Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

The fourth installment of my typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on local businesses. Above, BLUWISP reps the beloved downtown Cincinnati Blue Wisp Jazz Club, which moved to the corner of 7th and Race a few months ago [into what was most recently Bag Pipes].

NSDE TVN, a.k.a. the Northside Tavern:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

ACME LOK, or Acme Lock and Hardware on Main St. downtown:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

JZRCIZ is Jazzercise at the Emanuel Center in Over-the-Rhine:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

4EG CIN, a.k.a. the Four Entertainment Group:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

1 HOTEL is the Cincinnatian Hotel downtown:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

KITNBUS! I had to look this one up, so it’s a good thing the URL is right on the car. Check it out; I promise you won’t be disappointed:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

The PICT IT van has been parked on 15th St. at Pleasant in Over-the-Rhine for a while now. I thought it was a reference to “picking,” as the old Walt’s corner store building has been getting cleaned out.

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

Actually, the van belongs to the Picture It Construction Company:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

THE COL owns Colonel De, an amazing spice stand at Findlay Market in OTR:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

ASCENT can’t be driven by Daniel Libeskind, the architect who designed the high-profile condo building in Covington, but this car must belong to someone connected with the Ascent development:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

It’s sort of funny to see SEGWAY on a van, but it must belong to the owner of Segway of Cincinnati:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 4

That’s the business responsible for the fools riding up and down the sidewalks in my neighborhood, performing their best impersonations of Arrested Development‘s Gob [see also The Decline of Western Civilization Part IV: The Segway Years and Who Needs a Bike Lock?]:

If one of these license plates is on your car, worry not — I’m not a creeper, just a flâneur with a camera and an eye for minutia. For more in the series, check out Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, and Part 3: God stuff.

Edited to add CINCY GL, which I’m pretty sure is Cincy Glass, and ARNLDS1 repping Arnold’s Bar and Grill, the oldest bar in Cincinnati:

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