December 21st, 2022
Wrigleyville Friends and Family Night Recap
Wrigleyville Wonderland returned on December 7th and was a night filled with holiday cheer! We had free goodies, tasty treats, got to hear some incredible live music from local performers, and even got to meet Santa! We want to thank your community for coming out and enjoying all the hard work our local bars and restaurants put into making this such a magical and festive night! We also want to send an extra special thank you to our volunteers who helped spread some extra holiday cheer! The bars and restaurants on Clark are still having festive specials all winter long, so if you missed friends and family night, we've still got the scoop on the must see spots of the neighborhood!
Maureen Martino Celebrates 20 Years at The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Maureen Martino Celebrates 20 Years Of Dedicated Service
Maureen Martino, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, celebrated 20 years of dedicated service to the chamber this month! Because of her guidance and support for local businesses, our neighborhood has been forever changed. She is the mind behind some of the neighborhoods most distinct and fun programs such as the Festival of the Arts, the Dine Out Program, the Lakeview East Gift Card program, and many other fun initiatives to support our local business community. Her tireless work and energy has made Lakeview and Wrigleyville home for all. We cannot thank her enough for all the years she has devoted to supporting our local businesses. Thanks Maureen!
Hanukkah Happenings
Did you know Lakeview East is home to the largest population of Jewish folks in the city of Chicago? We are hoping everyone's Hanukkah celebrations are filled with light, laughter, and lots of latkes. Hanukkah began on Sunday, December 18 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 26, and with celebrations well underway, there are plenty of spots to celebrate this year every day of this festival of lights!
Christmas Celebrations in Lakeview East & Wrigleyville
There is no place like home for the Holidays
With a huge winter storm quickly approaching, your holiday plans may have changed. But fear not, plenty of local spots will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Whether you want to spend Christmas Eve belting karaoke, dance the night away, or maybe just relax and learn how to make Chinese wontons, there is plenty to do in the neighborhood this Christmas weekend!
NYE in LVE: Your New Years Guide
Bring it on, 2023!
This year, enjoy a new years eve celebration close to home! There are tons of places hosting celebrations, dinners, and parties. Whether you're looking for something a little more laid back or wanting to dance the night away, you're sure to find the perfect fit in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville! This is just the start of some of the deals we've found, but check back throughout next week for everything going on in the neighborhood!
Holiday Gift Guide
Don't Panic! Shop Local!
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!
Chamber Office Hours Update
What a year! We are taking a much needed vacation from December 23rd to January 2nd and our office will be closed. We will be back in the office January 3rd ready to rock the new year!
December 23rd to January 2nd: CLOSED
Winter Office Hours:
Mondays: Closed/Remote
Tuesday - Friday: 9:30AM - 5PM
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!
Our 26th annual Giver's Gift Program is nearly over and rewarding our neighbors for keeping money in our local economy. Spend $300 at local shops between November 1st & December 22nd at noon, bring in or email your receipts to us, and we'll give you a free $50 Lakeview East Gift Card!
Due to the popularity of the program, we are nearly out of supplies! Absolutely no receipts can be accepted after 12PM on 12/22 or until we run out! Send your receipts in ASAP to ensure you can still receive a 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.
New Business Alerts
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News and Recent Happenings
Winterland Closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday due to Weather
Baby, it is COLD outside! Due to the upcoming weather, Winterland at Gallagher Way will be closed 12/22, 12/23, and 12/24. As much fun as we've had ice skating in center field, there will be plenty more opportunities to sled from the bleachers after the weather breaks.

Alamo Drafthouse’s 6-Screen Movie Theater Opening Across From Wrigley Field Next Month
"Austin, Texas-based movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is opening its first Chicago theater next month across from Wrigley Field.

The six-screen movie theater will open sometime in January inside the Addison and Clark development at 1025 W. Addison St., according to a spokesperson. An exact date will be announced soon."
Cubs Sign Dansby Swanson, who has a long affinity for the Cubs
Dansby Swanson, the Chicago Cubs' newest shortstop, who recently signed a seven-year, $177 million deal, revealed Wednesday in his introductory news conference why he decided to join the Cubs after seven years with the Atlanta Braves. His grandfather was a huge cubs fan and help shape Dansby into the player he is today. In honor of his legacy, Dansby could not be more excited and touched to be signed by the Cubs!

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!
Friday, 1/6 at 9:30 AM
Capital, Coaching, and Connections for Small Businesses
Presented By Allies for Community Business
Allies for Community Business provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. We offer loans between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses at fair prices. In addition, we provide free coaching to anyone who wants to start or grow a business, and we connect entrepreneurs to trusted partners that can help further. Join the webinar to hear more from A4CB Sr. Director of Community Lending, Mary Tritsis.

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
Upcoming Community Meetings
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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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