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

Venus Restaurant construction starting in former Cullen’s location

From Chicago Cityscape, close to a $500,000 gut-renovation will be starting at Cullen’s former space as The Mercury Theater starts to construct Venus. Venus Restaurant will be located at 3741 N. Southport Avenue and will be a restaurant with a live theater component.  DNA Info Chicago first reported the news last year, and you can read more information on Mercury\’s new restaurant concept here.

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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Mapping the vast change in and around Chicago’s Southport Corridor

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 over the next several months into 2016-17:

  1. 3451-53 N. Southport actively being marketed for lease
  2. LuluBelles Pancake House building now demolished and new retail/residences coming
  3. The Princess Club has moved to Roscoe Village and their space is currently for lease
  4. Chipotle is eyeing the Southport Corridor
  5. J. Crew is coming to 3423 N. Southport – see the rendering here
  6. SoulCycle is coming above J. Crew at 3423 N. Southport
  7. Ann Taylor’s ‘Lou & Grey’ now open at 3442 N. Southport
  8. Corridor Brewery is coming to 3446 N. Southport
  9. FedEx Southport location now marketed into a 12,000 sq. foot retail development (TBD)
  10. Coalfire Pizza now open at 3705 N. Southport
  11. Chicago Health Medical Center is opening next to Fleet Feet (officially name is TBD)
  12. B. Rose Salon has moved two door north to the former Pure Nirvana Spa location.
  13. A new restaurant from the owners of The Gage and GEMINI BISTRO is coming to 3335 N. Southport
  14. Mystic Celt bought by L3 and is actively being marketing for lease
  15. Einstein’s Bagel space is currently for lease
  16. Cullen’s is closed and The Mercury Theater will be opening a new establishment in it’s place
  17. Burger Boss is closed and is actively being marketed for lease
  18. Lole open at 3434 N. Southport
  19. Bitter Pops and Reverb coming to L3’s 3345 N. Lincoln Avenue
  20. Crosby’s Kitchen expanding with a new adult concept into the Wrigleyville Dental space
  21. Whole Foods coming to Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont
  22. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors to be replaced by this TOD
  23. The former spring yoga studio above Indira is actively being marketed
  24. Frankie’s on the Park is coming to 3708 N. Southport Avenue
  25. Large-scale development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue
  26. “The Spanish Square” coming to the former El Pacifico site at 1358 W. Belmont
  27. The Former “Uncle Fun” building is demolished and will include a new mixed-use retail and residential development
  28. 3740 N. Southport office space for sale
  29. 3726 N. Southport is for lease
  30. TOD at 3400 N. Lincoln Avenue now under construction
  31. 3345 – 3355  N. Lincoln Avenue Development
  32. 3715 N. Southport is for lease
  33. 3430 N. Southport being actively marketed by L3 and Cushman and Wakefield (However this permit was just issued for a build-out)
  34. 5411 Empanadas coming to 3715 N. Southport
  35. 3451 N. Southport being actively marketed by L3 and Cushman and Wakefield

Cullen’s Bar & Grill is now closed

As of today, Cullen’s Bar & Grill is now officially closed.  Per The Mercury Theater:

“Hello from Mercury Theater Chicago, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, announces the closing of Cullen’s Bar & Grill as of February 27th, 2015. An agreement was negotiated and signed allowing Cullen’s to extend their lease. The agreement included paying 5 months of past due rent. Cullen’s Bar and Grill did not pay the past due rent and the agreement was broken. Mercury Theater Chicago wishes to express their deep appreciation to Michael Cullen and Cullen’s Bar and Grill for the renovation and revitalization of this Southport institution. Mercury Theater Chicago will continue to honor the legacy of Michael Cullen by bringing people together in celebration of the performing and culinary arts.”

Cullen’s responded Friday afternoon on their Facebook page:

“Cullen’s family, we are trying to come to grips with this and will send out a response soon. For tonight stay warm and toast Cullen’s!”

You can read more about the closing of Cullen’s from the Chicago Tribune.

Cullen’s Southport lost their lease

Sad news to report for all of you Cullen’s fans.  They have lost their lease according to their Facebook page.  It will be their last New Year’s so make sure to stop by for one last Guinness.  Look for a final closing in early 2015.

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
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