Maybe I watched The People v. Larry Flynt too long ago ("If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, it will protect all of you.") Or maybe I'm just not up on my pornographer trivia. But, somehow I did not realize that the Hustler enterprise had once fled Cincy for the much-less-strict confines of Columbus.
But history lives to tale the tell, my friends. Larry's downtown offices remain, largely unchanged since the heady days of the 70s. The digital problem solvers at Shift Global once toured the space when they were looking for new digs and sent along these appropriately-grainy pics.
At first, it looks pretty normal, right? I mean a little more faux brick and smoked glass than one might prefer. And, the wood in on the walls rather than the floor, but still, it doesn't scream cocaine-has-been-snorted-off-every-surface-in-here.
But, then, there's this gem of a lobby:
Tell me you don't want to work there!
Last I heard, the space is still available. Shift has much classier digs in the Merchant Exchange building. Leaving this little peice of history to live on, undisturbed, in the heart of downtown.