#DecadeChallenge Southport Corridor – 2009 vs. 2019


Gallagher Way Christkindlmarket at Wrigley Field Details for 2019

It’s that time of year again at Gallagher Way Chicago!

From NBC 5 Chicago:

It will be a winter wonderland at Chicago’s Wrigley Field over the next few months, and all of the action kicks off on Friday as two of Gallagher Way’s biggest attractions open to the public.

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#TBT – Chicago’s Southport Corridor – 1977 vs. Today

A great photo from OldStyleSigns on Twitter of the Southport Corridor from 1977:

And the same cross-view today:

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Updated Development Plans for 3347-49 N. Southport

Earlier this summer, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport.  The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5.

From Ald. Tunney’s office:

“Hi Folks, I apologize for the short notice but the proposal for 3347-49 N. Southport will be presented and the West Lake View Neighbors (WLVN) meeting on Monday, November 18th on the second floor of The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave. A meet-and-greet begins at 6:30 p.m. before each meeting. I had hoped to have our website updated by today but we’ve hit a snag so I\’m attaching the updated plan set we received. We\’re also in the process of updating the narrative on our website (I hope to have it complete by tomorrow morning).
“The applicant has revised the proposal based on community feedback and is now requesting a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-3 to allow for a five-story mixed-use building. The building would contain 4,230 square feet of ground floor commercial space along with 28 dwelling units, 4 parking spaces and 28 bike parking stalls.” We hope you can join the WLVN meeting next week but we will also take comments, questions and feedback via email.
Sincerely, Bennett R. Lawson
Chief of Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney – 44th Ward

fax 773.525.5058”

The updated development:

The originally proposed development:

Southport’s Annual Holiday Cocktail Crawl is Friday, December 6, 2019

It’s that time of year again so get your tickets here! 

From the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce:

  • Holiday Stroll

    The Southport Holiday Stroll is a longstanding tradition in West Lakeview where businesses along Southport between Belmont and Irving Park break out the holly and stay open late offering special holiday deals and festivities! The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend and includes special deals from local businesses, carol singers, photos with Santa, holiday treats, and other surprises!
  • Cocktail Crawl

    For the Cocktail Crawl, attendees can taste over 15 different holiday-themed cocktails at participating businesses while they enjoy the festivities of the Southport Holiday Stroll. All businesses participating in the Cocktail Crawl are also part of the Southport Holiday Stroll.
    With a Cocktail Crawl ticket, each cocktail taster will receive a commemorative tasting glass and map guide listing the participating businesses and various cocktails. The Cocktail Crawl Check-In location is at Sheil Park (3505 N. Southport Ave) from 4:30 – 7:30pm.

Confirmed: Sephora is coming to 3401 N. Southport Avenue

After months of speculation, Sephora will be coming to Southport\’s newest development at 3401 N. Southport Avenue, the former homes of Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors. 

3401 N. Southport will be a 30 unit rental building with first floor commercial space and seven parking spaces for this site. The developers have taken advantage of the City’s new Transit Oriented Development Ordinance which incentivizes density near transit centers and allows for a reduction in the required parking spaces.

Sephora is a Paris–based French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores founded in Limoges in 1969. Featuring nearly 300 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, and haircare.

Galleria Liquors will also be returning in the second retail space closer to the CTA entrance. 

Sephora coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

3401 N. Southport Avenue is well under construction where Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors once stood. We have known since the beginning that Galleria Liquors was coming back, but Rise Sushi was not.  We have confirmed that Sephora is taking the other retail space, and that the lease is finalized. What do you think about Sephora joining the Southport Corridor?

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