Monday, October 5, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Teavana's former space at 3443 N. Southport hits the leasing market

Teavana closed in late September, 2015 and a "For Lease" brochure has already hit the Internet. What would you like to see in this space?

See the full listing here.

J. Crew Southport tentatively scheduled to open in late January, 2016

We've reached out to J. Crew about an opening date and they have let us know they are tentatively scheduled to open in late January of 2016.  SoulCycle is also scheduled to open in late January as well.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dojo Chicago Closed

First Burger Boss, now Dojo Chicago - why can't businesses stay open at the corner of Belmont and Southport?  Dojo Chicago has quietly existed Southport this past week.  The windows are papered up and everything appears to be removed. What type of business can remain in this location?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Teavana's Southport Tea Bar Abruptly Closes

Looks like not all chains make it on the Southport Corridor. After a grand opening celebration in 2014 including Oprah's Executive producer, Teavana Tea Bar on Southport closed its doors for good on Sunday. When we asked why they were closing, the folks in charge of removing all property said they had no clue. The Tea Bar concept was new for the company and only included 6 full tea bars in the country (including Southport). Did you frequent there often?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cafe Tola Expanding

Great news for all Southport Corridor Cafe Tola lovers!  They will be expanding next year into Sensational Bites former location as "Dona Tola Loncheria".  The current location will also stay. Yay!

Friday, September 18, 2015

'Port Rumors - Did Crosby's Kitchen just buy Justin's Bar & Grill?

We have known that Justin's has been for sale for quite some time, and rumor around the street is that 4 Start Restaurant Group, parent company of Crosby's Kitchen has made the purchase.  Email requests to Kristen Martin from Newcastle Limited have not been returned over the past two months.

As we hear more, we'll be sure to let you know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Flagship Retail Listing for 3435 N. Southport Avenue

Just listed by NewCastle limited is the current space that Indira is in.  In the listing, both floors are included for lease for up to 8,403 of square ft. retail.  You can see the entire listing here.

"Flagship corner retail available on Southport Avenue.
  • 8,403 s.f. available at the corner of Southport and Newport Avenues
  • 290 feet of frontage provides unparalled branding opportunity"

Trick or Treat Southport 2015

Hard to believe that it almost halloween time. This year, Trick or Treat Southport will be on October 25, 2014 from 1-4 PM, on Southport Avenue between Roscoe and Grace!  More information can be found here from The Chamber!

Photos from 2014 can be seen here!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Is Chipotle Coming to 3430 N. Southport?

We have heard the rumors for quite time now, and L3's building at 3430 N. Southport has suddenly appeared with Chipotle construction plans in the window (the top says St. Charles but the bottom looks identical to the gut rehab at the former Homemade Pizza Co. space). Would you welcome Chipotle on the Southport Corridor?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tween Fashion Frankie's on the Park Coming to Southport

Lincoln Park and Santa Monica, CA's Frankie's on the Park, a tween fashion store is coming to 3708 N. Southport Avenue, across the street from the new Coalfire Pizza and next door to Subway.  You can read more about Frankie's here from their website.

From Crain's Chicago Business:
Frankie's on the Park, a boutique marketplace for tween and teen girls, is opening its second Chicago store in September at 3708 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview. Founded by Lisa Burik in 2008, Frankie's on the Park also has locations at 2322 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park and in Santa Monica, Calif. Crain's Chicago Business reported on Frankie's in a 2010 story about entrepreneurs serving the tween market.
Think this will be a good addition to the neighborhood?

The Southport Corridor in the early 1900's

A look at Chicago's Southport Corridor looking south at Grace Street in the early 1900's.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Lincoln Hub's bollards keep getting smashed

Another day, another bollard (or three) knocked down at the Lincoln Hub (and as you can see, no one is sitting in front of Pockets on this perfect August day).  Wonder how much this will cost to fix each time?

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