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Apparently, Ferris Wheels Are an Untapped Outdoor Dining Space

Someone recently suggested rebuilding Chicago's World's Fair Ferris wheel and using gondolas as restaurant seating.That idea might not get off the ground in Chicago, but it is being considered in San Diego.David Cohn of Cohn Restaurant Group and the Prado at Balboa Park has proposed building a 148-foot tall wheel for dining.He says it could accommodate as many as 288 diners in 36 separate eight-passenger gondolas.If the wheel is approved it would take two weeks to assemble, and it would be in the park for around three months.All of the seating pods would be climate-controlled with wireless communication and sound systems.Don't make plans yet, the idea is still in its "conceptual stages," and will still need to go through a full application process


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