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June Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

Summer is finally upon us and Clark Street and Diversey Parkway are bustling with hot deals, beautiful patios, and delicious events like our 4th annual Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl!  With over 20 restaurants and businesses participating in the restaurant crawl, find out what's being served, as well as many of the upcoming summer happenings in the neighborhood this month!

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Get Your Tickets to Eat Your Way Through Clark Street!
Wednesday, June 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Cravings on Clark is tomorrow! Get your tickets before 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 14 and you'll save $10 on the annual restaurant crawl! Dine, crawl, and shop at 22 eateries up and down Clark Street and Diversey Parkway, plus enjoy specials and deals at nearly 10 businesses along the corridor, such as Climate Home and Resonance Massage. Find the full list of participating businesses and menu items right now at VisitClarkStreet.com/Cravings.

Tickets include bite-sized samples at each restaurant, free pedicab rides, and vintage photos. Get your tickets now to save $10. Tickets will also be available for $40 at check-in located at HopCat Chicago (2577 N. Clark).
Cravings on Clark is Famous!

Cravings on Clark has recently been in the news! Several participating restaurants woke up early and sent us to our local news stations with tasty dishes they'll be featuring during our 4th annual restaurant crawl. Chef and General Manager Mary Gonzales of Orange Brunch and Tyler Muller of HopCat - Chicago joined us for a variety of media appearances. You can check out all of our local media coverage for the event by visiting the Noteworthy section at VisitClarkStreet.com!
Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

On November 10, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance. The tax imposed will be at the rate of $0.01 per ounce on the retail sale of all sweetened beverages in Cook County. The effective date of the tax is July 1, 2017. Click here to learn more.
The Bright Colors of Summer! 

If you haven't noticed the new hanging baskets and planters brimming with bright colors, then be sure to get out and smell the flowers in this beautiful weather! From Armitage to Diversey on Clark Street and along the south side of Diversey Parkway, from Orchard to Lakeview, luscious and colorful flowers have been planted. In addition, the sidewalks have been power washed and cleaned to invite more walkers to the neighborhood this summer!

Plus, if you haven't noticed the new sculptures installed as part of the Art on Clark sculpture program, you'll definitely need to grab lunch at one of our many outdoor patios and take in the beautiful sights of the street!
Celebrate Father's Day with Stylish Frames

Let dad pick out a fashionable new pair of glasses and he'll save $100 at SEE Eyewear

Craft Brews at the Zoo
June 16-17 | 6:00-10:30 pm

Craft beer lovers go wild! At this two day craft beer festival at the Lincoln Park Zoo, you'll have the opportunity to sample over 75 brews while among furry critters and exotic animals. Plus, enjoy a souvenir glass, music, and food for purchase. Hurry this is a popular festival, so get your tickets today!
History Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 20 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Grab your friends and head on over to the newly designed History Happy Hour at the Chicago History Museum. Each month features new brews and drinks and unique explorations of the Museum. You're not going to want to miss this, so reserve your tickets today!
Summer Camp at Frankie's on the Park

There are only a few days left to reserve your spot at summer camp with Frankie's on the Park! Hurry and get your little one signed up for a fun and exciting fashion camp. To enroll, email rstapleton@frankiesonthepark.com.

Green City Market Chef BBQ
Thursday, July 20 | 5:30-8:00 PM  

It's back! Green City Market's Chef BBQ, one of Chicago's most anticipated gourmet events of the summer, returns to the neighborhood on Thursday, July 20 at the intersection of Clark and Lincoln. The fundraiser features top chefs from all across Chicago, delicious drinks, and 100+ food samples all in the heart of Lincoln Park. Tickets go fast, so be sure to get yours today at greencitymarket.org
TeaGschwendner is Hiring!

Join the TeaGschwendner team, one of the best tea shops in Chicago! TeaGschwendner has been a loose leaf tea retailer since 1978 offering pure, organic, pesticides and sugar free, award winning premium teas. Their Lincoln Park location has an opening for a part time tea associate for about 15-25 hours per week with great benefits.Please apply in person or email your resume to info@tgtea.com
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Colectivo Coffee Roasters
2530 N. Clark

After many months of speculation and excitement, Colectivo Coffee Roasters has officially opened on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. From delicious brews (both coffee and beer) to sweet treats to a rotating weekly menu, this new coffee shop and eatery has brought life to the corner of Clark and Demming with it's expansive outdoor patio. Swing by today to sip on a hot or cold brew, take in the sunshine, and even warm up by their fire pit on a chilly evening. Welcome to the neighborhood Colectivo!

Don't forget to sample their "Milwaukee's Best Brownie" and a beer flight at our 2017 Cravings on Clark restaurant crawl!
Goodbye and Good Luck
In case you missed it, we're sad to announce the closing of the following businesses on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Keep your eyes open for a new concept coming soon to these spaces!

BenjYeuda (2458 N. Clark)

Happy Play (2346 N. Clark)

Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200