Friday, May 30, 2008

Up From The Ashes

If you're driving through downtown Utica today chances are you'll still be able to smell the acrid stink of smoke from yesterday's fire at the F.X. Matt Brewery. The blaze was a terrible blow, but the Matt family has already announced they'll be rebuilding and, thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

As an aside, both the Observer-Dispatch and WKTV did an incredible job of keeping their websites constantly updated all through the fire. I'd link directly to their coverage, but they've been shifting clips and stories around so much that there's a good chance the links would be broken by the time you're reading this. Just click through on the links over to the left and I'm sure you'll find more continuing coverage of the disaster.

On a more cynical note, the local politicians will start milking this for all it's worth in 3...2...1...