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April Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

The common March saying of "in like a lion, out like a lamb" seems to be true instead for April this year. With seesaw weather - snow, sun, rain, wind - to a steady and pleasant spring-like week, we're hoping spring is finally here to stay! 

We can't wait for all the upcoming festivities, especially our annual restaurant crawl, Cravings on Clark! This month's newsletter is jam packed with fun activities happening on the block, so don't be a stranger to Clark Street in Lincoln Park this spring! 

- The Clark Street Team
Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Cravings On Clark Tickets on Sale Next Week!  
Clark Street in Lincoln Park's 3rd annual restaurant crawl, Cravings on Clark, is returning to Clark Street and Diversey Parkway on Thursday, June 16th. Hungry diners come from across Lincoln Park and our neighboring communities to enjoy eclectic samples from each participating restaurant. Grab your culinary passport and make your way up and down Clark and the south side of Diversey while you enjoy bite sized dishes designed to satisfy any palate. 
Registration will open on Monday, April 18 and tickets are limited! Last year we had over 200 attendees, so be sure to get your tickets early. Plus save $10 when you buy in advance. Learn more and purchase tickets starting next week at VisitClarkStreet.com/Cravings.  

D.O.C. Wine Bar's Blackbird and Recuerdo Wine Dinner
Enjoy a custom four course dinner and truffles all of which pairs wonderfully with the Napa and Argentine wines of Blackbird Vineyards and Recuerdo Wines. 

When: Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 pm 
Where: D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark 
Price: $85 per person 
How: Reservations required. Call (773) 883-5101 to reserve your spot today!

Record Store Day at Dave's Records
It's an annual tradition and we are fortunate to be able to celebrate Record Store Day (RSD) at our very own Dave's Records at 2604 N. Clark. Recently Dave's Records posted 15 rules for RSD at their shop and will be continually updating as more information is available. Get all the rules and details here.  
When: Saturday, April 16th. Doors officially open at 10:00 am, but may open earlier. 
Price: Free to enter, but item prices vary. Everything is first come first served.
How: Line up at 2604 N. Clark and join in the festivities. Don't forget to read over the complete list of rules 
Frankie's on the Park Annual Camp Event! 

Get ready for summer camp in style at Frankie's on the Park! Stop in on Saturday, April 16th for special activities, promotions, and giveaways!

When: Saturday, April 16th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm 
Where: Frankie's on the Park, 2322 N. Clark
What: Find out all the festivities happening at VisitClarkStreet.com 
Chicago's Clean and Green Day of Service


In honor of Earth Day, the City of Chicago is hosting a Clean and Green Day of Service this Saturday, April 16th! Join your neighbors and community organizations in beautifying the 43rd Ward, which includes Clark Street in Lincoln Park. 

To find a group to join, call 3-1-1. Tools and cleaning supplies are provided by the City. Help to make our neighborhood beautiful this Earth Day!
BankFinancial's Spring Coloring Contest 

Celebrate spring with BankFinancial now through May 27th! 

Kids ages 14 and younger are eligible to participate in the spring coloring contest and win a Savings account including a $10 opening deposit. Find out all the rules and how your children can participate online at VisitClarkStreet.com.  

Sweet Buddha Gets A Little Sweeter

On Tuesday, April 19 from 10:00-11:15 am Sweet Buddha will be hosting Vinted Kids, an online marketplace to sell your outgrown baby clothes and gear, on a tour in partnership with Flirty Cupcakes. 

Customers can download the new Vinted Kids app and enjoy free cupcakes and entertainment provided by Twisticity, during the event at Sweet Buddha
Money Smart Week at Next Door Chicago 

Join Next Door Chicago® for Money Smart Week®! The financial coaches at Next Door will be hosting three awesome financial education classes on three consecutive nights. Stop in to help get your finances in tip-top shape
  • I Suck at Budgeting
    Monday, April 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Just the Facts: Investing
    Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Just the Facts: Life Insurance
    Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Celebrating Two Years on Clark Street: Great Clips

Congratulations to Great Clips, located at 2506 1/2 N. Clark, for celebrating two years on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. To honor the anniversary and their clients, Great Clips will be hosting a celebration in store on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Swing on by for complimentary food, product giveaways, a live DJ, raffle, and so much more. For full details, click here

Join the Movement and Support Walk MS in Lincoln Park

Walk MS is coming to the lakefront in Lincoln Park on Sunday, May 1. The event drew over 5,000 attendees and raised over $1 million last year! We're excited to welcome the Walk for the first time to Lincoln Park.

Walk MS organizers are encouraging our community to Join the Movement and support the Walk by donating to the cause, signing-up a team, or volunteering. Learn more about the event and how you can get involved!    
It's Time to Move Outdoors! 

With the change in season, comes one of the best times of year in Chicago... Farmers Market season! Green City Market will be hosting their first outdoor market of the year on Saturday, May 7th from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm. The outdoor market is hosted every Wednesday and Saturday through October 29, 2016. 

Happy market days to you!  
Save the Date: Lincoln Central's Spring Zing!

J ust a short walk from Clark Street in Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Central Association is hosting their 3rd annual Spring Zing on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the corner of North Lincoln and Dickens. The Spring Zing will offer an amazing variety of fun and educational activities for all ages. Learn more here!  
Welcome to Clark Street! 
2439 N. Clark
A twist between flavorful ramen and delicious Korean fare, this isn't your average ramen shop. Cupbop + Ramen recently opened on Clark Street and already has quite the following. You can find everything from traditional Korean food to more unique combinations. Don't be a stranger, stop by to chat with the friendly staff!
2429 N. Clark

With real estate on the rebound, this RE/MAX office wanted to become more visible! Moving from a second floor office at Clybourn and Fullerton to this storefront on Clark. The office is looking forward to reaching a more vibrant audience and becoming an integral part of the neighborhood. Next time you pass be sure to say "Hi!" 
Coming Soon to the Corridor

HopCat Brewpub
2577 N. Clark

HopCat Brewpub, a Michigan-based brewpub, is planning to open on Clark Street in Lincoln Park in the former Vapiano space. According to  a recent DNAInfo article , if all goes as planned, the restaurant could open by late summer. It's expected the menu will include their famous "crack fries" as well as a wide list of local craft brews. 

For more information about the upcoming brewpub, you can  read more here
Banana Republic
2720 N. Clark

It was recently announced that Banana Republic will be opening in one of the new ground floor storefronts at the soon-to-be redeveloped Edge Bar and Grill at 2720 N. Clark. The second floor will house the Alt School, a San Francisco based private school, leaving a second ground level storefront to be filled.  Crain's Chicago reported that Banana Republic is expected to open sometime later this year or in early 2017.  Read the latest about Banana Republic coming to Lincoln Park .

Meet A Merchant
More Than Just a Restaurant, It's Family!

It's not every day you meet a restaurant owner like Sean Tehrani, someone who cooks amazing food, runs a stellar business, and remains actively invested in the neighborhood's well-being. For over 17 years, Sean has had his restaurant, Basil Leaf Café, on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. For 17 years he has developed relationships not only with his neighbors on the block, but with his customers. 

Sean Tehrani opened his restaurant, Basil Leaf Café, in 1998 at the corner of
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Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200