February 13, 2019

Lakeview East Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony 

Come and join us at our Annual Meeting and network with other business owners and community members! We'll be introducing our nominated 2019 Board of Directors, sharing our 2018 successes, presenting community awards and discussing our plans for the future. Click here to register.
Lakeview Supper Club

Have you heard about the Lakeview Supper Club? It's a VIP social program, created by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, offering exclusive dining experiences in Lakeview restaurants! Visit LakeviewSupperClub.com for membership details!
Lakeview Soup Walk

We're back for this year's Lakeview Soup Walk with Northalsted Business Alliance! Join us Sunday, February 24th from 12-3pm for soup and shopping through Lakeview East businesses. Click here for more information.
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 .
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.
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 either event contact Gilberto Guadalupe at 
[email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 773.348.8608.
Member Spotlight
Drew Lovell & Courtney Hartley

"To say that Bonus Round Game Cafe (3230 N. Clark) is a labor of love is an understatement. We are Drew Lovell & Courtney Hartley, a husband and wife team that started this journey almost 5 years ago. We moved to Chicago to pursue our passion in creating the city's first board game cafe.
We love board games and believe in their power to bring people together and want to share that with as many locals and tourists as possible! We strive to create a welcome environment for both those not familiar with board games and to those who seek them out. Bonus Round Game Café is a place where guests won't feel judged for their lack of knowledge or skills, and will instead be met with fun and encouragement.

"I tried playing board games with friends, but they never really clicked for me. A few years ago, Drew and I were looking for new ways to spend quality time together. While on our honeymoon, we stumbled upon a board game café and into the world of 2 player board games. We were hooked! I finally found a game that I liked and had a "there's a game even for me!" moment. I want to help give others that moment, too!" -Courtney

We strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, and that isn't necessarily a bar. To that end, we DO offer a selection of craft beers, wines, craft sodas, high quality tea and a full espresso bar menu. As we come up on our 1 year anniversary, we're expanding our food menu, and celebrating with a month of special events."

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email [email protected].
Barangaroos Aussie Pies (3208 N. Sheffield) is bringing authentic Australian Pies to Chicago! Featuring a menu of a variety of pies including classic mince, Chicken Tikka, and Mexican, Barangaroos brings a taste of the outback to the Windy City!

Finland Technology Solutions  (121 W. Wacker) is a managed services provider offering onsite and remote IT support, cloud solutions as well as point of sale systems, AV and camera system.
Walgreens Optical (3646 N. Broadway) offers convenient and quality eye care. They offer comprehensive eye exams, the best precise technology, and the latest in frames. 

Opening in the Spring, BodyBrite (2949 N. Broadway) will bring the best of hair removal, skincare, and teeth whitening treatments to Lakeview East.
Barangaroos Aussie Pies Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

We celebrated the Grand Opening of Barangaroos Aussie Pies last Friday, February 8th! Thank you to all who came out to join us for the ribbon cutting and lunch. Make sure to head over there soon for delicious pies and Aussie snacks!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 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 NOW OPEN! 
Taste of New York 3268 N. Clark 
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship Still 
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.
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!


The CTA is performing work in preparation for future improvements as part of the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project. Work will be performed that may affect the community and create occasional inconveniences. The construction work will occur until Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the area surrounding 3328 N. Clark Street from 8am to 8pm, daily. 

The work activity will include Site Preparation and Building Demolition and could impact partial sidewalk closures and generate general construction noise.  Rodent abatement will be performed throughout the work activity period. AT&T will also be relocating utilities along 3324 to 3424 N. Sheffield Avenue and 964 to 1030 W. Roscoe Street from Monday, February 4 to Friday, March 1, 2019. There will be lane restrictions and restricted parking on Roscoe and Sheffield.

Additional Construction Activity Notices will be provided by the CTA through the duration of this improvement project. For more information please contact: LaTrice Phillips-Thompson, [email protected], 312.681.4162  
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. More information can be found here.
The City of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation and contract NPL are continuing their work on replacing the water main along the Clark Street Corridor from Grace to Irving Park. There will be occasional water shut offs that may affect the businesses along this stretch. The City of Chicago and NPL will continue to update those in the impacted area as they continue their work. 

For more information please contact: Ben Bradford, [email protected], 815.758.6004
Early Voting
Early voting for Chicago municipal elections is now open! 44th ward residents can visit the
Merlo Library at 644 W. Belmont to cast their early ballots. You can view more important information  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, 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

Wednesday, March 6th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beats 1923, 24, & 25
Location:  19th Police District Station

Monday, March 11th from 7:00-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1932
Location:  New Life Church

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  

Make your Valentine's Dinner reservation at Bar Pastoral here.
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Shop Bittersweet Pastry's Valentine's goodies and view their Valentine's Day menu here.
Get your sweetie something just as sweet at Windy City Sweets!


A lderman Cappelman's Spread the Love
 food drive for Lakeview Pantry is collecting donations of peanut butter and jelly. More information can be found here.


Celebrate with Sheffield's Chicago on Wednesday 2/13 and Thursday 2/14! Click here for full menus and event information.


Room 13 has 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.



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