October 12, 2022
Little Monsters Crawl Returns October 30th
October 30th | Noon till 3PM | At Participating Businesses
Did someone say free candy!? Mark your calendar, and dust off your costume, The Little Monsters Crawl returns October 30th to take over the streets of Wrigleyville and Lakeview East! Stop into local businesses, fill your candy bag, and enjoy a safe and tasty trick-or-treating adventure! With over 100 participating businesses, candy for kids, and even some special treats for the big goblins taking them to the trick-or-treat stops! More stops are added daily so check our website often to see all the places you can pick up goodies!
Our Ultimate Halloween Guide
Lakeview And Wrigleyville is THE Place to Celebrate Spooky Season
Calling all the monsters! It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary. Lakeview East is ready to lift your spirits! The whole neighborhood is ready to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. Whether you’re dying to have fun, or your just here for the boo’s, here is how you can celebrate all things Halloween this year. Get your broomsticks ready for some fang-tastic events!

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Thank You for Joining Our First Annual Oktoberfest
A Weekend Filled with Great Music, Tasty Food, Cold Beers, and Wonderful Company
On October 1st and 2nd, we hosted our First Annual Oktoberfest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and were so happy to see our neighbors celebrating with us! From the comradery of the stein holding contests to the incredible live performances, topped off with plenty of delicious bites, it was truly a memorable weekend. We'd like to say a special thank you to our community volunteers for their support and hard work!
Chicago Marathon Returned October 9th
Thousands of Runners Flooded Our Neighborhood Streets For Historic Race
Tens of thousands of runners participated in the 44th Bank of America Chicago Marathon this past weekend! As thousands of runners took to the streets for the city's biggest racing event and one of the six World Marathon Majors, our neighbors came out in droves to support the runners on their 26.2 mile journey throughout the city! The Front Runners/Front Walkers Club helped keep spirits high by performing their sidewalk rendition of "Grease"
Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification Class
Center on Halsted | December 5th | 9AM - 5PM
Join us at the Center on Halsted on December 5th from 9AM - 5PM for the Food Safety & Sanitation Manager Class hosted by the Safe Dining Association. The Food Safety Manager Certification credential communicates to the food service and retail industry that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to oversee the safe storage, preparation, and service of food in the workplace.
The Food Safety Certification class will consist of 1 eight hour day of instruction with the exam being given at the end of the class. This class and exam is fully accredited with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Prometric Testing Organization and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association (administered by request). Upon successful completion of the class and test students will be certified in the State of Illinois and will be able to apply for the City of Chicago certification. 
College Football Returns to Wrigleyville
Find your spot to catch every game!
In Lakeview East, an unspoken phenomenon is that almost every bar has a certain college team they full-heartedly support. They’ll host viewing parties for when games are live, roll out specials named after the mascot, or even have school memorabilia hanging from the walls and ceiling. If you’re looking for a place to cheer on your favorite college team, in-state or out, here is a list of the best spots to do so. Nothing says college sports more than a bar of fans as enthusiastic as you are.
Upcoming Grand Openings
Randall Hopkins Art & Antiques | 2929 N. Broadway | October 13th | 11AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join us in welcoming Randall Hopkins Art & Antiques to the neighborhood! This new fine art shop features English antiques from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century! Stop by this weekend to see some unique pieces of art, peruse the gallery, and welcome the neighborhood's newest business to their location on Broadway!
The Now Massage Boutique | October 20th | 3121 N. Broadway
Get ready to welcome the neighborhood's newest addition to the relaxation scene. The NOW Massage Lakeview offers a space to escape the daily pressures of life and recharge your energy and spirit through the healing benefits of massage therapy. The NOW has quickly become Chicago’s hottest new wellness destination for locals and globe-trotting influencers alike.
The NOW is designed to serve as a sanctuary from the bustling city. They're bookings are now open, so schedule your relaxation time before their grand opening on October 20th.
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News and Recent Happenings
Lost Never Found Opens in Wrigleyville
Lost Never Found has officially started their soft opening.Taking over the former Casey Morans space at 3660 North Clark, Lost Never Found is a floral oasis on Clark that features upscale cocktails and art deco decor. Their clean and lush decor perfectly compliments the vintage circular bar. This expansive space has been entirely redone in the most aesthetic of ways. Stop by to check out this fun new space on Clark!

Taco Bell to Launch Breakfast Pop-Up in Wrigleyville With Pete Davidson
After being featured in an ad to "apologize" for Taco Bell's breakfast menu, former SNL actor Pete Davidson is involved in the launch of a breakfast pop-up in Wrigleyville slated for later this month, according to Chicago Eater.

The Pete Davidson pop-up is slated to operate at the Wrigleyville Taco Bell Cantina at 1107 W. Addison Street from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23. Pop-ups are also scheduled to operate in New York and Las Vegas as part of the promotion.
New ‘Book Of Joe’ Memoir Will Give Manager Joe Maddon’s Take On Cubs That Broke The Curse
Former baseball skipper Joe Maddon — who led the Cubs to the 2016 championship that broke a 108-year drought — is sharing his musings on that season in a new memoir.

“The Book of Joe: Trying Not to Suck at Baseball & Life” was released on Tuesday according to a news release. It’s co-authored by Maddon and sportswriter Tom Verducci, who also wrote a book about the 2016 Cubs.

T-BOX Tickets Officially Go On Sale
While many cities celebrate Christmas, nobody does it quite like Chicago. Imagine it! A picturesque snowfall lightly blankets Wrigleyville...now add in you and your friends sporting your favorite ugly Christmas sweaters, working on a Silver Bell BUZZ. This is a party even the Grinch wouldn't miss!

What started as a bar crawl at 12 bars (Twelve Bars of Christmas, aka TBOX) is now the world’s largest, longest-running, and most spectacular holiday bar crawl taking place at tons of bars in the Wrigleyville neighborhood! Whether you're naughty or nice, it's time to get into the holiday spirit at this iconic Chicago event.
Winterland Returns to Gallagher Way and Big Surprises Await!
Winterland has been a neighborhood fixture for the last 6 years, and this year, they're expanding! The friendly confines will be opening their doors this off season for ice skating, carnival rides, and much more! The expanded programming will offer guests even more family-friendly activities, festive décor, and new interactive experiences. Other returning favorites include the Gallagher Ice Rink, now inside the ballpark, as well as Santa’s Workshop.
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email mary@lakevieweast.com
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Halloween Fundraiser for After School Matters at Blue Man Group Chicago
Blue Man Group Chicago will celebrate the spookiest season of the year by hosting two special Halloween-themed performances at the Briar Street Theatre (3133 North Halsted) Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m.
Each scary-fun performance will feature pre-show face painting in the theater lobby, Halloween-inspired surprises during the show and celebratory goodie bags for all children who arrive in costume. After the performance, audience members will be invited to the theater lobby for photo opportunities with the Blue Men.
During both Halloween shows, cash donations will be collected on-site for After School Matters, a non-profit organization that provides Chicago teens the opportunity to explore their passions and develop their talents through free after-school and summer programs across the city. 
The community is invited to Chicago City Day School's Fall Fest, a daylong event with activities for the whole family. Enjoy games, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, a variety of food items, and more. Fall Fest runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the school, 541 W. Hawthorne Place. We hope to see you there!
Author Deep Dive - Ted Lasso (Season 1)

Do you love Ted Lasso? Or do you have a friend who loves the show and they can't stop telling you, "Seriously, you need to watch it right now!"

Starting Tuesday, October 11th, we're hosting a 6-week class called "Author Deep Dive" where we'll focus on Season 1 of Ted Lasso. We'll go through the first season, point out and analyze moments of especially great writing, and have a group discussion.

We're holding these classes every Tuesday night at Barrel (2831 N. Broadway) at 8 pm. Cost is $99 for the 6 weeks. If interested, email chris@longoverduebooks.com

Two last things - Not required, but this class is especially helpful if you're a writer or interested in writing. We'll offer examples and exercises to take into your own writing. And there's equal value if you're someone new to the show vs. someone who has already seen Season 1.
Explore the Lakeview East Dining Guide
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 10/14 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Get Going with Government Contracting - Grow your Business with Uncle Sam
Presented by Michael Crino - Illinois PTAC Director at Greater Southwest Development Corporation
The Illinois PTAC at GSDC will lead a webinar on what the PTAC program achieved in FY21 and what it is able to do for small businesses. This will cover contracting site registrations, bid preparation, bid review for RFQ/RFPs, government business certifications, educational opportunities, and more. The second half of the webinar will cover sam.gov registration and how to properly validate an entity and receive a UEI number. Q and A for 5 minutes at the end.

Thursday, 10/20 at 2:00 PM
Empower Hour: Polombia
Join this month’s Empower Hour as BACP Commissioner Ken Meyer chats with Cynthia Orobio and Phillipe Sobon, co-owners of Polombia. The candid conversation will cover the concept creation of the fusion restaurant, the realities of working in the hospitality industry, and business resources that have helped from site selection to grand opening. The Q&A will end with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
Polombia is restaurant with a modern take on classic Polish and Colombian dishes that infuses ingredients from both countries such as Emparogi, Kiełbasa Perro or Sal-CHI-papa. Phillipe Sobon is a self-taught chef that has appeared on Food Network, Masterchef, ABC, Country Living. Cynthia Orobio is a nutritionist bringing southern hospitality to the restaurant and its delicious dishes.
This month’s Empower Hour honors and recognizes Polish American Heritage Month. Polish American Heritage Month, observed in October, celebrates the contributions and achievements of Polish Americans. BACP regularly hosts business education webinars to inform and empower business owners and entrepreneurs and to create a sustainable, inclusive Chicago business community.

Friday, 10/21 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing - Part 2
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Illinois Google Digital Coach, Host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, and NFT and Web 3 Instructor
As a new entrepreneur, you’ll need more than good products or services to grow your business. It’s also important to have strong customer-focused marketing strategies to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers. In part two of this two-part workshop, you will learn the last stages of the customer journey from purchase to advocacy. We will walk through how to convert customers with the right content and an easy checkout process, as well as how to build loyalty and advocacy with online reviews and referral programs.

Thursday, 10/27 Webinar at 2:00 PM
Holiday Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales
Presented by Score Chicago
Is your business prepared for the holiday rush? During this webinar we will go through the process of getting your business ready for holiday marketing and advertising. You will learn multiple strategies you can use right away to increase revenue and bring in new clients. You will gain insights on how to test your process before the rush.

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

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