All Things April
Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Head over to Cheesie's Pub & Grub and enjoy The OG Grilled Cheese for just $4.12! Soak up every second of Spring with some phenomenal events going on locally. Enjoy the sunshine!

A few months ago, The Chicago Reader announced all the nominees for "The Best of Chicago 2022". Months later, with hundreds of thousands of votes, the results are in! Over 16 Lakeview East Businesses won "Best of"!

Click here to view all our winners, and to find out where to get the best vegetarian food, best doughnuts, and where to see some of the best entertainment Chicago has to offer.
We don't usually go for a run, but for Rosé, we would do a little jog. It's almost time for the Annual Run For Rose 5k, hosted by BottlesUp! This 3.1 miler is a fun run/walk along the lake (with an after-party at BottlesUp!) created to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association and celebrate drinking pink.

Choose your own starting time between 9-10:30 am and choose to run/walk solo or with some running/walking buddies! The run is taking place on May 7th!
This upscale Broadway Mediterranean restaurant has gone under new ownership, meet Black and Caspian 2.0!

Evelyn Chantawee is the new proud owner and invites you to come in and check out the restaurant, especially since patio season is rapidly approaching! They have a fantastic wine list, and great charcuterie to choose from. The whole staff is knowledgeable about wine and cheese, so they can pick the perfect pairing. The menu also features plenty of gourmet entrees and appetizers to choose from. Treat your loved ones to a great night out!

Yesterday, Chicago made national headlines with the news that Walmart is closing 4 out of the 8 locations in Chicago. Unfortunately, the 2844 N Broadway location is on the list to go. Find out more information from Block Club Chicago, here.

In other grocery news, an Amazon Fresh store is set to open at 3179 N Clark St. Keep an eye out for updates and an opening date!
Volunteers Needed for
Belmont Sheffield Music Festival
Our Annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival is happening May 27 - 28th this year! We are looking for volunteers to help make the event fun, safe, and successful.

On Friday Night, the legendary Lucy Stoole presents Chicago Loves Drag! at The Metro! "A Benefit for Our Trans & Drag Family in Tennessee & Beyond." Benefitting ACLU TN, Trans Formation Project, Tennessee Equality Project, and Life is Work!

The show begins at 7 pm and will end around 1 am. Enjoy a night of star-studded drag entertainment while benefitting some great causes.
The beloved Houndstooth Saloon is now opening at 4 pm for dinner, AND they will not be open on Monday nights! They're having a party to celebrate. On Monday, April 17th, Houndstooth has deals that are way too good to pass up!

$1 Domestic drafts
$6 Absolut Mandarin Punch
$.75 Wings

As always, they will be airing the Cubs game with sound!
Wrigleyville is now home to the newest Chick- Fil-A location! Located at 3500 N Clark St, the restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday.

Be sure to download the Chick-Fil-A app, every time the Cubs win, customers can get a free chicken sandwich meal through the app!
Civic Updates
Join us at Temple Sholom, 3480 N Lake Shore Drive, for the upcoming Redefine the Drive community meeting focused on the Lakeview portion of the project.

Register for the 2:00 PM afternoon session here or the 6:00 PM evening session here. Please note, if you are in need of special accommodation to attend the meeting please call 773-389-3084, or 711 for sign language requests.
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 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

Is your child a wiz in the kitchen?!? Have they ever wanted to learn how to cook better? Well… get them in the kitchen this summer with the amazing Chef Janet Cobb during Kids & Teens Cooking Camps!

  • Select the track that suits your child the most in the drop down menu box above where it says “Choose An Option”
  • Place your selection in your cart by pressing “Add to Cart”.
  • Then “View Cart” and checkout!
  • Then you’re all signed up and we will see your child or teen in camp!

April is National Safe Digging Month. To help prevent injuries, property damages, and inconvenient utility outages while doing outdoor projects such as landscaping work, sprinkler systems, and invisible fences, remember to contact 811 via phone or online at least three business days before you dig. Learn more and view Astound Broadband's new $25 All-In internet offer at
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 4/14 at 9:30 AM
Still Marketing Like it's 1989? Digital Marketing in Chronological Order
Presented by Danny Coello, CEO & Founder of DS&P Digital Marketing Agency, based here in Chicago. As a small business owner, you have a million things to juggle at once and the struggle is real! One of those things that are extremely important to your business success is your online presence and your digital marketing. Some of the questions often shared with me are "Where do I start?" and "What is the most important thing I can do to promote my business?" In this webinar we will go over every step you need to take, in chronological order, to achieve online success. And by online success, I'm referring to exposure, traffic and more importantly, revenue.
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!

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