October 13, 2021
Autumn Has Arrived in Lakeview East
Lakeview East is welcoming cooler temps, changing leaves, and plenty of fun, fall activities! Whether you're looking for a pumpkin carving contest, some festive ambiance, or a haunted house that will scare your socks off, we've made a list of businesses doing something special for this spooky season. 
Lakeview Photo Contest

This spooky season we will be hosting a photo contest! Submit your favorite fall photos around the neighborhood, from changing leaves to pups in their spookiest costume, by using the hashtag #SpookyLakeview on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from now until October 31st!
Our grand prize winner will win a $100 Lakeview East Gift Card good at over 200 local businesses!
The top 5 winners will get featured on our social media!

El Nuevo Mexicano | 2914 N. Clark Street
El Nuevo Mexicano is Chicago’s spot to find a mix of delicious traditional and some new and creative Mexican dishes. They even offer some authentic options such as homemade Poblano Mole Enchiladas, Chipotle Carnitas, and Carne Sada en Salsa Molcajete.

Spooky Special: Celebrate Day of the Dead with Free Flan from October 15th to November 1, must show this picture to your server!
Kilwins | 3519 N Clark St
The Wrigley Kilwins has the perfect Halloween treats! Kilwins offers a variety of products for Halloween parties, including “The Perfect” Caramel Apples, made-in-store Caramel Corn & Brittle, Chocolate-dipped treats, and dozens of other confections that are perfect for Fall.
Put the “treat” in “trick-or-treat” with bite-sized Kilwins Heritage Milk Chocolate wrapped in festive Halloween foils or individually-wrapped “A Taste of Kilwins” Heritage Chocolate bars, available in Milk, Dark, and White Chocolate. They’re the perfect size to hand out to all the special little ghouls & goblins that you love!
Rise Up Nutrition | 2909 N Broadway
Don’t Miss out on this LIMITED EDITION October Menu! It’s that season for all things apple, pumpkin, & spice.
NEW flavors:
Boosted Pumpkin Apple Crisp to support your gut health!
Dirty Chai Fat-Reducing Protein Latte to curb your hunger!
Candied Apple to support muscle relief, blood flow and boost your energy!
Deuce’s Major League Bar | 3505 N Clark
Bow down, witches! Deuce’s Halloween pop-up Nightmare on Clark St. is back & now open! Join them for a fang-tastic time with new photo ops, fall food and sp00ky themed cocktails all month long! Table reservations available at www.deucesmlb.com.
Underground Lounge | 952 W Newport Ave
THE GREAT PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST IS COMING TO UNDERGROUND LOUNGE! Do you have what it takes to become the best pumpkin carver on the north side? Find out October 21st at 7pm at Uncommon Ground. Reserve your pumpkin by DM-ing @underground_lounge_chi
This Halloween on Saturday, October 30th be sure to join Sheffield’s for their Annual Costume Party! With prizes for crowd favorite, it will be a ghoulish good time you won’t want to miss!
Sheffield’s annual pumpkin carving is Thursday, October 28th. Get here early to grab your spot. As always, first come, first served while supplies last! They provide the pumpkins and the carving tools, you provide the imagination!
Help them decorate the bar while you enjoy one of their seasonal craft beers and cocktails. This year’s event is sponsored by Stella Artois.
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace | 3434 N Broadway
Put your creative talents to work to create a decorated pumpkin masterpiece! Carve it, paint it, sculpt it – it’s totally up to you, Boo! Then drop it off here to display in the lobby! Guests and locals will then vote for their favorites. The winning pumpkin design will win a two-night stay!
Plus, guests and locals that stop by to vote will be entered to win a one-night stay! Drop off your entries by 12pm on October 24th. Voting is from 12pm Oct. 24th to the 31st!
Dance On Broadway | 3126 N Broadway
Spooky Jazz and Boozy Boos (adult class event)
Spooky Jazz and Boozy Boos will include 1 hour of a Beg/Int Halloween themed Jazz class followed by a wine tasting with the neighbors at Bottles Up! October 22nd from 6-7pm, you won’t want to miss it!
Dance On Broadway | 3126 N Broadway
Halloween Party!
Dance on Broadway’s first ever studio Halloween Party is here! Ages 5+ Sign up now to reserve your spot! Join them in your Halloween costume for a night of games, treats, dance and other fun activities! Link is below!
Kit Kat Lounge | 3700 N Halsted St
Costume Contest!
Pixel’s Halloween Special at Kit Kat will feature performances by Pixel, Venus Carangi + Synthetic as well as a costume contest. Best costume receives $500.00 in cash and prizes so stop by and go all out!
Kit Kat Lounge | 3700 N Halsted St
Rocky Horror Picture Show Brunch from 11am-3pm!
With fabulous performances by Madam X, this cult-classic film will be showing both Saturday Oct. 30th and Sunday Oct. 31st. From cult followers to new fans, this brunch is quite the way to kick off Halloweekend.
Rizzo’s SWEET DREAMS: HALLOWEEN POP-UP EXPERIENCE | 3658 N. Clark Street | Get Tickets Here
Celebrate October in spooktacular style with their 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor Halloween pop-up. It’s just To Die For! Muah ha haaaa
This fanciful nightmare come to life, is a creepy fragment of a macabre world; where 20 classic horror movies all collide. From Elm Street to Silent Hill and from Killer Klowns to Zombie Land…this vibrant collusion of fun and fright will keep you entertained every inch of the way! Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and IT…will all be joining and they promise to produce some of the most epic Halloween scenes and social moments ever! So get those cameras ready! This one of a kind Halloween pop-up will be a scream for all ages.
Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl | Chicago Twenty Something
On October 30th, the historic Wrigleyville neighborhood will be full of party-seekers creeping and crawling from bar to bar. Halloween is the one night that you can act like a kid and drink like an adult. You and your friends can show off your kick-ass costumes as you sing, dance, and drink the night away.
Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday! All of the venues are within walking distance so you can spend more time partying with friends.
WHERE: Wrigleyville’s Best Bars – Old Crow, Deuce’s, Moe’s Cantina, Country Club, HVAC, Vines, Irish Oak, Stretch, Roadhouse, Merkle’s, Sandlot, Diver at the Park, Nola, Murphy’s, Sports Corner & more TBA!
Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – Sun, Oct 31, 2021, 12:00 AM
Gallagher Way | 3635 N Clark St
Help welcome another fan-favorite Halloween movie night! Join Gallagher Way and friends from Music Box Theatre from 6 – 10 p.m., as they get in the spirit of spooky season!
Oct. 13 – The Addams Family
Oct. 20 – Ghostbusters
Oct. 27 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
Gates open at 6 p.m., with the movie starting right at 7 p.m. Looking to level-up your movie experience? Visit the link below to purchase your VIP seats for reserved seating that includes a snack, beverage and sweet treat from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Epic Kitchens | 3332 N. Broadway | October 18th | 1:30PM
Epic Kitchens is coming to Lakeview East!

Epic Kitchens is a multi-brand fast casual restaurant platform offering quality food from some of the country’s leading restaurant brands through streamlined delivery, takeout and in-house dining. Through its upcoming online ordering platform and iOS/Android app, Epic Kitchens allows customers to order from multiple brands all under one transaction and delivery - ensuring that every individual, even in a large group, can order the food they crave.
Lakeview East is happy to announce that in the month of October with only 13 days in, we have welcomed five new businesses to the area. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of our community builders & local business owners.
Starbucks in Wrigleyville | 1027 W. Addison
Starbucks returns to Wrigleyville! This new concept shop is one of the first of it's kind in the city with a focus on grab and go beverages so you can sip your favorites outside of the friendly confines! Stop by to welcome them to the neighborhood.
JuiceRx | 3241 N. Broadway

JuiceRx opened at the corner of Broadway and Melrose last week. JuiceRx has perfected the art of grab-and-go, small batch juices that leave you nourished without the hassle of prep or cleanup. They have spent the last decade fine tuning their practice and cannot wait to share their incredible and nutritious products with the neighborhood.
Chicago Sugar Daddy | 3243 N Broadway
Chicago Sugar Daddy has opened their flagship location at 3243 N. Broadway! Chicago Sugar Daddy offers custom cakes and treats that suit any dietary need. They had everything from free samples to drag performers this weekend to celebrate their new location. Be sure to stop by to welcome them to their new spot!
Located at 1134 W. Diversey, this tattoo and piercing parlor offers creative custom designs and a wide variety of flash tattoos. They are staffed with dedicated, experienced, and highly skilled artists who take pride in their unique styles and techniques. We had a great time welcoming them to the neighborhood and hope you stop by for your next piercing or tattoo!
Sila’s Mediterranean | 3112 N. Broadway
This new spot on Broadway specializes in unique, grab and go, delicious Mediterranean bites. Their chic, Instagram-able interior compliments the wonderful smells that come from their perfectly seasoned meats. They celebrated the day with free samples

COVID-19 Update
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.
Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month Feature
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

We've created a list of our favorite Latinx and Hispanic inspired eateries to celebrate this month. Click below to get inspired for your next dinner date!
New Business Alerts
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
Upcoming Promotions
On Thursday, October 14th, Rachel Sage will be performing at 8PM, be sure to get your tickets for this award winning singer songwriter!

We have an exclusive promo code! Use PROMO CODE: POETICA which is good for $5 OFF ticket. Only 20 discounts available! Get your tickets at

The concert is a co-bill with The Long Farewells. The 6-time Independent Music Awards winner will perform songs from her new project, Poetica. In addition, she will preview select pieces across her repertoire of 14 albums, including her critically acclaimed album, Character. Rachael will be joined by Kelly Halloran on the violin.
Kamayan Feast with Chef Jordan Andino at Kit Kat Lounge!
Coming to Chicago on October 24th, an evening that will elevate your senses - A Kamayan Feast with Chef Jordan Andino at Kit Kat Lounge!
Join Kit Kat Lounge for an exclusive 3-course meal curated and executed by world-famous Chef, Jordan Andino, complete with tableside entertainment from our world-class Divas and Villa One Tequila cocktail pairings. They will have two seating times:

Both are the same offering, just at different times. Tickets to attend are $100.

The creative mind behind Flip Sigi in New York City and the host of “Late Nite Eats” & Food Boats on Food Network, Chef Jordan will personally take you on a culinary journey through a 3-course Kamayan style feast modified for the ages. This is an evening you won't want to miss! Experience a fusion of culture, flavor, and entertainment all in one night. Tickets are available now. Get yours before they sell out!

Art for Life Chicago
On October 21st, DIFFA Chicago is hosting its fifth annual exhibition and art auction, Art for Life Chicago (Link: https://e.givesmart.com/events/hUE/i/). The livestream event gets underway at 7:00 PM. This dynamic virtual exhibit showcases 70 fine works celebrating art, and the voices of emerging and notable artists who are making a mark in today’s cultural landscape. Photography, paintings, mixed media works, and other pieces, as well as amazing raffle prizes can be viewed online now in the Art For Life Virtual Gallery. Funds raised will benefit those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in the Chicagoland area.
Register for the event at artforlifechicago.org
Events at the Japanese Culture Center
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
After 51 Years in Wrigleyville, Chicago's Blarney Stone Closed It's Doors on October 2nd
We are devastated to see this neighborhood staple close it's doors. Since opening in 1970, it's been a place where locals can gather, enjoy darts, good company, and great food.

Photo Credit:Block Club
Wildcats Classic at Wrigley Field
Football returns to Wrigley Field Saturday, November 20, 2021, as the Northwestern Wildcats host the Purdue Boilermakers in the Wildcats Classic. Purchase your tickets today and enjoy the gridiron at the Friendly Confines!

Live Music Returns to the Neighborhood
954 W Belmont Ave
Sluggers Dualing Pianos
3540 N. Clark Street
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
The Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!

Thursday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Access to Capital Programs with the SBA
Presented by Mark Ferguson, Deputy District Director and Darrah Perryman, Outreach and Marketing Specialist
Join the SBA’s Illinois District Office for an overview of access to capital programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Presenters will discuss the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, including key enhancements just announced to the program, and other staple lending programs through the SBA. Bring your questions! There be time for a Q&A with presenters.
Register by visiting chicago.gov/businesseducation
Friday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Cómo Encontrar y Retener Clientes Utilizando Datos Digitales
Presentado por El Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas del estado de Illinois, (SBDC) de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Illinois
Aprenda a reducir costos, aumentar la eficiencia, y tomar decisiones basadas en evidencia a través del análisis de datos. Comprender la información digital es vital para los empresarios de hoy en día sin importar el tamaño de su empresa. El análisis de información digital le ayudará a competir en un mercado más amplio y satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes de manera precisa.
*Part of the 'Hispanic Heritage Month' Webinar Series
Register by visiting chicago.gov/businesseducation

Wednesday, 10/20 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Digital Marketing Basics to Grow Your Business
Presented by Score Chicago
Digital marketing allows small businesses to compete with a much smaller advertising budget. Discover the potential of digital marketing in 2021-2022 where we work through the basics of advertising vs organic results, how to get started, which marketing platform is right for you, and a complete beginner's guide to SEO.
Topics include:
1.Digital Marketing Overview and Trends in 2021-2022
2.Advertising Platforms and Which One is Right for You
3.Search Engine Optimization
4. Advertising vs SEO
5.What to Watch Out For
Attendees will learn how to create a structured digital marketing plan, identify the correct measures to set objectives and evaluate digital marketing as well as understand and follow the practical success factors to improve results from digital marketing.

Friday, 10/22 Webinar at 9:30 AM
How to Write a Business Plan. What you need to know!
Presented by Donna R. Rockin, Managing Partner of Rockin Enterprises, Inc.
Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It's easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You'll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.
BACP Remote Small Business Expo
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), along with sponsors 5th/3rd Bank and Western Union, are excited to announce the remote BACP Small Business Expo will be held on Thursday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.!

The remote BACP Small Business Expo will provide Chicago’s business owners a forum to get expert advice, connect with industry experts and government agencies, learn new business strategies, and meet other business owners. The interactive remote expo will also feature over 30 exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance, variety of educational webinars, panels and a keynote speaker that will help people in all stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

Mark Thursday, October 21, 2021 on your calendar and register by visiting chismallbizexpo.com.
For recordings of past BACP webinars, please click here
CAPS Meetings - Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
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
3501 – 3519 N. Halsted
Howard Brown Health announced a multi-year expansion plan to better serve its current and future patients. As Chicago’s premier LGBTQ nonprofit healthcare organization, this expansion would extend critical, high quality health and wellness programs to up to 15,000 additional patients per year. Plans include the development of a new and larger Broadway Youth Center to better serve LGBTQ youth; a new clinic on North Halsted to relocate the existing practice in Boystown; and a new clinic-anchored community center serving South Side LGBTQ residents.
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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