Sunday, February 19, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Amazon Books Southport Corridor Chicago opening Mid-March

Amazon Books is getting closer and closer each day for their grand opening. Work is happening around the clock with windows up, shelves being put in along with general set-up work. We've been told by Amazon that they should be open around March 14. Amazon will also have a Stumptown Coffee Roasters included in their new space.

Authentic Food & Juice and Butcher Block Restaurants Join the Southport Corridor

In addition to F.I.S.H Poke Bar Milk MoneyBlue Crown WingsMac Royale and Melt 350, two new restaurants have joined the Southport Corridor at 3208 N. Southport Avenue.

AUTHENTIC Food & Juice is now available for pick up and delivery via Grubhub. Authentic Food & Juice makes sustainably sourced healthy & delicious artisan Sandwiches, Salads & Smoothies. See the menu here.

Butcher Block is now available for pick up or delivery via Grubhub. At Butcher Block we set out to make serious sandwiches and serve just the best damn food in NYC, Brooklyn and now Chicago. See the menu here.

Southport Corridor Private Security Information for the Area South of Roscoe

You may recall that Theo Epstein and his neighbors had hired a private security company north of Roscoe in the Southport Corridor.  Now the area south of Roscoe in the Southport Corridor is funding private security as well.  

Barr Neighbors (Belmont, Ashland, Roscoe, Racine) are currently collecting donations to help fund private security within this area.  (North Belmont to East Ashland to South Roscoe (west of Southport) to Newport (east of Southport and both sides of the street to East Racine).  

In addition to hiring private security, they are looking to increase communication between neighbors, so even if you are not able to donate, please become part of this neighbors group so you are in the know about crime in the area.  If you are within these boundaries, please email  In addition, if you would like information on how to set something like this up outside of these boundaries, please email that address as well for more information.

Southport and Wellington Redevelopment Plan from February, 2017

Plans for the Lincoln/Southport/Wellington redevelopment have come to light, and the renderings below were presented to the South Lakeview Neighbors association. Neighbors voted against this development per DNA Info Chicago 33-7.
"We were all under the impression we knew what it was going to be, and now you're saying, 'Well, we're not doing that,'" said Amy Rosenwasser, a member of the group's board. "That building has sat there, basically an eyesore, for some time, so why can't you do what you started?"
What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kendra Scott coming to 3426 N. Southport Avenue

Southport's national retail explosion shows no sign of slowing down.  Kendra Scott, a nationwide jewelry store will be moving to 3426 N. Southport, between to LensCrafters and Potbelly. The store will open on April 21, 2017 and is currently hiring.

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