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Just Say No to Valentine’s Day at Southport Pubs

By Patty Wetli

Nobody spends President’s Day bemoaning the fact their last name isn’t Lincoln, Washington or Obama. But Valentine’s Day seems purposely designed to make the lovelorn feel like crap. Haven’t got a sweetheart? What the hell is wrong with you? Fight back. Join the Fourth Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Pub Crawl on Southport. The crawl kicks off Read the Rest…

At the Music Box, Empty Seats Are A Sign of Progress

By Patty Wetli

Last winter, the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., added a windscreen to its front entrance. It was a minor alteration, and a pretty common one at that for city storefronts, aimed at lowering the building’s heating bill and shielding patrons in the lobby from the elements. “We had people complain, ‘It doesn’t look Read the Rest…

Lakeview Chamber Hosts Southport Broker Tour

By Mike Fourcher

Recognizing that the Southport corridor’s commercial activity has lost its vibrancy of years past, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast and tour of the Southport Ave. commercial corridor this Thursday. “The city used to do [these tours] through the Department of Planning for people who might be interested,” says Lakeview Chamber Executive Read the Rest…

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Southport Avenue

By Laura Pearson

This Friday, September 17 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.), a portion of Southport Avenue, from Addison to Eddy, will be transformed into a green oasis as part of PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event in which people reimagine and repurpose public parking spaces. Participants ‘lease’ these parking spots (by feeding the meter) and turn them into temporary parks Read the Rest…

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