Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ring in the New Year with The Spanish Square!


A First Look & First Taste -- of what The Spanish Square has to offer all while enjoying one of Spain’s biggest traditions, Doce Uvas de la Suerte.

Since 1909 it has been a tradition in Spain to ring in the New Year by eating 12 grapes, one for each stroke of midnight. It is all to ensure good luck and good health all year long. Owners of The Spanish Square, husband and wife duo Manuel Moreno and Mara Baer, invite you to ring in the Spanish New Year in style and celebrate the 12 grapes at an open house.

You will enjoy fine Spanish wine, passed tapas and of course the Spanish grapes!

New Year’s Eve December 31, 2015
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Spanish New Year 5:00 pm Central Standard Time/Midnight Sanlúcar, Spain (Doce Uvas de la Suerte)

New Years Day, January 1, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 am

A formal grand opening & ribbon cutting is planned for March 2016.

The Spanish Square
1358 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Illinois

Browse unique Spanish items including Spanish seafood and vegetable preserves (anchovy/tuna), meats, cheeses, rice, legumes, ceramics, earthenware and paella pans, among many other items. Take home specialty meats like Jamón Iberico, chorizo and lomo” and cheeses from all over Spain, from creamy, spreadable Torta del Casar to a hard-aged Manchego.

The Spanish Square is a tapas bar, wine bodega and Spanish Market modeled after the Plaza del Cabildo, a marketplace located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the Cádiz province of Andalucía in southern Spain. The Spanish Square is designed to give its guests a taste of the atmosphere in an authentic Spanish plaza. The Spanish Square is owned by husband and wife duo Manuel Moreno and Mara Baer.

For more information go to or on Facebook at on Twitter @SpanishSquare.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Do you remember Southport Department Store?

Located where Deleece/Grassroots and Mercury Theater are today was the Southport Department Store.  This picture was taken in 1991 when the store closed it's doors for good.  Do you remember this place?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Say Hello to Addison & Clark (Former Addison on the Park) Development

Here are the latest renderings for "Addison & Clark" - the development previously known as Addison on the Park.  Development has been approved and is starting in spring of 2016, with construction lasting about two years.

Southport & Irving (SIP) is excited to announce "​Taste of Southport & Irving​" on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Southport & Irving (SIP) is excited to announce "​Taste of Southport & Irving​" - a New Year neighborhood appreciation party ​+ wine tasting​ to celebrate their newly built wine bar.​ 

The Details: 
​Thursday, January 14, 7-9pm
  • 3 wine stations ​will each be offering 6-8 different wines from all over the world​; an eclectic list, ​emulating the global influences of the SIP dinner menu
  • ​Sample wines from ​USA, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, Portugal, more​
  • SIP will serve bottles they don’t usually serve by the glass
  • ​Chef Alec Sherman will serve up miniature versions of dishes from ​the current menu​. Examples are:
    • ​Mini Duck Cassoulet
    • Mini XO Hanger Steak
    • Black Bean Empanadas​
  • All are welcome!

RSVPs ​encouraged​ by January 11​ @ 773-857-2890​

Friday, December 11, 2015

Elevare MD Bringing Medical and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Services to the Southport Corridor in 2016

Chicago, IL – December 11, 2015 - Elevare MD, led by board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael DeWolfe, joins the Southport Corridor in 2016, bringing medical and cosmetic Plastic Surgery services to the neighborhood.

Dr. Michael DeWolfe is joined by Kelly DeWolfe, an advanced practice nurse (APN). Their team brings over 6 years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery experience to the community.  As residents of Lakeview, they are excited to expand from their current office location in La Grange to provide aesthetic and surgical services to the community in which they live.

In addition to Plastic Surgery consultations, Dr. DeWolfe and staff will provide a comprehensive approach including Botox, fillers, laser, ultrasound therapies, and medical-grade skin treatments.  The location will include a retail area highlighting the most advanced physician grade products available.

Dr. Michael DeWolfe is a member of Chicago Health Medical Group (CHMG), a physician group comprised of over 100 primary care physicians and specialists, with offices located across greater Chicago.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Lights on the Southport Corridor

'Tis the season on the Southport Corridor - all decked out in holiday lights.  Here's some snapshots we took in early December, 2015.

Chicago's Southport Corridor
Jeni's Ice Creams, Gap

Jeni's Ice Creams



Mint Julep

Lakeview Insurance


Lou & Grey

Mystic Celt

That's Amore Florists

Crosby's Kitchen

Krista K

Aligned Modern Health



Basics Salon

She One Boutique

Southport Groceries and Cafe

Lululemon Southport

Lululemon Southport

Julius Meinl

D'Agostino's Pizza

D'Agostino's Pizza

Uncle Dan's Great Outdoors

Custom Eyes


M2 Boutique

Sheil Park

Pinky Nail Studio, UPS Store

The UPS Store

Crosby's Kitchen


U.S. Apothecary

Free People

Free People
Mystic Celt


Fleet Feet
Fleet Feet

b. rose salon

Southport Lanes

Southport Lanes

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