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March 31st, 2020

Small Business Guide & SBA Loans FAQ’s Help

Small Business Guide and Checklist Prepared by the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS –  U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 PPP Small Business Guide FAQs for the CARES ACT Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with Question and Answers Guide published by the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship regarding
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March 31st, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies and Protocols for the Colorado Restaurant Industry

The information below is from our partners at the Colorado Restaurant Association. Please visit their website directly at https://www.corestaurant.org/resources/coronavirus-resources On Havana Street has over 100 restaurants in our 4.3 miles and wanted to share this CRA resource page. It has many helpful and updated information. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies and Protocols for the Colorado Restaurant Industry The
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March 31st, 2020

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET OPEN FOR BUSINESS – RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR TAKE AWAY, ADJUSTED HOURS, BUSINESS CLOSURES, & UPDATES

UPDATED 3/31/2020 12PM Below is a list of business closures, adjusted hours and other updates for On Havana Street businesses responding to COVID-19 concerns. If you would like your business information to be included below, please email details to [email protected] If you would like to learn how to continue to support the Havana Business Improvement
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March 26th, 2020

BEST OF DENVER 2020

Read the Full Article here It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and it was definitely the weirdest of times to produce what’s usually our biggest, most eagerly anticipated issue of the year. We were nearing the end of compiling the 2020 Best of Denver, our annual celebration of everything that’s
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March 26th, 2020

Sushi Katsu Switches From All You Can Eat to All You Can Carry

MARK ANTONATION | MARCH 26, 2020 | 1:55PM Read Full Article from the Westword here Sushi lovers on a budget have flocked to Sushi Katsu for years for all-you-can-eat sushi, and even more so since Han Jun Lee and his family took over the business four years ago. At the time, there were only two Sushi Katsu locations — the original,
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March 24th, 2020

Havana Street Corridor Multi Modal Study

2020 Multi Modal Study Flyer

March 18th, 2020

Aurora area restaurants, small businesses brace for ‘ghost town’ closures

By GRANT STRINGER, Staff Writer  – March 18, 2020 Full Sentinel Article here Alfonso Nunez at La Cueva. File photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel AURORA | Aurora restaurant owners and economic development advocates say the novel coronavirus pandemic has already wounded small businesses, threatening permanent closures and layoffs, as a statewide ban on dining in restaurants
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March 17th, 2020

Small Business Month Feature – Golf Cart Doctor

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. In 2019, the City of Aurora honored and recognized the Golf Cart Doctor for the 2019 Business Advisory Board Business Recognition Award. On Havana Street’s Golf Cart Doctor was awarded the
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March 16th, 2020

Coronavirus: A disaster relief lending webinar

COVID-19 disaster relief lending Monday, March 23, 2020 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.     Disaster Relief Lending ·     Definition regarding size of business that qualifies ·     Economic Injury Disaster Loan program ·     Working with the SBA to meet customer needs during this crisis     The U.S. Small Business Administration announced last week it would provide disaster
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March 16th, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

City of Aurora / Residents / Public Safety / Office of Emergency Management / COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources The city of Aurora declared a state of emergency March 13 in response to COVID-19. This declaration allows the city to expedite additional emergency resources to support the city’s Office of Emergency Management and gives the city flexibility to procure additional essential resource, if needed. The city would
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March 16th, 2020

HOW TO STAY SAFE AND SUPPORT ON HAVANA STREET BUSINESSES

Several Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street businesses are closed and/or limiting their hours and/or offering special services so you can support them from afar. We are tracking a list of  On Havana Street business updates here, but please reach out to individual stores if you have questions. If you are an On
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March 13th, 2020

POSTPONED — Boba & Business Networking Event at Snowl

March 11th, 2020

Small Business Month Feature – Milkroll Creamery

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. Earlier this year, Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them?
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March 6th, 2020

Aurora Association of Realtors Invited On Havana Street

Today Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director of On Havana Street presented at the Aurora Association of Realtors. She shared the exciting happenings at the Friday Marketing Meeting. Join #AAR next Friday for @theaurorahighlands Development speaker. On Havana Street Handout for Aurora Realtors Association 3 6 2020      

March 4th, 2020

Aurora is growing in population, diversity, business activity and vibrancy.

The 2020 Census is a unique opportunity for us to support the growth we are seeing in our community. Our goal is for each and every Aurora resident to be counted as part of the census. It is vital for Aurora’s future federal funding and success during the next decade. On average, the city receives
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March 3rd, 2020

Small Business Month Feature – Aurora TV Visits Colpar’s Hobbytown USA

In celebration of Small Businesses On Havana Street we wanted to highlight some of the Aurora TV’s features of small businesses in the corridor. Earlier this year, Aurora TV, featured our wonderful Colpar HobbyTown USA. Talk about some high-flyin’ fun! AuroraTV takes you to the local hobby hotspot, Colpar’s Hobbytown USA, to show you all the awesome
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March 3rd, 2020

Aurora gives 1st OK to law making sweet kids-meal drinks an option, not the rule

By THE SENTINEL Read Full Article Here March 3, 2020 AURORA | Aurora lawmakers moved closer to putting the kibosh on kids meals in local restaurants automatically including soda pop or other sugary drinks. After a long and caustic argument among city council members, the council voted 6-3 to move the bill to a second and final reading.
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March 3rd, 2020

Aurora votes to restrict sugary drink offerings for kids at restaurants as obesity rates climb

The ordinance, which passed on first reading 6-3, still needs a final vote in two weeks. Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer Alison Daley, of Lafayette, writes in a notebook while having a soda at a patio table at the Community in Lafayette in 2017. The city was the first in Colorado to pass a law
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March 3rd, 2020

2020 Rock it Sock it Fundraiser

Rock It Sock It was a huge success! On February 29, 2020, over 50 volunteers joined the efforts and created over 2,000 care kits with over 6,000 socks donated to Comitis Crisis Center and the Aurora Day Resource Center. Thank you to the amazing community members and volunteers who came out to support this wonderful
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March 1st, 2020

Look Before You Leap!

In celebration of Small Business On Havana Street in March. We wanted to share some future workshops that are very helpful to small businesses. Look Before You Leap is a workshop hosted by the Aurora- South Metro SBDC. This is an excellent workshop for small businesses looking to navigate the essentials of launching marketing and
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February 29th, 2020

Small Business Development Center Workshops in March 2020

Helping Small Businesses Grow and Prosper The Aurora-South Metro SBDC serves dedicated entrepreneurs committed to their own path of success through business ownership. In the spirit of celebrating Small Business Month On Havana Street, we wanted to share some upcoming workshops hosted by the SBDC. Below is a list of what the SBDC is offering
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February 26th, 2020

Be Counted Census Chats: Coffee, Cupcakes & The Census

Census 2020 City of Aurora / Things To Do / Aurora Public Library / Census 2020 The Census is coming in April 2020! For more information about Census 2020, click here. Want to learn more about the Census? Join us at the programs below! Be Counted Census Chats: Coffee, Cupcakes & The Census Questions about the census? Let us answer them for
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February 25th, 2020

Gibby’s Big Backyard Sportsbar is Now Closed On Havana Street

We are very sad and cherished so many wonderful memories created at Gibby’s Big Backyard Sportsbar On Havana Street. The longtime bar in Aurora has closed on February 23, 2020. Thank you to all the On Havana Street support of Gibby’s over the years. Please see the announcement from the Little Pub Company on behalf
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February 17th, 2020

Shape your children’s future. Start with the 2020 Census.

Children under age 5 are one of the largest groups of under-counted people. Don’t miss yours! It’s Important: Census data determines how funds are distributed for services such as the National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program, Child Care Initiatives, Special Education Programs and many more. Every baby, toddler and teenager represents $2,300 per
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February 6th, 2020

2020 Census almost here

You’ve been hearing about the decennial census for some time now. It means $675 billion in federal funding, fair representation and civic duty. Beyond that, what does it mean for you, an Aurora resident? The data gathered during the 2020 Census determines funding for hundreds of federal programs used by residents like you. About 70%
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January 31st, 2020

A new dessert is taking over Instagram

Aurora TV featured our Milkroll Creamery On Havana Street. Watch the feature here A new dessert is taking over Instagram. Thai-style ice cream rolls, have you hear of them? It’s a beautiful sweet treat that you can now get in Aurora! Category: Business and Development Arts and Entertainment Flavors of Aurora Producer: Christina Savan, Devyn Salazar

January 20th, 2020

BEST ICE CREAM IN AURORA

Visit Aurora Blog Featuring On Havana Street  BECAUSE WHO DOESN’T WANT A SWEET TREAT? SWEET COW ICE CREAM 2501 Dallas St. Inside Stanley Marketplace | get directions Visit an ice cream shop that’s bound to please everyone with a variety of flavors and outdoor patio. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, Sweet Cow Ice Cream scoops sweet treats
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January 13th, 2020

A GUIDE TO HOT POT EATERIES IN AURORA, CO

See the Visit Aurora blog –  EXPLORE THE BEST PLACES TO ENJOY THIS FAMILY-STYLE MEAL. Home to more than 250 ethnic eateries, Aurora is a hub for international-style dining. Much like Korean BBQ, traditional hot pot restaurants are based around a communal experience. With roots tracing back to China and Eastern Asia, hot pot diners
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January 10th, 2020

25 best cities to live in if you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions by Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure  BY ERIN MCDOWELL / BUSINESSINSIDER.COM JANUARY 05, 2020 Depending on where you live, keeping your New Year’s resolutions might be easier than you think. House Method ranked the 100 largest cities in the US on four of the most common New Year’s resolutions — exercise, healthy eating, saving money, and reducing stress.
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January 10th, 2020

Bullying Stops Here!

Posted on the High Altitude Martial Arts website on December 27, 2019 Give a child you love the gift of self confidence! Send your kids to learn all about the 3 Ts of dealing with bullies and unwanted contact. “Talk, Tell, Tackle.” On the second day of school this year our son was approached by
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January 8th, 2020

CHANGE IN DATE FOR JANUARY 2020 HAVANA BID BOARD MEETING —- Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30 am

THE CHANGE IN DATE FOR THE JANUARY 2020 HAVANA BID BOARD MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 AT  8:30AM. The Havana BID Board 2020 MEETINGS ARE AT 8:30 A.M. AT DENNY’S AT 1505 S HAVANA, 3rd Thursday of each month IN THE MEETING ROOM TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT However, due to board availability
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December 23rd, 2019

2020 Rock It Sock It Fundraiser

We are excited to support the Aurora Police Department’s upcoming fundraiser. Please do donate to this amazing fundraiser for Comitis Crisis Center. We will have donation sites along the Havana Business Improvement District corridor. Rock It & Sock It POSTER 2020

December 23rd, 2019

Congratulations to the Golf Cart Doctor – 2019 Business Award Winner

On Havana Street’s Golf Cart Doctor was awarded the 2019 Business Advisory Board Award. We are so proud of Mike Pieper and his team at the Golf Cart Doctor. Watch the Aurora TV’s Business Recognition Award Video here It’s common to see golf carts whizzing around not just golf courses these days, but also festivals,
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December 23rd, 2019

Aurora TV features Colpar’s Hobbytown USA

Talk about some high-flyin’ fun! AuroraTV takes you to the local hobby hotspot, Colpar’s Hobbytown USA, to show you all the awesome gizmos and gadgets. Watch the Aurora TV feature of our Hobby Town USA On Havana Street here Thank you so much to our talented friends at Aurora TV! Matt Howshar & Wendy Brockman did an
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December 19th, 2019

Photos from the 2019 Consulado de El Salvador en Aurora, Colorado Update

The Consulate of El Salvador in Aurora hosted a special evening in tribute to the Salvadoran residents on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the City of Aurora. The consulate presented their main achievements serving the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming during 2019. Contact Information: José Manuel Castillo Pérez Consul  [email protected]  +1 720 485
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December 17th, 2019

Year in Review – Visit Aurora’s Annual Meeting 2019 – All In

Thank you to Visit Aurora for hosting their 2019 Annual Meeting and featuring On Havana Street in your Year in Review video. Watch video here Transformation, growth and a whole lot of change. Aurora, Colorado has become a destination for every traveler, from business to leisure. Take a look back with us to discover our
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December 17th, 2019

The Ten Best New Bars in Denver

Westword featured On Havana Street’s Thank Sool Pocha on their list of  The Ten Best New Bars in Denver MARK ANTONATION | DECEMBER 17, 2019 | 5:56AM Brass Tacks is more fun than fussy when it comes to cocktails. Aaron Thackeray Every drinker has a preferred style of bar, whether that’s a comfortable neighborhood classic,
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December 4th, 2019

Aurora Creates Magazine with Art2C on Havana feature

Visit the Art 2C On Havana Street Feature Here

December 2nd, 2019

AURORA. BE HEARD. BE SEEN. BE COUNTED

Aurora is growing in population, diversity, business activity and vibrancy. The 2020 Census is a unique opportunity for us to support the growth we are seeing in our community. Our goal is for each and every Aurora resident to be counted as part of the census. It is vital for Aurora’s future federal funding and
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November 27th, 2019

WeeCycle is growing!

Support WeeCycle’s New Home! WeeCycle is growing! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be moving into a larger warehouse (just across our parking lot) in the new year. With the new space, we’ll be able to better serve our current clients, expand our services, host more volunteer groups and thus allow us to better serve those
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November 24th, 2019

Living Water Car Wash Coming in December to the On Havana Street Community!

Experience Living Water Car Wash—Colorado’s premier express car wash! Living Water will be opening in early December, just in time to help you tackle that winter grime. Living Water is located on the northwest corner of Havana & Kentucky, just north of Mississippi and they are extremely excited to be joining the On Havana Street
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November 22nd, 2019

On Havana Street Annual Report 2019

2020 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget 2020 Havana BID Operational Plan Budget Message Havana BID Sales Tax Revenue Jan 2014 – Sep 2019 thru Q3 2019 2019 Annual Report 11 21 2019 Demographics Report 2019 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget 2018 Havana BID Operational Plan and Budget The final 2018 end of year
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November 18th, 2019

2019 ART2C On Havana Street at Schomp Subaru

Thank you so much to the Schomp Automotive Team – Michael Dunlap, Chris Bigger, Carla Finn, Paula Wiens, Tracy Baxter, Emily Fahlstedt and Roman Tafoya with Schomp Automotive for hosting the venue, event equipment, valet, beer and wine!   Schomp Automotive graciously hosted the On Havana Street, Havana Motor Mile’s Annual Art 2C Gala on
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November 17th, 2019

2019-2020 ART 2C Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners!        

November 15th, 2019

On Havana Street 2019 Art 2C on Colorado and Company 9 News

On November 14, 2019, On Havana Street was on Colorado and Company 9NEWS featuring our 2019 Art 2C Public Art program. Watch the segment here

November 8th, 2019

NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE | HAVANA CORRIDOR

Thank you to Visit Aurora for feature On Havana Street for “ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.” Read Blog Here The Havana Corridor has Aurora’s most extensive collection of ethnic eateries. This business district is home to unique things to do and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado. Explore our hand-picked neighborhood itinerary; everything is within
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October 28th, 2019

2019 Photos from the Trick-or-Treat On Havana Street & Costume Contests at The Gardens on Havana

Please enjoy the professional photos from the Costume Contest at The Gardens on Havana. Photos By Brian Molitoris Photography Thank you so much for participating and Trick or Treating On Havana Street.        

October 25th, 2019

2019-2020 Art 2C On Havana Street

All artworks are available for purchase. For more information contact the Public Art office at [email protected] or 303.739.6747 On Havana Street and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the Sixth Annual Art 2C on Havana sculpture exhibit and competition. Thirteen sculptures and one permanent piece will
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October 23rd, 2019

Aurora TV featured the Trick or Treat On Havana Street

On Havana Street is Hosting a Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza & Pet Costume Parade Watch the Aurora TV’s feature of the On Havana Street Trick or Treat: Aurora Now – October 16, 2019 WATCH AURORA TV’s feature here Aurora Now – October 23, 2019 WATCH AURORA TV”s feature here

September 27th, 2019

Milk Roll Creamery is Coming to Havana Street

Aurora Now  featured our Milk Roll Creamery for a story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV. They have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community and your news! Aurora Now airs at
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