “Please let our Flight Attendants know if you would like a pre-departure butterbeer.”
Maybe American will add Nimbus 3000 broomsticks to its fleet.
The Rock pizza headed to Arlington
The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen is planning a second Tarrant County location, this one in Arlington.
The company is planning an 8,100-square-foot, two-story restaurant at 2300 E. Lamar Blvd., the site of the now-razed Trail Dust Steakhouse. It will havea bar on each floor and three outdoor patios. An opening date was not announced.
The Arlington location was selected for its proximity to attractions including Six Flags Over Texas, AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, home of the Rangers baseball team.
The company is also planning a location in Richardson. Last year, it opened in the Fossil Creek section of Fort Worth and in Wylie.
“As we continue to expand across the U.S., each community has shown overwhelming support,” said Jay Gigandet, co-founder of The Rock, in a statement.
The restaurant is owned by Gigandet and Don Bellis and first opened in 1995 in Tacoma, Wash. It now has 22 locations in five states and Canada. It has been named America’s top independently-owned pizza chain by Pizza Today magazine.
Novaria adds maker of fasteners
Fort Worth-based Novaria Group, formed in 2011 to acquire aerospace manufacturing companies, added Sky Manufacturing (formerly MacLean Sky), an industry-leading manufacturer of aircraft structural fasteners for both commercial and military customers. The company was purchased by MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions.
Sky, which operates in about 20,000 square feet of space in Commerce, Calif., has about 50 employees.
Novaria, formed by the Hunt family’s Rosewood Private Investments and Tailwind Advisers of Fort Worth, owns two area defense industry suppliers: Weatherford Aerospace, a chemical treatment and machining firm in Weatherford, and Fitz Aerospace of North Richland Hills. Earlier this year, the company acquired John Hassall Inc. on Long Island, N.Y., which also makes aircraft fasteners, as well as bolts, blade locks and other hardware.
Andrea Ahles, 817-390-7631
Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727
Steve Kaskovich, 817-390-7773