Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ride With Purpose at SoulCycle (Southport) on Saturday, August 5th at 1:30 pm

Did you know in the last 30 years, only 4 new treatments have been FDA approved to treat childhood cancers?  

Come ride, sweat and be inspired at this one-hour charity ride at SoulCycle Southport.  All proceeds will benefit With Purpose, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing treatment for kids with cancer.  Please arrive by 1:30 to set up your bike and learn more about With Purpose.



Cost $50; fundraising optional (prizes for top fundraisers, such as a signed Anthony Rizzo picture, local gift cards, etc.)

Facebook event:

Tickets:

With Purpose site:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hanna Andersson opens in Chicago's Southport Corridor this Friday

Hanna Andersson will open its fifth store in Illinois on Friday, July 21 in Chicago's Southport Corridor. The newest addition to the Hanna family marks its eight-second retail store in the United States.



Doors will open at 10 a.m. to the public at the new store, 3452 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Customers are encouraged to get there early since historically lines have been over one hundred people.

Hanna will be providing free gifts to customers throughout the grand opening weekend. On Friday, July 21, the first 500 customers will receive a free pair of long johns. The first 100 customers on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 will receive a free $20 Hanna gift card. Along with free gifts, customers will be able to take advantage of buy one, get one free on all baby and kids sleepwear and 30% off the rest of their purchase (not including the buy one, get one free sleepwear).

"We are excited for Hanna to open its fifth store in Illinois. Our new store will bring Hanna quality to life for our loyal catalog and website customers along with new customers to engage with the brand" said Joelle Maher, President and CEO, Hanna Andersson.

This brand new store concept is inspired by a modern Scandinavian design aesthetic that combines simplicity and function. The design eye is minimalist, with sightlines straight from the storefront to the interior, giving a light- filled welcome to customers who step in and experience the brand.

Long time Hanna catalog customers and new to Hanna shoppers in the Chicago area will be able to explore and engage with what makes Hanna special from the pure organic cotton to the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into every garment. Hanna is a children’s lifestyle brand that allows kids to be kids with a mom approved hanna- me-down quality. And finally, Hanna’s Unconditional Guarantee is simple and loved by Hanna customers: If you are unhappy with any product, at anytime they will offer a full refund or replace the item.


About Hanna Andersson: For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing, which is often recognized by its classic bold stripe sleepwear, iconic dresses and tees. Since its beginning in 1983, the uniquely Swedish inspired brand has developed into one of the leading premier children’s Omni-channel lifestyle brands in the United States. Hanna offers clothing for babies through preteens; a women’s collection, Love Hanna; and Hanna Home. Besides its iconic catalog, Hanna currently has 67 retail stores and 13 outlet stores in 26 states. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Southport Corridor Changes into 2018

Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, one thing is for certain: nothing is permanent except change. So if you can't keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago's Southport Corridor, don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here is a summary of what to expect into 2018:

  1. Ivivva by Lululemon is closing. Space currently for lease
  2. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Chase Bank and Chipotle could be possible tenants
  3. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  4. Tied House is coming to the former Harmony Grill location
  5. Paperchase is coming to Southport Avenue
  6. Hanna Andersson opens Friday, July 21 at 3452 N. Southport
  7. Leahy and Ladue is closed, 312 Estates Real Estate Office is coming
  8. Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee will open in the fall 2017 at 3435 N. Southport
  9. Venus Restaurant is coming from The Mercury Theater in Cullen's former space
  10. Mint Julep is now closed, national retail coming in
  11. A new mixed-use TOD development is coming to 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  12. B. Rose Salon at 3341 N. Southport has closed and a new nail salon is now open
  13. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for redevelopment in 2019-2020
  14. Target is moving into the former Whole Foods space on Ashland in October
  15. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue with an American Mattress store (stalled)
  16. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  17. Hotel Zachery with Big Star Chicago, McDonald's and several other restaurants coming to Wrigleyville
  18. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  19. Bow Truss Coffee Roasters was coming to Southport & Belmont (But who knows what will happen now)
  20. F.I.S.H. Poke Bar, Milk MoneyBlue Crown WingsMac Royale and Melt 35 delivery/pickup only kitchen have all closed at 3208-10 N. Southport
  21. LuluBelles Pancake House building was demolished and new retail/residences have been built; blo dry bar coming in
  22. FlatTop Grill former space is for lease
  23. Tango Sur has expanded into Vivial's former location as as a Tapas Wine Bar and shop called Bodega Sur
  24. 1342 W. Belmont mixed-use is under construction
  25. Please, someone do something with this building!!!!

Online Southport Corridor Pickup/Delivery-Only Restaurants are closed, possibly opening back in October

The delivery only restaurants at 3208-10 N. Southport appear to have closed their doors for the summer, and are slated to reopen in October per a company representative (although the entire space is now cleared out, so we'll see what happens).  

Earlier in January, F.I.S.H Poke Bar started taking delivery orders and expanded with Milk MoneyBlue Crown WingsMac Royale and Melt 350.  All menu items were available online via Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates,

Did you ever try them out?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Looking to sell/rent/buy in the Southport Corridor / Lakeview Area?


If you are looking for broker to help you buy, sell or rent your next place, Victoria Waliczek, professional Real Estate broker is here to help.

Victoria is a loyal, confident and highly energized professional with strong attention to detail and organization. Her passion for real estate coupled with her extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland area makes her a valuable asset in the market.

She has established an extensive professional network through her 17 years of experience as an Office Manager and Project Manager for CEOs, CFOs and Senior Managing Directors in the Real Estate, Finance, and Investment Banking Business. These positions have given her a deep understanding of the real estate industry and have allowed her to develop a strong business acumen.

Victoria also owns her own personal training business where her dedication and motivation have been instrumental in helping her clients achieve their long-term fitness and health goals. She has competed in figure fitness competitions and achieved 3rd place for Miss Natural Illinois.

Through all of her accomplishments, Victoria understands the value of great customer service and achieving top results. Call Victoria today for any and all of your real estate needs at (312) 480-1711.

Victoria is also a member of:

Illinois Association of Realtors,
National Association of Realtors
Chicago Association of Realtors





Thursday, July 6, 2017

3542 N. Southport Avenue For Lease or Redevelopment

Looks like Basics Salon could be leaving the Southport Corridor according to this listing.
"Operating Salon on Southport Retail Shopping Corridor next to Anthropologie. Salon usage license could be made available to new operator of under new lease. Located in the Lakeview area of Chicago near Brown Line L Stop & Wrigley Field. Owner would consider redevelopment / built to suit space of 1,800 to 2,800+ sf occupancy in 2018/2019. Please do not disturb tenant. See agent for viewing of property."
This space was for lease back in 2015, so stay tuned. 






Ivivva by Lululemon is closing at 1351 W. Roscoe

Lululemon has announced that it is closing most of its Ivivva stores, including Chicago's Southport Corridor location on Roscoe. The space is listed for lease online, and it is assumed that Ivivva will close by end of summer. What would you like to see in this space?










Friday, June 30, 2017

Hanna Andersson opens on Chicago's Southport Corridor July 21, 2017

Hanna Andersson will open its fifth store in Illinois on Friday, July 21 in Chicago's Southport Corridor. The newest addition to the Hanna family marks its eight-second retail store in the United States.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. to the public at the new store, 3452 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Customers are encouraged to get there early since historically lines have been over one hundred people.

Hanna will be providing free gifts to customers throughout the grand opening weekend. On Friday, July 21, the first 500 customers will receive a free pair of long johns. The first 100 customers on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 will receive a free $20 Hanna gift card. Along with free gifts, customers will be able to take advantage of buy one, get one free on all baby and kids sleepwear and 30% off the rest of their purchase (not including the buy one, get one free sleepwear).

"We are excited for Hanna to open its fifth store in Illinois. Our new store will bring Hanna quality to life for our loyal catalog and website customers along with new customers to engage with the brand" said Joelle Maher, President and CEO, Hanna Andersson.

This brand new store concept is inspired by a modern Scandinavian design aesthetic that combines simplicity and function. The design eye is minimalist, with sightlines straight from the storefront to the interior, giving a light- filled welcome to customers who step in and experience the brand.

Long time Hanna catalog customers and new to Hanna shoppers in the Chicago area will be able to explore and engage with what makes Hanna special from the pure organic cotton to the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into every garment. Hanna is a children’s lifestyle brand that allows kids to be kids with a mom approved hanna- me-down quality. And finally, Hanna’s Unconditional Guarantee is simple and loved by Hanna customers: If you are unhappy with any product, at anytime they will offer a full refund or replace the item.


About Hanna Andersson: For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing, which is often recognized by its classic bold stripe sleepwear, iconic dresses and tees. Since its beginning in 1983, the uniquely Swedish inspired brand has developed into one of the leading premier children’s Omni-channel lifestyle brands in the United States. Hanna offers clothing for babies through preteens; a women’s collection, Love Hanna; and Hanna Home. Besides its iconic catalog, Hanna currently has 67 retail stores and 13 outlet stores in 26 states. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

JUNIPER PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL BREAKS GROUND, THANKS DONORS

Chicago Cubs and Alderman Tom Tunney Announce Major Donations to Playlot, Urge Residents to Join in Final Push

CHICAGO, June 10, 2017 – Due to the generosity of the Chicago Cubs, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, the Chicago Park District and neighborhood businesses and residents alike, the Juniper Park Advisory Council (JPAC) broke ground today on the playlot located at the corner of Waveland and Greenview Avenues. The park will be the premier nature play park in the city, featuring several “nature play” elements unlike anything currently in the area.  Some the of elements include a new water feature, a sand play area with buried fossils, two slides, a revolving carousel climber, a modern basket swings for all ages, nature and sensory paths, a statue of Clark the Cub and more. 

“We are so grateful to the Chicago Cubs organization, Alderman Tunney, other major donors and this incredible community for working together to achieve the funding needed to renovate this great little park,” said Council President David Genc. “Our plan has been to provide a world-class playground. Not only will it be safe, but it will be an unbelievable place to build memories, be active and connect as a community. Thanks to the support we’ve received, we are making this vision a reality.”

Alderman Tunney turned the Council’s vision into a reality in less than a year. Not only did he first identify the need to renovate Juniper Park, he secured the initial contribution of $250,000 from M&R Development and Bucksbaum Retail Developers, the developers behind Addison & Clark and arranged for the Park District to contribute $250,000.  The Cubs’ generous donation of $200,000 closed the gap, allowing the project to break ground this year. 

“Juniper Park was in dire need of repair. Not a day goes by when the park is not filled with young families enjoying the outdoors.  I am proud to say that it will soon be one of the premier nature play parks in the City,” said Alderman Tunney.  

The latest designs can be found on the playlot’s website, www.juniperparkchicago.org. Renovations will begin mid-July and are slated to last 12 weeks.

MAJOR SUPPORTERS
The Chicago Cubs have generously donated $200,000, which includes a permanent bronze statue of Clark the Cub.

“Cubs Charities is proud of our record of giving to the Lakeview community,” said Cubs Executive Vice President of Community Affairs Mike Lufrano. “The Southport Neighborhood is home to many of our fans and a revitalized Juniper Park will help keep our community vibrant and provide a safe space to play year-round. We look forward to seeing the renovations completed and to watching families enjoy this community asset for years to come.” Cubs Charities is among the largest private annual donors to the Chicago Park District.

Dairy Queen (at 3811 N. Southport Ave.) was the first local business to support the cause, donating net profits during Saturday sales at the Southport Arts Festival, held in July, 2016. Jeff Lowe, of the Lowe Group, and Jenny Ames, of Coldwell Banker, also made significant contributions to the renovations.

“The leadership of our Alderman, and the generosity of the Cubs, other businesses and residents has been tremendous, and we will all benefit from the improvements this playground will make to our neighborhood,” said Jill Peters, Council Secretary.  

FINAL PUSH FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT
If residents would like to still participate in the renovation via a brick or bench order, they are urged to do so immediately. Order forms will only be accepted until June 30, 2017, and can be found at www.juniperparkchicago.org.  

HOW TO SUPPORT

About Juniper Park
This small park is located in the Lakeview neighborhood (two blocks east of Ashland Avenue, ½ block north of Addison Street). Before the creation of Juniper Park, the surrounding section of the Lakeview neighborhood had suffered from a shortage of parkland. In 1973, the Chicago Park District acquired the park property from the Waveland Avenue Congregational Church, designating it Juniper Park shortly thereafter. Juniper Park was one of a number of properties the park district named for trees and plants at this time. Junipers are small, pyramid-shaped evergreen trees or shrubs. More: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Juniper-Playlot-Park/
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