Tacoma is now one of the Hippest Cities!

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Tacoma's craft beer list grows by two 2:39 LOCAL Tacoma is one of America’s hippest cities. There goes the neighborhood BY CRAIG SAILOR csailor@thenewstribune.com LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY DECEMBER 05, 2017 02:42 PM UPDATED DECEMBER 06, 2017 10:48 AM It must be all the tattoo parlors. Or the microbreweries. Something has made Tacoma the sixth hippest city in America. That’s according to movehub.com, an online company that “helps you make informed decisions about where to move around the world.” The company released its U.S. Hipster Index last month, but social media just became aware of it. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW The index uses five data points to gauge hipsterness: the number of microbreweries, thrift stores, vegan restaurants and tattoo studios per 100,000 city residents, and rent inflation in the last year. The number one hippest city in the U.S.? Our neighbor to the south, Vancouver. Arch Tacoma rival Spokane ranked seven. Should we be proud or ashamed? We’re not sure. For many, hipster is a dirty word. It implies affectation, a preoccupation with what’s in and what’s out, style over substance. “What is a hipster?” Movehub asks on its site. It answers: “In brief, hipsters are a subculture of 20- to 30-somethings who position themselves as non-mainstream pioneers; free-thinkers and non-conformist conformists.” Non-conformist conformists? Nowhere does it mention man buns or Bettie Page bangs. If you know who Bettie Page is, you’re too old to be a hipster. But if you look like her, congrats, you’re a hipster. Tricky, isn’t it? We certainly dress the part in Tacoma. But those trendy secondhand clothes we wear? We bought them new 10 years ago at Ross. Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor There’s a hipster city if we ever saw one. There’s a hipster city if we ever saw one. Peter Haley staff file, 2013 Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article188209999.html#storylink=cpy

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