There are new developments in Boystown in this first week of May! More restaurants are opening for carryout and delivery, retail shops are now offering curbside pickup, and there’s new virtual events.
- New face mask requirement in public spaces
- Retail stores offering curbside pickup of online orders
- Animal grooming services re-opening
- Garden Centers added to essential businesses
- Outdoor recreation: some parks, boating, golf courses with safety quidelines
13 New Things in Boystown This Week
Here’s a list of the latest developments in virtual and actual things to do, experience and explore in Boystown.
1) Shop Boystown
Shop the Northalsted webstore for official Boystown merchandise. New! Engraved bracelet, distressed Dad hat, comfort joggers & pullover sweatshirt.
Orders over $39 ship FREE, use promo code “SHIPFREE” at checkout.
Northalsted is a non-profit chamber of commerce organization. Proceeds support the community through advocacy, programming, resources and marketing.
Get Sidetrack’d from home! Check out IMHO with Chan & Dixie reviewing the latest episode of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 12 on YouTube, joined by intern Alexis Bevels. This week: episode 9 and the Xanadu connection.
Also, tune in to the new Sidetrack podcast: On The Mic: Outspoken, hosted by Devlyn Camp featuring LGBTQ storytelling from the live (heretofore) monthly namesake event. The premiere episode “Love, Activism & Whitney Houston” features Kim Hunt, Art Johnston and Archy Jamjun.
Finally, follow and check out @Sidetrackbar on Instagram Live for a lively chat show with Team Sidetrack & special guests.
3) Forever Yogurt
7 days, 2-9:30pm
Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash
4) DS Tequila Co & Fajita Factory
Mon-Fr 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm.
You know you missed us! To celebrate our return to delivery and takeout we’re bringing back our Tuesday wing special! Also check out our new margarita party packs TO GO!
Roscoe’s World Famous Chicken Tenders & Fries! Order now! No contact delivery & pick up available! 7 days, 4-9pm
Wide selection of bottled liquor available for delivery! Every bottle comes with your choice of mixer and our very own Roscoe’s Cups! Order for yourself or your Ru-mates now!
6) Wood Pop Up Garden Center
It’s a “Grab & Go Garden Center” at Wood Restaurant, with plants, blooming florals & potted indoor veggies. All $15-$50, payments via Venmo.
Staff is trained on assisting with proper social distancing and number of customers will be limited. Now until May 31st, 10am-6pm daily.
Wood will be serving sliders to Garden guests for $5 with $3 sides of hand-cut frites & roasted garlic aioli starting at noon Sat/Sun.
7) Doubletrip Press
Double Trip Press is offering letterpress printed cardsets and more in our NEW online shop! While at home, stay in touch with loved ones by sending handwritten letters to let them know you are thinking of them.
8) Kozy’s Cyclery Lakeview
Kozy’s Cyclery is OPEN! Check out the latest spring special offers and get ready for summer. All customers must wear face masks, admitted 3 at a time, or shop online, in-store or curbside pickup.
9) Men’s Room Chicago
We’re Back! Curbside Pickup starting May 1, Fri-Sun 3-8pm! All in store products available with touch-less curb/sidewalk service!
Not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll have an outside menu and Pup available to help with choices and questions! 773-857-0907 shopthemensroom.com
10) RE/MAX Next
RE/MAX NEXT is a full-service real estate company servicing Boystown, Lakeview, and all of Chicagoland. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent our experienced agents are at your service to help! Come check us out at 3916 N. Broadway, 773-435-1600.
11) Egoist Underwear
Shop our latest hot fashions in under, active & swimwear, shorts, tanks & t’s. Now with curbside pick up or free shipping! Free pair of fashion socks with orders over $50! Shop NOW.
12) Pride Films & Plays
Five live online readings of LGBTQ-themed plays
Pride Arts Presents “Pride in Place,” allows us to provide productions for you in the comfort of your own home as you continue to “shelter in place.” This series of plays will be performed live by actors, each appearing via Zoom from their own homes. More info | $10 tickets
13) CRAM Fashion
Boystown Delivery & Carryout
Getting tired of cooking at home? Click here to check out our full run down on the Boystown restaurants offering convenient takeout and delivery.
|Chicago Diner||Pancake Cafe|
|DS Tequila Co.||Roscoe’s Tavern|
|Forever Yogurt||Yoshi’s Cafe|
|Restaurant Delivery & Carryout Info|
JOIN A VIRTUAL PARTY
Lark Virtual Happy Hour | Fridays 6pm
DS Late Virtual Dance Party | Fridays 10pm
Kit Kat Lounge’s Divalicious | Sundays 1pm
Hydrate Nightclub Quarankiki | Sundays 8:30pm
Splash’s Late Night With Gina | Mondays 10pm
At Your Service in Boystown
These locations are open:
|BMO Harris Bank||Drive Up|
|Dexter Lock Service||Open|
|Gerber Collision & Glass||Open|
|Howard Brown Health||Open|
|Universal Wellness Source||Open|
|Whole Foods Market||Open|
These locations are serving customers online, by phone, or with curbside pickup:
|Center on Halsted||Phone/Web|
|Chicago Male Salon||Web|
|Double Trip Press||Web|
|Mens Room Chicago||Web|
Make a Donation
Newly added: FFC
Visit our COVID-19 Resources page for Residents & Patrons, and make a donation to any of 20+ fundraisers benefiting the hundreds of unemployed Boystown workers. Thank you for your support.
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