September 26 , 2019

10 DAYS AWAY! Wine, Whiskey, & Craft Beer Stroll
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has partnered with some of our local shops, BottlesUp!, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, Greenstar Brewing, Roebuck, & Sheffield's to put on the 2019 Wine, Whiskey & Craft Beer stroll!

We wanted to shake things up this year - this time we'll have wine, whiskey, and beer samplings inside retail businesses on Broadway.

Admission to this event costs $25. With the purchase of a ticket you will receive a sampling glass, wine/whiskey/beer samples, delicious local bites and more. Enjoy exclusive retail discounts only offered to participants during the event.

Hearing on the Tip Credit and Minimum Wage

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce along with local business owners and the Illinois Restaurant Association attended a workforce development committee hearing last week proposing to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour for tipped employees and eliminate the tip credit. The Chamber is concerned that the elimination of jobs may take place if the tip credit is taken away and the minimum wage increases. Executive Director Maureen Martino stated, "In an environment that is quickly changing to self-serve kiosks,  we may see a decrease in hiring in the future."  Should the minimum wage increase, this may change the way servers will be tipped out in the future. The Illinois Restaurant Association President, Sam Toia stated: "Eliminating the tip credit means employers will eventually be required to pay their tipped employees 144% more than current levels".  Please read the proposed ordinance and take action by writing the Committee on Workforce Development today!
Please visit the Illinois Restaurant Association's website for more information.  Please read this article recently written in Crain's Chicago Business.

Community Meeting TONIGHT

There is a public hearing tonight at Truman College, 6PM at 1145 W. Wilson, Larry McKeon Service Building (lobby) in regards to "REDEFINE THE DRIVE". If you missed the two public meetings in the 44th Ward, you may want to attend this one to find out what the plans are an how this might affect passages to and from the drive and those who live along the Lakefront. This project is not expected to begin for more than a decade. More information can be found here

New Mural Alert!
How 'lucky' are we to have this new beautiful mural in our neighborhood? This is all thanks to artist Bunnie Reiss and Chicago Truborn! Be sure to check it out at Clark & Surf!
We currently have another mural going up this week(end) at 3308 N. Sheffield!
Halloween Hoopla
The Halloween Hoopla will be on Sunday, October 27th this year! We'll host kid's activities and entertainment from 11am-2pm at Nettelhorst School and then go trick-or-treating at local businesses from 2pm-5pm. Admission is free!

For sponsorship opportunities contact Gilberto Guadalupe,
2019 Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the 2019 Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 16th from 1-5pm at Sidetrack Bar. Attendees will be able to sample chili from Lakeview East restaurants and vote for their favorite to win the competition. Enjoy drink samples from Jack Daniel's, enter to win fun giveaways and sip on your favorite cocktails while tasting delicious chili.
Tickets are just $10 per person, which includes 14 chili samples and fun giveaways. Event proceeds benefit the Heartland Alliance. Get your tickets here.
3 Lakeview East Restaurants Awarded Michelin Gourmand
Michelin Guide has announced their yearly Michelin Bib Gourmand list. Huge congratulations to Chilam Balam, mfk, and Ceres' Table on their awards! You can read the full list here.
BottlesUp! in Chicago Tribune
Melissa Zeman, owner of BottlesUp!, was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune. You can read the article here. Congratulations Melissa!
Façade Rebate Program

  Update the façade of your building with the help of the Façade Rebate Program. Eligible projects within the SSA territories can receive up to $6,000 or 60% in funds for improvements.

Read here for more information and to fill out the application. 

For questions, please contact Felix Quintiliani Or call 773.348.8608.

Thank you to those that joined us and Fresh Stop Produce and Market at their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting last Tuesday, September 17th.  They were so generous in handing out free, fresh deli sandwiches to celebrate their opening!  Make sure to visit their new market and grab some groceries, pre-made meals, and snacks at 930 W. Belmont. 

The Lakeview Supper Club is on Facebook and Instagram! Like and follow us to stay in the know of all Lakeview Supper Club happenings!
Businesses Opening Soon in Lakeview East!
Kilwins - 1027 W. Addison
CMX: The Cinema Experience1027 W. Addison   
Cargo Food Authority - 1027 W. Addison
Cuddle Bunny - 2901 N. Clark
Fresh Stop Market - 930 W. Belmont Now Open
Mo:Mo Factory 3202 N. Broadway Now Open
Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Banner  Sponsorship Still Available
The Lakeview East Street Pole Banners are located throughout the District are still available for sponsorship. Banners are located on Broadway, Clark, Belmont, Addison and Diversey. Chamber members and local businesses have the opportunity to sponsor new banners or renew your current banner sponsorship at a discounted rate. 

Wrigleyville Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $500 each
- Non-Members - $1,000 each

Surrounding Lakeview East Area Banners:
New Banner Sponsorship (per banner):
- Lakeview East Chamber Members - $250 each
- Non-Members - $400 each

Please contact our office for more information  by calling 773-348-8608.
Storefront Opportunities

Are you or anyone you know, looking to move their business to Lakeview East? You can view Storefront Opportunities on our website here!

The Lakeview East area is bustling with new development.  For development projects visit our website  here.

The Chicago Public Art Program  - a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events - invites Chicago-based professional artists, professional artist teams and nonprofit arts organizations to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2020/2021 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List (the "2020/2021 List").  The 2020/2021 List is a mechanism for selecting candidates for public art commission opportunities via the Percent for Art Ordinance, the Public Art Menu Program, and other special projects of the Chicago Public Art Program in calendar years 2020 and 2021.
PLEASE NOTE:  Interested parties prequalified through previous calls must apply to this request for qualifications (RFQ) to be considered for prequalification in 2020 and 2021.  Applicants may not be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study in the visual arts as of October 7, 2019.
The RFQ is accessible until 11:59 PM October 7, 2019, via CaFÉ:  Applicants must register with CaFÉ ( in order to apply.  Only applications submitted via CaFÉ will be reviewed.  Do not submit materials by email or by post.
Technical Support / Questions:
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19th District Community Alternative Policing Strategies (CAPS)

The 44th Ward is served by the 19th District (bounded by Lawrence, Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Chicago River). Each police district is divided in beats, and each beat has a team of beat officers assigned to it. Police representatives from these teams and local community leaders conduct the CAPS meetings. For more information on CAPS, visit the Chicago Police Department's web page,  How CAPS Works

Upcoming CAPS Meetings:

Monday, September 30th from 9:00am-2:00pm  - Domestic Violence Training
Location:  19th District Station - Community Room

Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30pm-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1915
Location:  Uptown Buena Library

Monday, October 9th from 7:00pm-8:00pm  - 19th District Beat 1914
Location:  Clarendon Park

Monday, October 14th from 6:30pm-7:30pm  - 19th District Beat 1934 & 1935
Location:  2nd Unitarian Church

Small Business Education Workshops 

The Small Business Center offers FREE classes and workshops all year long.  Click here to view the workshop schedule for the first and last Wednesday in October.

SHEN YUN  performs groundbreaking original compositions that celebrate the divinely inspired heritage of China's 5,000-year civilization. Chinese instruments are exquisitely augmented by a Western orchestra and classics from the Western repertoire are superbly revisited.
Be a part of a musical heritage that is both upliftingly beautiful and extraordinarily meaningful.


Japanese Chanoyu Demonstration and Tea Tasting

Through a special partnership with Rishi Tea and JCC instructor, Omar Francis Sensei, the Japanese Culture Center is pleased to offer a special tea tasting and demonstration event!



Real cascara (the dried husk of the coffee cherry) - sweet, fruity and tart notes of cherry and red currant with chocolate sprinkles

740 cal

At Shake Shack Wrigleyville until 9/3 to 9/30


Strings Ramen gets into the back-to-school swing, offering a special 15% discount on all dine-in menu selections, at all Strings locations, September 15 to 30, when students present their college or university ID. 

Chilam Balam celebrates 10 years! 

Register now to be a part of their celebration, and enjoy this delicious prix fixe dinner.

Come see Chicago's best up and coming comedians as The Irish Oak
raises money for The Navy Seal Foundation! 100% of ticket sales go to the cause! September 27th 8:00pm - 10:00pm





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