May 2, 2018

Keep your eye out for the new Flower Planters in Lakeview East, 
painted by the  Threshold Art Therapy Program!

Okashi - Now Open

On Saturday, April 28, we held a Ribbon Cutting at Okashi, which is located at 820 W. Belmont. They whip up not only cupfuls of luscious gelato and Thai ice cream rolls but also glasses of sweet milkshakes and bubble tea. Best of all, they only use the freshest ingredients and homemade shells in preparing each of their menu offerings. Check them out for a unique and fun ice cream treat.
The Alley Chicago - Now Open

The legendary Alley Chicago store has become an infamous ''landmark'' destination for generations of counter-culture.  The store,  located at 3228 North Clark Street,  encompasses the corners of Belmont & Clark in the Chicago area known as Lakeview, 1 block West of Boystown, and 5 blocks south of Wrigley Field.

Please join us this Friday, May 4 at noon for a ribbon cutting at 962 W. Belmont (right next door to Cheesie's Pub & Grub). Help us celebrate their grand opening and welcome them to Lakeview East.
Get In The Kitchen Cooking Parties - "New Business Kick Starter"

The owner of Get In The Kitchen Cooking Parties, has started a "New Business Kick Starter" seeking kitchen materials.If you would like to help me on my way, and since I have never gotten married, I have registered at Bed Bath & Beyond for a bunch of utensils, cookware, glassware and general kitchen needs for my new culinary adventure. I appreciate any and all help you might extend to me in order to launch this endeavor. The link to my registry is below. Thanks so much to all my friends and family!

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!

Hotel Zachary -  3600 N Clark Street NOW OPEN!
Dutch & Docs -  Located in hotel Zachary
West Town Bakery and Tap  Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!
Wintrust Bank Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!
Mordecai  Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!
Big Star  Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!
The Smoke Daddy  Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!
McDonald's  Located in hotel Zachary NOW OPEN!

Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap -  1101 W. Waveland NOW OPEN!
The Alley Cafe - 3221 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Dalobsta - 500 W. Diversey NOW OPEN!
Poke Poké - 802 W. Belmont NOW OPEN!
Slice of Cheesie's - 964 W. Belmont NOW OPEN!
The Wheelhouse Hotel - 3475 N. Clark  
Union Full Board - 3475 N. Clark (Opening inside The Wheelhouse Hotel)
Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream - 3657 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Pancake Cafe -  3805 N. Broadway
Eggsperience -  3233 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!
Okashi  820 W. Belmont NOW OPEN!
Bonus Round Cafe -  3230 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Get in the Kitchen Cooking Parties -  3617 N. Broadway
Aurelio's Pizza -  3801 N. Clark
Skyline Window Coverings - Hunter Douglas  - 3423 N. Broadway NOW OPEN!


Let CBA change your life with one of their hot sandwiches. Chose from over 100 tried and true Steamwiches comprised of an extensive list of fresh meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies, fruits, sauces, jams, jellies, bagels, bialys, pretzel rolls, and ciabatta sub rolls. Each mouthwatering bite will warm your soul...

ReAlign Chiropractic believes in reducing pain naturally by healing the underlying injuries. When you have an injury, the injured areas send pain signals to the brain. These signals do not stop until the injury is healed. Pain medications and anti-inflammatories simply mask the pain. Instead of masking your pain, get your symptoms evaluated by ReAlign chiropractor in Chicago and find out the true source of your discomfort.

Dr. Peter Georgiou and his staff at ReAlign Chiropractic, offer natural treatments that do not rely on pain medications, surgery or invasive procedures. Instead, their goal is to help your body heal itself.

McDonald's Wrigleyville  is now open inside the Hotel Zachary, located at 3610 N. Clark Street. They are serving up all of your McDonald's favorites. McDonald's is one of the world's most universal, democratic brands and is committed to being a nutritionally mindful brand. 

Strings Ramen, located at 919 W. Belmont, focuses specifically on ramen. Along with ramen, Strings will also offer the appetizing oden, a Japanese winter street food. On top of tasting delightful, the ramen at Strings is also affordable but gives the option of adding more deluxe ingredients. The menu includes four types of ramen broth with a variety of high-end ingredients that are added to make the dish even more delectable.

To H. Gregory Mermel, public accounting is not just about the numbers. They offer all the traditional services of a full-service CPA firm, and much more. They help individuals and organizations make the business, tax and financial decisions that are right for them.

They are proud to provide the following services:
Tax return preparation,  Tax planning and advice,  Representation before Internal Revenue, Service and other tax agencies and more!

Owner Jeb Brown, offers comprehensive financial planning and investment advising. JSB Financial Planning is "not here to tell you to save more for retirement, I want to help you live your life the way you want". He develops a client's personal investment plan with an asset allocation target and creates and manages a portfolio based on that policy and allocation targets.  Jeb is eager to provide financial planning services on topics such as retirement planning, risk management, college savings, cash flow, debt managment, work benefits, and estate and incapacity planning.

FREE Chips and Guacamole at Chilam Balam if you book a table between 5-6pm on Cinco de Mayo - subject to availability 

Spin the Wheel of Fortuna on Friday, May 4th at El Nuevo Mexicano!


It's the perfect storm at Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden! Cinco De Mayo & The Kentucky Derby on the same day! Join us and celebrate with $8 Mint Juleps, Bourbon Smash & Tequila Cazadores Margaritas! 

Coverage of The Derby starts at 1:30pm, main race time is 5:34pm. We're pouring from 10am-2am!


Open a checking account at Wintrust Wrigleyville and receive special rates on Wintrust money market accounts are 3% for 12 months. Special rates for Wintrust CDs are 19-month - CD at 3% or 26-month CD at 3.25%.
Stop in or call the new Wintrust Wrigleyville for more information!

Property Tax Appeals Workshop - May. 8th

On behalf of Agassiz students, staff, parents and Friends of Agassiz, we hope you'll consider supporting our CPS school's two spring fundraisers: the 10th annual online auction and 3rd annual spring gala. The combined goal for the events is $50,000, topping last year's total of $44,000. Funds raised will offer immediate support for vital staff positions, computers for classrooms, playground repairs and science lab supplies. Long-term goals include renovating the auditorium/gymnasium and hiring a full-time arts teacher.
To get involved by donating, pleas  e contact
or 773-442-2025 with any questions. And as always, all contributions are tax-deductible.

A small two topping pizza, an appetizer or dessert to share, choose between a bottle of wine or pitcher of beer - All for $48

Valid Monday-Thursday 5-9pm
Limit 2 per table per visit

CLVN Flower Sale -
CLVN Flower Orders will be due May 7, 2018 and pick up will be May 12, 2018. 
Also you can order items not on the sheet just send an email to to find out the price.  

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Government & Business Affairs

The City of Chicago has released a new Chicago Business Brief that will address the small business community with new initiatives such as:

*pop-up permitting process
*standardized license-specific checklists
*reduction of time to acquire a license
*expanding sidewalk café season all year long
*eliminate antiquated inspections 

*Enhance online services.
On the first Sunday in May the Chicago Police hold the St. Jude Parade in memory of fallen officers who were serving in the line of duty. The 19th District Steering Committee provides a breakfast at the 19th District for all the staff after the parade on Sunday May 6, 2018. At this time we are asking for your support with a financial donation for this breakfast which is catered. Any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated to help support this breakfast. Please mail any checks payable to the 19th District Steering Committee, P.O. Box 579177, Chicago, Illinois 60657. All donors will be acknowledged at the breakfast. 
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 webpage, How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm - 19th District Beat 1933
Location: Illinois Masonic Med Center Library, 836 W Wellington Ave # 7501, Chicago, IL 60657, United States

Wednesday, May 16th from 7-8pm - 19th District Beat 1922
Location: 2452 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (Police Auditorium) 

Click here to view more information about CAPS

2018 Sidewalk Cafe Permits

Click the link below to download and start your 2018 Sidewalk Cafe Permits. The 2018 sidewalk café season, began on March 1st and ends on December 1st, so the earlier you apply the sooner you can use your outdoor cafe. Please contact the chamber if you need any assistance

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Centers offers FREE classes and workshops all year long. Click here to view the workshop schedule for Wednesdays and Fridays in March. 



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