November 24th, 2021
Shoppers Extravaganza & Holiday Treat Stroll Return December 4th!
Support local merchants! Lakeview East makes is easy to shop this holiday seasons by offering a one day discount on local gift cards that are accepted at 200+ businesses. Plus, join us for the annual Holiday Treat Stroll!

Purchase gift cards from 11am – 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th for 25% off! You can stop in the Broadway Chamber office (3138 N.Broadway) to purchase, or purchase online at
**In observance of Sabbath gift cards can also be purchased from 11am-3pm on Friday, December 3rd by calling 773-348-8608.**

Stop by local businesses and sample holiday treats from 12 – 3 p.m. on Saturday December 4th. With over 30 businesses participating and everything from wine samples to home made cookies, find your new favorite local shop this holiday season!
Giver's Gift Has Returned to Reward the Community for Shopping Local!
Start saving your receipts! The Giver's Gift is running from November 1st - December 23
How Givers Gift Works:
COLLECT $300 in receipts from at least three Lakeview East neighborhood stores from Nov.1 through Dec. 23, 2021.
VISIT for instructions on where to send your receipts for proof of purchase.
RECEIVE a $50 Lakeview East Gift Card to spend in 200+ participating Lakeview East neighborhood stores!
*Minimum purchase of $25 per receipt. Maximum purchase of $100 for groceries or liquor. Only local gift cards are accepted as a purchase. No contracts, prescriptions, CTA/Ventra cards or monthly membership fees accepted. Quantities are limited. Certain restrictions apply. First come, first served.

Have you started planning your perfect gift for a special someone in your life? Don't know where to start? We've got you covered. We are encouraging everyone in the community to support our local businesses this holiday season. Whether you're looking for tried and true classics or a whole new experience, we have all the best deals in the neighborhood for you this holiday season!
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Welcomes Wrigleyville Wonderland Back for Our Largest Pop-Up Season Yet!
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of one of Chicago’s favorite holiday celebrations, Wrigleyville Wonderland, running now at select venues through the end of February. Wrigleyville Wonderland brings the Holiday spirit to Chicago with 19 Wrigleyville businesses transformed into individualized holiday-themed destinations offering map projections, Instagrammable moments and activations. From the locations’ décor to actors dressed in costumes to the holiday themed drinks, there is something for everyone at Wrigleyville’s Wonderland.

Wrigleyville will be fully decked out for holidays again this year with many pop-ups sure to cater to your longing to celebrate the holiday season for the weeks leading up to (and even some after) the holidays. No need to go searching for them all – we’ve got that part covered for you!

Friends and Family Night Returns December 9th from 5PM 8PM
We’re bringing back our Friends and Family Night! We’ll have live performances, Holiday Dueling Piano Sing Alongs, Ice Sculptures, Picture Perfect Instagramable Moments, Costume Characters, Light Projections, Specials, Giveaways, Traveling Merry-oke, and much more.
Thanksgiving Plans:
Looking for thanksgiving specials? We have you covered. From pie specials to take out dinners, enjoy your thanksgiving in Lakeview East!

Zazas Pizzeria Grand Opening | 3037 N. Clark
Please join us in welcoming Zazas Pizzeria to the neighborhood!

Located at 3037 N. Clark, this artisan New York style pizzeria is serving up slices & whole pies and has a fresh take on pizza in the neighborhood! Be sure to stop by their grand opening and ribbon cutting on December 2nd for the first taste of their incredible pizza with locally sourced ingredients.
Ritual Hot Yoga | 2805 N. Sheffield
Next Friday meet us on Sheffield to welcome Ritual Hot Yoga to the neighborhood! An exciting addition to Lakeview East, their grand opening and ribbon cutting is at 3pm on December 3rd.

Whether you're looking to get into shape, get your mind off work stress or boost your immune system - Ritual has something for everyone!
Recent Grand Openings
La Biznaga | 3555 N. Broadway
Located at 3555 N. Broadway, La Biznaga offers incredible, authentic Mexican food with family recipes and huge helpings! This family owned business is incredibly welcoming and have created a really wonderful, positive atmosphere with great decor and music. Be sure to stop by this week to welcome them to the neighborhood!
Sunnyside Dispensary | 3524 N. Clark Street
Welcome to the neighborhood Sunnyside* - This has been a long time coming. This new kind of cannabis shop & brand-new flagship location — only steps away from Wrigley Field — offers med patients and adult-use customers shorter wait times and easy access to Wellness Advisor support & incredibly knowledgeable experts.

Wondering what's going to happen to the location up the street? The original Sunnyside Lakeview location will be redeveloped as the Illinois Cannabis Education Center – a hands-on destination for people who have been adversely impacted by the War on Drugs to develop the skills necessary to successfully operate a compliant dispensary.

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.
New Business Alerts
Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
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
Upcoming Promotions
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the 15th annual Chicago Restaurant Week promotion taking place Friday, March 25 – Sunday, April 10, 2022. Chicago Restaurant Week has a history of generating significant awareness and sales for restaurants and your participation is welcome. Registration ends January 21, 2022. This year’s program emphasis will be on dine in, but will also include takeout and delivery options based on current city and state mandates. You must be a partner of Choose Chicago in order to participate. For more information on Choose Chicago partnership opportunities and Chicago Restaurant Week please contact
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
TBOX Returns on December 11th!
To celebrate their 25th Year, and make up for being “on a break” in 2020, the theme of #TBOX2021 is BACK TO THE 90s! They'll celebrate the music, fashion, culture, movies, and everything from the glorious, carefree decade when TBOX was born, in 1996!
Cubs Charities Giving Back This Holiday Season
November is National Runaway Prevention Month. This week, Cubs Charities and Nico Hoerner
delivered Thanksgiving meals to local shelters in partnership with 1-800-RUNAWAY, the national crisis line for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth.
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!
Wednesday, 12/1 Webinar at 3:00 PM
City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers
Presented by the City of Chicago
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.

Friday, 12/3 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Understanding the 5C’s of credit from a Lender’s perspective
Presented by CIBC Bank USA
Whether you’re a business owner or thinking about starting your business; you will learn what you need to know about bank financing products during this discussion. We will talk about credit, capacity, collateral, character, capitalization and loans, lines of credit and other available resources that can help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Wednesday, 12/8 webinar at 3:00 pm
Finding Funding-Where to Go When the Bank Says No
Presented by Andrew Fogaty, from the 36Squared Business Incubator and GSDC, Gabriella Bomben from the Women's Business Development Center and Hussain Bhanpuri from CIBC
Where to go when the bank says NO?! Need funding to start or grow your business? Then this event is for you!
Andrew Fogaty, from the 36Squared Business Incubator and GSDC, will be joined by Gabriella Bomben from the Women's Business Development Center and Hussain Bhanpuri from CIBC to discuss alternatives to traditional bank lending programs. don't miss this opportunity to learn about
non profit lenders, crowdfunding, micro loans, SBA programs and more.

Friday, 12/10 Webinar at 9:30 AM
SBIF & NOF Grants: Capital to Make Permanent Improvements to Your Small Business
Presented by Kimberly Brisky, Managing Director of Communications & Engagement at SomerCor. SomerCor is contracted by the city of Chicago to administer the SBIF and NOF programs.
The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grants provide small businesses and nonprofits with capital to make permanent building improvements. As part of the INVESTSouthWest initiative, these funds support small businesses and nonprofits seeking to strengthen commercial corridors across Chicago through transformational investment. This presentation will provide details on program eligibility rules, benefits, application instructions, and client success stories for these impactful programs.
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
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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