A few months ago I penned a WTH column called McShambles where I spoke of the questionable improvements the owners of the former McShanes Bar had made to the exterior.
Well if you haven’t driven by lately, you’ve probably not seen the current condition of the building. I think it’s arguably worse than it was before.
It looks like they may be replacing the roof, which is a good thing, but they’ve also systematically taken parts of it apart brick-by-brick. In fact, I think the entire West wall is completely dismantled and sitting in a pile in the parking lot. In the above photo you can see a large part of the East wall missing and stacks of bricks on the scaffolding.
Also, they apparently have a chimney sweep service. However, my chimney is made of brick so….I think I’ll shop around.