This is what is replacing Tenenbaum True Value Hardware

Pam and Steve Lipshutz had several offers for the building, but they didn’t take the highest bidder. Instead, they chose a developer who will keep the neighbors in mind as they develop what is likely to be apartments.

Everything is for sale at Tenenbaum True Value Hardware, a family-owned business in Lakeview that is closing after 98 years.

“Every day I come to work, it gets harder and harder to keep it together because this is my other home, this is my family, my customers are my family, my employees,” said Pam Lipshutz, owner

Those loyal employees include Christine Potthast, bookkeeper since 1959.

“I started after I graduated from high school,” she said. “My dad was a janitor here and he said, ‘Maury, give my daughter a job!’ and I’ve been here ever since.”

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Your last look at 3347 N. Southport Avenue

As we reported last year, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport.  As of March, 2020, the development had been approved according to Ald. Tom Tunney\’s website, and this week, construction fencing went up with demolition imminent.  What do you think of this upcoming development?

 

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Sephora Southport Corridor opening October 23, 2020

It is official – the opening date for Sephora Southport Corridor is October 23, 2020 according to their Instagram post. Sephora is also hiring for the new store, and you can see all the job listings here.

Sephora\’s new location is in the former space of Rise and Galleria Liquors at 3401 N. Southport Avenue.

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3347-49 Transit Oriented Development Approved

Last year, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport. The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5 back in November, 2019. That still was met with mixed reaction due to too many units. In December, 2019, the developer came back reducing the amount of apartments to 27.  All other building characteristics remained the same.  As of March, 2020, the development has been approved according to Ald. Tom Tunney’s website.

Details on the updated development:

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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Updated TOD Proposal for 3347-49 N. Southport

Earlier this summer, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport.  The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5 back in November, 2019. That still was met with mixed reaction due to too many units, and the developer has come back reducing the amount of apartments to 27.  All other building characteristics remain the same at this time.

The updated development:


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Updated Development Plans for 3347-49 N. Southport

Earlier this summer, proposed plans came out on a new TOD development replacing an abandoned building at 3347-49 N. Southport.  The original proposal was not received too well by the community, and the developer came back with a new plan, going from 6 floors down to 5.

From Ald. Tunney’s office:

“Hi Folks, I apologize for the short notice but the proposal for 3347-49 N. Southport will be presented and the West Lake View Neighbors (WLVN) meeting on Monday, November 18th on the second floor of The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave. A meet-and-greet begins at 6:30 p.m. before each meeting. I had hoped to have our website updated by today but we’ve hit a snag so I\’m attaching the updated plan set we received. We\’re also in the process of updating the narrative on our website (I hope to have it complete by tomorrow morning).
“The applicant has revised the proposal based on community feedback and is now requesting a zoning change from B3-2 to B3-3 to allow for a five-story mixed-use building. The building would contain 4,230 square feet of ground floor commercial space along with 28 dwelling units, 4 parking spaces and 28 bike parking stalls.” We hope you can join the WLVN meeting next week but we will also take comments, questions and feedback via email.
Sincerely, Bennett R. Lawson
Chief of Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney – 44th Ward
773.525.6034

fax 773.525.5058”

The updated development:

The originally proposed development:

Confirmed: Sephora is coming to 3401 N. Southport Avenue

After months of speculation, Sephora will be coming to Southport\’s newest development at 3401 N. Southport Avenue, the former homes of Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors. 

3401 N. Southport will be a 30 unit rental building with first floor commercial space and seven parking spaces for this site. The developers have taken advantage of the City’s new Transit Oriented Development Ordinance which incentivizes density near transit centers and allows for a reduction in the required parking spaces.

Sephora is a Paris–based French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores founded in Limoges in 1969. Featuring nearly 300 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, and haircare.

Galleria Liquors will also be returning in the second retail space closer to the CTA entrance. 

Sephora coming to Chicago’s Southport Corridor

3401 N. Southport Avenue is well under construction where Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors once stood. We have known since the beginning that Galleria Liquors was coming back, but Rise Sushi was not.  We have confirmed that Sephora is taking the other retail space, and that the lease is finalized. What do you think about Sephora joining the Southport Corridor?

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3401 N. Southport is officially under construction

After years of planning in the works, the buildings that formerly housed Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors have been torn down, and construction has begun on 3401 N. Southport – a Transit Oriented Development.  Galleria is scheduled to take one of the retail spots, and rumors are swirling around the ‘Port on the second option. You can read more about this development from Tom Tunney’s website, and see the listing here.

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3647 N. Southport Transit Oriented Development project started

You may recall that a new Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has been proposed for 3647 N. Southport Avenue next to CVS. The final renderings are listed on Tom Tunney’s website, and the development has now started.

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