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 unfortunately 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.

Continue reading “When will M2 Boutique be leaving Southport? And more national retailers coming”

Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet shops coming soon

In addition to the fire-sale of Baez, Bryant and Rizzo, everything must go at Wrigley Field to make room for the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlets

After a Cubs firesale, everything must go at the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet coming soon

Its growth fueled by the trend toward shopping at home, Alabama-based Mills Outlet Group will open as soon as September an in-person outlet mall in the space formerly known as Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

The 2,000,000-square-foot outlet mall will occupy the former Wrigley Field Stadium after the 2021 destruction of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Next to Dollar Tree, it will be the only brick-and-mortar retail space in the country for former Cubs jerseys that say Rizzo, Bryant and Baez.

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.

You can buy shirts

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.”

A rendering of the new Wrigleyville Mills Outlook Mall (but it won’t looks this nice)

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.”

Many clocks will be able to tell you the time

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.

Continue reading “Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet shops coming soon”

This is what is coming to 3714 N. Southport Avenue

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

Possible design for 3714 N Southport Avenue. Rendering via 42floorsPossible storefront design for 3714 N Southport Avenue

Continue reading “This is what is coming to 3714 N. Southport Avenue”

This is what is replacing Tenenbaum True Value Hardware

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.”

Continue reading “This is what is replacing Tenenbaum True Value Hardware”

Alice & Wonder officially opens in Chicago’s Southport Corridor

“This is a big deal to our small business”

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.

Continue reading “Alice & Wonder officially opens in Chicago’s Southport Corridor”

The Sill is coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

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.”

Continue reading “The Sill is coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor”

Dr. Martens opens thirty-fourth us retail store located in Chicago’s Southport Corridor March 26, 2021

From our previous post, Dr. Martens is opening at 3452 N. Southport Avenue on March 26, 2021.

Continue reading “Dr. Martens opens thirty-fourth us retail store located in Chicago’s Southport Corridor March 26, 2021”

Say hello to Lakeview Connection

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.

Continue reading “Say hello to Lakeview Connection”

Madewell opening in Chicago’s Southport Corridor April 16, 2021

We reached out to Madewell and they have confirmed an opening date for Southport’s new store – on or around April 16th, 2021. Madewell will be taking over the former Lou & Grey storefront at 3442 N Southport Avenue

Continue reading “Madewell opening in Chicago’s Southport Corridor April 16, 2021”

Madewell coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

It appears that Madewell is finding a home in Chicago’s Southport Corridor according to their website (Madewell is owned by J. Crew)  Continue reading “Madewell coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor”

Dr. Martens coming to 3452 N. Southport Avenue

The former Hanna Andersson space is getting a new tenant – Dr. Martens.

Continue reading “Dr. Martens coming to 3452 N. Southport Avenue”

3714 N. Southport Retail / New Development for Lease

Looks like it could be the end to this classic building on Southport Avenue. According to this listing, 3714 N. Southport is next in line for redevelopment where Stella Blue is currently located.

Continue reading “3714 N. Southport Retail / New Development for Lease”