It’s April already? Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Peileppe-3-flowers-300pxIt’s snowing and in the 30’s so it must be Spring in Chicago!

The next meeting of South Lakeview Neighbors is Tuesday, April 12, and it promises to be a full agenda
6:30 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Meeting begins


  1. Farm Bar Street Cafe Permit

  2. 3142 N. Racine-Church conversion Zoning change

  3. Estate Planning presentation

  4. Restaurant/business presentations :

  5. Beef & Barley (B&B) @ Wellington/Ashand

  6. Punt & Plume Wine Bar

Farm Bar Street Cafe Permit

Newly opened Farm Bar Restaurant @ 1300 W. Wellington has applied for an street cafe license to be located in front of the establishment on Wellington. As this is the initial application, the issue will be presented to the SLN membership and voted on. The immediate area will be flyered and non-members living near the issue will be able to express their views and vote on the issue.

3142 N. Racine – Church Conversion zoning change

Developers are proposing converting (not demolishing) the current building, which is a somewhat dilapidated Church that is being used on a sporadic basis.

The developer is seeking a zoning from C-1 (commercial) to B2-3. The plan is for 7 unit apartment configuration. There would be 2 indoor, 1 outdoor and 1 outdoor tandem parking spaces. The height or the footprint of the building would not be changed. THIS IS A VOTING ISSUE.

Estate Planning & Trusts Presentation

There will be a 10-15 minute presentation on Estate Planning and Trusts that will outline some of the common mistakes made with Estate Plans and Trusts that can undermine the intentions of estate-planning goals, cause havoc in court and result in higher taxes or lost assets. The presentation will be given by Mr. Correa, attorney at law.

Restaurant/business introductions :

Beef & Barley (B&B) @ Wellington/Ashland

Formerly Temple Bar. Management has rebranded this establishment to be more of restaurant than a bar. Seating is more intimate with more 2 or 4 person high tables. The menu has been totally changed and the previous sports bar mentality is gone. Management will present the operational changes to the membership

Punt & Plume – 1324 W. Wrightwood

Newly opened establishment specializing in fine wines, craft spirits, local small batch brews and cigars. Owners will describe the operations and supply some samples of wine and food.

What happened at the March meeting? It’s in the April newsletter. Click here to read it.

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Public Meeting: Lincoln Ashland Belmont Reconstruction

Selection_003The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), together with the office of Alderman Tunney, Alderman Waguespack, and Alderman Pawar invite you to participate in a public meeting for the Lincoln Ashland Belmont Reconstruction Project. During this meeting we will present a project overview as well as proposed streetscape and placemaking design concepts. The goals of the project are to upgrade transportation infrastructure, increase safety, enhance walkability, and make improvements to the Lincoln Ashland Belmont intersection in support of transit, cycling and overall economic development of the surrounding area.


Tuesday March 29, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 PM

St. Luke Church, Memorial Hall
1500 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago IL 60657
(At the corner of Belmont and Greenview)

If you need special assistance, including an
interpreter or other accommodations, please

Call for Nominations

Gavel-300pxOn April 13 a nominating committee will convene to determine a slate for board members and officers for the 2016/17 year. This year the committee is mainly composed of past presidents who are familiar with the issues and positions requirements. Those individuals include: Sue Radzinowicz, David Duggan, Bill Haderlein, and Steve Stern with treasurer/historian Ann Sychowski, contributor/scribe Greg Brown and myself Sam Samatas. If you are interested joining our board for the coming year please feel free to contact any of the mentioned persons or let us know via our email with your name and contact information. Please include a couple of sentences regarding your background, where you reside, any special skill sets etc.

The board usually meets casually and locally the 3rd tue of the month from 7pm to about 8:30pm. To be very effective the board members should be able to attend most of the general membership meetings which occur on the 2nd tue of the month from 7pm to about 8:30pm as well.

Please give this some thought if you are interested in getting involved, care about the neighborhood and would like to exert some influence on events and direction. You will find it a satisfying experience.

Thank you, Sam Samatas

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 8

cyclist-penguin-300pxTuesday, March 8
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport

6:30 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Meeting begins (Note the early start time!)

Member Socializing – 6:30 to 7:00 in the Athenaeum Lobby.

The Athenaeum opens its bar for members to purchase some beer, wine or pop before the start of the monthly meeting. Come a little earlier to the meeting for some member socializing. Your purchase helps support the operations of The Athenaeum Theatre.

March 15 Primary Election – candidates

At newsletter release date, Donna Moore for Cook County States Attorney has committed to attend.

2800 N. Lincoln Ave – zoning change

Developers are interested in the vacant lot located at the northwest corner of Lincoln and Diversey. The project is a four story, six unit condo building. The project has a contemporary design with adequate parking. The developers are requesting a zoning upgrade from B-2 to B3-3. This will be a voting issue.

Lakeview Bike Race

Mike Salvatore of Heritage Bicycles is resurrecting his bid to bring a competitive bike race to the Lakeview area. Now that Mr. Salvatore has last year’s knowledge of the ins and outs of bringing an event like this to Lakeview, he is getting the process going well in advance. This would be an all day event held during the week.

Flo Restaurant located at 2901 N.Ashland

The owner of this newly opened modern Mexican restaurant will introduce his concept to the membership.

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