December 8th, 2021
Wrigleyville Friends and Family Night is Back December 9th from 5PM to 8PM!
We invite you all to our kickoff of the Wrigleyville Wonderland on December 9th from 5-8pm!
Celebrating the LARGEST pop up in the city of Chicago, we have 19+ bars and restaurants ready to help get you in the holiday spirit! REGISTER NOW to enter for a chance to win gift cards, giveaways and MORE! Enjoy drink specials, ice sculptors, photo opportunities, costume characters, giveaways, free samples of Kilwins hot cocoa and then sing your heart out to your favorite Christmas carols with dueling pianos at Sluggers at 7pm! The first 100 people in the door at sluggers will get a free beer on us! We top that off with an after party at Trader Todds where we will enjoy complimentary appetizers.

Bring the kids, as we have Santa making a stop on the rooftop of Old Crow and Mrs. Clause making a stop from the north pole to pick up the handwritten Christmas letters from the kids at Rizzo's Lot.
See the stops for Wrigleyville Wonderland!
3462 N. Clark Street
Wrigleyville's original Christmas pop up bar is back. Enjoy a classic Christmas party experience with themed food, drink, music and decor.
3475 N. Clark Street
Santa’s Beach House is here for its first Holiday season. Join Diver at the Park in their Tulum holiday inspired heated tent with their life sized palm trees decorated for a holiday on the beach. Get your Tulum holiday experience and cocktails in the heart of Wrigleyville.
3632 N. Clark Street
Mistletoe, Mordecai's annual holiday pop-up bar, boasts naughty and nice decorations and an exclusive holiday-inspired drink menu, featuring both contemporary and vintage cocktails.
3478 N. Clark Street
Serving up holiday inspired bites and sips in an explosion of cheer, Jingle Junkie and its heated, ski lodge inspired patio is the most festive spot to celebrate your upcoming holiday season. With an extensive seasonal cocktail /beer list and delicious festive bites that are sure to get even the grinchiest Grinch into the holiday spirit.
3505 N. Clark Street
You better watch out! Santa Baby Christmas Bar is back offering a multi-room, multi-level, over the top Christmas experience
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3845 N. Clark Street
Back by popular demand for a third year, it’s a full-blown tribute to the beloved Christmas movie "Elf,” Elf'd Up is a high-energy holiday pop-up bar, perfect for patrons who share Elf'd Up's affinity for elf culture. They'll have a $5 naughty or nice build your own hot chocolate bar!

952 W. Newport Ave
Underground Lounge welcomes you to the “Pabst Island of Misfit Toys,“ to come hang out with Bumbles, Dolly, Hermey and others. The entire holiday drink menu will be 25% off! (21+)

3554 N. Clark Street
Fire pits available to rent! Enjoy cozying up by the fire with some of your favorite winter drinks!
3635 N. Clark Street
Families, visitors and neighbors can celebrate the holidays by taking part in the many seasonal programs and activities at Gallagher’s Way Winterland return. This year includes the return of the famous Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville, ice skating on an 8,000-square-foot ice rink, curling and skating lessons, Santa’s Workshop, wreath making classes, holiday movie screenings, special programming at Hotel Zachary and much more.

3441 N. Sheffield Ave.

Back by popular demand for its third year, Chicago’s first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar with decorations created for the Jewish holiday throughout the bar and weatherproofed beer garden, including over 14,000 blue and white lights and Hanukkah ball lanterns adorning the ceiling, Star of David and dreidel ornaments, lighted menorah decor, Mensch on a Bench, a Hanukkah sweater wall, an 8-foot inflatable dreidel and more.

3369 N. Clark Street
Inspired by the famous family and the hilarious movies, Houndstooth Saloon has menu selections including "Yakkin on a bone," a two-lb turkey leg, "Cousin Eddie’s" spiked eggnog and Clark's Cocoa.
Special include free hot chocolate from 6-9pm!

3530 N. Clark Street
HVAC will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring Christmas drinks, food and music. Stop by for some awesome jams, incredibly festive ambiance, and seasonally special drinks!
3481 N. Clark Street
Inspired by the legend of Papa Noel, it’s a Cajun Christmas Story. In a deep swampy bayou of Louisiana, Papa Noel rides the river in a boat that's pulled by alligators to send out presents. A very cajun Christmas offers unique New Orleans style Christmas decoration with classic cajun eats. It's a place to gather friends and families and let the good times roll. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

3506 N. Clark Street
Wrigleyville’s award-winning barbecue from the kitchen of pitmaster and “MasterChef” Tony Scruggs is the home of Santa’s Workshop. Decorated with oversized toys and ornaments and a larger than life Christmas tree, this is one you won't want to miss with live music starting at 6:30!


1101 W. Waveland
Lucky Dorr, Chicago's favorite craft beer destination, will transform into Lucky Lodge. A festive Winterland destination with special décor, the aroma of hot apple cider and rustic comfort galore.

3660 N. Clark Street
From the creators of Santa Baby Christmas Bar with all the Christmas spirits you know and love at Santa Baby with all new interactive social experiences and an incredible decor.

3518 N. Clark Street
Moe’s becomes the celebrated holiday town of Whooville while offering a menu of shareable small plates, traditional full-size entrees, signature tacos and a cocktail list featuring house-made sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more.

Wrigleyville Kilwins - 25 days of Chocolate
3519 N. Clark Street
Kilwins will offer caramel apples, hot chocolate and handmade chocolates perfect for gift giving for family, friends or yourself!

3511 N. Clark Street
Irish Oak's Leprechanuaka is a celebration of St Patty's day during Christmas, where everyday is St Patty's day at The Irish Oak. The bar is decorated from top to bottom in Irish and Christmas themes. So much green and Christmas cheer that you will never want to celebrate a different holiday again.

3658 N. Clark Street
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Every Sunday at 5 p.m through Dec. 30 Local singing legend, John Vincent, will be performing some of the holiday hits from all of your old time lounge singer favorites like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Armstrong!

Giver's Gift Has Returned to Reward the Community for Shopping Local!
Start saving your receipts! The Giver's Gift is running from November 1st - December 23
How Givers Gift Works:
COLLECT $300 in receipts from at least three Lakeview East neighborhood stores from Nov.1 through Dec. 23, 2021.
VISIT lakevieweast.com/givers-gift 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.
SMALL BUSINESS SHOPPING IN LAKEVIEW EAST

This weekend, we sold over $115,000 in Lakeview East gift cards! These funds go directly to our businesses and can be used at over 200+ Locations, making them the perfect gift for someone who loves shopping local. We are thankful to our community for supporting local this holiday season and beyond!

Have you started planning your perfect gift for a special someone in your life? Don't know where to start? We've got you covered. We are encouraging everyone in the community to support our local businesses this holiday season. Whether you're looking for tried and true classics or a whole new experience, we have all the best deals in the neighborhood for you this holiday season!
Upcoming Webinar for Small Businesses
Covid-19 has accelerated the share of digital and digital enabled products by seven years. Small teams perform better in the tech world and small businesses have an unseized advantage in the digital economy.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide our businesses with guidelines and best practices for improving your business' digital capabilities. The goal is for everyone to be able to evaluate why some targeted technology investment may often be the right call for your business, and what proven technologies and methods apply to help fuel your growth.


Unravel, one of our newest members, will help explain all of this and more at our upcoming workshop!
RECENT GRAND OPENINGS
Zazas Pizzeria Grand Opening | 3037 N. Clark
Welcome Zazas Pizzeria to the neighborhood! Located at 3037 N. Clark, this artisan New York style pizzeria is serving up slices & whole pies and has a fresh take on pizza in the neighborhood! Incredible pizza with locally sourced ingredients is one you're going to have to try! We tried sample slices of almost every pizza on the menu and every single one was must have!
Ritual Hot Yoga | 2805 N. Sheffield
Welcome Ritual Hot Yoga to the neighborhood! An exciting addition to Lakeview East, their fitness studio is decked out with all the amenities. The moment you walk through the door, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the cold Chicago winters. They are offering a few intro packages so whether you're looking to get into shape, get your mind off work stress or boost your immune system - Ritual has something for everyone!
Upcoming Grand Openings
Choo Choo Chicago | December 9th | 11AM
ChooChoo Chicago is a family-oriented daycare, where kids play, learn, and grow in a home away from home. You may recognize them from their incredibly fun booth in the children's area at Festival of the Arts! ChooChoo Chicago is a junior preschool that provides fun and age appropriate educational childcare in East Lakeview of Chicago. This small family preschool serves children from 15 months to 4 years of age.
ChooChoo Chicago is a family oriented preschool where kids can play, learn, and grow in a home away from home.

Bae Coffee Company | 2945 N Broadway | Grand Opening Weekend December 18th
Bae Coffee Company is a Chicago coffee roastery that seeks to brew good as a fair-wage, socially conscious coffee brand. They're opening inside the former Pastoral space. Though they plan to serve a variety of specialty drinks, including cordials, shrubs, espresso tonics, rose milk tea, and lattes flavored with syrups they make themselves. We are excited to welcome Bae Coffee Company to the neighborhood and hope to see you at their grand opening weekend!


Foxtrot | 2801 N. BROADWAY | December 15th
Get all your daily essentials and local favorites in one place–or order ahead of delivery, Foxtrot is officially opening in Lakeview East! Whether you'd like coffee to start off your day or a bottle of wine to cap it off– Foxtrot has got you covered. They will be joining our business district on December 15th!

Welcoming Captain to the Chamber
This is Captain. They’re incredibly excited to join such an enthusiastic group of passionate people who also love Lakeview! They are the local tech experts helping restaurants build and retain customer relationships through branded online ordering, strategic marketing, and robust customer data. They can’t wait to meet everyone and grow together.
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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
Upcoming Promotions
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the 15th annual Chicago Restaurant Week promotion taking place Friday, March 25 – Sunday, April 10, 2022. Chicago Restaurant Week has a history of generating significant awareness and sales for restaurants and your participation is welcome. Registration ends January 21, 2022. This year’s program emphasis will be on dine in, but will also include takeout and delivery options based on current city and state mandates. You must be a partner of Choose Chicago in order to participate. For more information on Choose Chicago partnership opportunities and Chicago Restaurant Week please contact partnership@choosechicago.com
Become an honorary Wyner and join the most unique wine & social club in Chicago! Perfect for singles, couples and friends to get out and learn about wines, make great food socialize with others! How forking cool is that?
Get In the Kitchen combines their love of wine with a monthly cooking party social event! Each month you will attend an awesome cooking party where you will learn how to make an amazing small plate dish, sample the wines of the month only available to our members, and hang out with the other Wyners! The first event is January 20, 2022! Once you sample the wines, you get to choose two bottles and purchase more of any of the wines at a discount! The wines will be available for you the following week for pick up at our store.
Christmas will come early this year at the Ann Sather on Belmont with all special Christmas dinners offered beginning on Christmas Eve at 11 am!
 
All of the homemade dinners will begin with a hearty chicken vegetable soup and assorted homemade breads – including Ann Sather’s mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. The five seasonal entrée selections, which will be served with the fresh vegetable of the day, include:
 
• Baked ham with fruit glaze and sweet potatoes.
• Beef tenderloin served au jus with mashed potatoes.
• Fresh salmon topped with mustard dill sauce and mashed potatoes.
• Roast turkey with celery dressing, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce.
• Swedish sampler featuring duck breast with lingonberry glaze, meatball, potato sausage, spaetzle, sauerkraut and brown beans.
• Vegetarian lasagna served with mashed potatoes.
 
For dessert, diners at the Belmont location can choose between our delectable, handcrafted apple, pumpkin or chocolate chip walnut pies topped with whipped cream. The six dinner selections are priced at $27.95.
Join the Japanese Arts Foundation and Culture Center for Tekkonkinkreet at Logan Theatre! Friday, December 10th
Director Michael Arias’ 2007 visual masterpiece Tekkonkinkreet, also known as Black & White, based on the manga series written and illustrated by Taiyō Matsumoto
· 9:00pm Tekkonkinkreet Screening: $15
· 8:30pm Pre-screening talk with Derek Larson Assistant Professor of Animation, Purdue University Polytechnic Institute, and Northwestern University Assistant Professor of Game Art Derrick Fields. Both guests will introduce the film, and speak to the animation and technology used to create this stunning film. *tickets to the film alone and/or Tinsel in Takaramachi include participation this special event*
· Tinsel in Takaramachi Party 7:00-8:30pm
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TBOX Returns on December 11th!
To celebrate their 25th Year, and make up for being “on a break” in 2020, the theme of #TBOX2021 is BACK TO THE 90s! They'll celebrate the music, fashion, culture, movies, and everything from the glorious, carefree decade when TBOX was born, in 1996!
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
Berlin
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!
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce | NBDC Peer-to-Peer Monthly Roundtable
December 10th, 2021; 11:30AM to 1:00PM
 
As part of BACP's effort to providing training and professional development to Neighborhood Business Development Center grantees, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce will be providing a platform for connection and collaboration, led by Stacey Pitts Caldwell, Director of Small Business.
 
To encourage engagement and a unified approach to supporting small businesses in different neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland, the Chamber will be hosting a peer-to-peer monthly roundtable for all NBDC grantees to share their organization's goals, projects, and best practices. We will also collectively identify professional development topics in which the Chamber can help secure special training opportunities for the group.  



Wednesday, 12/8 webinar at 3:00 pm
Finding Funding-Where to Go When the Bank Says No
Presented by Andrew Fogaty, from the 36Squared Business Incubator and GSDC, Gabriella Bomben from the Women's Business Development Center and Hussain Bhanpuri from CIBC
Where to go when the bank says NO?! Need funding to start or grow your business? Then this event is for you!
Andrew Fogaty, from the 36Squared Business Incubator and GSDC, will be joined by Gabriella Bomben from the Women's Business Development Center and Hussain Bhanpuri from CIBC to discuss alternatives to traditional bank lending programs. don't miss this opportunity to learn about
non profit lenders, crowdfunding, micro loans, SBA programs and more.


Friday, 12/10 Webinar at 9:30 AM
SBIF & NOF Grants: Capital to Make Permanent Improvements to Your Small Business
Presented by Kimberly Brisky, Managing Director of Communications & Engagement at SomerCor. SomerCor is contracted by the city of Chicago to administer the SBIF and NOF programs.
The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grants provide small businesses and nonprofits with capital to make permanent building improvements. As part of the INVESTSouthWest initiative, these funds support small businesses and nonprofits seeking to strengthen commercial corridors across Chicago through transformational investment. This presentation will provide details on program eligibility rules, benefits, application instructions, and client success stories for these impactful programs.
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
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!
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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