Chicago Cubs Home Opening Day - Monday, April 9th

CHICAGO -- The Cubs announced their 2018 regular-season schedule, and they will open the season tomorrow in Miami against the Marlins on March 29. The Cubs' home opener will be played on April 9th against the Pirates at Wrigley Field. 
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Bonus Round Cafe - Friday, March 30th @ 1:30pm

Join the Chamber as we welcome and celebrate the opening of Bonus Round Cafe, located at 3230 N. Clark Street, this Friday at 1:30pm. Bonus Round Game Café is a place where guests won't feel judged for their lack of knowledge or skills, instead they come to our café for a little fun and encouragement. Stop by to check out their library of over 300 board games. 

Saturday, May 26th:
NOON - Pearl Jam Tribute
2:00pm - Santeria (Sublime Tribute)
4:00pm - 'Stache 
6:00pm - Trippin Billies 
8:00pm - Wedding Banned

Sunday, May 27th:
NOON- Hello Weekend
2:00pm - LOUDERNOW
3:45pm - 97Nine
6:00pm - Run Forrest Run 
8:00pm - Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!

Hotel Zachary -  3600 N Clark Street
Dutch & Docs -  Located in hotel Zachary
West Town Bakery and Tap  Located in hotel Zachary
Mordecai  Located in hotel Zachary
Big Star  Located in hotel Zachary
The Smoke Daddy  Located in hotel Zachary
McDonald's  Located in hotel Zachary

Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap -  1101 W. Waveland 
Slice of Cheesie's - 964 W. Belmont
The Wheelhouse Hotel - 3475 N. Clark  
Union Full Board3475 N. Clark (Opening inside The Wheelhouse Hotel)
Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream - 3657 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Pancake Cafe -  3805 N. Broadway
Eggsperience -  3233 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Okashi  820 W. Belmont NOW OPEN!
Bonus Round Cafe -  3230 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Get in the Kitchen Cooking Parties -  3617 N. Broadway
Aurelio's Pizza -  3801 N. Clark
Skyline Window Coverings - Hunter Douglas  - 3423 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!

Norman Distribution

Norman Distribution is a Full-Service DSD Distribution Company specializing in Better-for-you? Snack, Beverage, and Grocery Products. We service thousands of retailers across the Midwest among several classes of trade including supermarkets, independent retailers, convenience stores, drug chains, food service, hospitality, fitness, on-premise accounts, vending and more!


W82 (formerly Windward Boardshop) is Chicago's original boardshop founded in 1982 located in Chicago's lakeview neighborhood. We stock a wide selection of snowboarding, skateboarding, longboarding, swimwear, footwear, apparel and accessories and combine that with a team of knowledgeable gear specialists that will make sure you find the right gear for your unique adventures. Our longstanding experience in the industry and leading edge approach to customer service will change the way you think about a boardshop. 


OKASHI is now open at 820 W. Belmont Ave, and is open Tuesday-Sunday. OKASHI uses only the freshest ingredients for all of their products. OKASHI features rolled ice cream, gluten free gelato, homemade crepes, drinks and more. 
 Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is finally scooping all your favorite flavors in Lakeview East / Wrigleyville, located at 3657 N. Clark Street! This location has been years in the making, designed specifically for the neighborhood with custom bleacher style seating and just steps away from Wrigley Field. Join Jeni and the Wrigleyville team next Thursday night at 7pm for free ice cream at their grand opening party! The first 50 people in line will receive a swag bag.  

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Don't forget our delicious passed appetizers, cheese and charcuterie, spreads and crudite trays for your Easter and Passover celebrations!
Lark Chicago
Peep our brunch menu at larkchicago.com/brunch & make your reservations soon - it's about to be a hoppin' Sunday Funday! ��������
Yoga Body Elements - 1 Month unlimited Yoga Pack and 60 minute massage OR Reiki Session
Mia Francesca's -
Easter Dinner Menu
Windy City Sweets - Pick up all your favorite Easter & Passover sweets and gift baskets!
Stan's Donuts - Pastel-glazed Peep donuts are available for the week! Pick some up between now and Sunday, April 1.
Brazilian Bowl -
Brazilian Easter Eggs now available, imported right from Brazil!
Broadway United - Passover Seder 
The Bagel - Will be Open for normal Business Hours for Passover!
Blush Boutique - Trunk Show on May 12th
Chicago Doomed and Stoned Festival 2018
Buena Vista - Taco Tuesday Special, every Tuesday from 5-10pm enjoy all your favorite tacos for just $2 each. Cheers to #TacoTuesday!

Ingmar James Salon - B.Y.O.B.B.B. Party on Wednesday, April 4th
The Leigh Gallery - Celebrating 13 years!
All of Sharon Stelter's Stoneware Sculptures are 10% off when you mention this ad!
We have a fun selection of Stelter's wonderful, one-of-a-kind animal sculptures!

Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios
 Celebrating 15 years on Clark Street! Mention "15 on Clark" through April, and you'll receive 15% off any Cubs Image in stock. All by Chicago Artist and owner: Nancie King Mertz
On the first Sunday in May the Chicago Police hold the St. Jude Parade in memory of fallen officers who were serving in the line of duty. The 19th District Steering Committee provides a breakfast at the 19th District for all the staff after the parade on Sunday May 6, 2018. At this time we are asking for your support with a financial donation for this breakfast which is catered. Any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated to help support this breakfast. Please mail any checks payable to the 19th District Steering Committee, P.O. Box 579177, Chicago, Illinois 60657. All donors will be acknowledged at the breakfast. 
Government & Business Affairs

The Diversey Watermain replacement project is underway along Diversey from Clark to Sheffield, in accordance with Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's Building a New Chicago Infrastructure Investment Program. The construction is slated to be complete by mid-March 2018 with restoration following in mid-April of 2018. If you would like to receive regular email updates about the progress of the project, please go to buildinganewchicago.org to register for the WaterALERT program. Please submit Project #1801020. Throughout the construction process traffic flow will be compromised but you will always be able to reach your home or business. 

IF the Water Department shuts down the water and issues a WATER BOIL order, you will need to follow the plan of operation you submitted to the Health Department.  Please find the form here.

In roughly two weeks (Week of April, 9-13), NPL will make a source connection which will have an impact on water availability. The water will be shut off for an estimated 4-8 hours starting around 9 am.  Another connection will be planned for two weeks after the initial shut off. Please note, all dates are tentative based on construction. 

City Service and Information Line: 311
44 Ward Office: 773-525-6034
DMW Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635

2018 Sidewalk Cafe Permits

Click the link below to download and start your 2018 Sidewalk Cafe Permits. The 2018 sidewalk café season, began on March 1st and ends on December 1st, so the earlier you apply the sooner you can use your outdoor cafe. Please contact the chamber if you need any assistance

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Centers offers FREE classes and workshops all year long. Click here to view the workshop schedule for Wednesdays and Fridays in March. 

Upcoming classes:
Wednesday, April 4th - City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers
Friday, April 6th  - Marketing Essentials For Small Businesses: Strategy VS. Tactics
Wednesday, April 11th - Funding Options for your Small Business
Friday, April 13th  - Wealth Building Tactics for Small Business Owners
Chicago Sign Ordinance  

Please note the recent changes to the  City of Chicago's Sign Ordinance.  This went into effect on January 2, 2018. These changes were made possible by the Small Business Advocacy Council and the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce with our sister organizations.

 Click here to read more about the new sign ordinance



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