Shorewood Business District News – December 2020


As 2020 comes to a close (phew) we have so much to be thankful for. Your support of our local businesses during this crazy time means more to us than you will ever know. Our community has stepped up in ways that we could never imagine and we are grateful to every one of you – from ordering takeout, shopping local, participating in virtual workshops, purchasing gift cards, referring friends, to leaving positive reviews on social media. Every one of these actions helps our small businesses!

Art Auction Success!

The art auction for the Shorewood Artists Guild in partnership with the BID was a huge success according to our local artists! Over $2,000 worth of artwork was sold and maybe even more importantly the guild had about 1,600 views on the auction website and countless views of the art throughout the business district. Shout out to the awesome collaboration between the artists and the business owners who displayed their work and of course to all of you who purchased art! 
If you are interested in purchasing more art, please feel free to reach out to Sangeeta Patel via email or join the Shorewood Artists Guild Facebook Page

*Art work pictured inside Bonobo American Bistro by May Klisch*

Wine Not?!

Scout Wine Merchants is here! The new neighborhood wine shop, bar, and market is located at 4512 N. Oakland Avenue. They offer an eclectic selection of wines discovered from vineyards around the world ranging in tastes from the casual drinker to the more discerning enthusiast. Enjoy them by the bottle, the glass, or from a seat at the bar. Also shop an excellent selection of foodstuff, gifts, cigars, spirits and beer. They can even put together an amazing gift box for you!

Signature Sweets Now Open!

We are so excited to announce the opening of Shorewood’s newest bakery, Signature Sweets! Kimberly Hall, the owner and 7 time Food Network baking contender, moved into the former Miss Cupcake Bakery located at 3801 N. Oakland Ave. and opened on December 12th. The bakery specializes in all things sweet but Kimberly is well-known for her wonderfully unique sculpted cakes. Stop in or visit the pick up window in the back for all your sweet cravings including everything from cookies, scones, brownies, and cupcakes to the wildly popular hot chocolate bombs!  Keep an eye on their Facebook page for menu updates

Ready to Feel Great?

Don’t worry if you have been over indulging a little bit this season, or even this year! Dr. Sarah Axtell of Lakeside Natural Medicine is hosting a 21 day detox to kick off the new year. Join in on January 9th from 11:00am to 12:30pm for the virtual kick off. She will guide us through nutrition information, cooking demos, plus live Q & A sessions. Registration is required – please call 414.939.8748

 Reminder – Overnight Parking Options

Understanding the need for residents to have options for overnight parking, at its October 19, 2020 Village Board meeting, Village Trustees approved the following changes to the overnight parking program effective January 1, 2021
Parking Options

  • -Monthly overnight, on-street parking permits will be available to all residents and visitors (limit two per household/address)
  • -Monthly overnight, off-street parking permits will be available to all residents and visitors
  • -Residents and visitors are still allowed 20 free, overnight, on-street parking permits per licensed vehicle per calendar year.  You must register your vehicle on-line at or call 414.847.2610.
  • -Landlords will no longer need to coordinate parking for their tenants.
  • -Landlords will be able to state with certainty that on-street parking is available to prospective tenants for up to two vehicles per household/address.
  • -Residents of multi-family units (apartment buildings) will be able to purchase overnight, on-street parking without the need to coordinate payment through their landlord.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the actions of its members”
Coretta Scott King


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