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Lakeview East 2017 Award Winners

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce held their 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at The Cubby Bear. Over 150 business owners and members of the community attended to network with each other and learn about our 2017 successes, Lakeview developments, and future plans for 2018! Tanya Triche of the Illinois Retail [...]

2018-03-01T17:42:17+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Wrigleyville Taco Bell Redevelopment

The three-story project is one of several new developments transforming the tourist-heavy area. The planned redevelopment of the infamous Taco Bell across from Wrigley Field is moving forward with a new design anchored by San Francisco-based climbing gym Planet Granite. Revised renderings of the project at 1111 W. Addison Street were postedon the website of 44th [...]

2018-02-15T15:22:08+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Big Star to Unleash Two Floors of Tacos in Wrigleyville

"Wrigleyville will get its own larger version of what may be Chicago’s most-popular bar and eatery this spring. Big Star Wrigleyville — across the street from Wrigley Field in the game-changing Hotel Zachary at 3640 N. Clark Street — will give Cubs fans, locals, tourists, and hotel guests two floors and a large patio full of tacos, whiskey, beer, honky tonk [...]

2018-01-30T12:39:04+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

New Lakeview Board Game Cafe/Bar Coming to Clark Street

"More than a year after a successful crowdfunding campaign, Bonus Round Game Cafe is preparing to open in Lakeview. The space will serve coffee, food, beer, and wine to give board game fans a place to commiserate and play games like Settlers of Catan and Raiders of the North Sea. Co-owners Drew Lovell and Courtney Hartley want to focus more on new and [...]

2018-01-30T12:32:29+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Heartwarming Hot Chocolates to Sip On

Chicagoans can whine about the cold weather or they can do something about it and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. There's a variety to select from as Chicago is clearly a city that takes its cocoa seriously. Famed chef Mindy Segal even named her restaurant after the wintry treat while perfecting the [...]

2018-01-18T09:58:35+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

New Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop in Lakeview East

Liquid nitrogen ice cream officially returns to Chicago on Friday, this time in Lakeview where Chill N2 opens, giving patrons an interactive experience where they can watch their science in action. Fans say the liquid nitrogen ice cream is creamier than the traditional dessert and enjoy the incorporated mix-ins. Chill N2 holds its grand opening on Friday at 2935 N. [...]

2018-01-17T15:55:41+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Cheesie’s Expands (again) with New Pizzeria

The owner of Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, the grilled cheese specialists with locations in Lakeview and Wicker Park, is opening a pizzeria. Chris Johnston announced plans for Slice of Cheesie’s, located next to their Lakeview location at 958 W. Belmont Avenue. That’s the location vacated by Blackwood BBQ when it closed in December. Johnston hopes to open by April 1. They’ll knock [...]

2018-01-17T15:51:33+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

21st Annual Lakeview East Giver’s Gift

Shop Local, Receive $50 Gift Card From Lakeview East Chamber By: Jessica Cabe (DNAinfo.com) "LAKEVIEW — The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its Giver's Gift promotion for the 21st year, offering the opportunity to pick up a $50 gift card to be used at a variety of local businesses. Here's how it [...]

2017-11-02T09:38:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Wrigley Field Work On 4 New Clubs, New Concessions Resumes In Offseason

"WRIGLEYVILLE — The fourth year of offseason renovations to Wrigley Field, known as the "1060 Project," has begun in the wake of the Cubs losing in the National League Championship Series to the L.A. Dodgers. Preparations to begin construction on the ballpark side of the 1060 Project accelerated in the days following the loss. Work will [...]

2017-11-01T11:19:53+00:00 November 1st, 2017|