February 5, 2020

Lakeview & Lakeview East Business Social

Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce at Lucky Strike Social for a co-hosted business social! We'll have drinks, apps, and games for all to enjoy, PLUS mingle with fellow Lakeview business merchants. 

This event is FREE for members of the Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers.
Nonmembers can register for just $10.

Tuesday, February 11th
Lucky Strike Social
1027 W Addison

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 in one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the country!

Clark Street will transform into Bourbon Street for a Mardi Gras celebration unlike any other! Participating establishments will offer drink specials, along with samples of Jambalaya. Attendees will vote for their favorite Jambalaya and a winner will be chosen at the end of the night.  We'll also have a brass band, jesters, photo opportunities, & tons of beads!  Then, from 5:30-7:30pm we'll have a finale party, where the King and Queen of Mardi Gras will be crowned via costume contest - so wear your best Mardi Gras themed outfits for your chance to win! 

Drink Specials:
Bud Light $4, Bud Light Hard Seltzer $5 and Cruzan Rum Hurricanes for $6!

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.
Restaurant Week in Lakeview East 
There's still time to indulge in the Restaurant Week deals at local Lakeview East favorites! Click here to see what neighborhood spots have on the menu. 
Mardi Gras Social & Supper at Nola Bar & Kitchen
Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras a week early at the official New Orleans' bar in Wrigleyville,  Nola Bar & Kitchen , on  Tuesday, February 18th at 7pm .

We'll enjoy 3 courses of delicious New Orleans style favorites along with a complimentary cocktail.  Tickets are just $37 and members can bring as many guests as they like at membership pricing!  Feel free to stay after the event to enjoy all things NOLA and Mardi Gras!

*Visit  LakeviewSupperClub.com/Join  to sign up for membership. After signing up, you will receive an email with ticket purchasing instructions.

  • Starters (Choose 1): Gumbo, Jambalaya, or Fried Pickles
  • Main Course (Choose 1): New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp (with sides), Blackened White Bass (with sides), or Southern Plate Deluxe (Andouille Sausage, Southern Fried Chicken, & Fried Shrimp; with sides
  • Dessert: Beignets
  • Cocktails (Choose 1): Hurricane or Hand Grenade

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Kilwins! 

3519 N. Clark
Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service. Today we continue the tradition by uniquely combining high quality products with a warm friendly customer experience, which is supported through a successful community of caring owner operators. We continue to offer the very best Confections and Ice Cream that are hand-made in our kitchen, fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting

2937 N. Clark 
Join the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Ama La Vida Coaching to Clark Street on February 22! 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!"

Lyft's mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation - including those in Lakeview East. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities and making cities more livable for everyone through initiatives that bridge transportation gaps, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.

931 W. Belmont

Sundae Stop's doors are officially open! Steps from the Belmont Red Line, we provide homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and edible cookie dough inside a beautiful store inspired by our transit surroundings. We pride ourselves on using only quality ingredients to make amazing flavors. Come on in and enjoy a scoop (or two) or grab a pint to go!  Sign up for our Loyalty Program and get access to special discounts, store events, and more! Just sign up with the link here !

2350 N. Lincoln

Our commitment to our clients is evident throughout our business. With participation in more than $50 million dollars worth of business, we are local market experts. From condos and single family homes to multi-family properties for the savvy investor, we have got it covered. We pride ourselves on broker to broker relationships that can give clients an advantage during negotiations. Meg is a Certified Negotiation expert and takes yearly continued education courses through the Chicago Association of Realtors. We keep up with the latest cutting-edge technology to best assist our clients.

3227 N. Clark

Compared to the generic so-called Hot Pot on the market, we are the first Chicago restaurant that specializes in the authentic Chengdu & Chongqing style soup base that's prepared the original way and involves a 2-3 hour cooking process. The major ingredients for the beef tallow base include over 20 specific elements, such as premium canola oil, top grade beef tallow, PiXian broad bean paste, crushed chilis, cloves, and bay leaf. Our house-made soup bases are known for pungent and aromatic characteristics. We serve Hot Pot 7 days a week, and have special all-you-can-eat offers so you can indulge in authentic Sichuan Hot Pot meal starting at just $23.95/person. 

2516 Waukegan Road, Glenview, Illinois

At Harvest Outdoor, we understand that successful Outdoor Advertising campaigns require first creative ideas matched with high quality locations in the marketplace. A successful Outdoor Campaign also requires an Outdoor Company capable of mastering the details of production and installation. Harvest Outdoor is ready to provide your next campaign with flawless service and timely installation. Please contact us with your requirements and we will furnish you with our proposal. 
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Black & Caspian 2908 N. Broadway  OPEN NOW!
Little Barn Apothecary - 3341 N. Broadway OPEN NOW!
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
Kilwins -  3519 N. Clark  OPEN NOW!
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!

Chicago Census 2020
The City of Chicago is committed to helping every Chicagoan participate in the 2020 Census, it is important that everyone is represented and has the chance at being so. See below for some opportunities regarding the 2020 Census and how you can be involved.
  • In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.
  • The temporary positions include: Census Takers, Census Field Supervisors, Recruiting Assistants, Office Operations Supervisor.
  • Candidates must complete an online job application; The application includes assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.
  • Positions for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Pay rates can vary by position and location; Find the pay rates in your area using the interactive map.
Visit the Census website here or email  census@cityofchicago.org for even more information. #ChiCounts2020


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:


Welcome to the Belmont Theater District - Chicago's Largest Theater District

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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For 14 days only, all of our health coaching services are 50% off. We recently launched three new health coaching programs, and so we are treating our first clients of these programs to a massive discount. These programs include:
  1. Body Confidence Coaching with Coach Jill
  2. Gut Health Coaching with Coach Sophie
  3. Stress & Burnout Coaching with Coach Sara
Our signature 12-week ALV Health Method program is also included in the sale which takes a holistic approach to improving your mental, physical, spiritual and social health.
 Use code: HALFOFFHEALTH at checkout to redeem your 50% off!
First Fridays at BottlesUp!

Art Show, Live Music, Free Tastings + Valentines! 

Friday, February 7 at 5:30pm | 3164 N. Broadway

Join BottlesUp! V-Day-themed First Friday! New art, free tastings, live music, snacks, and a mini pop-up shop featuring gifts for you or your Valentine, Galentine or Palentine!

CLICK HERE for more information & to RSVP! 

More February events at BottlesUp!:



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