July 22, 2020

Dine Out  is Back!

We're excited to be participating again in  Mayor Lori Lightfoot's "Make Way for Dining" program! 25+ restaurants and food establishments along Broadway from Belmont to Diversey will participate, and several restaurants on Sheffield north of Belmont will as well. Sidewalk patios will be extended into the street, and there will be a few tables spread out throughout Broadway and Sheffield for those who would like to do carry-out.

All social distancing, face covering, and other guidelines will be followed. The 36 Bus on Broadway will be rerouted (check the CTA website for updates) and Barry, Oakdale, and Briar will become two way streets. Please see below for the map of this weekend's street closures.

Please click here for a list of participating restaurants, more information about street closures, and the Dine Out program.

Thank you to our sponsor, Byline Bank, for making Dine Out possible!

Want to See More Neighborhood Programs like Dine Out?
Want to See Small Businesses Thrive After COVID-19?

Consider Making a Donation to the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce!

If you have ever attended the Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Belmont Sheffield Music Festival, Halloween Hoopla, Wine Stroll, Annual Tree Lighting, last year's Wrigleyville Wonderland, the new Dine Out program, or any of the countless other community events we've put on for the community, you know how much we love the residents and businesses of Lakeview East and how incredibly proud we are to represent this neighborhood. We love hosting these events as much as you love attending, but they are also quite expensive to produce.

Your donation to the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce will help us continue support for our local small businesses during a time when they need us most, as well as bring our community together as we begin to reopen and, eventually, recover. After all, our local small businesses are what makes our neighborhood so dynamic, unique, and a place that truly feels like home. We will do whatever it takes to help keep it that way!

Please consider making a donation to the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce here.
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 Information & Resources 

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 w ebsite for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and small business resources including the Paycheck Protection Program, City Ordinances, financial resources and grants a list of restaurants & businesses open in Phase IV,  and more.
Please exercise patience with our staff as we continue to update these resources in real-time. We will continue to try our best to keep you updated in as timely a manner as possible. 

**Please scroll down to the Business & Government Affairs section for more specific information.**
Lakeview East Reopening Signage
If you wish to have REOPENING SIGNAGE printed for your store:
Our team has created Lakeview East branded signage that you can use and display in and outside your business:
You can print this signs on your own if you'd like, or we are also having them printed for our businesses for free on 8.5" x 11" posters. Call the below businesses to arrange pick up:
  • American Signs Tomorrow (2834 N. Halsted), 773-404-7446
  • The UPS Store (3023 N. Clark), 773-281-8988

From the Blog: Enjoy a Lakeview East Staycation

The weather is beautiful, many businesses are open, and the city is buzzing (safely, of course), you're probably itching to do something fun. Although travel might not be an option this summer, you can still plan a great staycation right here in Lakeview East! So pack your bag, get out of the house, and enjoy the Lakeview East neighborhood from a fresh set of eyes. 
Read more here.
Thank You to Our Lakeview East Businesses Who Continue to Give Back to Our Community!
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The Best Cinnamon Rolls in Chicago? Ann Sather, Of Course!
The Best Cinnamon Rolls In Chicago | Legendary Eats
The Best Cinnamon Rolls In Chicago | Legendary Eats

When's the last time you had an ooey, gooey, absolutely delicious cinnamon roll from  Ann Sather ? Dubbed "Best Cinnamon Rolls in Chicago" by  Food Insider , if you've never had one, you're truly missing out!
Long Overdue has an Exciting Project to Announce: We're Working on a Book about Lakeview East!
But instead of just having one writer, w e want this to be a compilation of stories from anyone in our community . From residents who've lived here their entire life to people who moved here last summer. Restaurant owners, small business owners, people who love doing karaoke at Friar Tuck's, everyone is welcome. These can be your personal memories, history about Lakeview, your favorite spots, etc. To be involved or if you have any questions email Chris O'Brien at chris@longoverduestories.com .
Everbrook Academy® in Lakeview/Lincoln Park is opening soon!

They support 21st century learners, from Infants to Pre-Kindergarten students. Their STEAM curriculum offers integrated, hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Elective opportunities, such as Spanish and yoga, are available, while quarterly enrichment programs-in art, culinary, world cultures, and more-expand each child's horizons.

Following CDC guidance, they maintain a healthy, safe environment. Plus, their Grow Fit ® initiative meets the needs of growing children through fitness and nutrition, including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic milk, and vegetarian selections. And families get peace of mind, with livestreaming video and real-time mobile updates. Learn more and schedule a tour today online  to visit the beautiful new school and meet the principal!

If you would like to receive Unabridged Bookstore's weekly newsletter to learn about the latest book releases, upcoming bookclubs and events (via Zoom), please click here and enter your email address!

From the Blog: Opening Day in Wrigleyville
Batter Up! It's time for Chicago Cubs baseball. Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for. The Home team takes on the Milwaukee Brewers this Friday, July 24th at Wrigley Field. You can view the rest of the season's schedule  here

And although the field isn't open up to fans, there's still ways to safely support your local team - read more on the Wrigleyville blog here!
Wrigley Rooftop Tickets: Watch the Cubs from Above
Thank you, Cubs, for helping Lakeview Pantry feed even more of our Chicago neighbors this spring! #EndHunger
Lakeview Pantry Thanks Chicago Cubs
Lakeview Pantry Thanks Chicago Cubs
Camp isn't cancelled! We're excited to share that Shake Shack is offering our very own Shack Camp: an at-home camp experience planned out + packed up in a Shack Camp Box to keep the kiddos entertained.
Each Shack Camp Box (a $175+ value) has 6 family-friendly activities with $75 of exclusive discounts + offers  all for $79; limited supplies only. Plus, each box bought helps support The Fresh Air Fund, a local non-profit offering underserved kids in NYC a virtual camp experience.
Since we're neighbors, we're giving you free shipping for your Shack Camp order! Just snag a box or two and use code SHACKCAMPLOCAL at checkout.  Learn more + order at camp.shakeshack.com -  and check out our first Shack Camp IGTV here!

This Weekend: Outdoor "Alley Flea Market"
843 West Belmont | (773) 883-1800

Stop by the backlot of The Alley this Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 from 12-6pm to shop awesome deals on the Lakeview East legend's selection! 

We will be offering at the outside sale only:
  • 3 for $30 Alley Logo Long Sleeve T-shirts
  • 3 for $5 Incense and Oils
  • Dresses $3 and Up
  • Lingerie $3 and Up
  • Red Dot Tees $5
  • 99 cent Sunglasses
  • 3 for $10 piercing jewelry
  • Panties 6 pairs for $25
We will still be observing social distancing rules and limiting guests in and out of our store. 
Masks/face coverings are required.

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. 

New Guidelines for Bars, Personal Service, & Indoor Fitness Classes
Please be aware that beginning this FridayJuly 24th, Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers inside (outdoor as outlined in Phase 3 is still allowed). 

Also, personal services requiring the removal of face coverings will no longer be permitted (shaves, facials, etc.) and indoor fitness classes will be reduced to a maximum of 10 people per class.

New restrictions include:
  • Bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors.
    • Restaurants that serve alcohol will be allowed to continue to operate as long as they abide by ongoing COVID-19 guidance and existing regulations.
    • Establishments without food may still provide outdoor service* as they did under phase three.
  • Maximum party size and table occupancy at restaurants, bars, taverns and breweries will be reduced to six people.
  • Indoor fitness class size will be reduced to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Personal services requiring the removal of face coverings will no longer be permitted (shaves, facials, etc).
  • Residential property managers will be requested to limit guest entry to five per unit to avoid indoor gatherings and parties. 
To prepare all business owners for the new guidance, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has a series of webinars this week to provide an overview of the new changes.  To register and learn more, visit  chicago.gov/businessworkshops.

To read the full announcement, click here.

In addition, as of July 10,  all bars, restaurants, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-premises consumption will be required to close by midnight each evening. This is in addition to existing regulations that prohibit the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption after 11pm and the sale for off-site consumption after 9pm. 

This directive will minimize the spread of COVID-19 by preventing late-night congregating that could occur after the cutoff of alcohol sales. Curbside pick-up or delivery of food only can occur after midnight, provided that patrons do not enter or remain in the establishment. Restaurants who do not have a liquor license are not subject to the midnight closure order.
Sidewalk Cafes & Outdoor Dining
The sidewalk café reform ordinance includes the following provisions:
  1. 75% permit fee reduction
  2. Ability to extend sidewalk cafés in front of a neighboring property
  3. Expedited permit issuance process
Click here for more information. BACP has issued an updated FAQ on the process for an extended sidewalk café permit.

If you wish to extend your sidewalk cafe beyond your property line, please remember you cannot be in front of another food establishment or liquor store. You must ask permission from the property owner if you are NOT curbside. Please update your COI's. Here is the application. You also can not block an entryway.

Let us assist you with your permits for expanding your outdoor dining. Please email us for an appointment at info@lakevieweast.com.

To register to vote by mail:
  • Visit Chicagoelections.com 
  • Look at the tabs at the top and choose absentee ballot or mail in ballot
  • Fill it out and send it off - one form is a form you must sign, so print it off, sign it, either mail it back to the Board of Elections or bring it there in person (you will have your temperature taken)

Your application for a ballot will be submitted. Your will then ballot come in the mail!

Second Installment Cook County property tax bills have started to arrive in mailboxes and property owners have until October 1 to pay without any late charge. Property owners can start making partial payments to avoid one big payment on October 1. Click here to learn more.

Lakeview Township Property Tax Appeals applications have opened. Commissioner Gainer's office will be hosting office hours for the duration of the application period virtually and via phone to assist residents with their applications. Email her office or call 312-603-4210 with any questions.

The 2019 Certificate or Error application is now available on the assessor's website . If you are missing an exemption on your 2020 Second Installment Property Tax Bill, please file a Certificate of Error to correct your bill and obtain a refund.

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

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Please note that all in-person CAPS meetings and CAPS events have been cancelled until further notice. If you would like to attend future CAPS Beat meetings virtually, email the CAPS office here with your name and address.

Ty Weaver
Account Executive, SpotOn
 tyw@spoton.com | (302) 588-6080

My name is Ty Weaver. I'm an Account Executive at SpotOn, a software company that is here to help your business with the technology and services you deserve to boost efficiency, cut costs, and grow revenue. We are redefining the industry by equipping you with integrated point-of-sale, software, and website services that will save you time and make it easy to stay connected with customers and drive repeat visits. In most cases, we can also save you money compared to what you're currently paying your merchant services provider by eliminating junk fees and giving a lot more value for your business. On top of that, we offer white-glove, 24/7 service and support, so you can have the peace of mind knowing that we are always here to assist your business.
I would love to hear about the challenges you're currently facing and do a free analysis so we can discuss the opportunities available within your business that you can capitalize upon. Please contact me at tyw@spoton.com or (302) 588-6080.  With all the uncertainty we're dealing with right now, it's never been a better time to reevaluate your business and explore new ways to innovate, grow, and improve your customer retention.
Businesses Coming Soon
Sugar Blow - 3409 N. Broadway - OPENS TODAY!
The Studio by Adam Lee Kenney - 3005 N. Broadway - NOW OPEN!
Everbrook Academy - 538 W. Diversey Pkwy - OPENING SOON!
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
CMX: The Cinema Experience - 1027 W. Addison
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont Ave
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 
Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Project - Sign Up For Alerts! 
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.


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