24 January 2011
Thursday afternoon, after a pho soup lunch, I did a little walking around downtown and stopped into all of my usual spots. Of course no around town walk would be complete without a trip to Zap & Co. There was nothing unusual about the day and the store was brimming to the edges with vintage goodies as it always is. Little did I know that would be the last time I would ever be able to go into that lovely shop. Later that night the store caught fire and everything was lost. Not only was an amazing one-of-a-kind vintage collection lost, but worst of all, the owner was inside when the fire started and was badly burned.
I've had this post sitting in my drafts all day because I wasn't quite sure what to say about it all, but it felt strange not to say anything at all. It's one of those real-life things that makes blogging a bit tough. The loss of the shop has cast quite a shadow over the mood of downtown Lancaster. It was a landmark and a real treasure for the city.