April 29, 2020

Show the mother figure in your life that you love her while also supporting local businesses at the same time. See the list of ideas from local online and curbside pick up Lakeview East retailers here!
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  financial assistance, unemployment benefits, and paid sick leave ; restaurants open for  delivery/pickup ; and  donation opportunities for individual businesses and their staff. 

Please scroll down to the Government & Business Affairs sections for specific updates and resources.

States are incentivized to waive the traditional one-week waiting period for unemployment compensation.

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. 
Support the Generous Restaurants that have Stood by TPAN's mission to serve LGBTQ Chicagoans and All People Affected by HIV!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPAN's annual DINING OUT FOR LIFE CHICAGO (DOFL) fundraising event has been postponed. But when you order delivery, carry-out, or curb-side pick-up from any participating restaurant, you help support the important restaurants who have stood by our community and our mission.

On  THURSDAY, APRIL 30th , join us for a virtual  "Solidarity Dinner." From your home, you can #SupportOurRestaurants who have supported Chicago's #LGBTQ communities and people living with and affected by #HIV. You'll even have a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

Digital Marketing Webinar: Monday, May 4 at 10AM
Learn what to do - and what NOT to do - to market your business online during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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. 

Lifting mitigation measures is only possible with widespread availability and access to COVID-19 testing, tracing and treatment. The data show that if the state were to lift mitigations abruptly this week, this would result in a second wave of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

After consulting with doctors, scientists and experts in Illinois and across the world, the Governor has announced he will sign a modified version of the state's stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1 and extend  through the end of the month. The modified order will strengthen the state's social distancing requirements while allowing residents additional flexibility and provide measured relief to non-essential businesses in the safest way possible.

The new executive order will include the following modifications effective May 1:

* OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website  HERE . Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

*  NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses. These stores must follow social distancing requirements and must require that employees and customers wear a face covering. Animal grooming services may also re-open.

* NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL: Retail stores designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.

*  FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can't maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.

*  ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.

SCHOOLS:  Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will also be issuing guidance to surgi-centers and hospitals to allow for certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions, starting on May 1. Facilities will need to meet specific criteria, including proper PPE, ensuring enough overall space for COVID-19 patients remains available, and testing of elective surgery patients to ensure COVID-19 negative status.

National Restaurant Association Blueprint for Recovery: Take Action Now
T he National Restaurant Association has launched a new nationwide grassroots campaign to encourage Congress to support the restaurant  Blueprint for Recovery . The Blueprint calls on Congress to:
  • Authorize and Appropriate a Temporary Emergency $240 Billion Restaurant and Foodservice Industry Recovery Fund ("RFIRF")
  • Replenish Funding and Fix the Structural Issues of the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP")
  • Create a Tax Credit or Grant Program for "Healthy Restaurants" 
  • Provide Federal Relief for Employer's Share of Unemployment Insurance
  • Enact the "SNAP COVID-19 Anti-Hunger Restaurant Relief for You Act of 2020" (SNAP CARRY Act) Proposal
  • Increase Funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)
Please take a moment to add your voice to this effort.   Click here to take action.
COVID-19 Remote Brief Advice Clinic
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Eligible small businesses and nonprofits who have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis can request an appointment to receive free legal advice during a 30-minute remote consultation with a volunteer attorney using this form. In response to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on these frontline institutions, we have expanded our eligibility guidelines specifically for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Check the guidelines here.


We understand it can be overwhelming to digest the Federal Stimulus Package.  Please click here for a more concise breakdown on our website. Overview includes information regarding:
  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Emergency EIDL Grants
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Subsidy for Certain Loan Payments
  • Expanded Unemployment Assistance
  • 2020 Recovery Rebates for Individuals
  • Payroll Tax Credit Refunds for Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Special Rules for Use of Retirement Funds
  • Paid Leave for Rehired Employees under Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Employee Retention Credit
  • Delay of Payment of Employer Payroll Taxes
Hinshaw & Culbertson has provided an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed into law by President Trump. The law expands FMLA along with separate paid sick leave benefits to American workers. The law becomes effective April 2, 2020, and it also contains a sunset provision.

The summary contains key facts for (1) paid sick leave benefits and (2) the expansion of the family medical leave provision. As a threshold matter, employers will want to understand if they are subject to the new law, and which of their employees are entitled to the benefits. The summary also identifies the qualifying reasons for either sick pay benefits or expanded paid FMLA leave. Finally, among the important components are the compensation requirements and applicable caps.

New Modern Grill
3171 N. Halsted

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and any other excuse to eat, head to New Modern Grill for a great for any time of day. Stay all day and have pancakes for breakfast, ham and cheese for lunch, a hearty pork chop dinner, and apple pie for dessert. If that doesn't sound like the perfect day then I don't know what does! "Been in business for over 50 years; same owner since October 15,1988. If the food and service suck @ least you'll be entertained and it won't cost you an arm and a leg!"

2640 W. Bradley

We've been in your neighborhood for years, providing services to your neighbors and supporting the community. If you've forgotten what it feels like to be satisfied with your entertainment provider, now is the time for you to experience:

Quality customer service from people who care

100% digital programming

A provider that supports the community

World-class fiber-optic quality

Free Video On Demand

Super-fast and reliable Internet service


For business customers, RCN Business offers a full suite of communications products and services to businesses of all sizes, including Internet, voice, video and network solutions.
Businesses Coming to Lakeview East
Breakfast House  - 3928 N. Sheridan
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
CVS - 1035 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny  - 2901 N. Clark
Dance on Broadway  - 3126 N. Broadway
Cumin - 1039 W. Belmont Ave
Everbrook Academy  538 W. Diversey Pkwy
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  here.

  Sewer Main Replacement Project#7322

Department of Water Management (DWM) and Sumit Construction crews have begun restoration of the sewer main trench.

Monday, April 27th through Wednesday, April 29th
Crews will return to perform concrete restoration, of the trench, at all locations adjacent to driveways. These locations will be covered with steel plating from in order to maintain access to properties outside of working hours.

Asphalt resurfacing of Barry from Broadway to Sheridan is scheduled to take place in mid to late May.

Neighborhood Impacts:
  • Parking: Crews have posted 24-hour "No Parking" signs from on Barry from Broadway to 440 W. Barry from Thursday, April 16th through Friday, May 8th.
  • A traffic lane, one-way eastbound, will be maintained in the curb lane.
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has pulled Sidewalk Sale Permits for the following addresses and weekends throughout the Summer and Fall. If you plan to have a Sidewalk Sale or Sidewalk event, you will need to have the printed permit displayed. We are still waiting on the physical permits and will send them to you once we have them. Until then, please see the dates we have pulled the permits for here .
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.

Date(s): All days: Weekdays and Weekends
Tuesday, May 5 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Location: The alleys behind the following addresses will be closed:
  • 1002 - 1042 W. Roscoe Street
  • 1015 - 1043 W. Newport Avenue
  • 3400 - 3420 N. Sheffield Avenue
  • 3401 - 3425 N. Seminary Avenue
Work Hours: 7 am - 7 pm weekdays and some weekends. The alley will be closed at all times.

Work Activity: Micropile Drilling and Installation

Local Impact:
  • The alleys will be closed to through traffic at all times.
  • Vehicles will be unable to enter/exit garages and parking spaces in the alley between W. Roscoe Street and W. Newport Avenue during this closure. 
  • Vehicles access to garages and parking spaces located in the alley west of N. Sheffield Avenue and east of N. Seminary Avenue will be maintained (except for 3406 N. Sheffield Avenue).
  • If you need further information about alternative parking and temporary parking passes, please contact the contractor, Walsh-Fluor, at 708-253-9772.
  • The contractor will maintain garbage and recycling pickup.

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. 

Bombay Wraps is proud to make a positive impact. Now, you can help them!

Our  Bombay Cares  program has committed to  1,000+ Meal Boxes  to Hospital & Front Line Workers. Bombay Cares is our community outreach program, where over the last 10 years we have supported charity galas, fundraisers and community events. We have supported events from the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum galas, to the Illinois Restaurant Association, Apna Ghar and Surge for Water fundraisers.

In April, we extended the Bombay Cares program to give back to hospital and front line workers who have generously supported us. The plan was to donate 20 Lunch Boxes ($11.99) per week. However, the program took off and in the month of April we have committed to over 1.000+ Lunch Boxes (through direct donations + subsidies for meal trains and hospital outreach).

We are now extending this program to you! You can donate to the hospital or front line worker of your choice. We are offering $10 VIP Lunch Box + Free Delivery (each Lunch Box contains a wrap, side of samosas, sipping chutney, & imported Indian cookies). 

Email info@bombaywraps.com to join us & give back.
We are proud to be able to make such a positive impact in the community.
Winner will be announced May 4th at 10am CST.


To show our appreciation for those fighting on the front lines, we're gifting ONE winner a $50 gift card to each of the following: Chipotle, Shake Shack & Kilwin's Wrigleyville ($150 Value). 


Tag someone on our Instagram post who you love and show your thanks with us.


How to Enter (MUST complete all of the following):

1. Like this post
2. Follow   @Addisonclarkchi
3. Tag a Healthcare Professional or First Responder from the Chicago area in the comments and tell us how they are making a difference!
*Repost on your IG story for a BONUS entry!*
Local Watercolor Artist Steve Slaske Paints Lakeview East

Steve Slaske, a local artist,  paints beautiful watercolors of different locations across the country, including Chicago and Lakeview East. Prints can be purchased online here .
Yoshi's Cafe is now accepting take-out orders! 

We will be accepting pre-orders every Thursday starting at noon. We offer delivery service and carry-out from our restaurant from 4-9 PM Friday-Sunday with ordering starting at noon. 

Wine, beer, and sake will also be available for take-out purchases. All wine, sake, and shochu bottles are 50% off! Please note that our menu may change daily due to availability. 

Please call 773-248-6160 in order to place your order.  Gift cards are also available for purchase. We can mail them to you or you can pick them up at the restaurant.


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