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May 6th, 2021

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 5/6/2021 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, 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
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May 4th, 2021

Shared mobility returning to Aurora with e-scooters starting May 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Shared mobility returning to Aurora with e-scooters starting May 10   AURORA, Colo. – After a three-year hiatus, shared mobility is coming back to Aurora to provide residents with another mobility choice. The city of Aurora has issued its first electric scooter-share license to
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May 4th, 2021

Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora recently honored six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Award ceremony, hosted by the city’s Business Advisory Board. The 2020 awards—delayed due to
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May 4th, 2021

Asian Avenue Magazine Asian Eats To Go On Havana Street in April 2021

Asian Avenue Magazine hosted the  ‘Asian Eats To-Go’ to support our locally-owned Asian restaurants/shops On Havana Street. The first lunch box of 2021 was on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and then second event was hosted on April 28, 2021 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Over 80 orders were placed to support 4 small businesses On Havana Street – Katsu Ramen, Snowl
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April 29th, 2021

Watch the 2020 BAB Winners’ Video Features

Explore AuroraTV and Watch the 2020 Business Advisory Board Winners Wine Experience Cafe – Business Award Winner 2020 The Wine Experience Café and Wine Cellar won the Innovation & Creativity during COVID Award. The pandemic struck a gigantic blow to the fine dining scene, but Eldon Larson and his team at The Wine Experience Café
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April 29th, 2021

Available positions at Kum & Go Store 2312 On Havana St

Kum & Go  Is currently hiring for the following positions   Food Associate-Full-time & Part-time (2 positions available) Graveyard Lead 2-Full-time (1 position available) Sales Associate-Full-time & Part-time-For Graveyard hours (2 positions available) Sales Associate-Part-time (2 positions available)    Please apply online at kumandgo.com/careers  Store number “2312” On 2700 Havana St Aurora CO, 80014     See open positions and job
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April 28th, 2021

Aurora Water – Havana 30″ Water Line Wrap-Up and More

Update from Aurora Water Aurora Water’s contractor will be returning to Havana Street at East 6th Avenue next week to finish   street work. There are five locations where work will occur: 1st Ave to south (SB Havana St) – Asphalt overlay operation over original trench patch. (12′ width) SB Havana St at Hanover – Removing the
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April 27th, 2021

Register Now for New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Aurora Municipal Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 27, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Register for new COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Aurora Municipal Center AURORA, Colo. – Following a soft opening weekend targeting primarily government employees, the city of Aurora—in coordination with state and local partners—is opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to the public on
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April 21st, 2021

Child Care Assistance Program

Child Care Assistance Program by Arapahoe County The Low-Income Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families with the costs of child care for children from birth to age 12 while the parents work toward self-sufficiency. Eligibility To qualify for CCAP, parents must meet income limits and be involved in one of the following activities: Working or
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April 21st, 2021

Upcoming City of Aurora Tax and Licensing Classes

Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, July 09, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=300410068   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in  English Friday, July 14, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Mountain https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=300410065   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, October 08, 2021 9:00 AM to
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April 21st, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund/SBA Disaster Relief Webinar with Rep. Jason Crow – 4/20/21

Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA District Director Francis Padilla helped to answer questions about pandemic related federal assistance available to small businesses. The webinar also shared updates on new programs such as the Restaurant Revitalization Plan, that was created by the American Rescue Plan. Webinar: Small Business Relief  with Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA
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April 20th, 2021

Homeownership Opportunities in Aurora

An Inclusive Aurora Community *The official name of this community has not yet been determined. Nestled directly east of Mountain View United Church in Aurora is the future home of Mountain View Community Homes, an affordable housing community. See what’s happening in the neighborhood! Mountain View Community Homes* Frequently Asked Questions Community Engagement Documents Share
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April 20th, 2021

Effective June 1, 2021, Menstrual Care Products are exempt from City of Aurora sales tax

Good day, Effective June 1, 2021, Menstrual Care Products are exempt from City of Aurora sales tax. Note that this only applies to the city of Aurora’s 3.75 percent sales and use tax and the products are still taxable by the State of Colorado and it’s subdivisions. Retailers should discontinue Aurora sales tax collection on
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April 15th, 2021

COVID & Sports: A Safe Return to Play

Children’s Hospital Colorado is hosting a community talk on “COVID & Sports: A Safe Return to Play” on Tuesday, April 27th from 7-8pm. To Register for the event & to receive zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-sports-a-safe-return-to-play-tickets-150972022383 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, including youth sports. As young athletes return to practice and
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April 14th, 2021

Keeping Kids Active for the Rest of the Pandemic (by Age)

It’s a good bet things will be back to something more like normal before too long ¾ but in the meantime, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact where families can go and what they can do. To help support families during these unpredictable times, the child life specialists at Children’s Colorado compiled their best tips
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April 14th, 2021

Aurora’s virtual Business Recognition Awards ceremony will air April 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 13, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Aurora’s virtual Business Recognition Awards ceremony will air April 29 AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora in April will honor six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards ceremony happening virtually this year. The annual ceremony
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April 12th, 2021

2021 Rock It Sock It Thank You

Over 780 Sock Care Kits and about 3,200 pairs of socks for the Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora. Huge thanks to all that participated this year, including the members of the Havana Business Improvement District, Fitzsimons Credit Union, Auto Mart USA, Sam’s No 3, Bank of the West, First Bank, Havana Auto Parts, Heirlooms Antiques
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April 8th, 2021

6 State Community Vaccination Sites – Get Vaccinated!

Our State Community Vaccination Sites are a pivotal part in delivering the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 16 and older. I encourage all Coloradans to sign up to get the vaccine when an appointment is available and help end this pandemic. Sign up links: • Denver: https://covid-19-vaccinations.truecare24.com/colorado…/ • Commerce City, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs: www.centura.org/vaccine
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April 8th, 2021

Schomp Mazda Moving South on Havana While Building New Dealership

Contact: James Kurtenbach 303.798.1500 [email protected] Schomp Mazda has moved … but it’s only temporary while we build a stunning new dealership on Aurora’s Havana Motor Mile. Until our new, state-of-the-art facility is ready in late 2022, Schomp Mazda is open for business at 505 South Havana Street, across from Schomp Subaru.   Our temporary dealership
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April 7th, 2021

African Leadership Group Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic – Sign Up for 4/17

REGISTER HERE https://usalg.org/covid-clinic/ After a year of social distancing and isolation, the end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks to the growing availability of highly effective vaccines. For anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated, we have some great news: The African Leadership Group and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a
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April 5th, 2021

Small Business Relief Fund Grants for Arapahoe County Businesses

Visit Arapahoe County’s website for more details here Business Rent Rescue Program Arapahoe County is administering a Rent Rescue Grant Program to support our small- and medium-sized businesses throughout our communities. If your business is behind on commercial lease payments and has closed its doors or dramatically limited operations due to Public Health Orders related to COVID-19, please review the eligibility
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April 1st, 2021

Business Brief: How special districts are helping small businesses toward recovery

Business Brief: How special districts are helping small businesses toward recovery Ryan Frazier talks with Chance Horiuchi with the On Havana Street Business Improvement District about how special districts are supporting their small businesses. Watch Here Author: 9news.com Published: 7:47 AM MDT March 22, 2021 Updated: 7:48 AM MDT March 22, 2021

April 1st, 2021

Eat Your Way Around the World on South Havana Street

A taiyaki cone at Snowl Cafe. Photo by Sarah Banks EAT AND DRINK Eat Your Way Around the World on South Havana Street Get a taste of the Aurora thoroughfare’s culinary riches using this one-day itinerary. DENISE MICKELSEN AND PATRICIA KAOWTHUMRONG •  MARCH 1, 2021 The 4.3-mile strip along Havana from Aurora’s East Sixth Avenue to East Dartmouth Avenue
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April 1st, 2021

Save the date, summer camp registration opens April 5

April 1, 2021 Photo of summer camps at Senac Nature Center at Aurora Reservoir, circa 2018. Camps for 2021 follow COVID-19 safety protocols.   Save the date, summer camp registration opens April 5 The sweet summertime is approaching and the city has a camp for children of all ages and interests. Training the next Olympic
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March 30th, 2021

Hue’s Your Daddy – Bettola and Cody’s present Rose Month!

Rough Monday? Come explore this refreshing classic and kick off a brighter Spring. Only a few spots left for this evenings class! Hue’s Your Daddy – Rosé All Day $40 per person – 4 different styles of Rosés – charcuterie included Join us either 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, or 4/19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Join
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March 23rd, 2021

Equity Vaccine Clinic on 4/3 at 10-3pm at The Stampede

Saturday, April 3, 2021 10am-3pm STAMPEDE – 2430 S HAVANA ST Dear On Havana Street & Community, The Havana BID and many community partners have been partnering to host equity clinics in our communities. We will be hosting a 1st dose clinic on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at The Stampede from 10-3pm for patients that qualify
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March 18th, 2021

Support Small this March 2021 – Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street

We hope you will join us in supporting Asian businesses at our Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street! Wed. March 31 | 11:30am-12:30pm Pick Up at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot 2080 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 For $30, enjoy an Asian-inspired lunch while supporting local Asian business owners On Havana Street! 1) Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi – One Bento
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March 15th, 2021

Ways to Participate in Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street during March 2021

The Mathes Agency: All State Insurance $20 Dae Gee Gift Card Giveaway on social media Giveaway Closed – Winners were Luna M. & Alisa L. — Enter to win The Mathes Agency: All State Insurance $20 Dae Gee Gift Card Giveaway on social media. Two random lucky winners will be selected to win. We love
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March 13th, 2021

GEICO On Havana Street is HIRING a SALES AGENT

Join the GEICO Aurora, CO Local Office sales team and start building your tomorrow! GEICO has an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking a long-term and rewarding career in insurance! We’re looking for hardworking and dedicated Property & Casualty/Personal Lines Insurance Sales Agents to work our real time, internet generated leads in our GEICO Local Office!
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March 12th, 2021

Free Legal Clinic – African Leadership Group

Monday, March 15, 2021  4-6pm  FREE ALG advocates on behalf of African immigrants who have become entangled in the United States’ criminal justice system, and who struggle to access fair treatment and adequate representation. We support racial justice and immigration reform by helping to raise funds for quality legal representation and helping community members connect with appropriate
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March 9th, 2021

Community based partnerships address racial inequity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Asian Avenue Magazine   The United States reached a once-unfathomable milestone on Feb. 22, 2021, surpassing 500,000 confirmed coronavirus-re- lated deaths—more than any other country and higher than even the worst case scenario predictions. US life expectancy saw its biggest drop since World War II, with widening racial disparities. The COVID-19 crisis is hurting all
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March 6th, 2021

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March 2nd, 2021

City of Aurora Launches Havana Street Survey on Mobility Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 2, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] City launches Havana Street survey on mobility recommendations AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is encouraging anyone who uses Havana Street to take a survey on recommended strategies and improvements to address mobility needs for pedestrian, bike, transit and automobile
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March 1st, 2021

1st Covid-19 Community Equity Clinic On Havana Street with Community Partnerships & Non-Profits

Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Stampede at 2430 S. Havana Street (Intersection of Havana St and Parker Rd) First Dose Clinic – 2/27/2021 – 65 and over and other state qualifications Second Dose Clinic –  3/27/2021 – 50 and over and other state qualifications  (See State of Colorado
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March 1st, 2021

WeeWords March 2021 Newsletter

Gear Donation Collection Thanks to you, WeeCycle hasn’t missed a beat. Since the beginning of 2021, an estimated 6,395 children have been served (an average of 795 per week)! Your gear donations have allowed us to continue to support nearly 100 nonprofits and community organizations in Colorado. Since the beginning of the year, they have received over 36,008 baby gear items!!
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February 26th, 2021

Chick Fil-a Breakfast On-The-Go at Bella Vita

Thursday, March 4, 2021  8am-11am  FREE Breakfast On-The-Go at Bella Vita Bella Vita Invites On Havana Street businesses and professionals to their Breakfast On-The-GO Event NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH. 8 AM – 11 AM **as supplies last BELLA VITA SENIOR LIVING:  1470 S HAVANA ST, AURORA, CO 80012  (Near the Gardens On Havana Target & Behind Havana Tower
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February 12th, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Going On?

Blog Post By Children’s Hospital of Colorado This page was updated Jan. 12, 2021. Due to the nature of the pandemic, recommendations can change quickly. Please follow all health and safety guidelines set by your local public health authorities. Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for ongoing
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February 4th, 2021

Dine Out to Help Out GRANT – Apply Today!

Post Share from the Colorado Restaurant Association HOME DINE OUT SPEAK OUT RESTAURATEUR CENTER OZO GRANT Ozo Grant The Colorado Restaurant Association, Colorado Restaurant Foundation and Planterra Foods are pleased to announce the launch of the OZO Good Relief Worker Fund, a Dine Out to Help Out campaign to help Black-owned businesses and their employees
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February 1st, 2021

Schomp Automotive Adds Ford to the Family

 by Schomp Automotive Group Schomp Automotive Blog Post Here There’s a new name and a new look for Mike Naughton Ford, which becomes Schomp Ford, part of the Schomp Automotive Group, on February 1, 2021. “Schomp Automotive is excited to be expanding our footprint on Havana,” said Dealer Principal and CEO Aaron Wallace. “Our experience in Aurora
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February 1st, 2021

City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study

Subject: City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study ** Meeting will be available in English with interpretation option in Spanish and Korean on Zoom. Visit AuroraGov.org/Havana to pre-register for meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 1, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   City hosting second meeting Feb.
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January 28th, 2021

On Havana Street Businesses Featured in the 2021 Aurora Guide

The Havana BID partnered with Visit Aurora and highlighted some of our businesses in the corridor in their 2021 Aurora Guide. This guide is used to advertise events to visitors and locals. This guide is the definitive resource and most requested item for the 77.7 million visitors arriving annually to the state and has a year-long distribution
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January 28th, 2021

Free COVID Legal Help

The Colorado Restaurant Association has many resources and benefits. Please visit their website at https://www.corestaurant.org/resources/coronavirus-resources to learn more. Denver-based law firm, Messner Reeves, is offering each Colorado restaurant up to four (4) hours of probono legal services to address issues arising from the pandemic. This offer is available to all Colorado-based and Colorado-located restaurants, and the only requirement is that
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January 28th, 2021

Arapahoe County Business Resources

Visit Arapahoe County’s Covid-19 Resource Page Here Many non-critical business can be open under state and local guidelines: Compliance Guidance for Businesses from the State Compliance Guidance and Support for Businesses from Tri-County Health Dept. Compliance Guidance for Restaurants and Food Services from the State Small Business Relief Fund Grant Arapahoe County is administering a Small Business Relief
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January 28th, 2021

City of Aurora Business Resources

Please see the City of Aurora’s Resource website for businesses here. City of Aurora version1 / Residents / Public Safety / Office of Emergency Management / COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources / Business Resources Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Allowing Businesses to Require Face Coverings for Patrons Tri-County Safer at Home Business Support 720.713.6030 or [email protected] City of Aurora Business Questions on Safer at Home [email protected] or 303.739.7057 (the
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January 28th, 2021

Keeping you and your neighborhood safe: tips from Aurora Police

Read the article by the City of Aurora Newsletter here While being a victim of crime is still a rare occurrence in Aurora, one of the most frequent questions posed to the Aurora Police Department is what can people do to help minimize the risk. Here are a few safety tips from our police department
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January 27th, 2021

Experience 6 Date Nights On Havana Street

    On Havana Street Date #1: Shop at Colpar’s HobbyTown, experience an  authentic Korean meal and enjoy a local On Havana Street favorite restaurant at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot. On Havana Street Date #2: Shop for vinyl, vintage fashion and furniture at over 60+ vendors at the Heirloom’s Antiques two-leveled antique mall.
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January 14th, 2021

Town Hall on PPP with Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA

The African Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on 1/14/2021 at 4pm about PPP loans.   Please share or attend if you have any questions.    See the AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF COLORADO’S invite below: Please join Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA for a Small Business Town hall today
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January 14th, 2021

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines?

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Check out town hall and online resources The announcement and rollout of vaccines for COVID-19 have provided hope for the eventual end to the pandemic and the return to greater flexibility for businesses and in-person gatherings, but the effectiveness of the vaccines are dependent upon their widespread use in the population.
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January 13th, 2021

Art 2C On Havana 2020-2022

Art Exhibits to Explore in Aurora, CO Art 2C On Havana Through the partnership of On Havana Street and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program we are pleased to present the 10th exhibit of Art 2C On Havana. The full self-guided tour brochure is available for download or to view below. The
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January 12th, 2021

Asian Avenue Lunar New Year Box

Get an Asian Avenue Lunar New Year box for $45 that includes $50 in gift certificates to local Asian businesses plus all the essentials to celebrate lunar new year at home with loved ones!   Decorate your home with Chinese couplets and decorative fireworks. Put the Year of the Ox charm on your keychain, in
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