2018 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 2018 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: 5/13 4:16pm

Opened in 2018
  1. Low Country (1132 S. Wabash)
  2. Bar22 (2244 S. Michigan)
  3. Tiny Tunes Studio (69 E. 16th)
  4. Mikkey's Retro Grill (2026 S. Clark)
  5. USA Vein Clinic (41 E. Congress)
  6. Taco Madre (823 S. State)
Closed or Moved Out of the Sloop in 2018
  1. Fashion Geek (69 E. 16th Street)
  2. Square One (14th and Michigan)
  3. Budget Car Rental (714 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 2018:
•  Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)
TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)
• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)
Natural Girl (1547 S. State)
• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)
Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)
• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)
M Vie (TBD)
 TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)
TBD Asian Restaurant (1234 S. Michigan)
Poke Burrito (453 S. Dearborn)
Team Rehabilitation (2100 S. Michigan)
ilovekickboxing.com (1325 S. Michigan)
Dollop Coffee Co (801 S. Financial) 
Subway (The Lex - Cermak/Michigan) 
Bob's Furniture (Roosevelt and 90/94) 
Shark's Fish & Chicken (Cermak & State)
TBD Nail Shop (1514 S. Wabash) 
Fatpour Tap Works (Cermak & Michigan)

Stay tuned!

For a look back here is our final tally for 2012 (+25 new businesses), our final tally for 2013 (+41 new businesses), our final tally for 2014 (+19 businesses), our final tally for 2015 (+19 new businesses), our final tally for 2016 (+12 new businesses) and our final tally for 2017 (+20 new businesses)!

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