Shopping small on Southport Avenue

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)?

Steingold’s Expansion Plans for Southport Avenue

Steingold’s is officially expanding into an adjacent space next to Candyality. The expansion will include indoor dining, a deli counter, coffee, specialty food, spirit, wine and beer.

Steingold’s of Chicago relocated this year to 3737 N. Southport Avenue. The deli is doing 2.5 times more orders per month than it did in its previous location and is preparing to expand into an adjacent storefront.

“We just needed more people walking by,” Steingold says. “Southport offers that.”

Touring Chicago’s Southport Corridor – Addison to Grace Street

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.

Steingold’s Expanding; Southport has been “a beacon of light” during COVID compared to Armitage and Damen Avenues

Aaron Steingold says his deli on Southport Avenue is doing 2.5 times more orders per month than it did in its previous location. He’s preparing to expand into an adjacent storefront.

With shoppers venturing out again, neighborhood retail corridors in Chicago are seeking paths to post-COVID prosperity.

A look at shopping strips on Damen, Armitage and Southport avenues reveals the challenges of adapting to a retail landscape altered by the pandemic.

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Steingold’s Bagel opening in February, 2021 at 3737 N. Southport Avenue

Modern Jewish deli Steingold’s of Chicago is moving to Lakeview’s Southport Corridor from its original North Center location this month.

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