Monday, September 10, 2018

Trick or Treat Southport 2018 is Monday, October 29 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Trick or Treat on Southport this year will be on Monday, October 29, 2018 on Southport Avenue between Roscoe and Grace Street from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Take a look at some photos below from the past few years, and more information can be found here from The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.












Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Warby Parker now hiring for their new Southport Avenue shop in Chicago

You may recall that Warby Parker had rented space on the Southport Corridor earlier this summer, and now they are looking to hire for a number of positions:


This would make the 4th Optician shop on the Southport Corridor, including LensCrafters, CustomEyes and Big City Optical. Do you think the Southport Corridor can support four optician shops?


Southport Corridor changes into 2019

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 2019:

  1. The Denim Lounge for Men is now open at SheOne's former location
  2. Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the TOD development at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  3. Warby Parker is coming to 3432 N. Southport
  4. Hux Hemp is now open at 3714 N. Southport
  5. Condos coming to 3150 N. Southport, Byline Bank location to move during construction
  6. TOD development at 3200 N. Southport now coming (Former Flattop Grill space)
  7. TOD development coming to 3647 N. Southport
  8. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  9. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue 
  10. 1342 W. Belmont retail space for lease
  11. Big City Optical has moved into the former Frankies on the Park location at 3708 N. Southport
  12. 3740 N. Southport (Formerly Chaz's Real Estate Space) is now a nail salon
  13. GNC is closed and is now for lease
  14. Taco Bell on Addison will be replaced by Planet Granite and additional retail
  15. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  16. The auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by a new development
  17. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped 
  18. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  19. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for for a possible TOD redevelopment in 2019-2020
  20. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  21. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  22. And please, someone do something with this building!!!!

Neighbors for a Better Lakeview Statement and Mission

Statement issued from Neighbors for a Better Lakeview explaining why this group was formed in order to help solve neighborhood issues. Statement posted on our Facebook page. 





Thursday, August 2, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Major Condo Development coming to 3150 N. Southport Avenue

A large condo development is coming to the corner of Southport and Belmont, current location of Byline Bank. Mavrek Development will be constructing 2-3 bedroom condos at 3150 N. Southport Avenue, with Byline Bank coming back as a tenant. Construction will begin this fall across the street from Schuba's / Tied House and the upcoming Transit Oriented Development at 3200 N. Southport Avenue. The development should finish in the fall to early winter 2019.

From Mavrek's Instagram Page:

"The Mavrek Team is VERY excited to announce our latest development project! A few steps from our office will be 3150 N. Southport (Southport & Belmont) - featuring 2-3 bedroom residential condos for sale, with garage parking. Byline Bank will remain as the ground floor commercial tenant, with temporary offices at 1362 W. Belmont during  construction, which is scheduled to begin mid-September. Stay tuned for more details!"





Current building on this site:


Thursday, July 5, 2018

TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue

Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue, a new Transit Oriented Development that has been approved by Ald. Tom Tunney. This Transit Oriented Development is replacing the former Flat-Top Grill location at the corner of Southport and Belmont. In addition to this development, these Southport TODs have already been approved:
Curbed Chicago has a write-up of the benefits of Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) that you can read here, along with an article on this particular development. 

Scroll down to see the renderings of the new Transit-Oriented development.  










Sunday, July 1, 2018

Warby Parker rumored to come to 3432 N. Southport Avenue

Rumor on the street is that Warby Parker has signed a lease at the former ENAZ pop-up location and will be coming to the Southport Corridor. As we hear more we will post all the details.







Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to the Southport Corridor

Roscoe Village's locally owned business, The Denim Lounge is coming to Chicago's Southport Corridor with a second location. The new boutique will be called The Denim Lounge for Men, and will be opening this September in the former SheOne space at 3544 N. Southport Avenue.


The store will cater to men's denim, shirts, hats and will offer custom made jeans. According to the owner, the store will be a "small fun store with a casual vibe, and will offer free alterations." They are very excited to be joining the other small businesses along Southport Avenue and are currently hiring. You can contact them directly for information on sales positions at 773-935-2820.

From their website, The Denim Lounge Roscoe Village carries the following brands for men:

·       47 BRAND
·       7 DIAMONDS
·       AG
·       AGE OF WISDOM
·       ALTERNATIVE APPAREL
·       AMERICAN NEEDLE
·       BENSON
·       BUGATCHI
·       CITIZENS OF HUMANITY
·       DESCENDANT OF THIEVES
·       DL1961
·       EDWIN
·       FAHERTY
·       FIDELITY DENIM
·       GOOD MAN BRAND
·       GRAYERS
·       HAPPY SOCKS
·       HUDSON
·       JOES JEANS
·       JOHNNIE-O
·       PAIGE DENIM
·       PENGUIN
·       RETRO BRAND
·       SAVE THE DUCK
·       SLATE DENIM
·       STANCE SOCKS
·       TWENTYMETRICTONS
·       WRK


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