Southport Corridor Parents – Chime is here for on-demand babysitting needs

Chime is a new, on-demand babysitting service in Chicago from the creators of Sittercity. Childcare professionals have personally handpicked the best sitters, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, including the Southport Corridor. And they’ve made it incredibly easy to find, book and pay your favorites.

With Chime, parents can simply log on to the website or app to watch video profiles and read reviews of great local sitters nearby—all have been thoroughly vetted and screened, including in-depth background check, social media scraping and in-person meeting. So now anytime a need arises, all you have to do is pick a time, choose a sitter and you’re all set. From school holidays to date night, Chime is available. And the best part, payment is processed automatically by credit card, and you can rebook your favorites.

The people at Sittercity are so confident you\’ll love Chime sitters, they will make your first booking free (up to $100). Just sign up at and use promo code SOUTHPORTCORRIDOR.

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In Photos: J. Crew opens at 3441 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago

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J. Crew opens on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

J. Crew opened in Chicago’s Southport Corridor district on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and here are photos of the new store. J. Crew is located at 3441 N. Southport Avenue.

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Flat Top Grill at Southport and Belmont Closes

Long-time staple Flat Top Grill at the corner of Southport and Belmont Avenue closed its doors on Tuesday, January 26.  It had been located in that location since 1995. We contacted Flat Top via Twitter and they responded that they had to close due to economic factors outside of their control (assumption: the landlord wanted more money for their lease).

This development has always had issues holding tenants, so we’ll see what happens next. Would be a good site for a mixed-use development perhaps?

Chicago’s Southport Corridor on Instagram

We are now on Instagram, so follow us today!  Tag us and hashtag your photos with #SouthportCorridor, and we will feature them as well! Our Instagram handle is @southportcorridorchicago.

Interior demolition of the former Mystic Celt building to start soon

A permit has been approved to demolish the interior of Mystic Celt.  A very similar permit was issued for the new Billy Lawless restaurant before it was demolished to make way for a new restaurant, so time will tell if the building will be torn-down or just gutted and revamped for new retail tenants.

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SoulCycle Southport opens Saturday, January 30, 2016

Finally ready for SoulCycle?  Opening date is set Saturday, January 30, 2016 beginning with an 8:30 AM class at 3423 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago.

For more information and to sign-up for classes, SoulCycle’s Southport website and classes can be found here.

2016 Water Main Project on Southport

From Tom Tunney’s website:

Southport Water Main Project
Project: City of Chicago Department of Water Management and Joel Kennedy Construction Corp. crews will be installing approximately 2,830 feet of new 8-inch water main in N. Southport, from W. Addison to W. Belmont.
Reason: The old water main dates back to 1892 and needs to be replaced.
Timing: Crews will begin installing the new water main early-February 2016, and expect the project to be completed in mid-March 2016.  Final restoration will follow the completion of the water main installation. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. If you would like to receive regular email updates about the progress of the project, please go to to register for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address and the project identification number: 1501362

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J. Crew Southport Corridor’s Grand Opening Party

J. Crew Southport opens Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and is having a grand opening celebration.

From J. Crew’s Facebook page:

“Stop by for a night of shopping at our new Southport Ave. store to benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Wednesday, January 27th, 6­-8pm
J. Crew
3423 N. Southport Ave.
Join us and our friends from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for an evening of cocktails, snacks and shopping (obviously) to celebrate our new space.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the hospital.”

Real Estate Brochure for 3424 N. Southport Avenue

After decades of sitting idle, 3424 N. Southport is finally for sale and is being marketing for redevelopment.  The asking price? 1.5m.  What would you like to see at this location?

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