3714 N. Southport Retail / New Development for Lease

Looks like it could be the end to this classic building on Southport Avenue. According to this listing, 3714 N. Southport is next in line for redevelopment where Stella Blue is currently located.

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Retail Rumors: Aura Candle Bar Coming to 3338 N. Southport

A website, Facebook page and Instagram page has been set up for Aura Candle Bar at 3338 N. Southport, former home of The Homestead Group. Information is also listed on the Chamber of Commerce website as well. More to come soon.

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Now hiring in Chicago’s Southport Corridor (Best to view on a computer browser)

Looking for work in the neighborhood? Plenty of places are hiring, and here is a direct link to all the opportunities in and around the Southport Corridor. Note: this google jobs link will only work on a computer browser, not a mobile device unfortunately.

The Red Balloon Company is closing on Southport

The Red Balloon Children’s boutique, located at 3651 N. Southport Avenue came out swinging in 2014, vowing to fight the national retail chains on the Southport Corridor.

“Someone’s gotta do their part to fight the national big box encroachment,” the owner said to then DNA Chicago.

Unfortunately, The Red Balloon announced their closure on January 1 and will now remain at their Bucktown location. Did you shop at The Red Balloon? What can save small independent shops on Southport?

3542 N. Southport TOD Development Officially Approved

Basics Salon is long gone and we chatted about this TOD proposal earlier in 2019, and now it has been approved by Ald. Tunney’s office for construction. The former building has been demolished so expect construction to start soon. What retail would you like to see here?

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Updated TOD Proposal 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 back in November, 2019. That still was met with mixed reaction due to too many units, and the developer has come back reducing the amount of apartments to 27.  All other building characteristics remain the same at this time.

The updated development:


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Grassroots Eatery is now closed

New Year’s Eve 2019 was Grassroots Grill’s last night at 3747 N. Southport Avenue. The restaurant’s management sent out an email on Sunday stating that New Year’s Eve’s will be the spot’s last service. Grassroots opened with a farm-to-table focus in 2015. The restaurant has been for sale since the summer.