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)?
In a Instagram post, M2 says its farewell, says a “retail tobacco shop” is coming to their space.
Chicago Sugar Daddy Patisserie is now open in its own permanent location today after several months as a pop-up, Block Club reports. Sugar Daddy is co-owner James Cox’s nickname, bestowed upon him by friends of his life and business partner Ryann Ibasco for his habit of always bringing baked goods to gatherings. The bakery serves cookies, cupcakes, petit fours, trifles, macarons, custom cakes, and more.
Chicago Sugar Daddy, 3243 N. Broadway, Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
There was a small fire at Cafe Tola Southport on Thursday, September 23. Thankfully it was not major, and on Friday, Cafe Tola was back open. Support small businesses!
Southport is open!! Worked super late last night so we can open this morning 💜 show us what you like to get at Cafe Tola by tagging us in your pictures/videos 🙂 pic.twitter.com/VmdXC4umFG— Cafe Tola (@cafetola) September 24, 2021
Hello everyone, thank you for your concerns! We will keep you guys updated on what will be going on. Please feel free to visit our Addison, California, and Logan Square locations to pick up your Tola needs! 💜 #firesucks pic.twitter.com/mEjY2YOUyU— Cafe Tola (@cafetola) September 23, 2021
Photos were documented on Instagram by @jaclynackergarland:
A tour around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood in Chicago during the Early Fall of 2021
Tour Time! Shopping, eating and playing between Addison and Grace Streets along Southport Avenue during the early Fall of 2021.
A tour around Lakeview’s Southport Corridor neighborhood in Chicago during the Late Summer and Early Fall of 2021
Tour Time! Shopping, eating and playing between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street along Southport Avenue during the late summer of 2021.
New national retailers are coming to the former DavidsTEA, Gearhead spaces as well
M2 has lost their lease, and will vacate their current space “30 days after “new” tenant signs.”Continue reading “When will M2 Boutique be leaving Southport? And more national retailers coming”
Husband-and-wife team Erik and Leah Thallemer operate Primrose, a locally owned shop that opened in 2019.
On the window of recently opened plant shop The Sill on Roscoe Street, the words “Plants Make People Happy” greet customers in a bold, white font.Continue reading “Primrose Southport Corridor: “Small Businesses Make People Happy””
The sidewalk sales will take over the Southport Avenue and Roscoe Street commercial corridors, encouraging people to support small businesses as they reopen from the pandemic.
Shop summer styles and enjoy amazing discounts at the Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday, July 17 & Sunday, July 18 at stores along Southport Ave from Henderson to Grace and Roscoe St from Damen to Western! Check out some participating shops at https://www.lakeviewroscoevillage.org/sidewalksaleContinue reading “Southport’s Sidewalk Sale Today”
Sad news for all M2 Boutique fans. The store has lost their lease and is closing on the Southport Corridor. M2 has been a staple of Southport for years, and will very much be missed.
Please continue to support your small neighborhood independent businesses… before we are all swallowed up by large developers and giant corporations with deep pockets. Please please please support the little guys who make your neighborhoods what they are! #coalfirechicago (at Coalfire)
Farewell to our Original G or should we say M2! Final weekend in our space- if you are in town this weekend please come by and bring wine! Or champs… all good. 🤪Let’s celebrate an amazing 13 years in our “corner store”! (at M2 Boutique)