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July 14th, 2019

FirstBank’s “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money

The best way to kick off your summer Saturday morning was to visit the fun at First Bank on July 13, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Cravings Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guest enjoyed the yummy food truck, corn hole and free giveaways. First Bank provided free drinks
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July 12th, 2019

Aurora’s Summer Concerts & Live Performances

Visit Aurora’s Blog Featured On Havana Street’s Summer Concerts. Discover our summer sound, culture, and arts July 12, 2019 Aurora is filled with opportunities to listen to live music all summer long! Discover our top picks. LIVE! AT THE LAKE Where: Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek When: Wednesday – Friday evenings | Check calendar for dates
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July 12th, 2019

FirstBank On Havana Street the Summer of Savings: Free Food and Drinks Every Saturday in July

Stop by the FirstBank On Havana Street’s “Summer of Savings” Saturday, July 13 — 2300 South Havana St. Lunch by The Cravings Truck. FirstBank is hosting “Summer of Savings,” where several branches across Colorado will be providing FREE savory foods, sweet treats and healthy options to the public. “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money,
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July 9th, 2019

This is Aurora – A City Update 2019

Check out the City of Aurora This is Aurora, A City Update 2019 Our Argenta development is featured on page 5 and our On Havana Street corridor is featured on page 6.

July 8th, 2019

Aurora TV Feature – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Havana Street

Thank you to the team at Aurora TV for featuring the Frozen Treats On Havana Street. Please join us on July 21st, 2019 for free frozen treats. Watch the feature here

July 5th, 2019

Dress like a cow and get a free entrée from Chick-fil-A

All you have to do is wear any sort of cow apparel to get a free entrée on Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day. You don’t even have to go all out. All you have to do is wear something cow-like to get the deal. Turn a white headband into a cow accessory by painting on black
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June 27th, 2019

Danced the Night Away!

Thank you all for attending and dancing at our 1st concert of the summer! On June 25, 2019, the 6 Million Dollar Band helped us kick off the summer fun at our 11th Anniversary Rose Garden Concert Series at the Rose Garden On Havana Street. We had over 450 attendees and enjoyed subs from 8
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June 26th, 2019

Eat, Network and Connect

Aurora Chamber’s Women in Business Progressive Lunch was hosted at On Havana Street businesses on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Chamber’s Women In Business committee serves as a voice for all women in business, acting as an advocate on issues that affect their professional growth and long term economic vitality. Thank you for joining the
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June 25th, 2019

NEW Location & Ribbon Cutting for The Mathes Allstate Agency

Monday, June 24, 2019  5 – 7 pm FREE EVENT Ribbon Cutting – The Mathes Agency The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency welcomed their clients, business professionals, partners, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Havana Business Improvement District to attend their Ribbon Cutting on Monday, June 24th 5 – 7 pm. There was  lots of food,
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June 24th, 2019

Roses are in Bloom

Stop by and enjoy our wonderful On Havana Street Rose Garden at the Gardens on Havana. This little garden is located near Maurice’s and the Xfinity store. The Lisa Strawn Memorial Rose Garden is a hidden gem in this shopping center. Stop by and smell the roses!  

June 21st, 2019

The Morbid Curiosity Carnival & Hearsecon Come to Aurora

Thank you to Aurora, Colorado City Hall Aurora 8 • Aurora TV for featuring the event On Havana Street. Watch the feature here at 20:24 with HearseCon Colorado Morbid CuriositiesCarnival #OnHavanaStreet at the NEWLY REMODELED Stampede    

June 18th, 2019

Some fireworks are legal in Aurora beginning June 15

Date: June 11, 2019 Media Contact: Sherri-Jo Stowell Community Engagement Administrator 720.477.0315 (on-call mobile) [email protected] Some fireworks are legal in Aurora beginning June 15 AURORA, Colo. – The sale, possession and use of certain fireworks is legal in Aurora from June 15 through July 4. Fireworks that do not leave the ground or explode are
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June 18th, 2019

Aurora Police Newsletter for District One – June 2019

Please see the District 1 Newsletter and Crime Report from APD. The Havana Business Improvement District corridor falls in Ward 3 & 4 and in APD’s District 1. JUNE 2019 PAR REPORT APD Area 8 Newsletter June 2019 APD Fireworks use in Aurora 2019 PRESS RELEASE

June 14th, 2019

9th Annual GROCERY CART RACES

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Check in at 6pm- Racing begins at 7 pm Safeway, 1677 S Havana Street, Aurora CO 80014 Benefiting Comitis Crisis Center, the Aurora Day Resource Center and Colfax Community Network (CCN)   Did you know… Comitis serves over 111,000 meals to those experiencing homelessness every year and more than 90 people
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June 14th, 2019

Connecting with Local Chambers Near On Havana Street

Thank you to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the  DTC | Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce. It was wonderful to meet with Eastern  Metro professionals on June 13th and kick-off the Colorado summertime fun. Many of the Aurora Chamber and DTC & Greenwood Village Chamber shop and work On Havana Street. It was wonderful to
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June 11th, 2019

2019 Schedule of Events On Havana Street

Things to do On Havana Street Sunday, February 3, 2019:  Big Game Football Party Los Angeles vs New England – 4 pm – at Buffalo Wild Wings, Kick off at 4:30 pm  February 20, 2019: Self Defense Training with Aurora Police at The Stampede On Havana Street with the Chamber’s Young Professionals  March 2019: Celebrate Mom
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June 7th, 2019

Donut Forget to Get Your Free Donut – June 7, 2019 National Donut Day

Dunkin’s special offer to ring in the holiday is good all day on National Donut Day, Friday, June 7, at participating locations while supplies last. Guests can enjoy classic donut favorites including Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles and more   Dunk Out, America: Take A Break On National Donut Day With A Free Donut From Dunkin’
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May 30th, 2019

2019-2020 Art 2C Public Art Program

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 be exhibited in the Business District, which is spread along Havana Street from East First Avenue to East Yale
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May 30th, 2019

Things to do in June

Taco Festivals, Live Music, and More! Visit Aurora Blog  – May 29, 2019 UPCOMING EVENTS   Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. Thank you to Visit Aurora for featuring our Cruzin’ Havana Classic Car Show & Poker Run! 12TH ANNUAL CRUZIN’ HAVANA CAR SHOW & POKER
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May 27th, 2019

2019 Cruzin’ Havana Classic Car Show & Poker Run Comcast Commercials

Watch the 2019 Cruzin’ Havana commercials: Version 1:  https://youtu.be/Sjer9l_5Gsw Version 2: Presented By Havana Auto Parts: https://youtu.be/GhmbZAjyTEg Thank you to our Presented By Sponsor Havana Auto Parts. These commercials will run on Comcast from 5/27/19 through 6/8/19 at noon.

May 13th, 2019

Aurora hosting first-ever Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 13, 2019 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Aurora hosting first-ever Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair AURORA, Colo. – Enjoy a light lunch and local libations with zero waste and zero guilt June 8 at the city of Aurora’s inaugural Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair. Everything will be composted
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May 13th, 2019

Skip the Landfill – City of Aurora Mattress Recycling Event

The city of Aurora is offering a better way to dispose of an old mattress or box spring than sending it to a landfill or dumping it illegally. In partnership with Spring Back Colorado Mattress Recycling, the city is hosting a mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Central Facilities
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May 10th, 2019

2019 Mini Model Cruise & RC Cars Inside at The Stampede

Mini Model Cruise Contest at the 2430 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014 (Inside the NEWLY REMODELED Stampede) Registration: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging/Awards: 3:00 p.m. Mini Model Cruise: 2019 Mini Model Cruise flyer & entry form Admission $5 for the first model, $1 each additional unlimited Got an “in progress” model you want to
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May 9th, 2019

Aurora State of the City video premieres at annual event features On Havana Street

City of Aurora’s May 9, 2019 Newsletter Aurora State of the City video premieres at annual event Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare provided a quick overview of what’s been happening in the city in the last year, and a short video offered a visual overview of the latest progress. View the link for details. Read more
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May 6th, 2019

Thank you to the volunteers for helping in our community rose garden!

We are so grateful to the 15 volunteers and their hard work in the garden. Each volunteer received Thank you gift cards from Chick Fil A Gardens on Havana, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, & Uncle Maddio’s Pizza. Spring is here at the AmCap’s Gardens on Havana. Chance Horiuchi and Connie Werner with Great Western
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May 6th, 2019

17 Best Things to Do in Aurora, Colorado

On Havana Street (#10) and our Sam’s No 3 (#17) were featured in the VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine. This magazines had been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years. © Courtesy of arinahabich – Fotolia.com Aurora is one of Colorado’s most vibrant and energetic cities as the destination is filled with unique
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April 29th, 2019

Aurora Is Growing Fast—and Isn’t Slowing Down

5280 May 2019 mentions On Havana Street in it’s extensive feature on Aurora, Colorado’s growth and its future development opportunities. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Denver’s eastern neighbor, which just happens to be the third-largest city in Colorado, has big plans for the future—take a look. BY NATASHA GARDNER | 5280 MAY 2019 5280 Features On Friday nights, Stanley Marketplace thrums with
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April 26th, 2019

New Rescheduled Date for the Public Meeting for Kum & Go Store near Havana & Yale

The City of Aurora has scheduled a new date and location for the public meeting for the Kum & Go Store No. 2312: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library at Polton Elementary School (2985 S Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80014). Please contact Scott Campbell  if you have any questions or concerns! Kum and Go Neighborhood Meeting
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April 17th, 2019

Public Meeting for Kum & Go CANCELLED TONIGHT

Good Afternoon Everyone, As you may have heard, due to the recent safety concerns all CCSD schools have been closed for the day. Unfortunately for us, this means that we will no longer have access to the meeting space we had scheduled at Eastridge Community Elementary School and will need to reschedule; I apologize for
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April 10th, 2019

One hot meal needed

Hello friends of the Havana Business Improvement District and Aurora Warms the Night, As the cold weather moves in again today we are hoping to provide one hot meal for approximately 20 individuals at the Stay Inn hotel this evening.  The Stay Inn is located at 12033 E. 38th Ave in Denver 80239.  The hot
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April 8th, 2019

Public Meeting Notice – Canterbury Park Improvement Project 

Public Meeting Notice – Canterbury Park Improvement Project Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 6 to 7 pm Aurora Fire Station 11 2291 S Joilet St.

March 25th, 2019

$14.5M Village on the Park Redevelopment in Progress

Village on the Park is located at the intersections of the Parker Road, Havana Street, and lliff Avenue. The center is at the Gateway to the Havana Retail District, Aurora’s strongest retail corridor. The center is under redevelopment. Jennifer Maisch, Kimco’s Director of  Corporate Communications shared that the construction is moving along on the new Old Navy
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March 14th, 2019

Doing your part in snow removal

City of Aurora’s Newsletter March 2019 Clear sidewalks are a shared community responsibility, and each of us has a part. Please remember that is the property owner’s responsibility to keep sidewalks adjacent to their property free of snow and ice; that includes those behind the house/business and side fences. As a reminder, snow and ice
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March 4th, 2019

Havana BID Businesses Support Comitis’ Rock It Sock It Fundraiser this Winter Season

Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and people who donated items for this Rock It, Sock It event! Special thanks to Falck Rocky Mountain – Aurora, Colorado for assisting the Aurora Police Department with making the deliveries. We also couldn’t have done this without help from the District 1 PAR and APD Volunteers. You are
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February 26th, 2019

Newest Buisness to On Havana Street — COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO

Visit the My Favorite Muffin Business Directory Listing here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emily Bachmann (847) 948-7520 My Favorite Muffin® COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO DEERFIELD, Ill., February 25th, 2019 – Start spreading the news! My Favorite Muffin, Your All Day Bakery Café®, is coming to Aurora, CO. This location will be
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January 31st, 2019

Taqueria Corona – On Havana Street Made the TOP 10 OF DENVER’S BEST TAQUERIAS

Enjoying Tacos at Ten of Denver’s Best Taquerias Westword BY DANIELLE LIRETTE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019 AT 5:54 A.M. Our On Havana Street Taqueria Corona made the top 10 Denver’s Best Taquerias. Taqueria Corona is located at 2222 South Havana Street in Aurora. The tortilla is the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, and what better way to
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January 28th, 2019

Gibby’s Big Backyard Made the Top 10 List for The Best Neighborhood Watering Holes for Bar Games

The Ten Best Neighborhood Watering Holes for Bar Games SARAH MCGILL | JANUARY 24, 2019 | 1:59PM  Westword It’s cold outside, football season is nearing an end, and with the lack of wintertime outdoor activities that involve drinking, if you are competitive like me, you might find yourself indoors and in need of some entertainment in the form of
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January 28th, 2019

Donuts You Need to Try – Visit Aurora’s blog featured our Lamar’s Donuts and Coffee – On Havana Street

Donuts You Need to Try Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink blog from January 16, 2019 Here’s your chance to eat more “hole” foods in 2019! From local shops with American classics to flavors you’ve never heard of, discover these donut shops in Aurora … Check out Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink blog and discover must
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January 24th, 2019

Welcome America’s Best Contacts & Glasses at Village on the Park!

There will be a GRAND OPENING for America’s Best Contacts & Glasses on Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm. This is the first new retail lease at the Village on Park development, Phase II. This new addition is just one
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January 18th, 2019

FirstBank Provides Assistance to Federal Workers Affected by Government Shutdown

January 16, 2019  Smart Cents by First Bank blog We are so proud of our stakeholders! Well Done FirstBank! According to recent headlines, over 800,000 federal workers aren’t receiving paychecks due to the government shutdown. As a company that lives and breathes “banking for good,” we recognize that we need to do right by our customers and
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January 18th, 2019

2019-2020 Call for Art for the On Havana Street Public Art Program Art 2C

2019 Art2C on Havana 14949 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012 BACK TO PARTICIPATING CALLS CONTACT EVENT Event Dates: 1/21/19 – 3/17/19 Entry Deadline: 3/17/19 REQUIREMENTS: Media Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10 Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10 Art 2C on Havana 2019-2020 The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement
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January 3rd, 2019

City of Aurora’s YUM Aurora Guide celebrates many GOOD EATS On Havana Street

City of Aurora’s January Newsletter featured their YUM Aurora Guide celebrating many GOOD EATS On Havana Street. We have 95+ Restaurants On Havana Street and this YUM Aurora Guide features one or more of our restaurants in most of the cuisines categories. Kick off the New Year and explore, experience and eat at an On
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December 28th, 2018

On Havana Street Water Project Updates

Here is an update from the City of Aurora’s AURORA WATER CAPITAL PROJECTS UPDATE NOVEMBER 2018 Here are 3 Projects on-going in the Havana Business Improvement District corridor: 2018‐2019 Waterline System Improvement Project With the help of the Operations Team, Engineering Services has identified a priority site on Havana Street, between East 1st and East 6th
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December 18th, 2018

Bye Bye 3.2 Beer

The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

December 18th, 2018

Denver Businesses and Nonprofits Succeed Together – Community Engagement — by Mike Hanbery December 10, 2018

Webolutions Mike Hanbery wrote an incredible article about the Havana Business Improvement District. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary this year. Over the decade of improvements and accomplishments “On Havana Street is proof a community can improve the lives of its residents and merchants while reinforcing, rather than compromising, its soul.” See the article by Webolutions
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December 7th, 2018

ADI Autosport’s NEW SIGN on The Havana Motor Mile

ADI Autosport located on our Havana Motor Mile at 1960 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012 has put up a new sign in December.   They Share Your Passion…No Pressure, No Hassle, No Games!   They are a credit union direct dealer!   Let ADI Autosport show you how easy it is to buy a quality
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November 27th, 2018

On Havana Street Important Contact List & Resources

Please see the On Havana Street Business Watch Contact Card & Other Useful Resources: 2019 Business Watch Card All PAR , Police Area Representatives, are listed, contacts for HOT, Homeless Outreach Team, Graffiti Reporting, and the Aurora Police Dispatch to report a crime or suspicious persons. Posting a Job? Contact Arapahoe/Douglas Works! 303) 636-1359 [email protected]
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November 27th, 2018

Coming to On Havana Street – LIVING WATER EXPRESS CAR WASH – VIEW SITE PLAN

A new express Living Water Car Wash is in progress near Kentucky and Havana. Here is an update from the City of Aurora’s site plan. Address: 857 S HAVANA ST City of Aurora Case Manager: Brandon Cammarata 303-739-7251 DA Number:  DA-2160-00 Description: SITE PLAN FOR A DRIVE THROUGH CAR WASH WITH NINE VACUUM STATIONS 0.83 ACRES Revised SITE DEVELOPMENT
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November 19th, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hours On Havana Street

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hours for some of our bigger retailers On Havana Street: Bicycle Village Thanksgiving – closed Black Friday – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. “Give the gift of cycling” All bikes are on SALE,  Plus there is an in-store coupon from 11/23-11/25, Friday to Sunday, $20 off a $100 purchase & $50
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November 12th, 2018

Keep sidewalks free of snow

As a reminder, homeowners and businesses are required by city code to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalks along their property, including along the side and back, within 24 hours after a snowfall ends (or 48 hours when a snow emergency is declared). For areas where snowplows have added to the natural accumulation
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