December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays from LVECC!

Celebrations will probably look a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean it has to have any less cheer! Lakeview East has everything you need for the Holidays, whether it's Christmas dinner or a one-of-a-kind New Year's Brunch!

Holiday Office Hours
Our office will be closed December 24 - January 4. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season filled with joy, happiness, rest, and peace, and a joyful and prosperous New Year! See you in 2021!
Shop Locally Online with the Lakeview East Holiday Gift Guide!

Get the perfect gift for everyone on your list with the Lakeview East Holiday Gift Guide! This year's guide is packed to the brim with one-of-a-kind gifts from unique small businesses that are sure to be a hit with loved ones. The best part: most items are available for purchase online, so you can shop from home in just a few easy clicks.

Spread Hope this Holiday Season with Your Own Personal Message on the Lakeview East Tree of Hope
As the holidays approach, we look for hope for the future and spread our love to our families, friends, and community. This year, the Lakeview East Community Partnership would like to spread the love for our community by displaying your personal messages of hope on our Tree of Hope. Your message of hope could be sent to a person, business, or the Lakeview East community.

For a donation to the Lakeview East Community Partnership, your message will be displayed on an ornament on the Tree of Hope. Your donation helps support local nonprofits and brings programming to our community. To make a donation and write your message, click here!

Thank you to Walgreens at Broadway and Waveland for hosting the Tree of Hope! 
Stop by 3646 N. Broadway to see the Tree of Hope.
Support Our Local Restaurants

2020 Lakeview East Neighborhood Guides

If you're looking to shop locally for decor, apparel, media, and more, the 2020 Lakeview East Retail Guide has it all. Shop our list of neighborhood shops and retailers to support local, small businesses here!

The 2020 Lakeview East Beauty Guide includes all the best beauty and salon offerings right here in Lakeview East! Everything you need to look good, feel good, and live well. View the full guide here

Feast your eyes upon the 2020 Lakeview East Dining Guide, including everything from upscale dining destinations to more casual restaurants and top-notch bar fare. When in #LakeviewEast, experience how #LakeviewEATSView the New 2020 Lakeview East Dining Guide here

Interested in Al Fresco dining options? Click here to browse outdoor dining in Lakeview East, and click here to check out outdoor dining in Wrigleyville!
COVID-19 Updates
The Lakeview East Chamber is committed to providing the latest updates and
resources for our community during this difficult and uncertain time. Please visit the below pages on our website for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and small business resources including the Paycheck Protection Program, City Ordinances, financial resources and grants, and more.

**Please scroll down to the Business & Government Affairs section for more specific information.**


Holiday Staff Picks

Spread even more Holiday Cheer this season by shopping small and supporting local businesses here in Lakeview East! Businesses are working hard to keep everyone healthy by offering online and safe, in-person shopping experiences. They need your support more than ever, and have tons of great gift options for every person on your list! Click here to watch the series.

Steve Slaske is well-known for his drawings and watercolors of the urban scene. He holds a degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and his understanding and love of buildings is evident in his work. Steve has traveled extensively, never without his pen, throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Steve is now thrilled to live, draw and paint in Chicago where he started his career as an artist, including amazing watercolors of Lakeview like the one above. Click here for more information.

After 35 Years of servicing our neighborhood, we must say farewell to Supercuts Lakeview East, but we will not be far - please visit us in our new home in Roscoe Square!  

We hope to continue to service all of your haircare needs!

Supercuts Roscoe Square
3340 N Western Ave
Chicago, Il 60618
(773) 525-6960

It's a Wrigleyville Wonderland! Plus, Special Holiday Happy Hour Every Friday in December
Wrigleyville Wonderland 2020

The Bars of Wrigleyville are Popping Up this Holiday Season! 

Wrigleyville will be fully decked out for holidays again this year with many pop-ups sure to cater to your longing to celebrate the holiday season for the weeks leading up to (and even some after) the holidays. No need to go searching for them all - we've got that part covered for you! Click here to see the list.

Looking for the perfect gift? Shake Shack's got you covered! They'll be offering a free Shake voucher for every $25 in gift cards purchased in-Shack or online until December 31st. 
The best part? Shake vouchers are redeemable any time before 3/31/21 so you can continue the celebrations after the holidays!

Laugh Factory Chicago's Year in Review by Curtis Shaw Flagg 
What's On in the Belmont 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. 

Amidst recent suspension of group gatherings and, thus, live performances, many Belmont District Theaters have opted into providing digital, remote and streaming programming for patrons to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. 

Licensing & Permitting Updates
City Council has passed the following for licensing and permits:


Extension of License Expiration Dates

All licenses that expire between March 15, 2020 and June 15, 2021 will be considered active until July 15, 2021 and those businesses can operate during that time without renewing their license. 

Extension of Sidewalk Café Permit Expiration Date and Extension of Reforms

All current Sidewalk Café Permits will be considered active through May 31, 2021 and businesses with a Sidewalk Café Permit can operate their current Sidewalk Cafes until that date without renewing. 
Additionally, all Sidewalk Café Permits issued for the 2021 season will benefit from the temporary reforms implemented earlier this year: permit fee reduction of 75%, the ability to extend in front of neighboring property, and an expedited permit issuance process. 

Extension of Expanded Outdoor Dining Program

The Expanded Outdoor Dining Program, through which bars and restaurants can operate outside on private property or closed streets, has been extended to last through the end of 2021.  
  • Businesses that are interested in extending their permit past the end of 2020 must submit a request including the DOT number of their Permit and submit insurance covering the extended dates. 
  • Additionally, businesses that are operating their Expanded Outdoor Dining area during winter months need to submit an updated permit plan that includes any winterization plans and equipment.
  • Questions and required documents can be submitted to
  • Learn more about the Expanded Outdoor Dining Program

Restaurant Opportunity: Be Included in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 2021 Cookbook
Restaurants interested in submitting a recipe for the Cystic Fibrosis' physical cookbook must submit the following by Monday, January 4. Recipes will be shared on the Cystic Fibrosis' social media channels throughout the year.
  • Recipe (including ingredients list and step-by-step directions) for a cocktail, entree, appetizer or dessert (required)
  • High-resolution restaurant logo (required)
  • A few sentences about the restaurant (recommended, but not required)
  • A Chef/mixologist headshot (recommended, but not required)
  • A Chef/mixologist bio (recommended, but not required)

For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
ChibizHub is an online platform build by the City of Chicago to help connect small businesses with service providers. Currently, ChibizHub is providing up-to-date resources related to COVID-19. 

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

NOTE: Beginning in 2021 there will be separate meetings for every individual beat. We will share the updated schedule once it is available.

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Beats 1923, 1924 & 1925 | Sunday, January 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beat 1933 | Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1922 | Wednesday, January 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

If you would like to attend future CAPS Beat meetings virtually, email the CAPS office here with your name and address.

2856 N. Clark
(773) 275-2327

We have proudly served our authentic Vietnamese food, along with some fusion of Yugoslavian to the locals and they have given us the thumbs up! So now it's your turn to stop in and try our delicious menu. We also have a full bar - you can try some great wines, a variety of cold beers, and tap beer, coming soon. You can have your choice of Rums, Vodkas, Brandys, and more! Our cable service brings us great sports games from European soccer to our home teams of Chicago! Our staff is dedicated to your enjoyment and satisfaction with everything from our food menu, music, ad sporting events.


Businesses Coming Soon
Kim Us - 3422 N. Broadway NEW!
Envision Psychic Gifts II - 3023 N. Broadway NEW!
Latin Fuego - 947 W. Wellington NEW!
Hacienda D'Suzarez - 3466 N. Clark
The Green Flamingo Plant Shop - 3333 N. Broadway
Pizzeria Flora - 3037 N. Clark - NOW OPEN!
Breakfast House - 3928 N. Sheridan
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont
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 
Construction at Illinois Masonic
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center continues pre-cast installation for their approved parking garage. This work is scheduled to be complete the week of December 21st.
Semi-trucks will be backing into the NW corner of Sheffield and Nelson. Work should be ongoing through mid-December from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
More details can be found 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 here.  The 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.

Follow the CTA's new Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project social accounts

The CTA has launched new social media accounts for the RPM project. Stay up to date on the project, get service information, plus more by clicking on each platform to follow them on
Thank you to our sponsor Byline Bank for supporting small, local businesses in our community!


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