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August Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

Summer on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway has been treating us pretty well, and we hope that you feel the same way! With so many places to shop and dine along the corridor, we've certianly been keeping ourselves busy. There's still a good bit of summer left, so be sure to make plans to spend time in the neighborhood! Scroll down to find out what's happening on Clark Street in Lincoln Park this month!

-The Clark Street Team
Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Halloween on Clark Street: Save the Date! 

The 8th annual Spooktacular and Scarecrows on Parade is coming back this October. It might still be over two months away, but it's never too early to start planning your costumes! We had some serious competition last year, from mummies to scoreboards to horse jockeys, and we have no doubt that this year will be even bigger and better.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details on the  8th annual Spooktacular festivities!
A Sweet End to a Delicious Evening

With the 3rd annual Cravings on Clark behind us, we were so pleased to have the opportunity to present a donation to our friends at Lakeview Pantry with proceeds from the restaurant crawl held in June. With their new facility finally up and running, Lakeview Pantry is now able to provide food to more families and offer new services! T hanks again to all of you for helping to make Cravings on Clark such a great success! 
Welcome to the Neighborhood

The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed two new red panda cubs into the world. Sheffield and Waveland were born on June 24 and are the second red panda litter born to their mother Leafa and their father Phoenix. Their siblings, Addison and Clark, have since moved onto other zoo's, so we're ecstatic to have the new cubs in the neighborhood.  Visit Waveland and Sheffield at the Lincoln Park Zoo, open everyday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
It's Not Too Late! Stop By These Patios This August 

Compass Bar (433 W. Diversey) - Just on the northern edge of Lincoln Park, Compass Bar's patio is an amazing way to end the work day and really wind down. Grab a cold brew and a delicious bite of pizza from their wood-fired oven and enjoy an evening in Lincoln Park.
Local's Tip: Swing by early for half priced pizzas everyday from 4:00-6:00 pm, plus daily drink specials! 

Gaslight (2450 N. Clark) - Looking for a party? Then Gaslight is the place to be and fortunately you can use their patio rain or shine! Raised up and overlooking a busy Clark Street, you'll get a sports bar experience like no other!
Local's Tip: Swing by for their acoustic brunch on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month; be sure to make a reservation, they fill up fast!

Yoberri Gourmet (2224 N. Clark) - Enjoy handcrafted, organic ice cream and frozen yogurt from Yoberri while soaking up the sun in Dad's Park. Not an official patio, but Yoberri's proximity to the park makes it the perfect place to stop and indulge!
Local's Tip: Yoberri uses locally sourced ingredients, so visit often and be sure to try their ever changing seasonal flavors!

The 58th Annual Air and Water Show is Next Week

One of Chicago's pivotal summer events returns for it's 58th year! The Chicago Air and Water Show is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States.  Make a day out of it and visit one of the many brunch spots on Clark Street and Diversey Parkway before heading over to the lakefront. 

You can take in t he show along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with the main viewing area on Clark Street's southern border at North Avenue Beach. 

Bank Financial
2577 N. Clark

Are you always catching your dog in the most adorable pose? Snap a cute pic of your canine friend and bring it into BankFinancial to be entered for a chance to win a basket of goodies! But hurry, photos must be dropped off by August 20 for a chance to win! 
Don't miss out on this sweet event! Nature on Tap returns this month with chocolate! Plan to stop by the Nature Museum on August 17 for chocolate tastings, pairings and to learn more about the journey from cocoa bean to candy bar. Learn more now about this adults only event!

Meeting our Neighbors at Green City Market 

Save the date, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) will have a tent at Green City Market on Saturday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 24! The LPCC is eager to meet our amazing neighbors and chat about the latest happenings and upcoming events in the the neighborhood. 

Stroll over to the park to pick-up a free Clark Street in Lincoln Park fan, a LPCC tote bag to shop the market, and to enter a drawing for a pair of tickets to this year's Lincoln Park Uncorked: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll
Sip Your Way Through Lincoln Park

Sip, swirl, and stroll through businesses on Lincoln Avenue and Diversey Parkway! On Thursday, September 22, just a few short blocks from Clark Street, Lincoln Park Uncorked will be returning to Lincoln Avenue, running from Fullerton to Diversey! With over a dozen stops along the way and bites from your favorite restaurants around Lincoln Park, your palette will be blown away! Be sure to snag tickets when they go on sale on Monday, August 15.
Visiting a Great Neighborhood by Bus 

The LPCC has joined forces with the Lakeview, Northcenter, and Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chambers of Commerce, as well as with the Active Transportation Alliance, to celebrate the return of the #11 bus! From Lincoln Park to Lincoln Square, the Beer Explorer Passport gives folks a great reason to support local businesses and visit some of the neighborhood's mainstays and newcomers, all while supporting the return of the #11 bus!

The #11 bus operates on Lincoln Avenue between Howard and Fullerton, providing yet another mode of transportation for Chicago residents to visit Lincoln Park and check out all that the neighborhood has to offer, including the Clark Street business corridor!

Visit the official #11on11 webpage for passport details and to learn more about the 11 on 11 Pub Ride on August 26.
Coming Soon to Clark Street

2577 N. Clark

Start off your Labor Day weekend on Clark Street!  HopCat is hosting their grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 3! Prepare yourself for a huge mix of local brews and delicious "crack fries." 
Get excited, because New Elephant is coming to the beautiful Reebie Storage building on Clark Street! You'll be able to find an assortment of home goods,  vintage furniture,  clothing, and more! 

Meet A Merchant
A Comfy and Stylish Shoe Brand That's Always Listening!
Chelsea Jones Shoes | 2425 N. Clark

When it comes to dress shoes, for work or a night out on the town, we all know how uncomfortable they can be after several hours. For women the pain is intensified, often because of higher heels and lack of support. Recognizing the need for comfortable, stylish, and supportive footwear for professional working women, Chelsea Jones' curious mind and entrepreneurial spirit got to work. She began examining different shoes and chatting with women about their comfort needs and soon the transition from
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Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200