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September 29, 2021
Open for Business - Lakeview East Sees A New Business Open Every Week in October
Starbucks in Wrigleyville
September 30th | 11:30 AM | 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 their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on September 30th at 11:30 AM to welcome them to the neighborhood.

Chicago Comics Celebrates 35 Years in Lakeview East October 1st
Chicago Comics is the oldest comic book store in the city and is celebrating 35 years on October 1st! They have an incredible selection of unique comic books, as well as limited runs of unique books from independent publishers. Specializing in small press and hard to find indie comics titles, they also carry almost all available superhero titles and tons of merchandise. Stop in to say cheers to 35 years!

JuiceRx Grand Opening
October 4th | 10:00 AM | 3241 N. Broadway
Please join is in welcoming JuiceRx to Lakeview East! JuiceRx has teamed up with top health experts and chefs to bring the highest caliber of juices and cleanses for detoxing and healing to the neighborhood. 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. We hope to see you there!

Purple Rhino Tattoo and Piercing | 1134 W. Diversey | October 8th | 1:00 PM
Please join us for the grand opening of Purple Rhino Tattoo and Piercing. 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. They offer a variety of different piercing styles as well. We hope you can join us in welcoming Purple Rhino to the neighborhood!

Chicago Sugar Daddy | 3243 N Broadway | Grand Opening Weekend - October 8th - October 10th
Chicago Sugar Daddy is opening their flagship location this month at 3243 N. Broadway! Chicago Sugar Daddy offers custom cakes and treats that suit any dietary need. They will be having fun specials and events all weekend long. Be sure to stop by to welcome them to their new spot!

Sila’s Mediterranean | 3112 N. Broadway | October 13th | 2:00 PM
Please join us for the grand opening of Sila’s Mediterranean! 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. We hope to see you at their grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on October 13th!

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.
Race to Wrigley This Weekend!
The Race to Wrigley is THIS WEEKEND! Support cubs charities AND get your work out on with this awesome 5k. Use discount code "5offNeighbors" to get $5 off your registration.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Cubs Charities’ mission to mobilize the power of sport to champion youth, families and communities which is achieved through sports-based youth development and academic programming, investments in safe places to play and strategic grantmaking.
The Chicago Marathon Returns October 10th
The 43rd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is scheduled to return to the streets of Chicago on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Event organizers are working closely with the City of Chicago, including the Chicago Department of Public Health, to safely produce a race weekend experience for event attendees and the Chicago community. Preparations for the 2021 race will align with local and state coronavirus guidelines.

Pride Fest Returns to the Neighborhood - Parade Cancelled but the Party Goes On
While we're bummed the parade was rescheduled until next year, Northalsted's Pride Fest has added a third day! Here are our recommendations for where to stop by to celebrate this weekend!

Here is our guide for Pride!

3356 N Halsted St
Roscoe's is an entertaining gay bar and restaurant with a welcoming environment for anyone and everyone. Whether you come to get a drink, dance all night or grab a bite there's something for everyone.

3349 N Halsted St
Sidetrack is dedicated to providing entertainment and hospitality in a respectful, safe, and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA+ communities. Sidetrack was named the Most Visited Bar in Chicago by LYFT, the Best Gay Bar in Chicago by TimeOut and the #1 Gay Bar in the U.S. by Yelp in 2021.

3458 N Halsted St
Hydrate is a Chicago destination for shows, music, dancing, and the best late-night party in the city. Plus, they've got a national and international reputation for bringing the best the best DJ's to Chicago.

3439 N Halsted St
Vintage video games are what this funky arcade bar is known for. Along with the great beer, bourbon & cocktails, of course.

3441 N Halsted St
Lark has been a casual, relaxed neighborhood gathering spot for decades, perfect for date night, groups, dinner or brunch.

The North End:
3733 N Halsted St
The most northern bar in the neighborhood, The North End is a gay sports bar that's been around since 1983, offering cold drinks, a great beer selection, pool, darts, and all the games on TV.

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge:
3169 N Halsted St
This lounge at the corner of Halsted and Belmont is the city's only bar featuring a daily lineup of male dancers. Good drinks, dancers and performances, the Lucky Horseshoe is an icon of North Halsted.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club:
3700 N Halsted St
This a venue for every type of occasion and demographic. With an innovative cocktail list of more than 200 offerings, entertainment by the world famous Kit Kat Divas and “South Beach meets Hollywood” inspired decor, Kit Kat is an entertainment hotspot.

3331 N Broadway
Since 2008, CRAM Fashion has been Lakeview East’s destination boutique for menswear by offering designer brands and causal attire. The latest in athletic, swim and loungewear, from formal to informal, CRAM has what you need to keep your wardrobe updated and stylish.

3726 North Broadway
A western-themed Boystown bar, Charlie's has it all - dancing, DJs, karaoke, bingo and great energy! Late hours and an affordable drink list, Charlie's has been a staple since 1981.
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.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.

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Upcoming Promotions
Sheffield's Chicago October Special Events
Brewery of the Month CIGAR CITY BREWING 
$6 Pints - Rotating taps Every Wednesday this month look for Cigar City Promos
Thursday October 14
 Release of Revolution Brewing - “Deep Woods Release”
Chicago Preview Parties at Sheffield’' Featuring:
Deth’s Tar, Café Deth, Deth by Raspberry
Thursday October 28 
Sheffield’s Famous Annual Pumpkin Carving Event. 
We provide the pumpkins and tools and you decorate our bar with your creativity.
Sponsored by Stella Artois Beer

Saturday October 30
Costume Party
Crowd favorite announced at the end of night. Also Watch and follow us for Baseball Playoff Specials.
DIFFA Chicago Cocktails By Design 2021 | Saturday, October 2, 2021
River Park at theMart (outdoors, together again)
5-6pm: VIP Private Cocktail Hour | 6-8pm: Cocktails By Design $125 or $150 at the door.
VIP Sponsor $3,500. | All proceeds benefit DIFFA Chicago. | Tickets available at
Oktoberfest at Uncommon Ground
Uncommon Ground Lakeview Oktoberfest menu has arrived and it's available through Sunday 10/3! Choose one starter, one entrée and one dessert for $30 and get a FREE pint of our new, seasonal Oktoberfest lager from Greenstar Brewing! All items also available a la carte. Available at their Lakeview location.
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
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 8, 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.

Sun Officially Sets Over 2021 Cubs Season
The 2021 season was certainly something. We saw records broken, long losing streaks, a complete team re-build, some astounding renditions of take me out to the ball game, and much more this year. Check out the Tribune's account of how this season went.

Photo Credit: Bill Rush
Christkindl Market Plans Return to Wrigleyville
The Christkindl Market Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities.

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

Friday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Webinar: Business Licensing 101
Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)

 Attendees will learn the process to obtain a business license and how to access free resources and support for your business.

 Presentation will be in English with the opportunity to ask questions in Spanish during the Q&A

Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Webinar Series 

Register by visiting

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 
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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