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Yellow Cab Garage becomes "Happy Place"

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Samarov
1448 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I rode by the old Yellow Cab garage the other day, where I picked up the cars I drove for many years, and saw a bunch of party tents in the lot and a smiley face replacing the taxi company logo. The next day I read what the old garage had been turned into: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/07/30/everyones-a-sucker-at-overpriced-made-for-instagram-pop-up-circuses.

I doubt very much that this "Happy Place" is the cause of much actual happiness, but know for sure that what it was before was the cause of a lot of misery. Hard to say which is worse.

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    donbon
    85
     4 years ago

    Wow, this is so depressing on many many levels. What are we becoming? The fact that there are now places charging $30 just for people to take pictures of themsleves so it LOOKS like they are having a good life is unreal... I truly cannot quite wrap my head around this yet.

    Did you go in? I bet it is so strange for you to see such a familiar location turned into this. How odd.

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      Samarov
      OP 1448 Rider
       4 years ago

      No, I didn't go in. I pedaled my ass away from it as fast as I could!

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        donbon
        85
         4 years ago

        It's oddly like something out of a horror film...

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          Samarov
          OP 1448 Rider
           4 years ago

          Yep.Like Hostel where the guy has his victims locked up in different rooms in his dungeon.

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     4 years ago

    Deep man.

    I'd wager it's still causing misery. Social media has made the better part of an entire generation into attention addicts, always jonesing for that next fix...

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      himfu
      64 Rider
       4 years ago

      Studies directly correlate anxiety and depression with social media usage. No one feels like their lives are good enough anymore compared to the fake lives that are paraded across the internet.

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    alisonjgp
    118
     4 years ago

    I can't believe this is a thing. Did the old owner of the cab garage transform it into this or is it like a traveling museum thing? Pretty smart actually.