April 10, 2019
 
LAKEVIEW EAST HEADLINES
Check Out Our Wrigleyville Commercial!


Did you catch our Wrigleyville Chicago commercial that aired moments before the Chicago Cubs Home Opener?! If not, you can watch it here

Make sure to visit WrigleyvilleChicago.org and like our Facebook page to find out about all of the great neighborhood Wrigleyville businesses like Sheffield's, Houndstooth Saloon, and Old Crow Smokehouse.
Lakeview Supper Club on WGN


Maria Rodriguez of  El Nuevo Mexicano talked all about their Lakeview Supper Club event on May 16th on WGN TV on April 1st. Check it out here and visit LakeviewSupperClub.com for more details!
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.
Summer Sanitation Workshops

We have partnered again this year with the Northalsted Business Alliance to offer Restaurant Managers Training and Summer Sanitation Classes to our local bars and restaurants. The SafeDining Association will be teaching the classes on both Wednesday, April 24th and Wednesday, May 29th. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis. 

You can view more information, here and register using the links below.

April 24th Food Service Sanitation Class
April 24th Summer Festival Food Service Class
May 29th Food Service Sanitation Class
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.
Façade Rebate Program

 
  Spring cleaning in a big way? Update the façade of your building with the help of the Façade Rebate Program. Eligible projects within the SSA territories can receive up to $6,000 in funds for improvements.

Read here for more information and to fill out the application. 

For questions, please contact Kate McKenna (SSA #17) kate@lakevieweast.com or Felix Quintiliani (SSA #8) felix@lakevieweast.com. Or call 773.348.8608.
Clark Street /Cubs Event Parking and Monthlys

   
Customer Parking for events and employees, 24/7, safe, secure, and benefiting the Lakeview East Community Partnership.

Contact Kate McKenna Kate@lakevieweast.com for more information regarding rates and monthly specials.
 
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 receive the passwords to purchase your tickets to the events above!
Member Spotlight
Falguni & Ali Dewjee



When husband & wife team Falguni and Ali Dewjee opened Bombay Wraps in 2010, they had one simple mission - to share with you the delicious, simple and fun street food they grew up eating in Bombay (Mumbai), India. Today this mission continues to burn bright, as they recently opened their 3rd location in Lakeview (3149 N Broadway St). Visit the other locations too: Loop (122 N Wells St), Streeterville (330 E Ohio St) and Food Truck (available for parties, events).



Food is a pivotal component of the Indian culture and there is no better way to express oneself and share the culture than through food.

Bombay Wraps has taken the best of Indian cooking - complex flavors, abundant variety and delicious slow cooked recipes and is delivering it to you in a familiar form - wraps, (sandwich) rolls and bowls that you can enjoy at the restaurant, work or your home. Half the menu is vegetarian as a nod to the plethora of vegetarian options available in India. In addition, Bombay Wraps also offer great tasting vegan, gluten free and halal options.

Protein and veggies are seasoned with Indian spices and served in a Wrap: flaky paratha flatbread or wheat roti, Roll: think lobster roll like bun or Bowl: basmati rice or fresh cut salad. Condiments (tomatoes & cucumbers, shredded lettuce & pickled onions) and sauces (cilantro mint, tikka masala, yogurt raita) are added to taste.

"A little about us, we both grew up in entrepreneurial families in Bombay (Mumbai), India. After coming to the US for our MBA's and working for various large and small companies we decided to return to our entrepreneurial roots - and opened Bombay wraps as a pioneer of fast casual Indian food in Chicago."

For offers and updates please Like or Follow us on Facebook.com, Twitter.com or Instagram.com.
There is also an easy to navigate website where you can place your delivery or pick up orders  www.BombayWraps.com. #FreshIndianFast. For catering & other information please email info@bombaywraps.com
 
"Currently we are open Tuesday to Sunday. Weekday dinner and Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) for lunch and dinner. We are closed on Monday.
 
Keep an eye out on our hours as we are soon going to be offering weekday lunch & dinner in addition to our weekend service."


If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email sammi@lakevieweast.com.
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS!
Shake Shack
Serving a classic American menu of premium burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, shakes, frozen  custard , beer and wine.(3519 N Clark St Ste C105)



Irie Jerk Bar and Grill
An upscale dining environment with authentic, award winning Caribbean food at 3404 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville.
Urban Ragi
Urban Ragi caters meals for events big or small. From flavorful bowls, salads, wraps, appetizers to healthy smoothies and soups, they cater to your taste buds.

  
With their first US location located at 565 W. Diversey, Turkitch combines a passion for quality Turkish products with world-class manufacturing practices.
The Chamber staff was invited to the Private Opening for  Beerhead Bar & Eatery (3519 N. Clark Suite C-104) and we had a fantastic time! With over 400 beers offered, plenty of food, and a lot of televisions to watch the games, we were entertained all night! 



Pole Appeal Fitness Studio had their Grand Opening + Ribbon Cutting this past Saturday at their location at 2903 N. Clark St. Attendees were able to meet the owners and instructors and enjoy snacks, wine, enter a raffle, and get a free class!



Stone Creek Coffee Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Help us welcome new business,  Stone Creek Coffee  (939 W. Belmont) to the neighborhood on Friday, April 12th at 12pm! Be one of the first 200 people on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and receive a FREE coffee!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Beerhead Bar & Eatery - 3519 N Clark St Suite C-104 
NOW OPEN!
 
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison
Stone Creek Coffee - 939 W. Belmont 
NOW OPEN!
 
Taste of New York Bagels & Deli 3268 N. Clark
Cargo Food Authority - 1027 W. Addison
Maddon's Post -  1119 W. Waveland
Pole Appeal - 2903 N. Clark 
NOW OPEN!
BodyBrite - 2949 N. Broadway
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.
Clark street is now OPEN again to the public but there will be continued construction surrounding the CTA RPM Project throughout the duration of the year (and beyond.)




Call (331)-303-2499 or email RPM@transitchicago.com for questions or more information.
GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Restrictive Employee Scheduling Ordinance 
 
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce attended the Workforce Development Committee in opposition to the restrictive scheduling ordinance.  Many business sectors were represented by hospitals, hotel and hospitality industry, IRMA, IRA and employees opposing the original proposed ordinance.  There has been a compromise with the Coalition and IL Restaurant Association that will exempt restaurants  with 250 employees AND 30 locations worldwide as well as  Franchisees (regardless of whether they are a restaurant) if they have less than 5 locations worldwide.  The Committee deferred the meeting until May 20 th for more discussion and possible amendments.  You can learn more about Work Your Way here.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce testified at the License Committee this week to support an amendment to for an exemption for businesses located 100 feet of a place of worship or school to be able to obtain a liquor license without having to amend the State law and wait months for the Governor to sign the amendment.  This process is a determent to start-up businesses and will still need the approval from local churches and schools as part of the approval process.  The State will still regulate the liquor licensee and the only difference is the process is streamlined so it does not cause a financial burden on businesses.  The Chamber worked with State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and Alderman Tom Tunney to make SB2436 a home rule. The proposed amendment passed in Committee and will be presented at the next City Council meeting.
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, April 10th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Wednesday, May 1st from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 24, & 25
Location:  19th District Police

Tuesday, May 7th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Monday, May 13th 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.  
LOCAL DEALS, SPECIALS & EVENTS

Chef Mindy of  Bittersweet Pastry Shop was on WGN-TV lunchbreak earlier today showing viewers how to make a Rhubarb and Vanilla Custard pie at home! You can watch the taped segment and get the recipe here.
 
Ann Sather at 909 West Belmont is offering an Easter dinner for just $21.95/per person! You can read more info here.


Upcoming Events:

Yoga to Release Trauma
Saturday,  April 27th
Noon-2:00 pm
Set Your Spring Intentions
Friday, May 3rd
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Reiki III Master Training
Saturday,  May 18th
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat
June 21-23, 2019

Ready to  try a work out unlike a ny other? Solidcore is offe ring a New Client 10-Pack (expiration of 90 days) for just $229 (regularly $280)!

 and receive FREE entry into our 8-week
Change Your Life Challenge
starting April 22nd! ($175 savings).


  Homegrown Residency  at Uncommon Ground is a weekly residency offering emerging Chicago musicians a fertile bed to plant their roots and grow. Every Tuesday for one month, a select emerging band tests their new material, reveals their ongoing process and are joined by hand picked guests. $1 out of every $10 cover charge is donated to
Lakeview Pantry
to help nourish our local community.
 
April presents: ILLVILLE VANGUARD. They're a chicago-based group heavily shaped by Jazz, Gospel, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Hip-Hop, Latin, prog-rock, and Neo Soul.
 
April 16th w/ special Guest Anna Agosta RSVP HERE
April 23 w/ special Guest Rebecca Brunner RSVP HERE
April 30 RSVP HERE
 
Good through April 30th, 2019 
Spring into Supercuts to be SUPER Ready!  
20% ALL products with any Service 
BOGO 50% Styling Products!
3160 N Broadway
(773) 935-5252
  

3258 N.Sheffield Ave
773.281.4989

PingPong has plates plus signature cocktails inspired by 1930's Shanghai Selected and crafted with you in mind.
 
Dimo's Pizz a 's April special is "Mother of Dragons" to celebrate Game of Thrones! With a marinara, harissa, merguez (a North African beef sausage), blistered shishitos, and feta.

  
Admissions  by Joshua Harmon 
 
directed by Jeremy Wechsler at  Theater Wit

 " F resh from its premiere last year at Lincoln Center, 
Admissions  is a funny, sharp-witted, devastating and shockingly blunt about toxic whiteness and privilege... it will be a show you can't stop talking about"

Tickets here.


Need a hot lunch spot? How about
 the Buffalo Chicken Wrap from Salad House .
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