March Happenings
Sports fans have a lot to look forward to this month, March Madness is in full effect, and Cubs Opening Day is just two short weeks away! We also invite you to join our Annual Meeting on March 28th, and we have your Saint Paddy's plans.
2023 Lakeview East Annual Meeting
Join us for the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting! This is your opportunity to come together with other business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss our plans for the future, featuring our guest of honor, Alderman Tom Tunney, and welcoming the neighborhood's Alderman Elect, Bennett Lawson! We'll kick off the evening with a networking cocktail reception, featuring delicious hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. This will be followed by a quick engaging and informative program, where you'll hear from our guest speakers and gain insights into the latest developments in our community.

This year's meeting is on March 28th at 6 pm, at Sluggers!
Welcome to the Neighborhood, Wicked Plants!

A new plant shop just opened on Clark Street that will knock your stalks off. Wicked Plants is not your average plant shop - they offer a build-your-own succulent station where you can pick out and accessorize any succulent of your choosing! They also offer a wide selection of plant pots that come in a variety of sizes and funky shapes like crocodiles and skulls. They'll be hosting workshops, so be sure to follow their Instagram so you don't miss out. If it's been a long thyme since you've updated your at home garden, come spruce things up at Wicked Plants!
3240 N Clark St
What to do on Saint Patrick's Day

Although Parade Day might be over, Saint Patrick's Day hasn't even happened yet! Falling on Friday, March 17th, here is where you can celebrate locally.

Wilde: The Broadway Irish restaurant is celebrating with traditional Irish food, Irish dancers, and bagpipers! They'll be opening at 11 am.

Rocks Lakeview: Commemorate the day with some corned beef sliders, green beer, and Jello shots! Rocks will be opening at 11 am and is ready to party all day long! 

Graystone Tavern: Graystone is offering $5 green beer, $7 Guinness, $7 Proper 12 shots, and $9 Irish car bombs on Saint Paddy's! They'll be opening at 10:30 am.

Kit Kat Lounge: Kit Kat is hosting a drag brunch! Kit Kat Diva Kinley Preston will be performing for two shows, one at 11:30 am and one at 1 pm.

Lark: Lark is hosting drag brunch with Venus O' Shady Carangi, and is offering $6 Guinness Pints, $4 Green Bud Light, $8 Irish Car Bombs, Corned Beef Dinner, and Shepherd's Pie ALL WEEK!

Nola Bar & Kitchen: NOLA is celebrating with $5 green beers, $20 green beer pitchers, and $10 shamrock hurricanes!

Harrigan's Pub: This corner Irish Pub will be open from noon until 2 am, selling $7 Guinness!

In Memoriam, Jojo Baby

It is with a heavy heart to announce that Chicago legend and longtime Smartbar and Metro resident, Jojo Baby, has passed. Jojo is one of the biggest drag inspirations in Chicago and was cherished by so many. Their legacy will live on the dance floor, and in the memory of all those who ever danced, spoke, met, or gained inspiration from them. Jojo Baby has always been, and always will be, an icon.
Read more about Jojo Baby's legacy on Block Club Chicago.
Seeking Vendors for Belmont Sheffield Music Fest
We have all types of vendor opportunities available for this year's Belmont Sheffield Music Festival this year, which is taking place on May 27th and 28th!

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
Small Cheval is Coming to Town
It's happening... Wrigleyville is soon to be the newest home to Small Cheval!

Sister restaurant to the ever most popular Au Cheval, Small Cheval offers a stripped down menu serving burgers, fries, and shakes. The new Wrigleyville location will be located right at the corner of Clark and Waveland, at 1119 W Waveland. There is no opening date YET, but they are opening sometime this Spring!
Opening Day is on March 30th

Batter up! We are only a few weeks away from Cubs Opening Day! The Cubbies will be taking on the Milwaukee Brewers for a 1:20 pm game on Thursday, March 30th. Tickets are on sale now, don't miss out on game day excitement! Even if you don't go to the game, all your favorite Wrigleyville spots will be airing the game. Go Cubbies!
March Madness begins on March 17th! It's always an exciting time for NCAA fans.
If you live for the madness and want to know where you can catch the games, check out our blog on who will be airing the game, with game day deals! Come cheer for your favorite college team, with fans as eager as you are.
Upcoming Events and Promotions
Say goodbye to bulky cable boxes because Astound TV is here! 🥳 You can now receive Astound TV with Astound Internet! Bundle your services and save up to $240 a year. 🤑 Switch Now:
The upcoming Chick Fil A in Wrigleyville is hiring all positions! They are looking for 80 - 100 people, applications can be done online.

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!
Friday, 3/17 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Illinois Google Digital Coach, Host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, and NFT and Web 3 Instructor.
Learn how to sell your products online. In this webinar, we will walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed. We will show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, you will learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
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!
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