These Southport Corridor businesses are now hiring

Practically every business up and down Southport Avenue are currently hiringLooking 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.

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

When will M2 Boutique be leaving Southport? And more national retailers coming

New national retailers are coming to the former DavidsTEA, Gearhead spaces as well

M2 unfortunately has lost their lease, and will vacate their current space “30 days after “new” tenant signs.”

And even more national retailers are coming to Southport including the former DavidsTEA location and Uncle Dan’s/Gearhead space – with “large, complicated build-outs.”

See the listing for M2 here from Loopnet.

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Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet shops coming soon

In addition to the fire-sale of Baez, Bryant and Rizzo, everything must go at Wrigley Field to make room for the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlets

After a Cubs firesale, everything must go at the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet coming soon

Its growth fueled by the trend toward shopping at home, Alabama-based Mills Outlet Group will open as soon as September an in-person outlet mall in the space formerly known as Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

The 2,000,000-square-foot outlet mall will occupy the former Wrigley Field Stadium after the 2021 destruction of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Next to Dollar Tree, it will be the only brick-and-mortar retail space in the country for former Cubs jerseys that say Rizzo, Bryant and Baez.

Offering such items as jewelry, clothing, electronics, home goods, small kitchen appliances and games, the Wrigleyville Mills Fashion Outlet outlet is expected to benefit from the Lakeview community.

You can buy shirts

Although retailers such as Kmart and Toys R Us have fallen victim to the shop-at-home trend, the Mills Outlet Group believes there is room in the local retail environment for an outlet mall, and the one at the former Wrigley Field stadium will soon open.

“The trend nationally is away from brick-and-mortar stores,” The Mills Outlet Group mentioned Big Lots and TJ Maxx as examples of retailers that have continued to be successful in a marketplace now dominated by Amazon and other online retailers. said, “but there are still stores that are thriving.”

A rendering of the new Wrigleyville Mills Outlook Mall (but it won’t looks this nice)

The Mills Outlet Group mentioned Big Lots and TJ Maxx as examples of retailers that have continued to be successful in a marketplace now dominated by Amazon and other online retailers.

“We’re opening an outlet mall that will be more like the experience you would find at a traditional mall,” the Mills Outlet Group said. “It will be really cool like a Sears or Montgomery Ward Mall from the 1980’s.”

Many clocks will be able to tell you the time

The Mills Outlet Group expects the store will appeal to bargain hunters.

“We’ll be able to offer some deals that you might not be able to find online,” they said.

The the Mills Outlet Group said the mall’s location is another asset.

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Amazon Studio’s Paper Girls filming in Chicago’s Southport Corridor Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Paper Girls will be filming on Chicago’s Southport Corridor north of Waveland this upcoming week.

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Southport Moms Get Tangled up, Create Mom King

On the ground reporting: The Chicago Genius Herald’s eyewitness report of the Stroller Mom’s tangled in the Southport Corridor.

“Over the past few years, the Southport Corridor in Lakeview has become a haven for local affluent families. With amenities like an Anthropologie, Lush cosmetics and a Jeni’s Fine Ice Creams all within a stone’s throw of each other, it’s safe to say this block is nothing short of a rich mom’s paradise. And its reputation as a monied mommy Mecca was further bolstered this weekend, when several Southport moms got tangled up and created a Mom King.

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This is what is coming to 3714 N. Southport Avenue

Construction is continuing at 3714 N Southport Avenue in Lake View.

“Filed under owner Charles Stewart, the development will yield one commercial unit at ground level, with three residential units above. Parking will include three outdoor spaces in the rear of the building. The new structure is set to replace a two-story masonry building with one additional level of below-grade retail.

Possible design for 3714 N Southport Avenue

Possible design for 3714 N Southport Avenue. Rendering via 42floorsPossible storefront design for 3714 N Southport Avenue

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No more townhomes, Craftsman Manufacturing Site In Lakeview’s Southport Corridor Will Become 12 Single-Family Homes

City Council approved a plan to convert the Craftsman site in Lakeview into a series of single-family homes

Originally slated to be townhomes, the former Craftsman site on School Street will now be single-family homes.

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Southport’s Foxtrot Market expanding nationwide

The chain will open 50 new locations within the next two years.

Chicago’s Foxtrot is dancing across the nation. The trendy convenience store startup yesterday said it will add 50 new locations within the next two years in trendy areas of New York City, Austin, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston among others

FoxTrot in Chicago’s Southport Corridor neighborhood
  • The Chicago-based chain, which currently has 13 stores, is coming to cities including Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City.

Welcome to the neighborhood: These new locations will be 2x the size of Foxtrot’s current models, making room for more trendy snacks—and larger cafes. (The chain hired former Momofuku Executive Chef Tae Strain in May to head its culinary renaissance.)

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Southport’s Sidewalk Sale Today

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/sidewalksale

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These Southport Corridor local businesses are now hiring (view on computer, not mobile device)

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. Note: this Google jobs link will only work on a computer browser, not a mobile device unfortunately. 

 

3542 N. Southport TOD Development Officially Approved

Basics Salon is long gone and we chatted about this TOD proposal earlier in 2019, and now it has been approved by Ald. Tunney’s office for construction. The former building has been demolished so expect construction to start soon. What retail would you like to see here?

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The Holidays around Chicago’s Southport Corridor, 2019

The Southport Corridor in Lake View is all a glow this holiday season.  Here are just a few photos from our Instagram account this year.

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