I haven’t yet seen it in person but, apparently, a three-alarm fire broke out about five hours ago in one of the buildings that houses Smitty’s, the clothing store on Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine, whose amazing typographic cacophony I’ve written about here before.
I walked past it yesterday afternoon, and resolved to document it again more thoroughly sometime soon. Of course, I didn’t do it then, and here we are. Here is a little piece of Smitty’s that Michael found in the trash a couple of years ago and brought home for us:
And, Bret Michaels is in the hospital, so a brief snippet of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” played on the news this morning. “Don’t know what you got till it’s gone…” Indeed.
Here’s a shot Michael took this morning: