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September Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

As summer begins to fade away and we look ahead to the fall, we remember all the great things about the changing season. It's one of the best times of the year in Lincoln Park - comfy temperatures, delicious food, pumpkin spiced everything, and of course Spooktacular is returning to the neighborhood once again. Find out all that's happening on Clark Street and around the neighborhood this September!

-The Clark Street Team
Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Sunday, October 30

Get ready to dust off that costume and suit up!  Clark Street's eighth annual Spooktacular   is returning next month. One of our favorite community celebrations brings together kids, parents, goblins, and ghouls for a fun and candy-filled day of trick-or-treating, costume contests, and live performers. 

If you haven't started planning your individual or group costume for the annual Spooktacular halloween costume contest, now is the time to start! 
Last year's competition was fun and fierce and we're sure this year's contestants are planning more top-notch costumes! 

Questions about Spooktacular? Email us or visit our website!
Scarecrows on Parade
October 8 - 31

Our favorite shops and restaurants along Clark and Diversey in Lincoln Park will once again be creating festive Halloween scenes for Scarecrows on Parade this autumn! Make plans to do some shopping or grab a bite and take a stroll down the block during the month of October in search of the Spookiest, Funniest, and Most Creative scarecrows. You will surely laugh, be frightened, and amazed!

Voting begins on Saturday, October 8 and will run until Spooktacular on Sunday, October 30. Scarecrows will remain on display through Halloween.

Check back to VisitClarkStreet.com soon to vote for your favorite scarecrows!
A Grand, Grand Opening!


Clark Street in Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) were so excited to be a part of the opening celebrations at HopCat - Chicago (2577 N. Clark)! The lines were long, folks were even lined up beginning at 5:00am to celebrate, and it was a beautiful day for a grand opening at HopCat - Chicago. Swing by today to learn more about the new space! 
The Chicago Marathon Returns to Clark Street

The 39th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon is returning to parts of Clark Street on Sunday, October 9! There will be large crowds in the neighborhood cheering for the runners, as well as parking and crossing restrictions throughout the area. For more information and a map of the full course, click here .
Sip, Stroll, and Nosh at Lincoln Park Uncorked

Thirsty for a good time? Come out to support the local businesses along Lincoln Avenue and Diversey Parkway for Lincoln Park Uncorked on Thursday, September 22! This one-of-a-kind wine stroll will include unique wine samples at every stop, delicious snacks from restaurants around Lincoln Park, including our very own Vanille Patisserie, and a great night out in the neighborhood! Save $10 today and reserve your spot now at lincolnparkchamber.com.
Lincoln Park Top 10 Awards Nominations Now Open! 

Have a favorite business on Clark Street or Diversey Parkway?   Nominations for the inaugural Lincoln Park Top 10 Awards are now open and feature many different categories, from the best place to dine and best place to drink, to the best place to shop and best place to get fit and refreshed, most every business has the opportunity to be honored.  

Winners will be announced at an awards celebration on Monday, October 24 at Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted), so  be sure to vote now and celebrate with the winners this October! 
Neighborhood Promotions & Events

Chelsea Jones Shoes End of Season Sale

Visit Chelsea Jones Shoes (2425 N. Clark) Thursday through Sunday on Clark Street in Lincoln Park or check-out her sale items on the web
Lincoln Park Zoo Events

Wine & Wildlife | September 22
The zoo's popular after-hours series lets adults enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the zoo's global conservation programs.

Wild Spirits | October 15
Join your fellow liquor aficionados and celebrate the spirits that give your drinks that special boost.

Outdoor Yoga | Ongoing
Take in skyline views of the city as you connect with nature at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Chicago History Museum Debate Watch

We know election season has been droning on, but the Chicago History Museum is here to help. Join them, plus a team of experts, for the three scheduled presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall. First up, is the presidential debate on Monday, September 26. Learn more now. 

Welcome to Clark Street

2042 N. Clark

A wonderful new jewelry shop has opened at the southend of our shopping corridor, Suuri Design. The shop focuses on artisan jewelry and has a vast collection of watches, necklaces, and more! According to a recent DNAinfo article, the shop is a "family affair" and the owners are excited to be part of a friendly and engaging community.

Meet A Merchant
Elizabeth Grace Makes it
All About Family
Elizabeth Grace | 2438 N. Clark

Have you ever had that creative itch? You know that desire to make beautiful pieces of work that inspire and uplift those around you? Laura Manteuffel, owner of Elizabeth Grace, discovered that creative itch by chance and ever since she's been working on creative projects, and as she mentioned... read more.

Goodbye and Goodluck

We're sad to announce the closing of the following business on Clark Street. Keep your eyes open for a new concept coming soon to these spaces!

Sarks in the Park (444 W. Fullerton)
Liberty Travel (2443 N. Clark)

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