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Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market Opening This Weekend

By: Erica Demarest

"Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market is slated to open this weekend with half-price specials.

The Lakeview seafood restaurant at 1258 W. Belmont Ave. is the latest project from Glenn Fahlstrom, who left hiseponymous Ravenswood diner in 2012.

Fahlstrom's will focus on family-friendly seafood with daily chalkboard specials and "seaplates," smaller portions of fish paired with two sides. There also will be a fish market where customers can take home fresh cuts daily."

Read the full article at DNAinfo.com

Target Express May Open in Lakeview and Streeterville

By: Mauricio Peña

"Target has set its sights on Streeterville's shuttered Fox & Obel grocery store, Crain's reported Wednesday.

Target plans to open two express stores, one in Streeterville, on the corner of Illinois Street and McClurg Court, and the second in Lakeview, on the corner of Belmont and Ashland Avenue, Crain's reports.

The new locations in Streeterville and Lakeview will cover 24,000 to 30,000 square feet, which is much smaller than their typical stores which have 130,000 square feet."

Read the Full Article at DNAinfo.com

Wow Bao Coming to lakeview East

By: Erica Demarest

"Wow Bao plans to bring its famous steamed buns to Lakeview by the end of this month.

The Asian-inspired eatery, known for its savory and sweet bao, will take over the former Red Mango space at 2806 N. Clark St., a spokesman with Lettuce Entertain You confirmed Thursday.

Tentative plans call for a mid-November opening."

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Lakeview East Gift Cards Help Local Businesses and Shoppers

By: Erica Demarest

"Love gift cards? Love shopping local? You're in luck this holiday season.

Starting Dec. 5, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce will sell gift cards good at nearly 100 West Lakeview stores along Southport, Ashland and Lincoln. The cards don't expire and can be used at multiple locations, the chamber said.

To kick off the program, the chamber is offering a $20 bonus gift card for every $100 gift card purchased on Dec. 5 or 6, while supplies last."

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed for Lakeview East

By: Erica Demarest

"A group of southeast Lakeview residents threw its support behind a proposed medical marijuana dispensary Monday night — but voiced some safety concerns.

MedMar Inc. announced last month plans to open a dispensary at 2843 N. Halsted St., a long-vacant site that once housed a bar. The Illinois company is vying for one of two dispensary licenses allowed in Lakeview Township, a broad area bordered by Devon, Western, North and the lake. MedMar is one of three applicants.

The dispensary would be open seven days a week, according to attorney John Sullivan. It would limit appointments so that only four patients could be inside at a time.

All clients would need to have a diagnosed medical condition like cancer, HIV or Alzheimer's disease. Marijuana would only be dispensed by a pharmacist, pharmacy tech or registered nurse."

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DryHop Brewers Expands with New Southport Location

By: Erica Demarest

"DryHop Brewers announced Monday plans to open a second Lakeview brewery next summer.

Corridor Brewery & Provisions at 3446 N. Southport Ave. will have a distinctly Midwestern feel with farmhouse-style beers, owner Greg Shuff said.

"We're trying to be different from what we've already done" with DryHop, Shuff said. "While we're certainly happy to claim affiliation between the two breweries, we want them to stand on their own."

Corridor will seat 90 people and have a 10-barrel brewing system. The goal is to focus on farmhouse brews, which highlight unique yeasts."

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Windy City Sweets featured in American Express Small Business Saturday TV ad!

Check out this American Express Small Business Saturday TV commercial which features Windy City Sweets!

If you haven’t already seen it, the commercial is airing on a variety of networks and during programs such as The Today Show, The Blacklist, The Tonight Show and The Mindy Project. We are running it on FOX and CBS during Sunday and Thanksgiving football games as well. And, starting November 17, the commercial will be run in movie theaters nationwide, airing before movies such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

You'll see Windy City Sweets at about 8 seconds into the commercial! Make sure to support Windy City Sweets and all of the small businesses in Lakeview East!

Ceres' Table and Chilam Balam on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list

By: Erica Demarest

"Four Lakeview restaurants made the 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list: Ceres' Table, Chilam Balam, Wood and TAC Quick.

The list, released Wednesday, honors affordable spots tailored to locals. To qualify, each restaurant has to offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, excluding tax and tip. The 2015 list acknowledged 59 Chicago restaurants, including 11 newcomers."

Click here to read the full article.

LVECC Newsletter 10/29/31

October 29, 2014


Halloween Hoopla saw record numbers this year thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers, families, and friends who came out this past Sunday! We enjoyed a beautiful day with hayrides, face painters, arts and crafts, costumed characters, great entertainment shows, and lots more!

Many thanks to our sponsors:


ABC7 spotlighted Brazailian Bowl on October 25th in their Eyewitness News.

Taken from the video:
"Brazilian Bowl is more than just a little quick-serve, fast food joint; it's a portal to some serious home cooking, from the limited number of grocery items to the recipes that were lifted straight from someone's mom.

"It's basically homemade Brazilian food," said owner Tony Ferreira. "We have pan de quejo - which is the Brazilian cheese bread - we have fried plantains, we have Brazilian bowls, which is one of our main items." "


Welcome to Lakeview Realty & Leasing as a new Chamber member! Lakeview Realty & Leasing, a boutique and neighborhood Real Estate Brokerage firm, is located just south of Belmont on Broadway. They are committed to providing personal, attentive, educated and direct service to clients. Contact Taylor Erdman today at Taylor@LakeviewRealtyLeasing.com!
2828 N. CLARK ST.

Welcome Douglas J Aveda Institute as a new Chamber member! This teaching salon, where students learning cosmetology and esthiology are overseen by talented instructors, offers haircuts, blowouts, color, retexturizing, makeup, waxing and more. Click here for a full list of services.

wineHouse is opening in mid-November! If you have any inquiries, please email Melissa Harman,  the store manager,  at melissa@chicagowinehouse.com. Check out wineHouse's Facebook page for updates!


Additional Halloween Specials

Bobtail is selling dry ice! Need some for your holiday party? Call 773-880-7372 to pre-order.

Wells Street Popcorn is selling Halloween popcorn tins
and popcorn balls!


Halloween-goers of all ages can add Falafill to their trick or treat route and open their candy bags for complimentary 'BOOklava'! Falafill's famously delicious baklava will be offered all day to Chicagoans looking for a freshly baked holiday treat.

Come in and enjoy the
fresh caramel and cheese popcorn
or devour our delicious caramel apples - try a traditional one, dark chocolate with nuts or our new favorite flavor - caramel apple pie. If you want ice cream, try a our fun new skull cone or candy corn cones (say that fast three times).

Tuesday, December 9th
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Time and location will be announced in the coming weeks!

Looking for an event space for your holiday party?

Click here for a list of venues available for booking in Lakeview East!

Saturday, December 6th
12 p.m.- 4 p.m.

In celebration for the upcoming holidays, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Cookie Crawl" for our retailers. 

This will be in conjunction with our 25% sale of our gift cards during our Annual Shopper's Extravaganza.

Since this is a sampling of YOUR favorite cookie recipe, we ask that you bake enough for those who will be stopping by in your shop!

Here is what you will need to do:

  • Bake at least six dozen cookies of your favorite recipe and bring to your shop
  • Send a headshot of yourself/co-workers with a small summary of why this is your favorite cookie recipe
  • Send your recipe to us!
  • Distribute the fun "cookie recipe" booklet
Please e-mail carlie@lakevieweast.com by November 4th if your business is interested in participating.

3108 N. Broadway

Early Bird Special! Bombay Bliss is offering 15% off your bill on 11/1 and 11/2 if you dine in between 4pm and 6pm. Not valid with any other offers. 

714 W. Diversey
Q BBQ will begin offering brunch starting 11/1! 

3180 N. Broadway
Let North Community Bank evaluate your current financial institutions fees and services and get a $50 Staples gift card!

2947 N. Broadway

11/11 - Join us for Bar Pastoral 's first ever premium Benchmark Wine Dinner for their 2nd anniversary! Each pour will be paired with a dish that highlights the unique and bold flavors that help set these Benchmark Wines apart from the pack.

Click here for tickets.

3202 N. Broadway

Alex Clare from XRT'S "Holiday Concerts For The Kids" is coming to the Metro Chicago on November 18, and Falafill is giving away FREE tickets for the show!  Follow them on twitter at @falafill and RT their tweets about the show for a chance to win! Ticket giveaway begins on 11/3/14, winners will be notified via Twitter on 11/14/14! 

3138 N. Broadway
Stop by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and pick up a gift card, accepted at over 150 merchants in Lakeview East. 

3443 N. Broadway

Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse is offering a new 10 for $10 lunch menu! Served Monday through Friday until 3pm.


Click here to view the menu.

3306 N. Halsted

Join us in welcoming the newest artist, Ken Reif to The Leigh Gallery. Be sure to stop by The Leigh Gallery to see his entire collection!


Click here for image.

3138 N. Broadway

Be grateful and giving this November!  Join us at Bridget's for Thankful Thursdays as we give back to the community and help those in need. When you dine with us on Thursdays during November, we will donate 5% of the price of your meal to the Lakeview Pantry.  Participate on 11/6, 11/13, 11/20. 


City of Chicago BACP Free Workshops

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located at 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall Room 805, Chicago, IL  60602.


Monthly Chicago Police CAPS Meetings
CAPS has monthly community meetings where residents have the opportunity to talk to the officers who patrol their neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to bring questions or concerns regarding safety, quality of life issues and City services. For more information about CAPS and to find your beat, visit Chicago Police


Open Your Business in Lakeview East

Retail storefronts are very high in demand in the Lakeview East area. If you are interested in opening or relocating a business to Lakeview East please contact us at info@lakevieweast.com and we can tell you what is currently available.


Chicago 311 Reporting
Chicago's 311 service allows Chicago citizens to request city assistance for a variety of issues. The process can be done through the phone by dialing 311 or online at the following links:
Click here to report potholes and other street damage.
Click here to request graffiti removal and sewer cleaning.





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The next newsletter will be sent 11/12/14. Please send all materials by 11/10/14.


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