August 3rd, 2022
Looking to Make The Most of The Last Weeks of Summer Vacation?
We have some kid-friendly plans to make last few days of Summer Vacation memorable!
While the kids' summer vacation may be coming to an end, you may have run out of ideas to keep the kiddos occupied! Perhaps you have a friend with a little one visiting soon that is going to want to live it up Chicago-style. We have the perfect plans to fill up the last few weeks of summer vacation that will be sure to make this the best summer ever.
Market Days Returns This Weekend
Market Days Returns August 6th & 7th
The 40th Northalsted Market Days is a weekend long live music street festival celebrating the community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long summer festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJs/dancing, and more!
Neighborhood's Newest Mural
"Energy Conversion" by Miguel A. Del Real
Wrigleyville's Newest Mural, "Energy Conversion" By Miguel A Del Real Unveiled
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Paramont EO and Crest Lighting welcomed their neighborhood's newest mural! This colorful new addition to 3300 N. Sheffield was 4 years in the making and is a nod to Chicago’s skilled trade workers and their bright future. Be sure to snag a picture of this 2 story, over 100 foot long mural that's sure to bring a pop of color to the neighborhood.
Recent Grand Openings
Goldie’s Flower Shop | 3744 N. Broadway
Goldie's Flowers & Gifts joined the neighborhood and they are the perfect spot to pick up something green for your special someone! Originally located on Irving Park road, Goldie’s has moved to Broadway into a brand new space! This is a 3rd generation, women owned flower shop that has everything from low-key to lavish floral arrangements, and even plants if you're more of a green thumb! Be sure to stop in to bring something beautiful home!

CRMD Ice Cream | 2951 N. Broadway
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! CRMD Ice Cream opened two weeks ago and their delicious flavors are selling out! Originally based out of Columbus, Ohio, CRMD is ready to take on the windy city with their incredible flavors, unique puffle cones, and tasty toppings. They even have vegan options so be sure to stop by and get yourself a treat!
Open Books Cut the Ribbon for their Newest Book Drop Box!
We welcomed Open Books newest book drop box to the neighborhood! This is the perfect spot if you're in the thick of downsizing and want to help Chicago literacy programs! You can bring books, ANY books, for the drop box and the books will either be utilized for their literacy program or resold to fund their grant programs for literacy. To learn more about Open Books, click here
Upcoming Grand Openings
Nola Bar and Kitchen Grand Re-Opening Party | August 12th, 7PM - 10PM
Nola Bar and Kitchen has expanded! Now bringing a slice of Bourbon Street to two storefronts on Clark Street! To welcome their expansion, they're hosting a party on August 12th from 7PM - 10PM that will showcase their newly expanded space. Laissez les bon temps rouler and stop by to see the newly upgraded space!
Dine Out on Broadway Returns August 12th - 14th
The 2nd to Last Dine Out is Around the Corner!
Big street festivals not the vibe? Enjoy sunshine and outdoor dining with Dine Out on Broadway! This relaxed, sun-soaked open streets program will return August 12th to August 14th. Only two dates remain so be sure to stop by before the season ends!
Friday: 3PM – 11 PM
Saturday: 9AM – 11PM
Sunday: 9AM – 10PM

Remaining Dates:
Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14
Friday, September 16 – September 18
Festival of the Arts Returns September 10th & 11th
The 17th Annual Festival of the Arts Returns in September
The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts will be taking over Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne on September 10th & 11th! We have over 120 juried artists, culinary treats, a landscape oasis, family activities, street performers, and incredible local musicians lined up for this fun filled weekend! Mark your calendars now for this wonderful celebration of art, culture, and everything Lakeview East!
Food Vendor Applications are Now Open
Food Vendor applications are now open for the Festival of the Arts! Show the neighborhood what your business is cooking up and give them a taste of local flavor!

Non Member Rate: $750
Member Rate: $300

Volunteer Opportunities Open!

The Festival of the Arts is made possible by our incredible volunteers! Come help our team & community by volunteering for the festival and enjoy a great weekend filled with art, music, and supporting your neighborhood.
Save the Date - Oktoberfest
Get your lederhosen ready, we're hosting an Oktoberfest!
We are excited to announce that we are planning an Oktoberfest! We are partnering with Our Lady of Mount Carmel for a fun, music, and schnitzel-filled weekend on October 1st & 2nd! We'll will also be hosting a VIP Opening Night on September 30th from 6PM - 10PM! We're ready to party it up at a brew-tiful Oktoberfest with all of our neighbors! Mark your calendars for our newest event!
New Business Alerts
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
News and Recent Happenings
Green Day Played a Surprise Lollapalooza Warm Up Show at the Metro!
Green Day played a surprise show at the Metro on Friday! With only 48 hours notice, tickets sold out within mere seconds. Those lucky enough to snag tickets got to witness their career spanning 28 song set list. The band even performed "Wedding" and "Church on Sunday" which have not been performed live since 2001.
Some lucky Lolla goers got to see a fun tribute to our local music venue with Billy Joel Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day, sporting a Metro shirt!
Byron's: A Story of Love & Hot Dogs
Hot diggity dog, Byron's turned 47! If you've been to this unforgettable late night hotdog & hamburger spot right by the Sheridan El Station, you may have been greeted by Brant and Sandy Lidman who have been married for the last 40 years and working together at Byron's for 30 years! This hot dog slinging power couple was recently featured in a Block Club Article. You can learn more about this neighborhood staple and the love that goes into every dish here.
See the Upcoming Games At Wrigley Field
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
Monkeypox in Chicago
Monkeypox in Chicago
What You Should Know
  • Monkeypox is spread through close contact with body fluids, sores, shared bedding or clothing, or respiratory droplets (kissing, coughing, sneezing).
  • Common symptoms:  Rash or unusual sores that look like pimples or blisters on the face, body, and genitals, fever, chills, head or muscle aches, or swelling of lymph nodes.
  • Avoid close contact (touching sores, kissing, sex) with anyone who has a rash or symptoms of Monkeypox.
How It Spreads
Monkeypox (MPV) spreads from person to person in different ways. The main way it is currently spreading is through direct contact with a rash or sore on someone infected with MPV. It can also spread through clothing, bedding/linens, or other materials used by a person infected with MPV, or through respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact.

Spread can occur during intimate activities, including:

  • Oral, anal, and vaginal sex.
  • Hugging, kissing, and cuddling.
  • Contact with bedding or other items that have the virus on them during or after intimate activity.
Lakeview East Façade Program
Facade Applications are Now Open!
The Lake View East Façade Incentive Program is designed to promote and revitalize the Lake View East Commercial retail buildings. It is managed by the Lake View East Chamber of Commerce and is funded solely by the Special Service Area (SSA) #8 and Special Service Area #17. Rebates are provided in recognition of the significant impact storefront improvements have on the appearance and marketing of the Lake View East commercial area.
Civic & Business Updates in Lakeview East
Register Your Camera with The City Of Chicago
The City of Chicago has launched a free and voluntary camera registration program open to anyone who lives or operates a business in Chicago. If you have a private security camera that captures the public way and you are interested in assisting in an investigation in the event of a crime in your neighborhood, you can register your camera with the Chicago Police Department.

By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the Chicago Police Department to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. The Chicago Police Department will not have direct access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time.
Upcoming Promotions
The BeyoU Ladies’ Fund Night - August 11th - 7PM
Ain’t no party like a Ladies’ Night!
Join BottlesUp! for a night of wine and celebrating women and women-owned businesses! They’ll have:
+ wine tasting with Anderson Ganne Wines and Klinker Brick Winery
+ samples from a 6L bottle of Triennes rose
+ a pop-up shop from The Colette Collection (clothing boutique), Amelia's DragonGoddess Boutique (incense and perfumes), and Estella Novae & Co (jewelry and accessories).
+ bites from Chilam Balam
+ chair massages from Advanced Spine + Sports Care
Grab your gals or come solo and make some friends! They will also be announcing the recipient of the $2,600 BeyoU Ladies’ Fund, which is given annually to a female entrepreneur in need (selected by Nolita, President of Chicago Financial Women, Kim, Co-founder of Birch Road Club, and Nicole, Co-founder of Ama La Vida)!
Located just a “ball toss” away from Wrigley Field, Mordecai (3632 N. Clark St) will be celebrating International Beer Day on Friday, August 5th by cheering on the Chicago Cubs with draft, packaged, and neighborhood beer in hand. Whether sipping a crisp lager from Bucktown’s Great Central Brewing Company or an Old Nation M-43 IPA, Mordecai is in no short supply of fueling the North Siders as the Cubs take on the Miami Marlins.

Guests can also make it a “double header” by visiting Mordecai’s sister bar, Lucky Dorr, where an extensive selection of exclusive beers brewed in collaboration between the local breweries are available to enjoy. No better way to celebrate International Beer Day than to support Chicago’s local breweries! 

Secure your seat at Mordecai by making a reservation via Tock
Safe Landing: A Family's Journey Following the Crash of American Airlines Flight 191" follows three siblings' incredible journey over the last 40+ years grieving their parents' sudden loss, coming together as a family, and working hard to honor the lives of all 273 lost on Flight 191. It's an inspirational Chicago story about love, family, and how tragedy gets a big word, but it never gets the final word.

Preference for where to buy it? That's a tie. Either our website ( or head into Unabridged Bookstore. 

A distant third place option, which we like to call, "You can if you want to... but why? Jeff Bezos already has enough money" is to order the book on Amazon.
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
Uncommon Ground
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 8/5 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Everything You Need To Know About Business Insurance
Presented by Sandra Cavoto Insurance Agency
In this session, attendees will learn the coverages needed for their business. We'll discuss the right questions to ask your insurance professional and how to protect yourself and your business against lawsuits.

Wednesday, 8/10 Webinar at 3:00 PM
How We Did It: Raising Capital for Your Business
Presented by Score Chicago
(Part of a Score Chicago Funding Webinar Series)
In this webinar, you will learn how two Chicago entrepreneurs, former SCORE Chicago clients, and founders of Tiesta Tea Dan Klein and Patrick Tannous raised 4 rounds of financing totaling over $8 million. Tiesta Tea has also used many different methods of funding including friends/family, factoring, purchase order (PO) financing, SBA loans, Angel Investors, and VC funding. Dan and Patrick will share their experiences raising capital during the different growth stages of their business.
Tiesta Tea is a company that used SCORE Chicago to get started in 2010. Dan and Patrick know firsthand how important mentorship is for aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking mentoring from SCORE to accelerate the growth and success of their businesses. The founders Dan Klein and Patrick Tannous started with nothing, but an idea to sell tea, and fast forward 10 years, they have sold over $54MM of their product. They sell their products in thousands of retail stores, including Walmart, Jewel, Mariano’s, Amazon, Costco and many more.

Friday, 8/12 Webinar at 9:30 AM
State of the Restaurant Industry - Trends and Best Practices for Operators
(Part of the Inside the Industry Webinar Series)
Join the Illinois Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association for a discussion on the state of the restaurant industry in 2022 and what the future holds for restaurateurs. Get the latest data on current and upcoming trends critical to the industry’s growth and success over the upcoming decade, and examine how these opportunities are reshaping the industry’s sales, workforce, technologies and off-premises markets.
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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