3/15/2017
HEADLINES
LAKEVIEW EAST ANNUAL MEETING

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce held their 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at Old Crow Smokehouse. Nearly 150 business owners and members of the community attended to network with each other and learn about our 2016 successes and future plans moving into 2017! Elliot Richardson of the Small Business Advocacy Council and Alderman Tom Tunney were our guest speakers. We also introduced our new 2017 Board of Directors. A big thank you again to our 2016 staff, Board of Directors and SSA #8 Commissioners for all of their time and dedication. Click here to check out our Annual Meeting Video



Congratulations to the following businesses for winning awards at this year's event:

Best New Restaurant - Little Wok
Best New Retail - The Colette Collection
Best New Salon - Ingmar James Salon
Best New Quick Eats - Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken
Favorite Neighborhood Brunch Spot - Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse
Best Customer Service - Melissa Zeman, wineHouse
Sweet Sensations - Vanille Patisserie
Best Window Decor - Robert Jeffery Hair Studio
Neighborhood Gem - The Coffee & Tea Exchange
Best Live Music Bar - Monsignor Murphy's

Special Recognition - The Estrada Family, Owners of Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse, 
El Mariachi Restaurant & El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
Special Recognition - Mary Beth Smith

BELMONT SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Celebrating its 33rd year in 2017, Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest will kick off Chicago's outdoor street fest season when it again welcomes the start of summer and the warm weather on May 27 & 28 on N. Sheffield Ave. from Belmont to Roscoe.

Located just steps from the bustling Belmont Red Line "El" stop, this wildly popular street fest in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood will again showcase the region's favorite tribute bands. This iconic fest (sponsored by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce) also features plenty of food and libations as well as artisans who will roll out their newest creative handiwork. 
Interested in being a vendor? the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival is now excepting Exhibitor Applications, please visit http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=140&pg=vendors for more information or to fill out an application today. 
DRIVER'S LICENCE RENEWAL AT 46TH WARD OFFICE

Alderman Cappelman's Office will be hosting a day for residents to receive or renew their Illinois State ID or driver's license. Next Thursday, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office will come to the 46th Ward for those pressed for time or who have difficulty traveling to the nearest location (4642 W. Diversey) or their downtown office (100 W. Randolph). All are welcome.

When: Thursday, March 23 from 10am - 2pm
Where: 46th Ward Office at 4544 N. Broadway

Click here for more information about what documents you will need to bring to obtain your State ID or IL driver's license. 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE READER'S CHOICE DINING AWARDS

The Chicago Tribune is hosting their Reader's Choice Dining Awards again this year and the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has two member restaurants that were nominated! Mortar & Pestle and Crisp. Mortar & Pestle was nominated for Best Brunch and Crisp was nominated for Best  Wings. 

Help our Lakeview East businesses win this award by visiting the voting portal and voting once a day through March 22! 
WRIGLEY FIELD COMMUNITY MEETING

This meeting is held annually, per ordinance and is hosted by the City of Chicago.  At this meeting, various city departments and the Cubs will report out on the 2016 season and briefly discuss what to expect in 2017.  There is an opportunity for community input and questions at the end of the meeting.  

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:15 PM Check In
6:30 PM Program Begins
8:00 PM Conclude
LAKEVIEW PANTRY 

Congratulations to Wheeler Kearns Architects and the Lakeview Pantry for winning the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design!

"Wheeler Kearns' outstanding design work allows us to forge a new chapter for Lakeview Pantry, so we can continue to serve our neighbors in a dignified and efficient manner," said Executive Director Kellie O'Connell. "The new building allows us to expand our impact in the community and put down enduring roots so clients can feel hope for the future."

Check out the award video here.
SIDEWALK CAFE APPLICATIONS
 
Now is the time to turn in those Sidewalk Cafe Applications for the 2017 year! Sidewalk café season begins on March 1st, and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year. The sooner the better in order to assure you can set up your cafe at the beginning of the season. 

WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
STARBUCKS
(Sheffield & Addison, Clark & Belmont, Clark & Diversey)




VAUGHAN'S PUB
LOCAL EVENTS & SPECIALS
EL NUEVO HERRADURA TEQUILA DINNER
NEW DAILY SPECIALS @ THE NORTH END
CRAM FASHION PARTY
PR ITALIAN BISTRO

Join PR Italian Bistro  on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm for a fun Deconstructing Martini Tasting event! For this fun, free event you'll sample four incredibly unique, mind-blowing gins. Then, you'll taste each of their four vermouths. From there you can choose your favorite combo & garnish to build your own martini or order from one of their featured Bar Blackboard options, all priced at $8 for the event.
INGMAR JAMES SALON

BYOBB! Ingmar James is hosting a Bring Your Own Blowdryer, Beverage and Bubbly event on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30pm - 9pm. The cost is $25 for one person/$40 for two people. This includes $25 each towards tools or products. Limited availability. Call 773-327-2707 to RSVP. 
PLANNED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Save $300 during the month of March when you book an appointment online!

Advanced Spine & Sports Care is hosting a special event at Zia's Lago Vista on Monday, March 20th at 7:30pm. This is a great chance to meet Dr. Ingham, Dr. Steller and the ASSC team and enjoy some FREE DINNER. They'll be exploring the endless ways Chiropractic can help you and your loved ones lead healthier, happier lives! To register, call 773-868-0347 or email  advspinesportscare@gmail.com
WINE + GIRLSCOUT COOKIE TASTING
AT WINEHOUSE

'Tis the season for these addictive baked goods, so we've partnered with Girl Scout parents from Nettlehorst School to give the people what they want: wine and cookies...that are paired perfectly together! Don't think it can be done? Try us.  Cost: $5/person.  RSVP to melissa@chicagowinehouse.c om

*All cookies will be on sale during the event for $4/box.
MACARON DAY AT VANILLE PATISSERIE

On March 20th, stop in and say "Macaron Day Hero" and receive a free macaron with purchase. 
    
 UNABRIDGED BOOKSTORE
WELCOMES MATTHEW NICKERSON

Unabridged Bookstore will be welcoming
Matthew Nickerson, author of the upcoming Images of America book, EAST LAKE VIEW on March 30th at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and cinnamon buns from Ann Sathers will be served!

"Change has swept East Lake View many times, often leaving a new name behind. One thing has stayed the same the neighborhood's popularity. This book unfolds the history of East Lake View, from the 19th century to the 21st century."
MEET & GREET RECEPTION FOR 19TH DISTRICT COMMANDER AT SIDETRACK
EL MARIACHI & REVOLUCION
SHEFFIELD'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY FUN

Join Sheffield's on Friday, March 17th for their annual St. Patrick's Day Party!
 
Chef VJ will be serving up his delicious corned beef sandwiches from 2pm. Their regular menu will be served from 10am - 2pm. 
 
Sip on Breckenridge Brewery Dry Irish Stout!
WILDE BAR & RESTAURANT
DUKE OF PERTH




 
On Friday, doors will open at Noon. Enjoy Irish music, Irish fare, Irish cocktails, beer and more!




BITES ASIAN TAPAS

Bites Asian Tapas is offering $3 Irish Sake Bombs, $5 Jameson shots and $6 Irish horchata shots on Friday, March 17th from 11:30am - 11pm.
ANN SATHER ST. PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND

St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend, Ann Sather diners can enjoy the Irish mealtime staples along with assorted homemade breads, including Ann Sather's legendary cinnamon rolls and homemade desserts, all for $14.95. Diners can bring their own Guinness, Harp's or Jameson and Ann Sather will provide the glasses for an Irish toast of "Sláinte." All locations also will offer the regular menu throughout the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Hours for all of the restaurants are 7a to 3p on weekdays and 7a to 4p on weekends.  
ST. PATRICKS DAY BEER + WINE TASTING!

wineHouse gets it. St. Patrick's Day calls for beer. So they called DryHop! Join them for their Third Annual Wine + Beer Tasting with their brew-making neighbors, DryHop on March 17th from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Guests will enjoy samples of seasonal beers and vinos while judging a mini Irish soda bread competition!
HALSTED EYE BOUTIQUE

Pick up a complete pair of eyewear for $99.00 at Halsted Eye Boutique (restrictions apply) or receive  $75.00 off any pair of sunglasses (excludes Ray Ban). 

This St. Patrick's Day special is good between 3/1/17 and 3/31/17.


Join any Chicago Athletic Club by March 17  to receive $0 enrollment and a chance to enter their Get Lucky raffle! They'll be raffling off a prize every day to one lucky member. You don't want to miss out! Click  here for details and to request your FREE guest pass.


ARGO TEA IRISH CREAM TEAPPUCCINO
BELMONT THEATER DISTRICT
btd
Free & Discounted (under $15) Theater Tickets available in the Belmont Theater District - Chicago's largest theater district! Stay informed about upcoming events, including our popular Open House events and upcoming BTD Theater Nights - great ticket deals, pre-show receptions and post-show discussions for a perfect night out at the theater!

Visit btdchicago.com for a listing of local theater shows. 
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