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February Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

Although the weather has been unseasonably mild, we are excited to warm things up on the corridor during this month of love. There's so much going on throughout February, plus we're announcing details about our annual events, as well as other neighborhood happenings. Keep reading to find out the latest news on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway this February and spring!

-Your Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Mark Your Calendars for Clark Street in Lincoln Park Festivities

Save the dates because Clark Street in Lincoln Park has some exciting events to share! Two of our biggest events are returning, as well as some fun new initiatives. 

June 14 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Our annual restaurant crawl is coming back to the corridor with sweet and savory bites! Check out VisitClarkStreet.com soon for what retailers have in store during the night's festivities and for when tickets go on sale!

July 2017 

Ever notice those sculptures along Clark Street and Diversey? We plan to celebrate their installation and our new app to discover them! Keep an eye out for details on this new event at VisitClarkStreet.com.

Oct. 29 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m

A bit of fright and sweet treats return to Clark Street this fall, along with our annual costume contest and Scarecrows on Parade, including the student 'crows! Get ready to dress up, show up, and indulge in all the candy!

Chicago's Checkout Bag Tax
As a friendly reminder, on February 1, 2017, the City of Chicago implemented the Chicago Checkout Bag Tax, a $.07 tax on the retail sale or use of paper and plastic checkout bags in Chicago. Learn more about the new Checkout Bag Tax,  here
Fresh Finds Indoors!
Even though it feels like early spring, Green City Market's indoor market is  this Saturday, February 18 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Stop by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to stock up on produce, delicious baked goods, and other winter wonders.
Tea and Chocolate Pairing
Thursday, February 16 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

During the season of love, nothing tastes sweeter than biting into scrumptious chocolates given by your Valentine. That's why KC Chocolatier has teamed up with TeaGschwendner to provide a one-of-a-kind chocolate and tea pairing event. Register for the ultimate melt in your mouth experience! Learn more now.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria Beer Dinner & Tap
Tuesday, February 28 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join Hopcat and 5 Rabbit Brewery for a beer dinner like no other. A four course Mexican meal paired with a different 5 Rabbit brew during each course. Plus indulge in several other 5 Rabbit beers on tap for the evening. Get your tickets now before this hot deal passes!
Double Vision No More!
SEE Eyewear | 2531 N. Clark

Stop by SEE Eyewear this month for big savings. You'll save 50% off your second pair of glasses...it's always good to have a second pair! 
Warm Up Heart and Soul at Next Door
Next Door Chicago | 659 W. Diversey

Your last chance to snag a free drink from the cafe at Next Door is Sunday, February 19. Simply bring your gently used coats to the host stand at Next Door. Coats will be donated to Button & Zipper, a local non-profit that delivers coats to homeless and at-risk youth organizations in Lakeview and Lincoln Park.

One to five coats will get you one cafe drink; more than five coats will yield two free cafe drinks!

Lincoln Park Kid's Scene

Museum Toddler Time

Steer your stroller to the Nature Museum every Thursday in February! Visitors with strollers will enjoy complimentary admission at 8:30 am, complimentary coffee, and early-childhood-focused programming. Learn more now. 

The Snowy Day and Other Stories 
Apollo Theater | February 4 - April 22

"A Magical Rite of Passage Story"
Adapted from the books by Ezra Jack Keats
For ages 3 - 9

For more information and tickets,   visit the Emerald City Theatre Company .

Presidents' Day at the History Museum
Monday, February 20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our friends at the Chicago History Museum for live music, family crafts, and storytelling for kids. Special events include a performance by Chicago Brass Band and a chance to meet meeting the Lincoln's. Find out all that's happening during the celebration! 

Entrepreneur Fashion Camp
Frankie's on the Park | Summer 2017

Registration is now open for Frankie's on the Park summer entrepreneur fashion camp! Your child can choose from three, one-week long sessions throughout the summer, like project pop-up, tween vogue, and Paris runway show. Get all the details and sign-up now.
United Run for the Zoo Announced!
Sunday, June 4

The  Lincoln Park Zoo is gearing up for its 39th annual United Run for the Zoo! Registration has just opened for the 5K walk/run, 10K run, and Safari Stampede.  This year's run will take place on Sunday, June 4 and early bird pricing is available through March 30. Hurry to sign-up because those 6,000 slots go fast! Find out more now .  
Stay in the Know About
Neighborhood Happenings

Keep up on all the latest events and neighborhood happenings with the LPCC's Weekend Guide. Sign-up for this brief weekly email now to schedule your weekend adventures around the neighborhood! 

Welcome Additions & Coming Soon

2425 N. Clark

Jet City Device Repair is now open at 2425 N. Clark! Have a broken tablet? Cracked glass on your phone? Stop by and experience pleasant and easy service while they fix your most important devices.
2530 N. Clark

Colectivo Coffee is gearing up and working hard to open their first Chicago location right here on Clark Street in Lincoln Park late this spring! While announced last year, the Milwaukee based coffee roaster has recently provided updated information about what to expect at the space. Learn more in this DNAinfo article. 

Meet a Merchant
A Sweet Tooth for KC Chocolatier
KC Chocolatier | 545 W. Diversey

A day in the life of a chocolatier sounds delightfully delicious and not everyone gets to live out such sweet and scrumptious dreams, but for Karin Lovelady, owner of Chicago's KC Chocolatier retail location at 545 W. Diversey, she's living the dream. Karin mentioned that her mother would say that she opened a chocolate shop because it was a "manifestation of her childhood dream." While this may be a simplified explanation, Karin has always...read more.

Goodbye and Good Luck
In case you missed it, we're sad to announce the closing of the following businesses on Diversey Parkway. Keep your eyes open for a new concept coming soon to these spaces!

The Body Shop (623 W. Diversey)

Pet Stuff (613 W. Diversey)
Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200