September 12, 2018
2018 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
We want to give a big THANK YOU for everyone that joined us this year at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts! 150 artists, local businesses, sponsors, and neighbors came together to make this an amazingly fun event for the community!

Thank you to our artists who spent their entire weekend with us, showcasing their beautiful artwork to the Lakeview East residents and neighborhood!

Thank you to our sponsors: Treasure Island Foods, Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace, the Chicago Cubs, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Patch Landscaping, RMK Management, wineHouse, Goose Island, Agua Fuerte, Wheatley Vodka, Small Batch Bourbon 1792, Corazon Mule, Lakeshore Berverage, Walgreens, MB Financial, Green Mountain Energy, Chiro One, Chuhak & Tecson, Lakeview Athletic Club, Bulletproof, Presence Health St. Joseph Hospital, Medmar, Cresco Labs, Renewal by Anderson, Foursided, Fitness Formula Clubs, Dryhop Brewers, BMO Harris Bank and 93XRT.

Our local member business participants: Bark by The Park, MedMar, Veggie Grill, Brazilian Bowl, Zizi's Cafe, Bar Pastoral, Home Run Inn Pizza, Little Wok, Knect Chiropractic Clinic, Project Onward, Thresholds, Ingmar James Salon, Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio, Alderman Tom Tunney/Sara Feigenholtz, Arete Renovators, Belmont Theatre District, Colette Collection, Japanese Cultural Center, and the Senior Artist Booth. Thank you!

The performances this year were also out of this world! Thank you to all of our musical performers and Cultural stage performers for captivating attendees. Thank you to all of our Children's area participants and performers for bringing smiles to the faces of children and adults alike.

Thank you to the 100+ volunteers who dedicated their personal time to helping out with the Festival. The weekend could not have run without you!

Last but definitely not least, we have to say this year's Jungle garden theme was one of the best ever! Patch Landscaping did an amazing shop hitting it out of the park this year. If you missed it, we included some pictures below!


Next year is our 15th year and we're going to make it even bigger and better!
See you next year!
3rd Annual Lakeview East Wine and Sweets Stroll

Tickets are available for our upcoming 3rd Annual Wine & Sweets Stroll here. Join us on Sunday, September 30th for a day filled with lots of wine, sweets, and fun! Tickets are $25 and feature 2 routes: Broadway and Clark St. Participants can choose either route or both!
Wrigleyville Summer Series at Vines on Clark

The last party of our Wrigleyville Summer Series will be next Thursday, September 20th at   Vines on Clark ! Join us for this B2B Networking event with a hosted bar, food, and amazing giveaways from local businesses! Tickets are only $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Purchase yours here .
Wrigleyville Summer Series at Casey Morans

Thank you to everyone that came out to our Wrigleyville Summer Series at Casey Moran's on Thursday, August 30th! We had a blast on the gorgeous IVY Lounge Rooftop and hope you did too. Relive the memories of the night with photos from the event here.
Another New Mural!


We have another new mural for the public art program popping up at the Sheridan Station red line by San Francisco artist FNNCH and c urated in partnership with Chicago Truborn. This will be the artist's first mural of his work in Chicago, but he exhibits all over the world. He is a stencil artist known for his whimsical character(s) and subject matter and bold use of color and juxtaposition.

He is painting now until this weekend and we encourage everyone to stop by PR Italian Bistro to enjoy their patio while in the neighborhood!
Member Spotlight

Rocky Albazi


Rocky, the owner of Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N Sheffield), is this newsletter's Member Spotlight! Rocky opened up Sheffield's 25 years ago hoping to make it a staple in the neighborhood for BBQ, and he did not disappoint! With some of the best brisket and pulled pork in town, Sheffield's has been a go-to for a long time. Not only does Rocky know a thing or two about BBQ, but he's one of the most passionate people when it comes to beer and wine. Sheffield's offers an extensive rotating list of craft beers and wines sure to satisfy anyone and everyone's palates.

He's so passionate about craft brews that he co-founded Beerpod, a weekly beer podcast filmed in Sheffield's. Beerpod focuses on the ins and outs of craft beer and talking to experts. You can listen to the podcast here. You can also keep up to date with all things Sheffield's on their Youtube channel, Sheffield's TV.

Lately, Rocky has been focusing on the opening of his new restaurant and bar, Tricycle (1700 N. Damen Ave.). He's hoping that this new bar will be a community spot where neighbors go in between work and home. The menu is American and Asian fusion and offers some great beer, wine, and cocktail choices. Stop by if you're ever in the Bucktown area!

Somehow Rocky has time to run two great restaurants, a podcast, and still be an architect by day! Make sure to say your congrats to Rocky if you see him or visit Sheffield's or Tricycle. Thank you Rocky for making Lakeview East proud!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Bombay Wraps - 3149 1/2 N. Broadway
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
Sapphire Nails 3011 N. Broadway 
Legend Tasty House -  3139 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
Pancake Cafe -  3805 N. Broadway  NOW OPEN!
YOGGIC -  3110 N. Sheffield  NOW OPEN!
Otherworld Theatre - 3914 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Clarkview Apartments - 3226 N. Clark NOW OPEN!
Off the Ground Dance Studio 2907 N. Clark NOW OPEN!

Wilton Construction Site

The Wilton Street construction got a little help from the Lakeview East Chamber/SSA#17 and the CTA last week! We helped with installing beautiful butterfly pieces and flowers along the iron fence at the construction site. Take a look for yourself if you're strolling by and let us know what you think!

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website here.

Sign Our Petition!

The 19th District has seen a decrease in officers assigned and retained in our community. Please sign this petition as a CALL TO ACTION to request more police to patrol Lakeview and keep our neighborhood safe. 
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, September 18th from 7-8pm - 19th District Beats 1911 and 1912
Location:  Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln

Wednesday, September 19th from 7- 8pm  - 19th District Beat 1922
Location: 2452 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

Thursday, October 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1915 Meeting
Location: Uptown Buena Library, 929 W. Buena

Monday, October 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 and 1935 Meeting
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry

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 September 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 Dillin Ravenscraft for more information at or by calling 773-348-8608.


Weekday workouts can be tough, but it's much easier to find motivation among a high-energy crowd! Get your group fitness on with  Chicago Athletic Clubs' FREE weekly classes at Gallagher Way .

Our Lady of Mount Caramel Academy has their first open house on Thursday, September 20!

Kanela Breakfast Club has an entire new menu and they are curious what your loving the most. Post and tag what your brunchin' and they'll repost your Sunday munching moment.


Have you heard the great news? Maison Marcel is now serving dinner! Make your   reservations today!

Need to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? You can't go wrong with Windy City Sweets!

Ms. T's is in the Top 10 for the Byline Bank's It Pays to Bank Local small business contest! Make sure to  vote  for them today to insure that they are the winners of the $10,000 grand prize!

Looking for a productive workday? Get to Next Door Chicago cafe ASAP! Take a seat in one of their many spaced designed for you to turn your ideas into actions!
It doesn't need to be Tuesday to have tacos! Join El Nuevo Mexicano for #TacoTuesdays everyday!

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is now scooping our favorite end-of-summer scoop, Blackberry Buttermilk. Get yours at the Wrigleyville location!

Did you know that The Catcade hosts cat parties? Yes! You read that right. Book your next party for you and your furry friend here.

Start your mornings and lunch breaks off right this week with a great experience at Eggsperience!

The winner of the Vanille Patisserie
contest is the Seven Layer Bar macaron! This tasty treat will be in stores starting this week!

Gluten + Dairy FREE! Sign us up! Make a reservation at  Chilam Balam Chicago to try out their grilled baby octopus with coconut broth, rice noodles, cherry tomatoes, cucumber!

What's better than a good meal with good company? NOTHING! Head over to Anatolia Kitchen & Bakery for just that.

21st Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute submissions are now officially open at Uncommon Ground! Deadline is 10/1/18
Tributes are 11/17 (Jeff's Birthday) & 11/18.

A piece of Wrigleyville at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts! Check out these beautiful prints by Steven Shundich.
Stressing about your move? Don't! Coffey Bros. Moving is reliable, trustworthy, and bound to make your move easy and stress free.

Going out to watch the Cub's games? Stop in to  Lucky Dorr
and choose from one of their 20 beers on tap and a menu that showcases twists on historic ballpark staples!!

The Chicago Athletic Clubs  is proud to partner with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation for a 1 hour fitness Challenge. For more information click here


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