A Very Southport Corridor Christmas

It’s that time of year to dust off the ladders –  and hang the lights! A very Southport Corridor Christmas around the neighborhood this year. It’s great to see – especially after a long 20 months of the pandemic.

Article from 2016: “Can Southport Stay Charming, Or Will National Chains Drive Out Diversity?”

From DNA Chicago (Now Block Club) in 2016:

“To some, the arrival of J. Crew on the Southport Corridor was just another sign the block was flourishing.

To others, it was less than thrilling.

“Can we stop drooling over this already?” one person wrote on Facebook. “We get it. Everyone on Southport loves basic, poorly made, over-priced clothing.”

Since Anthropologie arrived on Southport Avenue a decade ago, neighbors have cautiously guarded against the corridor losing its small business flavor. National chains like Gap, J. Crew and Lululemon might draw in visitors, but some worry the corridor risks becoming too bland to stand out and too costly for local shops and boutiques.

“I don’t think we’re there yet, where we really need to be worried we’re going to turn into the suburbs or North and Clybourn,” said Lee Crandell, executive director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. “But we want to maintain that diversity.”

It started with Anthropologie exactly 10 years ago.

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Spring 2019 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

We had an endless winter and cold, dreary spring, but the sun is finally shining and the Southport Corridor is getting ready for Summer. Here’s a tour around the ‘Port during the Spring of 2019.

Lush, Warby Parker, Bonobos

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Fall 2016 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

A great fall day on Chicago’s Southport Corridor made for perfect pictures around The ‘Port.

Indira, Coda Di Volpe, Southport Lanes

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Holiday Lights on the Southport Corridor

‘Tis the season on the Southport Corridor – all decked out in holiday lights.  Here are some snapshots we took in early December, 2015.

Chicago’s Southport Corridor

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Fall 2015 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Southport Corridor Chicago – Fall 2015

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Summer 2015 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

The rain has finally stopped long enough for us to get our annual photos of the Southport Corridor during summertime. Some of these view will look quite different next summer with the addition of SoulCycle and J. Crew coming, along with the proposed Southport TOD.

Evereve and Lou & Grey

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Fall 2014 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Take a tour of Southport with us during the fall of 2014!

Schoolyard Tavern

Justin\’s Bar and Grill
Potbelly, Einstein Bagels
Lakeview Insurance, Hot Mama
DavidsTea, Anthropologie
Splendid, Blue Mercury, FedEx
Krista K, Lange\’s Lounge
Benefit Cosmetics, That\’s Amore Florist
Anthropologie
She One, Anthony\’s Italian Ice, Southport Grocery
Lululemon
Lululemon
Lululemon
European Wax Center, Chase
Que Syrah, Stella Blue
Bank of America, Edible Arrangements
Music Box Theater
Froyo Chicago Southport
Blaine School
Tango Sur
Spencer\’s Jolly Posh Foods
Music Box
Mercury Theater, Candyality, Cullen\’s
Pasta Al Gusto
Sensational Bites
Click Shoes and More
Coalfire Pizza Southport
Coalfire Pizza
Coalfire Pizza
Julius Meinl
Cafe Tola
Jewel-Osco Southport
Sushi Mura, CVS
dog-a-holics
Lululemon
Butcher\’s Tap, Uncle Dan\’s Great Outdoors
Paper Source Southport
Francesca\’s Collection
k. hall designs / U.S. Apothecary
Crosby\’s Kitchen
Crosby\’s Kitchen
Splendid, Bluemercury, Aligned Modern Health
M2 Boutique, State St. Barbers
k. hall designs / U.S. Apothecary
Free People Southport, Mystic Celt
k. hall designs / U.S. Apothecary, Suvana
Gap, Einstein Bagels, Potbelly
Gap, Jeni\’s Splendid Ice Creams, Southport CTA
Rise Sushi, Fleet Feet Southport
Starbucks, Jeni\’s Ice Creams
Galleria Liquours
Athleta
Noodles & Company, Athleta, Southport Fitness
Fleet Feet Southport (under construction)
Pure Nirvana Spa
B. Rose Salon
Southport Lanes

Spring 2014 on the Southport Corridor

Finally getting nice again to walk around the neighborhood!

Schoolyard Tavern
The Princess Club
Southport Lanes
Justin\’s
Justin\’s
Jeni\’s Splendid Ice Creams
Gap Southport
Teavana (Under Construction)
Free People and Mystic Celt
Krista K and Lange\’s Lounge
Lange\’s Lounge
Splendid
Blue Mercury
Aligned Mordern Health
David\’s Tea
Anthropologie
She One and Anthony’s Italian Ice
Southport Grocery and Cafe
Lululemon
Lululemon
Southport’s People Spot (Under Construction)
Custom Eyes and Francesca’s Collection
M2, M4M, State Street Barbers
Sheil Park
Crosby’s Kitchen
Free People, Mystic Celt
Indira
Teavana, HomeMade Pizza Co.
Schoolyard Tavern
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