Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oh, the Huge Manatee!

This great land's economic implosion has claimed another victim. Waterworks at 1st & Lenora was a place that sold high-end bathroom stuff like tubs, towel racks and sundry other accessories. Every time I'd walk past it, I would tell myself that some busy Saturday I'd go in, take off my clothes and pretend I'm bathing in one of their mucho-expensivo tubs. I never got the chance. They're gone now:

Pardon the ultra-reflecty glass in the photos (which aren't very good, but at least give you the impression of the shop being out of business). Unlike Continental Furniture across the street, Waterworks didn't put up any huge GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!!! signs. Apparently, they went quietly - so quietly that I just noticed that they were gone. You know, everybody would like a regal bathroom with a gigantic claw-foot tub and lots of gleaming towel racks, but with the state of the economy as it is, many of us feel fortunate to be using a dented coffee can filled with rainwater.

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