Mercury Theater on Southport is back

“The first few months on the job for Mercury Theater Chicago artistic director Christopher Chase Carter have been, in his words, “a reality check.”

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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.

Southport Corridor Changes into 2018

Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, one thing is for certain: nothing is permanent except change. So if you can’t keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago’s Southport Corridor, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a summary of what to expect into 2018:
  1. Kai Sushi is coming to 3819 N. Southport
  2. Digits Nail Salon has closed, new nail salon coming in
  3. Capital One Cafe is now open
  4. Ivivva by Lululemon is closed. Space currently for lease
  5. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors will be replaced by this Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Chase Bank and Chipotle could be possible tenants
  6. Taco Bell and an auto body shop on Addison by Wrigley Field will be replaced by new developments
  7. 1035 W. Addison to be redeveloped
  8. The former Blue Bayou space is for lease
  9. Tied House is coming to the former Harmony Grill location
  10. Paperchase is coming to Southport Avenue
  11. Leahy and Ladue is closed, 312 Real Estate Office is now open
  12. Venus Restaurant is coming from The Mercury Theater in Cullen\s former space
  13. Mint Julep is now closed, national retail coming in
  14. A new mixed-use TOD development is under under construction at 3334 N. Southport Avenue
  15. Basics Salon at 3542 N. Southport is currently for lease or for redevelopment in 2019-2020
  16. Target has opened in the former Whole Foods space on Ashland
  17. Large-scale mixed-use development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue with an American Mattress store (stalled)
  18. Addison & Clark development is underway; Shake Shack, Cinemex Movie Theater, Harley Davidson and Lucky Strike will be anchor tenants
  19. Hotel Zachery with Big Star Chicago, McDonald’s and several other restaurants coming to Wrigleyville
  20. Cafe Tola is expanding into the Sweet Sensations former space
  21. Bow Truss Coffee Roasters was coming to Southport & Belmont (But who knows what will happen now)
  22. F.I.S.H. Poke Bar, Milk Money, Blue Crown Wings, Mac Royale and Melt 35 delivery/pickup only kitchen have all closed at 3208-10 N. Southport, space for lease
  23. FlatTop Grill former space is for lease

Venus Restaurant construction starting in former Cullen’s location

From Chicago Cityscape, close to a $500,000 gut-renovation will be starting at Cullen’s former space as The Mercury Theater starts to construct Venus. Venus Restaurant will be located at 3741 N. Southport Avenue and will be a restaurant with a live theater component.  DNA Info Chicago first reported the news last year, and you can read more information on Mercury\’s new restaurant concept here.

Mapping the vast change in and around Chicago’s Southport Corridor

Can’t keep up with all of the changes happening to Chicago’s Southport Corridor?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is a summary of what to expect over the next several months into 2016-17:

  1. 3451-53 N. Southport actively being marketed for lease
  2. LuluBelles Pancake House building now demolished and new retail/residences coming
  3. The Princess Club has moved to Roscoe Village and their space is currently for lease
  4. Chipotle is eyeing the Southport Corridor
  5. J. Crew is coming to 3423 N. Southport – see the rendering here
  6. SoulCycle is coming above J. Crew at 3423 N. Southport
  7. Ann Taylor’s ‘Lou & Grey’ now open at 3442 N. Southport
  8. Corridor Brewery is coming to 3446 N. Southport
  9. FedEx Southport location now marketed into a 12,000 sq. foot retail development (TBD)
  10. Coalfire Pizza now open at 3705 N. Southport
  11. Chicago Health Medical Center is opening next to Fleet Feet (officially name is TBD)
  12. B. Rose Salon has moved two door north to the former Pure Nirvana Spa location.
  13. A new restaurant from the owners of The Gage and GEMINI BISTRO is coming to 3335 N. Southport
  14. Mystic Celt bought by L3 and is actively being marketing for lease
  15. Einstein’s Bagel space is currently for lease
  16. Cullen’s is closed and The Mercury Theater will be opening a new establishment in it’s place
  17. Burger Boss is closed and is actively being marketed for lease
  18. Lole open at 3434 N. Southport
  19. Bitter Pops and Reverb coming to L3’s 3345 N. Lincoln Avenue
  20. Crosby’s Kitchen expanding with a new adult concept into the Wrigleyville Dental space
  21. Whole Foods coming to Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont
  22. Rise Sushi and Galleria Liquors to be replaced by this TOD
  23. The former spring yoga studio above Indira is actively being marketed
  24. Frankie’s on the Park is coming to 3708 N. Southport Avenue
  25. Large-scale development coming to 1356 W. Wellington Avenue
  26. “The Spanish Square” coming to the former El Pacifico site at 1358 W. Belmont
  27. The Former “Uncle Fun” building is demolished and will include a new mixed-use retail and residential development
  28. 3740 N. Southport office space for sale
  29. 3726 N. Southport is for lease
  30. TOD at 3400 N. Lincoln Avenue now under construction
  31. 3345 – 3355  N. Lincoln Avenue Development
  32. 3715 N. Southport is for lease
  33. 3430 N. Southport being actively marketed by L3 and Cushman and Wakefield (However this permit was just issued for a build-out)
  34. 5411 Empanadas coming to 3715 N. Southport
  35. 3451 N. Southport being actively marketed by L3 and Cushman and Wakefield
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