Thursday, January 4, 2018

3300 N. Clark Transit Oriented Development Proposal

Another TOD development is in the discussion stage for Lakeview at 3300 N. Clark St.  This location is currently home to a parking lot and the Lakeview Learning Center, which would be demolished if this development is approved. According to Curbed Chicago,
"As proposed, the nine-story structure would reach 108 feet to the top of its architectural parapet. An earlier version of the project shared with the local Hawthorne Neighbors group topped out at 127 feet but was ultimately shortened and redesigned with a facade calling for more brick and less glass. To minimize traffic disruptions on Clark, the development would place its residential lobby on School Street and garage access off of its rear alleyway. The 3300 N. Clark project would feature its required affordable units on-site. The plan will require City approval to move forward."
Additional information can be found on Tom Tunney's Website

Friday, December 22, 2017

ENAZ Pop-Up Shop now a permanent Southport Corridor boutique

ENAZ Boutique opened this fall as a pop-up shop in the former Mint Julep space.  Now according to Chicago Magazine, the space will now become permanent. 
"ENAZ (3432 N. Southport Ave., has decided to make its Southport Avenue pop-up a permanent retail space. Now open, the store stocks women’s clothing and accessories. It also carries perfume oils, body washes, and lotions, and offers complimentary gift-wrapping."

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3647 N. Southport TOD Development Construction to begin in May, 2018

Spotless cleaners has closed (Free Mvmt Pop-Up Shop has taken over until April), and Sushi Mura will close in April, and construction will begin in May 2018 for this new mixed-use TOD development. The final renderings are listed here on Tom Tunney's website, and the development has been approved. Curbed Chicago has a write-up of the benefits of Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) that you can read here.

In addition to this newly proposed TOD, these Southport TODs have already been approved:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FREE MVMT SHOP Popping up at 3649 N. Southport January 8

Free MVMT Shop is opening a pop-up shop in Spotless Cleaners former location on January 1 through April 30, 2018. This location will eventually be torn down in May 2018 for a mixed-use TOD development, but it's great to have a small business in the space until the time comes. Below, you can take a look at their January schedule and learn more about their services. 

Free Mvmt (Movement) Shop’s mission is to open new possibilities to our community by making accessible a diverse and unique variety of movement-based fitness practices, by adding life to unused commercial real estate in the Chicago area, and by supporting local nonprofits in the process.

We believe that through moving the body with intention, one can attain incredible results in terms of fitness, health, and happiness. This is why all of our programming is based around human movement and not workouts that rely on expensive or complicated equipment. We also believe that fitness should be something to enjoy. Too often, being physically active becomes another task to check off a list, a mindless quest to burn calories and build muscle. Free Mvmt Shop strives to break that mold. Every time you step into our studio you can expect a stimulating and engaging experience that provides a wide range of benefits. We foster a social, creative, and playful environment where you can push yourself to the limit, develop new capabilities, and have a great time. We hope you will join the movement!

Do more with less. Chicago is rife with unused commercial real estate vacant for brief to long periods of time. Because we invest in people and space, instead of things, we are able to quickly get set up and take advantage of great short-term rental opportunities. This allows us to offer excellent instruction at extremely accessible prices. Our inaugural "pop-up" location is 3649 N Southport Ave. We will be operational here from Jan 1, 2018 until April 30, 2018—and not a day longer as the building will literally be torn down in May. We couldn’t let this former dry cleaners go to waste and we promise you that we will make the most of the four months we have this space!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winterland at the Park at Wrigley is a "Must Do" this December

The Park at Wrigley has been transformed into a winter destination and town square where family and friends can gather to skate, shop, eat and celebrate the season. The Park includes a family-friendly atmosphere with The Rink at the Park and Santa’s Workshop, gift shopping options including Christkindlmarket vendors along with the Cubs store, and food and beverage offerings from Christkindlmarket, Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern and Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap. It is a "Must Do and Must See" this holiday season! The Park at Wrigley is located next to Wrigley Field at 3637 N. Clark Street. More information can be found at The Park at Wrigley's website.

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