Nov. 5, 2009 at 9:00am
Chef Reina of hello, cupcake fame sent me an email with just such a subject this morning. Turns out, amidst nearby construction, a light pole was bumped and smashed into the front of their business. Check out the pic she sent:
Here's what she said:
Fortunately, no one was hurt. It happened a little before 6am this morning when a construction truck carrying a big load backed up into the light pole. We don't have any damage inside the shop, just a big mess of glass shards, but the window has been boarded up and a cleaning crew is in right now cleaning all the surfaces. If all goes well, we should be up and running by 10am, so we won't even skip a beat because of this. :)
This is no way to encourage businesses to stay in Tacoma. ;)
comments  | posted under accident, business, cupcakes, downtown, food, tacomaComments
by morgan on 11/5/2009 @ 9:19am
|I hope this wasn't the same construction company that sent a crane hurling down 15th and across Pacific almost killing people! That was freaky - it happened right in front of me!|
by Chris.Tacoma on 11/5/2009 @ 9:29am
by TravelTacoma on 11/5/2009 @ 10:16am
|Yikes! Good thing Tacoma Regional CVB did a photo shoot there when we did!|
by Erik on 11/5/2009 @ 10:50am
I am going to have to buy a cupcake today in empathy!
by fredo on 11/5/2009 @ 11:14am
|"sir, would you like your cupcake plain or with our special glass shard icing?"|
by Emilie has one foot on shore on 11/5/2009 @ 11:37am
|Hey let's start a rumor! MAYBE be this is all part of a carefully orchestrated Cross-Town Cupcake Rivalry. Now, any "construction" going on near the sweet-shops in Proctor?|
by TheCheeseHasSpoken on 11/5/2009 @ 11:50am
|Wont someone please think of the cupcakes? Can we let construction continue if it puts my cupcake supply in danger???|
by Erik on 11/5/2009 @ 12:09pm
|I am going to flashmob the place in about an hour for a cupcake.|
by KevinFreitas on 11/5/2009 @ 12:52pm
|@fredo: It would be hilarious if they made a cupcake flavor to poke fun at the incident!|
by Libby on 11/5/2009 @ 1:13pm
|I agree with Erik --- this cupcake disaster requires major community support! Ummmm.. Kevin... can you pick a cupcake (or 2) up on your way home?|
by Emilie has one foot on shore on 11/5/2009 @ 1:16pm
|@Kevin: They seem to favor simplicity in naming... how about "lamp-post spice" or "vanilla with glass shards"?|
by KevinFreitas on 11/5/2009 @ 1:20pm
|@Libby: Done and done!|
@Emilie: Perhaps "Disaster Glass Vanilla"?
by L.S.Erhardt on 11/5/2009 @ 4:50pm
|They do make rock candy in large, clear sheets...
1) Obtain candy
2) hammer time!
by Libby on 11/5/2009 @ 4:51pm
|this ordinary construction disaster will make my mouth very happy. score.|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/5/2009 @ 5:26pm
|The city manager is claiming the cup cake shop hit the light post and is thus a danger to the public and will have to be torn down. I'm thinking "Heart of Glass" cupcakes in honor of Blondie and the museum of such things.|
by KevinFreitas on 11/5/2009 @ 6:18pm
by L.S.Erhardt on 11/5/2009 @ 10:08pm
Cupcakes are indeed a cool thing, but just not my thing. I don't care for cake in most forms.
by Dave_L on 11/6/2009 @ 12:22am
|Did he died?|
Good call, CS. Wonder where was PCS was in all this.
(ToT, I'm finding myself agreeing with you more and more.)
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!