Sunday, March 1, 2015

FedEx Southport Out, New Retail Development in at 3524 N. Southport Avenue

FedEx Office, currently located at 3524 N. Southport will be closing to make room for a new 12,000 square foot "Marquee Retail Space" on Southport Avenue.  The current building will have a new facade like we currently see at the future Lou & Grey and Corridor Brewery building.  The space will either be split in half with 6,000 square feet of retail, or combined as one giant 12,000 square foot retail space (much like Anthropologie, including a double-barrel truss roof).
"Outstanding retail opportunity on Southport at Eddy St. This 12,000 sf double barrel truss roof building will provide 6,000 sf of column-free clear-span space. Each of the two 6,000 sf space has 50' of frontage along Southport and 120' depth. Renovation in fall 2015 will provide new facade and mechanicals. Great opportunity for national apparel tenant. Renovation to be completed first quarter 2016.
In the heart of Chicago's Southport corridor just south of Anthropologie. Other street co-tenants include Gap, Athleta, Free People, lululemon, Blue Mercury, Benefit Cosmetics, Fleet Feet and a host of other national and boutique apparel retailers. This is an incredible opportunity to have huge street presence in a beautiful retail atmosphere. Excellent demos"

See the full listing below.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cullen's Bar & Grill is now closed

As of today, Cullen's Bar & Grill is now officially closed.  Per The Mercury Theater:
"Hello from Mercury Theater Chicago, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, announces the closing of Cullen’s Bar & Grill as of February 27th, 2015. An agreement was negotiated and signed allowing Cullen’s to extend their lease. The agreement included paying 5 months of past due rent. Cullen’s Bar and Grill did not pay the past due rent and the agreement was broken. Mercury Theater Chicago wishes to express their deep appreciation to Michael Cullen and Cullen’s Bar and Grill for the renovation and revitalization of this Southport institution. Mercury Theater Chicago will continue to honor the legacy of Michael Cullen by bringing people together in celebration of the performing and culinary arts." 
Cullen's responded Friday afternoon on their Facebook page:
"Cullen's family, we are trying to come to grips with this and will send out a response soon. For tonight stay warm and toast Cullen's!"

You can read more about the closing of Cullen's from the Chicago Tribune.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Einstein Bros Bagels on Southport Closing February 24, 2015.

Just posted on their window today and sent to us by a Facebook fan - wonder if there is something with that Chipolte rumor?

We have learned that many Einstein Bagel locations are closing this Tuesday in Chicago.

UPDATE: here’s the official statement from Einstein Bros Bagels:
“After careful evaluation, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (“ENRGI”) has come to the difficult decision to close 39 underperforming restaurants, effective Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The company will continue to focus on its high-performing restaurants to ensure the future growth and success of the business. ENRGI values the continued support of its customers, and the dedication and hard work of all its employees.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Restaurant Rumors: Chipotle eyeing the Southport Corridor

We have heard these rumors for awhile, and today, the Lakeview Chamber also reported that Chipotle is eyeing a location south of Addison on Southport in the heart of the Southport Corridor. Would you welcome them to Southport?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Whole Foods confirmed at Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont; Opening in 2017

Target is out, Whole Foods is in.  From The Chicago Tribune, Whole Foods has confirmed that it will be moving it's Lakeview store across the street to the corner of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland.  The store is set to open in the spring of 2017 and will be 75,000 square feet, just 4,000 feet shy of the Lincoln Park flagship store.  Even cooler - they will have a microbrewery as well.

What are your thoughts, neighbors?

Smooch Your Pooch at Dogaholics! #imadogaholic #smoochyourpooch

Let the kissing begin! Get your pooch to plant a wet one on you & depending on the quality of the

kiss, receive either 10%, 15%, or 20% off your purchase! (earn double belly points, too!)

Where: Dogaholics Boutique, 3657 N. Southport Ave

When: Saturday, 2/14/15, from 9a-7pm


Friday, February 6, 2015

Gino's East Lakeview closing Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oh, man!  Gino's East Lakeview is closing it's doors for good Saturday, February 15 due to an ADA lawsuit. Get your last deep dish this week while you still can.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mirador Restaurant at 2834 N. Southport opens Monday, February 2, 2015

French inspired Mirador Restaurant opens Monday, February 2 in the former Bentley's location.  We wish them the best of luck!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

J.Crew is coming to Southport

As we reported in December, J. Crew had been all but confirmed on coming to Southport. This week we hear that J. Crew is signing their lease for 3423 N. Southport Avenue, and will be taking up the entire new development.  More to come!

J. Crew in Washington D.C. 

Meeting on March 9, 2015 for the proposed transit-oriented redevelopment where Rise and Galleria Liquors are located

A meeting has been scheduled for the proposed mixed-use transit oriented development for 3401-09 N. Southport Avenue on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at Mystic Celt.  This is a very similar design concept that is coming to 3400 N. Lincoln Avenue.

The following is now known:
  • A 4-story building with retail on the first floor
  • 33 apartments with starting rent at $1,500
  • 6 parking spaces with one being a handicapped spot
The project will be presented by the developer to all that attend the West Lakeview Neighbors meeting. See the renderings below for the new development.  

Note: we did not post this note, we snapped a photo of it hanging next to Fleet Feet.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Burger Boss Southport Closed

We confirmed with the Elmwood Park location - Burger Boss is closed as of this week.

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