Portal Title: The Arborist
City/State/Country: Chicago, IL, USA
Location: 41.901402, -87.696649
Category: New Submission Appeal
The Arborist is a community gathering point and a local event space. Hosting any manner of events throughout the year, recent events have included pop-up shops of local artists and craftsmen (https://www.facebook.com/events/623532307740324/?ref=22
for April's event, though I know they did one in August and another in September as well). They are also a host of California Nights, which draws many people to the community (https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaNightsChicago
) who would otherwise not go.
While this doesn't have the historical weight or super-awesome-cool factor of some #portalgems
it seems to be the exact kind of local place that should be highlighted by
a game like Ingress
Shaper influence, and it definitely
falls within the scope of:
A HIDDEN GEM OR HYPER-LOCAL SPOT
*A popular spot where locals gather, but may be lesser-known outside the community
*Tourist spots that showcase local flavor and culture and that make your city/neighborhood uniqueas well as
A COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE
*Somewhere where members of the city/town gather to socialize or impact the community
*A local hangout where people gather, talk and spend time together
The events hosted by the Arborist are definitely of the sort that encourage people to get out and experience (if not explore) their community, as well as the kind that offer artistic illumination to the community.
To be fair, there ARE two nearby portals, though they are each at least 30m away from this one. And as you can see from the screenshot, the portal wasn't rejected for "Too Close"--it was rejected for "Does not meet criteria".