Schoolyard Tavern Gutted on the inside

The interior of Schoolyard Tavern is completely gutted, and it looks like it’s suffering the same fate as Southport Lanes

Currently, the interior of Schoolyard Tavern is completely gutted and a dismantle of some-sort is underway. The bar and backroom are both completely ripped out, along with all tables/chairs and other items that were once installed. We’ve reached out to Schoolyard Tavern after their final closing last October on what the current status is with the business, but have yet to hear back. No more website, however Facebook and Twitter are still up.

Schoolyard Tavern – before
Current state as of July, 2021
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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”

Retail Rumors: Aura Candle Bar Coming to 3338 N. Southport

A website, Facebook page and Instagram page has been set up for Aura Candle Bar at 3338 N. Southport, former home of The Homestead Group. Information is also listed on the Chamber of Commerce website as well. More to come soon.

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Southport Corridor changes into 2019

Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, one thing is for certain: nothing is permanent except change. So if you can\’t keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago’s Southport Corridor, don\’t worry, we\’ve got you covered.
Here is a summary of what to expect into 2019:
  1. The Denim Lounge for Men is coming to SheOne\’s former location
  2. Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the TOD development at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  3. Warby Parker is rumored to be taking over Paperchase\’s backed out lease at 3420 N. Southport
  4. Schoolyard Tavern under new ownership
  5. TOD development at 3200 N. Southport now coming (Former Flattop Grill space)
  6. TOD development coming to 3647 N. Southport
  7. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  8. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue 
  9. 1342 W. Belmont retail space for lease
  10. Kai Sushi is now open at 3819 N. Southport
  11. Big City Optical has moved into the former Frankies on the Park location at 3708 N. Southport
  12. 3740 N. Southport (Formerly Chaz\’s Real Estate Space) is now a nail salon
  13. GNC is closed and is now for lease
  14. Taco Bell on Addison will be replaced by Planet Granite and additional retail
  15. Digits Nail Salon has closed, new nail salon is now open
  16. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  17. The auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by a new development
  18. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped 
  19. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  20. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for for a possible TOD redevelopment in 2019-2020
  21. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  22. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  23. And please, someone do something with this building!!!!

Retail Rumors: Could Banana Republic be eyeing Chicago’s Southport Corridor?

Not confirmed as of yet, but there have been some rumblings about Banana Republic coming to Southport – possibly in one of Mystic Celt or Indira/Newport Bar and Grill spaces. We know they had been looking to be on Southport since 2007 along with Club Monaco, so the rumor mill could become a reality.

Restaurant Rumors: Chipotle eyeing the Southport Corridor

We have heard these rumors for awhile, and today, the Lakeview Chamber also reported that Chipotle is eyeing a location south of Addison on Southport in the heart of the Southport Corridor. Would you welcome them to Southport?

L3 not finished buying properties in Chicago Southport Corridor yet?

Great article from RE

L3 Capital LLC is heavily invested in urban retail. Just in the Southport corridor of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood — one of the city’s busiest — LC Capital has invested $20 million in retail projects dotting a two-block stretch. There’s a reason why L3 is so interested in urban retail; the demographics and foot traffic that come with it. “This is an exciting space for us,” said Greg Schott, principal at L3. “The Southport corridor is an active one in Chicago. It’s taken on its own character as a place to buy quality, eclectic fashion. That’s really given the area an identity.”

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Abercrombie & Fitch on Southport Avenue?

Abercrombie and Fitch?
Comment of the week from a viewer: “Please bring in Abercrombie & Fitch!” Note: no rumors that Abercrombie is coming to Southport. Would you love it or hate it?