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March 13th, 2019

2019 Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street – Featured Business: Havana Auto Parts

Havana Auto Parts first opened in Aurora in 1976 and joined the NAPA distribution network 40 years ago.  The Welsh family has owned Havana Auto Parts from the start, and currently Kate Welsh and her son Donovan Welsh run the company.  Donovan serves on the board of directors of the Havana Business Improvement District He
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March 6th, 2019

Best Cakes in Aurora

Visit Aurora’s Food & Drink Blog  Planning a company event? Celebrating something big? Maybe you’re just really in the mood for a slice of heavenly cake. We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the best cake shops in Aurora. We are so fortunate that in our business district we have so many amazing small
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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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February 15th, 2019

Black History Month Spotlight: Shannon Jones with FirstBank

First Bank’s Smart Cents featured one of our board members, Shannon Jones. She has served on the Havana BID since August 1, 2016 and we are so grateful for her leadership and advocacy of the On Havana Street businesses. See Smart Cents article on February 15, 2019 here FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe
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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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December 20th, 2018

The Results Start When You Do! — Get Results at Colorado’s Pro Gym

The Results Start When You Do! — Get Results at Colorado’s Pro Gym 1961 S Havana St Aurora, CO 80014  Get Directions  Phone number (303) 671-9586  Business website:  coprogym.com Events

November 27th, 2018

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Won 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Nile Ethiopian Restaurant won BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo by Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT  Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Some Ethiopian restaurants in Denver are intimate and cozy — great for getting to know a cuisine without distraction. Then there’s the Nile, which is
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November 27th, 2018

Shin Myung Gwan Won 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Shin Myung Gwan won BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo from the Westword See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT  Shin Myung Gwan Barbecue is the focal point at Shin Myung Gwan: Tabletop grills cook up short ribs, bulgogi, pork neck and cow’s tongue. Combo sets let
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November 27th, 2018

Angry Chicken Won 2018 BEST RESTAURANT On Havana Street by the Westword

Our very own Angry Chicken won BEST RESTAURANT on Havana for 2018! Photo By Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here Move over, Colonel: There’s a new KFC in town. Angry Chicken brought Korean fried chicken to Havana Street at the end of 2017, making the spicy, crackly bird more accessible than ever in metro
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November 27th, 2018

DMZ Pub Won 2018 BEST CHICKEN WINGS on Havana by the Westword

Our very own DMZ Pub won BEST CHICKEN WINGS for 2018! See Westword’s 2018 List here Even in Aurora, where Korean restaurants are more common than a Fourteener in Colorado, DMZ is a well-kept secret, offering a menu of drinking food in the “hof” (or beer hall) tradition. After you’ve had a chance to order
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November 27th, 2018

Welcome Metro Urgent Care in our Havana Safeway

We are excited to announce that we have a Metro Urgent Care in our Havana Safeway. p: 720) 274-8700 1677 S Havana St, Aurora, CO, 80012 Website:  https://www.metrourgentcare.com/listing/metro-urgent-care-in-denver-co-havana/ Everyday:   8 am – 8 pm   Metro Urgent Care, Havana Safeway is an urgent care center in Aurora, located at 1677 S Havana St.They are open 7 days a week, including today from 8:00am to 8:00pm seeing
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May 14th, 2018

Happy Tea

  Coffee & Tea, Hong Kong Style Egg Waffles, Juice Bars & Smoothies New Addition to the Havana Exchange Shopping Center near Bicycle Village 2790 S Havana St  Ste U Aurora, CO 80014 (720) 592-0977 Picture: Egg Waffle with Mango, Pocky sticks and Ice Cream Instagram

February 23rd, 2018

Whisper’s On Havana Honored for Small Business Month

  Whispers On Havana 1535 S Havana Unit A Aurora, CO 80012 303-755-2211 March is Small Business Month On Havana Street.   We are highlighting four businesses and sponsoring special drawings at each of the four businesses during March. THE SPECIAL DRAWING:  The new Whisper’s On Havana hopes to be open in early March 2018. To
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February 23rd, 2018

Havana Street Tattoo Honored for Small Business Month

Havana Street Tattoo 2712 S Havana Aurora CO 80014 303-369-5025 Hours: 12 Noon to 9 p.m. daily except closed on Sundays March is Small Business Month On Havana Street.   We are highlighting four businesses and sponsoring special drawings at each of the four businesses during March. THE DRAWING:  Stop by Havana Street Tattoo from March
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February 23rd, 2018

Golf Cart Doctor Honored for Small Business Month

Golf Cart Doctor 1073 S Ironton St Aurora CO 80012 720-350-2600 Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. March is Small Business Month On Havana Street.   We are highlighting four businesses and sponsoring special drawings at each of the four businesses during March. THE SPECIAL DRAWING:  Of
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February 23rd, 2018

Woody’s Wings 2 Honored for Small Business Month

Woody’s Wings 2 313 N Havana Aurora, CO 80010 303-366-6880 Hours: Sun & Mon 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Tuesdays closed; Wed-Thurs 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday & Sat 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. March is Small Business Month On Havana Street.   We are highlighting four businesses and sponsoring special drawings at each of
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January 3rd, 2018

Bank of America Branch Opens on Havana

The new Bank of America Branch opened on December 18, 2017 in the Market Square Shopping Center by King Soopers.  This is the former Blockbuster Video location at 1175 S Havana.

November 5th, 2017

Cort Furniture Rental Remodel

The scaffolding is in place at Cort Furniture Rental, 600 So Havana, and crews are working on the new building facade.  Cort is holding a big remodeling sale during construction!

October 1st, 2017

Aaron’s October 2017 Special

Cold weather is coming and it’s the perfect time to decorate your house with new furniture.  Aaron’s Furniture Rental is offering 50% off the 1st month’s payment on any furniture rentals in October 2017. Aaron’s is located at 1999 S Havana Street, Aurora CO  80014 and their phone number is 303-696-6600.

September 6th, 2017

New Bank of America Branch at Market Square

The former Blockbuster Video space is being transformed into the newest Bank of America Branch in Colorado. Contractors are working to relocate the building entrance, to do parking lot restriping, and to extend the sidewalk.  New landscaping will be going in closer to the building, too.  No opening date has been shared as of yet.

August 31st, 2017

SKI REX is Back!

Labor Day Weekend is your chance to save up to 75% on everything you need for the upcoming ski season at Colorado Ski & Golf’s Ski Rex sale. Links to a coupon ($10 off $50 purchase) and sale details:  http://www.coloradoskiandgolf.com/skirex/ski-rex-early-access/ Get all the details!

August 4th, 2017

All Hobby Swap Meet at Colpar’s Hobbytown USA in Aurora

All Hobby Swap Meet at Colpar’s Hobbytown in Aurora, 1915 S Havana, Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10-2 in the lower level of the store. Tables can be reserved by calling the store at 303-341-0414 and are $10 each. There are only 25 tables available, so reserve yours today. Please reserve a table if you
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August 2nd, 2017

Aurora Restaurants

Aurora Restaurant Guide Unique experiences in dining await you on Havana Street. Make your life more interesting by exploring all of the nooks and crannies of our Aurora restaurant district. You will be rewarded with an amazing palate of exciting tastes and smells in our wonderfully multi-ethnic Aurora restaurants. From white tablecloth gourmet experiences to
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August 1st, 2017

Jazzercise Havana’s Junior Dance Party!

Check out the flyer to the left.  From August 1-4 at 10:45 a.m. Jazzercise Aurora is holding a Dance Party, Arts & Crafts, and special music mixes for students in grades 1 through 6. End your summer on a high note and call 303-353-9684 for further details and to sign up.

July 19th, 2017

Gerry Cosentino, English Tea Cup Owner

Gerry Cosentino and his wife Annette have owned The English Tea Cup at 1930 S Havana for many years.  The Tea Cup was Gerry’s 3rd career.  He served in the US Army climbing to the rank of E9 before retiring after 27 years.  He then joined the US Postal Service and retired from that gig,
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July 18th, 2017

Bentley’s Pet Stuff Now Open

Bentley’s Pet Stuff officially opened for business on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. What a fun store! You can shop with your pet on a leash and select from a wide variety of natural pet foods, treats and products. This is a boutique specialty pet supply store with some really neat stuff for your pets!  Stop
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June 19th, 2017

Sally Beauty Opens at The Gardens On Havana

The new Sally Beauty opened its doors on Monday, June 19, 2017, at The Gardens on Havana on main street in between Menchie’s and Uncle Maddio’s Pizza.   The official address is 10601 E Garden Drive, Unit 103, and their phone number is 303-242-8566.  Their hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12
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May 20th, 2017

The V Spot Now Open

The V Spot Vape Shop has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2842 S Havana.  They sell premium, top quality vape.  Examples of their brands include SMOK Alien Baby, SMOK GK 350, Conspiracy Liquids, Blind Pig, Air Factory, Sour Dream, I Love Taffy, Emoji and Cosmic Fog.  For more details about their products, check
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May 18th, 2017

JS Signs & Printing Opens

JS Signs & Printing has opened in the end unit at Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2712 S Havana, Unit A.  This shop is directly to the east of the Summit Steakhouse along Yale Avenue.  JS Signs & Printing is a full-service sign, printing and marketing HQ.  They can help you out with any project for your
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May 12th, 2017

Mantra Fashions

The sign is up and there are mannequins dressed in beautiful dresses and designer sarees in the window.  No one was home when On Havana Street reps stopped by the shop recently, so we don’t have any more details to share.  Mantra Fashion is located in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2740 S Havana, Unit
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May 11th, 2017

Blend – The DJ Institute Opens

A new DJ school has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center.  Blend – The DJ Institute at 2712 S Havana, Unit C, is committed to discovering and cultivating the next generation of music identity icons–and that could be you!  Classes include topics like getting to know your gear and software, understanding the beat, learning
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May 6th, 2017

New Nanglo Bazaar Opens

Nanglo Bazaar, House of Herbs & Spices, has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center at 2720 S Havana, Unit E.  A nanglo is the flat, round woven tray made of bamboo used for winnowing rice and bean.  In Nanglo Bazaar you will find a wide range of herbs and spices used in Nepalese cuisine: 
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April 30th, 2017

May 2017 Jazzercise On Havana Special Offer

April 4th, 2017

Cadbury Shipment Arrives at The English Teacup for Easter

Two big Cadbury shipments from England recently arrived at The English Teacup just in time for Easter.  Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate eggs, bunnies, button chicks, eggs ‘n’ spoons, milk trays, roses, and much more!!  Cadbury has been supporting chocolate lovers for over 200 years.  The English Teacup is located at 1930 S Havana, #5, in the
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April 2nd, 2017

Bentley’s PETstuff to open in April 2017

The new sign has gone up in the Market Square Shopping Center at Mississippi & Havana in the tenant space just south of King Soopers.  Bentley’s PETstuff will be open for business by the end of April 2017. This is the former tenant space occupied years ago by Lehrer’s Flowers, but the space has been vacant for
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March 16th, 2017

March 25 Grand Opening of T-Square Exxon

The owners of the new Exxon Gas and Convenience Store at 897 S Havana gathered for a traditional Hindu blessing ceremony just before the soft opening of the store on February 16.  The owners are a group of software engineers who formed a corporation called T-Squared.  They opened their first gas station and convenience store
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March 1st, 2017

StevO’s Pizza & Ribs

March is Mom & Pop Business month, featuring some of our very special family-owned businesses.  Steve Wieand and his family own and operate StevO’s Pizza & Ribs, which has turned into a very successful business thanks to some very creative marketing ideas. StevO’s Pizza & Ribs 800 S Havana ST Aurora CO  80012 303-366-1080 www.Stevospizza.com Open
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March 1st, 2017

Precision Auto Body

In this blog, we highlight a 3rd Generation Mom & Pop Business on Havana Street–Precision Auto Body. Precision Auto Body   92 S Havana Street Aurora CO 80012 Phone 303-366-4134 Ownership:  Jason Gilchrist who took over operation of the Gilchrist family business in 2010 from father, Scott, when Scott retired.  Mom, Janet Gilchrist, continues to manage the
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March 1st, 2017

All Seasons Rentall

March is Mom & Pop Business Month.  This blog features All Seasons Rentall.  Be sure to stop by All Seasons to enter the drawing during March for a chance to win the $500 Visa Debit Card.  The drawing will take place on March 29, 2017, no purchase necessary, and the winner will be notified by phone. All
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March 1st, 2017

Katsu Ramen

Katsu Ramen 1930 S. Havana St. Aurora, 80014 Ownership:  Chang Lee and his wife Yumi Ogai and their business partner Masumi Higo 303-751-2222 Hours:  11 am. to 9:30 p.m. or until the food is gone ramendenver.com Katsu Ramen is a little difficult to find as it is in the strip mall behind the 7-Eleven on
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March 1st, 2017

Sam’s No. 3

Happy Mom & Pop Business Month!  In this blog, we celebrate a wonderful Mom and Pop business–Sam’s No. 3: Sam’s No. 3 2580 S Havana (Havana & Parker Road) Aurora, CO 80014 303-751-0347 Owners:  The Armatas Family Hours: Mon-Thurs 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat & Sun 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sam’s
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March 1st, 2017

Ink It Over

Our featured Mom & Pop Business in this blog is Ink It Over.  Be sure to stop by Ink It Over during March to enter the drawing for a chance to win the $500 Visa Debit Card.  No purchase is necessary and the drawing will take place on March 29, 2017 with the winner notified by phone. INK
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March 1st, 2017

A+ Mail Room

It’s Mom & Pop Business month and we are focusing on some successful family owned businesses.  A+ Mail Room is owned by Steve Wilkinson who celebrating his 10th year of being in business On Havana Street this April, opening shortly before our 10th Annual Cruzin’ Havana Car Show in June of 2007.  Steve comes from a family of
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March 1st, 2017

Solomon’s Grocery & European Deli

We are highlighting Solomon’s Grocery & European Deli for Mom & Pop Business Month.  March 8, 2017 is International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day was first celebrated in Eastern Europe and Russia in the 1920’s.  It was not until 1978 at the University of Chicago that it was celebrated as a holiday in the USA.  International
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March 1st, 2017

Sky Music Station

March is Mom & Pop Business Month On Havana Street.  We will be highlighting some of our hard-working small business owners in blogs throughout the month.  Stop by Sky Music and enter the drawing for a chance to win a $500 Visa debit card.  (No purchase necessary and the drawing will take place on March
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March 1st, 2017

Jazzercise Aurora on Havana

It’s Mom & Pop Business Month on Havana Street and we are featuring several of our hard-working business owners in blogs and posts.  Our featured business today is Jazzercise Aurora on Havana. Jazzercise Aurora 2740 S Havana ST Unit J Aurora CO 80014 303-353-9684 Owner:  Debi Parcheta http://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercise-aurora Owner Debi Parcheta has been doing Jazzercise
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