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September 15, 2021
Festival of The Arts Recap
The 16th Annual Lakeview East Festival - A Weekend of Fine Art, Music, Family Fun & Much, Much More
Photo Credit: Bill Rush Photography & Purple Group
We want to thank our sponsors who made the 16th Annual Festival of the Arts so wonderful this year. Their support helped us bring so many wonderful artists, local music, craft beverages and much more to the neighborhood!
Did you have fun this weekend? Consider donating to the Lakeview East Community Partnership! Donations are what keeps community programing in our neighborhood thriving and diverse.
Volunteer with the Chamber!
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our event volunteers who made this weekend so special! Want to be one of the first people we call when we have volunteer opportunities? Click below to sign up!
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.
Increase in Loitering and Delinquency in the Neighborhood
Many people have stopped by our office to alert us of an increase in loitering and delinquency at the corner of Belmont and Broadway. Please contact 911/311 to report any public consumption or criminal activity. We are working with the police and the alderman's office to address these community concerns.

Click here for an official no loitering sign to put onto your property
New Business Alerts
1051 West Belmont 
Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health will be moving to 1051 W. Belmont and will be aiming to open their doors in November 2021. The space will feature an after school program to help educate our youth about mental health, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a food pantry for CHH&MH to continue their important work in the neighborhood. We're looking forward to welcoming them into their new space!

Lakeview East's Neighborhood Guides
New Member Highlight
Lakeview’s Destination For Vision & Custom Eye Care
Art of Sight Eyecare is an independent, locally-owned optometric practice & eyewear boutique dedicated to serving and educating their community. The ‘ART of SIGHT’ is achieved through their commitment in providing curated eye exams, personalized eye care, and guided quality frame & lenses selection in a relaxed space. Their office is inviting and comfortable. They set themselves apart by caring about the details related to your optimal vision and customizing to your visual needs.
Welcome Underground Lounge to the Chamber!

After 25 years in the neighborhood we are welcoming Underground Lounge to the Chamber of Commerce in a special way! The Underground Lounge is located at the intersection of Clark, Sheffield and Newport. Right down the street from Wrigley Field, in the historic Links Hall building. The Underground Lounge has been host to thousands of local acts and
rocking bands for almost 20 years. They have returned to shows after a long year of closures due to Covid-19 and are ready to have a great time with their drink specials & performers. They will be open at 4pm tomorrow to welcome Guns N' Roses fans to the jungle on September 16th!
Cheers to 25 Years!
Upcoming Promotions
HELP GIVE BACK TO WRIGLEYVILLE IN A BIG WAY! All of your favorite bars & restaurants are still struggling due to the pandemic and YOU CAN NOW HELP! 20% OF ALL APPAREL SALES GO DIRECTLY TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL BARS & RESTAURANTS IN WRIGLEYVILLE!! Every item you buy is significantly helping the local community!
The more apparel sold, the more we can give back! So get The Wolf of Wrigley apparel now and help your favorite Wrigleyville bar & restaurant in a big way! Thank you for your continued support and WELCOME TO THE WOLFPACK!
"Join 5,000 other people to make a difference in your community! Lakeview Pantry is always looking for volunteers, and we’d be honored to have you as part of our team. Lakeview Pantry has group and individual volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm at multiple locations! 
Are you available on Saturdays and have a driver's license? Lakeview Pantry could use your help delivering groceries via our Home Delivery program. If you're interested in supporting Home Delivery and have your own car please let us know when you register! To become a volunteer, register online at""Join 5,000 other people to make a difference in your community! Lakeview Pantry is always looking for volunteers, and we’d be honored to have you as part of our team. Lakeview Pantry has group and individual volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm at multiple locations! 

Are you available on Saturdays and have a driver's license? Lakeview Pantry could use your help delivering groceries via our Home Delivery program. If you're interested in supporting Home Delivery and have your own car please let us know when you register! To become a volunteer, register online at"
Turkitch Has Started a New Branded Wet Wipe Line!
In the uncertain times of COVID, Turkitch has started a line of custom branded wet wipes to kill germs. Say goodbye to the boring, generic wet wipes of the past, these customizable wet wipes are the perfect way to keep your hands clean and market your brand.

New Deals and Events
Cram Fashion New Hours
Events at the Japanese Culture Center
Stay in the know by following our Wrigleyville Web Page
Rizzo's Announces Sweet Dreams Halloween Pop Up
Date: October 1, 2021 – November 1, 2021 Time: Monday – Friday: 5 pm – 11 pm Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm – 11 pm

Celebrate October in spooktacular style with Rizzo's 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor Halloween pop-up!
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 them 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!
What’s Included:
• Sweet dreams is a massive twisted Halloween Experience
• A fragmented world where 20 classic horror movies all collide
• 20,000 Square Feet Indoor & Outdoor
• Entry into the Sweet Dreams Halloween Pop- Up Experience.
• Specialty Drink Menu with Discounted Pricing.

Pat Wisdom Officially Tied Kris Bryant's Record
 Wisdom matched Bryant's franchise rookie home run record with his 26th of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Bryant, now with the Giants, was the first to congratulate Wisdom on the feat -- albeit a few days early.

Photo Credit: Bill Rush
Photo Credit: Getty Images / CBS Chicago
Kris Bryant had an Emotional Homecoming during the Cubs - Giants game
It’s been 42 days since Kris Bryant last stepped foot on Wrigley Field after the beloved Cub was traded to the Giants on July 30.
This homecoming was special, that’s for sure. The Cubs deemed it “Kris Bryant Day” on Friday when Bryant returned to the friendly confines. The crowd was full of number 17 jerseys and posters with messages welcoming Bryant back.

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
Gallagher Way
Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way
The legendary Old Town School of Folk Music will host 45-minute morning music programs each Tuesday from July 6 through September 28 at 10 a.m. Following the music program, guests can enjoy a variety of family-friendly movies on the video board, starting at 11 a.m. each Tuesday.​​
French Market at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way will host the French Market on select Thursday evenings from July 15 through September 30, starting at 4 p.m. The European-inspired market features 20 vendors, including a mixture of specialty foods, crafts and artisanal goods, along with live music and a new kid-friendly craft booth. 
Fitness Series Presented by Advocate Health Care at Gallagher Way
Presented by Advocate Health Care, the Fitness Series at Gallagher Way kicks off July 5 and runs through September 29, with free weekly outdoor fitness classes for the community, including HIIT and Social Run Club with CrossTown Fitness, and Yoga with Five Keys Yoga.
Movies at Gallagher Way
Lakeview’s historic Music Box Theatre will host seven free movies at Gallagher Way, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at each showing from surrounding restaurants and on-site concessions stands. Visit our website for the movie schedule and to purchase VIP reserved seating.
Business & Government Affairs
Check out all the BACP Webinars here!
BACP Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. BACP will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month webinar series featuring Hispanic speakers, organizations, and opportunities for questions and answers in Spanish. The series will be run every Friday beginning September 15 to October 15. Register for a webinar by visiting
Featured BACP Webinar

Wednesday, 9/15 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel’, CEO, Birk Creative, Founder, The Honest Field Guide Podcast
Learn the five phases of the Design Thinking process and how that process can help you to more effectively build products and services that address the challenges of your target audience.
Journey through each phase of the process and learn how you can apply those concepts to your own ideas starting with understanding your audience, identifying their challenges, and then crafting and testing the solutions we have for them.

Friday, 9/17 Webinar at 9:30 AM
The Future of Marketing: Visual storytelling tips on how to grow your audience & clients with video.
Presented by Project & Events Manager at ESDC Jaime Garza
A clear message in visual storytelling attracts and captivates audiences. Using free online tools and social media, any business can attract, retain and bond with new and existing customers using video. Learn Youtube, Instagram and Facebook techniques, best practices and how to keep track of your numbers.
*Part of the 'Hispanic Heritage Month' Webinar Series

Tuesday, 9/21 Webinar at 10:00 AM
Obtaining a mobile food license in the City of Chicago
Presented by The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Business Consultant will explain all license requirements a food truck operator must meet in order to obtain a mobile food license. Health Supervisor explain the health requirements a mobile food truck operator and food truck must meet in order to pass the health consultation and vehicle inspection.

Wednesday, 9/22 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Everything You Need To Know About Business Insurance
Presented by Sandra Cavato Insurance Agency
In this session, attendees will learn the coverages needed for their business. We'll discuss the right questions to ask your insurance professional and how to protect yourself and your business against lawsuits.

Friday, 9/24 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Introduction to Exporting
Presented by: IL SBDC International Trade Center at Greater Southwest
Speaker is Alyssa Swartzer, the Director
This Introduction to Exporting webinar looks to help early-stage businesses explore ways to expand and grow within the international market. It focuses on providing basic, practical information about the exporting process as well as links to the many resources available to help plan and execute an export strategy.Take-aways include:
• the benefits and challenges of exporting
• how to determine whether your business is ‘export-ready’
• resources for assistance.
*Part of the 'Hispanic Heritage Month' Webinar Series

Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
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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