The Red Balloon Company is closing on Southport

The Red Balloon Children’s boutique, located at 3651 N. Southport Avenue came out swinging in 2014, vowing to fight the national retail chains on the Southport Corridor.

“Someone’s gotta do their part to fight the national big box encroachment,” the owner said to then DNA Chicago.

Unfortunately, The Red Balloon announced their closure on January 1 and will now remain at their Bucktown location. Did you shop at The Red Balloon? What can save small independent shops on Southport?

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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Holiday ready at the Red Balloon Co.

Holiday ready! 🎄🎁❄️📷 @theredballoonco (at The Red Balloon Co)
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Fall 2016 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

A great fall day on Chicago’s Southport Corridor made for perfect pictures around The ‘Port.

Indira, Coda Di Volpe, Southport Lanes

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Summer 2015 on Chicago’s Southport Corridor

The rain has finally stopped long enough for us to get our annual photos of the Southport Corridor during summertime. Some of these view will look quite different next summer with the addition of SoulCycle and J. Crew coming, along with the proposed Southport TOD.

Evereve and Lou & Grey

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The Red Balloon Company Children’s Store is coming to 3651 N. Southport Avenue

The Red Balloon Co. children’s store is moving to the old Bull-eh-dia’s location, at 3651 N. Southport Avenue.  This building will be torn down and should be finished by the end of the year.

Red Balloon is looking to fight the “big box” retailing that is coming in.

You can read the entire article from DNA Chicago here.  

Bucktown Location

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