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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


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


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

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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 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


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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September 26th, 2019

Dotsero Rocked the Stampede

Photos from the Dotsero Stampede Concert on September 24, 2019     Great outdoor patio with incredible sunset views   Complimentary Argentinian appetizers Volunteers from the Aurora Census 2020

September 25th, 2019

Aurora’s Art in Public Places and On Havana Street Are Gearing Up for Art2C on Havana

Aurora Now  featured our Art2C public art program 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
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September 20th, 2019

Havana Hosts the Annual Grocery Cart Races to Support the Comitis Crisis Center

Watch here:  Havana Hosts the Annual Grocery Cart Races to Support the Comitis Crisis Center Thank you so much to Matt Howshar  for capturing the fun at the Grocery Cart Race On Havana Street. Thank you for your interest in an Aurora Now story that had appeared on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television
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September 12th, 2019

Grocery Cart Race 2019 on Colorado and Company

Havana Business Improvement District – Grocery Cart Race 2019 – September 12, 2019 Watch Kris Staff with Safeway and Jeremy Stern with Comitis Crisis Center on Colorado and Company on 9/12/2019 here   The 9th Annual Grocery Cart Race rolls down the aisles of Safeway on South Havana on September 17th. Proceeds go to the
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September 11th, 2019

Market to Visitors Coming to Colorado – Become a featured partner on the Visitor’s Savings Pass

Become a featured partner on the Visitor’s Savings Pass Visit Aurora is in the process of launching a Visit Aurora Savings Pass that will be provided to convention and tournament attendees staying in Aurora or at one of our Denver partner hotels.  The Savings Passes will be distributed to Gaylord groups, but there are several other groups throughout the year
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September 10th, 2019

1st Denver Monday Night Football Game at Gibby’s

We kicked off the football season at Gibby’s On Havana Street on September 9, 2019. Gibby’s Big Backyard hosted our annual Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street Broncos’ football party on Monday, September 9th at 7:30pm – 11pm. The game started at 8:25pm MT and we had over 100 guests wear their blue
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September 5th, 2019

Traffic, Road Construction & Water Project Updates

Water Construction Projects We have 3 ongoing Aurora Water Projects On Havana Street. 1) 2018-2019 Water System Improvements Project: Havana Street between East 1st and East 6th, as well as along East 1st and East 3rd from Havana to Dayton. This project will improve water pressures to the Argenta site. (Note that the rough road
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September 5th, 2019

Schomp Subaru Donates $56,000 donation from Subaru Share the Love

Support the High Line Canal and Rally for the Canal-ly A free family-friendly celebration on the High Line Canal to launch upcoming enhancements and protections for the 71-mile High Line Canal For Immediate Release Contact: Connie Brown, 720-530-5446/[email protected] Suzanna Jones, 720-767-2452/[email protected] Join the Rally for the Canal-ly on September 14 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.
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September 5th, 2019

Katsu Ramen Makes the List of “amazing stuff about Aurora”

Thank you to Dave Perry at the Aurora Sentinel for highlighting one of On Havana Street’s hidden gems – Katsu Ramen. Perry shares a list of “amazing stuff about Aurora.” See article here and read more below. PERRY: A bevy of no-big-deal places in Aurora are the biggest deals in the metro area By DAVE
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September 4th, 2019

Winter Soccer Activities at Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club 

Winter Soccer Activities Keep your soccer player active and engaged throughout the winter off season with the following at-home winter soccer activities! These activities are designed for players of all ages to practice proper footwork and passing techniques. That way, your player will be prepared when practice starts up again in the spring! Learn More
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September 4th, 2019

Milkroll Creamery HIRING & Coming Soon

Milkroll Rolled Ice Cream – Coming Soon Fall 2019! Construction in Progress! HELP THEM FIND AMAZING CREW MEMBERS!!!! MILKROLL CREAMERY IN AURORA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Please share if you know someone that is suitable for the job! SEND RESUMES TO [email protected] Hiring – Inquire Here 2712 S Havana Street Unit A Aurora, CO 80014 Menu Learn
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August 31st, 2019

Bubble tea is exploding across Colorado

Asian Avenue featured On Havana Street’s Snowl and Happy Tea bubble tea shops in their August 2019 article, “Bubble tea is exploding across Colorado.” Read the article here By: Asian Avenue Magazine Staff Asian tea cafes and dessert shops are offering bubble teas as part of their menus. This explosion of bubble teas is visible
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August 29th, 2019


Thank you to Visit Aurora for featuring our Last Days of Summer Dotsero Concert at the Stampede on their blog. Read the Visit Aurora Lifestyle blog here UPCOMING EVENTS Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. Stanley Arts Festival When: Sept. 7-8 Where: Stanley Marketplace
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August 23rd, 2019

Watch Aurora TV’s On Havana & Dotsero Announce a Free Concert at the Stampede 

Watch Aurora TV’s On Havana & Dotsero Announce a Free Concert at the Stampede at 23:12. This Aurora Now story appeared on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV.  We have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community
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August 9th, 2019

Census 2020: Be heard. Be seen. Be counted.

The U.S. census, a count of every resident in this country, takes place every 10 years and helps shape many different aspects of your community, like hospitals, schools, highways and roads, emergency preparedness and much more. The census results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities.
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August 8th, 2019


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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August 7th, 2019

APD PAR Officers & BID Businesses Host the 35th Anniversary of National Night Out

Residents of Aurora were invited to celebrate National Night Out with the Aurora Police Department and the rest of the country on Tuesday, August the 7th. Our On Havana Street Aurora Police Department PAR, Police Area Representatives, Officers in District 1 & the BID businesses hosted the community gathering to celebrate National Night Out at
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August 1st, 2019

Update on Village on the Park Redevelopment On Havana

Watch Aurora TV’s Update on Village on the Park Redevelopment On Havana at 5:23. This Aurora Now story appeared on Wednesday, July 31 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV.  We have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community
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August 1st, 2019

NEW Business On Havana Street – Milan Laser Hair Removal

In late July, On Havana Street welcomed a new business to the Gardens on Havana – Milan Laser Hair Removal. They are located near Maurice’s and Dicks Sporting Goods at 1250 South Ironton St. Aurora, CO 80012. Please visit and welcome this business to On Havana Street!   Contact:  720-909-8538 Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 10
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