June 5, 2019

Lakeview East Rummage Sale
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce wants you to join us for our first EVER  Lakeview East Rummage Sale !
On  Sunday, June 9th from 10:00am - 4:00pm, we'll be under the
Belmont EL Stop at 938 W. Belmont with neighbors, vendors, food, and music.

What's better than a sunny summer shopping day in your own neighborhood? Come join us! 

*Rain date will be July 14
Movies in the Park

Façade Rebate Program

  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 or 60% 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.
Free Art for Your Office Space!
Lakeview East artist Dennis Jose is offering original oil paintings from his Garden Series at no charge for long term display at schools, libraries, health centers and other public places. Business owners and building managers who want art for their retail spaces or public lobbies are also encouraged to contact Dennis. He also has experience doing outdoor murals -- be in touch if you would like a free proposal.
Dennis' work has been featured by several designers at the Merchandise Mart and at galleries in five states. He studied at the School of the Art Institute.
Reach Dennis at 312-371-4301 or  DAJstudio@aol.com. Additional work may be viewed at  DAJstudio.com

The Lakeview Supper Club is on Facebook and Instagram! Like and follow us to stay in the know of all Lakeview Supper Club happenings!
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!

Big City Optical had their Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting this past Friday, May 31st. We enjoyed viewing their beautiful optical rooms and displays! 
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
Taste of New York Bagels & Deli 3268 N. Clark
Cargo Food Authority - 1027 W. Addison
Devil Dawgs  - 945 W. Belmont Now Open
The Alley843 W. Belmont Now Open
Klein's Bakery & Café426 W. Diversey Now Open
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!


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


Minimum Wage Increase

The City of Chicago Minimum Wage will increase to $13.00 per hour on July 1st.  All tipped employees will increase to $6.40 per hour.  Businesses - Please adjust your payrolls to reflect these increases.

McPier Tax

President of Illinois State Senator John Cullerton proposed an expansion to the McPier tax that would pass on a 1% tax to our neighborhood's restaurants and bars to fund the re-development project intended for McCormick Place. Read full details of the proposed bill here.

Thank you to all who wrote letters to our State Reps, Alderman and Senator Cullerton regarding the McPier tax.  

After much opposition from our community, Mayor Lightfoot has stated she does not support taxing neighborhood districts, especially those located who over 10 miles from McCormick Place. The bill is currently dead. We will continue to work with Alderman Tunney (who is opposed the tax) and State Representatives Sara Feigenholtz and Ann Williams to make sure that this bill does not come back in another form that will affect Lakeview.  
Gas and Cigarette Tax Increase

Governor J.B. Pritzker's $45 billion package for transportation and other construction and developments was approved June 1st. He is expected to sign the bill. Both cigarette and gas taxes will increase to help raise money for the bill.

Gas taxes will increase from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents per gallon (beginning in July). Cigarette taxes will increase as well from $1.98 per pack to $2.98 per pack. Both tax proposals are some of the highest in the country.
ChibizHub is a new online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers.
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:

Thursday, June 6th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1915
Location:  Uptown Buena Library

Monday, June 10th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 & 35
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Wednesday, June 12th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Monday, July 8th 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.  
National Donut Day is this Friday, June 7th, and Stan's celebrating this year in a big way! At all 12 Stan's Donuts & Coffee locations, each customer who walks through the door on the 7th will receive a free glazed cake donut with any purchase. To wash down all that dough, don't forget about Stan's spring drinks and delicious coffee offerings, such as the matcha latte and cold brew shandy. 

3258 N.Sheffield Ave

 Strings Ramen decadent new summer special, debuting this week at their Chinatown and Lakeview locations, available all summer long.
Created by Exec Chef Katie Dong, their new 
Hiyashi King features Strings' homemade, secret-recipe ramen noodles, served chilled and tossed with yuzu soy, topped with Alaskan king crab, ikura (red caviar), uni (sea urchin), teamed with cucumber jalapeño salad, scallion oil drizzle and nori furikake, $21.95. The new summer special joins a line-up of other warm weather favorites like yakisoba, sashimi and meat rice bowls, maze soba and more.

Please join State Representative Sara Feigenholtz for a Free Women's Self-Defense Seminar Saturday, June 15th from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Japanese Culture Center.
The Second Unitarian Church is coordinating a rummage sale on Saturday, June 15 th , at 656 W. Barry. Anyone wishing to come sell new, gently used or vintage items is welcome to purchase a vendor table for $25. The sale is open to the public and will go from 10am - 5pm. The vendor fees collected will go the church. The money you raise at your individual table is for you to use as you see fit. Space is limited, so please reserve your table soon by contacting Alicia Obando at dfd@secondunitarian.org .

For the second year, Shake Shack will be launching a Pride Shake - a cake batter shake topped with rainbow glitter sprinkles (starting at $5.69). The shake will be available for the month of June at all US locations (excluding stadiums, ballparks, transit centers and airports). 



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