October 10, 2018
2018 Halloween Hoopla

We're getting ready for the  Annual Halloween Hoopla at Nettlehorst School on October 28th from 11am-2pm ! We'll be back with 
free family fun, candy and treats, Halloween bags, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painters, balloonists, and games!
3rd Annual Lakeview East Wine and Sweets Stroll

Thank you so much to the businesses and neighbors that participated in our 3rd Annual Wine & Sweets Stroll on September 30th! We had a blast strolling around the neighborhood, visiting our awesome local businesses, and sampling delicious wine and sweets. See you all next year!

Member Spotlight

Mark Thomas

With The Alley Chicago closing on October 31st, we wanted to pay homage to Mark Thomas and The Alley (3211 N. Clark).

A little history: Mark Thomas had a love for entrepreneurship and rock music beginning at a young age. At 17 years old, 37 years ago, Mark purchased a $1725 cashier check with money that was supposed to be for college. With that money, he purchased a jewelry casting business from a man named Ed Johnson. He started his business selling pieces out of the trunk of his car, doing anything he could do to be a successful business owner.  

In Lakeview East for over 30 years, Mark and his family have dedicated themselves to making the community an amazing place to be. Mark has served on many community boards throughout Lakeview East and Chicago in his time here. His young dreams of becoming a successful business owner came true as he went on to found The Alley, Taboo TabouThe Music Factory, The Art Colony,  Blue Havana, and more.  

The Alley specifically has been a go-to in Lakeview East since its inception. Rockers all around the city and the Midwest have considered The Alley one of their staple places for all things punk and goth leather and accessories.

We are incredibly sad to see The Alley leaving the neighborhood. Make sure to stop by before October 31st to see Mark and buy some great accessories to remember The Alley by! You can still support the Thomas family by supporting their other businesses like local favorite Taboo Tabou.

Thank you Mark for 30+ years. We'll miss you but will forever remember The Alley and its legacy!

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

Chicago Theater Works is a beautiful event venue in Lakeview East located at 1113 W. Belmont Avenue. From parties, fundraisers, wedding receptions, corporate off-site, film screenings and more - any event is possible at the venue. The facility can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down dinner, play, recital, screening... to 200+ for a stand-up reception. Plan your next event at Chicago Theater Works, today!

Lakeview Smiles is one of the premiere leaders in Chicago dentistry.  

Liberty Mutual Insurance (1 N. Franklin Street Suite 3025)  helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own, and cherish. Keeping this promise means they are there when their customers need us most. Contact Megan today to discuss your insurance needs!

Join us next Friday, October 19th at 1pm for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Bombay Wraps (3149 1/2 N. Broadway Street)! Stop by for free samples of food and drink and meet the owners!

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 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

This year's Bank of American Chicago Marathon was this past Sunday, October 7th! We were so happy to see all of the runners running through Lakeview East. Congratulations to everyone that participated!


Credit: Vision Zero Chicago

Credit: Vision Zero Chicago

We joined Alderman Tom Tunney this week to celebrate the installation and successful completion of the Greenway Project, Pedestrian Signals, and Inner LSD resurfacing and major water main repairs. We are so proud of the improvements being done in the Lakeview East neighborhood!

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, 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

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.


Congratulations to our members Dutch & Doc's and Mordecai for being featured in the Eater Chicago's article on The 12 Hottest Burgers in Chicago. AND another congratulations for The Gundis for being featured as one of the 14 Best Restaurants for Group Dining!

Join TeaGschwendner on October 21st for a Truffles & Teas event. Read more info here!


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

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 by TODAY to insure that they are the winners of the $10,000 grand prize!


  YOGGIC is hosting a Yoga for Runners event on October 20th at 4pm. Register here on their website and check out more information on their Facebook page!



Intelligentsia is celebrating 23 years in Lakeview East! As a thank you, use code
HBD23 for 23% off online!

Trader Todd's  October Burger of the Month
is The Samhain: All Beef Patty, Ghost Pepper Cheese, Candied Jalapeno Relish, Chipotle Pumpkin Wonton, Bloody Mary Ketchup, on a pretzel bun served with Sweet Potato Fries!

Take a selfie with the Burger of the Month, post it using #TraderToddsBOTM
You'll automatically be entered to win a FREE Burger of the Month in November!



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