June 23, 2021
Summer Events Are Back!
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that The Belmont Sheffield Music Festival and The Festival of the Arts are returning this summer! After a long year without some of our favorite neighborhood events, we are excited to have local art and music taking over the streets once again.
Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Returning July 16 - 18
Festival of the Arts
Returning September 11 & 12
We are excited to announce that the 2021 Festival of the Arts is returning September 11 & 12! This lively celebration of art, culture and community is an event you'll want to put on your calendars now.

If you're interested in sponsoring the Festival of the Arts, please see our sponsor packet below!
If you are a merchant or food and beverage member business and would like a booth at this event, please reach out to mary@lakevieweast.com
attn: FOTA

Member Food & Beverage 
$350 plus city fees ($75)

Member Merchant
$200 includes 10 x 10 pop up
"Hydrangea" by Kelsey Merkle from NY 
As Chicago has reopened to full capacity for dining, we still fully want to support our local businesses to make up for lost time during the pandemic. With so many dining and retail options on Broadway and Sheffield, we hope to keep supporting our neighborhood businesses with these events and are now bringing live entertainment to the streets! 

Sidewalk patios will be extended into the street, and there will be communal tables
set up on Broadway for those who would like to do carry-out. 

Remaining Dates & Times:

Fridays: 3-11pm
Saturdays: 9am-11pm
Sundays: 9am-9pm

June 25-27
July 30-August 1
August 13-15
August 27-29
September 17-19

Pride Continues in the Neighborhood
This month we celebrate our community and all of our colorful businesses. Throughout the years they have built a safe and loving neighborhood that makes Lakeview East home to over 65,000 people. We support our local businesses that give so much to the LGBTQ+ Community and have compiled a list of all the best specials to celebrate pride month while shopping local
New Statues Installed in the Neighborhood
See Bruce Niemi's sculpture "To Be Held Series" located at 3906 N. Sheridan
Sponsored by SSA#8
Located on the corner of Clark and Barry, Jennifer Meyer present's her sculpture "The Big Face"'
Sponsored by SSA#17
Located at 3308 N Broadway, Luke Achterberg presents his sculpture "Inchoate"
Sponsored by ELVN
Lakeview Staycation Passports are Out Now!

Stop by our booth at our Dine Out Events to grab yours!
As local businesses continue to reopen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know many folks are itching to get out and see something new but might not be comfortable traveling just yet.

With this in mind, the Lakeview East Chamber is launching a campaign for residents and visitors alike to experience their own “staycation” right here in the beautiful Lakeview East neighborhood!

Once you have your Staycation Passport, you’re ready to hit the neighborhood and start collecting signatures.

Simply present your coupons to the participating business of your choice, they’ll sign off on their Passport coupon, you’ll cash in on a great deal, and then be able to look back on all the small, local businesses you helped support during a time when they need it most.
Chamber Member Events
Regions Mortgage Presents: Fraud Protection Workshop
June 29th - 1PM
Protecting Your Small Business From Fraud Overview
Learn to identify fraud risk from cyber thieves, employees, and customers. Understand how many fraud attacks are carried out. Find out how to create controls and develop best practices to help prevent internal and external fraud. Unfortunately, being a thief is a full time job for some people, so let Regions show you how to help put them out of business.
This workshop will answer these big questions:
This workshop will answer these big questions
  • What are the ways fraud can happen to your business?
  • How can you protect your business and yourself?
Uptick in Local Graffiti
If you have had your building vandalized
Please report all graffiti and markings to 311 for removal. Our crews are working to aid in this process and 311 reports are the one of the most effective ways to gain assistance
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
Grand Opening
LEAP Chicago
1057 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
LEAP is the culmination of over a decade of service provided by owner, Matt Durdin, to Chicago as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and nutrition coach.

This exclusive club, offering the best in personal training, team training, and nutrition consultation, enables it's members to feel confident that no matter what their fitness goals may be, they have the ability to accomplish them at the supportive community known as "LEAP."

Swing by their Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday June 25th!
Opening Soon
New Member Highlight
Looking to plan that big group trip now that the world is looking a bit more normal? Use GOGO!

Contact GOGO Charters today to learn more about pricing, where they go, and what they can do for you! Their reservation specialists are available 24 hours a day to listen to your concerns and to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your trip.

Let them take care of parking, driving, and navigating while you sit back, relax, and focus on having an unforgettable journey.
Featured Members

Bark by the Park

Bark by the Park (BBTP) is a local pet boutique specializing in dogs and cats located in the heart of Lakeview East in Chicago.
They offer specialty retail with a focus on supporting local artisans and Made in the USA product offerings, as well as dog walking, pet sitting, and store events. They are conveniently located near the corner of Clark and Oakdale for your walk-in and online shopping needs. They ship domestically and delivery 10 miles around the store too. They're here to offer their quality products for canine and feline friends!

Matisse Tavern and Grill

This local Gastropub features a full menu with made-from-scratch items and the best quality meats. They have a late-night kitchen & full-service bar including craft cocktails, over 80 beers. Relax with friends all summer long on their patio. At Matisse Tavern and Grill they believe in eat well- drink better.

They use only the finest ingredients and emphasize local produce. All of their dressings, sauces, baked goods are made from scratch. They use Grass-Fed beef for their burgers, chicken with no added hormones or antibiotics. Stop by today and soak up some sun and have an awesome cocktail on their porch!

New Chicago U.S. Bank branch celebrates the LGBTQ+ community
We're celebrating the grand opening of a new U.S. Bank branch at 3214 N. Broadway Street serving the Lakeview East neighborhood! The new branch is the bank’s fourth LGBTQ+ flagship location and the first in Chicago, joining others in West Hollywood in Los Angeles; Capitol Hill in Seattle, and the Castro in San Francisco.

The location features the latest technology, as well as year-round, Pride-themed artwork and a community room available to be used by nearby nonprofits and small businesses – many of which are focused on serving or led by members of the LGBTQ+ community. To mark the grand opening, U.S. Bank made a $2,000 donation to Center on Halsted, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ community center in Chicago, to specifically support Black and Latinx transgender youth.
Read more about U.S. Bank's new Chicago Lakeview East branch and get to know more about a U.S. Bank employee in Chicago who is taking a leadership role within her local LGBTQ+ community.
Upcoming Promotions
AFS is looking for host families!
AFS is a non-profit organization that has been facilitating high school exchange programs for over 70 years with the mission of creating a more just and peaceful world. They are accredited by CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel) and they partner with the US Department of State to run several scholarship programs for high school students.

AFS currently has 17 high school students coming to the Greater Chicago area this fall for the 2021-2022 school year and are looking for host families.

If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting one of these international students, sign up here
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
Join Casey Moran's for their Crab N'Go Pop-Up that will be taking place this Sunday, June 27 at Casey Moran's. The pop-up will be taking place from 11am-4pm. This event will feature crab bags, which feature a main dish, corn, sausage, potatoes, & mini beignet! Mark your calendars for this weekend and be sure to stop by.
Movement Gym Opening This Fall
Movement, located at 1150 W. Addison St, will be opening this fall. This brand new, state of the art climbing, yoga, and fitness center will have a sauna and many more amenities. Movement is a three-story, 43,000-square-foot facility is designed for those in Chicago who love adventure and fitness and want a place where they can come together and share their passion for climbing.

They are currently staffing this location. To enquire more about memberships or working at Movement, Click Here.
Photo: Movement
Gallagher Way
Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way
The legendary Old Town School of Folk Music will host 45-minute morning music programs each Tuesday from July 6 through September 28 at 10 a.m. Following the music program, guests can enjoy a variety of family-friendly movies on the video board, starting at 11 a.m. each Tuesday.​​
French Market at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way will host the French Market on select Thursday evenings from July 15 through September 30, starting at 4 p.m. The European-inspired market features 20 vendors, including a mixture of specialty foods, crafts and artisanal goods, along with live music and a new kid-friendly craft booth. 
Fitness Series Presented by Advocate Health Care at Gallagher Way
Presented by Advocate Health Care, the Fitness Series at Gallagher Way kicks off July 5 and runs through September 29, with free weekly outdoor fitness classes for the community, including HIIT and Social Run Club with CrossTown Fitness, and Yoga with Five Keys Yoga.
Movies at Gallagher Way
Lakeview’s historic Music Box Theatre will host seven free movies at Gallagher Way, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each showing from surrounding restaurants and on-site concessions stands. Visit our website for the movie schedule and to purchase VIP reserved seating.
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
What's on in the Belmont Theater District?
Just minutes from downtown in Chicago's Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of shops and restaurants within a short walking distance.

Amidst recent suspension of group gatherings and, thus, live performances, many Belmont District Theaters have opted into providing digital, remote and streaming programming for patrons to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
Community Developments
New Development Planned for 3160 N. Broadway
Seminary Properties and Management, Ltd. is planning to redevelop the 3160-2 N Broadway property with a transit-oriented, mixed use development. The project consists of 17 units, 6 parking spaces, 17 bicycle parking spaces, and ground floor retail/commercial space. The building will be 4 stories with a partial 5th floor.
The top floor is set back 15 feet from the Broadway property line and 60 feet from the rear property line. Floors 2 through 4 are also set back 30 feet from the rear property line.

In order to preserve the historic elements of the existing building, the existing terra cotta accents, sill courses, cornice and coping pieces will be reused in the façade of the proposed building. The remainder of the building will be masonry.
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!
Thank you to our sponsor Byline Bank for supporting small, local businesses in our community!

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