April 24, 2019
Calling all Vendors & Volunteers!

Interested in being a vendor at the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival, Memorial Day weekend? We have special pricing available for Lakeview East Chamber members!

We're also in need of volunteers to welcome people into the festival and work the gates! Contact us if interested and learn how you can raise money for the charity of your choice!

Please contact [email protected] for more information and to lock down your spot at one of the best music festivals in Chicago.
Summer Festival Opportunities

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
The time to sign up for the Belmont Sheffield Music Fest is here! The dates for this event are May 25th and 26th. This popular Memorial Day weekend fest takes place on Sheffield Avenue between Belmont and Roscoe St. , just steps from the Belmont El station.  There are vendor and sponsorship opportunities available.

PRIDE Parade
The Pride Parade is June 30th this year AND it's the 50th anniversary. Sponsorship opportunities are now available: have members on the float with us, and walkers with the float handing out promotions of your brand and services. Sponsors also have their logo on our float, along with other opportunities to promote!

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Preparations for the Premier Arts Festival in Chicago have started! We are calling all interested vendors and potential sponsors to sign up or contact us to be part of the 15th year. This year's event is on September 14th to the 15th on Broadway street between Belmont and Hawthorne.  The Festival showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more.

For more information about these events contact Gilberto Guadalupe at 
or call 773.348.8608.
Summer Sanitation Workshops

We have partnered again this year with the Northalsted Business Alliance to offer Restaurant Managers Training and Summer Sanitation Classes to our local bars and restaurants. The SafeDining Association will be teaching the classes on both Wednesday, April 24th and Wednesday, May 29th. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis. 

You can view more information, here and register using the links below.

Sidewalk Cafe Permits
Warm weather is here, which means it's time for sidewalk cafes! If you are a business in need of your sidewalk cafe permit, here is your application information package .

For questions, please contact Felix Quintiliani at [email protected] or call 773.348.8608.
Façade Rebate Program

  Spring cleaning in a big way? 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 Kate McKenna (SSA #17) [email protected] or Felix Quintiliani (SSA #8) [email protected]. Or call 773.348.8608.
Clark Street /Cubs Event Parking and Monthlys

Customer Parking for events and employees, 24/7, safe, secure, and benefiting the Lakeview East Community Partnership.

Contact Kate McKenna [email protected] for more information regarding rates and monthly specials.
Public Art Program

Want to help spearhead the public arts initiative in Lakeview East?

Partner with the Lakeview East Public Art Program to bring one of a kind mural works to the community area. Donate your space to become the newest canvas here in Lakeview East.
Contact Kate McKenna [email protected] to get involved today.

The Lakeview Supper Club is now on Facebook and Instagram! Like and follow us to stay in the know of all Lakeview Supper Club happenings!
Upcoming Lakeview Supper Club Events 
Not a Lakeview Supper Club member? Membership is just $10/annually and gets you access to 3 exclusive dining events a month in Lakeview restaurants. Join today and receive the passwords to purchase your tickets to the events above!

What's better than BBQ and live music? How about the fact that it's in Wrigleyville?!

We'll be at Smoke Daddy BBQ - Wrigleyville for some good ole' family style BBQ next Tuesday, April 30th. Lakeview Supper Club members will get a chance to converse and enjoy a deliciously packed meal along with two alcoholic beverages. The meal includes Jalapeno Beer Cheese Dip and Chips, Deviled Eggs, Burnt Ends, Wrightwood Salas, Pork, Brisket, and Chicken Sliders, Chicago Style Spare Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Smoked Pit Beans, Smores Bites, and Key Lime Bites!

Member Spotlight
Bill Barth

Aurelio's Pizza Wrigleyville's Community Relations superstar, Bill Barth, has always had a strong love for pizza and Italian food. When he just was 18 years old he began working in his Father's pizzeria, back home in Minnesota.  Several years later, he moved to Chicago and continued his love for working in the food business at Spiaggia, one of Chicago's most famous, award-winning, and fine-dining Italian restaurants.  

Fast forward 40+ years and he's a staple figure at Aurelio's Pizza Wrigleyville. In just a year since they opened, Bill has helped Aurelio's develop a large presence in the neighborhood, in part because of his own vibrant personality and love for local community. It was a no-brainer for him to be at another pizza establishment 40 years after he started at his father's.

Aurelio's has been a South Side staple since 1959.  Their location at 3801 N. Clark is the first Aurelio's franchise on the North Side.  "Since opening last May we have had so many patrons tell us how happy it has made them as they are now able to get the pizza they grew up on" Bill says.

Need a place to watch your Chicago Cubs and other favorite teams? They have 25 TV's so they are able to have multiple sporting functions on.
This year they are adding a sidewalk cafe plus a patio with fireplace; total  seating 100 people!  Perfect for large private functions.

Make sure to stop by soon for some great Chicago South Side pizza and meet the man himself!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email [email protected].
Fred's Wrigleyville Garage & Auto Repair
With a friendly "customer first" attitude, Fred's provides quality auto repair and maintenance for all makes and models of domestic and foreign automobiles. Located at 3848 N. Clark.


 Michelin's Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant serving Nepalese and Indian cuisine since 2010 and expanding to Lakeview around late 2020 at 1039 W. Belmont.
The first mobile pop-up truck in Chicago with handmade works by local artists.

Blink & Polish Nails Salon
Located at 3228 N. Broadway.  Blink & Polish specializes in natural nails so there is no acrylic odor. There is also a Lash and Brows bar that offers facial waxing and Lash lifts. 

Body Brite Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

We will be celebrating the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Body Brite (2949 N. Broadway) on Friday, May 3rd at 3:30pm. There will be complimentary organic mini facials for all as well as wine, beer, kombucha, and snacks!

Johnson's Real Ice Cream Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join us for an ice cream celebration at Johnson's Real Ice Cream  (2951 N. Broadway) on Saturday, May 4th at 12pm. We'll be taking pictures, and eating lots of sweet treats!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison
Stone Creek Coffee - 939 W. Belmont 
Taste of New York Bagels & Deli 3268 N. Clark
Cargo Food Authority - 1027 W. Addison
Maddon's Post -  1119 W. Waveland
BodyBrite - 2949 N. Broadway
Devil Dawgs  - 945 W. Belmont
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 Kate McKenna for more information at  [email protected]  or 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.
Restrictive Employee Scheduling Ordinance 
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce attended the Workforce Development Committee in opposition to the restrictive scheduling ordinance.  Many business sectors were represented by hospitals, hotel and hospitality industry, IRMA, IRA and employees opposing the original proposed ordinance.  There has been a compromise with the Coalition and IL Restaurant Association that will exempt restaurants  with 250 employees AND 30 locations worldwide as well as  Franchisees (regardless of whether they are a restaurant) if they have less than 5 locations worldwide.  The Committee deferred the meeting until May 20 th for more discussion and possible amendments.  You can learn more about Work Your Way here.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce testified at the License Committee this week to support an amendment to for an exemption for businesses located 100 feet of a place of worship or school to be able to obtain a liquor license without having to amend the State law and wait months for the Governor to sign the amendment.  This process is a determent to start-up businesses and will still need the approval from local churches and schools as part of the approval process.  The State will still regulate the liquor licensee and the only difference is the process is streamlined so it does not cause a financial burden on businesses.  The Chamber worked with State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and Alderman Tom Tunney to make SB2436 a home rule. The proposed amendment passed in Committee and will be presented at the next City Council meeting.
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:

Wednesday, May 1st from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 24, & 25
Location:  19th District Police

Tuesday, May 7th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Monday, May 13th from 7:00-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1932
Location:  New Life Church

Tuesday, May 14th from 6:30-7:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1933
Location:  Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  

Upcoming Events:

Yoga to Release Trauma
Saturday,  April 27th
Noon-2:00 pm
Set Your Spring Intentions
Friday, May 3rd
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Reiki III Master Training
Saturday,  May 18th
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat
June 21-23, 2019

  Room 13

T opAct Events presents a unique laugh-out-loud improv comedy experience, where guests will have the chance to participate! Come join us at  Room 13, Old Chicago Inn's very own Prohibition era-inspired speakeasy, for a night of improv comedy, inspired from the 1920s.

This event will take you back to an era filled with flappers, mobsters, darb cocktails, and slang that will make you wonder if bees really have knees! Guests will have the opportunity to play along as we journey into this fascinating era.

Pancake Cafe is offering 2 menu items for the price of 1 on drinks and food after Cubs home games for those who show them this ad!
Join Unabridged Bookstore for the fifth annual Indie 
Bookstore  Day this Saturday, April 27th from 9am-7pm.

 As every year, everything in the store will be 10% off all  day. The first 25 customers will receive a complimentary Unabridged  Bookstore coffee mug: $8.99 value! (the first of its kind!). 40% off on autographed copies (one  day only!) including Steven Rowley's new book, THE EDITOR.  

Also, the first 10 customers buying a kids book will receive a Dragons Love Tacos Plus Toy (Value of $5.99), with free stickers for the kids all  day long.  We will also have homemade cookies by local baker, Ben Gooding.  Finally, every customer that day will receive a 10% off coupon good during the month of May.

We're also rolling out our partnership Libro.fm to bring you a selection of free audiobooks when you sign up for an account. Stay tuned for more!

Dimo's Pizz a 's April special is "Mother of Dragons" to celebrate Game of Thrones! With a marinara, harissa, merguez (a North African beef sausage), blistered shishitos, and feta.

Game of Thrones is back and  Shake Shack is bringing you an exclusive GOT menu for a limited time.
The Dragonglass Shake is spun with minted white chocolate frozen custard topped with shards of Dragonglass imported from the caves of Dragonstone.
Fiery hot, the Dracarys Burger features a double Monterey Jack cheeseburger topped with bacon + Dracarys sauce. Here until May 19th!



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