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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Schoolyard Tavern closing October 4

“We love you all, and we cannot THANK YOU enough for all of your love and support over the years. Take care of yourselves and each other”

Devastating news from Schoolyard Tavern as Covid has turned the service industry upside down. We will miss this Southport staple 😓 Continue reading “Schoolyard Tavern closing October 4”

A list of growing Southport Corridor businesses that have closed permanently due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

It has been a very difficult time for all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for our local business community.  Here is a growing list of businesses that have permanently closed during the pandemic.

  • DavidsTea on May 27, 2020
  • Fahlstroms Fresh Market on June 3, 2020
  • Frio Gelato on June 5, 2020
  • Mercury Theater on June 16, 2020
  • Cosmos Cleaners – July 2020
  • Guthries Tavern – July 24, 2020
  • Lou & Grey – July 23, 2020
  • Southport Blooms – August, 2020 (Now online only)
  • Hair Cuttery – Closed most Chicago locations during Covid due to a buy-out as of August, 2020
  • Hanna Andersson – August, 2020
  • Redmond’s Ale House – September 13, 2020
  • Southport Lanes – September 27, 2020
  • Schoolyard Tavern – October 4, 2020

We will keep the list updated as the year continues, and please remember to support our local businesses, services and restaurants.  You can email us at southportcorridor@yahoo.com with information on closings, and we’ll continually add to our list.

Fall 2014 on Chicago\'s Southport Corridor
DAVIDsTEA

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Spring 2019 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

We had an endless winter and cold, dreary spring, but the sun is finally shining and the Southport Corridor is getting ready for Summer. Here\’s a tour around the \’Port during the Spring of 2019.

Lush, Warby Parker, Bonobos

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Fall 2015 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Southport Corridor Chicago – Fall 2015

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What’s Your Favorite Sports Bar in Chicago’s Southport Corridor?

What’s Your Favorite Sports Bar in Chicago’s Southport Corridor?