September 26, 2018
3rd Annual Lakeview East Wine and Sweets Stroll

Tickets are available for our upcoming
3rd Annual Wine & Sweets Stroll here. Join us this
Sunday, September 30th for a day filled with lots of wine, sweets, and fun! Tickets are
$25 and feature 2 routes: Broadway and Clark St. Participants can choose either route or both!
Wrigleyville Summer Series at Vines on Clark

Thank you to all of you that joined us for the last party of our
Wrigleyville Summer Series at  
Vines on Clark last Thursday ! We had so much fun spending the Summer in Wrigleyville at Moe's Cantina, Casey Moran's and Vines on Clark. If you have any feedback please email Sammi Saliba at!
Another New Mural!

We hope you got the chance to see our new mural at the Sheridan Station Red Line! If not, go check it out! San Francisco artist FNNCH and c urated this mural as part of our new public art program in partnership with Chicago Truborn. This is his first mural in Chicago, but he exhibits all over the world. He is a stencil artist known for his whimsical character(s) and subject matter and bold use of color and juxtaposition.
Save the Date: Halloween Hoopla
Save the date for the  Annual Halloween Hoopla at Nettlehorst School ! We'll be back with 
free family fun, candy and treats, Halloween bags, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painters, balloonists, and games! Mark your calendars for October 28th from 11am-2pm.
Member Spotlight

Virginia Carstarphen


Virginia Carstarphen is well known in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville for being a savvy business owner:  her and her husband Todd Hyatt own and operate Trader Todd's, Old Chicago Inn and the popular Room 13, a private club speakeasy located on the 3200 block of Sheffield, but some don't know that she is also an amazing visual artist!

A little history for you: Virginia received a BFA summa cum laude from Georgia State University in 1992 and continued her art  studies  in the masters program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1995- 1997). Over the years, Virginia has shown work at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the Detroit Artist Market in Detroit, Michigan, and more recently at KB Studio in Chicago, Illinois. 

We are so happy to announce that this year she was invited to be a member of ARC Gallery (1463 W. Chicago) where her work can currently be seen in the show "Women Strong."  Active in the Wrigleyville community where she lives and works, she also serves as Vice President of the Hawthorne Neighbors Board and the Friends of Animal Care and Control's Board. 

Virginia's piece "Wrack Line-Life Line" which is currently on view at the ARC Gallery

Virginia and her husband Todd are very active members in the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce.  Whether it's participating in the Pride Parade while riding along with the famous Trader Todd's trolley, or participating in the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts as a committee member and volunteer, we value Virginia and her commitment to the community.

Thank you Virginia, for all that you do!

Virginia celebrating PRIDE with the Lakeview East float!

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Bombay Wraps (3149 1/2 N Broadway) is Chicago's first fast-casual Indian concept focusing on authentic, fresh, and fast Indian fare in a modern, fun environment. Wraps. Rolls. Bowls.

Inspired by the East Coast love and west coast fad of Lobster Rolls, in 2013, J Wolf brought the Lobster Roll concept to Chicago with a storefront and a food truck called ' Da Lobsta' (500 W Diversey). 5 years later, Da Lobsta has found it's way into the communities heart popping up with the Food Truck and Pop Up lunch services around the city. There is not a more authentic and delicious Lobster Roll in the city of Chicago.

Jesse San Miguel is the owner and sole-operator of Canine Perspective, Inc. Clients frequently refer to him as, ?The Chicago Dog Whisperer.? This is because Jesse possesses a natural intuition. An ability to look at a dog?s behavior and determine the cause, as well as, the solution.

With Dan Mercurio as your real estate agent, you have the combined skills of his visual eye; he can see the potential of raw space and appreciate the bones of a house, but also let you see past the window dressings, if you will. You also have an advocate; he would never allow his clients to buy a place he himself would not consider. His standards are high and his ethics unbending. He values his client relationship and trust above making the deal.

Big Star (3640 N. Clark) is a bourbon and beer-focused, taco-slinging, late-night honky-tonk in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Julie Warpinski's menu, inspired by authentic Mexican street food, is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program. 

Artis Senior Living (3535 N. Ashland) is founded on a positive partnership between your loved one and our team. In our community, we value the individual by treasuring their uniqueness. At Artis Senior Living of Lakeview, we offer assisted living and memory care services with private apartments  and a tailored plan of care that suits each resident's unique needs.

SALONCHA (3161 N. Halsted)   is a  full service  salon with the vast amount of experience. We have a passionate approach coupled with compassion for each and every guest. Authentic, detail-oriented styling and a welcoming atmosphere is a major part of  Saloncha's  fabric. We focus on each individual, bringing out unique traits in everyone's hair, producing astoundingly stunning results.
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
Sapphire Nails 3011 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Legend Tasty House -  3139 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Pancake Cafe -  3805 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
 The 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
This year's Bank of American Chicago Marathon is on Sunday, October 7th! The marathon starts at 7:30am, with street closures beginning 30 minutes prior. Please read this document for information on street closures and available race day routes. 


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, October 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1915 Meeting
Location: Uptown Buena Library, 929 W. Buena

Monday, October 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 and 1935 Meeting
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry

Wednesday, October 10th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1914 Meeting
Location:  Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon

Wednesday, November 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting
Location:  19th District Police, 850 W. Addison

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 September 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 or by calling 773-348-8608.


Weekday workouts can be tough, but it's much easier to find motivation among a high-energy crowd! Get your group fitness on with  Chicago Athletic Clubs' FREE weekly classes at Gallagher Way .


Have you heard the great news? Maison Marcel is now serving dinner until 7pm! Make your   reservations today!

Need to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? You can't go wrong with Windy City Sweets!

Ms. T's is in the Top 5 for the Byline Bank's It Pays to Bank Local small business contest! Make sure to  vote  for them today to insure that they are the winners of the $10,000 grand prize!

Ever wanted to learn to brew like a barista?? Now you can at  Intelligentsia - Broadway! Details here.

EXCLUSIVE "Boystown" T-shirts are now available at The Leigh Gallery. Sizes xs,s,m,l,xl are $20.00 and xxl $24.00
Just the right amount of stretchy!!!


It's  #WaffleWednesday & Waffle Fries are back at  The Chicago Diner!

Shimmy and shake it!  Pick Me Up Cafe 's rum shake is back!

Jeni's Ice Cream - Wrigleyville


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