Hello Sunshine!
The 2023 Al Fresco Guide is Here!
Warm weather means patio season! We know rain showers have been non-stop this month, so we are more than ready to savor those precious sun filled days! Looking for a new patio to soak in the sun? Look no further than our Al Fresco Guide! As a special thanks for reading our newsletter, you get first access before we go to print!

Festival Season Returns with The Belmont Sheffield Music Festival on May 27th & 28th!
Get ready to groove and move at the official start to summer festival season — The Belmont Sheffield Music Festival! Mark your calendars this Memorial Day Weekend for a weekend filled with non-stop tunes, infectious rhythms, and an electric atmosphere. Join us at Belmont and Sheffield Avenues as the streets come alive with the sounds of talented artists from all genres, delivering high-energy performances that will make your heart skip a beat. Indulge in delicious food from local vendors, sip on refreshing beverages, and dance the day and night away with friends old and new. Don't miss this incredible celebration of music and community—it's going to be an unforgettable experience that'll have you singing and dancing in the streets! See you there!
We are looking for volunteers for our gates on May 27th and 28th!
Shifts start at 10:30 am each day, so you can sleep in a bit before buckling in for a fun, music filled spring day!
Say It Ain't So: No May Dine Out
While the May Dine Out Is Cancelled, We Are Hopeful That We Can Bring Back Dine Out On Broadway Soon
The Dine Out on Broadway was originally slated as a program to help businesses with expanded outdoor dining during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This program was vital to the survival of our businesses and has brought millions of dollars of revenue to our local businesses, ensuring they can keep their doors open & helped to keep jobs within our community for years to come. While the pandemic era programs are coming to an end, we are hopeful we can continue this program into the future, as it provides extra economic stimulus for our neighborhood & a fun, safe environment for our community to enjoy local eateries. For now, the future of Dine Out is uncertain, but as soon as we know we can bring this program back, we will be taking to the streets once again for weekends filled with Al Fresco Dining!

Want to help us bring back dine outs? Contact your elected officials & let them know what the expanded outdoor dining program means to you! Click Here to Learn How to Help!
Get That Card in the Mail! Mother's Day is This Sunday!
This Mother's Day, make it memorable by supporting local businesses in Lakeview East. Find unique gifts and experiences that reflect your mom's individuality, while nurturing our vibrant community. From charming boutiques to delightful cafes and spas, there's something for every taste. Celebrate our moms and the local merchants who support them. Need some ideas on where to pick up that perfect gift? Check out our mother's day blog for all the essential spots to pamper the mother in your life this year!
Lakeview Social and Supper Club: Margarita Class - June 7th
On June 7th, Learn how to make the PERFECT margarita with the expert mixologists of Barcocina! They'll teach you the history behind this classic cocktail, the best ingredients to use, and how to balance the flavors for the perfect taste. During the class, you’ll get hands-on experience making your own margarita. Whether you’re a margarita enthusiast or a complete beginner, this class is perfect for anyone looking to have fun and learn something new. Join us for a few hours, and you'll impress your friends for a lifetime!
Priced at $45 per person.
LVECC and the 44th Ward Have Partnered to Collection Donations for Chicago's Migrant Crisis
Urgent Call for Donations to Support the Migrant Crisis in Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot had declared a state of emergency in response to the current migrant crisis in Chicago. As the migrant crisis continues to unfold in Chicago, it is crucial that we come together as a community to support those in need. The Lakeview East Chamber office as well as numerous community partners are stepping up to serve as a drop-off location for essential items that can greatly improve the lives of migrant children and adults. Your contributions can make a significant difference in providing comfort and relief to those affected by this humanitarian crisis.

By donating these essential items, we can bring comfort, security, and a sense of hope to those who need it most. Please drop off your contributions at the Lakeview East Chamber office (3138 N. Broadway Tuesday - Friday from 10AM - 4PM) or to any of our community partners, as your generosity will go a long way in making a positive impact on the lives of these vulnerable individuals. Together, we can stand in solidarity and show compassion for those experiencing these challenging circumstances.
Wrigleyville News & Updates
Ferris Bueller once said "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it," and truer words have never been spoken about the corner of Addison and Clark! The neighborhood is welcoming in two new businesses. Tin Roof Concert Club has begun construction on their newest venue located at 3519 N. Clark Street. Bamboo Club is taking over the iconic Deuce's and The Diamond Club bar and will be serving up authentic and trendy tiki drinks soon! Needless to say, there are quite a few changes coming to Clark Street. Want the full scoop? Check out our article to stay in the loop!
HomeToGo rates Wrigleyville third top trending destination in the U.S.
We knew we were a fabulous place to visit & HomeToGo thinks so too! Wrigleyville was ranked #3 top destinations in the country to visit! Whether you come for game day, or to see one of the incredible live performances at our world class entertainment venues, indulge in culinary curiosities at our tasty restaurants, or treat yourself with any of our retail & beauty spots, there is something for everyone in Wrigleyville!
Cubs Game Day Specials
Last week, we asked our Instagram followers what kind of content they'd like to see more of on our pages. Our DM's were flooded with requests for happy hours, specials, and any deals our neighborhood hot spots may have! We listened, and began with a list of all the game day specials our Wrigleyville bars offer when the Cubbies play at home! Find out who has deals worthy of a W.
New Business Alerts
Tuk-Tuk Soft Opening May 11th at 11:30AM | 2852 N. Clark Street
Prepare your taste buds for a thrilling journey as Tuk Tuk Thai Isan embarks on its soft opening in our neighborhood this Thursday, May 11th at 11:30AM! With a culinary experience inspired by the vibrant flavors of Northeastern Thailand, this new establishment promises an unforgettable dining adventure. From aromatic herbs and spices to authentic recipes passed down through generations, Tuk Tuk Thai Isan offers a menu that showcases the rich and diverse culinary traditions of the region. As you step into this cozy and inviting space, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and a tantalizing aroma that will transport you to the streets of Thailand. Stop by and check out the soft opening of Tuk Tuk Thai Isan, where every bite tells a story of tradition, passion, and the vibrant spirit of Thai cuisine!
Dea Litsa Facial Spa Grand Opening June 22nd | 1PM | 2817 N Broadway Suite 205
Experience ultimate pampering as Dea Litsa Facial Spa opens its doors in Lakeview East on June 22nd! Their luxurious studio offers a wide range of services, including customized facials, rejuvenating chemical peels, and therapeutic massages, all designed to enhance your natural beauty and leave you feeling refreshed. Let their skilled estheticians transport you to a world of tranquility and glowing skin, where the stresses of the day melt away. Join us in celebrating the grand opening of Dea Litsa Facial Spa and discover a rejuvenated and radiant version of yourself.
Upcoming Events and Promotions
2023 Nettlehorst Stallion Stampede
Nettelhorst School in Lakeview is holding their annual Stallion Stampede fun run on Friday, May 12, 2023. Would you mention any upcoming communications to the community on our behalf? We would love to have your support of our event as the children raise money for their school. Please note melrose between Broadway and Halsted will also be closed down most of the day for the event. 
Pup Prom 2023 Fundraiser
Join Chicago French Bulldog Rescue on May 13th for a "Pup Prom" Hollywood Red Carpet themed event at Rizzo's Bar & Inn. There will have a fun filled day of raffles, silent auctions, and photo ops.
A pup prom King and Queen will be crowned and prizes will be awarded. So make sure your pup is dressed in their best!!
New Expressions: Merlo Library & Chicago Comics Junior Art Festival on June 22nd from 11AM-4PM at Nettelhorst Elementary
Calling all junior artists! New Expressions is coming to the neighborhood and is looking for talent! This art festival helps teens artists get their first experience tabling and selling their art! There is no admission fee, so you can save your money for the art. Applications are open until July 1st and are open to Adults and Teens 12 years and up!
Finals Week Frenzy Giveaway is coming your way in just three short weeks! From May 23rd, Astound is giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes, including an iPad mini, an Apple Watch, and some seriously cool headphones. Keep an eye out on how to enter! And while you're waiting, why not check out Astound Broadband and our amazing $25/mo. internet offer over at astound.com?
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
Friday, 5/12 at 9:30 AM
Want to Start a Business and Don’t Know Where to start? Strategies and Tips for Getting your Business off the Ground
Presented by Sarah Wilson, Executive Director, Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Thinking of starting a business and don’t know how to begin? Looking to move your home business into a storefront and feel ready to sign a lease? Before you do you anything, reach out to a Chicago Business Center and let them help you get set up for success. Hear from Sarah Wilson, Executive Director of Uptown United & Uptown Chamber of Commerce, on strategies and tips for getting your business off the ground.

Wednesday, 5/17 at 3:00 PM
Entity Selection and Formation
Presented by the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The purpose of this workshop will be to help founders understand various factors to consider when deciding what type of entity to form. We will focus on corporations and limited liability companies and explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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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