Friday, January 20, 2017

New Business Alert: Paperchase is coming to 3420 N. Southport Avenue

After two years of the former Einstein Bagels location being vacant, a permit has been issued to renovate the space. Paperchase, a store similar to Paper Source based in the UK, will be moving into this location. They have been listed on Yellow Pages as well, but movement has been non-existent. 

From Paperchase's website:
WHO WE ARE: Paperchase is the UK’s number 1 shopping spot for exciting and innovative design-led stationery. For over 40 years we’ve inspired with stylish stationery, unique greeting cards, distinctive gifts as well as quality art and craft materials.
Paperchase UK Store Front.
WHAT WE DO: Always ready with fresh and inventive ideas, Paperchase is constantly bringing you new products with many new products launching in our stores and website every single week.Many of these are created in-house by our talented team of designers, so you can enjoy ranges exclusive to us. Alongside innovation, we maintain a great variety of essentials too, tried and tested by our loyal customers.
Currently, Paperchase has stores around the world but only one other US location in Overland Park, KS. They are in the process of rapidly expanding in the United States.

In addition, the store is currently hiring, and you can read and apply to the job descriptions here.

Paperchase Kansas Store Front.

3420 N. Southport Avenue - former location of Einstein Bagels is now under construction and will be home of Paperchase.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Leafage Salads and Sushi Now Open for Pickup or Delivery

In addition to F.I.S.H Poke BarMilk MoneyBlue Crown WingsMac Royale and Melt 350, Leafage Salads and Sushi is now available for pick-up or delivery via GrubHub. This new delivery concept is located at 3208-10 N. Southport.
'Leafage Salads has launched in Lakeview, Chicago and is the purveyor of all things healthy, available for delivery and pickup from its N. Southport kitchen through GrubHub.  You'll find everything your body and mind crave including signature salads, quinoa bowls, vegetarian sushi and a full juice bar with superfoods smoothies and freshly made juices.  For those focused on gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian cuisine 'Leafage was designed with your dietary needs in mind.

See the full menu here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

3542 N. Southport Avenue For Lease or Redevelopment

Looks like Basics Salon could be on it's way out of the Southport Corridor according to this listing.
"Operating Salon on Southport Retail Shopping Corridor next to Anthropologie. Salon usage license could be made available to new operator of under new lease. Located in the Lakeview area of Chicago near Brown Line L Stop & Wrigley Field. Owner would consider redevelopment / built to suit space of 1,800 to 2,800+ sf occupancy in 2018/2019. Please do not disturb tenant. See agent for viewing of property."
This space was for lease back in 2015, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Real Good Juice Company opening January 29th in Chicago's Southport Corridor

From Eater Chicago, Real Good Juice Co.’s second stand-alone location should open in two weeks. Construction delays have pushed back the opening date, according to a rep. It was originally scheduled to open on Jan. 5 at 3548 N. Southport Ave.

Update: New opening date is Sunday, January 29th.

Ella Elli set to open March 7, 2017

Construction is moving full-steam ahead for Crosby's Kitchen's newest restaurant in the Southport Corridor and opening date will be March 6.  From DNA Info Chicago:
The vibrant Southport Corridor will have another dining option in a few short months, as Ella Elli set its opening date for March 6. The 75-seat restaurant will feature "globally influenced" cuisine featuring pizza, pasta, seafood, and charcuterie and toasts, with an emphasis on French, Italian and Spanish flavors.
You can read more on Ella Elli from The Chicago Tribune and DNA Info Chicago.

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Southport Corridor Pickup/Delivery-Only Restaurants are Now Open

The former Burger Boss at 3208-10 N. Southport has been turned over to a full-time delivery/pickup only kitchen.

Earlier in January, F.I.S.H Poke Bar started taking delivery orders and now, the kitchen has expanded with Milk Money, Blue Crown Wings, Mac Royale and Melt 350.  All menu items can be ordered online via Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates.

Lole Southport Chicago closing January 15, 2017

Lole Women's Southport location at 3434 N. Southport Avenue announced that they are closing their pop-up shop on January 15 via Facebook. Lole's space is owned by L3 Capital, so it will be interesting to see what take it's place. Did you shop at Lole?

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