Chicago’s Southport Corridor Ouizi Mural

The CVS North of Addison on Southport has received an amazing extreme makeover mural from Louise “Ouizi” Jones this spring.

From Lakeview Patch:

Two blossoming murals are set to go up in Chicago’s Lake View and West Town neighborhoods just in time for spring. Created by Detroit-based artist Louise “Ouizi” Jones, the murals will be painted at 1914 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town and 3637 N. Southport Ave in Lakeview, with both pieces set to be complete by May.

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Southport & Irving (SIP) space for lease

Southport & Irving, better known as SIP is currently for lease. According to the marketing description:

“Southport Corridor Corner Restaurant and Bar. Fully built-out restaurant space with outdoor component. Corner location. Southport and Irving \”SIP\” is located in Chicago\’s Lakeview neighborhood and a part of the City\’s well know Southport Corridor. Within the last several years, the area\’s gained momentum as a trendy shopping and dining district, offering a nice mix of popular chains as well as independently owned specialty shops and restaurants. The corridor gives out-of-town shoppers and locals a chance to stray away from the ?Mag Mile shopping district and into a real Chicago neighborhood. The area boasts some of the high demographics in the City and is easily accessible from all over the City.”

On the plus side, it states that “Ownership will entertain a partnership with experienced operators,” so it appears a restaurant of some-sort will remain.  See the full listing here. 

Klein True Value Southport Corridor space for lease

After years of downsizing, it looks like we may be losing Southport\’s Klein True Value at 3737 N. Southport Avenue according to this listing.

\”Join one of the most unique and desirable retail corridors in Chicago. The Southport Corridor is a combination of national high-end brands and successful trendy boutiques and businesses. Located within the Lakeview neighborhood, dense residential neighborhood also hosts year-round tourists visiting Wrigley Field’s entertainment district a few blocks away. The retail corridor is nestled within Lakeview’s dense residential population servicing an economically strong demographic comprised of millennials, young families, and affluent city dwellers. Bus lines run along Southport Avenue and the Southport Brown Line stop services 1,137,800 riders annually.\”

Update on Klein\’s True Value shop closing from The Buino Family on Facebook can be read here.

Froyo Chicago Officially Closed

ICYMI, Froyo Chicago, located at 3746 N. Southport has officially closed, and the space is currently for lease.

From their Facebook page:

See the full listing here. What would you like to see in this space?

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest Details for 2019

Everyone’s favorite Southport Street Fest will be back for 2019 on both Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2019. All the details here at the link.
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2019 City of Chicago Summer Events Schedule

It’s that time of year again to celebrate Summer in Chicago! See the complete summer guide here:

May, 2019
April 26-May 5: Germany Week (Loop) | Map
May 4: Chicago Beer Classic (Museum Campus) | Map
May 4-5: Art in Wilder Park (Elmhurst) | Map
May 5: Switch on Summer (Loop) | Map
May 10: Manifest (South Loop) | Map
May 11: Arts & Crafts Adventure (Park Ridge) | Map
May 11: Ballpark Brew Fest (Schaumburg) | Map
May 11-12: Renegade Craft Fair (Pilsen) | Map
May 17: Beer Tasting in Lilacia Park (Lombard) | Map
May 17-19: Lincoln Park Wine Fest | Map
May 17-19: Mayfest (Lakeview) | Map
May 17-19: Chocolate Fest (Long Grove) | Map
May 18: Bark in the Park (Museum Campus) | Map
May 18: Wine Tasting in Lilacia Park (Lombard) | Map
May 18: What\’s Blooming on Harrison (Oak Park) | Map
May 18: Roars & Pours (Brookfield) | Map
May 18: Water Lantern Festival (Aurora) | Map
May 18-19: Riverside Arts Weekend | Map
May 18-19: Civil War Days (Naperville) | Map
May 19: Andersonville Wine Walk | Various locations
May 19: Rhubarb Festival (Kankakee) | Map
May 24-26: Mole de Mayo (Pilsen) | Map
May 24-26: Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest (Oak Forest) | Map
May 24-Sept. 1: Live on the Lake! (Near North Side) | Map
May 25: Chicago Memorial Day Parade (Loop) | Map
May 25-26: Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest (Lakeview) | Map
May 25-Aug. 31: Wave Wall Wax (Near North Side) | Map
May 26-Aug. 29: Rockin’ in the Park (Rosemont) | Map
May 30-June 2: Maifest Chicago (Lincoln Square) | Map
May 30-Aug. 29: Thursday Night Out (Oak Park) | Map
May 31-June 1: Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Loop) | Map
May 31-June 2: Lincoln Park Greek Fest | Map
May 31-June 2: Taste of Mexico (Little Village) | Map
May 31-June 2: Do Division Street Fest (Wicker Park) | Map
May 31-June 2: Harvard Milk Days | Map
June, 2019
June 1: Chicago Ale Fest (Loop) | Map
June 1: North Shore Pride Fest (Highwood) | Map
June 1-2: WingOut Chicago (Old Town) | Map
June 1-2: 57th Street Art Fair (Hyde Park) | Map
June 1-2: Hyde Park Brew Fest | Map
June 2: PorchFest Lakeview | Map
June 6-Aug. 29: Summer Concert Series (Lincoln Square) | Map
June 7-9: Chicago Blues Festival (Loop) | Map
June 7-9: Spring Awakening (Hoffman Estates) | Map
June 8: Lombard Ale Fest | Map
June 8: The OK BBQ Block Party (Forest Park) | Map
June 8-9: Old Town Art Fair | Map
June 8-9: Wells Street Art Festival (Old Town) | Map
June 8-9: Printers Row Lit Fest | Map
June 8-9: Promenade of Art  (Arlington Heights) | Map
June 12-Aug. 17: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop) | Map
June 13-16: Old Canal Days Craft and Art Fair (Lockport) | Map
June 14-15: Latinxt (Near North Side) | Map
June 14-15: SummerFest 2019 (Villa Park) | Map
June 14-15: Craft Brews at the Zoo (Lincoln Park) | Map
June 14-16: Ribfest Chicago  (North Center) | Map
June 14-16: Taste of Randolph Street (West Town) | Map
June 14-16: Oakley Ave. Festa Pasta Vino (Lower West Side) | Map
June 14-16: Elgin Ribfest | Map
June 15: Chicago Taco & Tequila (Lincoln Park) | Map
June 15: Solstice Hop & Vine Fest (Schaumburg) | Map
June 15: Drivin\’ the Dixie (Homewood) | Map
June 15: Uncork Illinois Wine Fest (Oak Park) | Map
June 15-16: Custer Fair (Evanston) | Map
June 18-23: Swedish Days (Geneva) | Map
June 18-Aug. 6: Concerts in the Plaza (Libertyville) | Map
June 21: Make Music Chicago | Various locations
June 21-22: World’s Largest Block Party (West Loop Gate) | Map
June 21-22: Chi-Soul Fest (Near North Side) | Map
June 21-23: Country Lake Shake (Museum Campus) | Map
June 21-23: Ruidofest (University Village) | Map
June 21-23: Strawberry Festival (Long Grove) | Map
June 21-Aug. 10: Summer Nights Concerts (Brookfield) | Map
June 22: Craft Beer Festival (Lisle) | Map
June 22-23: Chicago Pride Fest (Lakeview) | Map
June 22-23: Ravenswood on Tap | Map
June 22-23: Fountain Square Artisan SummerFest (Evanston) | Map
June 22-23: Chicago Food Truck Fest (South Loop) | Map
June 24-Aug.9: Family Fun Festival (Loop) | Map
June 26: Inferno Fest (Highwood) | Map
June 27-Aug. 24: Chicago SummerDance | Various locations
June 28-30: Back Lot Bash | Various locations
June 28-30: Millennium Art Festival (Loop) | Map
June 29: Pride in the Park (Loop) Map
June 29-30: Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo (Bridgeview) | Map
June 29-30: Summer Smash (Douglas Park) | Map
June 30: Chicago Pride Parade (Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park) | Map
June 30: Chicago Mariachi Festival (Loop) | Map
July, 2019
July 3-6: Eyes to the Skies (Lisle) | Map
July 3-7: Frontier Days Festival (Arlington Heights) | Map
July 3-7: Oak Fest (Oak Forest) | Map
July 4-7: Windy City Ribfest (Uptown) | Map
July 4-9: African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (Washington Park) | Map
July 5-7: West Fest (West Town) | Map
July 6-7: Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival (Glencoe) | Map
July 6-7: Chicago Michelada Festival (Pilsen) | Map
July 10-14: Taste of Chicago (Loop) | Map
July 11-14: Railroad Days Festival (West Chicago) | Map
July 12: Uncork Barrington | Map
July 12-14: Irish American Heritage Festival (Mayfair) | Map
July 12-14: Windy City Smokeout (Near West Side) | Map
July 12-14: Square Roots Festival (Lincoln Square) | Map
July 12-Aug. 23: Water Colors (Near North Side) | Map
July 13: Naperville Ale Fest | Map
July 13: Bastille Day Chicago (Ravenswood) | Map
July 13-14: Southport Art & Music Fest (Lakeview) | Map
July 17: Malt Row on Damen (Ravenswood) | Map
July 17-21: Kane County Fair (St. Charles) | Map
July 18-21: Highwood Days | Map
July 19-20: Artfest Michigan Avenue (Near North Side) | Map
July 19-21: Pitchfork Music Festival (West Town) | Map
July 19-21: Colombian Fest  (Hermosa) | Map
July 19-21: Taste of River North | Map
July 19-21: Ben Fest (North Center) | Map
July 19-21: Tacos y Tamales Festival (Pilsen) | Map
July 19-21: Sheffield Street Fest (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 20: Silver Room Block Party (Hyde Park) | Map
July 20: Volleywood Electric Beach (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 20: Taste of WVON (Roseland) | Map
July 20: Sheffield Craft BeerFest (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 20-21: Chicago Craft Beer Festival (Lakeview) | Map
July 20-21: North Shore Taco Fest (Highwood) | Map
July 20-21: Sheffield Garden Walk (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 21: Dearborn Garden Walk (Gold Coast) | Map
July 24-28: DuPage County Fair (Wheaton) | Map
July 24-28: Lake County Fair (Grayslake) | Map
July 25-28: Proud American Days (New Lenox) | Map
July 25-28: Prairie Fest (Wood Dale) Map
July 25-28: Fiesta del Sol (Pilsen) | Map
July 26-28: Wicker Park Fest | Map
July 27-28: Bantu Fest (Hyde Park) | Map
July 27-28: Ghana Fest (Washington Park) | Map
July 27-28: Chicago Margarita Festival (Near North Side) | Map
July 27-28: Taste of Lincoln Avenue (Lincoln Park) | Map
July 27-28: Glencoe Festival of Art | Map
July 27-28: Geneva Arts Fair | Map
July 28: Bloody Mary Fest (Highwood) | Map
August, 2019
Aug. 1-4: Lollapalooza (Loop) | Map
Aug. 1-4: Little Italy Fest-West (Addison) | Map
Aug. 2-4: Festa Italiana (Naperville) | Map
Aug. 2-4: Jeff Fest (Jefferson Park) | Map
Aug. 2-4: Destination Asia Festival (Lisle) | Map
Aug. 3: Wheaton Brew Fest | Map
Aug. 3-4: Edge Fest (Edgewater) | Map
Aug. 3-4: Art at the Glen (Glenview) | Map
Aug. 3-4: World of Faeries Festival (South Elgin) | Map
Aug. 4: Taste of the Towns (Lake Zurich) | Map
Aug. 6: Art Dans La Rue (Oak Park) | Map
Aug. 9-11: Chicago Hot Dog Fest (Lincoln Park) | Map
Aug. 9-11: Ginza Holiday Festival (Old Town) | Map
Aug. 9-11: Retro on Roscoe (Roscoe Village) | Map
Aug. 9-11: Festival Cubano (Belmont Cragin) | Map
Aug. 10: Farm & Barn Fest (Mokena) | Map
Aug. 10: Bud Billiken Parade (Bronzeville) | Map
Aug. 10: Noche Caribena (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 10-11: Northalsted Market Days (Lakeview) | Map
Aug. 10-11: My House Music Festival (Pilsen) | Map
Aug. 10-11: Kite Festival (Glencoe) | Map
Aug. 10-11: Thirsty Ears Festival (Ravenswood) | Map
Aug. 14: Garlic Fest (Highwood) | Map
Aug. 15: Clark After Dark (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 16-18: Edison Park Fest | Map
Aug. 16-18: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (Rogers Park) | Map
Aug. 17: Westside Music Festival (Douglas Park) | Map 
Aug. 17-18: Chicago Air and Water Show (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 17-18: Sangria Festival (Humboldt Park) | Map
Aug. 17-18: Pilsen Fest | Map
Aug. 17-18: Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival (Glencoe) | Map
Aug. 17-18: Vintage Days (Long Grove) | Map
Aug. 21-25: Will County Fair  (Peotone) | Map
Aug. 23-25: Logan Square Social | Map
Aug. 23-25: Corn Fest (DeKalb) | Map
Aug. 23-25: Skokie’s Backlot Bash | Map
Aug. 23-25: Taste of Greektown | Map
Aug. 23-Sept. 1: Chicago Jazz Festival (Loop) | Map
Aug. 24: Villapalooza (Little Village) | Map
Aug. 24-25: Ukranian Days Festival (West Town) | Map
Aug. 24-25: Bucktown Art Fest | Map
Aug. 24-25: Oak Park Ave.-Lake Arts & Crafts Show (Oak Park) | Map
Aug. 24-25: Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park) | Map
Aug. 25: Walk in the Park (Arlington Heights) | Map
Aug. 25: Taste of Armenia (Evanston) | Map
Aug. 25-31: Chicago Onscreen Schedule | Various locations
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Nashwood (Highwood) | Map
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Great American Lobster Fest (Near North Side) | Map
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: North Coast Music Festival (South Loop) | Map
Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Taste of Polonia (Jefferson Park) | Map
Aug. 30-Sept. 2: African Festival of the Arts (Washington Park) | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Frankfort Fall Fest | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Schaumburg Septemberfest | Map
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Irish Days (Long Grove) | Map
September, 2019
Sept. 4-8: Sandwich Fair | Map
Sept. 6-8: Throwback Music Fest (Norwood Park) | Map
Sept. 6-8: Festival de La Villita (Little Village) | Map
Sept. 6-8: German American Oktoberfest (Lincoln Square) | Map
Sept. 6-8: Windy City Blues Fest (Lyons) | Map
Sept. 6-8: Festival of the Vine (Geneva) | Map
Sept. 7: Northern Illinois Airshow (Waukegan) | Map
Sept. 7: Stems and Steins (Norwood Park) | Map
Sept. 7-8: 79th Street Renaissance Festival (Gresham) | Map
Sept. 7-8: Renegade Craft Fair (Wicker Park) | Map
Sept. 7-8: Deer Park Art Show | Map
Sept. 7-8: World War II Days (Lockport) | Map
Sept. 7-8: Fine Art Festival (Oak Brook) | Map
Sept. 8: Scandinavian Day (South Elgin) | Map
Sept. 8: DeKalb Kite Fest | Map
Sept. 13-15 Riot Fest (Douglas Park) | Map
Sept. 13-29: World Music Festival | Various Locations
Sept. 14-15: Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival (Roscoe Village) | Map
Sept. 14-15: Printer\’s Row Art Fest | Map
Sept. 14-15: Ravenswood Artwalk | Map
Sept. 15: Monarch Butterfly Festival (Palos Heights) | Map
Sept. 20-21: Oaktoberfest (Oak Park) | Map
Sept. 20-21: Goose Island Beer Co.\’s 312 Block Party (West Town) | Map
Sept. 20-21: Norwood Park Fall Fest | Map
Sept. 20-22: Apple Fest (Long Grove) | Map
Sept. 20-22: American Craft Exposition (Glencoe) | Map
Sept. 21: Lake Forest Fall Fest | Map
Sept. 21: Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure (Park Ridge) | Map
Sept. 21: Lisle Ale Fest | Map
Sept. 21: Youth Arts Showcase Festival (Loop) | Map
Sept. 21-22: Harvest Pow Wow (Naperville) | Map
Sept. 21-22: Northshore Affordable Art Sale (Skokie) | Map
Sept. 21-22: Andersonville Arts Fest | Map
Sept. 21-22: Chicago Food Truck Fest (Forest Glen)| Map

Johnny Was Southport Corridor now under construction

Construction is now under way for Chicago\’s first Johnny Was store at 3510 N. Southport Avenue. This space was formerly Spendid LA, which closed in March, 2019

About Johnny Was:

\”Just like the universal and timeless appeal of a great song, Johnny Was designs clothes that cross cultures and defy trends. With a bohemian spirit and a true sense of authenticity, we take our inspiration from anything that is beautiful, genuine and special—a striking piece of artwork, the luxurious hand-stitching on a vintage dress or the natural simplicity of a vibrant bougainvillea.

 Our signature embroideries and effortless silhouettes are unparalleled. After more than 30 years of our artisan-inspired stitch work and luxe fabrications, the undying allure speaks for itself. For the woman looking to showcase her personal style, while appreciating the thoughtful details of timeless techniques. An aesthetic that embraces our California-based lifestyle but always with a global vision.

 It’s the gorgeous details in life that make it beautiful, and that’s what we strive to create with Johnny Was. Embrace the beauty, look beyond and enjoy the journey.\”

Johnny Was has stores all over the country and is expanding rapidly. It is also sold at high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus.

Patio Season is almost here at Corridor Provisions

Counting down the days until daily patio season is guaranteed 🍺⛱🌞 (at Corridor Brewery & Provisions)

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