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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 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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September 27th, 2019

National Coffee Day in Aurora Features Muse Norebang Cafe

Aurora Now  featured Muse Norebang Cafe 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 various
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September 20th, 2019


Visit Aurora’s Blog HOME TO HUNDREDS OF RESTAURANTS, AURORA IS THE PLACE FOR NEW EATS. EXPLORE SIX TALKED ABOUT RESTAURANTS THAT OPENED THEIR DOORS TO LOCALS AND VISITORS EARLIER THIS SEASON. Shin Miao Dao – Ten Second Noodles 2000 S Havana Street | get directions Popular in China, Shin Miao Dao only has a few locations
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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 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 9th, 2019

Famous Noodle Chain in China Opens On Havana Street

Asian Avenue Magazine featured Shi Miao Dao in their August 2019 edition. Shi Miaodao – Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles “Within ten seconds, you’ll get a good taste of Yunnan” By Lijin Zhao 2000 S Havana St. Aurora, CO 80014 Tel: 720.583.2839 | Website: Open Hours Monday – Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:30pm | Closed
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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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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 20th, 2019

Keeping kids fed

Giving Back At Good Times they pride themselves on giving back. They commit money, energy and resources to specific charities that they find are doing positive things in our community. NO KID HUNGRY IN COLORADO In Denver, childhood hunger hits a little too close to home. Nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans struggle with hunger, and
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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

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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August 1st, 2019

Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro

By Allyson Reedy, Special to The Denver Post Aug 1, 2019, 10:00 am  Read full article here Not everyone lives in RiNo. Or LoHi or LoDo or whatever other neighborhood hybrid moniker is fashionable right this second. Yet those seem to be the primary places getting a Certain Kind of Restaurant. This Certain Kind of Restaurant (or CKR,
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July 31st, 2019

First Bank picks up the tab for breakfast for the Summer of Savings event

The last Summer of Savings event with First Bank was on July 27, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Delectable Egg Food Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guests enjoyed the yummy food truck with an assortment of breakfast items, corn hole and free giveaways. FirstBank hosted “Summer of Savings,”
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July 31st, 2019

Target On Havana Street Remodel in Progress + New Starbucks Coming Soon

Target at the Gardens on Havana has begun their remodel on 7/29/2019 and plan to complete the low-scope face-lift to their busy location by early to mid October 2019. This remodel will be done just in time for Halloween and the holiday season. During the remodel the manager Craig shared that business should be as
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July 21st, 2019

29th Annual Schomp Automotive Children’s Hospital Colorado Sale

  Schomp Automotive’s Children’s Hospital Colorado Sale is Big with Fun Family Activities at All Six Stores. Join Schomp Automotive during Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24 for events at the various Schomp dealerships. Many of the fun events are hosted on the Havana Motor Mile – On Havana Street at Schomp Mazda, Hyundai
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July 16th, 2019

Larry H. Miller Colorado Jeep Now Open

Jeep Dealership Construction | New Building New dealership! Our Denver Jeep dealership got a new building and a new look! We can’t wait to show you our new Aurora Jeep dealership – complete with a new Jeep service department and accessories store! Jeep stand-alone dealership will be the first in the Denver Metro area, one of
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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 13th, 2019

Aurora just got a new fresh Italian restaurant

By Marta Lane, Special to The Denver Post Jul 13, 2018, 2:22 pm Read article here Freshly made pasta, warm-from-the-oven bread and house-made cheese? Yes, please. The newly opened Bettola Bistro now offers those flavors and more in Aurora, a town with a thriving food scene, according to owner and executive chef Samir Mohammad. “I’ve always loved the
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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 5th, 2019


KRISTINA VASQUEZ JULY 2, 2019 FOOD + BOOZE in the 303 Magazine Aurora is loaded with a surplus of restaurants that serve delicious Korean barbecue dishes and traditional hot pot style meals. However, Korean desserts are often overlooked. That’s where Snowl Café comes to the rescue.  Serving unique snow bowls and taiyaki ice cream in Aurora
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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 25th, 2019

Chick Fil A Raised $3129.69 for Special Olympics Colorado in June 2019

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to support the Special Olympics Colorado at the Chick Fil A at the Gardens on Havana on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The On Havana Street Chick Fil A restaurant alone raised $3129.69! We hope everyone had a great time hanging out with our
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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 20th, 2019

Asian Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot

Thank you to the Asian Chamber of Commerce for hosting their June Business After Hours On Havana Street. There were about 40 business professionals enjoying the newly remodeled Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot’s grilled meat and banchan (side dishes). We enjoyed authentic Korean cuisine, networking and meeting new friends!    

June 18th, 2019

My Favorite Muffin is NOW OPEN!

Delicious cake-like muffins, big freshly baked bagels, and gourmet Brewster’s coffees make us hard to resist! Check our newest addition to On Havana Street – 1627 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012 This Aurora location opened early June and plans to host their GRAND OPENING JULY 26 & 27 with lots of deals and specials.
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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 28th, 2019

4 Top Options For Cheap Southeast Asian Food In Aurora

Our Pho 99 On Havana Street was featured on May 27, 2019 at 5:00 am by CBS 4 Denver. (HOODLINE) – Looking to satisfy your appetite for Southeast Asian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Southeast Asian restaurants around Aurora, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a
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May 23rd, 2019

The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency Ribbon Cutting

The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency welcomes you to attend their upcoming Ribbon Cutting on Monday, June 24th 5-7 pm. There will be food, drinks, and a raffle.

May 21st, 2019

Meet Samir Mohammad of Bettola Bistro

Our wonderful Chef Samir was featured in the VoyageDenver on May 13, 2019. Check out the article here: Today we’d like to introduce you to Samir Mohammad. He and his team share his story with us below. Please kick things off for us with some background on Samir’s story. Samir got started in a greasy
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May 15th, 2019

The Best Italian Restaurants in Metro Denver

WESTWORD STAFF | MAY 15, 2019 | 6:54AM Our wonderful Bettola Bistro made the list of “Best Italian Restaurants in Metro Denver.” Read the entire article here Bettola Bistro 10253 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora 303-750-1580   At Bettola, Chef Samir Mohammad and his partner, Rachel Firestone, accomplish in a tiny space in an Aurora strip mall what bigger, more lavishly appointed eateries
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April 23rd, 2019

Aurora Gets Its First Yunnanese Rice Noodle Specialist

Thank you to the Westword for sharing about our newest addition to On Havana Street’s good eats. Check out Mark Antonation’s article on Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles – Shi Miaodao in Aurora, Colorado.  Lucky China was one of our favorites for handmade noodles and slow-cooked soups, but after six years on South Havana Street, chef
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April 9th, 2019

Aurora Colorado’s First CBD Grab & Go Juice and Eats Restaurant

DIY Health featured our Coco Loco On Havana Street and Coco Loco won GOLD for the Best of Colorado Awards.  See DIY Health article below:   Coco Loco Located at: 2353 S Havana St Unit D14 Aurora, CO 80014 Phone in your order or online Telephone –  (303) 284-2959   Coco Loco is a Fresh
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April 4th, 2019

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community until May 31 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful businesses that are leaders in the
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April 1st, 2019

Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles – Coming Soon!

Another new addition to On Havana Street is Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles. This restaurant is one of the hundreds on the Havana Business Improvement District corridor. The Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles is located in the former award winning Lucky China Restaurant located next to M Mart and in the Seoul Korean BBQ &
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March 23rd, 2019

Grab your cowboy boots! Discover a country-themed live music venue On Havana Street!

Grab your cowboy boots! Discover a country-themed live music venue complete with dancing lessons and western themed decor. Perfect for a truly unique event space, your attendees will enjoy the country-western side of Colorado. Visit Aurora hosted their incredible Q1 Hospitality Networking event at the Stampede on March 21, 2019. This wonderful gathering showcased the
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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: 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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