January 16, 2019
44th Ward Aldermanic Forum
We are excited to announce a 44th Ward Aldermanic Forum tomorrow, January 17th at 7pm at the Center on Halsted
This forum will be moderated by Laura S. Washington, an award winning journalist, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and political analyst for ABC 7-Chicago.

This will be a great way to learn about the candidates and their stance on neighborhood issues. Questions will be taken from the audience as well.

We are partnering with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce to host the Pre-Forum Reception, with a cash bar, from 6 to 7pm. Hope to see you all there!
We have a bitter sweet announcement! Kevin Cusack, our longtime Maintenance Manager, will be leaving the Chamber next week to pursue other opportunities. Kevin has worked at the Chamber for over 10+ years, leading the maintenance crew in their work of keeping Lakeview a beautiful place to live and work.

Though we are very sad to see Kevin go, we are excited to see the greats things he will accomplish in his new career. Please do not hesitate to stop by and congratulate Kevin on his new endeavor and to thank him for his dedication to the Chamber and Lakeview East for the past decade plus!

We will miss you Kevin! Thank you again for everything you've done for the Lakeview East community, businesses, and residents alike.
Lakeview Business Social

Let's network! Join us next  Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Stretch Bar & Grill for a Business Social with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are FREE for members and $10 for non-members. You must register for the event here.
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
Maria Rodriguez

Pay Maria Rodriguez a visit at her restaurant, El Nuevo Mexicano (2914 N. Clark), and you'll quickly see how her family, artistic talents, and heritage have influenced the place.

A native of Chicago, Maria has owned and operated El Nuevo since 2004 when "the apron strings were passed" to her by her Uncle Elfego, whose portrait hangs prominently above the bar. El Nuevo had been open since 1983 (making that now 35 years in Lakeview East!) and under Maria's leadership the restaurant has expanded five times, introduced vegan and organic options, and implemented happy hour, brunch, and catering. It was even featured on Check, Please! and most recently was voted one of Chicago's "12 Essential Mexican Restaurants" by Eater Magazine!

Prior to taking the restaurant reins/strings, Maria was a fashion designer for 17 years, achieving distribution in over 250 stores and even landing on the cover of Women's Wear Daily 11 times! She was also heavily involved in the art and theater world, painting large portraits and creating promotional videos for Chicago dance companies. She still picks up the paintbrush, which means her artwork adorns the restaurant's walls, menu covers, and wherever else she feels inspired to paint...like the back patio's fence (true story)!

Pride in her heritage is evident since personal items, artifacts, and photos from Mexico are displayed throughout the restaurant. Maria travels to Mexico multiple times every year and attended school there when she was younger (in Tampico where her uncle's family still lives). Now her visits to Mexico allow her to indulge in another one of her favorite hobbies, which is renovating and rehabbing condos and houses.

Maria has served on the Lakeview East Chamber's Board of Directors for 13 years and volunteers for community events and festivals as often as possible. When asked about succeeding as a small business owner, she credits her "wonderful, loyal team" as well as her early decision to create a balance between work and play. Making time to explore new places - both in Chicago and around the world - allows her to reflect, recharge, and find new inspiration for the restaurant.

When she's not out exploring, however, you can find Maria at El Nuevo enjoying her favorite dish: Chipotle salmon with peaches and raisins. Paired with a margarita, of course. Stop in and join her!

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

Originally a food truck, The Roost Carolina Kitchen just opened their 4th location in Wrigleyville (3474 N. Clark). Offering classic fried and Nashville hot chicken, biscuits, drinks, and more; The Roost is sure to soon be a Wrigleyville staple! Stop by soon to see for yourself.
7-Eleven is the premiere convenience store for a snack, coffee, Slurpee, and pretty much anything your heart desires. The perfect one-stop shop for all of your needs! Not only is there one location in Wrigleyville, but TWO! See the beautiful new locations at 3519 N. Clark and 1027 W. Addison).
Rise Up Nutrition (2909 N. Broadway) is committed to inspiring Lakeview East to rise above and create healthy habits. They will serve energizing teas, healthy shakes & protein coffee to provide a delicious, simple & fast way to Their  core stems from empowering people to live their best lives & promote giving back to our community. They encourage sustainable living and good vibes only will be opening in February!

Opening soon at Addison & Clark (1027 W. Addison), Lucky Strike Social will offer delicious food, handcrafted cocktails, bowling, and entertainment! The first ever experience like it in Wrigleyville. They will be opening soon.
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Hero Coffee Bar - 2950 N. Sheridan NOW OPEN! 
Solid Core - 3312 N. Broadway NOW OPEN! 
The Roost Carolina Kitchen  - 3474 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 
Shake Shack - 
3519 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 
Baseballism- 1027 W. Addison a107 NOW OPEN! 
Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken - 1027 W. Addison NOW OPEN! 
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
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:

Wednesday, January 16th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1921, 22 & 31
Location:  Police Auditorium in Area North

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

Small Business Education Workshops 

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


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

Sign up hereThis event is exciting as there will be snacks and wine provided along with a raffle that includes prizes like a $100 gift card to the Vig  vigchicago.com , $50 Visa gift card, assorted Do Terra essential oils, and more. 

Join local food blogger Laura Scherb of Page & Plate and Chicago wineHouse on January 22nd from 7-8:30pm for a night of New Year, New Food, a class where you'll learn all sorts of healthy new recipes for 2019. RSVP here.

Art De Triumph is selling 2019 Calendars featuring Chicago paintings! Grab yours today for $15!
 hiring for an Office Assistant! You can read 
more about the position here.


The Leigh Gallery is having a SALE on ALL Christmas ornaments!

Groundhog Day is coming up
soon! SATURDAY, February 2 nd!
Our annual Gallery Groundhog party will be happening from noon- 6:00pm!
Come one, come ALL!

  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.

WHEN: Friday, January 18 from 6-9 PM
WHERE: Tinker To Evers, 3473 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
WHAT: Guests are invited to spend a special evening with the author of the Chicago Cubs-centric book, "Tinker To Evers To Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America". The non-fiction book was influenced by the same poem that was also the inspiration for the name of the upscale craft cocktail lounge in Wrigleyville, Tinker To Evers. The book and Rapp are also the recipient of this year's Chicago Writers Association Nonfiction Book of The Year award. Attendees for the evening will have the chance to meet and chat with Rapp, as well as purchase his book ($27.50) and have it signed.

Secure your FREE tickets 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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