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DryHop Brewers to Debut Its Oyster Beer

By: Erica Demarest

"DryHop Brewers will debut its first in-house "Brewer & Chef" collaboration this week: an oyster stout made with fresh West Coast oysters and crushed shells.

"It's an obscure, but traditional English-style beer," executive chef Joel Pillar said. "What we're trying to get is more of the brininess out of the oysters than the actual oyster flavor itself."

Pillar partnered with head brewer Brant Dubovick to craft the strong (6.7 percent alcohol by volume) stout, aptly named Oysterhead."

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'Hydrate' Team Takes Over Whiskey Trust, Chloe's in Former Spin Space

By: Erica Demarest

"Two months after Whiskey Trust and Chloe's debuted in the former Spin Nightclub space, new management and a name change are in the works.

LKH Management — the team behind Boystown hotspots like Hydrate, Elixir and Replay — has taken over day-to-day operations and will rebrand the whiskey bar and dance club."

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All-You-Can-Eat Tacos Coming to Lakeview on Thursday, 8/28

By: Erica Demarest

"You had us at all-you-can-eat tacos.

El Mariachi Tequila Bar, 3906 N. Broadway, is hosting a "Tiki Taco" event from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

For $35, guests can eat as many tacos as they wantand drink two Mount Gay Rum cocktails."

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3D Light Projection Show at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

By: Erica Demarest

"Imagine theLakeview Athletic Clubcrumbling to a million pieces — then re-constructing itself seconds later.

That's what you'll see Sept. 12-14 when the Lakeview East Festival of the Artstakes over Broadway for the 10th year.

Local audiovisual company DCBolt Productions is spending each night of the festival projecting 3D lights and images onto the athletic club at 3212 N. Broadway."

Read the full article at DNAinfo.com.


Sheridan Road Construction in Lakeview Starts Monday, Lasts Through October

"City crews will begin resurfacing a stretch of Sheridan Road in Lakeview on Monday.

The roadwork — which will run along Sheridan from Belmont to Diversey avenues — is expected to last until mid-October, according to 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney's office.

Crews will resurface Sheridan Road, replace curbs and gutters, fix bus pads, mill and pave existing asphalt and make sidewalks more handicap-accessible, Tunney said in an email to constituents."

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Lakeview Dad Taps International Street Artists for Nettelhorst Murals

By: Erica Demerest

"When kids come back to The Nettelhorst School next month, they'll be greeted by bright new murals from well-known street artists — thanks to a local dad.

Jeremiah Ketner, a Lakeview painter with two sons in Nettelhorst, said he first set his sights on a play area behind the elementary school when he took his kids to class each day.

"This fence was just falling apart," Ketner said. "All this brick was falling off. I got sick of looking at it."

So Ketner — who had already painted doors and wooden panels at the school in 2012 — asked if he could do a little more.

He enlisted international street artists (and pals) JC Rivera and Chema Skandal, and the trio made three new murals: two in a paved play area behind the school, and one out front at 3252 N. Broadway."

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East Lakeview People Spots Have Free Wi-Fi Through October

By: Erica Demarest

"Two new "people spots" have popped up on Clark Street, and they'll both have free Wi-Fi through October.

The public areas at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. each extend about six feet into the street and run 40 feet long. Visitors will find seating, planters and free Wi-Fi signals.

Both Lakeview spots are sponsored by the Special Service Tax Area No. 8, run by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce."

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Lakeview Orchestra to Hold Auditions for Strings, Winds and Brass

By: Erica Demarest

"Play an instrument? The Lakeview Orchestra might be looking for you.

The local orchestra, which focuses on classical music and community engagement, has open seats in the strings, winds and brass sections."


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Stage 773 Launches Education Program with Acting, Dance, Branding Classes

By: Erica Demarest

"If you've ever wanted to act, fire dance, or take a really good headshot, Stage 773 may soon be the place to go.

The Lakeview theater at 1225 W. Belmont Ave. is launching its first education and programming series this fall.

Both professional actors and folks looking for a new hobby can sign up for classes ranging from career development to basic acting skills.

We are filling a gap in the Chicago theater education world that is so needed," creative director Brian Posen said. "There are so few options of really high quality acting meat-and-potato classes."

The current fall lineup includes mime, slapstick and vocal coaching. Classic and advanced scene study and script analysis are also in the works."

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Lakeview East Chamber Of Commerce Announces The Addition Of Two People Spots To Lakeview East At 2863 And 2914 N. Clark St.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jill Evans La Penna
SHOUT Marketing & Media Relations
312.226.6727
jill@shoutchicago.com

LAKEVIEW EAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF TWO PEOPLE SPOTS TO LAKEVIEW EAST AT

2863 AND 2914 N. CLARK ST.

Two Beautifully Aesthetic Public Gathering Spaces and Art Pieces are Open Through October on the East and West Side of Clark Street and Feature Bistro Tables, Green Space, Lively Plants and Free Public WiFi

CHICAGO —The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece, People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com.

In 2013, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #8 (SSA #8) launched the Clark Street Task Force, a community-driven strategic planning process to develop concepts for the improvement of the Clark Street Corridor. Residents, business owners, and property owners were surveyed with a top priority being an increase in the amount of nearby pedestrian gathering space through People Spots. Participants viewed People Spots as a way of activating a welcoming public space in the corridor without the attendant costs and disruption of traditional construction.

The two unique, 6 ft. x 40 ft. installations are designed separately by Katherine Darnstadt of Latent Design and Duane Sohl of Sohl. Architect with Gary DeStefano of DCR Builders, LLC. Both were chosen from a request-for-proposal process, with each satisfying the desire for increased public gathering and green space. The green space for each People Spot is installed by Patch Landscaping. Patch also creates and maintains the hanging baskets and planters throughout Lakeview East as well as the “urban oasis garden” located within the annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (September 13 and 14, 2014).

Darnstadt’s People Spot, dubbed “Color Guard” and placed on the east side of Clark St. at 2863 N. Clark St., is comprised of large-diameter PVC pipe installed as a perimeter planter fence. Each pipe is painted in one of four colors, creating a pattern that continues across the deck of the People Spot and onto the sidewalk. Fixed seating areas, also made from PVC, allow for various types of seating styles from lounging to group conversation.

Sohl’s People Spot, located on the west side of Clark St. at 2914 N. Clark St., is comprised of 14 metal perimeter planters with artwork. Framed art panels, which appear on each perimeter section both outside and inside the People Spot, create an engaging public art space on Clark Street. Cable rails between the perimeters allow air flow and add visual interest. Colorful plantings surround the bistro tables and chairs, offering a festive and inviting space for pedestrians to enjoy.

Though a comprehensive rethinking of the corridor is well underway based on feedback from the strategic planning process, the People Spots provide immediate place-making benefits for those who live, work, dine, and shop nearby.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of their pop-up public gathering space and art piece People Spots, available now through October at 2863 and 2914 N. Clark St. Two sites on the east and west side of the street host the two unique People Spots, each containing fixed seating areas of various styles, bistro tables, chairs and strong public WiFi signals. For more information on the People Spots and campaign in general, please visit www.LakeviewEast.com.

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