August 22, 2018
2018 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to assist at the 2018 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The 2018 Festival will run from Saturday, September 8 th-Sunday, September 9 th and we are looking for help in all areas of the festival. 

Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt and a drink ticket for the festival. You can sign up here. If you have any questions, email

Wrigleyville Summer Series at Casey Moran's

The second stop of our Wrigleyville Summer Series will be next Thursday, August 30th at Casey Moran's IVY Lounge Rooftop! Join us for a hosted bar, food, and amazing giveaways from our local businesses! Tickets are only $10 and $5 for members. Purchase yours here.
3rd Annual Lakeview East Wine and Sweets Stroll
Save the date! The 3rd Annual Wine and Sweets Stroll will be on September 30th from 3pm-6pm. More details to be released very soon. 
Member Spotlight
We are starting a new section of the newsletter this week that will highlight members and business owners of the Chamber that are doing great things in their work and the community!

This week's Member Spotlight is dedicated to Nancie King Mertz!


Nancie, the owner and artist at ArtDeTriumph & Artful Framer Studios (2938 N. Clark), has been doing what she loves for over 35 years. She moved her business, Artful Framer Studios, to Chicago in 1987. After many personal success with her own art, her husband, Ron Mertz, saw a high demand for Nancie's oil and pastel artwork and created ArtDeTriumph 18 years ago. Now, Nancie's work can be seen throughout Chicago and Lakeview East!

A HUGE congratulations is also in store because she was recently invited by the President of Art du Pastel in France to be their Guest of Honor the last week of May 2020. Nancie's art will be displayed in a show and member exhibition, and she will also teach a workshop in the hometown of Claude Monet! We are incredibly proud to have such an accomplished business owner and artist right here in Lakeview East.

Make sure to stop by ArtDeTriumph & Artful Framer Studios to congratulate Nancie and see the amazing artwork she's created throughout the years!

Check out some of Nancie's work below! You can see more beautiful art on her website  here . You can also see Nancie and her work at the 2018 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts at booth number 99.


If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email
New Mural Installation at El Nuevo Mexicano

Artist, Jerry Rugg "BirdO" out of Toronto kicked off his mural installation at 2914 N. Clark yesterday and will be working on it throughout the week.

This is the first of many new works coming to Lakeview East through the Public Arts Program.
El Nuevo Mexicano is featuring "Mural Mezcal Margaritas" made with Mezcal Unión and encourages everyone to come enjoy the patio outside while Jerry paints the mural!
Movies in the Park: Coco

Thank you to everyone that came out on August 10th for Movies in the Park at Hawthorne School to watch Coco with us! We had a great night meeting families in the neighborhood and participating in such a fun night. 


A new concept by BOKA Restaurant Group and Chef Chris Pandel. 

Under the glow of the marquee of the friendly confines, you'll find DUTCH & DOC'S, your bustling neighborhood restaurant sharing a space serving American fare and classic cocktails to help you unwind after the grind.

Dutch & Doc's was recently also featured in the Eater Chicago as one of the 20 hottest brunch restaurants in Chicago! Click here to read the rest of the article!
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  
Union Full Board - 3475 N. Clark (Opening inside The Wheelhouse Hotel)
Platinum Fades  - 3309 N. Clark 
Off the Ground Dance Studio - 2905-2907 N. Clark
Dance Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Halloween Hallway - 929 W. Belmont
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!
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Off the Ground Dance Studio

Off the Ground Dance Studio, will have their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening this upcoming Sunday, August 26th from 2pm-5pm. Join us in welcoming them to the Lakeview East community!

Grand Opening at Advocate Outpatient Center

The brand new Advocate Health Care Outpatient Center at 3134 N. Clark, has their Grand Opening and Open House tomorrow, August 24th. Come join us and tour the facilities and learn about their services! Details here.

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

Summit Crews are expected to begin installing several speed humps on School/Aldine from Ashland to Inner Lake Shore Drive throughout this week. During the installation, crews will grind down the street which will require brief traffic interruptions. Parking restrictions will be in place at all locations where speed humps are being installed.

Pavement markings are expected to be installed through out the route later this week.F
or more information click  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:

Wednesday, September 5th from 7- 8pm  - 19th District Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting
Location:  850 W Addison St, Chicago, IL, 60613

Tuesday, September 11th from 6:30pm-7:30 pm  - 19th District Beat 1933
Location: Illinois Masonic Med Center Library, 836 W Wellington Ave #7501, Chicago, IL 60657

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

Wednesday, October 3rd from 7- 8pm  - 19th District Beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 Meeting
Location: 850 W Addison St, Chicago, IL, 60613

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 August 2018.

Springboard Productions is filming a show at The Vic Theater (3145 N. Sheffield) today. This will effect parking in that area until tomorrow morning. For more details click here.
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.

Upcoming Concerts at Wrigley Field

Luke Bryan will be at Wrigley Field on
September 1st. Join him and special guests Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and DJ Rock for a night of hit country! You can still purchase tickets here.

Billy Joel is returning to Wrigley Field for the fifth consecutive year on Friday, September 7th. This will be the 7th total Wrigley Field performance for the Piano Man. Don't miss your chance to see him live! Purchase your tickets here.

Vanille Patisserie recently announced the three finalists in their annual macaron flavor contest: Blueberry Cheesecake, Ginger Lime and Seven Layer Bar.
The three flavors will be packaged and sold together at a discounted rate of $5 from now until September 3. Purchasers of the finalist package can vote for their favorite flavor in all four Vanille locations, especially right here in, Lakeview East!

The  Belmont Theater District is having a Season Launch BBQ on Sunday, August 26th! Enjoy music, great BBQ, and more! Find out more information and claim your spot

Stan's Donuts is celebrating the 89th birthday of founder Stan Berman by selling glazed donuts for just 89 cents on August 25th. AND you can pre-order a dozen glazed donuts for $10. Details above.

Dimo's Pizza and Clark St Dog were both featured in Do312's article, Chicago's Best Late Night Eats! Read the full article here to see what these two Lakeview East and Wrigleyville late night gems are serving up past 10pm!

Maison Marcel's extending their hours! Now open until 8pm on weekends! 

Fall styles are trickling in at The Colette Collection. Stop by soon to see what's new and trending in Summer and Fall fashion!


The Chicago Diner is featured in the Eater Chicago as one of the best Vegetarian-Friendly restaurants in Chicago. See the article here!

Wrigleyville Sports has your latest Cubs gear and merch for the upcoming 7 day home game stretch!

Beat the Summer heat with an iced coffee from Dark Matter Coffee - Osmium!

Byline Bank has narrowed down the top 25 businesses for the It Pays To Bank Local contest! We are proud to say we have THREE amazing members in the running:  Bonus Round Game CafeMs. T's, and  Windy City Sweets

These three businesses in our district have a chance to win $10,000!!! Vote for them to win here!


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

PR Italian Bistro is serving up delicious seafood this Summer, including this Caribbean Spiny Lobster known as the Rock Lobster. 

Join Mild 2 Spicy for their Vegan Night on August 24th. For just $12.99 receive the entire menu above!

Okashi is offering crepes again! For only $4.99 get one with TWO scoops of gelato and THREE different toppings!
Stressing about your move? Don't! Coffey Bros. Moving is reliable, trustworthy, and bound to make your move easy and stress free.

Hot weather calls for hot dogs, and Flub a Dub Chub is one of the best! Stop in today for a Chicago dog...and remember, no ketchup!

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

Book your next game day party with The Irish Oak! Email Maggie at for more details!

The date for  Movies in the Park, Paddington 2 , has been changed to  September 14th . A rain date has been set for September 21st. 


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