K-Town in A-Town?

February 26th, 2018


The Havana District is home to over 85 restaurants, including some incredible, authentic Korean fare.  Aurora City Council Member Dave Gruber, Korean Community Leader Peter Lee, On Havana Street Executive Director Gayle Jetchick, Aurora City Staff and others in the community will be meeting on February 27 to explore the possibilities of creating a Korea Town designation in Aurora.  Stay tuned…

9News story on creating K-Town in Aurora

Map showing many of the Korean Restaurants and Shops along Havana Street and Parker Road area in Aurora.  Korea Town Flyer from Global Fest

UPDATE 3/27/18:  The planning committee met and has decided to move forward with a virtual K-Town with a website created by the Korean Community to which Visit Aurora, the City And On Havana Street can link to.  No actual boundaries or neighborhoods will be defined.  Richardo Gambetta from the City’s International Programs was asked to create a “global Aurora” or “International Aurora” frame template that we can put a Korean community designed logo designating that a business/restaurant is listed on the Korean webpage.  This logo could be display at the businesses.

This plan will be used in the future for any other ethnic community that wishes to create their own logo framed inside the “global Aurora” logo, create their own website that we can link to, and display the logo in their businesses.

No boundaries, no district type signage and no planning process is planned–simply a virtual K-town.  The goal is to promote the International/Global qualities of Aurora as a destination in which we have outstanding international businesses to attract people from all over the world to come and experience.