December 21, 2018


Happy Holidays from our team at the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce!

Below are our hours for the holidays. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Chamber office at 773.348.8608.

Friday, Dec. 21: 9am-7pm
Saturday, Dec. 22: 10am-2pm
Sunday, Dec. 23 - 26: CLOSED
Thursday, Dec. 27 - 28: 9am-5pm
Saturday, Dec. 29 - Jan. 1: CLOSED
Holiday Gift Guide

Doing some last minute Christmas shopping in Lakeview East? Check out this year's Lakeview East Holiday Gift Guide for the best places to snag those last minute gifts!
Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland

We were featured on ABC7 for our Wrigleyville Winter Wonderland and our amazing neighborhood pop-up bars: Santa Baby Bar, Elf'd Up, and Christmas Club. Watch our segment here!
Lakeview East Holiday Party

We held our annual holiday party on Thursday, December 13th at Santa Baby Bar. It was a fabulous evening of food, music, drinks, and holiday cheer! You can view pictures from the event here.
TBOX Bar Crawls Donation

Thank you to  TBOX Bar Crawls  a nd Christopher Festa for their very generous donation of $20,000 to the Lakeview East Community Partnership. This donation will go towards more security and placemaking for the area! It's amazing organizations like TBOX that allow us to do such great things for the neighborhood!
Member Spotlight
Andrew Rizzo

Andrew Drummond Rizzo, age 31 grew up in Park Ridge, IL but has been a working member of the Lakeview East community ever since he was a young adult. As a third generation owner of property near the historic Wrigley Field, Andrew has had the privilege of growing up around the influence of many of the contributing members that make Lakeview East the beautiful place it is today.

Andrew's family business boasts a 71 year history that started back in 1946 when Wrigleyville was unrecognizable to most patrons today. What started as a Mobile Oil Gas Station with an adjoining Auto Repair Shop & Car Wash transformed into a modern & inviting multi-faceted Sports Bar; Rizzo's Bar & Inn.

Andrew, a former KU grad always had a keen eye for architecture and design. His demand for perfection is apparent in all aspects of the newly designed RBI, that is a blend of both new and old. The inside of the bar provides a quaint and inviting space for sports fans and drink connoisseurs to relax and indulge in a rehabbed space that highlights elements of the previous structure. The outside patio is an evolving space that boosts a high retractable patio, many a number of TV's and 8,000 square feet of space that easy transforms to event spaces that have housed anything from weddings to first birthday parties.
Andrew's keen business sense has allowed him to burst onto remodeled Wrigley rehab and leave his stamp as one of the best go to bars to visit both in and out of season. RBI serves as an insurmountable source of pride for the family with Andrew at the forefront of business.

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email


3485 N. Clark St.

A destination for sports viewing in Wrigleyville serving up mason jar cocktails and American comfort food. Currently, Stretch is decked out in all things Christmas and elves for Elf'd up, their Christmas Pop-Up Bar!
3369 N. Clark

Southern hospitality in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood! Home of the #Cubs, #Blackhawks & Alabama #rolltide. Daily specials. Patio seating. Recently taken over by new, excited owners and a new menu will launch soon!
3228 N. Broadway

Offering, full high-end nail services., receive Modern Boutique's quality beauty services in a relaxing and exciting place. They offer complimentary coffee, tea, sparkling water, selection of wine, spirit and of course, bubbly champagne during your visit.

3352 N. Broadway

Wear Moi's apparel, slippers, and pointe shoes are unsurpassed in comfort and are continually optimized with the latest in technical innovation.  
From the beginning stages of design to the finished product, Wear Moi works with the best artisans in trade to create something that is truly special and unique.
Passion for Excellence is what gives Wear Moi such a distinction in ballet dance wear. 
In creating innovative styles and unique aesthetic, Wear Moi commits to provide to its customers, the very best in dance fashion thanks to high-quality products designed in France, by dancers, for dancers. We'll keep everyone updated on the opening date!

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Hero Coffee Bar - 2950 N. Sheridan NOW OPEN! 
Solid Core - 3312 N. Broadway NOW OPEN! 
The Roost Carolina Kitchen  - 3474 N. Clark
Shake Shack - 
3519 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 
Baseballism- 1027 W Addison St a107 NOW OPEN! 
Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken - 1027 W Addison St  NOW OPEN! 
Grand Mongolian Hot Pot - 2904 N Broadway 
Modern Boutique Nail and Spa - 3228 N Broadway NOW OPEN!  
The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.
19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Tuesday, January 8th from 6:30-7:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1933
Location:  Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

Wednesday, January 9th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 24 & 25
Location:  19th District Police Station

Thursday, January 10th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Monday, January 14th from 7:00-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1932
Location:  New Life Church

There's no reason to leave Lakeview East for New Year's Eve and Day fun when there's plenty to do! Check out our extensive New Year's in Lakeview East list for all that's happening in the neighborhood for the celebration of 2019. Happy New Years to our members and Lakeview East residents!

Mention Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce when placing your Stan's Donuts catering order and receive 10% off!

Houndstooth Saloon is introducing a brand 
new menu and weekly specials! Check out their revamped website here.

NEW Winter Menu at Veggie Grill  Including Beyond Crispy Tacos, Chickin' Zucchini Noodle Soup, Barbacoa Torta, and don't forget dessert-Olive Oil Cake! Order online or to-go.

Pastoral's expert Lydia Burns, recently showed The Chicago Tribune how to build a budget friendly cheeseboard. Watch the video here !



Julia Merchant has returned to Room 13. She will be with them for the next few months as their featured musician for a Winter Residency.

Upcoming performances:
Friday, December 21st
Friday, December 28th
Friday, January 11th
Friday, January 18th
Friday, January 25th

Sets at 8pm, 9pm, & 10pm.

$5 cover to be included with the final bill.
Cash gratuity encouraged.

Reservations & password required entry:

Ann Sather  is offering a Christmas menu again this year. See what it's all about

Get in the Kitchen has 3 more events left in the year! Check them out here for some cooking, socializing fun!


TPAN is currently looking for participants and volunteers for  Dining Out For Life Chicago
 on  April 25, 2019.  Last year, some of your favorite restaurants  raised over $60,000   for  TPAN  to support their programming and save lives right here, in Chicago. For questions or more information visit their Facebook page or email

The Leigh Gallery has beautiful Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments and Glass Christmas Trees!
Jimmy Newton just brought in 4 new, original watercolors of the season and they are thrilled with these - Jimmy can make any subject magical.



If you would like to be included in the next newsletter, 
e-mail with your promotion/event and optional image.


Please edit your copy points for inclusion!




LVECC - New Logo