A new bar is opening in the former Blue Bayou building

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The former Blue Bayou building has finally sold

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Should the former Blue Bayou building be torn down?

A new listing brochure shows a new building rendering

The former Blue Bayou space has been vacant for years, and a new leasing brochure now shows a new concept for a future tenant. Is the old building worth saving or should it start from scratch to get a chance of a new life?

Comment below your thoughts, and see the full listing here.

Zia’s Lago Vista’s last day is October 3, 2021

Zia announced via Facebook that their last day is October 3, 2021. The space located at 3817 N. Ashland Avenue will be replaced by a Transit Oriented Development (aka, TOD). Rumors are still swirling they may take over the former Blue Bayou space on Southport.

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A restaurant deal is in the works at the old Blue Bayou space

How fast a decade flies by. Blue Bayou closed in 2012 and had been marketed for lease for the past several years. The property has been foreclosed on and we finally have heard through the real estate rumor mill that a restaurant is looking to move into this space.

A look inside the former Blue Bayou space – September, 2021

One rumor is that Zia’s Lago Vista is looking at the space as their current location is being torn down and will be turned into a new development.

Story developing…

Touring Chicago’s Southport Corridor – Addison to Grace Street

A tour around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood in Chicago during the Early Fall of 2021

Tour Time! Shopping, eating and playing between Addison and Grace Streets along Southport Avenue during the early Fall of 2021.

Who would like to buy Blue Bayou?

“Rare opportunity to acquire a single-tenant retail building in the Southport Corridor.”

Want to own a piece of history? The business has been shuttered since 2013, efforts to re-lease the space failed – and it’s now in foreclosure.

Now, the Blue Bayou building is currently for sale, and the listing can be found here.

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Time is up. Blue Bayou’s Owner Foreclosed on

We’re going out on a limb here, but expect the building to eventually be demolished for a new property including residential and commercial spaces.

How fast a decade flies by. Blue Bayou closed in 2012 and had been marketed for lease for the past several years. Time is officially up and the property is now being foreclosed on.

Frontline Real Estate Partners has taken over the property, and specializes in Real Estate Receivership. “When it comes to receivership companies, we take care of the custodial responsibility of a property with the deepest respect and consideration until the situation is resolved. This stems from knowing and respecting our role and obligations as real estate receivers.”

We’re going out on a limb here, but expect the building to eventually be demolished for a new property including residential and commercial spaces.

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Southport Corridor changes into 2019

Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, one thing is for certain: nothing is permanent except change. So if you can’t keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago’s Southport Corridor, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a summary of what to expect into 2019:
  1. The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to SheOne\’s former location
  2. Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the TOD development at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  3. Warby Parker is rumored to be taking over Paperchase\’s backed out lease at 3420 N. Southport
  4. Schoolyard Tavern under new ownership
  5. TOD development at 3200 N. Southport now coming (Former Flattop Grill space)
  6. TOD development coming to 3647 N. Southport
  7. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  8. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue
  9. 1342 W. Belmont retail space for lease
  10. Kai Sushi is now open at 3819 N. Southport
  11. Big City Optical has moved into the former Frankies on the Park location at 3708 N. Southport
  12. 3740 N. Southport (Formerly Chaz\’s Real Estate Space) is now a nail salon
  13. GNC is closed and is now for lease
  14. Taco Bell on Addison will be replaced by Planet Granite and additional retail
  15. Digits Nail Salon has closed, new nail salon is now open
  16. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  17. The auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by a new development
  18. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped
  19. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  20. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for for a possible TOD redevelopment in 2019-2020
  21. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  22. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space

Southport Corridor Changes into 2018

Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, one thing is for certain: nothing is permanent except change. So if you can’t keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago’s Southport Corridor, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a summary of what to expect into 2018:
  1. Kai Sushi is coming to 3819 N. Southport
  2. Digits Nail Salon has closed, new nail salon coming in
  3. Capital One Cafe is now open
  4. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  5. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Chase Bank and Chipotle could be possible tenants
  6. Taco Bell and an auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by new developments
  7. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped
  8. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  9. Tied House is coming to the former Harmony Grill location
  10. Paperchase is coming to Southport Avenue
  11. Leahy and Ladue is closed, 312 Real Estate Office is now open
  12. Venus Restaurant is coming from The Mercury Theater in Cullen\s former space
  13. Mint Julep is now closed, national retail coming in
  14. A new mixed-use TOD development is under under construction at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  15. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for redevelopment in 2019-2020
  16. Target has opened in the former Whole Foods space on Ashland
  17. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue with an American Mattress store (stalled)
  18. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  19. Hotel Zachery with Big Star Chicago, McDonald’s and several other restaurants coming to Wrigleyville
  20. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  21. Bow Truss Coffee Roasters was coming to Southport & Belmont (But who knows what will happen now)
  22. F.I.S.H. Poke Bar, Milk Money, Blue Crown Wings, Mac Royale and Melt 35 delivery/pickup only kitchen have all closed at 3208-10 N. Southport, space for lease
  23. FlatTop Grill former space is for lease

Something will finally go into the old Blue Bayou space

The former Blue Bayou space at 3734 N. Southport (which has been closed since 2013) is finally being marketed for new space. What would you like to see at this location?

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