January 30, 2019

Our offices are closed today, January 30th, due to weather. Our staff is working remotely and can be contacted individually or by emailing [email protected]. Keep posted on our Facebook page for Thursday hours.

Due to the extreme freezing temperatures of today, there will be several Lakeview East Chamber Member  businesses that will be closing for the day.  Click here to see an updated list of closings .

Hey Lakeview,  we have a special announcement!

Are you ready for a club membership unlike any other? 
* Members-only dining experiences
* Special Events
* Exclusive Deals and more...

Details will be released in February! Stay tuned. Follow @lakeviewsupperclub on Instagram in the meantime!

Get ready to celebrate Chicago Restaurant Week in the neighborhood of Lakeview East! See the list of participating restaurants here (and Lakeview East Chamber Members) from now until February 7th, 2019. 

We're back for this year's Lakeview Soup Walk with Northalsted Business Alliance! Join us Sunday, February 24th from 12-3pm!
Private Event Space Guide

Planning a private party? We've updated our  Lakeview East Event Space Guide  for all of the best event spaces in the Lakeview East and Wrigleyville area!
Member Spotlight
Wendy Grahn and Maggie O'Brien

Entering its 5 th   year on Broadway in Lakeview, Lakeview Kitchen and Market (3109 N. Broadway) is a one of a kind find in the neighborhood. It offers 5,000 sq. feet of fully equipped kitchen space to about 40 small businesses who focus on food. About 15 of those food companies sell their product up in the market space. Everything you buy in the market, is made in the kitchen. Small batch, local sourced items made by companies who specialize in that very item.

Wendy and Maggie, the owners, are a mother/daughter team, who after 4 years working side-by-side, day-by-day, still love each other very much. ;) 
Wendy has a background in communications and training and left the corporate world to join Maggie in this adventure. Maggie is the Executive Pastry Chef for Velvet Dessert. She's producing some of the best croissants in Chicago, according to many of the market customers.

Some of the things learned over the last 4 years? You can never have too many sheet trays. Hobart mixers DON'T last forever. And getting 40 different companies to keep the back door shut is trickier than you may think. It's also extraordinarily satisfying to watch small businesses grow and people follow their passions.

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email [email protected].


Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville
A staple in the Chicago food scene since 1994, Smoke Daddy's Wrigleyville (3636 N. Clark) location is serving up Chicago's best BBQ with in house smoked meats, plus live music 7 nights a week.
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
The Roost Carolina Kitchen  -
3474 N. Clark 
Lucky Strike Social - 1027 W. Addison
Beerhead Bar & Eatery - 1027 W. Addison
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison
Fancy Plants Cafe - 613 W. Briar Place NOW OPEN! 
Barangaroos Aussie Pies - 3208 N. Sheffield
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville "Big Belly" Advertising Now Available
The Lakeview East recycling units that are located throughout the District are now available as another marketing opportunity. Each recycling unit features 3 18"x30" display ads.

Units are available for 1 to 3 months at a time at the following locations, first come, first served:
Sheridan Station Corridor
Addison and Halsted
Clark and Belmont
Broadway and Buckingham
Broadway and Belmont
Broadway and Wellington
Diversey and Clark
Diversey and Broadway

Lakeview East Area Big Belly Advertising:
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $100 per unit per month
- Non-Members - $200 per unit per month

Please contact Kate McKenna for more information at
[email protected] or by calling 773-348-8608.
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.
The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  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:

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

Monday, February 11th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 & 35
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Wednesday, February 13th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  
44th Ward Aldermanic Forum

Miss the forum on the 17th? You can keep up to date by watching the recorded debate here.


Ready to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday? Tune in at one of our Lakeview East member businesses! See a comprehensive list of watch parties and specials  here.

Kick off the Year of Chicago Theatre and discover Chicago's fearless soul by seeing a show (or 2, or 10!) during  Chicago Theatre Week ! $15 and $30 value-priced tickets to more than 100 participating shows, including BTD theaters. Tickets can be purchased here .

Happy New Year from Supercuts!
Our Haircut Sale is here!  Come in today! 
$10.99 any Haircut* thru January 31st, 2019!
Get 20% off any professional hair care product with any service

Supercuts Lakeview East 
3160 N Broadway
(773) 935-5252



  Room 13 will also have a 1920s Murder Mystery Party on February 16th. The party will be interactive and improv-inspired. Each guest will get to play a detective, suspect, or witness. 
Each ticket includes...1920's themed cocktail party hors d'oeuvres, raffle prize giveaways, photography to capture your murder mystery experience, murder mystery materials including a character sketch. Tickets can be purchased here.

TPAN is currently looking for participants and volunteers for  Dining Out For Life Chicago
 on  April 25, 2019.  Last year, some of your favorite restaurants  raised over $60,000   for  TPAN  to support their programming and save lives right here, in Chicago. For questions or more information visit their Facebook page or email [email protected].


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