July 21, 2021
Dine Outs Return This Weekend
Because we are having so much fun this summer, we are moving our dine out's around a bit to work around our other summer events. 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!

Remaining Dates & Times:

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

July 23 - 25 BROADWAY ONLY
July 30 - August 1
August 13 - 15
August 27 - 29
September 17 - 19

DINE OUT BROADWAY IS 7/23 - 7/25 & 7/30 - 8/1
DINE OUT SHEFFIELD IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK BUT WILL RETURN 7/30 - 8/1
Belmont Sheffield Music Festival Recap
We had such a great time last weekend at the Belmont Sheffield Music Fest last weekend. We wanted to extend a special thanks to our local vendors & artists that made this weekend so incredible.

From the handclapping and foot-stomping of Fletcher Rockwell to the groovy jams of Gizzae, we had a wide array of talented artists showcased this year who made our first year back better than ever.

Want to see any of these artists again? Click the link below to see the line ups with links to their websites!
Congressman Mike Quigley enjoys a arepa next to the owner of Latin Fuego, Craig (Latin Fuego Owner)
From left to right: Mary Nedbalski (Marketing Coordinator), Maureen Martino (Executive Director), Nata Wier (Administrative Services Manager)

Save the Date
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 
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
Grand Openings
3475 N. Clark St
The Diver Chicago is a tropical escape to Latin America. Inspired by a beachside bungalow nestled somewhere along the coast, The Diver’s menu features light dishes and bold cocktails.

Fresh seafood takes center stage with ceviches, aguachile with Pacific shrimp, and lobster quesadillas, but rest assured there’s something on the menu for every appetite. This tropical oasis in the heart of Wrigleyville is something you won’t want to miss.
 
Upcoming Grand Openings
3347 N Broadway. Chicago, IL

Ribbon Cutting on July 23rd at 12:00pm
Love unique, vintage, & antique? Bringing TLC to lost treasures, S. Rosengard & Co. Antiques has opened a storefront on Broadway and Roscoe. This is Lakeview East's best place to find an array of unique, vintage and antique items for the home. This new and unique addition to the neighborhood offers unique, well cared for antiques
Pedestrian Coffee Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | August 6th at 10:30AM
Pedestrian is a local coffee roaster that travels the globe in search of great coffee to bring home to you. They are also meticulous with other ingredients for their teas, lattes, organic raw juices and baked goods. The motto at Pedestrian Coffee is Extraordinary Coffee for Everyday People, and they prove just that with their ethically sourced, unique roasts that can satisfy just about any taste

Please join us in welcoming Pedestrian Coffee to the neighborhood on August 6th at 10:30AM.
New Business Alerts
New Member Highlight
WELCOME HACIENDA D'SUAREZ
What bar in Wrigley has weekly live music, a mechanical bull day, and incredible Al Pastor tacos? Hacienda D'Suarez does.

With tacos, tortas, quesadillas and more, this awesome spot in Wrigley is the perfect place to grab a bite and a show. Enjoy live DJ Sets on the weekend or authentic Mexican bands during the week.

Movement Gym | Coming this Fall
"First and foremost, we’d like to thank the Wrigleyville/Lakeview Community for such a warm welcome. We look forward to connecting with you on and off the climbing walls!

A little bit about us: Movement Climbing Yoga and Fitness is a part of the El Cap family of climbing gyms, so you may have visited at one of our sister locations, Earth Treks or Planet Granite. We offer climbing for all ages, as well as yoga + fitness classes. At Movement, we believe we can change the world by helping each other recognize and become our best selves. That’s what we do at our gyms. Every day, in so many ways, we bring out the best in each other.
Some of us are Chicago natives, while others are new to the area and excited to try all the neighborhood eats! One thing we all share is a passion for being involved in our community whether through climbing, partnerships, philanthropy, supporting local artists, shopping small, or attending events.
Our Wrigleyville space at 1115 W. Addison, (opening September 2021) will feature bouldering - a form of climbing at lower heights, yoga and group fitness classes, youth programming, and community-centric events. We’ll send you an invite for our grand opening party. In the meantime, we’d love to meet you!
Get in touch with us at Wrigleyville@Movementgyms.com"
Featured Members

3420 N. Halsted St.

The Men's Room is the premier retail destination for high quality men's fashion, grooming and fetish products. Featuring incredible local and international brands that focus on the urban lifestyle, the Men's Room has quickly become the go to location to pick up all the latest trends and products.
2951 N. Broadway

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream has a commitment to quality, community, and the simple joy of a cold ice cream cone (or pint, or sundae—there’s no wrong way to eat ice cream).
Serving up dozens of different flavors every day, make this your perfect spot for a summer day treat!
3021 N. Broadway

Lakeview hotdog and burger restaurant established in 2008. Home of the ''Roe Burger''. Voted by Chicago Magazine among the best burgers in the city. Called a subterranean location (downstairs)with seating for 30 people and outdoor cafe in the warmer months.
3155 N. Broadway
DryHop Brewers is a brewery and kitchen in Chicago, Ill. DryHop brews hop-centric ales, in addition to traditional, Belgian, and experimental craft beers ? all only available in Lakeview and to-go in DryHop's 64- and 32-oz. growlers. DryHop's kitchen showcases the flavors and seasonality of the brewery through unpretentious plates.
931 W. Belmont
Steps from the Belmont Red Line, Sundae Stop serves some of the tastiest homemade ice cream, sorbet, and edible cookie dough in Chicago. Hop on the express train and stop in to grab a quart before you go!

Upcoming Promotions

Moustache Crawl Returning July 31st

Come grab a drink or two (or three) at the Mustache Crawl with us! Happening July 31st, this crawl never fails to have a good time.

Whether you're wearing a fake 'stache or plan on growing your own, you're not going to want to miss The Mustache Crawl in Wrigleyville! With t-shirts, giveaways, good drinks and great company, this iconic crawl is happening July 31st, from 10am-8pm. Head to TheMustacheCrawl.com to get your tickets now!

Upcoming Events at Unabridged Bookstore
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Classes and Events at the Japanese Culture Center
The Japanese Culture Center (JCC) and Japanese Arts Foundation (JAF)
plan to bring an important, and topical cultural event to Chicago’s Jackson Park: Bon Fest

The upcoming Bon Festival will be streaming from Garden of the Phoenix this July 31st at 8 PM. This is a free event and there will also be free virtual dances classes to teach the dances streamed from the center.

Wrigleyville
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
Cubby Bear
1059 W Addison St
Sluggers Dualing Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
New Golf Simulator In Talks To Take Over Space at 3549 N. Sheffield Ave
Former Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is part of a group aiming to open a golf simulator venue and bar across from Wrigley Field.

Uncommon Ground is Celebrating 30 Years In Wrigleyville
This month is Uncommon Ground Lakeview’s 30th Anniversary! Starting July 14th Uncommon Ground will be serving their pre-fixed food/drink special - available at their Lakeview location all month long.
Cubs Charities Honors Cubs Scholars at Wrigley Field
On Monday morning, the Cubs Charities hosted a Cubs Scholars breakfast at Wrigley Field to recognize graduates and incoming Cubs Scholars from all across Chicago including the South and West sides, Little Village, Lawndale and more.


Out At Wrigley Returns this August 22nd
Celebrating 20 years of the LGBTQ+ Community and Sports, Out at Wrigley will be having their 20th anniversary of the first ever Gay Day/Pride Day in the history of sporting events in the world! Respond to their Facebook event here

Also, if you can sing, tryout for the National Anthem to represent the LGBTQ+ community!
Dates and Times:
  • 7pm July 20th at Charlie’s
  • 7pm July 28th at Sidetrack
They will select up to 10 people to advance to the finals which will be held on the stage at Market Days!
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
New Labor Standards Implemented in Chicago
Effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Minimum Wage has increased for all covered employees. The Minimum Wage has increased to either $14.00 or $15.00 per hour, depending on the number of workers at a business. For qualifying employers with 21 or more workers, the new Minimum Wage is now $15.00 per hour. For employers with four to 20 workers, the new Minimum Wage is $14.00.

Along with this, there are new worker protections mandated by the City of Chicago click the button below to see all the new ordinances
Grab a beer (or drink of your choice) at one of the fantastic local breweries below with your local state officials NEXT FRIDAY, July 30th. We'd like to support the passage of the BEER Act, our excellent small businesses in our communities, and of course, hear from our neighbors off zoom!
If you are seeing this, it means you get a free Lovin' Lakeview East tote bag! Email mary@lakevieweast.com to claim! Thanks for reading our newsletter!
Local pick up at our dine out events only - shipping not available
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
The 2021 BACP Small Business E-Expo is just two days away!
This year's expo will be better than ever, with the return of over 30 exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance FOR FREERegister today and join us remotely this Thursday, July 22nd for a jam-packed day full of resources to start or grow your business, with four webinars, an interactive networking hour sponsored by the Office of the City Treasurer and an Exhibitor Hall open all day. Make sure to join us for our lunch time chat with BACP Commissioner Rosa Escareno and Andrea Zopp, Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue.
Getting Back on Track: Help is Here- Educational Webinar Series- Atlantic and Southeast Regions
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Public Private Strategies Institute for a webinar on Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. EDT featuring special guest Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. Other speakers include SBA Acting Regional Administrators B.J. Paprocki and Janita Stewart. During this webinar, you will:
  • Hear from Veronica Pugin, Senior Advisor to the Office of Capital Access at the SBA to discuss COVID EIDL: Small Business Relief and Recovery
  • Hear about what steps you can take now to learn and take advantage of new and existing programs that are available at the SBA
  • Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership and small business experts
  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to take your business digital
This week we are focusing on the SBA Atlantic and Southeast Regions which serve New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Friday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Webinar:
 
Getting Started in SEO: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
 
Presented by Edwin Romero (SEO Manager, Capgemini)
 
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or the process of improving search engine visibility, is a marketing channel that is often either overlooked or misunderstood by small business owners. In this webinar, we will review the significance of SEO for small business owners, how SEO can serve as a long term, cost efficient marketing channel and what fundamental best practices should be kept in mind when optimizing for SEO.
 
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
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
3179 N. Clark Development
Hubbard Street Group is planning to redevelop the property located at the corner of Clark, Belmont and Halsted (3179 North Clark Street) into a two-story commercial development with underground parking. The property is currently improved with a two-story building occupied by Fifth Third Bank and a surface parking lot.

The project will be constructed on the entire footprint of the site and reach a maximum height of approximately 48 feet. The new development will include approximately 59,000 square feet of new retail / commercial space on two floors, including over 20,000 square feet of ground floor space along the approximately 295 feet of continuous retail frontage on Belmont Street.

The underground parking level will be accessed off of Clark Street, and loading will be accessed off of Halsted Street. The property is currently zoned B3-3 and B3-2, and the development will be built as-of-right with the existing zoning.
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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