8/2/2017
 
H E A D L I N E S
SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX

Beginning today (August 2nd), Cook County has put into effect the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT). Retailers must begin collecting the tax today, Wednesday, August 2nd. 

Who Pays the Tax?
The ultimate incidence of and liability for payment of the sweetened beverage tax is to be borne by the purchaser of the sweetened beverage. Any distributor of bottled sweetened beverages and any distributor of syrup and/or powder used to produce a sweetened beverage shall collect the sweetened beverage tax from any retailer to whom the sale of bottled sweetened beverages or syrup and/or powder used to produce a sweetened beverage is made and shall remit the tax to the Department of Revenue (Department).

The Distributor or Retailer must include the tax in the sale price of the sweetened beverages, syrup and/or powder.

Should a Retailer obtain product where the tax is due and was not previously paid to a Distributor, that Retailer is responsible for remitting the tax to the Department.

SIGN ORDINANCE
 
BUSINESS OWNERS: There have been inspectors from the Department of Buildings visiting businesses for enforcement of the sign ordinance.
 
Here is what they are looking for:
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, a sign permit is not required to erect, maintain, install, alter, repair or enlarge an on-premise sign that is: (i) constructed wholly from paper, vinyl, film or stickers and attached to a window for no more than 60 days; or (ii) painted directly onto the window; provided that signs are not applied to more than 25% of any single window.  Lettering that is painted directly onto the glass of a window and less than 2 inches in height will not be counted in the calculation of the 25% if it is an on-premises sign.  The signs authorized by this subsection (d) shall be counted in the calculation of the total sign area restrictions imposed by section 17-12-1003.
 
Your storefront window cannot have signs covering over 25% of your window.
 
Also, please make sure your exit doors are lit and there is proper hardware installed on your door. https://chicagocode.org/13-160-260/
 
We will continue to update you on additional information as it becomes available.  The Commissioner of Buildings has responded to our outreach and is willing to work with each business to keep them in compliant.  If you received a citation, please email maureen@lakevieweast.com so we can help you through the process.
ART & THEATER @ THE PARK
 
In partnership with the Park at Wrigley, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Belmont Theater District presents "ART & THEATER @ THE PARK," Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11am - 5pm, featuring local artists showcasing fine art, crafts and a family-friendly LOL Comedy Showcase.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENT/PERFORMANCES

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Local artists showcase their fine art and crafts throughout the day , as well as offering select pieces for sale.  Interactive games, arts and crafts and family activities
 
11:30 - 11: 45 a.m.
The Japanese Culture Center will be presenting a demonstration of the dynamic martial art of Aikido. Aikido translates to the 'the way of harmonizing with energy'. 

12 - 1:15 p.m.
Storytown Children's Improv presents an hour-long, improvised show complete with musicians and artists. Suitable for ages 3-10 and the whole family!
 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
ComedySportz  offers a 60-min, family friendly, head-to-head improv match, where two teams of comedians face off in a series of high energy challenges, songs, and games, inspired by audience suggestions and volunteers. 

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
World-famous  Laugh Factory Chicago brings a night of standup comedy, dating stories and prizes to The Park at Wrigley! Host  Paul Farahvar along with producers  Andrew Sitter and  Ross Kelly bring the most hilarious standup comics to discuss funny relationship stories.
 
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live DJ and dancing 


LAKEVIEW EAST FASHION & BEAUTY GUIDE

Lakeview East has everything you need to spruce up your look for any season! From an array of salons and spas, to fashion and eyewear retailers, you'll be sure to find the perfect style that is uniquely you. After pampering yourself, you'll be within walking distance of lakefront parks, theaters, Wrigley Field, a wealth of restaurants and spectacular nightlife. Indulge in all that Lakeview East has to offer today!


INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT WITH THE LAKEVIEW EAST FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS?

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to join our Festival of the Arts Committee. The Festival takes place in September and we are looking for people to help with the creative planning process. We are also looking for volunteers for the day of the Festival. If you're interested in volunteering, please email fotavolunteer@gmail.com.

 
W E L C O M N EWESMEMBE R S

Deuce's & The Diamond Club, which boasts a reclaimed and industrial interior, offers guests an unparalleled dining experience in Wrigleyville. Unique features include private and semi-private event space, an outdoor patio with private cabanas, a reflecting fountain feature and a second-level dining lounge. With a wide selection of gourmet burgers, craft beers and aged whiskeys, D&D is a home run for any type of crowd or event. 



 CASEY MORAN'S

Casey Moran's is located near the corner of Waveland Avenue and Clark Street. They are Wrigleyville's premier sports bar! Bringing you high-definition signal into their thirty 52" plasma-screen TVs, there's not a bad seat in the house to watch your favorite teams. Casey Moran's also boasts six fully stocked bars, a beer garden with a retractable roof, an upper level VIP lounge and an Ivy Lounge Rooftop! 

THRIVENT FINANCIAL

Contact Micah Ballew at micah.ballew@thrivent.com or by calling: 414-460-5939. 
SUPERCUTS LAKEVIEW EAST

3160 N. Broadway St.
Hours: 9am - 9pm
Phone: 773-935-5252



E V E N T S
SIDETRACK DOG DAY AFTERNOON
HOW TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND EAT HEALTHY

Ms. Silva of Senior Options Consulting  shall be speaking on the subject  HOW TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE  AND EAT HEALTHY  at the Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln on Monday, September 18 at 10am.
You're invited to the Herradura Double Reposado Tequila Dinner at Cesar's on Clark on August 17th from 7 - 10pm. The night will feature Herradura Brand Ambassador Adam Melbreth, as he educates on the various expressions of Herradura. Click here for more details or to purchase a ticket!
LGBTQ JOB FAIR

Windy City Times is hosting Werq Chicago on September 29th. They are seeking businesses, nonprofits and schools to participate in this job fair, bringing with them a range of job offerings, from entry-level to more experienced individuals. 
MOVIES IN THE PARK - SING!

Located near the corner of School Street and Seminary Avenue.  The movies air at dusk, so when the sun goes down, the movie starts rolling. If it gets rained out, the movie will be aired one day later, same time, same place.
WONDER WAGON

Head to Weisman Park on Sunday, August 13 from 1-2pm for a performance from the Wonder Wagon. The Wonder Wagon is a mobile performance site which brings experimental, interdisciplinary puppetry to public spaces across the city. 

Join Cram Fashion on Thursday, August 10th for their 2017 Market Days Party! The night starts at 8pm with complimentary cocktails and a live DJ. Meet the Owner of Silberfuchs NYC and purchase an exclusive Market Days T-shirt! They will be donating 10% of the nights sales to Chicago House and every purchase enters you in the raffle!


 
D E A L S P R O M O T I O N S
KANELA'S "LOLLAPALOMA"
COCKTAIL SPECIAL
  • Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6
  • $9 drink special
In honor of Lollapalooza weekend, all Kanela Breakfast Club locations will offer a special "Lollapaloma" cocktail. The $9 peach-infused paloma is mixed with tequila, fresh squeezed peach and grapefruit juices.
FREE WRAP AT MUSCLE MAKER GRILL
 
Enjoy a free wrap at Muscle Maker Grill between July 5th and August 2nd. Mention this ad or coupon code 215.
 
Additions or substitutions are extra. Not valid on delivery.

Haven't dined with Bridget McNeill's before? Now is the perfect opportunity! Join their  mailing list  and get 50% your next visit! 

 
GOVERNMENT 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.
   
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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