Friday, December 30, 2016

F.I.S.H. Poke Bar Southport Corridor Details

F.I.S.H. Poke Bar is now open for delivery / pickup from Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates.  They are located at 3208-10 N. Southport in the former Burger Boss location, and here are the details:

Monday, December 26, 2016

Southport Corridor Changes into 2018

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 2018:

  1. Paperchase is coming to Southport Avenue
  2. Bonobos is coming to 3434 N. Southport Avenue
  3. Hanna Andersson is coming to 3452 N. Southport
  4. Kendra Scott is opening on April 21, 2017 at 3426 N. Southport
  5. Leahy and Ladue is closing March 31
  6. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Chase Bank and Chipotle could be possible tenants
  7. Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee will open in  fall 2017 at 3435 N. Southport
  8. Venus Restaurant is coming from The Mercury Theater in Cullen's former space
  9. Mint Julep is now closed, national retail coming in
  10. A new mixed-use development is coming to 3334 N. Southport Avenue with retail
  11. Frio Gelato is opening April 21 at 3721 N. Southport
  12. B. Rose Salon at 3341 N. Southport has closed and construction has started for a new nail and hair salon
  13. 3424 N. Southport is currently being redeveloped into a mixed-use space with retail and residential units
  14. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for redevelopment in 2019-2020
  15. Target is moving into the former Whole Foods space on Ashland in October
  16. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue with an American Mattress store
  17. Addison & Clark development is underway; Cinemex Movie Theater and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  18. Shake Shack is coming to the Addison & Clark development in Wrigleyville
  19. Hotel Zachery with Big Star Chicago, McDonald's and several other restaurants coming to Wrigleyville
  20. Starbucks Reserve is coming to the office building retail space at Wrigley Field
  21. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  22. Amazon Books now open
  23. Stumptown Coffee Roasters Cafe is now open inside Amazon Books
  24. Bow Truss Coffee Roasters was coming to Southport & Belmont (But who knows what will happen now)
  25. Ella Elli is now open from 4-Star Restaurant Group
  26. F.I.S.H. Poke Bar, Milk MoneyBlue Crown WingsMac Royale and Melt 35 delivery/pickup only kitchen has opened at 3208-10 N. Southport
  27. LuluBelles Pancake House building was demolished and new retail/residences have been built and are for rent
  28. FlatTop Grill former space is for lease
  29. Real Good Juice Co. has opened at 3548 N. Southport
  30. LensCrafters has opened at 3428 N. Southport
  31. Elevare MD has opened next to Fleet Feet
  32. Tango Sur has expanded into Vivial's former location as as a Tapas Wine Bar and shop called Bodega Sur
  33. Whole Foods is now open at Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont
  34. Indira has moved to 3337 N. Southport
  35. 1342 W. Belmont mixed-use is under construction
  36. 3451-53 N. Southport actively being marketed for lease
  37. Please, someone do something with this building!!!!

F.I.S.H. Poke Bar coming to 3208 N. Southport

The former Burger Boss location at 3208 N. Southport has a new delivery-only restaurant coming in called F.I.S.H. Poke Bar.  You can see their menu via Postmates here.  We will keep you posted as we hear more including opening dates. Thoughts?

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lakeview Author Surprises Southport Diner’s With Holiday Gifts at Crosby's Kitchen

If you and your family were dining at Crosby’s Kitchen Thursday night, you were in for an early Christmas present.  Oliver the Ornament, a new Christmas book about one family’s collection of ornaments was given out to all family’s dining at the restaurant.  

The books author, Todd Zimmermann from Lakeview decided to surprise the diners with the gifts as a way to say thanks to Chicago for all their support in launching this book, and as a way to spread kindness this holiday season. His campaign, The Kindness of Christmas is promoting daily acts of kindness that children and their families have submitted from across the country.  

Since launching the book last year, Zimmermann has added an entire line of Oliver-related merchandise to his offerings and is now available in nearly 200 stores nationwide as well as at

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