CINCINNATI — It has been a tumultuous few months for stores like Cincy Shirts, but in the wake of being closed due to the pandemic and having some windows smashed in during protests Friday night, the local shop is still finding ways to help the community with a few new shirt designs.
"At no time do we ever want people to see us as the victim, because there's way bigger issues at hand here," Cincy Shirts owner Josh Sneed said. He also said while it's sad to see the shop's windows broken out, the window can be replaced, and hopefully the recent protests are a wake-up call.
As part of that wake-up call, Sneed said, he hopes the new line of shirts will convey a message of unity and of peace. The new shirts have slogans like "Be better to each other" and "We>Me" printed on them.
A portion of the sales of the shirts will go toward supporting the Over-the-Rhine Small Business Relief Fund, which is helping local businesses after being closed during the pandemic as well as any damage the businesses may have sustained during the recent protests.
If you would like to purchase one of these shirts, you can order them from the Cincy Shirts website.
.@CincyShirts was supposed to open last weekend, but smashed windows & looting put a stop to their plans. Owner Josh Sneed tells us it's just stuff that can all be replaced and there are more important issues at hand right now. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/5J5MJjy7fj
— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) June 3, 2020