Smitty’s: Coming Soon

Smitty's in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati

Good news for Cincinnati-based lovers of vernacular typography, seekers of fashion jeans and dress slacks, and connoisseurs of check-cashing services — after a fire almost a year ago, Smitty’s is reopening on the Northwest corner of 15th and Vine Sts. in Over-the-Rhine, just up the street from its previous location.

Smitty's in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati

Will the signage for this new storefront ever reach the previous level of typographic cacophony? Personally, I doubt it.

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When’s the opening day, and will the store be open on Sundays, as before?


7 thoughts on “Smitty’s: Coming Soon

  1. Amazingly, that signage retains the character of the original Smitty’s while at the same time it completely replaces tackiness with character.

    I hope the new Smitty’s will be a beacon, letting people know that new people coming to OTR does not mean longtime residents must leave.

  2. Pingback: Don’s Crankshaft Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine | Visualingual

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