Mystic Celt’s Last Day of Business on Southport is January 3, 2016

From earlier this year, the owner of Mystic Celt had sold the building to L3 Capital, and it has been marketed for lease over the past several months. It has now been confirmed that Mystic\’s last day of business on Southport will be January 3, 2016. Look for new retail and/or food establishments coming over the next several months. The property is currently being marketed for up to three separate store-fronts.

You can see the full listing here from Cushman & Wakefield.

Mystic Celt\’s last holiday season on Chicago’s Southport Corridor.

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Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Apple Store to move south along the Chicago River

From The Chicago Tribune, the Apple Store located on Michigan Avenue will be moving south along the banks of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue.  Here are the first sketches of a “Prairie Style” Apple Store.

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New Mixed-Use Development Proposed for 3334 N. Southport Avenue

Records have been filed with the Office of the City Clerk to rezone 3334 N. Southport Avenue into a 4-story mixed-use development with retail on the first level.  There would be a total of 8 dwelling units including in this development. Since it is so close to Southport\’s CTA station, it could be considered a TOD.

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The South Lakeview Neighbors association voted to remove the‪ Lincoln Hub

“As a follow up to our survey of residents about the Lincoln Hub, we had a members-only vote at the November 10 meeting.
If you had to choose, would you:

A.  I prefer to keep the current design intersection

B.  I would prefer to return the intersection to its original design.

The vote was 26 to “return to the original design” and 12 to “keep the current design”.
We will communicate this result to Alderman Waguespack, the Lakeview Chamber, and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).
South Lakeview Neighbors hopes to be able to work with all three to improve the intersection in a way that the community can support.”

What are your thoughts?

Vivial Restaurant and Cocktail Bar coming to Southport

Spencer’s Jolly Posh Goods may be gone, but in it\’s place is Vivial – Fine Comfort Food and Cocktails.  Vivial opens November 18th at 3755 N. Southport Avenue, and will feature brunch, dinner and specialty drinks from the owners of Jolly Posh.

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The 2015 Southport Holiday Stroll is Friday, December 4

It’s that time of year again!  The Southport Holiday Stroll will be Friday, December 4, 2015 – 5PM – 9PM from Belmont to Irving Park Road along Southport Avenue.  Jollypalooza will be on Saturday, December 5 on Lincoln Avenue.  More information from the Chamber of Commerce can be found here.

Lakeview resident finally gets his response from Tom Tunney regarding crime in the area

A local Lakeview, Ted (Twitter: had petitioned a petition on answers from Tom Tunney regarding crime.  He finally got to meet with our Alderman on November 5, and a written response was given to him.  You can read the response here:

Voice your concerns on crime to Tom Tunney’s Office

We have had many posts this week on crime and it appears our voices are being heard.  This is from one of our fellow neighbors:

“Chris “director of public safety” for Tunney’s office called me back within three hours and was very understanding, supportive and sympathetic to the issues we are seeing. He has been receiving a ton of calls and seems to understand we need help. He wants to know when police are not responding and when we feel no one is listening. He said he is open to anyone who wants to call. I spoke with him for 20 minutes. He said he took a drive down the alleys along Janssen this morning and was surprised at the amount of graffiti in the area. He says he has ordered clean up for it and would like calls anytime we see new graffiti or anything suspicious in the area. He will be present at the CAPS meeting on the 18th at 7PM at 2452 Belmont. This is our chance to meet with and talk to our law enforcement and tell them what we are seeing. He also says he\’s happy to join any neighborhood watch programs we set up to help be a resource. Call him and tell him your concerns. The more they hear from us the better.”

If you see something that does not seem normal, call 911 to report it.  You can also contact Tom Tunney’s office at 773.525.6034 and continue to voice your concern on crime.  We also advise you to follow Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown.

Southport Suites Closed, Building For Lease

You may have noticed recently that the sign for Southport Suites is gone and now the building is officially for lease.  Although their website is up still, their Facebook page is deleted.  What would you like to see at 3452 N. Southport Avenue?

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