Monday, November 21, 2016


Chicago is a great town for family Christmas traditions. And if you like fun family movies and great singalongs, then the long standing Christmas movie traditional at the Music Box should be on your list.  This year we are adding another classic movie!

On December 9th, The Chicago Help Initiative is sponsoring a screening of “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Music Box Theater.  The event dubbed “Miracle on Southport” will feature the original 1947 movie (starring Natalie Wood, Maureen O’Hara, and Edmund Gwenn), as well as a great local choir leading the sing along, a fabulous organist , a special guest appearance by Santa Claus (of course), holiday libations, and laughter.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with showtime and singalong starting at 7:00 p.m. in the big theater. Tickets are only $20, available at

The show benefits the Chicago Help Initiative’s supper program – providing hot meals and life-changing resources to homeless individuals in downtown Chicago.

The event is open to the public. The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. Please join us for a wonderful evening for a good cause to help those in need.  If you’re unable to attend the event but would still like to contribute, Candyality located a 3737 N. Southport Ave. (4 doors down from the Music Box) will be selling candy filled stockings from November 23-December 10, for $10 to be distributed to the homeless at the holiday dinner.

Learn more about The Chicago Help Initiative at

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Capital One Cafe Southport Corridor Official Renderings

As you recall, Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee is coming to 3435 N. Southport AvenueConstruction is moving ahead and the Cafe is slated to open in the Spring or early Summer, 2017. The Cafe will be approximately 7,500 sq. feet, will offer 3 nooks and 2 meeting rooms for customers, neighborhood and community members/partners to utilize should they need a work or meeting space. Below are the official renderings provided to us by Capital One.  

Construction of Capital One Cafe, November 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Southport Holiday Stroll is December 2, 2016

It's that time of year again!  The annual Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on December 2, 2016 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Southport Avenue from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wrigley Field, after The Chicago Cubs win the World Series

November 3, 2016 around Wrigley Field was quite the buzz, and watching Theo Epstein walking around the ballpark was the icing on the cake.  Congratulations, Chicago Cubs! -Your neighbors and friends in The Southport Corridor!

Theo Epstein hanging around Wrigley Field after The World Series win

Hey Neighbor!

Theo Epstein with The Chicago Fire Department at Wrigley Field


After a nail-biting game 7,  The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series!  We will remember this night and week for the rest of our lives!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall 2016 on Chicago's Southport Corridor

A great fall day on Chicago's Southport Corridor made for perfect pictures around The 'Port.

Indira, Coda Di Volpe, Southport Lanes

Indira, Coda Di Volpe

Tuco & Blondie

Tuco & Blondie

Jeni's Ice Cream, Gap, Southport CTA

Southport CTA

Rise Sushi, Jeni's Ice Cream

Gap, Gap Kids

Capital One Cafe under construction, SoulCycle, J. Crew

Potbelly, Future LensCrafters, Lush

Future Capital One Cafe 
Lush, Mint Julep, Lole, Lakeview Insurance

Evereve, Lou & Grey, Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Evereve, Lou & Grey

Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Benefit Cosmetics, Future Hannah Andersson

That's Amore Florists, Krista K

Lange's Lounge

Splendid, Bluemercury

Splendid, Bluemercury, Aligned Modern Health



She One, Future Real Good Juice & Co., Southport Grocery and Cafe


The Butcher's Tap

D'Agostino's Pizza


Future apartment development

Dogaholics, Cafe Tola

Sushi Mura, Spotless Cleaners (Could be a future TOD), Red Balloon Company, Bentley's Pet Stuff

Coalfire Pizza

Coalfire Pizza

Frankie's On The Park

Hair Cuttery, Kruger Art Gallery

Que Syrah Fine Wines, Stella Blue Design

Que Syrah, Massage Envy, BoA, Edible Arrangements

Wildwood Photography, European Wax Center, Chase, The former Blue Bayou

Restoration of Music Box Theatre

Two Penny Blue

Two Penny Blue

Dairy Queen, Tango Sur

Tango Sur's new Tapas Concept (opening soon)

Learey & Laude, Dona Tola (under construction) from Cafe Tola

Grassroots Eatery

Mercury Theater (it's almost Christmas Schooner Time)

Candyality, Klein's True Value, Pasta Al Gusta

Frio Gelato (coming soon)

Southport Blooms, 5411 Empanadas

Coalfire Pizza

The Red Balloon Company

Jewel-Osco and the last fall days of Southport's People Spot

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl

D'Agostino's Pizza

The Butcher's Tap

Uncle Dan's Great Outdoors, Paper Source

Custom Eyes, Francesca's Collections

M2 Boutique

Sheil Park

Construction of Ella Elli and Crosby's Kitchen

Suvarna, U.S. Apothecary, Free People, Future Amazon Books 

U.S. Apothecary - k.hall designs

Free People ready for Christmas

Future Amazon Books (under construction)

SoulCycle Southport, J. Crew


J. Crew

SoulCycle, J. Crew 
Noodles & Company, Athleta Southport

Southport CTA

Starbucks, Jeni's Ice Cream, Southport CTA

Fleet Feet, Elevare MD

Indira, Coda Di Volpe

Coda Di Volpe

Southport Lanes

Southport Lanes

Future Bow-Truss Coffee Roaster, Schubas Tavern and Harmony Grill

Langtree Salon, The Spanish Square


New Construction at Belmont and Southport

The Southport Corridor

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