Splendid closed in 2019 and Johnny Was moved in. But new job listings are showing a possible return.
After Boka announced GG’s Chicken Shop this past week, rumors are swirling on the other two concepts to be announced in early 2022
Rumors had been swirling from M2’s final social media post on their closing
From M2’s farewell post earlier last month, they had indicated that Claire’s and Sunglass Hut were going into 3530 N. Southport Avenue.Continue reading “Sunglass Hut not coming to Southport”
New restaurant rumors swirling around
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.Continue reading “Former Southport Lanes site no longer listed for lease”
How fast a decade flies by. Blue Bayou closed in 2012 and had been marketed for lease for the past several years. The property has been foreclosed on and we finally have heard through the real estate rumor mill that a restaurant is looking to move into this space.
A new development has been approved at 3179 N. Clark Street 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.Continue reading “Approved: The Lakeview Connection”
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.Continue reading “Schoolyard Tavern Gutted on the inside”
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”
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.
Just Salad announced in early 2019 that it was opening four Chicago locations, two have which have already opened downtown. It looks like at least one more location could be in the heart of the Southport Corridor according to their tweet earlier this week. Since retail space is scarce on Southport, the one logical option could be next to Potbelly where Paperchase was originally supposed to open. Time will certainly tell, and we should know more as Spring progresses. Would you welcome Just Salad to Southport?
🤓 @warbyparker is rumored to be coming to the @southportcorridorchicago. See the blog for details. (at Southport Corridor News and Events – Chicago, Illinois)