January 3, 2019

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a great holiday season. We are looking forward to an exciting 2019!
Bobtail Ice Cream

Bobtail Ice Cream will be closed until the Spring due to their acquisition by Johnson's Real Ice Cream! To read more about the acquisition and exciting news, you can read the press release here. We are excited to see the new re-imagined ice cream space!
44th Ward Aldermanic Forum
We are excited to announce a 44th Ward Aldermanic Forum on January 17th at 7pm at the Center on Halsted
This forum will be moderated by Laura S. Washington, an award winning journalist, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and political analyst for ABC 7-Chicago.

This will be a great way to learn about the candidates and their stance on neighborhood issues. Questions will be taken from the audience as well.

We are partnering with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce to host the Pre-Forum Reception, with a cash bar, from 6 to 7pm. Hope to see you all there!
Lakeview Business Social

Mark your calendars! We will kick off 2019 with a Business Social with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Stretch Bar & Grill. More details will be announced soon!
Private Event Space Guide

Planning a private party? We've updated our  Lakeview East Event Space Guide  for all of the best event spaces in the Lakeview East and Wrigleyville area!
Member Spotlight
Jason Bailin

Jason Bailin is pictured opening a class at Get In The Kitchen

Jason Bailin, owner and founder of Get in the Kitchen, originally hails from the finance world where he worked as an investment manager for large corporations, foundations, cities and charities. He tried his hand at publishing when a few friends dared him to write a cookbook after throwing a private dinner party. 

Upon his success with the Get in the Kitchen cookbooks and spice blends, his alma matter asked him to do an alumni cooking class. Despising traditional cooking classes, he decided to do the class in a "party format" where the guests simply came over, hung out in the kitchen and made great meals while drinking wine and playing charades and other game night type games. Because people loved it so much and told him that he should market this idea, he followed their advice. 

After a year of renting space at various cooking schools in the area and throwing cooking parties, he stumbled across the vacant space at 3617 N. Broadway while walking around Lakeview (where he lives). Throwing caution to the wind and taking a flying leap out of his comfort zone, he signed the lease and events like Kooking & Karaoke, Tacos & Trivia and Poker & Barfood nights became a reality in the brand new "Get in the Kitchen!"
If you think you know cooking classes, you don't know jackfruit. It doesn't matter if you know how to cook, want to know how to cook or if you don't give a flying fork about cooking, you're gonna have an amazing time at one of their Cooking parties! Fun, great food, and general hilarity with a side of BYOB. What more could you want in a night out? They don't call it the "Party School" of cooking classes for nothing! 

If you want to learn knife skills and gourmet techniques, go to the "other guys." But if you are looking to have an awesome time, learn some easily replicable, amazingly tasty home-cooking recipes and have an awesome "night out" experience, they're your guys!

If you are interested in being featured in a future Member Spotlight, please email [email protected].

Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Big City Optical -  3232 N. Broadway
Wear Moi - 3352. N Broadway
Happy Camper - 3548 N. Clark
Hero Coffee Bar - 2950 N. Sheridan NOW OPEN! 
Solid Core - 3312 N. Broadway NOW OPEN! 
The Roost Carolina Kitchen  - 3474 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 
Shake Shack - 
3519 N. Clark NOW OPEN! 
Baseballism- 1027 W Addison St a107 NOW OPEN! 
Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken - 1027 W Addison St  NOW OPEN! 
Grand Mongolian Hot Pot - 2904 N Broadway 
Modern Boutique Nail and Spa - 3228 N Broadway NOW OPEN!  
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner Sponsorship 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  [email protected]  or by calling 773-348-8608.
The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.
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, January 8th from 6:30-7:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1933
Location:  Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital

Wednesday, January 9th from 7:00-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1923, 24 & 25
Location:  19th District Police Station

Thursday, January 10th from 6:30-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1913
Location:  Courtenay School

Monday, January 14th 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.  
Dog Waste Pick Up

Please remember to pick up after your pets! We have received many calls from business owners and residents alike concerning, and have noticed, a lot of dog waste in the beautiful, public areas of Lakeview East. Let's keep it a clean place to live, work, and play!

Happy New Year from Supercuts!
Our Haircut Sale is here!  Come in today! 
$10.99 any Haircut* thru January 31st, 2019!
Get 20% off any professional hair care product with any service

Supercuts Lakeview East 
3160 N Broadway
(773) 935-5252

Houndstooth Saloon is introducing a brand 
new menu and weekly specials! Check out their revamped website here.
 Tea for 2U
A Concert Fundraiser featuring Carl and Patty Kennedy
 followed by Tea Time refreshments
Themed attire and fun hats are encouraged!
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 3pm
$10 in advance/$12 at the door (suggested donation)
Kids 8 - 12 are $5, Kids 7 and under free
Purchase tickets here.

NEW Winter Menu at Veggie Grill  Including Beyond Crispy Tacos, Chickin' Zucchini Noodle Soup, Barbacoa Torta, and don't forget dessert-Olive Oil Cake! Order online or to-go.

Julia Merchant has returned to Room 13. She will be with them for the next few months as their featured musician for a Winter Residency.

Upcoming performances:
Friday, January 11th
Friday, January 18th
Friday, January 25th

Sets at 8pm, 9pm, & 10pm.

$5 cover to be included with the final bill.
Cash gratuity encouraged.

Reservations & password required entry:

  Room 13 will also have a 1920s Murder Mystery Party on February 16th. The party will be interactive and improv-inspired. Each guest will get to play a detective, suspect, or witness. 
Each ticket includes...1920's themed cocktail party hors d'oeuvres, raffle prize giveaways, photography to capture your murder mystery experience, murder mystery materials including a character sketch. Tickets can be purchased here.

WHEN: Friday, January 18 from 6-9 PM
WHERE: Tinker To Evers, 3473 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
WHAT: Guests are invited to spend a special evening with the author of the Chicago Cubs-centric book, "Tinker To Evers To Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America". The non-fiction book was influenced by the same poem that was also the inspiration for the name of the upscale craft cocktail lounge in Wrigleyville, Tinker To Evers. The book and Rapp are also the recipient of this year's Chicago Writers Association Nonfiction Book of The Year award. Attendees for the evening will have the chance to meet and chat with Rapp, as well as purchase his book ($27.50) and have it signed.

Secure your FREE tickets here!


TPAN is currently looking for participants and volunteers for  Dining Out For Life Chicago
 on  April 25, 2019.  Last year, some of your favorite restaurants  raised over $60,000   for  TPAN  to support their programming and save lives right here, in Chicago. For questions or more information visit their Facebook page or email [email protected].



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