1/31/2018
 
THE HEADLINES
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!
SHEFFIELD WATER MAIN PROJECT

By late January 2018, Department of Water Management (DWM) and NPL Construction Company
crews will begin the work to install 1,318 feet of new 8-inch water main in N. Sheffield Avenue,
from W. Belmont Avenue to W. Roscoe Street. The old water main dates back to1889, and needs to be replaced. We expect the water main work to be completed by mid March 2018. Restoration will follow in mid April 2018. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. Read more about this project here
MILT'S EXTRA INNINGS RIBBON CUTTING 

On Monday, January 22nd, we held a ribbon cutting for the new Milt's Extra Innings restaurant 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. Check out their menu here

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BIG STAR COMES TO WRIGLEYVILLE 

"Wrigleyville will get its own larger version of what may be Chicago's most-popular bar and eatery this spring. Big Star Wrigleyville  - across the street from  Wrigley Field  in the game-changing Hotel Zachary  at 3640 N. Clark Street - will give Cubs fans, locals, tourists, and hotel guests two floors and a large patio full of tacos, whiskey, beer, honky tonk and more that continuously packs One Off Hospitality Group's original Wicker Park icon.  The opening is slated for early April, in time for the Cubs' home opener, according to a news release." 

Read more from the Chicago Eater article written by Daniel Gerzina. 

To learn more about other developments happening in Lakeview East, click here
JOHNNY SPROCKETS GRAND RE-OPENING

Johnny Sprockets is hosting their grand re-opening day this Saturday, February 3rd at 3pm! Stop by to help celebrate their 1st day in a new location with their friends from Half Acre Cycling. There will be pizza and beer, a door prize, and a replay of the women's Elite Cyclocross world championship race. Their new location is at 3140 N. Broadway. See you there!
WINEHOUSE CELEBRATES THEIR 3RD ANNIVERSARY

wineHouse celebrated their 3rd anniversary on Friday, January 26th. They had wine samples and food from local restaurants in Lakeview East. We have loved working with wineHouse over the past three years, and look forward to many more successful years ahead. 
BONUS ROUND GAME CAFE OPENING SOON IN LAKEVIEW

More than a year after a successful crowfunding campaign, Bonus Round Game Café is preparing to open in Lakeview around the end of February. The Space will serve coffee, food, beer, and wine to give board game fans a place to commiserate and play games like Settlers of Catan and Raiders of the North Sea. Co-owners Drew Lovell and Courtney Hartley want to focus more on new and potential board gamers and to provide an interactive option where friends can gather versus a movie or loud bar where conversation is difficult".

Read more from the Chicago Eater article written by Ashok Selvam.

Bonus Round Game Café is a member of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and will be opening at 3230 N. Clark St. 

COMMUNAL LIVING COMES TO LAKEVIEW EAST!

" Wanted: 14 adventurous people who don't know each other to live in a vintage home in Lake View East with no need to stress over whose turn it is to buy the toilet paper. It sounds like a casting call for a reality TV show, but it's not. The 7,500 square foot Lakeview East home near the intersection of Broadway and Briar plans to welcome its first residents on Sunday."

Read more about communal living 
here.

CULVER'S COMING SOON TO WRIGLEYVILLE

Culver's is coming soon to Wrigleville! Stay tuned for more information about this development. 
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!

Veggie Grill is the largest vegetarian, premium fast casual brand in the US. Veggie Grill serves bold, veggie-centric food that is innovative, craveable and convenient. They will be opening in the next month at 614 W. Diversey, which will be their first Chicago location. Check out their menu and website here

Makom Shalom is a Jewish Community that operates out of BUMC at 3338 N. Broadway. Makom Shalom celebrates people as they are and welcomes Jews of every color, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Interfaith families helped to build the congregation and non-Jewish members play key roles in the life of leadership in the community. Makom worships with joy through music and dance!
HIGHRISE HQ

Highrise HQ is a simple cloud based CRM system to track leads and manage follow ups with zero learning curve. 

Wrigleyville North is a classic neighborhood dive bar just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field. Head over on a Cubs game day or chill week night for inexpensive drive and a low-key vibe. 

SSS Auto Repair has been in the automotive industry since 1990, offering family owned and operated auto repairs to the Chicago area. They take  great pride in what they do, and it shows by how they do business with the community. Customer service is king at SSS Auto Repair, but don't take their word for it. Stop in today, and receive free diagnostic services. They are also a rental location for U-Haul trucks. 2815 N. Sheffield.

Yoga Body Elements is a friendly studio located at 4007 N. Broadway #202, s pecializing in Restorative Yoga, Mindful Vinyasa, Reiki, 5 Element Massage, Continuing Education, Bengston Method, and Hula Hooping.
Welcoming all levels of experience. The founder of Yoga Body Elements is Cindy Huston, who accredited 20+ years of teaching experience from ages 3 years to adult.  

Zizi's Mediterranean Cuisine provides its loyal patrons with delicious, fresh Mediterranean food and exceptional customer service at 2825 N. Sheffield. Order today to experience authentic flavors you'll be sure to remember. Check out their menu here

MedMar Chicago is conveniently located two blocks north of Wrigley Field. Their professional staff has expertise in the medical, pharmaceutical, and cannabis industries ensuring that every patient will receive the best treatment for their qualifying condition. MedMar is the only dispensary in Illinois with a pharmacist on staff to help guide you through the medical cannabis landscape.
 
WATCH "THE BIG GAME" IN 
LAKEVIEW EAST
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF BARS AND PUBS, TAVERNS & GRILLS IN LAKEVIEW  EAST WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE GAME! 
DIMO'S PIZZA

Check out the great deals Dimo's is offering for the Eagles vs. Patriots game! 

1) Buy any 1-topping Party-size pizza and a garlic cheesy bread for $25. 
2) Buy 2 Party-size Specialty Pies (pies from our staples section) and get a FREE order of garlic cheesy bread. 
3) Wings will be available (price not set yet). 
BRICKHOUSE TAVERN

Head to Brickhouse Tavern to watch the "Big Game"! They will be offering the following deal:

8 Jumbo Wings for $6, Bud and Bud Light Drafts for $5.
CLARK STREET DOG

- Tailgate Partying beginning at 4pm

- $12 Bud Lite pitchers

- $3.50 Goose Island and Lagunitas Drafts

- $5 Picklebacks and $8 Tito's Moscow Mules

KIRKWOOD'S BAR & GRILL

$25 meal 7 drink package, 5:30pm - game end
EL JARDIN RESTAURANT

- $15 Lite Buckets
- $10 Appetizer Platters
 REPLAY LAKEVIEW

WRIGLEY BBQ

Wrigley BBQ has some delicious specials for the Big Game. From wings, to pulled pork sandwiches and cornbread, they've got you covered for all of your game day favorites! Called to place an order ahead of time (773) 472-1227. 
GAME DAY AT LARK
ROCKS LAKEVIEW

- $5 Goose Island 312 tallboys + OMG drafts +  Miller Lite drafts
- 75c wings & 50c boneless wings
- Super Bowl Bingo to win shots
- $5 shots of Breckenridge Bourbon
BRIDGET MCNEILL'S

- $10 Miller Pitchers
- $2 Sliders
 
DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS
4C BAR WEEK - KIRKWOODS &
44TH WARD W/
INLAND HOME MORTGAGE

RSVP by 2/5/18 to: Esme Borreroat Alderman Tunney's office, (773) 525-6034.

This event takes place on February 8th from 6 - 7:30pm at Ann Sather Restaurant.
MARY MEYER SCHOOL
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Mary Meyer School application deadline is February 2, 2018! 
For 75 years at Mary Meyer School children have learned through purposeful play. They are currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 school year for children who will turn three years of age by 12/1/2018. Applications can be found at www.marymeyer.org or by contacting the school house. Let's Learn, Let's Play!
MAISON MARCEL PRIVATE EVENTS

Maison Marcel is available for private events! Host your next week night event with them. For inquiries and details, contact Alifia at social@maison-marcel.com.
POP-UP FLOWER SHOP AT WINEHOUSE

WineHouse is thrilled to host Chuck and Keith from  BeardsandBlooms  during our their free Friday tasting for a fun flower shopping event on Friday, February 9th from 5:30 - 7:30pm! They'll be selling small bouquets to-go and taking pre-orders for V-Day, while wineHouse pours a lovely selection of vinos. 
PLANNED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FEBRUARY SPECIAL!

Enjoy one month free on all Lakeview apartments rented during the month of February.  ppmapartments.com
773.570.3744
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
AT BAR PASTORAL

Join Bar Pasotral EVERY Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesdays! 

Bar Pastoral guests may receive 50% off our reserve bottles every Wednesday. Regular prices range from $50-$100, so guests may save up to $50, or get an excellent bottle of wine for only $25.
GENACELLI EAST STUDIO
PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS

Pride Films and Plays has a great lineup of event in February, check them out:

YANK: A WORLD WAR II LOVE STORY runs through February 18th and has received highly recommended review, Jeff Recommended!

Film Fest has a theme of Love and Desire on Tuesday, Feb 13 at 7:30. 

Gay Love Letters take center stage on February 14 at 7:30, with MY DEAR BOY, a collection of real love letters from famous LGBT folks. 

pridefilmandplays.com or 1-800-973-7384.
ROCKS LAKEVIEW

 
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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