Soli Grill – 100% Vegan is coming to Southport Avenue

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New restaurant alert: Soli Grill coming to Southport Avenue

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Mercury Theater has postponed performances of “Sister Act” due to the COVID-19 surge

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A Very Southport Corridor Christmas

It’s that time of year to dust off the ladders –  and hang the lights! A very Southport Corridor Christmas around the neighborhood this year. It’s great to see – especially after a long 20 months of the pandemic.

Mercury Theater on Southport is back

“The first few months on the job for Mercury Theater Chicago artistic director Christopher Chase Carter have been, in his words, “a reality check.”

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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)?

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.

A list of growing Southport Corridor businesses that have closed permanently due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

It has been a very difficult time for all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for our local business community.  Here is a growing list of businesses that have permanently closed during the pandemic.

  • DavidsTea on May 27, 2020
  • Fahlstroms Fresh Market on June 3, 2020
  • Frio Gelato on June 5, 2020
  • Mercury Theater on June 16, 2020
  • Cosmos Cleaners – July 2020
  • Guthries Tavern – July 24, 2020
  • Lou & Grey – July 23, 2020
  • Southport Blooms – August, 2020 (Now online only)
  • Hair Cuttery – Closed most Chicago locations during Covid due to a buy-out as of August, 2020
  • Hanna Andersson – August, 2020
  • Redmond’s Ale House – September 13, 2020
  • Southport Lanes – September 27, 2020
  • Schoolyard Tavern – October 4, 2020

We will keep the list updated as the year continues, and please remember to support our local businesses, services and restaurants.

Fall 2014 on Chicago\'s Southport Corridor
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Spring 2019 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

We had an endless winter and cold, dreary spring, but the sun is finally shining and the Southport Corridor is getting ready for Summer. Here’s a tour around the ‘Port during the Spring of 2019.

Lush, Warby Parker, Bonobos

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The Christmas Schooner at Mercury Theater

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@themercurychi The Christmas Schooner 🎄 (at Mercury Theater)

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