November 21 , 2019

For a full list of local Thanksgiving hours, specials and promotions CLICK HERE

Giver's Gift

Shop local this holiday season! Collect $300 worth of receipts from Lakeview East merchants and receive a $50 gift card. See flyer above for more details.
The community is mourning the loss of a dear friend and business owner, Gus Mavragnes from Stella's Diner, who passed away on October 30th. Gus was more than just a caring business owner, he was a friend to us all with the biggest heart for Lakeview and those who lived, worked and visited our neighborhood. He knew everyone that passed by the diner and their kids! Our thoughts and love are with his family during this so difficult time as Gus gets his wings in heaven and finds his latest hot rod to leave a little bit of smoke behind.

The funeral mass for Gus will be Sunday, December 15th at 3:30pm at  St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Chicago. 615 W. Wellington.

We miss Gus dearly and ask you to join us in celebrating his life and all he's done for the Lakeview East Community.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony     
Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce for our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on  Tuesday, December 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m . Enjoy complimentary hot drinks, a live ice carving demo, a caroling quartet, photos with Santa and more!

This event is FREE and open to the public to enjoy!
Holiday Extravaganza & Treat Stroll!
Support local merchants! Lakeview East makes is easy to shop this holiday seasons by offering a one day discount on local gift cards that are accepted at 185+ businesses. Plus, join us for the annual Holiday Treat Stroll!

Purchase gift cards from
12 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th for 25% off! You can stop in either Chamber office (3138 N.Broadway, OR 3208 N. Sheffield) to purchase, or purchase online here

Stop by local businesses and sample holiday treats from 12 - 4 p.m. on Saturday December 7th. Check before the event for a map of participating businesses.
The 2019-2020 Private Event Space Guide is now available!

Ready to book your holiday party? Browse the interactive Lakeview Private Event Space Guide online  here  and find the perfect location for your next special event.
Holiday Pop-Ups in the News!

Houndstooth Saloon                                      Graystone Tavern

#TBOX2019, the 24th Annual 12 Bars of Xmas, is coming to Wrigleyville on Saturday, December 14! Click Here to Get your Tickets today & use code LVE to save $5!

#TBOX is Chicago's Very Own, Original, World's Largest, Longest-Running Holiday Bar Crawl, and a Portion of All Tickets Sold will benefit the Lakeview East Community Partnership. The Fun Starts at 9AM with a performance from Hairbanger's Ball and attendees will be treated to all-day excitement with more performances by UltraBeat, Stache, and All Day Karaoke!
Attendees are treated to free breakfast buffets, contests, awesome giveaways, fantastic drink specials, $12 of Gift Certificates to use during the crawl, fun photo ops and more!
PLUS, Entry into all the Wrigleyville Holiday pop-ups is INCLUDED with your TBOX ticket! Don't miss out on this Bucket-List Chicago Experience, December 14 in Wrigleyville!  


Still Christmas Tree Shopping? Love the idea of a REAL tree? Ivy's Christmas Trees is local and carries some of the most beautiful real trees you can get! Located at 1013 W. Roscoe, the trees are from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!
 Hourly Wage Rates

The City Council passed an amendment for hourly wage for tipped and non-tipped employees at this week's City Council meeting.  The tip credit remains in place and a tipped employee will be paid $8.40 in July, 2020. Please read the updated amendment here.
Façade Rebate Program

  Update the façade of your building with the help of the Façade Rebate Program. Eligible projects within the SSA territories can receive up to $6,000 or 60% in funds for improvements.

Read here for more information and to fill out the application. 

For questions, please contact Felix Quintiliani Or call 773.348.8608.

3127 N. Broadway - Pop-Up Experience

Nearly a 100 Years of Fannie May® - A Success Story
The first Fannie May retail store was opened by H. Teller Archibald in 1920 at 11 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago. Throughout the years Fannie May has developed candies that often become the center of many family and holiday traditions. Beginning with only a handful of confections, today Fannie May makes over 100 different confections and continues to develop new and innovative flavor profiles for our customers. Quality has always been the driving force behind the making of Fannie May chocolates. 

948 W. Newport

A new smoothie shop located in the heart of Wrigleyville! Each smoothie is jam packed with delicious, healthy ingredients sure to make for a great treat or even meal replacement. Fun Fact: each is also named after a Chicago train line!

BONUS: They now have Espresso and are giving it out for free until Sunday! Go get some ASAP!

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny - 2901 N. Clark
Dance on Broadway  -3168 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W Belmont Ave
Everbrook Academy- 538 W. Diversey Pkwy
Coco's Wonderland  - 3535 N. Broadway
Taco Bell  - 3001 N. Broadway
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship Still Available
The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are still available for sponsorship. Banners are located on Broadway, Clark, Belmont, Addison and Diversey. Chamber members and local businesses have the opportunity to sponsor new banners or renew your current banner sponsorship at a discounted rate. 

Wrigleyville Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $500 each
- Non-Members - $1,000 each

Surrounding Lakeview East Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $250 each
- Non-Members - $400 each

Please contact our office for more information  by calling 773-348-8608.
Storefront Opportunities

Are you or anyone you know, looking to move their business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.

Mayor Lightfoot's Plan for Congestion

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has recently released her plan for city wide traffic congestion, adding a premium to ride sharing trips in and from the downtown area.

Read her plan here.

Construction has begun for the five year phase of the RPM project.  To find out more about this project please visit the RPM website hereThe modernization project has many steps, and it is important to know when and how you or your business may be affected.  Sign up for construction impact alerts in your community  here
ChibizHub is an online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers.
19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Thursday, December 5th from 6:30pm-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1915
Location:  Uptown Buena Library

Monday, December 9th from 6:30pm-7:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 & 35
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00pm-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  Click here to view the workshop schedule for the first and last Wednesday in December.

Welcome to the Belmont Theater District - Chicago's Largest Theater District

Just minutes from downtown in Chicago's Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. 

From world-class theater to Chicago-style comedy and everything in between, there's always a seat waiting for you at the 100+ shows playing every week in the Belmont Theater District-Chicago's largest theater district.

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