Port Babbage - In the wee hours of the morning it was reported that an unexpected explosion took out the second floor of the Curious Seamstress store on the New Babbage Waterfront. The landmark store has stood in sturdy splendor for nearly two years on the corner of the block.
The building is currently boarded up, with hastily made walls holding up the teetering third story. A sign from the owner, Miss K. Tomsen, was tacked to the locked front doors, which states that the building is closed for renovations.
Customers are directed to the home store until further notice.
Miss Tomsen was not available for comment, though a sporadic stream of vile language (in a feminine voice) was said to be heard by passersby from the depths of the now ruined building. Among the loudly shrieked stream of vexed ramblings were the words, 're-sizing boxes', and 'stupid %@#$ phoenix!'
One can only assume that Miss Tomsen was referring to some type of exotic bird.