October 24, 2018
2018 Halloween Hoopla

This upcoming Sunday, October 28th is our  Annual Halloween Hoopla at Nettelhorst School. Join us from  11am-2pm as we'll have 
free family fun, candy and treats, Halloween bags, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painters, balloonists, and games! Then stick around the neighborhood for local business trick-or-treating from 2pm-5pm!
Byline Bank Awards Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken $10,000!

Congratulations to Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken for winning the Byline Bank, It Pays to Bank Local contest! As Chicagoland's favorite small business, Ms. T's won $10,000! We are so proud to have Tia and her business in the Lakeview East neighborhood. Make sure to stop by for their famous fried chicken and give your congrats!
Early Voting

Early voting began this week in Chicago for the 2018 November 6th General Election. If you are located in the 44th Ward, you can vote at the John Merlo Library (644 W Belmont), leading up to election day.

Dates & Hours:
Mon, Oct 22 - Sat, Oct 27: 9 am-5 pm 
   Sun, Oct 28: 10 am-4 pm
   Mon, Oct 29 - Fri, Nov 2: 9 am-7 pm 
   Sat, Nov 3: 9 am-5 pm
   Sun, Nov 4: 10 am-4 pm
   Mon, Nov 5: 9 am-5 pm

For more locations please visit the Board of Election Commissioners website here.

Member Spotlight
Jesus Villanueva and Gerard Sanchez

Jesus Villanueva and Gerard Sanchez are the founders and owners of Yoggic Yoga Center at  3110 N Sheffield Avenue, in  Lakeview.

They moved to Chicago last summer from Houston, to make their dream of owning their own business come true. Their passion for yoga, and years of personal practice led them to open a yoga studio.  They both spent many years in Corporate America, until they decided to do "their own thing," and they couldn't be happier, and they haven't looked back!

Gerard is an engineer by trade and loves solving problems! In his spare time he loves gardening, working with wood, practicing yoga and running. 

Jesus loves to travel, foreign languages, and practicing yoga - he recently started a daily Ashtanga practice. Jesus is also a runner, having completed 6 marathons!

Come meet these guys at the studio! Stop by for a class, or just to say hi. They'd love to meet you!

Yoggic Yoga Center is a space where everyone is welcome. A place where yoga is made accessible, and not scary. A place where people experience breakthroughs!
Yoggic offers heated and non-heated classes, along with Restorative and Yin yoga. There is something for everyone at this beautiful studio!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email sammi@lakevieweast.com.

Get Me in the Kitchen (3617 N. Broadway) hosts cooking parties, classes, and fun private events for any occasion. The author of the "Get in the Kitchen!" Cookbook Series brings his expertise to the classroom in Chicago for a night of cooking, game and general hilarity!

Lakeview Smiles (851 W. Belmont) is one of the premiere leaders in Chicago dentistry providing both family and cosmetic dentistry. All of the professionals at Lakeview Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Schedule your complimentary consultation today by calling (773)-993-1254.

Union Full Board is located at 3473 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, just steps away from Wrigley Field, and adjacent to the Wheelhouse Hotel. Headed by Chef/Partner Vince DiBattista the food program showcases the signature Detroit-style Pizza of Evanston's beloved Union Pizzeria along with a wide variety of small plates and entrees with a focus on local and organic producers.

Tinker to Evers (3473. N Clark)  is tucked discretely below Union Full Board, where guests will find an elevated alternative to the area's ubiquitous sports pubs and beer bars, with an upscale, speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, playfully named Tinker to Evers after the famous Cubs poem written by Franklin Pierce Adams.

The Wheelhouse Hotel, Union Full Board, & Tinker to Evers Grand Opening

We had a blast at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Wheelhouse Hotel in Wrigleyville. Union Full Board and Tinker to Evers joined us as well - they are located directly in the hotel! There was plenty of delicious Detroit style pizza, tasty craft cocktails, and the best atmosphere and decor. Keep Wheelhouse in mind for future hotel needs!
Bombay Wraps Grand Opening

The Bombay Wraps Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was nothing short of yummy. Thank you to everyone that stopped by last Friday for free samosas and smoothies AND a free wrap for the first 50 people. Make sure to stop by Bombay Wraps soon for a great lunch or dinner! We are so happy to have them in Lakeview East (and directly across from the Chamber office), lucky us!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Bombay Wraps - 3149 1/2 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
The Wheelhouse Hotel - 3475 N. Clark  NOW OPEN!
Union Full Board - 3475 N. Clark (inside The Wheelhouse Hotel) NOW OPEN!
Platinum Fades  - 3309 N. Clark 
Dance Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Halloween Hallway - 929 W. Belmont NOW OPEN!
Sapphire Nails 3011 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Legend Tasty House -  3139 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Pancake Cafe -  3805 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Spirit Halloween - 2817 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Hero Coffee Bar - 2950 N. Sheridan NOW OPEN! 
Solid Core - 3312 N. Broadway
The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development. For development projects visit our website here.
Parking Passes

The 2019 residential parking passes are here! They are valid to be used now, but make sure that you use the 2018 ones before the end of the year. The new ones are purple (see below), while the 2018 passes are red.

Surge Pricing

The surge pricing that has been going on for the past 2 years in Wrigleyville during Cubs games and entertainment at Wrigley Field is no more. Alderman Tom Tunney agrees that this is a big win for the small businesses in the Wrigleyville area!

You can read more about this topic in the Chicago Tribune, here.
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, November 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting
Location:  19th District Police, 850 W. Addison

Monday, November 12th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1932 Meeting
Location:  New Life Church, 1110 W. Lill

Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1933 Meeting
Location:  Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.   Click here to view the workshop schedule for Wednesdays and Fridays in October 2018.
Featuring Wrigleyville restaurants, bars, nightlife, local happenings and more, this website will be your one stop shop guide to one of Chicago's favorite neighborhoods. Keep up to date with everything happening in the area and browse the local businesses that give Wrigleyville it's charm. Make sure to also "like" Wrigleyville Chicago Neighborhood page on Facebook for all the hottest deals and news in town.
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner Sponsorship Now Available

The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are now 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 Kate@lakevieweast.com or by calling 773-348-8608.


October is the Belmont Theater District's Month of Theater! Check out all the amazing programming, ticket discounts, drinks deals and FREE ENTRY to select BTD Theaters throughout October here.
Photo by Galdones Photography

As part of DryHop Brewers' 5th year in business, they've decided to do a refresh! On Friday, October 26th, DryHop will open at 4pm and unveil a newly designed space, brand-new food menu from Executive Chef Will Befort, and two specialty beers (Pineapple-Infused Lager & Triple Dry Hopped Hazy IPA) created by Head Brewer Steve Adams just for the celebration. They also worked with Studio Malt, a local design studio run by longtime brewery friend Jack Muldowney, on a unified refresh for their logos and website. While DryHop is refreshing their space, food menu, and logos/website, their hop-forward beer program and team are staying the same. And don't worry, so is the original burger and fried chicken sandwich! 


Yoga Body Elements has upcoming Reike, Restorative Yoga, and Essential Oils classes this month! Register here for a class!


Chicago History 101: The Speakeasy Series returns to hidden hideaway Room 13 this winter to help Chicago residents learn more about the history of their city! Presented by Chicago for Chicagoans, this pay-what-you-can educational series is meant to provoke understanding and discussion of our city's past, while exploring how that history impacts and influences our future. For more information visit here.

 Don't forget about Room 13's 1920s Murder Mystery event on November 17th as well. Tickets and information can be found here.

Choose between 4 spooky speciality drinks until October 31st: Jack-o'latern, Apple Crisp, Bloody Brain, Black Magic Margarita


Join Art De Triumph with owner/artist Nancie King Mertz for their Annual Show of New Work on Friday, November 2nd from 5-8pm. There will be many new paintings, complimentary wine, and appetizers (from Gundis Kurdish Kitchen). Tickets are just $25 and you can book your spot today by calling 773-832-4038.

  Get Me in the Kitchen has a stacked upcoming event calendar with events like a Halloween Costume Tapas Cooking Party (THIS Friday) and a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast (November 8)! Check it out here and reserve your spot for upcoming cooking fun!


  Strings Ramen is serving up some HEAT this Halloween. Try out their Monster Hell Challenge to see if you can take on the various levels of spicy that they offer!





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