March 13, 2019
 
LAKEVIEW EAST HEADLINES
Lakeview Supper Club on TV & Radio!

We were on ABC7 this weekend with PR Italian Bistro to talk all things Lakeview Supper Club as well as WGN-AM on the Patti Vasquez radio show with Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville. Miss the segments? You can check ABC7 out here and WGN-AM here!
Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

The City Council is signing on to a new law that will make it difficult for employers to schedule flexible work schedules. This will be extremely difficult for small businesses who employ fifty or more individuals in the aggregate within a dwelling unit, residence, or any other location. Please join the coalition at Work Your Way and write a letter to our local elected officials.
You can view the new ordinance  here  and write a letter to Work Your Way  here .
Calling all Food Vendors!
     

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

Please contact gilberto@lakevieweast.com 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.
Sidewalk Cafe Permits
Warm weather is right around the corner, which means it's almost 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 admin@lakevieweast.com or call 773.348.8608.
 
LAKEVIEW SUPPER CLUB
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 purchase your tickets to the events above!
Member Spotlight
Marc Engel


Owner and founder of CRAM Fashion (3331 N. Broadway), Marc Engel, grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. His grandparents owned a retail shop in his native Germany, where Marc knew he enjoyed the business of running a business more than most young children do.
 
In 1993, he opened his own store, a men's fashion retail shop - selling trendy clothing and accessories of the time. After several years, he decided to make the move to America to open (eventually what would be called) CRAM Fashion. The shop started out in Gold Coast, but eventually moved to Boystown. Marc felt Boystown would be a better fit for the eclectic, stylish men he was catering the business toward.
 


10 years since it's inception, CRAM has become a dominant force in the men's retail space in not just Boystown, but Chicago in general. Thanks in part to Marc's great team of personable stylists, his husband Stephane (CRAM's Visuals Manager), and their 4-year-old dog Dexter. Not only are the clothes visually exciting, so is the space itself. Stephane does a great job at coordinating the store's décor for different holiday seasons and store promotions. We even used his expertise for the Lakeview East Tree Lighting this past year!
 


Marc's favorite part of being a small business owner in Lakeview East? "It's a fun, driven neighborhood with a lot of events happening and it's also great be in the heart of the LGBT community". One of the biggest events coming up, just so happens to be the CRAM Fashion 10-year Anniversary Party! The party will be next Thursday, March 21st and will feature a live DJ, cocktails, models, and a special guest appearance by designer Andrew Christian!
 


Not only is he leading the way at CRAM, but he's also leading the community as the 2019 President of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! We are so excited to have Marc spearhead a lot of our upcoming Lakeview East initiatives. He's always been a big leader in Lakeview East and we know he'll be a great President.
 
Where does Marc see CRAM in the next 10 years? "Cram will have a strong presence in the fashion retail world, and we will be the # 1 destination for travelers". We think so too!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email sammi@lakevieweast.com.
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
 
Camp Wiggles  (3647 N. Halsted) offers open play doggie daycare, unique overnight services, and pup transportation.

Pole Appeal Chicago Fitness Studio (2903 N. Clark) was built to provide access for the sexy strength conditioning of pole fitness to women and men of all body types and ages.


PingPong (3322 N. Broadway) is a casual neighborhood restaurant inspired by the Chinese and Thai cuisines of Far East Asia.


Stone Creek Coffee  (939 W. Belmont) is a craft coffee roaster founded in 1993 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin specializing in "Farm to Cup" coffee.
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway NOW OPEN!
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Lucky Strike Social -
1027 W. Addison 
NOW OPEN!
Beerhead Bar & Eatery - 1027 W. Addison
Chicago Harley Davidson Showroom -
1027 W. Addison 
NOW OPEN!
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison
Stone Creek Coffee - 939 W. Belmont
T aste of New York 
3268 N. Clark
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  Kate@lakevieweast.com  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!

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development. 
For development projects visit our website here.
Michelin Star Restaurant Proposes New Development at Former Mi Tierra Property


There will be 3 parking spaces at the back of the building.  Cumin is Michelin's Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant serving Indian and Nepalese cuisine with full bar. Restaurant was established in 2010. Belmont will it it's 2nd location. View plans  here.
The CTA is performing work in preparation for future improvements as part of the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project. This work will take place at the Addison Red Line Station. 

Please read here for the announcement of the project that will go until Monday, April 1st 2019.

To prep for the project project, Clark Street is closed Roscoe to Buckingham until April 7th to relocate utilities and make room for new track foundations. You can still get to these great businesses via 8/22/77/152 bus or Red & Brown Lines!



Call (331)-303-2499 or email RPM@transitchicago.com for questions or more information.
The CTA will also start track work as part of the first phase of the Red Purple Modernization starting on March 1, 2019 to March 25,2019. This 24 hour a day, 7 day a week construction activity is specific to the CTA's right of way so there will be impacts to the alley and the area of Clark Street from School north to Roscoe.  

GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
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:

Tuesday, March 19th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1911 & 12
Location:  Sulzer Library

Wednesday, March 20th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beats 1921, 22, & 31
Location:  Police Auditorium in Area North

Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1915
Location:  Uptown Buena Library

Monday, April 8th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 & 35
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  
ST. PADDY'S DAY DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS
 
3258 N Sheffield Ave



Join Get in the Kitchen for their upcoming St. Patrick's Day events! Click the events below for details.

Clear off your calendars everyone: Saint Pawtrick's Day is on the horizon!
On Thursday, March 14th, Wigglyville will be hosting a bonanza from 6:30 to 8:30 PM! We will have sales on everything green, our Paragon Potato Treats, and Beds! Also gift bags and drinks as you would expect from a Wigglyville party.
We'll see you there!

Tom Tunney, the proud son of parents who immigrated to Chicago from Ireland, is bringing a little bit of "home" to his Ann Sather restaurants in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
 
From now through the St. Patrick's Day holiday on Monday, March 18, Ann Sather diners can enjoy a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, cabbage and boiled potato along with assorted homemade breads, including Ann Sather's scrumptious cinnamon rolls, all for $14.95. 
OTHER LOCAL DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS
 EGA Salon  is participating 
in the battle for the Best Chicago Salon at Tunnel on March 24th. This is a HUGE deal and we want them to win!
 
Beginning March 1, 2019 
Spring into Supercuts to be SUPER Ready!  
20% ALL products with any Service 
BOGO 50% Styling Products!
Good through April 30th, 2019
3160 N Broadway
(773) 935-5252
YOGGIC is offering a weekend full of workshops April 5th-7th!
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