3/1/2018
 
HEADLINES
The Lakeview Soup Walk is a neighborhood celebration of restaurant soups paired with retail locations. On this heart-healthy walking tour, participants discover the unique shopping experiences of Chicago's Lakeview district while they warm up sampling fresh and savory soups along the way.

This year's 15 locations stretch from Broadway to Northalsted to Clark Street. The soup walk is FREE, great exercise and a delicious journey of discovery!

Click here for more information on our Facebook event

Restaurant pairings:

2018 Lakeview East Annual Meeting 

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce held their 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at The Cubby Bear. Over 150 business owners and members of the community attended to network with each other and learn about our 2017 successes, Lakeview developments, and future plans for 2018! Tanya Triche of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association joined us as our guest speaker. We also introduced our new 2018 Board of Directors. A big thank you again to our 2017 staff, Board of Directors, SSA #8 & #17 Commissioners for all of their time and dedication.  Click here to check out our Annual Meeting Video

Congratulations to Our 2017 Award Winners:
Taboo Tabou - Socially Savvy
HLSA Inc. - Community Service
The Gundis - Best New Restaurant
PR Italian Bistro - Best Outdoor Cafe
Foursided - Vibrant Visuals
Pick Me Up Cafe - Neighborhood Gem
Rizzo's Bar & Inn - Best New Bar
Maison Marcel - Best New Bakery
Japanese Culture Center - Community Partner
CRAM Fashion - Best Retail
Bar Pastoral - Best Brunch
Uncommon Ground - Best Farm to Table
Galdina Santos, Cafe L'Appetito - Customer Service Award
Sushi+ Rotary Sushi Bar - Creative Concept 
Aloha Poke Co. - Best Quick Eats
The Park at Wrigley Ice Rink - Best New Community Attraction

Special Recognition:
Juliana Montebello-Roman - for her work on the Sheridan Station Cooridoe, Juliana is the owner of PR Italian Bistro
BELMONT SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION

Dear Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Member,

We are currently accepting applications for the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival that will happen on May 26-27th. If you would like to be a food vendor or exhibitor for merchandise, please fill out the following applications:

food vendor

small business merchant exhibitor

We are offering our members a special rate to participate in this popular event that kicks off the summer festival season. We hope you will be able to join us! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email 
info@lakevieweast.com  or call us at 773-348-8608
SHEFFIELD WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT

The Sheffield Watermain replacement project is underway along Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe, 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. Throughout the construction process traffic flow will be compromised but you will always be able to reach your home or business. No parking for the entirety of the construction zone will be in effect on weekdays from approximately 7am - 4pm. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns they can be directed to the following:

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

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

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. 

Red-Purple Bypass Project
As part of the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program, CTA will construct a Red-Purple Bypass north of the Belmont Station to eliminate a bottleneck that prevents CTA from adding more trains.
Click here to read about the RPM Bypass Project
 
WELCOME NEWEST 
CHAMBER MEMBERS!
HVAC PUB

HVAC Pub is a pizza pub and live music venue located in the heart of Wrigleyville. The chef-driven pizza menu at HVAC pub features both red and white varieties, with original recipes such as the "Graceland" and the "House Slice". In addition to pizza, Heating & Cooling offers a small selection of appetizers and salads, and large selection of can and draft beers. HVAC is a partnership between Restaurateur Adolfo Garcia and the  hospitality group represented by Carmen Rossi. The concept for HVAC Pub is a combination of Adolfo's love of café racers and Carmen's passion for vinyl music and the recording era.
FITNESS 19

Fitness 19 was founded by fitness industry veterans who believed that the traditional health club model wasn't meeting the needs of most people. The result is a simple fitness club concept - an extremely affordable, family-friendly facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and free weight equipment. Convenience is so important in everyday life. Shouldn't your gym be convenient to you? Head in and workout at Fitness 19 in Lakeview East. They provide a safe, quality environment for you and your whole family. Let them help you achieve your fitness goals, right in your neighborhood. 

OLD CROW SMOKEHOUSE

Founded in 2013 in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, this country venue can be described as the ultimate blend of home cooking and a lively saloon. Executive Chef Tony Scruggs describes the Old Crow style of BBQ as "Chicago Style" in which he blends the best of the main BBQ styles found in the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City and Texas to create a truly unique experience. Old Crow Smokehouse  is located a block and a half away from historic Wrigley Field and is 10,000 sq. ft. in size consisting of a main room with seating of over 250 and featuring two bars on opposite walls. The space also possesses a 180 sq. ft. stage with backlit jumbo screen; perfect for hosting private events. Features include Chicago's largest retractable roof, retractable doors on the front of the building, and an alluring smell emanating from the smoker so you can feel the energy as you walk into the building.
OSMIUM COFFEE BAR
DARK MATTER COFFEE

Osmium Coffee Bar is a Dark Matter Coffee location at 1117 W. Belmont Ave - head over to try their delicious coffee in a uniquely painted environment, or enjoy a cup of coffee out on the patio when the weather is nice. Dark Matter Coffee adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on trace-ability, innovation  and social responsibility.
Sustainability and fair business practices are very important to them. While aligning with organizations like Fair Trade Alliance, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ, help to ensure fair practices, they have also created direct partnerships with farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. This sourcing transparency yields fair business practices and unparalleled quality control, a difference that can be tasted in every cup.
 SVN Chicago Commercial Real Estate 

From the first day it lists a property, the SVN ORGANIZATION of affiliates is the only brokerage firm that markets all properties on a national basis to a 100,000-strong brokerage and investment community.  Because of its national reach that includes primary, secondary and tertiary markets, the SVN Organization excels at seamlessly locating investment options on behalf of clients across the country while leveraging the power of all brokers - even those with competing firms.  Unlike most brokerage firms, everything that the SVN ORGANIZATION does is designed to achieve better results for real estate investors.
Raila PC Property Tax Appeals

Raila & Associates, P.C. is a woman-owned professional services corporation. The Firm is composed of attorneys experienced at conducting property research and representing clients before administrative appeal agencies.

They are supported by residential and commercial case analysts, paralegals and real estate brokers on staff. When required or recommended, the law firm can also refer other professionals, like appraisers, who can help advance the prospects for tax relief with clients who are property owners, managers and tenants to achieve tax relief.



Lakeview Trade has recently joined the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce as a new member! Owner, Aiday, offers financial business consulting for small to medium-sized businesses in the Lakeview East area. Her services include financial planning and analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting and more. To contact her, call 713-201-3023 or email aiday.luckett@lakeviewtrade.com. Visit her website at www.lakeviewtrade.com for more information!

 
We have exciting news!  We have moved!
 
On Monday, February 12, we opened the doors to our brand new office at 1333 W. Belmont Ave., Suite 310. Our phone numbers and emails will remain the same, and we continue to accept new patients.
 
We invite you to discover all of the fantastic new features of our recently updated website - quick links to medication doses and detailed information for parents under the sections Is your child sick?, The Medical Library and the Visual Symptom Checker.
 
In our new space, we will offer CPR and other classes for families and caregivers. Please sign up for one of the next 3 CPR classes on our website, www.LakeviewPediatrics.net or at our front desk. 


 
NEIGHBORHOOD 
DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS
WATCH THE OSCARS AT 
UNCOMMON GROUND
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
CHEF'S TABLE SERIES AT

Join PR Italian Bistro on March 15th at 7pm for the 2nd in their Chef's Table series. Chef Stefano will create a multi-course, multi-tasting dinner featuring pastas and preparations most outside of Italy have never seen. Regional Italian wines will be paired throughout, including a pasta dessert. $55 per person. Limited seating available. 


Join Yoga Body Elements for some great upcoming events: 

Winter Waters Yoga & Painting Session - Friday, March 2nd from 7pm - 9:15pm

Yoga and Ice Cream - Wednesday, March 7th from 6pm - 8pm

Live Music Restorative Yoga - Friday, March 9th from 7pm - 9pm
NATIONAL MACARON DAY - March 20th

Vanille Patisserie invites all Chicagoans to celebrate National Macaron Day and the first day of spring with proceeds supporting Special Olympics Chicago. On Tuesday, March 20 stop into one of Vanille's four patisserie locations and purchase any item including delicious mousse cakes, luscious tarts, handmade chocolates, Stud Muffin cupcakes, freshly baked croissants, the popular French macarons and more. Vanille will donate 10-percent of all in-store and online sales on National Macaron Day to the organization that offers athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Chicago.
Central Lakeview Neighbors - Wine Tasting
Sunday, April 8th from 2-5pm
 
Taboo Tabou  - Spring Cleaning Sale

As Taboo Tabou gets ready for spring, they have a lot of lingerie and corsets market down to just $10! Plus $25 dresses that will totally make you ready for summer! Many other styles are marked down with 60% off. Stop in the shop before they are all gone! 

 
St. Patrick's Day
DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS
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