February 16th, 2022
Hurricane Happy Hour at Nola Bar and Kitchen
Join us for an evening at Nola Bar & Kitchen
Ready to Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler? Nola Bar and Kitchen has teamed up with the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce for a private happy hour event on February 26th from 4-7PM! Get a taste of New Orleans with discounted food, two hurricanes, costume performers, music, and more!

About Nola Bar and Kitchen
Located in the heart of Wrigleyville in Chicago with New Orleans fun and cozy vibe, Nola Bar and Kitchen knows how to party Cajun style. The string lights, Mardi Gras decoration, and hanging beads express the theme of celebrating. They offer New Orleans Cajun fares, fun cocktails, craft beers, and more.
Supper Club Returns for the 2022 Year
First Supper Club of the Year | PR Italian Bistro | SOLD OUT
Our first supper club of the year, PR Italian Bistro Four Course Dinner, has officially sold out! With incredible offerings such as Bacon-wrapped Quail, Potato Pave topped with sliced Wagyu Tenderloin & Fig Demi-Glace and Manchego Panna Cotta with Blackberry Coulis, tickets sold out within 72 hours!

Don't worry though, we are currently arranging a whole year of fun, unique nights with our local restaurants to help you get to know some of the best local spots a bit better. Sign up for our exclusive mailing list to receive updates and invites for these intimate experiences!
Upcoming Grand Openings
2D Restaurant Ribbon Cutting
2D Restaurant has been making headlines since their soft opening and are ready to welcome folks to celebrate their official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on February 22nd, 2022 at 2PM (Get it? 2/22/2022 on a Tuesday?) This memorable date will celebrate & welcome 2D Restaurant to Lakeview East! 2D is the first hand-drawn illusionary restaurant in the USA, and it was designed and curated by a local Chicagoan. Along with serving delicious treats, this spot has plenty of social media-worthy snapshots. We hope to see you at their ribbon cutting ceremony!
Keep on your radar:
This year, our grand opening ceremonies will look a little different. We are planning some "Welcome to the Neighborhood" parties this year, including a crab boil extravaganza, a night of music and craft cocktails, and intimate RSVP only speak easy nights. Keep an eye on our social media to stay in the loop!
New Business Alerts
Planning The Year Ahead
Needed to Re-Schedule Your Holiday Party? Lakeview East Private Event Spaces Offer Perfect Spaces for your next memorable event!
Lakeview East Private Event Space Guide 2022
The Private Event Space Guide is LIVE! We've compiled all the spectacular, special spaces in our historic neighborhood. Dazzle guests with an event space that caters to one of a kind private or semi-private experiences and enjoy our list of top venues throughout the neighborhood! Whether you're looking to host a meeting, holiday party, wedding, or just celebrating, we know all the best spots!
17th Annual Festival of the Arts
Sat, September 10, 2022 & Sun, September 11th, 2022

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. These original pieces are for sale in a wide range of price ranges. In addition to the art, the Festival has become a center of activity for the weekend with live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities and a garden oasis.
Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
Sat May 28, 2022 through Sun, May 29, 2022

Start planning now for the summer kick off festival that's taken over Sheffield for nearly two decades! The Belmont Sheffield Music Fest this year will be filled with amazing music, incredible performers, local artists, and delicious local treats.
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.
Crime Reports in Lakeview East
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Lakeview East Job Board
Job Board on the Lakeview East Website is now active!
Are you looking for a new opportunity? The Lakeview East Job Board is open! Our 500+ members can post their open positions directly to our website!

If you would like to become a member to post jobs and events to our website, please email mary@lakevieweast.com
Businesses: Start the New Year Right with Membership to the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
The 2022 Membership year has started for our business community. The Chamber provides numerous benefits year round for our businesses. From permit assistance to marketing, street festival opportunities and business connections, we serve the areas of SSA #17 and SSA #8 by providing access to valuable resources, discounts, and relationships that help businesses save money and market their hard work! Learn more about member benefits by clicking below or contacting mary@lakevieweast.com
Upcoming Promotions
P.S. - Our librarian is a fictional cartoon named after Chris' son. But all advice sounds better when delivered from a guy who looks like Dumbledore.
Writing a book is the new version of running a marathon. Best part is: You don't have to run a marathon... It's a lot easier on the knees!

Whether you've been kicking around the idea of writing a book for decades or it's a new idea here in 2022, we're here to help start and finish that "long overdue" book.

Long Overdue is offering three writing classes to help depending on where you're at in the book writing journey. We also offer a free 30-minute call to talk about your idea, start putting a plan in motion. Email Chris O'Brien (Founder) to connect - chris@longoverduebooks.com

And check out our most recent newsletter about an author in the Chicago suburbs who just finished their new children's book.

Apply to pitch your business on TechRise:
All Black, Latinx, and Women/Non-binary identifying founders based anywhere in Chicagoland can apply to be 1 of 5 companies weekly to pitch a panel of VC Judges to win the $25-50K prize. Here is the link to the application.
How It Works:
·       Selected applicants will receive an email confirming availability and outlining the next steps one to two months prior to their competition date.
·       Pitch Prep and mentorship are offered to each founder prior to their competition.
·       Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority selection given to our earliest applicants.
·       Competitions are live streamed weekly on Fridays from April-October
·       Here’s a Quick Video with more information about TechRise from 2021 Founders.
·       Please reach out to info@techrise.co with any questions.
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Cupid's Undie Run Takes Over Wrigleyville February 19th
"Children's Tumor Foundation hosts run to help find cure.
On Saturday, February 19, hundreds of Chicagoans will strip down to their underpants and brave the cold for the nation’s largest pants-less party and “mile-ish” run for charity.
People participating in Cupid’s Undie Run are dropping their pants in raising awareness to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on the nerves throughout the body."
New Theater Coming to Addison and Clark
We're getting a cinema! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is officially coming to Addison and Clark this fall! They're known for the larger and smaller screenings, showing everything from major blockbusters to independent films and doing intimate screening Q&A's at their bar after the show! They are also going to have an amazing food and local craft beer line up which you'll be able to order directly to your seat! Each Alamo Drafthouse location’s menu features burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks and desserts prepared fresh from locally sourced ingredients. Dinner and a show anyone? Count us in!
Live Music Returns to 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
Uncommon Ground
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Thursday, 2/17 at 2:00 PM
Advancing Black Entrepreneurship

In honor and recognition of Black History Month, BACP is hosting a conversation featuring Black-owned businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economic challenges, but the entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive in the Black community. The panel features Black entrepreneurs who are reviving our economy through business expansion. Also, learn about resources and tools available for business owners and entrepreneurs.
Moderated by Kenya Merritt, Chicago Chief Small Business Officer
Eric Williams, Bronzeville Winery
Taylor Mason, Taylor’s Tacos
Judy Toland, Vice President Scaled Solutions, Global Business Marketing & Head of Meta Chicago Office
LaForce Baker and Adam Shimer, World Business Chicago

Friday, 2/18 Webinar at 9:30 am
Making Your Business Accessible for People with Disabilities

Presented by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities provides Disability Awareness & Etiquette training to demonstrate appropriate and strategies when interacting with individuals with disabilities in professional, social, and recreational settings. Now more than ever, businesses need to be inclusive and accommodating to people with disabilities. With over $490 billion of estimated purchasing power, companies, more than ever, should not only understand accessibility as a right but also as a competitive advantage.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
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
3160 N. Broadway
Seminary Properties and Management, Ltd. is planning to redevelop the 3160-2 N Broadway property with a transit-oriented, mixed use development. The project consists of 17 units, 6 parking spaces, 17 bicycle parking spaces, and ground floor retail/commercial space. The building will be 4 stories with a partial 5th floor. The top floor is set back 15 feet from the Broadway property line and 60 feet from the rear property line. Floors 2 through 4 are also set back 30 feet from the rear property line.
In order to preserve the historic elements of the existing building, the existing terra cotta accents, sill courses, cornice and coping pieces will be reused in the façade of the proposed building. The remainder of the building will be masonry.
The developer will seek a Type 1 zoning change from the existing B3-2 to B3-3.
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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