Ralph Lauren’s Ralph’s Coffee opens in Chicago

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From The Chicago Tribune: The Michigan Avenue crisis is getting worse

It’s not safe to walk down Michigan Avenue with a Tiffany bag anymore.

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Are you heading downtown this holiday season?

Rising crime scaring visitors away from downtown Chicago destinations during the important holiday shopping season

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Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Apple Store to move south along the Chicago River

From The Chicago Tribune, the Apple Store located on Michigan Avenue will be moving south along the banks of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue.  Here are the first sketches of a “Prairie Style” Apple Store.

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#TBT – The Drake stands alone, 1926, Chicago

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The Drake stands alone, 1926, Chicago.

The hotel’s sign was just replaced with a more energy efficient, winter friendly LED sign. The new hue is controversial…

#TBT – Traffic jam at the Lake Shore Drive/Michigan Ave curve, 1939, Chicago

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Traffic jam at the Lake Shore Drive/Michigan Ave curve, 1939, Chicago.

Some things never change…

Vineyard Vines coming to Michigan Avenue

Southport Corridor News and Events reports that Michigan Avenue will be getting a Vineyard Vines store this fall. While we have no official opening date at this time, the store listing on the brand’s web site confirmed the new location, as well as its address: 540 N Michigan Ave.

Contrary to its name, which conjure images of walls upon walls on wine bottles, this is indeed a clothing brand. Fans of Vineyard Vines would likely describe the merch as “preppy” or “the kind of stuff you’d wear to a country club.”

How do you feel about this decidedly East Coast-y brand coming to Michigan Ave.? Do you think it’ll fare well in the Midwest?

Vineyard Vines is coming to 540 N. Michigan Avenue This Fall

OK, It’s Not Southport, But Vineyard Vines is coming to 540 N. Michigan Avenue This Fall.

Many of you have suggested they come to Southport, but at least Michigan Avenue is only a mile away! Like?

OK, It’s Not Southport, But Vineyard Vines is coming to 540 N. Michigan Avenue This Fall

Many of you have suggested they come to Southport, but at least Michigan Avenue is only a mile away.
UPDATE: Opening date is November 1 at the Shops of North Bridge.
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