1/17/2018
 
THE HEADLINES

Invest in the 
expansion of a local homegrown small business and get the soup that's "voted best soup in Chicago". See behind the scenes how Soupbox got started, invest in your local community and help spread the word to support a great cause. Join Soupbox's Kickstarter Campaign
and donate now!
RIBBON CUTTING AT MILT'S EXTRA INNINGS

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly opened Milt's Extra Innings (3409 N. Broadway) on Monday, January 22nd at 3pm. 

Cheesie's Pub & Grub will be expanding their current location into the building next door that used to house Blackwood BBQ. The expected completion of this expansion is slated for Spring 2018. 

For a list of other developments in Lakeview East, click here
Chicago Restaurant Week 2018 is is taking place January 26 - February 8!

The 11th annual culinary celebration features special prix-fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch  and lunch, and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). 

Check out our list of Lakeview East participating restaurants:
Bar Pastoral, 2947 N. Broadway,  (773) 472-4781
Bites Asian Tapas3313 N. Clark St.,  (773) 270-5972
Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway, (773) 922-4020
Cesar's Restaurant3166 N. Clark St., (773) 248-2835
Drew's on Halsted3201 N. Halsted St., (773) 244-9191
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Restaurant, 3906 N. Broadway,  (773) 549-2932
Home Run Inn Pizza, 3215 N. Sheffield, (773) 525-9696
Hutch American Bistro, 3301 N. Clark St, (773) 248-1155 
Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse , 3443 N. Broadway,   (773) 661-9893
Yoshi's Cafe3257 N. Halsted St., (773) 248-6160

Call to make a reservation today!
SIDEWALK CAFE APPLICATIONS
 
Now is the time to turn in those Sidewalk Cafe Applications for the 2018 year! Sidewalk café season begins on March 1st, and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year. The sooner the better in order to assure you can set up your cafe at the beginning of the season. 

 
WELCOME NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBER!
At Bonus Round Game Caf é, they love board games and believe in their power to bring people together. Opening at 3230 N. Clark St. in the next couple of weeks, guests can enjoy an array of board games while dining on caf é fare and sipping on Dark Matter coffee. Bonus Round Game Café is a place where guests won't feel judged for their lack of knowledge or skills, instead they come to to the cafe for a little fun and encouragement. Stay tuned for an opening date in the coming weeks. Website. Facebook

MILT'S EXTRA INNINGS

Join us in welcoming Milt's Extra Innings as a new member of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. Milt's Extra Inning opened  next door to and by the same owner as Milt's BBQ for the Perplexed at 3409 N. Broadway. Milt's Extra Innings is a place for convenient, delicious food that offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities meaningful employment. 
 
EVENTS, DEALS & PROMOTIONS

wineHouse turned three on November 17, 2017 but couldn't celebrate properly because of the holiday craziness.    Join them for free wine samples (at least 10 bottles open!), local food bites (Vanille! Chilam Balam! And more!), fun activities, and a good time on January, 26th between 5:30 - 7:30.    RSVP to melissa@chicagowinehouse.c om.  
CRAM FASHION

Save the date for the Leigh Gallery (3306 N. Halsted) Groundhog Day celebration on Friday, February 2nd. Enjoy groundhog cookies, punch, giveaways and a visit from the Gallery Groundhog. Stop by any time between 1pm - 7pm.   
 

VENICCI PIZZA
BACHELOR VIEWING AT
GRAYSTONE TAVERN
ROCKS SUPERBOWL PARTY
ROCKS JANUARY FOOD SPECIALS
SIDETRACKS MUSICAL MONDAY
SIDETRACKS GRAMMY'S PRE-PARTY 

Join Taboo Tabou on Thursday, January 18th from 8 - 10pm for a Girl Gang Mixer!  This month they'll have a bunch of boss ladies set up throughout the store showing off their homemade jewelry, goods, and art. You'll have the opportunity to meet other artists and possibly buy yourself something special.  Like usual, there will be some awesome ladies to meet, a safe space to hang out, and some great music. Support these lady makers and expand your girl gang group!
 
CONSUMER & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
City of Chicago BACP Free Workshops 
The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL 60602.

Lakeview East Development Projects
Explore all of the development projects in Lakeview East by clicking here
   
Monthly Chicago Police CAPS Meetings 
CAPS has monthly community meetings where residents have the opportunity to talk to the officers who patrol their neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to bring questions or concerns regarding safety, quality of life issues and City services. For more information about CAPS and to find your beat, visit   Chicago Police
 
Open Your Business in Lakeview East 
Retail storefronts are very high in demand in the Lakeview East area. If you are interested in opening or relocating a business to Lakeview East please contact us at  info@lakevieweast.com and we can tell you what is currently available.
 
Chicago 311 Reporting
Chicago's 311 service allows Chicago citizens to request city assistance for a variety of issues. The process can be done through the phone by dialing 311 or online at the following links:
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