Early 2022 – The parcel at 10590 E Tennessee Avenue, Aurora CO 80012 sold. Neil Shea and the HBID have been in communication, and he hopes the property is redeveloped. This property is located behind the Pho 99 restaurant and GoodYear near Portico with 0.627 Acres, (27,312 sf), Zoned B1, & Utilities on site.
Early 2022 – Ventana Capital sold Havana Tower sold to Nigerian business owner. The Havana Tower was a multi-tenant office building located in the heart of Aurora, CO with size of 68,848 Sq. Ft. Office spaces ranged in size from 150 to 5,500 sf. Ample parking at 3.5/1,000 sf.
Trap Tea is now Banned Boba – January 8, 2022, same ownership but new business name
Coming in 2023! – Redevelopment of Restaurant – Early 2022 – Cast Iron Korean BBQ restaurant by JW Lee – Opening June 2022 (former Thai Basil/Hungry Wolf BBQ), same owner as Seoul KBBQ & Hot Pot, Seoul Mandoo, Mochinut, Coffee Story, & Thank Sol Pocha.
March 2022 – Xclusive Events & VIP Services – 2740 Havana Street Unit J, New Event Space at Havana Exchange Shopping Center
March 2022 – Baek Nyun Jang Soo – 100 Years of Longevity – Korean Furniture Store 2712 S Havana Street Unit C at Havana Exchange Shopping Center
March 2022 – Gahana – wholesale jewelry in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center
March 2022 – Dozens – New ownership & restaurant/patio/signage will be renovated. New Ethiopian ownership invested about $75,000-100,00 in exterior investments, but in a few years the new ownership plans to build a new building for Dozens with a new outdoor patio space.
Stevinson Toyota East – Now owned by Asbury Automotive, no name change or rebranding – Late 2021/Early 2022
Schomp Ford redevelopment is in the 3rd review and moving forward. “SITE PLAN AMENDMENT TO EXPAND AND RENOVATE THE PREVIOUS MIKE NAUGHTON FORD DEALERSHIP. THE RENOVATIONS AND EXPANSIONS WILL INCLUDE THE SHOWROOM AND SERVICE DEPARTMENTS TO MEET CURRENT BRAND DESIGN STANDARDS. THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE WILL BE 109,071 SQUARE FEET WITH REWORKED 10.31 ACRES SITE LAYOUT TO RESPOND TO THE MU-C ZONING AND THE HAVANA OVERLAY DISTRICT FRONTAGE REQUIREMENTS. A PARCEL ACROSS BAYAUD WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR INVENTORY PARKING.”
Stevinson Toyota East withdrew their site plan and application for redevelopment in early 2022.
Schomp Mazda redevelopment is in the 3rd review and moving forward. “SITE PLAN AMENDMENT FOR REGRADING THE PARKING LOT, DEMOLITION OF TWO BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO-STORY APPROXIMATELY 48,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY AND THE ADDITION OF 8,000 SQUARE FEET TO AN EXISTING BUILDING. REPLAT FOR ONE LOT ON 5.63 ACRES.”
ADI Autosport at AWAD Auto Sales Parking Lot Addition: “SITE PLAN AMDT, 1960 S HAVANA ST, SITE PLAN AMENDMENT TO ADD PARKING/STORAGE FOR CAR SALES INVENTORY AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT.”
Stampede – “MINOR AMENDMENT TO MODIFY THE FRONT ENTRY, RECONSTRUCT TWO STAIR ENTRIES, EXTEND THE ASPHALT PARKING, ADDING A STAIRWAY AND DECK, RECONSTRUCTING THE ADA LANDING AND MODIFYING THE EXISTING DETENTION POND.”
Havana Plaza – “2222 S HAVANA ST, MINOR AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE FACADE AND MATERIALS.”
June/July 2022 – Western Centers, Tous les Jours and the HBID partnered on an art mural project with Kirileigh Jones to feature the NEW summer events at the Havana Street Global Market
NEW Mexican Seafood Restaurant, Construction began April 2022, coming soon – Former Village Inn
bb.q Chicken– Village on the Park – Korean Fried Chicken – March 23, 2022 Soft Opening, Grand Opening May 26, 2022
Mr. Tang – Korean Specialty Soup Restaurant – Opened – July 1, 2022 – former DMZ Pub
OPENING Early 2023: Kum & Go – Havana & Yale – pre-construction work will begin in 2022 and plans to open in Early 2023, “ZONING MAP AMENDMENT TO REZONE 2.97 ACRES FROM R-2 TO MU-C, CONDITIONAL USE FOR A FUELING STATION IN A MU-C ZONE DISTRICT, CONDITIONAL USE FOR 24-HOUR OPERATIONS ADJACENT TO RESIDENTIAL, A SITE PLAN FOR A 5,620 SQUARE-FOOT CONVENIENCE STORE WITH AN 8-PUMP FUELING STATION AND A REPLAT TO CREATE TWO LOTS OUT OF THE CURRENT PARCEL ON 2.97 ACRES.” K&G expressed interest in adding an On Havana Street sign to their monument if BID can provide the panels, then K&G will cover the install in early 2023. Also, Kum & Go offered to add an 8×8 concrete pad for the ART 2C public art program if the District supports the additional sculpture to the Art 2C program. This pad would not be available until 2023 so it would be included in the 2024-2026 program.
12/2022 Camel International Market – Coming Soon in 2023!
Business Closures/Relocations On Havana Street
CEDS Finance in the Havana Tower – relocated to 10660 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80010
Ventana Capital sold Havana Tower sold to Nigerian business owner. The Havana Tower was a multi-tenant office building located in the heart of Aurora, CO with size of 68,848 Sq. Ft. Office spaces ranged in size from 150 to 5,500 sf. Ample parking at 3.5/1,000 sf.
Precision Auto Body was a family owned and operated business. Established in 1948, with over 70 years of experience in the automotive repair industry sold to Kaizen Collision Center | Auto Body Shop in January 2022. Precision Auto Body was On Havana Street location in Aurora, Colorado since 1984.
March 2022 –Bicycle Village at the Havana Exchange Shopping Center closed and merged with Epic Mountain Gear. 25,000 SQ FT now available for Lease. Contact Western Centers if interested in space.
March 2022 – StevO’sPizza relocated to New Mexico and closed.
April 2022 – DMZ Pub Closed at the end of April 2022 – new ownership –NEW Business – Mr. Tang – Korean Specialty Soup Restaurant – Opened July 1, 2022
May 2022 – Fantastic Sam’s Closed and did not renew their lease on May 31, 2022. Owner changed careers. Space at M&H Shopping Center near King Soopers is now available for lease. Contact AMCAP at Jodi Bothwell, Director – Property Management, [email protected], O: 303.321.1500 | F: 303.321.0662 | C: 303.817.2965, amcap.com
KTV and Century Asian Cafe/Noodle House Closed – Lease is now U&I BBQ Karaoke Room Bar – Chinese Restaurant, Take out, & Karaoke Room Bar