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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 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 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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December 22nd, 2020

Nonprofit and East African Restaurants Team Up to Help Immigrants

The independent voice of Denver since 1977 Nonprofit and East African Restaurants Team Up to Help Immigrants | CORONAVIRUS | MARK ANTONATION| DECEMBER 22, 2020 | 5:56AM EXPAND Ifka Cafe serves Somali breakfast, pastries and other bites. Mark Antonation Getting food to the people who need it most during the pandemic has been a primary concern for many nonprofit organizations
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December 22nd, 2020

Aurora Restaurant Relief – APPLY JAN 4, 2021 – UP TO A $10,000 GRANT

Dear On Havana Street & AURORA RESTAURANTS, Please apply for this relief fund on Jan. 4, 2021 if your business has NOT received any relief in the previous City of Aurora relief funding programs (AER I, II, & III). Review the flyers attached. On Jan. 4, 2021 flyers in other languages will be available. If
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December 10th, 2020

Aurora City Council approves cap on third-party delivery fees

City of Aurora Newsletter – This is Aurora An ordinance by the Aurora City Council to put a temporary cap on food delivery fees for third-party companies, with the goal of supporting local restaurants, will go into effect Dec. 16. The measure, sponsored by At Large Council Member Curtis Gardner and approved unanimously by the
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December 7th, 2020

10 GIFT IDEAS TO SUPPORT ASIAN OWNED BUSINESSES

We know the holidays are over! But you can still check out our 10 gift ideas to support support local Asian owned businesses in Colorado into 2021! Dec 7, 2020 6 min read 10 Gift Ideas to Support Local Asian Owned Businesses Compiled by Annie Guo VanDan Books for the children in your life Whether your
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November 30th, 2020

Safer at Home Guidance for Businesses By Tri County Health Department

Call for Business Support Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ask your business question or get guidance on requirements by contacting our Business Re-Opening Task Force (Spanish Translation Available). Contact us at [email protected] or 720-713-6030. Business Recovery Webinar Series every Friday at 10 a.m. Join our Business Re-opening Task Force for our weekly webinar series for
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November 23rd, 2020

Unique Holiday Gifts You Can Only Find On Havana Street

The holiday season is here. If you are looking to get creative with gifts for your loved ones, the On Havana Street community has you covered. Our diverse shopping district offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts, making it easy to find something for everyone on your list. The following recommendations should serve as
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November 19th, 2020

Around the World in Aurora

Thank you for joining us for the Around the World in Aurora. This drive around scavenger hunt on November 14th, benefited student travel scholarships for the 2021 Sister Cities Youth Exchange program. Through fun clues, teams drove through Aurora’s historic and business districts to find beautiful public art, diverse restaurants and exciting businesses! The first
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November 2nd, 2020

Another city of Aurora business grant program launching Nov. 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 2, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Another city of Aurora business grant program launching Nov. 5 AURORA, Colo. – To support the resiliency of struggling businesses and nonprofits in Aurora while the community awaits vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, the city of Aurora and the Aurora City
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October 30th, 2020

5 NEW RESTAURANTS IN AURORA

Visit Aurora Blogs 5 New Restaurants in Aurora Known for international eateries and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado, explore these five new restaurants. From Pizza and sushi to vegetarian options and Ethiopian eats, you’re bound to find something for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. THE MADRAS CAFÉ 5422 S PARKER RD.
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October 30th, 2020

Surprise! Aurora City Council to consider $17 minimum wage

Watch 9NEWS’ story on the Aurora Minimum Wage Proposal to City Council here Depending on your viewpoint, Aurora City Council is taking on an issue that will mean more money for employees or cost more money for businesses. NEXT A last-minute push for $17 minimum wage in Aurora The proposal, a newly-announced addition to the
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October 30th, 2020

Two Aurora lawmakers launch new minimum wage ordinance proposal

By GRANT STRINGER, Staff Writer Aurora Sentinel AURORA | Two Aurora lawmakers say they’re introducing a tamped down plan raising the city’s minimum wage to $17 per hour by 2025 — with gains expected after that — after lawmakers spiked a more ambitious proposal in September. Councilmembers Alison Coombs and Juan Marcano revised their plan after a
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October 30th, 2020

Aurora Ramps Up – Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants Extended until 10/31/2021

Economic Recovery Tax and Licensing Division 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 5700 Aurora, Colorado 80012 303.739.7800 October 23, 2020 Fourth Amended Aurora Ramps Up Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants Purpose In anticipation of public health orders allowing limited on-site dining, the City of Aurora is creating a temporary program to allow restaurants and bars to
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October 29th, 2020

Aurora Council Will Consider Minimum Wage Increase for 2021

| POLITICS | Westword CONOR MCCORMICK-CAVANAGH  | 5:45AM Aurora could have a new minimum wage in 2021. On November 2, Aurora City Council will consider a proposal that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $17 by 2025. “I can imagine what it’s like for today’s minimum wage workers, and it’s impossible. It’s an impossible ask for them to be paying
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October 22nd, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely this Year – Check out the Events this month at Stanley Marketplace, On Havana Street & Town Center at Aurora!

Watch the Aurora TV’s Feature of On Havana Street’s Online Virtual Halloween Costume Contest here Thank you Aurora TV for featuring our Virtual Halloween Costume Contest online! Enter the Costume Contest and WIN GIFT CARDS HERE: https://onhavanastreet.com/events/halloween2020/

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October 6th, 2020

Small Business FUNDING NOW OPEN – Apply for the Gap Fund Today!

Gap Fund Application Open! Apply Today     The Energize Colorado Gap Fund has opened for our second round of applications for our small business grant and loan program. Applications for our second round are due by October 26th. Our first round has an amazing response and we are looking forward to helping Colorado’s small businesses.
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October 1st, 2020

Greenhouses to futuristic kiosks, metro region restaurants adapting to serve through winter and a pandemic

By KARA MASON & QUINCY SNOWDON, Staff Writers  Read the full article at the Aurora Sentinel here On a recent warm afternoon Nelson Harvey was putting the finishing touches on a cluster of miniature greenhouses near the patio outside of Annette, the award-winning eatery at Stanley Marketplace in north Aurora. “What are all of these?”
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October 1st, 2020

Despite above normal sales tax figures, some Aurora small businesses still in survival mode

By GRANT STRINGER, Staff Writer  – September 30, 2020 Read the Sentinel article here Business has been steady for businesses in Aurora during the pandemic. Chamber Wine and Liquor says business picked up at first and has stayed steady throughout. Photo by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado AURORA | Despite a pandemic and accompanying economic plunge, Aurora
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September 11th, 2020

Havana Street Corridor Study Public Meeting

Online Event https://www.auroragov.org/news/whats_new/havana_corridor_study_public_meeting_sept__30 Havana Street Corridor Study Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora. It’s an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The city is launching the Havana Street Corridor Study
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September 10th, 2020

Hickenlooper visits minority-owned businesses; Gardner speaks on COVID-19 relief

POLITICS by: Gabrielle Franklin Posted: Sep 9, 2020 / 07:54 PM MDT / Updated: Sep 9, 2020 / 08:01 PM MDT KDVR FOX 31 DENVER – WATCH THE STORY HERE   AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – In the local Senate race that is grabbing national headlines, both candidates made a play for protections for small businesses that have been struggling during
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September 10th, 2020

Hickenlooper campaign stop highlights COVID-19 struggles for businesses, campaigns alike

By KARA MASON, Staff Writer  – September 9, 2020 Sentinel Read Full Article Here Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper, right, puts on a mask that was given to him by M Mart owner Augustine Lee while on the campaign trail Sept. 9, 2020, in Aurora, CO. Hickenlooper visited small businesses in the Havana Business Improvement
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