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June 28th, 2024

2024 Havana Street Pride Festival at Stampede in Aurora, CO

On June 2nd, we celebrated the very first Havana Street Pride Festival presented by MissFitts Entertainment and Bonfire Event Co. at Stampede . On Havana Street was proud to sponsor the venue in support of the Stampede as a stakeholder It was an incredible celebration of everything our special district holds dear: love, acceptance, diversity, and community! 🥰 We kicked the
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June 28th, 2024

Havana Street Night Markets in Aurora, CO at Leezakaya On Havana Street

We are so excited for the first of this year’s Havana Street Global and Night Market series tomorrow! We are back and officially leveling up to become the Havana Street Night Market presented in collaboration with @bonfireeventco and @leezakaya.co 🎉 We heard your feedback loud and clear from last year’s wonderful market season and are coming back with even
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June 17th, 2024

Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse Aurora is OFFICIALLY OPEN On Havana Street! 🥳

Last week we celebrated their Grand Opening with an exciting day filled with live food demos, exclusive giveaways for the first 100 customers, special savings, local food trucks, and delicious product samples. The Grand Opening also kicked off a month-long food drive supporting @foodbankrockies where S@shamrockfsw donated $5,000 to jumpstart the drive! We were joined by Shamrock
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February 7th, 2024

2024 Media and Press for On Havana Street

January 1, 2024, Denver Life Magazine, One City. A World of Flavors. Get ready to embark on a dining adventure in one of Colorado’s most diverse cities. BY SPONSORED CONTENT January 10, 2024, Denver Post, J.W. Lee may be the most influential Colorado restaurateur you haven’t heard of January 29, 2024, Denver7, 2024 Lunar New
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February 6th, 2024

Calling all artists! Art in Public Places – Aurora, Colorado and Havana Business Improvement District are partnering to bring the 12th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street Exhibit

Calling all artists! Art in Public Places – Aurora, Colorado and Havana Business Improvement District are partnering to bring the 12th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street Exhibit. @auroraaipp @auroragov @onhavanastreet • This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings twelve temporary sculptures to Aurora’s Business District, where they remain for two years. Art 2C On Havana Street provides
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February 4th, 2024

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration On Havana Street – Denver7 Coverage – Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration Denver7 Coverage Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024   5PM News https://youtu.be/U0Pt8HYgZ1g   10PM News https://youtu.be/qiN0YVGjh5o   Thank you so much to Kristin Stork, Director of Strategic Partnerships! DENVER7.COM  

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February 2nd, 2024

2024 Lunar New Year On Havana Street – What to Expect

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January 25th, 2024

2024 Congressman Jason Crow Visits On Havana Street Photos

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January 3rd, 2024

2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, city of Aurora

Capturing The Dream – 38th Annual MLK Commemoration 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Join the city of Aurora and community partners to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The city’s 38th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in January 2024 is themed “Capturing the Dream.” Download event flyer (8.5×11)
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December 4th, 2023

2023 Visit Aurora’s The Gateway to the Rockies Podcast featuring JW LEE with Seoul Hospitality Group

JW LEE, SEOUL HOSPITALITY GROUP Born and raised in Korea, the dreams of Chef JW Lee led him to America 25 years ago. Today, he’s CEO and founder of Seoul Hospitality Group, the engine behind dozens of restaurants in Aurora and the metro area, shaping our dynamic culinary culture.

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November 3rd, 2023

2023 Bark A Boo at Schomp Subaru On Havana Street – Pet Costume Contest

Dog lovers rejoiced! Bark-A-Boo at Schomp Subaru benefiting Paws on the Ground Colorado, returned to the special district and Havana Motor Mile on Sunday, October 29 from 11am to 2pm. Attendees were encouraged to bring their pups dressed to impress. There was a costume contest at 1 pm, with the registration from 11am to 12:30pm.
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November 1st, 2023

Congratulations, Chance Horiuchi – On Havana Street!

Congratulations to the Havana Business Improvement District’s very own Chance Horiuchi, our Executive Director, and one of the hardest working people behind our special business district. Chance was awarded the Chuck Hahn Small Business Advocate of the Year at the 2023 Business Recognition Awards for working tirelessly to support and uplift the 2,100 businesses within
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November 1st, 2023

2023 Halloween On Havana Street – Costume Contest Winners

Thank you for Celebrating 2023 Halloween On Havana Street! Saturday, October 26, 2024  11-1pm   Halloween Costume Contests at Rocket Fizz Trick or Treat at The Gardens On Havana Street Pet Parade at Petco Gift Card Prizes for Costume Contest Winners 10650 E Garden Dr Suite 102, Aurora, CO 80012 Gift card prizes and Rocket Fizz candy for
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October 30th, 2023

Rocket Fizz Aurora On Havana Street

Need last minute treats for Halloween? 🎃 Head to @rocket_fizz_aurora at Gardens on Havana! Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop has the largest selection of candy and soda you can find in one store. They carry hundreds of unique and fun candies, bottled soda pops, gag gifts & toys and so much more! 🍬🍭
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October 29th, 2023

Happy National Cat Day On Havana Street!

Happy National Cat Day On Havana Street! 🐈 Make sure you stop into @petco at The Gardens on Havana for everything your four-legged friend needs today and everyday! From cat food and cat litter to furniture, beds and toys, they have it all. Petco On Havana Street also has Veterinary services for your pet’s vaccines
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October 27th, 2023

Addis Ababa Restaurant On Havana Street Feature & Video

  Addis Ababa Restaurant is a wonderful, authentic Ethiopian On Havana Street! They have a wonderful selection of flavorful Ethiopian dishes on the menu both for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Try their Lamb, Beef, or Doro (chicken) Tibs or their Red or Green Lentils or Collared Greens all cooked with flavorful sauces and herbs.
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October 25th, 2023

Join us for the 2023 Trick or Treat On Havana Street

Don’t forget to join On Havana Street for the 2023 Trick or Treat at the Gardens on Havana & Halloween Costume Contest at Rocket Fizz Aurora 👻 On Havana Street will be sponsoring and supporting Rocket Fizz Aurora’s Halloween Costume Contest and the Trick or Treat at the Gardens this Saturday, October 28, 2023 from
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September 14th, 2023

2023 Aurora TV Features of On Havana Street

The latest “Aurora Eats” guide features 330 authentic restaurants and some exciting new additions Travel the world at the Havana Street Night & Global Markets PSA #2: Eat on Havana Street The latest “Aurora Eats” guide features 330 authentic restaurants and some exciting new additions Monkey Paw Toys on Havana St M Mart on Havana
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June 16th, 2023

ACE HARDWARE INSTAGRAM ONLY GIVEAWAY – ENDS JUNE 29, 2024🎉

Happy Father’s Day, friends! What better way to celebrate this special day than with a great giveaway 🥳 As we celebrate all things, Dad, we want to celebrate a Dad favorite store: @acehardware ! On June 29th, Ace Hardware On Havana Street will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Ace Hardware with a BLOCK PARTY and
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June 1st, 2023

Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program with Pickens Tech 2023

On May 31, 2023, the Havana Business Improvement District awarded six graduates at Pickens Technical Center’s Automotive Technician Program. These 6 graduates were hired to work in shops in the Havana Motor Mile. Pickens 2022-2023 Trae Duggan – Red tool box – Schomp Ford Axel Castaneda- Yellow tool box – Infiniti of Denver Eduardo Soto
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May 4th, 2023

On Havana Street Interview & Feature on 9NEWS Denver Morning Show with News Anchor Jordan Chavez

The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street did a live feature with 9NEWS Denver on May 4, 2023 to share a little about our special district along South Havana Street, promote the $575 EAT On Havana Street giveaway and the upcoming global summers markets with Bonfire Event Co. Thank you so much to
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September 17th, 2022

Sales tax collection from the Havana BID in 2022 Q1 were up a very impressive 17.9% compared to the same time period in 2021

City of Aurora Sales Tax Revenue History: We have seen percentage increases in all three city sales tax categories since we started tracking the sales tax in 2010, except for the 2020 year due to the Covid-19 pandemic’s challenges. Since 2015, the District continued to contribute over $20 Million in Sales Tax for the City
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September 13th, 2022

2022 Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program Awardees

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June 29th, 2022

THINGS TO DO IN JULY IN AURORA, CO

Check out Visit Aurora’s Blog of Things to do in July here SUMMER CELEBRATIONS ARE HERE IN AURORA, CO! Enjoy ice cream, live music, fireworks, and family-friendly festivals all in Aurora, CO! UPCOMING EVENTS Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. KIDX CLUB® STORY TIME
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June 29th, 2022

THE GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES PODCAST FEATURES ON HAVANA STREET’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHANCE HORIUCHI

VISIT AURORA STARTED THIS PODCAST TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THE RICH DIVERSITY, CULTURE & HISTORY OF AURORA, COLORADO. Updated with original episodes every month, the Visit Aurora “Gateway To The Rockies Podcast” serves to amplify the voices of the influential people shaping the future of Aurora, Colorado, with a focus on business owners, community
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March 17th, 2022

Elite Experience: National Mom & Pop Month On Havana Street

Check out the feedback from the Yelp Colorado event with On Havana Street on March 16, 2022 at Heirlooms Antique Mall here. https://www.yelp.com/biz/elite-experience-national-mom-and-pop-month-on-havana-street-aurora Yelp Events See Yelp Elite Photos Location & Hours 1947 S Havana St Aurora, CO 80014 Get directions Mon Closed Tue Closed Wed 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM Thu Closed Closed now
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February 25th, 2022

After years of bumpy economic times, strip malls across the Aurora metro region are finding new life, even reborn

Aurora Sentinel  Read Full Article Here By MAX LEVY, Sentinel Staff Writer Mike Fruitman poses for a portrait in his card shop, Mike’s Stadium Sports Cards, Feb. 23, which is located in the East Bank Shopping Center. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado Mike Fruitman has been slinging sports memorabilia out of his current spot in
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February 25th, 2022

On Havana Street Businesses Engage with Local Government & Community Partners

Networking #OnHavanaStreet is back! On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10am-11:30am at the newest addition to the District, Tous Les Jours at 2892 S Havana Street the Havana BID hosted a networking event for BID stakeholders. Thank you so much to so many On Havana Street supporters that came out to support today’s business engagement event with
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February 9th, 2022

$20,000 Check to Pickens Tech Delivered to Support the Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program

In early February 2022, Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director, for On Havana Street, delivered the $20,000 check to Rolf Werner and Ed Martin at Pickens Technical College to order tools and chests for the upcoming year’s Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Workforce Program. Learn More about Pickens Technical College’s Automotive Technology Program Here The Automotive Technology
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November 30th, 2021

Around the World…in Aurora.

Read the Full Article by 5280 Here Experience global cultures, languages, and food—no plane ticket required—in Colorado’s third-largest city. BY CITY OF AURORA + VISIT AURORA Travel has been limited over the past year-and-a-half, but that doesn’t mean we have to deprive ourselves of the globe-trotting lifestyle. Drive a few miles east of Denver and you’ll
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November 30th, 2021

2021 Holiday Giveaway On Havana Street

GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 12.3.2021 LIANNA IS THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY.  How to Enter  Go to Instagram to Enter To Win Here  Like the original post F O L L O W @onhavanastreet  to qualify TAG A FRIEND that LOVES #OnHavanaStreet (Giveaway valued at $160 in gift cards) There is no purchase necessary to win. One lucky
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November 1st, 2021

2021 Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Thank you all for participating in the 2021 Halloween Costume Contest On Havana Street at Rocket Fizz Aurora. See the winners for each category below. First Place Winners for the Group, Adult, Child & Pet Costume Categories will receive a $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business. Second Place Winners for the Group,
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September 22nd, 2021

Rapid At-Home testing program

Rapid At-Home testing program Information from the State of Colorado’s website here https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-testing-at-home Last updated September 21, 2021. Additional languages:  Spanish | Tiếng Việt |中文| Soomaali | العربية | नेपाली   Over the past year, we have learned how important it is to layer strategies to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. Using multiple prevention strategies is especially important in stopping more contagious
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June 15th, 2021

Join the Havana Street Corridor Study – Final Public Meeting – July 15, 2021

Havana Street Corridor Study Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora, connecting corridor residents to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. So the city is conducting the Havana Street Corridor Study to create a vision and plan for better safety and mobility for pedestrians,
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May 4th, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Equity Clinic On Havana Street

Thank you so much to the volunteers and clinical staff for helping On Havana Street and community partners host the largest Covid-19 Vaccine Equity Clinics. We administered over 1800 dosages on April 3, 2021 and May 1, 2021.  Here are some photos from the May 1, 2021 second dose clinic at The Stampede:

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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 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 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

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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 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 13th, 2021

GEICO On Havana Street is HIRING a Business Development Representative

Are you a mover & shaker? Are you a people person? Are you looking to grow your network and make a positive impact in our local Aurora community? Join the GEICO Aurora, CO Local Office sales team and start building your tomorrow! We’re looking for a hardworking and dedicated Business Development Representative to work and
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March 6th, 2021

Watch the 9NEWS On Havana Street Commercials

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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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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 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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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 12th, 2021

Best of 2020 included many On Havana Street Restaurants

Asian Avenue Magazine featured many of our On Havana Street businesses in their Best of 2020 Awards. Many of our businesses won the Best of categories and honorable mentions. In their December issue, they collected votes from their viewers and determined the best Asian restaurants and businesses this year! They added a few new categories
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January 4th, 2021

Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program Opens Today, Jan. 4

** See attachments for program flyers in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Amharic, along with English. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Jan. 4, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program opens today, Jan. 4   AURORA, Colo. – To provide economic assistance to Aurora restaurants experiencing financial stress or disrupted
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