Chicago’s iconic Rat Hole in the Roscoe Village neighborhood has become a viral destination, attracting thousands of visitors who drop lucky coins, leave mementos, and build a makeshift shrine. However, locals are becoming increasingly irritated by the constant commotion caused by the visitors.
Chicago’s iconic Rat Hole in the 1900 block of West Roscoe Street in the Roscoe Village neighborhood, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 in Chicago. Earlier the Rat Hole was filled in with a plaster type substance but was cleaned out by neighbors.
as it has come to be known in the early days of 2024, has attracted thousands of visitors in recent weeks, as people make the pilgrimage to drop lucky coins into the indentation, leave mementos and build a makeshift shrine to the fallen rodent that met an untimely demise.are often considered a nuisance, the rat hole is quickly becoming an irritant for locals that live near the viral destination. They say that the constant commotion of people taking photos, leaving offerings and even getting married at the site is causing a ruckus and becoming increasingly disruptive.From left, Olivia Grover, Mo Flanagan, and Perry Sadler take a drink of Malört next to Chicago’s iconic Rat Hole in the 1900 block of West Roscoe Street in the Roscoe Village neighbourhood, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 in Chicag