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.