Offering such items as jewelry, clothing, electronics, home goods, small kitchen appliances and games, the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet outlet is expected to benefit from the Lakeview community.
Although retailers such as Kmart and Toys R Us have fallen victim to the shop-at-home trend, the Mills Outlet Group believes there is room in the local retail environment for an outlet mall, and the one at the former Wrigley Field stadium will soon open.
“The trend nationally is away from brick-and-mortar stores,” The Mills Outlet Group mentioned Big Lots and TJ Maxx as examples of retailers that have continued to be successful in a marketplace now dominated by Amazon and other online retailers. said, “but there are still stores that are thriving.”
The Mills Outlet Group mentioned Big Lots and TJ Maxx as examples of retailers that have continued to be successful in a marketplace now dominated by Amazon and other online retailers.
“We’re opening an outlet mall that will be more like the experience you would find at a traditional mall,” the Mills Outlet Group said. “It will be really cool like a Sears or Montgomery Ward Mall from the 1980’s.”
The Mills Outlet Group expects the store will appeal to bargain hunters.
“We’ll be able to offer some deals that you might not be able to find online,” they said.
The the Mills Outlet Group said the mall’s location is another asset.
Construction is continuing at 3714 N Southport Avenue in Lake View.
“Filed under owner Charles Stewart, the development will yield one commercial unit at ground level, with three residential units above. Parking will include three outdoor spaces in the rear of the building. The new structure is set to replace a two-story masonry building with one additional level of below-grade retail.
Possible design for 3714 N Southport Avenue. Rendering via 42floors
Pam and Steve Lipshutz had several offers for the building, but they didn’t take the highest bidder. Instead, they chose a developer who will keep the neighbors in mind as they develop what is likely to be apartments.
Everything is for sale at Tenenbaum True Value Hardware, a family-owned business in Lakeview that is closing after 98 years.
“Every day I come to work, it gets harder and harder to keep it together because this is my other home, this is my family, my customers are my family, my employees,” said Pam Lipshutz, owner
Those loyal employees include Christine Potthast, bookkeeper since 1959.
“I started after I graduated from high school,” she said. “My dad was a janitor here and he said, ‘Maury, give my daughter a job!’ and I’ve been here ever since.”
Alice & Wonder opened today at 3524 N. Southport Avenue. This is their second store in Chicago in addition to Lincoln Park, which is currently located at 956 W. Webster Avenue. With close to 45K Instagram followers, there is no doubt this boutique is already a hit on the ‘Port.
Trendy plant-shop The Sill is coming to 1351 W. Roscoe Street next to Fleet Feet. The Sill, founded in 2012 currently has shops in New York City on the Upper West Side, The Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
One of the most popular online houseplant retailers, The Sill launched in 2012, so city-dwellers could enjoy the benefits of indoor houseplants. The company describes itself as “a modern plant destination for the modern plant lover.”
A new development is currently being marketed at the corner of Belmont and Halsted called Lakeview Connection. This is currently the site of Fifth Third Bank’s drive through, and will include a smaller version of the branch, with several more retail spaces available. A grocery store tenant has taken the second floor, and the rumor is that it will be Amazon Fresh. More information can be found here at this link from CBRE.