February 19, 2020

Let the Good Times Roll at the Wrigleyville Mardi Gras 
Extravaganza  on February 22!  

Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Festa Parties, one of Chicago's leading event companies and organizer of "BeadQuest" Mardi Gras in Wrigleyville since 2009, on  February 22nd from 12pm to 6pm as we celebrate Mardi Gras with drink specials, a costume contest, and  Chicago's LARGEST Jambalaya contest in one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the country.

Your $10 ticket includes: before & after parties, 12 tastings including Jambalaya and other creole creations at some of Clark Street's top bars, drink specials at each stop, LIVE music, Brazilian Swag dancers, photo opps, a trolley, and THOUSANDS OF BEADS!

* Check-In from 11am to 3pm to receive your wristband
* FEATURING LIVE MUSIC from Rick King's Royal Hustle from
12pm to 2pm
* FREE Crawfish samples

DRINK SPECIALS: Bud Light $4, Bud Light Hard Seltzer $5 and Cruzan Rum Hurricanes for $6

* 5pm to 7pm
* Costume Contest and Giveaways!

Come Join the Fun in Wrigleyville and Wear Your Best Green, Purple, and Gold Mardi Gras Costumes!

The 2020 Lakeview East-Wrigleyville Directory is Here!
Pick yours up today from the Chamber office, or the orange Chamber-branded newspaper boxes throughout the neighborhood! You can also view the directory online here.
Pasta & Wine Social & Supper Club at Mordecai
Mark your calendars and join the Lakeview Social & Supper Club at  Mordecai for a night of our two favorite things: Pasta and Wine!

On  Thursday, February 27th at 6PM we'll have a family-style pasta feast that includes various types of  pastas, sides, and wine pairings. Bring family, friends, and a hearty appetite!

The special menu features all of your Italian favorites from Chef Mike's homemade lasagna and Maltagliati Tuscan Bolognese to antipasti with cured meat, artichokes, olives, cheeses, and garlic bread. This event will be $37 per person (all inclusive).

Purchase tickets  HERE
*Visit www.lakeviewsupperclub.com/join to sign up and purchase tickets!

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting

2937 N. Clark 
Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Ama La Vida Coaching to Clark Street tomorrow, February 20! A Ribbon Cutting will begin at 3pm, with a Launch Party later in the night at 6pm.

Get FREE tickets to the Happiness Hub Launch Party at 6pm here!

From the founders: "This new storefront home of the Ama La Vida "happiness hub" will bring with it opportunities for in-person coaching, more frequent events and workspace for our clients. We hope you'll join us to celebrate the launch of this exciting new personal and professional development hub in the Chicago community!"

2828 N. Clark
Century Shopping Centre, 4th Floor

You have most likely shared a night with friends or family in a living room playing party games, right? 
But this isn't just any old game night.  Game Night Out takes this to the next level and invites you to game night at our place. This is a fun opportunity to connect with family, friends, or co-workers -  a chance to showcase your knowledge, compete head-to-head, work as a team, make new friends, and uncover inside-jokes.  There's no stage, you're not performing under a spotlight, and you're not locked in a room solving puzzles to escape. In fact you may find you wish you could hang out longer!  Oh, and feel free to bring a drink or two. We're BYOB friendly!  Unplug. Reconnect. Laugh. Play.

3933 N. Broadway
Coming soon! 

Harold's Chicken is coming to Lakeview East! This Chicago f ried chicken staple is bringing its uniquely prepared chicken and mild sauce to our neighborhood and we couldn't be more excited.  Right at the corner of Broadway and Clarendon just south of Irving Park, Harold's is in the perfect pocket of Lakeview East just a few blocks away from Wrigley Field and our beloved Cubs. Keep an eye out for more information on the Grand Opening! 
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Harold's Chicken3933 N. Broadway  NEW!! 
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny  - 2901 N. Clark
Dance on Broadway  - 3168 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont Ave
Everbrook Academy  538 W. Diversey Pkwy
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship
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 our office for more information  by calling 773-348-8608.

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

  Sewer Main Replacement Project#7322

In mid-February, Department of Water Management (DWM) crews will begin to install 840 feet of new 24- inch sewer main in W Barry Ave from N Broadway to 200' east of N Pine Grove Ave. The old sewer main needs to be replaced to create a more reliable and efficient system.
Automatic Email Updates
To receive automatic email updates about the progress of the project, please go to BuildingANewChicago.org to register. Simply enter your name, email address and the project identification number found at the top of this letter. Be sure to respond to the verification email you receive in order to get the updates. Your information will not be shared or used again.
You will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase - from our mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.
What You Need to Know During Construction
  • Traffic: If we need to close or limit traffic during construction for safety reasons, you will always be able to reach your home or business on foot. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
  • Parking: We will post "No Parking" signs as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. We will try to preserve as much parking space as possible.
  • Service transfers: We will give you 24-hour notice when we will have to temporarily interrupt water service to transfer water to the new main and you will need to start flushing your watersystem (instructions on reverse). However, in the event of an emergency shutdown during construction, we may not be able to give you prior warning.
DWM does not assume responsibility for damage to privately installed parkway improvements, including sprinkling systems, fences, flower beds and shrubbery

Questions: Should you have any questions or concerns, you can call any of the following numbers:
  • 24-Hour Service and Information Line:311
  • 44th Ward Office:773-525-6034
  • DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635
What You Need to Know Following Construction
Work involving the water system like sewer main installation or repairs can dislodge small particles of contaminants, including lead, which can affect your drinking water. Ingesting lead can have significant health risks. For more information about the health effects of lead, go to www.CDC.gov/nceh/lead or www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead.

Use Recommended Flushing Practices
Studies show that flushing water through your pipes is an effective approach to lowering lead levels and exposure. Detailed instructions for intensive flushing following sewer main work are enclosed.
Register for Free Filter Set
Out of our commitment to providing our residents with the highest quality water, the Department of Water Management is offering single family houses and buildings with two apartments a free water filter set- a pitcher and six cartridges NSF-certified to remove lead if any is present in drinking water. Buildings with three or more apartments are not eligible at this time.
Please visit   www.chicagowaterquality.orgtoday and register for your free water filter set. Enter your address and zip code and the set will be shipped to you completely free.
Possible Tree Removal
DWM does everything possible to preserve trees when doing infrastructure work. However, due to IEPA regulations concerning the separation of underground infrastructure and public safety concerns should a tree become unstable because of underground work, it is sometimes necessary to remove trees. In consultation with the Department of Streets and Sanitation's Forestry Division, we make the decision on tree removal on a situational basis. You will be notified in advance if it will be necessary to remove trees during this project.

The Optima Development at 3460 N. Broadway passed the Planning Commission and will be going to Zoning for final approvals. Please see below for information from the Development Team. 

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!


Construction has begun for the five year phase of the RPM project.  To find out more about this project please visit the RPM website hereThe modernization project has many steps, and it is important to know when and how you or your business may be affected.  Sign up for construction impact alerts in your community  here
ChibizHub is an 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:


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Just minutes from downtown in Chicago's Lakeview and Lakeview East neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District is home to more than 50 theaters and hundreds of shops and restaurants within a short walking distance. 

From world-class theater to Chicago-style comedy and everything in between, there's always a seat waiting for you at the 100+ shows playing every week in the Belmont Theater District-Chicago's largest theater district.

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