February 2nd, 2022
Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
And Lakeview East Businesses Make It Easy to Shop & Dine Local
Love (and a ton of snow) is in the air! But don't let this particularly snowy week stop you from planning the perfect gift or night out in the neighborhood! With plenty of options from planning the perfect couples massage, dancing lesson + wine pairing, or a 5 course dinner out, we've gathered the best of the best in the neighborhood to help celebrate with your valentine! We've even included Gal-entine's plans as well! Our web page will be continually updated as we find even more local specials!
While we have over 200 Restaurants incredibly tasty restaurants in the neighborhood, narrowing down where you'd like to celebrate with a special someone can be hard! Thankfully, pre-fixe menus take the trouble out of planning an elaborate and fancy dinner at home. Leave the cooking to the experts and really wow your valentine this year!
Angelina Ristorante is open for Valentine’s Day dinner! Call (773) 935 – 5933 to make your reservation and treat yourself to a nice dinner out!

Celebrate with your special someone and Wood this year. Their five-course menu from Chef Devin consists of hand-made Ricotta Agnolotti, Crab Cake A La George’s Perrier, Slager Farms Prime Rib, Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Cream Puffs. Book your table early on their site!

Looking for a fun dinner for two? Lark is hosting Valentine’s from February 11th – 13th with a three course meal and select cocktails.
Make your reservations now!
Chef McKinnell is offering a special pre-fixe menu for two plus limited time cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend!
Click here to make a reservation!
Their new Chicago location on Broadway is hosting an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, and Chef Matt Kerney has come up with an exciting four-course Prix Fixe menu for the special day.Make sure to reserve a table ahead of time for one of their three time slots: 6pm, 7pm & 8pm!

Go to Get In the Kitchen’s website for a handful of fun Valentine’s events, but reserve your tickets on their site soon before they sell out!
Valentine’s Day Mixology & Flatbread Party! – Thurs, Feb. 10th
Valentine’s Day Singles Cooking & Dating Game Night Party! – Fri, Feb. 11th
Valentine’s Day Drag Brunch: Make Your Own Bagel! – Sun, Feb. 13th
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dancing: Tapas Making & Salsa Lesson! – Sun, Feb. 13th
Dumplings for My Dumpling Valentine’s Day Event – Mon, Feb. 14th

A little different than chocolates and dinner reservations, head over to the Laugh Factory for their My Funny Valentine Event on Feb. 14th at 8pm!Click here to get tickets!

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with a service from the De La Vie Day Spa! Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation with their many offerings, including 60 Minute Body Contour and Detox Wraps, Signature DeLaVie Facial, Oxygenating kin Care Facial, and much more. Check out their website to learn more!
On Feb. 5th, Dance on Broadway is holding a Britney Spears themed Galentines class from 4:30-5:30pm, meant for gals/pals who are 21+ as there is a wine tasting class to follow at Bottles Up!
Got a significant other? At the same time as the Britney event, Dance on Broadway is hosting Bachata with Your Boo! A romantic evening, this will also be 21+ and followed by a wine tasting at Bottles Up! Sign up soon to reserve your spot via Mindbody or call the studio at (773) 661-9252

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing your sweetie to snuggle with some cuddly bunnies by candlelight! They’ll provide the ambiance, romantic music, chocolates, and roses.
This event is exclusively for couples and admission is $20 per person ($40 per couple). 1-hr reservations are available at 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30.
Purchase tickets by selecting “Special Experience” at bookeo.com/CuddleBunnyCCC!

Need a date night idea for Valentine’s Day? Come skate at the ice rink at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field!
Spend your Valentine’s Day with your loved one on February 14 between 3 and 9 p.m. Guests can bring their own skates or rent a pair for $12!

Sweets & Treats:
What’s sweeter than the gift of Kilwins for your special Valentine?Choose from their many assortment boxes with their favorites. Kilwins Chocolates are PERFECT for loved ones!
Klein’s has a Valentine’s Menu with something for everyone, available for pickup. From cakes to cookie kits to chocolate covered strawberries, Klein’s has Valentine’s down.
Who doesn’t love some delicious ice cream on Valentine’s Day?
Whether picking up come classics for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s, swing by Jeni’s this Feb. 14th!
Head to Chicago Sugar Daddy for cakes, truffles, baking classes and more! Their Valentines Day Specials: 4” Heart Cake, Truffles, Strawberry Chocolates, Cupcakes and a Baking Class.
Don’t wait to plan out your special day!

Pre-order a dozen cookies for this Valentine’s Day, with 62.5 MG per cookie!
Order on their site!
Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe has your Valentine’s Day sweet tooth covered! Check out their website to see their Valentine’s Day-themed treats and preorder yours.
Valentine’s Day Cafe Donut Combo – Stan’s Donuts is shipping its legendary donuts nationwide on Goldbelly! This heart-shaped box is filled with 12 mini dipped donuts made out of a traditional vanilla cake topped with a decadent glaze. Check out their website for the rest of Stan’s Valentine’s treats, drinks and more!
Pre-orders for Westtown’s Valentine’s Day treats end on 2/9. Items are available for pickup within 24-72 hours depending on the product (learn more on their site!).Items are also available for pick-up at any of their four West Town Bakery locations in West Town, River North, Wrigleyville or Financial District.
Les Fleurs Du Mal provides Flower Delivery on Stunning Flower Arrangements for all flower occasions, including Valentine’s Day!
Take a look at their website to see their 20+ Valentine’s Day-inspired floral arrangements.
Halsted Flowers is open for business on Valentine’s Day! They are currently pre-booked for Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14, but they still have availability for Friday, February 11 and Saturday February 12. For more updates check out their website!
Customers are able to walk in on the 13th & 14th, but please be patient as this is their busiest day of the year!
More plant lovers? Check out Plant Stand Collective for some plant treats for your Valentine’s and any other pals in your life!
Looking for plants instead of a bouquet? The Green Flamingo’s got you covered. Check out their Instagram and email them to learn more!
Treat Your Furry Valentine to Bark by the Park’s latest arrivals in bandanas, bow ties, toys, cookies, and more! Shop online or in-store to call dibs.
Red hot! Check out the Valentines Box from Richard Dayhoff which includes red contour trunks and OBOLO smoked merken chili peppers dark chocolate bar for only $60.
Shop more Richard Dayhoff online or at Zelagio.

Planning The Year Ahead
Needed to Re-Schedule Your Holiday Party? Lakeview East Private Event Spaces Offer Perfect Spaces for your next memorable event!
Lakeview East Private Event Space Guide 2022
The Private Event Space Guide is LIVE! We've compiled all the spectacular, special spaces in our historic neighborhood. Dazzle guests with an event space that caters to one of a kind private or semi-private experiences and enjoy our list of top venues throughout the neighborhood! Whether you're looking to host a meeting, holiday party, wedding, or just celebrating, we know all the best spots!
Lakeview Social & Supper Club Returns - February 23rd at 6:30PM
We are ready to support our restaurants in a big way this year with the return of our Lakeview Social and Supper Club!
Our first event of the year is slated for February 23rd at 6:30PM with PR Italian Bistro! You need to be a member of the Supper Club to receive the exclusive pre-sale ticket prices and information. Sign up below to join!
17th Annual Festival of the Arts
Sat, September 10, 2022 & Sun, September 11th, 2022

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. These original pieces are for sale in a wide range of price ranges. In addition to the art, the Festival has become a center of activity for the weekend with live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities and a garden oasis.
Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Sat May 28, 2022 through Sun, May 29, 2022

Start planning now for the summer kick off festival that's taken over Sheffield for nearly two decades! The Belmont Sheffield Music Fest this year will be filled with amazing music, incredible performers, local artists, and delicious local treats.
New City Wide Mandates
Effective January 3, any individual age 5 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served. 

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the City of Chicago has issued Public Health Order 2021-2, which requires certain establishments to verify that patrons are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Public Health Order will remain in effect until the City of Chicago is through this Omicron-driven surge and the risk of overwhelming hospital capacity has passed. 

Lakeview East has a variety of locations offering the Covid-19 vaccine.

To find a vaccination location closest to you, please follow the button below.

Vaccine availability is subject to change. Appointments are required at most locations. Click a location with vaccine “In stock” to take the next step and schedule your appointment.
Crime Reports in Lakeview East
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Businesses: Start the New Year Right with Membership to the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
The 2022 Membership year has started for our business community. The Chamber provides numerous benefits year round for our businesses. From permit assistance to marketing, street festival opportunities and business connections, we serve the areas of SSA #17 and SSA #8 by providing access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their hard work! Learn more about member benefits by clicking below or contacting mary@lakevieweast.com
New Business Alerts
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
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Writing a book is the new version of running a marathon. Best part is: You don't have to run a marathon... It's a lot easier on the knees!

Whether you've been kicking around the idea of writing a book for decades or it's a new idea here in 2022, we're here to help start and finish that "long overdue" book.

Long Overdue is offering three writing classes to help depending on where you're at in the book writing journey. We also offer a free 30-minute call to talk about your idea, start putting a plan in motion. Email Chris O'Brien (Founder) to connect - chris@longoverduebooks.com

And check out our most recent newsletter about an author in the Chicago suburbs who just finished their new children's book.
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All Black, Latinx, and Women/Non-binary identifying founders based anywhere in Chicagoland can apply to be 1 of 5 companies weekly to pitch a panel of VC Judges to win the $25-50K prize. Here is the link to the application.
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·       Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority selection given to our earliest applicants.
·       Competitions are live streamed weekly on Fridays from April-October
·       Here’s a Quick Video with more information about TechRise from 2021 Founders.
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Steven Strauss, Owner of Sluggers, Passed Away
Wrigleyville has lost a legend. Steven Strauss of Sluggers has been so fundamental in creating the Wrigleyville we know today, supporting and building his neighborhood since 1985. He opened Sluggers in what was once an autobody garage and since then has helped make memories for millions of people visiting Chicago over the years. Whether he was offering a cold one to regulars at the bar or welcoming the Cubs Players after their world series win to have fun in the upstairs batting cages before the parade, we all have memories of this neighborhood institution because of Steven.
His legacy will truly live on in the neighborhood we all know and love because of his work throughout the years.
Statues Outside of Wrigleyville Moved to Make Room for Sports Book Construction
Statues of Ron Santo and Billy Williams were removed from their homes outside Wrigley Field on Monday to make room for a sports betting site at the corner of Addison and Sheffield.
Construction of the betting site will begin this winter and is slated for completion in 2023, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said.
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
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The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
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Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m.
What is a NFT and How To Make One For Your Business
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO, Birk Creative

During this beginner level webinar, you will learn 1) What is a NFT 2) How to make a NFT for your business and 3) Why you should create NFTs for your own brand
Register by visiting www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
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
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.
The developer will seek a Type 1 zoning change from the existing B3-2 to B3-3.
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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