Noted without Comment

the end of Rensler's tile in downtown Cincinnati

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:

the end of Rensler's tile in downtown Cincinnati

Later on Saturday, the guy was gone, so I thought this crazy trifecta was the finished product:

the end of Rensler's tile in downtown Cincinnati

But, no, that would have been too bizarre. This is the eventual outcome:

the end of Rensler's tile in downtown Cincinnati

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:

6 thoughts on “Noted without Comment

  1. Yeah, I don’t know how it happened that I kept walking past this place all weekend; I didn’t really intend to document this play-by-play.

    Nikki, what a gorgeous collection of photos!

    For anyone who’s curious, the Aronoff tile on 12th St. is probably my favorite tiled entryway in Cincinnati. If it ever disappears like this, I might have to smack someone.

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