Stage four: The "this city is losing its luster" phase
Where you’re living: Ukrainian Village
Where you’re going out: The cool new bar/restaurant de jour, according to Instagram
Your mantra: “Remember when Wicker Park was actually cool?”
Go-to activity: Celebrating Taco Tuesday and Wine Wednesday
After having to move out of Wicker Park because you can no longer afford it, you move to the next best thing: Ukrainian Village (aka Wicker Park pre-2010). Unfortunately, you start to feel like you don’t actually fit in, as you are neither a hipster nor a local, and there are like, no Starbucks near your apartment. Subsequently, you spend all of your free time in Wicker Park, all while bemoaning how “mainstream” the area has become.