Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Most Viewed Stories on Sloopin in 2019 and the Decade are....

It's the last day of the year and the decade, so like many people and businesses we're obligated to look back.

Maybe not surprising to most, the story that garnered the most interest in 2019 on Sloopin was titled "Totto's Market Coming to New Retail Space in the Heart of Printers Row".  This was from February and was our fist post about the upscale neighborhood grocery spot.  They went on to open their doors in Mid-July and have been a popular spot for the neighborhood.

Maybe more surprising is the story that garnered the most interest of the decade.  It goes back to October 1st, 2010 and is titled "Police on the Scene: West of Chicago River and South of Roosevelt for Possible Standoff".

We received a ton of traffic from reddit on this one and saw 19,917 page views that day.  The picture was pretty cool (hat tip: JN!):

The Chicago Tribune summed it up like this:
Police were at the scene of a standoff with a man with a rifle and a large knife that started late this morning at a South Loop rail yard. Police were on the scene of a possible standoff south of Roosevelt Road at Lumber Street, west of the Chicago River, according to Chicago Police. Amtrak police discovered someone trespassing on railroad property and the person may be threatening suicide, police said.

It's been a fun is to an even better one in 2020.

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