March 17, 2021
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Lakeview East is shaking up some special Chi-rish specials for St. Paddy's Day this year. See what local businesses have to offer this month. 
Takeout Thursdays
Help support our local restaurants and spread the local love by ordering takeout for your chance to win a $100 Lakeview East Gift Card! Takeout Thursdays is a local effort to encourage residents to support our amazing restaurants by ordering takeout and delivery. With restaurants still operating under limited indoor capacities, it's important to help support them however we can!

March is Women's History Month
Lakeview East is proud to be home to dozens of women-owned businesses, including restaurants, retail stores, services, and more. Supporting women-owned businesses enriches the fabric and diversity of our community. Consider supporting our local women-owned businesses this month and throughout the year however you're able, whether it's making a direct purchase, leaving a review, engaging with their content on social media, or recommending them to a friend!

Join us for an Intro to CRM Webinar Sponsored by RCN on March 23rd!
For a small business, customer relationship management may be one of the most important thing to keeping you afloat. From MailChimp to Salesforce, get the rundown on the basics of CRM and how it can grow and maintain your business.
Local Businesses: What's Open
Lakeview East's Best of Beauty & Retail
Welcome New Members!
Lakeview East
Salon Blue Chicago has been beautifying Lakeview East for more than 28 years!
Owned and run by two expert female stylists, MK King and Katrina Lipe, Salon Blue is proud of the warm, professional and polished experiences they offer each guest. They are color experts, specializing in modern, healthy hair color applications, including full color makeovers and color corrections. Known for great haircuts, of course, too!

Salon Blue is made up of creative experts that value beauty, fashion and style, offering uncomplicated advice for haircare, skincare and makeup for glowing results. Offering two floors full of service, there's plenty of space for a safe and luxurious experience. They also have a lovely private patio space for hair services done outdoors (weather permitting).

Beauty = Confidence = Power is the mantra that has kept them inspired and keeps them going. Let the experts at Salon Blue become your beauty advisors.
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.
Wrigleyville Early Bird Happy Hour
With limited indoor capacity restrictions still in place, Wrigleyville bars are offering up early bird deals every Friday to help you kickstart your weekend the right way.

Please be sure to contact each place to confirm your reservation!

March Mania is Upon Us!
You've made your picks, now come put your money where your mouth is... or better yet, a beer where your mouth is!
Enjoy Lucky Strike Social's Motherload March Mania for 2, ALL FOR JUST $50! 
  • Wings: 40 Juicy Wings Bone-in and Boneless
  • Bucket of Bud or Bud Light
  • Two $5 Game Cards
Offer available during Tournament game days. 
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is Now Open at Clark and Waveland
At Raising Cane’s, it all starts with the chicken finger. The 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins are marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order. The menu is also renowned for its craveable – some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Try for yourself today through takeout or order ahead with mobile ordering.
Business & Government Affairs
COVID-19 Relief: American Rescue Plan Act
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts. Specifically, the new law includes:

  • $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit
  • NEW: $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants
  • NEW: $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources
Spring is on the Way! Thinking of Opening a Sidewalk Cafe? You'll Need a Permit if You Don't Already Have One
Chicago has implemented temporary changes to the sidewalk cafe permit to make it easier and cheaper to acquire a permit as Chicago begins to cautiously reopen:
  • 75 percent permit fee reduction
  • Ability to extend sidewalk cafes in front of a neighboring property
  • Expedited permit issuance process
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Are you, or anyone you know, looking to move a business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!
Development Projects
The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development. For development projects visit our website here.
Thank you to our sponsor Byline Bank for supporting small, local businesses in our community!

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