August 5, 2020

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. 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 sponsors, Byline Bank and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, 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.
Skyline DKI Webinar: Powerful EPA Approved Disinfection Solution To Keep Your Business Open
Join us for a webinar presented by member Skyline DKI on utilizing SteraMist as an EPA- and FDA-approved solution for disinfecting your business to maintain a safe atmosphere for your customers and staff. Watch the video below for more information. 

This Zoom webinar will introduce Skyline DKI as a SteraMist provider focusing on restaurants (more webinars for additional industries TBA!) and how to keep restaurants and bars open and operating with little down time.  Jeff Clohessy, a SteraMist Representative, will be leading the presentation. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.

TOMI SteraMist Corporate Video

Webinar Information

Time: Aug 12, 2020 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM CST

Meeting ID: 973 2060 7350
Passcode: 2XjEpu

This webinar will take place via Zoom at both 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 12. 
The link, Meeting ID, and password are the same for both meetings.
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 website for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and small business resources including the Paycheck Protection Program, City Ordinances, financial resources and grantsa 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

The Chamber has inventory of posters (right) encouraging customers and residents to wear a mask. The posters are complimentary and are 24" x 36". They are available for pick up at the Broadway office (3138 N. Broadway). If you would like to pick up a poster, please email or call our office at (773) 348-8608 ahead of time to arrange pick up. If you would like to print the attached design on your own, please feel free to do so, too!

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

Bittersweet Family Meal: Chicken Gyros

A limited quantity of our Bittersweet Family Meal will be available for pre-order for pick-up or delivery after 12:00 pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This week's to-go meal serves four and features everything you need for Chicken Gyros! Serves 4-6
  • Grilled, Marinated Chicken Thighs
  • Six (6) Pita Bread
  • Cucumber Dill Tzatziki Sauce
  • Cucumbers, Onions, Tomatoes & Feta for garnish 
  • Greek Salad for 4-6 featuring romaine lettuce, olives, onions, dill, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, feta and housemade Greek dressing
  • Pavolova - a perfect summer dessert featuring a crispy meringue shell filled with passion fruit and citrus whipped cream and topped with fresh, seasonal fruit
The Colette Collection: Face Mask Sale

Wednesday-Sunday 8/5-8/9! Buy 2 masks, get one free! Masks are $10 each! 

2858 N. Clark |(872) 206-8284
Ama La Vida Coaching Memberships

For the month of August, we are offering your first session
FREE for anyone who signs up for a membership!

Ama La Vida is an innovative career, life, health and leadership coaching company with a mission to help people to "love their lives" which is the meaning of our name. Whether it's related to your career, your health or your personal goals, we work with you to craft your own vision for success and create a life that you truly love.

Our team is comprised of the nation's top certified coaches, so we ensure that you are paired with the certified coach who is the best fit for you. Follow the simple steps below to choose your coaching track and the perfect coach for you or book a consultation with us to get started!

Long Overdue has an Exciting Project to Announce: We're Working on a Book about Lakeview East!
But instead of just having one writer, we 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
Unabridged Bookstore Virtual Reading: "Like Me: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends"

On Wednesday, August 12th, we will host a reading to celebrate the  release of Like Me: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends by Dan Mathews. Dan Mathews is PETA's Director of Campaigns, increasing awareness of animal rights through high-profile, sometimes controversial, events. The author will be joined in conversation by award-winning actor Alan Cumming.

For more information about the book and the event, please visit our website.
Please join Second Unitarian Church's Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) for a Community Conversation: Reflections on Policing, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom.

As a country, and in Chicago, policing tactics are getting more widespread scrutiny after officer Derek Chauvin brutally killed George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. From its racist beginnings in South Carolina in the late 1600s, when by law any white person could "capture and punish a run-away slave," to the present, where police can kill Black people with impunity, policing must be critically examined. ARC is providing a forum for members and friends of Second Unitarian Church to explore our own experiences with policing, how we define policing, and how we might reimagine policing through the lens of social justice.

In preparation for this event, we suggest reading the following timeline: Policing in the USA: 1492 - present.

We look forward to seeing you at this event. To register, please click HERE. You will be sent login information for the event on the morning of Tuesday, August 11th.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Susan Zeigler at

Wear Moi has started selling Face Masks in store and online!

Our Face Masks are priced reasonably, we have great design, and they fit perfectly, offering high respirability and permeability. 

3352 N. Broadway | (773) 850-3119

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

Stop by the back lot of The Alley this Saturday and Sunday, August 8th-9th from 12:30-6pm to shop awesome deals on the Lakeview East legend's selection! 

We will be offering at the outside sale only:
  • Belts $6, 3 for $15
  • 3 for $20 Alley Logo Long and Short Sleeve T-shirts 
  • 3 for $5 Oils
  • Dresses $3 and Up
  • Lingerie $3 and Up
  • Misc Jewelry $1 and up
  • Red Dot Tees $5
  • 99 cent Sunglasses
  • 5 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.

Strings Ramen Now Offers Jars of Hell Sauce to Go  

Strings Ramen's popular Hell Ramen sauce is now available by the jar (photos below), for pick-up or delivery, to add a heated kick to your favorite recipes.
Since debuting their fiendishly hot Hell Ramen in 2016, it has created a cult-like following, eventually spanning to five levels of Hell Ramen, each with increasing heat. The new 8-ounce jars of Strings' Hell Sauce, priced at $15.95, combine Tian Jing, Szechuan and Thai chilis, along with other secret ingredients, to add sizzle to your salsa, a bang to your burger or taco meat, or to use in place of chili paste in any of your favorite recipes.
Jars of Hell Sauce are available for pick-up at Strings' Lakeview (919 W. Belmont) location, and for delivery on most delivery apps, including GrubHub, Postmates, and UberEats.
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. 

Notice of License Extension Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Be advised that on July 22, 2020, the Chicago City Council passed Ordinance 2020-2915, a COVID-19 emergency-related measure to extend licenses that expire during the pandemic. 
Licenses and Emerging Business Permits issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection ("BACP") under Title 4 or Title 9 of the Municipal Code of Chicago ("MCC") with an expiration date between March 15, 2020, and September 30, 2020 will hereby be considered active until October 30, 2020.

Note that this ordinance
does not change the fee for renewal nor prorate any fees paid for renewal of a license, nor change the future renewal date of a license. Within 30 days following the repeal of the ordinance on September 30, 2020, impacted licensees will be expected to pay the full fee associated with their license in order to renew. License renewal fees can be found in Chapter 4-5 of the MCC.

To download the Industry Notice in English, click here.

To read the Ordinance, click here.

Expanded Outdoor Dining for Bars, Taverns, & Breweries Without a Retail Food License
Due to the recent rise in community cases of COVID-19, the City of Chicago has reinstated certain restrictions for businesses, including the closure of indoor service for bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol without a retail food license. 

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareño and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gia Biagi announced an expansion of its Outdoor Dining Program that has already allowed over 250 bars and restaurants throughout the city to operate outdoors during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. 

As part of this effort to support Chicago's businesses, the City announced new reforms to the Expanded Outdoor Dining Program that will make it easier for bars, taverns and breweries affected by the latest rollback of the reopening guidelines to operate outdoors. 

Effective immediately, individual establishments that serve alcohol without a Retail Food License may apply to use this program to temporarily operate on the sidewalk in front of their establishment, and all restaurants and bars may use the permit in outdoor areas that would typically require an Outdoor Patio License.  

To learn more about the Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit and to apply, please click here or scroll down to the next section. To help businesses navigate the permit, the City will be holding a webinar Thursday, August 6 at 2:00pm. To register, visit  
Sidewalk Cafes & Expanded 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

To register to vote by mail:
  • Visit 
  • 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. 

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.

3126 N. Broadway | (773) 661-9252

Dance On Broadway is the brand new state of the art training center, newly opened in Lakeview East this August. The vision of veteran teacher and choreographer Nancy Teinowitz, the center will offer classes for children and adults in Ballet & Pointe, Jazz, Hip-Hop & Contemporary, Summer programs include Dance Camps and Intensives for youth ages 7-16. Broadway Ballet and Broadway Boogie provide opportunities for children ages 3 and up to begin the exploration of moving to music. Adult Drop In offerings will include morning fitness classes. We are eagerly looking forward to sharing our passion for dance and performance, and creating a place where anyone and everyone can find fulfillment through artistic expression.

2901 N. Clark | (773) 687-9253
 The mission of Cuddle Bunny is to provide a comfortable space where customers can enjoy the companionship of domesticated rabbits during the day or enjoy a fun evening activity. Our desire is to be an escape from everyday experiences where visitors can get a solid dose of oxytocin. Cuddle Bunny provides fitness and holistic services to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. Evening activities occur daily from 7-9:00 p.m. Cuddle Bunny's lower level  offers a limited amount of quality rabbit boarding care available for either brief or extended stays. A central HEPA filtration system and meticulous attention to rabbit care and facility cleanliness are what sets us apart from others. Peace/Love/Bunny-themed retail goods are available for purchase such as apparel, rabbit accessories, yoga mats, necklaces, earrings, key chains, stuffed animals, totes, and mugs.

We've recently experienced an abundance of interest, for which we are extremely grateful.  Please know that we  are doing our best to respond to all inquiries in as timely a manner as possible.  Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Businesses Coming Soon
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 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.


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