Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Shake Shack Wrigleyville opens November 13th, 2018

The wait is finally over... Shake Shack is officially opening the doors to its newest location on Tuesday, November 13th at 11 AM at 3519 N. Clark Street in the Addison and Clark development. 

In honor of this glorious occasion, Shake Shack will be handing out custom Wrigleyville Shack t-shirt jerseys and a scoop of custard in a Shake Shack baseball helmet souvenir cup to the first 100 guests in line. 25% of opening day sales will also be donated to The Food Repository. Credit: Addison & Clark

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Southport's Annual Holiday Stroll is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5 PM – 9 PM

It's that time of year again!

Here are all the details from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce via Facebook:

The Southport Holiday Stroll is a longstanding tradition in West Lakeview where businesses along Southport between Belmont and Irving Park break out the holly and stay open late offering special holiday deals and festivities! The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend and includes special deals from local businesses, carol singers, photos with Santa, holiday treats, and other surprises!

This year, we are expanding the Southport Holiday Stroll to include a ticketed Cocktail Crawl. For the Cocktail Crawl, attendees can sample over 15 different holiday-themed cocktails at participating businesses while they enjoy the festivities of the Southport Holiday Stroll. All businesses participating in the Cocktail Crawl are also part of the Southport Holiday Stroll.

With a Cocktail Crawl ticket, each cocktail taster will receive a commemorative tasting glass and map guide listing the cocktails and participating business locations, as well as the cocktail samples along the crawl. The Cocktail Crawl check-in location is at Lakeview Chamber office (1409 W. Addison St) from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.

Find details about participating businesses at

RSVP at for a time slot to take Photos with Santa at Wildwood Photography from 5-7PM during the Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl!

This event is sponsored by Deep Eddy VodkaLarceny Bourbon and Green Mountain Energy Company.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

3401-09 N. Southport Avenue TOD Development will start in 2019

As you may recall, this transit oriented development approved in 2015 will be starting construction sometime in 2019, with deliveries planned for Q1 2020. Planning had started back in 2014, and this new development will reside on what is now Galleria Liquors and Rise Sushi. At the time this development was first announced, Galleria Liquors is slated to return to this site, while Rise Sushi was not. You can read more about this development from Tom Tunney's website, and see the listing here.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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. TOD development at 3200 N. Southport under construction (Former Flattop Grill space)
  2. TOD development under construction at 3647 N. Southport
  3. TOD development coming to 3401 N. Southport
  4. The Denim Lounge for Men is now open at SheOne's former location
  5. Foxtrot Delivery Market is now open at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  6. Warby Parker is coming to 3432 N. Southport
  7. Hux Hemp is now open at 3714 N. Southport
  8. Condos coming to 3150 N. Southport, Byline Bank location to move during construction
  9. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue 
  10. Big City Optical has moved into the former Frankies on the Park location at 3708 N. Southport
  11. 3740 N. Southport (Formerly Chaz's Real Estate Space) is now a nail salon
  12. GNC is closed and StretchLab is coming
  13. Taco Bell on Addison will be replaced by Planet Granite and additional retail
  14. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  15. The auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by a new development
  16. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped 
  17. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  18. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for for a possible TOD redevelopment in 2019-2020
  19. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  20. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  21. 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.  

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