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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Want to Rent Out Anaheim's ARTIC Station Like HBO's 'True Detective?'

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

One of the rare times Anaheim's ARTIC bus and train station actually had people in it came last year courtesy of HBO's terrible second season of True Detective. Caleb Duffy, location manager for the show, scoped out the spot for its season finale. He told KPCC that nobody had ever filmed at ARTIC beforeand that his crew "broke the seal." The overwrought finale was bad, but nothing was worse than ARTIC's cameo, which defied reality even more than Colin Farrell's mustache. It was an appropriate metaphor for the $188 million transportation center, long mired in controversy, long bereft of users, and running millions of dollars in the red, dollars being covered by Anaheim taxpayers. So let's hope that at least Anaheim got some good HBO money out of renting ARTIC to True Detective, right? Not exactly.

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