December 7th, 2022
Wrigleyville Friends and Family Night
One Night Only Specials, Live Music, Free Treats, Festive Activities, Santa Pictures, Costume Characters and more kicking off at 5PM!
Wrigleyville Wonderland returns TONIGHT! This year, the expanded Wrigleyville Wonderland will be taking over 20+ bars. The stockings are hung, the sleigh bells are ringing, and the drinks are pouring, Wrigleyville Wonderland is back! The baseball-centric neighborhood transforms into the North Pole with tons of Holiday themed bars. On December 7th from 5PM to 8PM, join us for Friends and Family night where plenty of local spots will have one night only specials. RSVP for free to receive a special wrist band that will get you access to the night of deals and free special treats while supplies last!
Final Supper Club of 2022
Bites Asian Kitchen & Bar Supper Club + Trivia Night On December 13th!
Tis the season of giving and we want to give you an amazing night! Join us on December 13th at Bites Asian Kitchen and Bar for a festive night, with a 4 Course dinner and Holiday trivia night after! We ask you dress in your best (or tackiest) Holiday outfits to stand a chance to win one of our many prizes such as gift cards, Boozy Baskets, tote bags and more! The menu features a wide variety of Asian dishes with unique twists to them, so grab your tickets today for this night to remember filled with tasty food &
Shoppers Extravaganza Recap
Over $100,000 in Lakeview East Giftcards sold in 4 hours!
Wowza! What a day! This Saturday we hosted our Shopping Extravaganza and Holiday Treat Stroll. Our neighbors came out, shopped, snacked, sipped, and saved at our local businesses! On one day alone, we sold over $100,000 in Lakeview East Gift Cards! These local gift cards can be used at over 200 small businesses in the neighborhood and make the perfect stocking stuffer. We wanted to thank everyone for coming out and supporting local! If you missed the sale but you'd still like to purchase a gift card this holiday season, you can purchase one on our website by clicking here!
Chamber Office Hours Update
Please note our office hours are changing! We are going to be closed to the public from Wednesday, November 23rd to Monday, November 28th. Starting December 1st, we will be open additional hours!
New Hours from December 1st to December 22nd:
Monday: 9AM to 5PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9AM - 7PM
Thursday & Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 11AM - 2PM
Sunday: Closed
**Please note, our office is closing at 4PM the following days (12/7 & 12/20)**
Lakeview Staycation Passport Released!
It's beginning to look a lot like SAVINGS! This weekend we released our 2022-2023 Saving Passport filled with over 70 local coupons to some of the neighborhood's favorite places! Make the most out of the winter months with some incredible deals and give yourself a reason to go out! With everything from free gym passes to free appetizers at some of your favorite local spots, try some new spots or re-visit some of your favorites with the Lakeview East Savings Passport! Stop by our office and pick one up today while supplies last!
T-Box is This Weekend!
It's finally here! TBOX is back!
TBOX has rocked Chicago for 26 years, and is the world's largest, longest-running Christmas Bar Crawl! We know it's a big day for the neighborhood, so we've put together a know-before-you-go guide! Make it through T-Box In Style with our insiders guide to the largest bar crawl in the country!
Holiday Gift Guide
The Holiday's are around the corner! Find your perfect gift at one of our fabulous local shops!
Shopping local is a critical part of keeping our small businesses open. This holiday season, ditch big box companies and give the gift of local love! We've come up with all the spots in the neighborhood offering something special this holiday season to make your gift giving easy! Gifts for those big and small, from sentimental to silly, you'll find something they'll love in one of our local shops!
Start Saving Your Receipts! Giver's Gift Runs from November 1st to December 22nd
Giver's Gift Has Returned to Reward the Community for Shopping Local!
Love shopping local? Show us the receipts! Our 26th annual Giver's Gift Program is underway and rewarding our neighbors for keeping money in our local economy. Spend $300 at local shops between November 1st & December 22nd, bring in or email your receipts to us, and we'll give you a free $50 Lakeview East Gift Card!
How Givers Gift Works:
  • COLLECT $300 in receipts from at least three Lakeview East neighborhood stores from Nov.1 through Dec. 22, 2021.
  • VISIT for instructions on where to send your receipts for proof of purchase.
  • RECEIVE a $50 Lakeview East Gift Card to spend in 200+ participating Lakeview East neighborhood stores!
*Minimum purchase of $25 per receipt. Maximum purchase of $100 for groceries or liquor. Only local gift cards are accepted as a purchase. No contracts, prescriptions, CTA/Ventra cards or monthly membership fees accepted. Quantities are limited. Certain restrictions apply. First come, first served.
Private Event Space Guide
Hosting a holiday party? Look Local! The Private Event Space Guide is now live!
Spectacular, special spaces in all the right places abound in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville. Home to the second oldest stadium in the country, this historic neighborhood is one that millions of people travel to and stay in annually. The magic of in-person events, networking opportunities, meetings, ceremonies, celebrations and live experiences are back. Dazzle guests with an event space that caters to a one of a kind private, or semi-private, experience that will help you host the perfect event.
Recent Grand Openings
Circle K | 3180 N. Broadway
Circle K has officially joined the neighborhood! This long awaited convenience store has opened their doors at Broadway and Belmont & is the commuters dream. Whether you're in need of a quick cup of coffee on your way to the bus or grabbing the last minute snack before heading out for the day, Circle K is the convenient little shop that has a bit of everything! They even have a brand new self check out system that doesn't even require you to scan things! Simply put all your items on their scanner and it looks up the product for you! Stop by Circle K at Belmont and Broadway and check out this truly convenient shop!
New Business Alerts
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News and Recent Happenings
Cubs Sign Bellinger and Taillon
The Cubs entered this offseason with the goal of adding at least one impact arm to a rotation rife with question marks. The North Siders zeroed in on free agent Jameson Taillon from the jump and pushed a deal up to the finish line late Tuesday night and signed a 4 year contract valued at 68 million dollars. Earlier in the day, the cubs reached an agreement for a one year, 17.5 million contract with with free-agent center fielder and former National League MVP Cody Bellinger.
Hotel Zachary nominated for Travel and Leisure Magazine's World's Best Awards 2023
One of the neighborhood's newest hotels, Hotel Zachary, has been nominated for Travel and Leisure's World's Best Awards! Hotel Zachary features 173 boutique rooms and was designed & named in homage of Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect behind Wrigley Field. This hotel in the heart of it all welcomes tens of thousands every year! Whether it’s the ultimate baseball fan experience, a sunny afternoon at celebrated neighborhood spots or a night of live music, Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way attracts visitors and business travelers at the heart of Chicago's most iconic destination.
Tease the Season: A Holiday Burlesque Extravaganza Announced at the Newport Theater
Crescent Moon Nerdlesque is sprucing up their most festive, radiant, and icy acts for an evening of vintage-inspired burlesque, variety, and drag to celebrate all the joys of wintertime. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or even just the time off of work, watch their cast SLEIGH this holiday season!

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
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Cozy up with a buttercrisp waffle cone or bowl at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' Wrigley shop when you're there for Winterland at Gallagher Way! They are now offering a FREE waffle cone or bowl when you get a Single. Just show your Winterland ticket or Christkindlmarket mug at their Wrigley shop to redeem!
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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!
12/9 at 9:30 AM
Understanding the 5C’s of Credit from a Lender’s Perspective
Presented by CIBC Bank USA
Whether you’re a business owner or thinking about starting your business; you will learn what you need to know about bank financing products during this discussion. We will talk about credit, capacity, collateral, character, capitalization and loans, lines of credit and other available resources that can help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Wednesday, 12/14 at 3:00 PM
Achieving Success With Investors
Presented by Score Chicago
This webinar is a step-by-step overview of what an entrepreneur needs to do to obtain outside funding.

Thursday, 12/15 at 12:00 PM
Empower Hour: Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
Join this month’s Empower Hour as BACP Commissioner Ken Meyer chats with Greg Fischer, President of Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery. For more than two decades, the business has been a fixture in Chicago, creating wine and mead using locally produced ingredients. It holds the title as the first winery in Chicago and the first meadery in Illinois. The tasting room offers mead from its own bees' honey along with wines. The business blends retail, immersive classes, and customer experience all around beer, wine and mead.
The candid conversation will cover the creation of the business, store expansion topics, the impact of locally sourced products, and how to create meaningful customer service. The Q&A will end with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Friday, 12/16 at 9:30 AM
Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email for Your Business
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Illinois Google Digital Coach, Host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, and NFT and Web 3 Instructor
If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web. In this workshop we’ll discuss the benefits of owning a domain, helpful web terms to know, and how to get the most out of your domain.
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!
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