Easter, Opening Day, and Upcoming Events!
The long wait is finally over, Cubs Opening day is tomorrow! We had an absolute blast at our Annual Meeting last night, and gave out some awards to our local businesses. Read on to see who won! Easter is just a few short weeks away, but it's not too late to make some arrangements! We have your game day plans and Easter reservations covered.

Last night, we had our Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at Sluggers in Wrigleyville! Thank you to all those who came and celebrated all the accomplishments we had in 2022.

We honored Alderman Tom Tunney for his 20 years of service to the 44th Ward. He has been a great advocate for our business community, a dedicated public servant for our residents and an inspirational leader in serving on City Council. We thank Alderman Tunney for his time, commitment, and community service to make Lakeview the best place to work, live and visit. We wish him the best in the near future and know that we can always go visit him for now at Ann Sather Restaurant after the election is over.  
Award Ceremony Winners:
Socially Savvy Award: Bites Asian Kitchen + Bar
Best Night Club: Smartbar
Neighborhood Favorite: Zazas Pizzeria
Best Al Fresco Dining: Barcocina
Best Neighborhood Specials: Houndstooth Saloon
Best Neighborhood Hidden Gem: Bolivar and Lincoln
Best Dressed Window: Wear Moi
Best Retail: Foursided
Best New Business Lakeview: Randall Hopkins Art + Antiques
Best New Business Wrigleyville: Lost Never Found
Best Build Out: NOLA Bar & Kitchen
Legacy Business Award: Half Shell
Best Customer Service: Platinum Dry Cleaners
Best Chef: Natalie Oswald of Chilam Balam
2022 Neighborhood Attraction: Wrigley Field Winterland
Best BYOB: Yellowtail Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen
Easter is early this year, falling on Sunday, April 9th. We are so egg-cited we already began collecting who will be open, and where you can get pastries and desserts!

Skip the mess and stress of cooking, and treat the family to a brunch or dinner out on the town!
Featured Photo from Bittersweet Pastry Shop and Café

The beloved Broadway candy shop Windy City Sweets (3308 N Broadway) is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this month!

They’ve been serving the community some of the best gourmet chocolates and candies in Chicago for four decades. Find out everything this sweet shop has to offer, and learn about the candy man himself in our recent article about them!

Stop by soon and congratulate them on 40 years, and treat yourself to some delicious goodies.
A few weeks ago, we welcomed Evette's to the neighborhood! With locations in Lincoln Park and Fulton Market, we are ecstatic they chose Lakeview East as their new home.

"At Evette's, we bring together the Mediterranean flavors of Lebanon & Mexico's rich culinary traditions while staying true to our Chicago/midwestern roots. Everything on our menu is thoughtfully sourced & prepared. Each of our ingredients is implemented with the best of intentions to optimize what you are eating. The result is that our food is nourishing, tasty & cared for."

Visit the new location at 2807 N Sheffield, and say hello to the friendly staff!
Opening Day is TOMORROW!
We've been waiting a long time to say this... PLAY BALL! Our Cubbies will be playing the Milwaukee Brewers tomorrow for a 1:20 pm game. No ticket yet? No worries! There are still some up for sale! Grab your ticket here.

We created a page that provides all the game day specials in Wrigleyville! See where to score a bite, drink specials, and even to enjoy some live music. Go Cubs!

Just in time for Opening Day, Small Cheval in Wrigleyville opened TODAY! Located at 1119 W Waveland, this is your sign to take a walk down Clark Street and treat yourself to a burger, fries, and even a boozy milkshake.

The hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities
Walk/ride with us at the 2023 Pride Parade! Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with the LGBTQ+ in this year’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25th. Click the link below if you're interested!
The 2023 Festival of the Arts will be held on September 9th and 10th. Small member booth space is very limited and you can reach out to us at lakeviewfota@gmail.com. If you wish to become a sponsor of this event, click the link below!
Sidewalk Café Permit
Patio season is right around the corner, if you're interested in having a sidewalk café, learn how to do so here!
New Business Alerts
Upcoming Events and Promotions

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Live Music in the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dueling Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Monsignor Murphys
3019 N. Broadway
Drew's On Halsted
3201 N Halsted
Uncommon Ground
3800 N. Clark
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Wednesday, 4/5 at 3:00 PM
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.
Upcoming Community Meetings
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to open a business to Lakeview East? View Storefront Opportunities Here!
Interested in joining the Chamber? The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is here to help promote, assist and grow your business!

If you are a member of the chamber, send your newsletter ads to Marketing@lakevieweast.com

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