2013 Business Counter

Over the years many debates have raged on whether or not the neighborhood is moving backward or forward with respect to retail development. While it seems that people have different views on this, we thought it would be a good idea to try to monitor the net amount of businesses that have opened up in the South Loop for the year.

With that said, we have added the 2013 Sloopin business tracker on the right side of our site to monitor the amount of businesses that have either opened up shop or closed down this year. As of now, we know of the following:

UPDATED: 12/20 - 8:12 am

Opened in 2013
  1. 7-11 (State & 8th Street)
  2. Floyd's 99 Barbershop (27 E. Harrison)
  3. Snap Fitness (1212 S. Michigan)
  4. Umai Japaness Kitchen & Sushi (Clark and Polk)
  5. Blink Lash Studios (1317 S. Michigan)
  6. Mazi Dance Fitness Centre (716 S. State)
  7. Spanglish (555 S. State)
  8. Jersey Mike's (26 E. Roosevelt)
  9. Butterfield Kitchen (Roosevelt CTA stop)
  10. Sod Room (1454 S. Michigan Ave.)
  11. UPS store (1200 Block S. Michigan)
  12. Nepal House (1301 S. Michigan)
  13. Indique Hair (1922 S. Wabash)
  14. Chicago Oyster House (1933 S. Indiana)
  15. City Segway Tours (1315 S. Michigan)
  16. Haus of Reign (1345 S. Michigan)
  17. Dentologie (1259 S. Wabash)
  18. H&M (150 W. Roosevelt 1259)
  19. Sofi (616 S. Dearborn)
  20. Nuovo Aesthetics & Smartlipo (2037 S. Indiana)
  21. Isabella's (1316 S. Michigan)
  22. Kai Sushi (1255 S. State)
  23. Vitamin Shoppe (Roosevelt and Jefferson)
  24. White House | Black Market (150 W. Roosevelt)
  25. Kurah Mediterranean Tapas (1355 S. Michigan)
  26. Ulta (150 W. Roosevelt)
  27. Z Galleria (150 W. Roosevelt)
  28. Chicago Kernel (511 S. State)
  29. Francesca's (150 W. Roosevelt)
  30. Fleet Feet (150 W. Roosevelt)
  31. Chicago Recovery Center (1509 S. Michigan)
  32. Crave Cafe and Lounge (1250 S. Michigan)
  33. Bevello (150 W. Roosevelt)
  34. Sleepy's (605 W. Roosevelt)
  35. Mariano's Fresh Market (1615 S. Clark)
  36. Haberdash (150 W. Roosevelt)
  37. Goodyear (18th and Wabash)
  38. PianoForte (1335 S. Michigan)
  39. Bacci Pizza Express (Roosevelt CTA Stop)
  40. Bridgeport Coffee Company (150 W. Roosevelt)
  41. Ann Taylor Loft (150 W. Roosevelt)
  42. Chipotle (1150 S. Clinton)
  43. The Bureau Bar (75 E. 16th)
  44. Unnamed Clothing Boutique (E. 16th)
  45. Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts (555 W. Roosevelt)
  46. Giordano's (1340 S. Michigan)
  47. Riff (2239 S. Michigan)
  48. Flirtatious Lingerie and Club Wear (1317 S. Michigan)
  49. European Wax Center (1103 S. State)
  50. Asian Outpost (1315 S. Wabash)
  51. Meli Cafe (500 S. Dearborn)

Closed or Moved Out of the Sloop in 2013

  1. Donna's Cafe (1255 S. State)
  2. A'Cappella Bistro (1301 S. Michigan)
  3. Sweet Petal (537 S. Dearborn - Moved)
  4. Karamela Cafe (1250 S. Michigan)
  5. Computer Gurus (1130 S. Wabash)
  6. Trattoria Cantina (616 S. Dearborn)
  7. Triad Sushi (1933 S. Indiana)
  8. Caring Hands Pet Spa (1400 Block S. Michigan)
  9. Blink Lash Studio (1317 S. Michigan)
  10. Buttefield Kitchen (Roosevelt CTA Stop)
  11. Panozzo's (1303 S. Michigan)
  12. Goodyear (2017 S. Wabash)

Did we miss any? If so please email us. We're going to do our best to monitor this throughout the year, but as always we're going to rely on our loyal Sloopin readers to help us keep track.

Since we're talking lists, here are some other businesses that may or may not open up in 2013:
• Broad Shoulders Brewery (2337 S. Michigan)
• Cheap Trick Chicago (2245 S. Michigan)
• Yard House (150 W. Roosevelt Rd)
• Blackfin American Grille (150 W Roosevelt)
• Chica Loca - Restaurants America (150 W Roosevelt)
• Villain's (South Loop)
Ascent Climbing Chicago (TBD - South Loop)
Nordstrom Rack (Taylor & Canal)
First Draft (649 S. Clark)
• Dick's Sporting Goods (Canal and Taylor)
Pretty Donkey Coffee (77 E. Cermak)
• FruVe (1130 S. Wabash)
• Burlington Coat Factor (Taylor & Canal)
• Potbelly (Taylor & Canal)
• TJ Maxx (Taylor & Canal)
• TBD - Burger Restaurant (NW corner of Roosevelt & Michigan)
• American Kidz Academy (1006 S. Michigan)
• Petco (603 - 627 W Roosevelt)
Pier 1 Imports (Canal and Taylor)
Devil Dawgs (767 S. State)
Sabon (150 W. Roosvelt)
Exit Realty (1400 S. Michigan)
• Red Pearl Chicago (1933 S. Archer)
• That's My Bag (150 W. Roosevelt)
Bentley's Corner Barkery (150 W. Roosevelt)
• Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (150 W. Roosevelt)
• Fleetwood Restaurant (2333 S. Michigan)

Stay tuned!

For a look back here is our final tally for 2012!


Anonymous said...

Floyd's 99 opened up two days ago!

Markita @ SweshFit said...

I had no idea Donna's Cafe closed! I was rooting for them :(

Anonymous said...

There's a new mattress store where the dry cleaners used to be at Roosevelt & State. Does that count?

Natalie said...

You forgot to include Umai in the business counter, fyi.

Sloopy said...

The mattress store actually opened in December of 2012:


Here is our business counter from 2012 with this business noted:

Anonymous said...

Sweet Petal is moving out of their South Dearborn Street locale, heading to the north side, I believe the sign said 20 W Ontario. Closing March 1.

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Jeanne said...

Can we add a category called "Moved" to the business counter? It seems cruel and unusual to place "Sweet Petal" in the same dustpile as "A'Capella". "Sweet Petal" is simply moving, not closing. This would give us more accurate statistics of how businesses are doing.

Anonymous said...

New coffee shop announced via chicagoist for Roosevelt collection

dada said...

Joann and Joffco/Inland RE has signed lease, project to open end of 2013: