2016 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 2016 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: 12/26 - 3:16pm

Opened in 2016
  1. Stan's Donut & Coffee (28 E. Roosevelt)
  2. Belly Up Smokehouse & Salon (1132 S. Wabash)
  3. Harold's Chicken Shack (612 S. Wabash)
  4. Bespoke Men's Grooming (529 S. Dearborn)
  5. Saraya Salon (1463 S. State)
  6. Portillo's (520 W. Taylor)
  7. Mago Grill & Cantina (250 W. Roosevelt)
  8. Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken (250 W. Roosevelt)
  9. Lenscrafters (250 W. Roosevelt)
  10. &Blowdry (1315 S. Michigan)
  11. Chopstick's (20 E. Roosevelt)
  12. Old Navy (250 W. Roosevelt)
  13. Armand's Victory Tap (1416 S. Michigan)
  14. Rylon's Smokehouse (67 E. Cermak)
  15. Akirah's (1845 S. State)
  16. Sip & Savor Coffee Shop (2239 S. Michigan) 
  17. Aligned Modern Health (1335 S. Michigan)
  18. The Nook (1929 S. Archer)
  19. Ivy Garden (1455 S. Michigan)
  20. Roots of Integrity & Deep Roots (1006 S. Michigan)
  21. New City Alfa Romeo FIAT dealership (2401 S. Michigan)
  22. Hertz Equipment Rental (2424 S. Wabash)
  23. Re/max Synergy Real Estate (1345 S. Michigan)
  24. Versailles Massage (1331 S. Michigan)
Closed or Moved Out of the Sloop in 2016
  1. Lululemon (250 W. Roosevelt)
  2. Harold's Chicken Shack (636 S. Wabash)
  3. La Haven Coffee (1250 S. Michigan)
  4. The Shrine (2109 S. Wabash)
  5. Chicago Kernel (511 S. State)
  6. Toss the Hair (60 E. 13th)
  7. Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)
  8. Golfsmith (627 W. Roosevelt)
  9. Chopstick's (20 E. Roosevelt)
  10. Mercat a La Planxa (638 S. Michigan)
  11. Hackney's (733 S. Dearborn)
  12. Castle Keepers Realty (729 S. Dearborn)
  13. George's Lounge (646 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 2016:
Blu Dog Stay Play Spa (2000 S. Wabash)
Jamaica Jerk Villa (2216 S. Michigan)
Reflexology Foot Parlor (1319 S. Michigan)
TBD Salon (705 S. Dearborn)
University of Chicago Clinic (1101 S. Canal)
• Pin me up (2411 S. Michigan)
Natural Girl (1547 S. State)
Versailes Massage & Bar (1311 S. Michigan)
• Big Shoulders Chicago (1449 S. Michigan)
Bar Method (2112 S. Michigan)
Dental Office (1620 S. Michigan)
Pizano's (2106 S. Indiana)
• Gordo's (729 S. Dearborn)
Rosebud's Artist's Cafe (1150 S. Wabash)
• The Vault (1325 S. Michigan)
Bulldog AleHouse (910 S. State)
World of Beer (250 W. Roosevelt)
M Vie (TBD)
Orange Theory Fitness (TBD)
• Pure Barre (1336 S. Michigan)
• Title Boxing (250 W. Roosevelt)
 TBD tattoo Parlor  (2008 S. Prairie)
 TBD Dental Office  (1468 S. Michigan)
 TBD Pediatrician Office  (1471 S. Michigan)
Wing Stop (500 W. Roosevelt)
TBD Restaurant from Hackney's Owner (733 S. Dearborn)
• 14 Parish (2333 S. Michigan)
• TBD Nail Salon (730 S. Michigan)
• Chicago Firehouse (1401 S. 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) and our final tally for 2015 (+19 new business)!

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