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January Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

We know it's rather cold out there and that it's easy to hibernate during these chilly months, but don't let the January blues get to you...there's plenty to do on Clark Street in Lincoln Park! From warm drinks, to sweet treats, and amazing shops, there's so much happening all along the corridor this month. Find out what's going on and where to keep warm this January on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway!

-The Clark Street Team
Neighborhood News & Reminders
Get Your Tickets to Savor our Great Community! 

  • When: Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Where: iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury
  • Tickets: $40 if purchased online by January 23; $50 at the door (if available)
  • For additional details and to get your tickets, click here!
Savor Lincoln Park is a chance to celebrate the amazing cuisine and community of Lincoln Park! You'll have the chance to experience a variety of dishes from fondue to delectable pastries and more, including Clark Street's very own Vanille Patisserie and TeaGschwendner. Check out the full list of  delicious eateries:

The Budlong Hot Chicken
Earls Kitchen
Geja's Cafe
Insomnia Cookies
Kings Bowl
Knife & Tine
Limelight Catering

Nando's Peri-Peri
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Snarf's Sandwiches
Stan's Donuts
Tobacco Road
Vanille Patisserie
White Oak Tavern

Plus take a chance and bid on silent auction items from some of Chicago's hottest destinations right here in Lincoln Park. Oh and don't forget to savor the memories with vintage snapshots from our friends at Fotio! 
Get Warm and Cozy on the Clark Street! 

Vist Clark Street and Diversey Parkway to warm-up this winter. Check out our many friendly and inviting businesses that will keep you toasty cozy all month long!

Aloha Eats | 2534 N. Clark
Can't manage to get away to that tropical destination this winter? Don't fret, Aloha Eats has you covered! A delicious Hawaiian grill serving up a slew of island cuisine that will surely warm up your stomach. Cruise on by and stay a while.

Happy Play | 2346 N. Clark
Warm up with some feathered and furry friends this winter. Happy Play will certainly bring a smile to your face as you step in their bird room filled with parakeets that you can feed and interact with. And let's not forget about the fun bunnies your children can play with and maybe adopt. Hurry on over to find out what the Happy Play craze is all about!
Local's Tip: Need a snack? Visit By the Park right next door for a delicious cookie before or after visiting Happy Play.

Pars Cove | 435 W. Diversey
Need to get out of the house, but still want that homey feel? Visit Pars Cove and settle into the charming restaurant to enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Whether it's a night out with family and friends or enjoying a romantic evening, Pars Cove is bound to warm you up over these frosty winter months.

Suuri Design | 2042 N. Clark
Be stylish this winter season and check out Suuri Design. This one-of-a-kind jewelry shop is not only new to the neighborhood, but its sourcing specialty artisan jewelry that is unique and will have people's heads turning. Come in out of the cold and find out what makes this shop so special!

Title Boxing Club | 2417 N. Clark
Work up a sweat this winter and take a class at Title Boxing Club. Stroll in to get some aggression out, get some exercise in, and start off the New Year right. 
Local's Tip: Join now for rates starting at only $20.17. Hurry this offer is only valid through January 31st!

Chicago's Checkout Bag Tax

A friendly reminder that starting on February 1, 2017, the City of Chicago will be implementing the Chicago Checkout Bag Tax, a $.07 tax on all disposable paper and plastic bags used in Chicago.

Learn more about the new Chicago Checkout Bag Tax and don't forget to bring your own bags when you're out and about shopping on the corridor!
Chicago Snow Corps

It may not be your favorite time of year, but it's always a good time of year to be neighborly, especially during the winter season! Do you know of any neighbors or seniors who may need assistance with snow removal? Chicago Snow Corps connects volunteers with residents who need help with clearing their snow. Learn more about Chicago Snow Corps and how you can get involved.
Lend Some Warmth to Your Community this Winter
Next Door Chicago | 659 W. Diversey

Bring gently-worn coats to the Next Door host stand on January 15 and February 19 for a free drink from their cafe! Coats will be donated to Button & Zipper, a local non-profit that delivers coats to homeless and at-risk youth organizations in Lincoln Park and Lakeview.  One to five coats will get you one cafe drink; more than five coats will yield two free cafe drinks! 

Next Door has already reached their goal of collecting 300 coats and is aiming to collect 450 by February 28, so bring 'em by!
Help BankFinancial Support Local Charities

During the month of January, all BankFinancial  locations  will be collecting funds for Care For Friends and items for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. In addition, associates are encouraged to wear jeans on Friday, January 27 th and make a donation to Care For Friends, so be sure to stop by and support the cause!

If you'd like to make a donation to either of these charities, you can do so at BankFinancial's Lincoln Park branch, 2424 N. Clark.
Warm Up with Food and Beer this January
HopCat Chicago | 2577 N. Clark

HopCat Chicago has an some amazing events coming up throughout the month of January. Swing by this month to celebrate beer, great food, and their birthday! Check out what's coming up:

Tuesday, January 17
Beer plus food, what can be better? HopCat has partnered with New Belgium on a four course one-of-a-kind beer dinner.  Check out the menu and get your tickets now!

S aturday, January 21
To mark the 9 year anniversary of the first HopCat opening in January 2008, HopCat Chicago is celebrating with free crack fries (with purchase) until 5:00 pm. There will also be a crack fries eating contest and some featured brews!

New Year, Healthy Eyes
SEE Eyewear | 2531 N. Clark

SEE Eyewear cares about your eye health, so they are making it easy for you to get an exam. Through January 15 enjoy $49 eye exams to start the new year out right! Call today to make your appointment: (773) 281-3560
Frankie's on the Park Keeps You Stylish!

Our friends at Frankie's on the Park need to make room for their 2017 inventory, so they are hosting their famous New Year Celebration sale. You'll find great deals on their $10, $20, and $30 racks, plus 30% off of all their winter items. Hurry on over because these deals won't last long!

Coming Soon
Captain's Catch 
2723 N. Clark

Captain's Catch, a new Cajun style seafood restaurant, is preparing to open later this month in the former Peasantry space. Be sure to stay tuned to VisitClarkStreet.com for the latest updates on Captain's Catch and other new developments.  

Meet a Merchant
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Steve Quick Jeweler | 2471 N. Clark

We have all seen change on Clark Street through the years with new businesses coming and others departing, but there are several that have been able to stand the test of time along the corridor and Steve Quick Jeweler is one of those businesses. Thirty years ago, Steve Quick opened up his original jewelry shop almost directly across the street from where his current shop stands on Clark Street, 2471 N. Clark. A year and a half later he moved... read more.
Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200