These Southport Corridor businesses are now hiring

Looking for work in the neighborhood? Plenty of places are hiring, and here is a direct link to all the opportunities in and around the Southport Corridor. Details at this link.

Southport Avenue voted on USA Today as one of the best shopping areas in Chicago

Southport Avenue has been voted #6 in USA Today‘s top shopping areas in Chicago.

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Claire’s has posted job opportunities for a new store in Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Claire’s has officially posted job openings on the web and LinkedIn for a new store in Chicago’s Southport Corridor.

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Former Southport Lanes site no longer listed for lease

New restaurant rumors swirling around

Southport Lanes closed for good last Fall, and for the past year, the site has been listed for lease. Recently, Mid-America Real Estate had the site active for lease, but has recently taken it down.

In the SoPo rumor-ville, the building could be leased (or in the process of being leased) by The Boka Restaurant Group as a new restaurant.

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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)?

M2 Boutique closing end of October

In a Instagram post, M2 says its farewell, says a “retail tobacco shop” is coming to their space.

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Damen, Armitage and Southport are changing. Can their quirky vibes be maintained?

Article from The Chicago Tribune, 2017

Changing retail corridors

When Tricia Tunstall opened p45 on Damen Avenue two decades ago, the women’s boutique was surrounded by other local businesses.

These days, the Bucktown shopping avenue is coming to terms with two trends that seemed inconceivable in 1997: waves of national chains, and empty storefronts.

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Are You Ready For the Return of Abercrombie & Fitch?

Abercrombie & Fitch is coming to 3551 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago

From Popsugar: “In a funny generational twist, millennial-favorite brand turned problematic fave Abercrombie & Fitch is trending on TikTok via influencerscurve models (we see you, Remi Bader!), and everyday shoppers.

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The hashtag #abercrombie currently has 61.7 million views (and counting). As a millennial myself (and a self-proclaimed shopaholic, no less), I was intrigued, to say the least.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Southport Corridor now hiring

Abercrombie & Fitch will be opening this winter

Abercrombie & Fitch is coming to 3551 N. Southport Avenue this winter and is now hiring.

Abercrombie Southport’s Instagram page has a direct link: https://www.instagram.com/abercrombie_southport/

You can also apply directly on Abercrombie’s website.

Abercrombie & Fitch has changed quite a bit since the 1990’s and 2000’s, and had reinvented itself. Gone are the days of shirtless male greeters in front of their stores, as Abercrombie is cool again per Business Insider.

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Abercrombie & Fitch coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Rumors go back for years of Abercrombie & Fitch looking for space in the Southport Corridor.

Abercrombie & Fitch is coming to 3551 N. Southport Avenue, former location of Uncle Dan’s/Gearhead space. The company has been rumored in coming to Southport for years.

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Framebridge opening this fall

Framebridge is opening a Southport Corridor location at 3453 N. Southport, but what exactly is it? Here are the details on Southport’s newest chain store:

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Southport’s Annual Holiday Cocktail Crawl is Friday, December 3, 2021

Southport’s Holiday Stroll and Cocktail Crawl will be back for 2021, after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

From the Lakeview/Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce:

“Local businesses are breaking out the holly and staying open late for this annual tradition. The Holiday Stroll is free to attend and features festive entertainment, holiday specials, photos with Santa and more.

The ticketed Cocktail Crawl portion of the event will include over 15 holiday-themed cocktails to taste at participating businesses along the Holiday Stroll.”

More information to come in the Fall!