Shopping small on Southport Avenue

The news of Abercrombie & Fitch has been one of the biggest commenting events on our social media platforms, and one of the highest views on the blog. However, many of you have commented about chain stores taking over and that you would rather shop small. Here’s some of the favorite small businesses on Southport Avenue in Chicago. Which one is your favorite(s)?


3 dogs found safe, reunited with owner after Dog-A-Holics daycare transport van stolen 

The van was located later in the 1600 block of S. Lawndale.

Three dogs are reunited with their owner after the Dogaholics doggie daycare transport van they were in was stolen Thursday afternoon in Lakeview on the North Side.

Just before 5 p.m., an employee parked the white van in an alley behind the business in the 3600 block of North Southport Avenue with a Great Dane and two short-haired pointers inside, Chicago police said.

The driver left the keys in the ignition, with the doors locked, while he ran inside to grab another set of keys, according to police and Dogaholics general manager Ben Montgomery.

When the driver returned someone was driving away in the van, police said.

Dogaholics offers pet grooming, boarding and daycare services. Montgomery said the driver was preparing to bring the three dogs back to their home.

All three dogs – Keith, Pappy, and Stella – belong to the same owner, Montgomery said. The Great Dane is about one year old and the short-haired pointer siblings are closer to five years old, according to Montgomery.

The owners offered a $10,000 reward to bring them back.

The van was located a few hours later in the 1600 block of S. Lawndale after a concerned citizen called police, according to CPD. All three dogs were found inside the vehicle unharmed.

The owners said the dogs were hungry and a little shaken up, but otherwise OK.

Montgomery said nothing like this has ever happened at their business.

No one is in custody, police said.

UPDATE: DOGS HAVE BEEN FOUND (PRIOR HEADLINE: Dog-a-holics van stolen, 3 dogs still missing)

A Dogaholics transport van was taken from 3600 block of North Southport Avenue Thursday with a Great Dane and two short-haired pointers inside, Chicago police said

All three dogs — Keith, Pappy, and Stella — belong to the same owner – Dogaholics
Continue reading “UPDATE: DOGS HAVE BEEN FOUND (PRIOR HEADLINE: Dog-a-holics van stolen, 3 dogs still missing)”

Dog-a-holics van was stolen, need your help sharing the information!

Please share! From Dog-a-Holics:

🚨ATTENTION!! Our transportation van & THREE of our dogs just got stolen from behind Southport & Addison alley. The pups are Keith, Pappy, & Stella! If you know anything at all or see our white ban please call 911 or call us at 773.549.9000 🚨

It is a It’s a plain white Nissan NV 2500 cargo van, with the license plate 1781495B. There is a photo of the van on our social media page in the next post. *we apologize for stating that it was a “carjacking” the van and dogs were stolen.”

It is a large white Nissan NV high-top van, license plate 1781495B. No brand markings or logo in the van:

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.

We had so much fun at @dogaholics costume parade! Thanks for the treats! 🐾 (at Southport Corridor Chicago)

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We had so much fun at @dogaholics costume parade! Thanks for the treats! 🐾 (at Southport Corridor Chicago)

Doggy day care at Dog-A-Holics

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Hey fellow dog moms!!! Candace, the owner of Dogaholics here, with Nena, Ruby, Kona and Picasso, letting you know that the pups here at doggy daycare got together and petitioned for flowers for their doggy mommies!! These pooches are are just so thoughtful! So stop in today to grab your complimentary rose 🌹 at pick up or just say hello! xoxoxo Thank you for taking such good care of your fur kids! #dogmomsrock #imadogaholic #onsouthport #happymomsday @southportcorridorchicago @thisislakeview (at Dogaholics)

Shout out to all the #womanowned #smallbusiness of the #southportcorridor

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Shout out to all the #womanowned #smallbusiness of the #southportcorridor @stellabluedesign @dogaholics @southportgrocery @m2chicago @cafetola #bizchampion #ladiestothefront #chicagomade #southportsmostwanted #supportlocal #eatlocal #shoplocal #bestempanadas #thisislakeview #lakeview #chicago #support #love Thank you #cubs @cubs @chicagocubsnation for the hospitality and the reminder to continue to be our best advocates! (at Southport Corridor News and Events – Chicago, Illinois)

Congratulations to Chicago’s very own David Ross who will be competing on this seasons Dancing with the Stars!

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Congratulations to Chicago’s very own @grandparossy_3 who will be competing on this seasons @dancingabc! We’re sure he will bring his fast moves to the dance floor! Best of luck! @cubs . (at Dogaholics)

Dog-a-holics Retail Shop Changing Hands to Bentley’s Pet Stuff

On Friday, April 8, Dogaholics posted a blog article saying that they are “handing over the leash” to Bentley’s Pet Stuff.

“After 10 years of providing pet parents with the best products for their furry family members, this week, Dogaholics takes its final walk as a retailer. The time has come for me to officially hand over the retail leash… actually lots of leashes…and lots and lots of dog food…to Bentley’s Pet Stuff (formerly Bentley’s Corner Barkery). Dogaholics will continue to service Chicago through doggy daycare, boarding, grooming and training.”

We wish Candace the best of luck!  You can read her entire blog article here.

Signs of the Southport Corridor

Fun signs around Southport…

Jeni’s Southport
Southport CTA
U.S. Apothecary
Lou & Grey
Lole Southport
Fleet Feet Southport
U.S. Apothecary
Lou & Grey
Spencer\’s Jolly Posh Foods
Leahey Consignment
Music Box
Mercury Theater
Click Shoes & More
Cafe Tola

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
She One, Anthony\’s Italian Ice, Southport Grocery
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
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
Noodles & Company, Athleta, Southport Fitness
Fleet Feet Southport (under construction)
Pure Nirvana Spa
B. Rose Salon
Southport Lanes
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