Once that question is decided, another will remain. If a newbasketball arena is built downtown, what will happen to the CompaqCenter, formerly known as the Summit?One possibility is that thelongtime site of basketball, rock concerts and Barney extravaganzascould become a church. The expanding Lakewood Church, known throughits own advertising efforts as an "Oasis of Love," is interested inleasing Compaq Center after the current lease runs out in threeyears.

Any such plans, however, would have to pass muster with CrescentReal Estate Equities, which controls all nearby parking and theplant that supplies chilled water to the land-locked arena. AnyCompaq Center deal would have to include renegotiated leases withCrescent.

"Until the Nov. 7th vote on the arena referendum, any commentsfrom us would be speculative, and we prefer not to speculate," aCrescent spokeswoman tells GlobeSt.com. "Crescent supports the cityand its downtown revitalization efforts. We want to do our part asgood corporate citizens and will deal equitably with all partiesinvolved in this issue."

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