This seems to be turning into a regular feature, as there’s been no shortage of WTFuckery lately. The Rensler’s tile downtown is the latest victim in an ongoing conspiracy against Cincinnati ghost signage [see also this and this].
Above was the scene on Saturday around noon. A couple of hours later I naturally assumed that the whole entryway was being retiled:
Later on Saturday, the guy was gone, so I thought this crazy trifecta was the finished product:
But, no, that would have been too bizarre. This is the eventual outcome:
Granted, as you can see in my photo from almost 5 years ago, the entryway was cracked and sagging, so this was probably long overdue. Still, a bummer: