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)?


M2 Boutique closing end of October

In a Instagram post, M2 says its farewell, says a “retail tobacco shop” is coming to their space.

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When will M2 Boutique be leaving Southport? And more national retailers coming

New national retailers are coming to the former DavidsTEA, Gearhead spaces as well

M2 has lost their lease, and will vacate their current space “30 days after “new” tenant signs.”

And even more national retailers are coming to Southport including the former DavidsTEA location and Uncle Dan’s/Gearhead space – with “large, complicated build-outs.”

See the listing for M2 here from Loopnet.

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M2 Boutique has lost their lease

Sad news for all M2 Boutique fans. The store has lost their lease and is closing on the Southport Corridor. M2 has been a staple of Southport for years, and will very much be missed.

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Farewell to our Original G or should we say M2!

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Farewell to our Original G or should we say M2! Final weekend in our space- if you are in town this weekend please come by and bring wine! Or champs… all good. 🤪Let’s celebrate an amazing 13 years in our “corner store”! (at M2 Boutique)

M2 consolidating

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After 13 WONDERFUL years in this amazing corner space, it is time to change with the changes. I am consolidating and moving into the space next door, so I can focus on more creative, detail oriented, exciting stuff I have been wanting to do. So, I need to sell off as much as we can to actually FIT into the smaller space! Yes, there will be some changes, some the same, but this M2 staff plans to always be your GO TO SHOP! (at M2 Boutique)

M2 Boutique downsizing on Southport – See the listing here

M2 Boutique, a long-time small business located at 3527 N. Southport will be downsizing their retail space. From the listing:

“829 sq.ft. of CORNER RETAIL/OFFICE space available FOR LEASE in the heart of Lakeview’s bustling Southport Corridor. Widely accepted as one of the North Side’s most vibrant and desirable shopping & entertainment districts, the SoPo Corridor is nestled just a few blocks from Wrigley Field, and its $500M in recent renovations. This space is currently built out as a retail shop. The property sits less than 800′ from the entrance/exit platform of the Southport CTA Brown Line, which gets 3,600+ riders per day (1,137,842/yr).  Take advantage of this rare opportunity to capture a corner on one of Chicago’s most celebrated streets.  Ideal for omnichannel retailing,  standard retail, medical office, or financial services.  Triple Net: Tenants pay expenses including taxes. Please do not disturb tenants. Need 48 hours/agent accompanied.”

See the full listing on LoopNet here.

Coolest candle ever at M2

Coolest candle ever 👍📷 @m2chicago
Living our best life, on the best street, in the best neighborhood! ❤️🏡 #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsouthport #independentbusiness #lakeview #southportcorridor #thisislakeview #60657 #m2boutique #m2chicago #candles #getlit #scent (at M2 Boutique)

Let’s Go Cubs!

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LET’S DO THIS!!! #cubs #cubsvsdodgers #chicago #bringaW #wrigley #wrigleyfield #takemeouttotheballgame #friendlyconfines #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsouthport #southportcorridor (at M2 Boutique)

Happy 11th M2 Chicago!

Happy 11th @m2chicago! 📷 @m2chicago
11 years! Thank you to our amazing customers and @southportcorridorchicago! None of this would be possible without you! (at M2 Boutique)

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