September 2, 2020

Lovin' Lakeview Neighborhood Campaign

We are kicking off a new campaign, Lovin' Lakeview! We want to share your stories, experiences, and favorite things about the Lakeview East neighborhood and business community. Have a great story about a local business or experience in LVE to share with us? Tag us on social media @LakeviewEast and use hashtag #LovinLakeview along with an image and be entered to win a $20 Lakeview East Gift Card!

We've also created a Facebook profile photo frame! Add it to your profile photo here
Celebrating September as the Month of Art

Although this year's Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is cancelled, we will be celebrating our community of artists with a dedicated website in place of the festival. Stay tuned for more information.

We will also be sharing posts across our social media channels highlighting them and their work. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Dine Out on Broadway and Sheffield

We've added additional weekends for both Dine Out on Broadway and Dine Out on Sheffield! Local favorite restaurants and food establishments along Broadway from Belmont to Diversey, and Sheffield from Belmont to School will participate. Sidewalk patios will be extended into the street to accomodate social distancing between guests.

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.
Expanded Al Fresco Dining in Lakeview East

For the complete list of al fresco dining options, visit our website 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 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.**


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

Dance on Broadway also offers a full slate of Adult Drop In classes in both dance and fitness beginning September 8th! Learn more at

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. 

Kelly Park Volunteer Clean-Up Effort

Saturday, September 5th * 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
John H. Kelly Park * 3800 N. Seminary Avenue

Chicago's parks need you to pitch in!This summer, the Chicago Parks Foundation is leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep the parks clean. In partnership with the Chicago Park District and our communities, we look forward to coming together to pitch in for the parks.
Over the past few months, park budgets have been stretched and there are fewer seasonal employees. The Chicago Parks Foundation is providing cleanup supplies and safety guidelines throughout the city to help support the parks' ongoing maintenance. Please join us and share the park love!

The Chicago Parks Foundation is the 501c3 partner of the Chicago Parks.
How it works
  1. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER at the park(s) of your choice by selecting the dates/times you will show up to volunteer.
  2. SHOW UP SAFELY! Cleanup supplies will be provided for you onsite, and you can do your part by:
    • wearing a face mask/covering (required at all times; supplies are limited, please bring your own!)
    • sticking to a group of fifty (50) people or less and consciously practicing physical distancing
    • wearing protective gloves and avoiding hazardous materials like glass and needles
    • review the full Volunteer Safety Guidelines prior to your cleanup
    • if you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at the time of your cleanup, please stay home - no need to alert us!

New PPP Requirements for Restaurant Patrons
Governor Pritzker announced a new requirement for patrons to wear masks during "any interaction' when being served or while interacting with employees.  This new restriction begins today and includes the City of Chicago.  The statewide rule applies to all indoor and outdoor dining when patrons are ordering food and drinks and when a server is dropping off food and drinks at a table.  This rule also applies to food service areas within entertainment venues and museums.  Please read the new safety guidelines here.
NAMI Chicago Mental Health and Deescalation Training For Businesses
The 46th Ward Office and NAMI Chicago will be hosting a virtual training for our local businesses on mental health and deescalation techniques. This training is geared for business owners and managers. Participants of this collaborative training will learn skills to de-escalate difficult situations involving behavioral health crisis to improve the safety of all involved. This training and the techniques you take away will allow you to better perceive when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis and how you can support them and those around you at your business. The training event will take place on Thursday, September 3 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm on Zoom. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the 46th Ward office at 773-878-4646

If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out this form to register.
Advertising Funds Still Available:
Life+Style has created an "Advertising Fund" of $35K to help chamber members and small businesses in our community effected by the recent events of this year.  The goal is to give a helping-hand to those in need of advertising and help them to get the word out through boiMAGazine's extensive media network.
The funds can be used by any chamber member, on a first come basis, for Half Page ads, Full Page ads, and/or Digital Web Ads. boiMAGazine is happy to be in a position to help the community, so there is absolutely no obligation(s) for using the "Advertising Fund" for your business or organization.

Tuesday, August 18 for Labor Day issue
Tuesday October 14 for Halloween issue
If you need advertising assistance, please email or call the contact below for deadlines and more information.
Mike Macharello
phone: 773-909-7245

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
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

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!

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:

Beats 1923, 1924 & 1925 | Wednesday, September 2nd, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beat 1933 | Tuesday, September 8th, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1934 & 1935 | Monday, October 12th, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Beat 1922 | Wednesday, September 16th, 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.

2933 N. Broadway | (312) 856-5530

We're just two guys (Oreste from New York, and Deon from Cape Town) trying to take over the world with our baked goodness! We make the most delicious empanadas and pies daily, using only the freshest ingredients sourced from local purveyors.

13441 Greenwood, Blue Island, IL | (708) 724-7348

With 30 years of experience and proven success in the construction and noise control business, you can rely on us to effectively soundproof your multi-unit residences, standard commercial units by reducing unwanted noise by up to 95%. Not only do our services block the noise, but they also save on your energy bill.

Our ability to delivery soundproofing products and services all over the Chicago area is what makes Sound Proof My Place the right choice for your soundproofing needs.

Businesses Coming Soon
Empanada Mama & The Pie Man2933 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 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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