The Red Balloon Company Children’s Store is coming to 3651 N. Southport Avenue

The Red Balloon Co. children’s store is moving to the old Bull-eh-dia’s location, at 3651 N. Southport Avenue.  This building will be torn down and should be finished by the end of the year.

Red Balloon is looking to fight the “big box” retailing that is coming in.

You can read the entire article from DNA Chicago here.  

Bucktown Location

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Look What’s Replacing Candyality and Coobah’s Buildings at 3423-25 N. Southport

Here is the for lease brochure for Candyality and Coobah\’s space.  L3 is definitely tearing down the old buildings for this modern structure.

So Much National Retail spaces for lease right now on Southport

Just a few shots of the vacant merchant options available on Southport in Chicago.  We expect many changes to occur over the next year with national high-end retailers joining the street.  What retailers would you like to see?

Another look at 3428 N. Southport New Construction and Retail

The future of Southport Avenue looks really tall.  See the listing here.

Something big is clearly happening at Southport’s old Hye Bar

Anyone have any scoop?

New Tower design at Clark and Belmont

What are your thoughts?  Too big?  Just right?  Better for the neighborhood? Better than what is currently there?  Read all about it at Curbed Chicago.

The future of Lake Shore Drive


What’s the answer to Lake Shore Drive congestion? Ron Burke of the Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago says it’s definitely not more cars. Instead, he suggests a dedicated right-of-way for public transportation and other forward-looking solutions. Read his op-ed in Crain’s.

Bottom photo via Active Transportation Alliance, their own rendering of LSD. See more on their views here.

Condo Development Started at 3222 N. Southport Ave.

From Chicago Development News, The city of Chicago issued a new construction building permit on Aug. 14 for a project at 3222 N. Southport Ave. The estimated cost of the building is $650,000.

The project description is to “Erect a new a three-story 3b masonry six-D.U.t apartment building with basement, roof deck and detached six-car private garage with roof deck and with a one-car private carport.”

The property owner is Fletch Development, 5120 Central Ave., Western Springs, Ill. The property sits near the corner of Melrose Street and Southport Avenue.
The average price for homes sold in the area recently was $390,000 according to Trulia.

General Contractor: Fletch Development Inc.
Architect: Anthony J. Iuro
Electrical Contractor: T & M Electrical
Masonry Contractor: Dulleavy & Sons Concrete
Masonry Contractor: Nieroda Construction Inc.
Plumbing Contractor: Emerald Isle Construction
Refrigeration Contractor: RMB Heating & Cooling
Ventilation Contractor: RMB Heating & Cooling
Expeditor: GC Consulting LLC

Addison on the Park – Now with a Rooftop Pool

The latest rendition of Addison on the Park across from Wrigley Field. Read the entire story and see more renderings from Lake View Patch.

L3 considering merging or demolishing Candyality and Coobah

L3 is considering tearing down the old Candyality space along with Coobah to make room for a large retail complex similar to the one next door that houses Noodles and Company, Southport Fitness and Athleta.  Lake View Patch has the full story here.  
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What would you like to see take over Candyality’s space?

With the news this past week that Candyality is moving down and splitting space with Tru Value, what do you think will happen with this space?  Tear down?  Gut?  What would you like to see go in?
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