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October Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

The street is filling up with pumpkins and cauldrons and cobwebs! The Halloween season is upon us and Clark Street in Lincoln Park is celebrating with its annual Scarecrows on Parade competition and the Spooktacular extravaganza on Sunday, October 29. The busy shopping corridor is abuzz with frightful specials, deals, and meals all month long. Learn about the tricks and treats happening on Clark and Diversey this month!

-The Clark Street Team

Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders

Jedis, princesses, and lions, oh my! Trick-or-treaters will encounter mesmerizing magicians, jugglers, and stilt walkers, while loading up on tasty treasures along Clark Street and Diversey Parkway. Attendees will also enjoy costume contests for adults and children, activities hosted by area merchants, special savings at participating restaurants, and an afternoon of family fun  during the 9th annual Spooktacular on Sunday, October 29 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Where: Businesses along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey, and the south side of Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview. The costume contest will be held at HopCat - Chicago located at 2577 N. Clark.  

1:00-4:00 p.m. | Trick-­or-­treating, magic, and roaming entertainment
2:00-4:00 p.m. | Spooktacular costume contest (HopCat, 2577 N. Clark)
3:30-4:00 p.m. | Scarecrows on Parade winners announced (HopCat, 2577 N. Clark)

Scarecrows on Parade
The annual Scarecrows on Parade competition is underway and has transformed Clark Street into a creative, funny, and frightening corridor. A dozen businesses are displaying one-of-a-kind scarecrow creations in their storefront windows through October 31st. Vote now for your favorite scarecrow  at  lincolnparkchamber.com/spooktacular

There are three voting categories this year: Spookiest Scarecrow, Most Creative Scarecrow, and Funniest Scarecrow.  Voters will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from neighborhood businesses. Voting ends at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 and winners will be announced at the Clark Street Spooktacular. 

Learn more about the Clark Street Spooktacular and Scarecrows on Parade at lincolnparkchamber.com/spooktacular.
Best of Lincoln Park Awards: Nominate Your Favorite Business!
Monday, November 13 | Victory Gardens Biograph Theater | 2433 N. Lincoln

Nominations for the second annual Best of Lincoln Park Awards are open and feature a variety of categories, from the best place to dine and best place to drink, to the best place specialty shop and the best place to get fit. Winners will be honored at an awards celebration on Monday, November 13 at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater (2433 N. Lincoln), so honor your neighborhood faves and vote now!

Learn more about the event and vote through Monday, October 23 at lincolnparkchamber.com/bestof.
A New Look Coming to this Newsletter!

Get ready for a new look and feel coming to the Clark Street in Lincoln Park newsletter! This December, we'll be upgrading this newsletter to succinctly provide you with news and events about Clark Street and the entire Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

Don't worry! Your subscription will not change, we'll make the transition for you. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
Orin Swift Wine Dinner at DOC Wine Bar
2602 N. Clark | Thursday, October 12

Don't Miss SEE's Fall Trunk Show!
SEE Eyewear | 2531 N. Clark

Visit SEE Eyewear for their Fall Trunk Show on October 19 - 22. Save up to $125 on the hottest looks in eyewear for the fall season. Plus get a $35 gift with your prescription eyewear purchase on October 19-20!
Wood & Wild at HopCat - Chicago
S unday, October 22 | 2577 N. Clark 

HopCat - Chicago has raided their cellar and called in the favors to make their annual Wood & Wild festival the best one yet! Prepare for the tapping of 30+ of the best barrel aged and sour beers in existence. Early birds get the glassware: the first 100 guests through the door will receive a limited edition Wood & Wild logo beer glass. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., but there will be timed tapping's all day long. Check out the full list of beer offerings here
Networking Extravaganza
Wednesday, October 25 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and over 20 neighborhood chambers of commerce for a great night of conversation and celebration!  The 15th annual Networking Extravaganza will be held at WhirlyBall located at 1825 W. Webster. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks over games of laser tag and WhirlyBall. Register today.  
Supper with the Snakes

On Friday, October 27, trick or treat your way through the Nature Museum and meet lots of live snakes along the way. Join in on snake themed games and craft projects all while donning your favorite Halloween costume! This event is family friendly and tickets are on sale now. Learn more at naturemuseum.org .
Gaslight's Halloween Celebrations
Gaslight Bar | 2450 N. Clark

Join Gaslight Bar this October for spooky festivities and haunted thrills! Stop by on these dates to enjoy Halloween fun and frights. Learn more here.
  • Friday, October 20: Pumpkin Decorating & Glass Painting
  • Saturday, October 28: Sleepy Hollow Themed Halloween Party
  • Sunday, October 29: Pumpkin Carving Acoustic Brunch
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
  KC Chocolatier | 545 W. Diversey

On Sunday, November 5, from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., KC Chocolatier is once again partnering with Mr. Robert W. Otto, the President of Chicago Gourmets and wine pairing expert, for a Wine & Chocolate Tasting featuring KC Belgian chocolates.

Call 773-525-7775 to reserve your spot! Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Now Open & Coming Soon to Clark Street

2468 N. Clark

Now open, Hugo's Pelmeni tries to combine their extensive travel experience and exposure to tastes of different dumpling cuisine to create a delicious dumpling experience. Stop by the new quick service spot later this month! 

No. 7
2485 N. Clark

A new food spot offering delicious and easy comfort fare will be coming to Clark Street later this year. Stay tuned for more details.

Amazon Clark & Diversey
2728 N. Clark

Amazon has just opened a second Lincoln Park location for convenient and secure pickup of your Amazon orders, in-person customer service, and free returns of Amazon orders. Stop by today to drop-off and pick-up your orders.

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

By the Park - 2342 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