Love Local, Love Lakeview
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to impact Lakeview as it does communities across Chicago, the country and the world. This outbreak is requiring businesses to change their usual operations, find alternative ways to provide their services to the community and even temporarily close their businesses. It's important to support our neighborhood businesses and their employees in this challenging time, so we have put together some ideas on how you can help below. Let's Love Local, Love Lakeview to stand strong as a community. Use #LoveLakeview to share with us ways you are supporting local businesses.
8 Ways to Support Local Businesses
1. Purchase a Gift Card. This will give businesses cash flow now and allow you to support your favorite businesses that you know you'll visit in the future. Think about buying gift cards as gifts for upcoming birthdays or just to brighten a friend's day.
2. Shop Online! Many local boutiques and shops have online stores, or see if your favorite businesses have merch you can buy, such as from restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues, etc.
3. Order Delivery or Curbside Pickup from Restaurants. Enjoy a nice meal from a local restaurants at home! You can still enjoy all your favorite eats, and even pick a new restaurant to support each day! See a list of local restaurants offering one or more of these ordering options below.
4. Tip Generously. Employees of local businesses are having their hours reduced and risking their own health to serve the community. Consider being a bit more generous while tipping to support the staff working at our neighborhood businesses.
5. Take Virtual Classes. Fitness studios, childhood educational services and more are offering virtual classes and training to help you stay active and entertained at home. Support these businesses that usually rely on in-person interactions by working with their instructors and specialists to take a class with them online.
6. Find Entertainment in Virtual Theaters. Take advantage of new virtual programming and streaming services being offered by the Belmont Theater District. You can try the Music Box Theatre's streaming service Music Box Direct FREE for 7 Days, watch Teenage Dick through Theater Wit's virtual programming, enjoy performances and classes with ComedySportz, or listen to Throwing Shade, a podcast from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre.
7. Comment, Like & Share! Show your love for local businesses and help them reach more viewers with their posts by liking and commenting on them. We also recommend sharing their posts on your socials to spread the word about local shops and restaurants you frequent and love!
8. Write a Review. Use some of the extra downtime you have to write a positive review for your favorite businesses on Yelp, Google, etc. This will not only help them reach more new customers, but also send them some love during this difficult time.
Public Health Guidance
Review the latest guidance from public health officials to keep you and your loved ones safe and prepared.
Donate to Lakeview Pantry who are working hard to distribute food to those in need and provide mental health services in this uncertain and stressful time.
Support essential workers by ordering food to be delivered to them by a local restaurant. Pay it forward with Heritage Bicycles here, or if you are a business and want to sponsor 100-300 meals for healthcare workers with 4 Star Restaurant Group, you can learn more here.
Order meals from a local restaurant to be delivered to healthcare workers through Give In Kind.
Restaurants Offering Delivery/Curbside Pickup
Click on the below stores to checkout their online shops! Shopping online from the comfort of your couch is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day.Big League Pins - Order a Love Local Love Lakeview pin!
Take Virtual Classes
Arthur Murray Lakeview has a Facebook Group to receive dance tips and connect with other dance students.
Crosstown Fitness is hosting a Daily Workout Challenge at 8am on @ctfchicago Instagram, Daily at Home Workout at 10am and will have their CTF on the Move videos on YouTube featuring the Daily at Home Workouts demoed by the highlighted trainer.
Goode Plumbing is adding more videos to their YouTube page to help you fix small plumbing problems at home. They are considered an essential service so if you have a plumbing emergency, you can call them to schedule a plumber who will come out and take necessary sanitary and social distancing precautions when entering your home.
High Bridge Pilates is offering virtual private and group mat Pilates classes with their instructors. Call them to learn more.
The Music Playhouse of Chicago is hosting some virtual music classes for kids!
Orange Theory Fitness has a new free virtual workout class posted everyday!
Pioneer Realty Group is giving virtual tour of apartments.
Pitter Patter Parenting has virtual classes to teach you and your kids on how to welcome a new dog into your home.
Spindle Fitness is working with clients to offer in-home training capabilities.
Stella Blue Design is offering "virtual appointments" for custom designs and shopping via FaceTime or Skype!
StretchLab Lakeview is temporarily closing their studio, but they are offering free Facebook Live stretch sessions. It's the perfect break if you're working from home!
Total Results Training is offering Facebook LIVE classes and recorded workouts on YouTube, including ones for kids to stay fit and active.
Donate to Business Employee Relief Funds
See below for a list of Lakeview businesses with Go Fund Me campaigns to help support their unemployed or underemployed staff over the next few weeks.Brown Bag Seafood (order a Care Package and 100% of sales will be given as tips to their empoyees)
Ashland/Addison Florist is offering a promotion of $20 off orders of $100 or more with code: 20OFF
Krista K Boutique is offering 20% off on their online shop with code TOGETHER20.
M2 Boutique is offering a $25 bonus card for every $75 gift card you buy!
Stella Blue Design is offering 20% off online sales with the discount code: SMALLBUSINESS
Waxman Candles is offering 10% off your entire purchase online through 4/30.
Gift CardsSupport businesses now by purchasing a gift card that you'll use at a later date. If a business you freque isn't listed below, check their website or give them an email/call to see if they are offering any gift cards.
If you are a business who would like to be featured on this page or a resident who would like to know any additional information regarding local business offerings, please email our Events & Marketing Director, Carisa Marconet, at email@example.com.