June 10, 2021
It truly has been a long year and a half with COVID-19 threatening local businesses. As our cases drop and vaccination rates rise, we are hopeful for this summer to really return to normal once and for all. With Phase 5 approaching on June 11th 2021, here is a summary of what we need to know for this new step in getting our businesses back the way they were before the pandemic
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.
Pride in the Neighborhood
This month we celebrate our community and all of our colorful businesses. Throughout the years they have built a safe and loving neighborhood that makes Lakeview East home to over 65,000 people. We support our local businesses that give so much to the LGBTQ+ Community and have compiled a list of all the best specials to celebrate pride month while shopping local
25+ restaurants and food establishments along Broadway from Belmont to Wellington will participate, and several restaurants on Sheffield north of Belmont will, as well.

Sidewalk patios will be extended into the street, and there will be a f communal tables
set up on Broadway for those who would like to do carry-out. 

All social distancing, face covering, and other guidelines will be followed.

Dates & Times:

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

May 14-16
May 21-23
June 4-6
June 25-27
July 16-18
July 30-August 1
August 13-15
August 27-29
September 17-19

Lakeview Staycation Passports are Out Now!

Stop by our booth at our Dine Out Events to grab yours!
As local businesses continue to reopen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know many folks are itching to get out and see something new but might not be comfortable traveling just yet.

With this in mind, the Lakeview East Chamber is launching a campaign for residents and visitors alike to experience their own “staycation” right here in the beautiful Lakeview East neighborhood!

Once you have your Staycation Passport, you’re ready to hit the neighborhood and start collecting signatures.

Simply present your coupons to the participating business of your choice, they’ll sign off on their Passport coupon, you’ll cash in on a great deal, and then be able to look back on all the small, local businesses you helped support during a time when they need it most.
Uptick in Local Graffiti
If you have had your building vandalized
Please report all graffiti and markings to 311 for removal. Our crews are working to aid in this process and 311 reports are the one of the most effective ways to gain assistance
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!
"Hydrangea" by Kelsey Merkle from NY 
Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Returning July 16 - 18
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
Grand Opening
Welcome US Bank!
Right on time for Pride Month, we’re celebrating the grand opening of a U.S. Bank branch serving the first officially recognized LGBTQ+ neighborhood in the United States. 
As one of their newest branches, it also features the latest technology and design enhancements to improve customers’ banking experience. Bankers equipped with tablets can help customers throughout the many spaces of the branch, including customer support stations which have replaced common teller lines as a space for one-on-one conversations or engagement offices for more sensitive financial conversations.  

Featured Member

2856 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Vietnamese pho is the specialty at this casual eatery & bar with a convivial vibe. Proudly serving authentic Vietnamese food with a fusion of Jugoslavian flare for years, they have now opened a spot right on Clark and Diversey.
With TV's to catch European Football or even our local Chicago Bears, their full bar and tasty menu this tucked away little gem is the perfect spot to relax and have authentic food made with love.
Their selection of soups is more than enough to comfort anyone on a rainy day. The unique spice blends make their dinners unforgettable, leaving you perfectly full and craving more all at once
Lakeview East
Are you Hiring? Send us your job posting!
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is doing a roll call for any current job postings!

Please send over the job description as well as a contact for the position to include within the job postings page on our website.

We hope you will join us this month for our Bunny Yoga Series with Marjorie and a bonded pair of bunnies! We are offering a FREE class after you sign up for 3 during the month of June.Marjorie adores rabbits and recognizes their ability to comfort the soul — making yoga and rabbits the perfect combination!

She is a 500hr certified yoga teacher who believes your yoga mat is a safe place to lay down burdens and begin the process of embodying resilience to find ease and peace off the mat. Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) as only a limited number are available for use. Email us a picture of your vaccination card and go mask-free!
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
The Chicago Cubs Have A New Jersey
Sporting a new look on the field this upcoming weekend, the Cubs will be showing off their Wrigleyville pride with their newly designed jerseys. These navy and light blue jerseys are a stark difference for the Cubs and will truly show how proud they are to live and play for one of Chicago's greatest neighborhoods. Looking for the new jersey? Check with Clark Street Sports and Wrigleyville Sports for their latest arrival.

Photo: Nike
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
The 2021 Hospitality & Tourism Summit
The Chamber Staff attended the 2021 Tourism & Hospitality summit at Navy Pier on June 8th. We had a great time meeting vendors, hospitality managers, and promoting our Special Event Guide which highlights our local venues and their rentable spaces.

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to all new contacts we met and would like to encourage eligible businesses to become members of The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
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
New Development at 3179 North Clark Street
Hubbard Street Group is planning to redevelop the property located at the corner of Clark, Belmont and Halsted 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.
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to move a business to Lakeview East? You can 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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