Who wants to open a bar?

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7,200 square feet – what should replace Amazon Books?

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What will happen to Southport’s Amazon Books space? Just look to the past

Amazon Books grand opening in 2017 at 3443 N. Southport Avenue
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For lease: Former Diag & 404 Wine Bar at 2852-2856 N Southport Avenue

What would you like to see in this space?

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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.

The Guild is moving to 3717 N. Southport

Shop local!

The Guild is moving across the street to 3717 N. Southport Avenue, and its current space at 3726 N. Southport is for lease.

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Schoolyard Tavern’s not reopening; space for lease

Schoolyard Tavern closed in October, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but some glimmer of light on Twitter appeared throughout the past year making us hopeful for a return.

This past week, Schoolyard Tavern’s space hit the market for lease, so it’s official that it is not coming back. Schoolyard joins other Southport favorites that are no longer here, including Southport Lanes, Mystic Celt, Justin’s and Newport Bar and Grill among others.

Highly desirable corner location near the center of the Southport Corridor. 2,500 SF of space with a large outdoor patio. Bring your concept to an area with numerous national tenants and to a location that is 2 blocks from the Southport L stop.”

See the full listing here, and the full brochure below:

Former Southport Lanes space for lease

Southport Lanes is officially closed, and the auction of items has ended. Signs have begun to be taken down and the property is for lease.


Southport Lanes has been liquidated and the space is now for lease.

The listing from Mid-America Commercial Real Estate includes a mixed-use retail space.  See the listing in the photos below.

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Southport Lanes closing September 27; Lease brochure now online

After 98 years, Southport Lanes will close for good September 27 due to the Coronavirus, and here is the listing from Mid-America Commercial Real Estate. 

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Former DavidsTEA space for lease at 3530 N. Southport Avenue

DavidsTEA left the Southport Corridor during the COVID-19 lockdown and the space is now for lease.  At one time a Jewelry store and women’s boutique was in this space, so now, what would you like to see in this space?

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Southport Lanes at 3325 N. Southport For Lease Brochure hits the web; SL In Progress of Renegotiating The Lease

Southport Lanes is for lease according to this listing from Mid-America Commercial Real Estate.  The bar and bowling ally has been closed since the Covid-19 shutdown since mid-March, 2020 and has not reopened since Phase 3 began.

UPDATE 7/8/20: Southport Lanes says they will reopening “soon”!  The landlord is exploring options as they try to renegotiate the lease. SL’s sense is that they will be there for a long while 🙏

“We are planning to re-open next weekend. We will decide on Monday. We are trying to get staff members to commit to working which is not an easy task.”

Let’s hope this Southport staple stays around for years to come.

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