August 18, 2021
Everyone in Chicago, regardless of their vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors as the city’s fourth surge during the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the delta variant shows no sign of slowing, Chicago’s top doctor announced Tuesday.

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Lakeview East has a variety of locations offering the Covid-19 vaccine.
To find a vaccination location closest to you, please follow the button below.

Vaccine availability is subject to change. Appointments are required at most locations. Click a location with vaccine “In stock” to take the next step and schedule your appointment.
Wrigleyville Summer Series Returns August 26th
Deuces Major League | August 26 | 6PM - 9PM | Buffet & 2 Free Drinks With Donation
We are so excited to announce that the Wrigleyville Summer Series is BACK. With a $10 Donation, you'll receive 2 free drink tickets good for Lemonade and Effen Vodka, beer or seltzer and a buffet ticket!

Attendees will enjoy a hosted bar, music, giveaways & more!

Be sure to buy you tickets now, as the price at the door is $20 and you won't want to miss the return of this awesome event
Foursided is celebrating 20 years in the neighborhood all weekend long!
Head over to Foursided on August 20-22 for a sidewalk sale to celebrate their 20 year anniversary! Stop by 2958 N Clark, the sale will be from 10am-4:30pm on Friday & Saturday, and 11am-4:30pm on Sunday.

Foursided began its journey in 2001 by merging several of our founder's loves – the world of art and framing with paper and beautiful gifts. They strive to cultivate communities that enjoy art, whether it's framing a showcase work of art for your home or the art of giving a handcrafted card or vintage gift. We are a resource for those who appreciate art and its sentimental value, as well as for advancing select independent artisans and makers.
Dine Out's Final Summer Dates
We are winding down the summer with three last dine outs. We have loved all the outpouring of community support and how much fun has been had all summer long. With so many dining and retail options on Broadway and Sheffield, we hope to keep supporting our neighborhood businesses with these events and are now bringing live entertainment to the streets!

Remaining Dates & Times:

Fridays: 3-11pm
Saturdays: 9am-11pm
Sundays: 9am-9pm

August 27 - 29
September 17 - 19

Festival of The Arts
Volunteer Now!
Want to be a part of Lakeview East Festival of the Arts? With over 100 Artists, Local Food Vendors, a landscape oasis, family activities, 20+ Musical Performers, we need the community's help to make this one of the best festivals of the year!

We are looking for volunteers for artist relief, bartenders, kids area volunteers, and floating help! Click the button below to sign up!

Want to Support the Arts? Get Goodies for Donating to the Festival!
Show your Local Love
You love the community programing and want to support future events. Proceeds will go directly to future events and neighborhood beautification efforts. Enter your own donation amount to show your love for the neighborhood.
Skip the Line Donation
By donating $5 to the event, you not only help secure funding for the arts and future community programing, but you also get to skip the line at our festival of the arts as our way of saying thank you!
Festival Magnet + Skip the Line!
By donating $10, you'll receive a Lakeview East Tote Bag, A Magnet, and a skip the line pass! Your support of the arts is showing and you are helping the community plan future festivals.

1 Free Beer + Magnet + Skip the Line Donation
You're a lover of the Arts & neighborhood culture and want more of it next year! Enjoy a free beer on us, Festival of the Arts Magnet + and skip the line at entry with your $25 Donation. Present your receipt to any beer tent and enjoy a cold one on us!
Grand Openings & Celebrations

Pedestrian Coffee Grand Opening | 939 W. Belmont

On August 6th we welcomed Pedestrian Coffee to the neighborhood!
This local coffee shop strives to make incredible coffee blends and roasts more accessible to the everyday person. They ethically source their coffee directly from growers and ethically minded importers to ensure the most sustainable practices in the coffee trade.
Musashiya Ramen | All August Long
On August 10th, we celebrated the first anniversary of Musashiya Ramen! They opened mid pandemic and are still thriving a year later. They have month long specials to celebrate so stop on by!
Celebration Specials:
- Free $10 with purchase of $50 gift card
- Free $20 with purchase of $100 gift card
- Get a free edamame with any shared social media post

Don't miss out on these great offers, and let's congratulate Musashiya Ramen on their anniversary in the Lakeview East Neighborhood!
Dance on Broadway is celebrating their first year in the neighborhood
Help Dance on Broadway celebrate their 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! They opened up last August at their 3126 N Broadway location and are still thriving.

They will be hosting an Open House August 22nd & August 28th. They will be having studio tours, meet and greets with their teachers, fall registration for classes AND complimentary classes

Theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group resumes its Chicago Residency at Lakeview’s Briar Street Theatre on August 18. Blue Man Group is a dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters and multiple creative explorations. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we'll discover music, laughter and surprises at every turn. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn. Tickets start at $49. Click the button under their picture to buy tickets today!

For groups of 10 or more, email

PrideArts Grand Re-Opening Party
August 28 | 7:00PM | 4139 N. Broadway
Join us for the Grand RE-OPENING of PrideArts! We are thrilled to celebrate the return of staged in-person theatrical performances at the Chicago institution. There will be a ribbon cutting, beverages, a show, and post-show meet and greet.

PrideArts aspires to be a year round facility where people from the neighborhood and from around the globe can see excellent queer centric works which are essential viewing for all.

New Business Alerts
Art De Triumph is Moving!
After 18 + Years on Clark Street, Art De Triumph is moving to Rockford, Illinois. We want to thank Nancie and Ron for the many years of friendship and business in Lakeview East and extend our warmest wishes for their move.
Artful Framers will remain in the location & will keep all of their staff, their expert framing services and continue to feature many of Nancie's originals, prints and cards in the gallery on Clark Street.
Ron will continue to print and offer cards of images on their website: They ship paintings, prints, and cards, daily.
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
New Member Highlight

Even the biggest goals start with simple steps. When you're ready to start, Country Financial is ready to help. Many people dream about how their lives will change in the years to come. Even though no one has a crystal ball to predict the future there are some things that are a real possibility, especially if you have a family – like weddings, college, and eventually retirement. Being prepared for these things can make a big difference, and protecting what you have today is important, too. Get together with Country Financial to talk about your present needs and future plans!

Featured Members

835 W. Sheridan Rd

RK Salon was created in a partnership which consisted of experts from both sides of the chair: an artist and a loyal guest. Their vision was created from looking at both sides of giving and getting a high end experience when the guest is pampered and leaves feeling beautiful and refreshed. They use Wella Koleston Perfect ME+ hair color and sell and use Amika and Olaplex products in the salon.
3009 N. Broadway

Bob Gally Photo is a Chicago based fine art photography retail showroom that specializes in decor for both business and residential clients. With over 2,000 photos to choose from in over 30 categories, everyone can find a photo to refresh and rejuvenate their space. Clients can buy a piece in store and take it with them the same day or create a custom piece to their specifications.
3420 N. Broadway

Welcome to El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill! They have a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and the best handcrafted margaritas margaritas in town! It has been family owned and operated for over 22 years. They offer a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 100 tequilas (100% Blue Agave), if you don't believe it come and see for yourself.
3241 N. Broadway

Living a life you love begins with finding the perfect place to live. Your home should be a reflection of you—giving you space to truly call your own. Whether it is the smallest studio or a large apartment for the whole family, you deserve something that speaks to you. Tancor Properties knows that coming home means more than just what’s inside your house. Your neighborhood and community is also a reflection of you.
3726 N. Broadway

Charlie’s has made changes just as the community has changed. In this new century, they are all now LGBTQs and “dance” music, line dancing and drag shows have replaced much of their couples dancing. But country is their first love and they play it as often as their community will accept. Get prepared to put a big smile on your face and come on down to tip a few: to the future and our past.

121 W. Wacker Drive

Finland Technology Solutions is a Chicago-based IT company that provides exceptional IT support and solutions to businesses throughout the downtown, and Greater Chicagoland area. Their primary service is managed IT support: they combine knowledgeable IT support, consulting services, and infrastructure expertise with strong work ethic to deliver outstanding results to their clients.
3230 N. Clark

Bonus Round Game Cafe is a full service cafe with food, espresso bar, beer and wine, and a library of over 400 board games. They love board games and believe in their power to bring people together and want to share that with as many people as possible! They strive to create a welcome environment for those not familiar to board games and to those who seek them out.

2939 N. Broadway & 2958 N. Clark

Chicago's favorite creative custom framers-- thousands of framing choices and a staff of artists & designers means a world of possibility for your next framing project. This Lakeview gem is stuffed to the rafters with local art, greeting cards, gifts, candles, vintage treasures, ephemera, & antiques-- you never know what you will find!
1027 W. Addison

Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience and a new destination for North Siders with time to spare, bringing together chef-driven food and craft beverages, along with eight Lucky Strike Lanes, over 100 electronic gaming systems including the exclusive Daytona Championship USA Motion SDLX - a first in the world of its kind, plus two private party rooms, and a “Prize Room” retail store in over 30,000 square feet of social space with unprecedented views of Wrigley Field.
Upcoming Promotions
New Restaurant Deals and Events
Classes and Events at the Japanese Culture Center
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
The Moustache Crawl Donates $20,000 to The Lakeview East Community Partnership
We are so thankful for this generous donation from the Mustache Crawl to our Lakeview East Community Partnership! This money is utilized for community programing and neighborhood beautification efforts to keep Lakeview East safe, thriving, and beautiful. Thanks again to The Mustache Crawl!

Goodbye, sweet prince: Jake Arrieta Traded
The Cubs have traded Jake Arrieta as of August 16th and he will be heading to the Padres. Since the All Star Game the cubs have traded Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, Joc Pederson, Andrew Chafin, Ryan Tepera, Jake Marisnick, Craig Kimbrel and Trevor Williams. These trades signal some big changes happening within the organization.

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Blue Angels Will Perform This Weekend On The Lakefront. Here’s Where You Can See (And Hear) Them
The Blue Angels will perform along the lakefront this weekend as part of a scaled-back, reimagined version of the Air and Water Show.

Out At Wrigley Returns this August 22nd
Celebrating 20 years of the LGBTQ+ Community and Sports, Out at Wrigley will be having their 20th anniversary of the first ever Gay Day/Pride Day in the history of sporting events in the world! Respond to their Facebook event here
Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Sluggers Dualing Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Gallagher Way
Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way
The legendary Old Town School of Folk Music will host 45-minute morning music programs each Tuesday from July 6 through September 28 at 10 a.m. Following the music program, guests can enjoy a variety of family-friendly movies on the video board, starting at 11 a.m. each Tuesday.​​
French Market at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way will host the French Market on select Thursday evenings from July 15 through September 30, starting at 4 p.m. The European-inspired market features 20 vendors, including a mixture of specialty foods, crafts and artisanal goods, along with live music and a new kid-friendly craft booth. 
Fitness Series Presented by Advocate Health Care at Gallagher Way
Presented by Advocate Health Care, the Fitness Series at Gallagher Way kicks off July 5 and runs through September 29, with free weekly outdoor fitness classes for the community, including HIIT and Social Run Club with CrossTown Fitness, and Yoga with Five Keys Yoga.
Movies at Gallagher Way
Lakeview’s historic Music Box Theatre will host seven free movies at Gallagher Way, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each showing from surrounding restaurants and on-site concessions stands. Visit our website for the movie schedule and to purchase VIP reserved seating.
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Featured BACP Webinar
Friday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. Webinar:
More Clients, Less Marketing: How to Create More Leads and Income by Doing LESS | Presented by Mary Cravets,
Client generation is the lifeblood of a service business. But with so many marketing options, how do you cut through the noise and find your best strategy for growth?
The good news is that by strategically doing LESS, your marketing can be MORE effective. Referred to as “a coach approach to marketing,” Mary's engaging presentation quickly shows audiences how to get better results from their client-generation efforts while feeling more authentic and actually having fun!
In a no-hype environment, participants get immediately implementable tools, including:
·  The 6 key elements that keep you out of the feast-or-famine cycle of client generation
·  How to stop wasting time and money on marketing that doesn’t work so you can attract clients consistently and get your nights and weekends back
·  A client generation system that has a proven track record of helping both new and experienced business owners quickly generate more clients and increase their income by 50% or more.
On August 11, 2021, the SBA announced updates to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, including:
  • New applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 20, 2021.
  • The SBA will open the program for supplemental SVOGs for 50% of the original award amount, capped at a total of $10 million (initial and supplemental combined) later this month. Details will be announced at a later date.
  • The SBA is currently accepting, by invitation, applications for reconsideration of award amounts and appeals. This rare opportunity gives applicants a chance to prove their eligibility and reverse a prior decision.
Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
What's on in the Belmont Theater District?
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.
Community Developments
3501 – 3519 N. Halsted
Howard Brown Health announced a multi-year expansion plan to better serve its current and future patients. As Chicago’s premier LGBTQ nonprofit healthcare organization, this expansion would extend critical, high quality health and wellness programs to up to 15,000 additional patients per year. Plans include the development of a new and larger Broadway Youth Center to better serve LGBTQ youth; a new clinic on North Halsted to relocate the existing practice in Boystown; and a new clinic-anchored community center serving South Side LGBTQ residents.
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!
Thank you to our sponsor Byline Bank for supporting small, local businesses in our community!

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