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December 1st, 2020

Sam’s No 3 Offering a TAKE 10% OFF PROMO CODE for Take Out Orders

THANK YOU SAM’S NATION, for supporting us, during a global pandemic. We are feeling extra thankful for our customers. To treat you back, (for the REST OF 2020!), we are giving you 10% off all food orders placed online @ samsno3.com. Use the promo code TAKE10! (not valid on specials and alcohol)

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 30th, 2020

Things to do On Havana Street – Fermented Wine 101, Online!

Presents: Fermented Wine 101, Online! We will be hosting a class online, via zoom, dedicated to identifying the 5 main compositions of wine and how YOUR palate personally perceives them. We will build your understanding of wine composition starting from dissecting grapes and tasting individual components, tasting wine with increased core composition characteristics, and by utilizing
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November 30th, 2020

Things to do in Aurora this December by Aurora PROS

YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR DECEMBER FUN By the City of Aurora Parks Recreation and Open Space We want to share with you our next month of festivities and activities happening in our nature centers, pools, recreation centers and virtually! As we continue to provide programming, activities and amenities to our community, we want to reassure
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November 24th, 2020

The 30 Most Essential Denver Food Experiences

Thank you to the Thrillest for featuring an On Havana Street favorite Sam’s No 3’s smothered burrito on your Denver Food Bucket List.  Thrillest By Molly Martin Updated on 11/6/2020 at 5:24 PM PHOTO COURTESY OF QUIERO AREPAS ‌As much as you might be tempted to, you shouldn’t live on pizza and ice cream alone. Thankfully, if you find
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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 22nd, 2020

CAFE CURB APPEAL: Restaurants serving to-go and deliveries during the virus crisis — NEW LISTINGS

By SENTINEL COLORADO STAFF WRITERS View Full Article Here Hundreds of area restaurants and thousands of jobs are in jeopardy again as the state works to contain a renewed spread of the novel coronavirus. State and local public health experts have once again closed indoor dining in hopes of stemming the spread of the virus.
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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 19th, 2020

New Content Creation Studio offers small businesses access to marketing content tools

To support the marketing efforts of small businesses struggling during COVID-19, the city of Aurora is opening a new Small Business Content Creation Studio—believed to be one of the first of its kind launched by a municipality nationwide. Currently based at The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., the studio is designed to provide Aurora
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November 17th, 2020

On Havana Street Important Contact List & Resources

Please see the On Havana Street Business Watch Contact Card & Other Useful Resources: 2020 Business Watch Card as of 11 18 2020 All PAR , Police Area Representatives, are listed, contacts for HOT, Homeless Outreach Team, Graffiti Reporting, and the Aurora Police Dispatch to report a crime or suspicious persons. Posting a Job? Contact
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November 17th, 2020

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 17, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community until Dec. 31 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to
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November 16th, 2020

On Havana Street Retail Leasing – Space Is Limited

Destination for Businesses in the Metro Area: The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street continues to be a business destination and has remained leased during the pandemic. The District did see about 20 closures or relocations, but a majority of the closures or relocations were released within 3-6 months. In 2008, our properties
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November 15th, 2020

2020 Annual Report for On Havana Street

2020 Havana BID Annual Report 2020 Annual Meeting & Update On Havana Street Presentation 2020 Business Watch Card Watch the Virtual Presentation here

November 13th, 2020

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 11/30/020 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, adjusted hours and other updates for On Havana Street businesses responding to COVID-19 concerns. If you would like your business information to be included below, please email details to [email protected]   If you would like to learn how to continue to support
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November 9th, 2020

Parents’ Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

With new information about the coronavirus coming out all the time, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we recruited our child health experts to answer parents’ top questions about the virus and the pandemic, and it’s why we’ve kept asking them since. In fact, we’re updating questions and answers all the time ¾ so
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November 5th, 2020

APPLY FOR AER 3 – FUNDS TO HELP WITH PAYROLL AND RENT FOR BUSINESSES

  *Attn Aurora Business Owners* On Havana Street begged and pleaded to have a program that included rent and payroll. Please apply on November 5, 2020 and share this opportunity. Aurora, Colorado City Hall is rolling out round 3 of the Aurora Economic Resiliency program because many Aurora businesses are still struggling to stay open
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November 5th, 2020

2020 Virtual Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Most Overall/Creative Costume (child or adult): $100 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Homemade/DIY costume: $100 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Funny Costume: $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Best Superhero Costume: $50 Gift Card from an On Havana Street business Group Costumes (any age)
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November 4th, 2020

CO Assistance resources & information

City of Aurora Rental Assistance Program Available in English and Spanish Aurora Mobile Food Pantry A collaboration of the City of Aurora and Aurora Interfaith Community Services: 720-557-6444 2-1-1 Colorado This call service will answer questions and assist with finding essential services (childcare, food, bills, etc.) Aurora Public Schools – grab and go meals available for
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November 4th, 2020

CO COIVID-19 Health resources & information

COVID-19 Free Testing Sites in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties Centers for Disease Control Resource Page Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Resources Tri-County Health Department Resources City of Aurora COVID-19 Resources City of Centennial COVID-19 Resources American Heart Association COVID-19 Resources STRIDE Community Health Centers Drive thru testing locations and registration   COVID-19
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November 4th, 2020

CO COVID-19 Employer/Employee resources & information

Thank you to Mitzi Schindler at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce for providing this helpful list to the Havana BID. Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Resources for Employers/Employees Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Resources – general/jobseekers/businesses COVID-19 Legal Resource Center – Legal Shield Telework Tomorrow by waytogo

November 4th, 2020

CO COVID-19 Business resources & information

Thank you to Mitzi Schindler at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce for providing this helpful list to the Havana BID. Centennial CARES: Nonprofit Services Grant Grants to help 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that provide services to Centennial residents in response to COVID-19. Colorado COVID-19 Small Business Legal Program Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small business during the
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November 4th, 2020

Visit Aurora Holiday Savings Pass – Promote your business and add a promo

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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November 2nd, 2020

Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open

For Immediate Release: Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open From: [email protected] For Immediate Release Sunday, November 1, 2020 Conor Cahill |[email protected] Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for  Restaurants Is Now Open DENVER –Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel
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November 1st, 2020

Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Is Now Open

Stay up to date on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Visit the State of Colorado’s resource page here Winter Outdoor Program Information from here DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the  Winter Outdoor Grant Program, which will
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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/

October 21st, 2020

COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE See the Press Release: Aurora Community Testing Site Release Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora Alternative rapid testing site expanding to Fridays also starting Oct. 30 AURORA, Colo. – With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, additional COVID-19 testing options
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October 21st, 2020

Aurora TV Features A Drive-Through Scavenger Hunt

Watch the Aurora TV feature from October 14, 2020 here:  Aurora Sister Cities Announces a Drive-Through Scavenger Hunt Check out the list of amazing gift cards from On Havana Street for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners! FIRST PLACE $150 in gift cards $25 gift card to Mariscos El Rey – Mexican Seafood Restaurant $25
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October 21st, 2020

Tri-County Health Issues New Emergency Public Health Orders

Watch Aurora TV’s feature on Tri-County Health Issues New Emergency Public Health Orders here Please watch the other Aurora TV features from October 21, 2020: APS Delays In-Person Learning for High Schoolers Reminder about Aurora’s New Rapid COVID Testing Site Flu Shots Are More Critical Than Ever This Year Join the Medical Center of Aurora
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October 15th, 2020

Havana Motor Mile Auto Tech Tool Incentive Program 2020

2020 was a different year for our Havana Motor Mile Auto Technician Tool Incentive Program. Due to Covid-19 challenges and school classes closing early there was no graduation ceremony and no opportunity to give the 2020’s program’s tools and tool boxes by the BID. The professor Rolf Werner distributed the 2020 awardees’ tool boxes for
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October 15th, 2020

7 Activities for a Fun and Safe Halloween Experience in 2020

For many people – children and adults alike – Halloween is one of the most festive and enjoyable holidays of the year. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to get creative with our Halloween celebrations this year. Social distancing has made many typical activities such as costume parties, trick-or-treating, and concerts a non-starter. That
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October 14th, 2020

On Havana Street 2020 Fall Events

If you’re looking for things to do this fall, On Havana Street has you covered. Our community is hosting a variety of fun events for you to enjoy. Below are some of our fall highlights. We encourage you to check our website regularly, as we will post additional events as they are announced. Around the
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October 8th, 2020

Halloween Costume Party – Parents Night Out & Kids Night In!

Join High Altitude Martial Arts for a Halloween Costume Party   Parents night out and kids night in! (Non members welcome!) Costume party! -Bring a trick or treat bag/bucket -Bring a water bottle -Bring your own nerf gun (we will supply the bullets). Cost is $20 per child ($10 each additional sibling) for 3 hours
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October 8th, 2020

WINE 101 – SUGARS, ACIDITY, + TANNINS – OH MY!

  Dinner Mon – Thursday 4:30 – 9:00 Fri. & Sat.  4:30 – 10:00 DINNER MENU LUNCH MENU BEER & COCKTAILS & WINE GALLERY

October 8th, 2020

This Year’s On Havana Street Halloween Costume Contest Goes Virtual!

Read the Full Article by Colorado Times By Rachel Y cho 2020-10-08 Finally, October is here and no doubt Halloween in on the minds of many Coloradans. Although Halloween night is the main event for trick-or-treating every year in Aurora – collecting sweets from 30+ merchants at The Gardens on Havana – this year’s On
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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

Enter the Bark a Boo Giveaway by Schomp Subaru – Virtual Pet Costume Contest

To Enter to win visit @schompsubaru Instagram Page! GIVEAWAY! To celebrate #SubaruLovesPets month this October, we are asking to see your furry friends dressed in costumes! 1. Like this post. 2. Follow Schomp Subaru on Instagram 3. Tag @SchompSubaru in a photo of your dog in a costume & use the hashtag #MakeADogsDay. The winner will receive
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October 1st, 2020

Testing ends Oct. 4 at Sports Park, new rapid testing site opens Oct. 5

COVID-19 testing at the community-based site at the Aurora Sports Park will wind down Sunday, Oct. 4. In its place, a new rapid testing site will open the following day, Monday, Oct. 5, in the parking lot at Restoration Christian Fellowship, 15660 E. Sixth Ave. The drive-up or walk-up testing will be offered from 9
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October 1st, 2020

Participate in On Havana Street’s Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re unable to host in-person Halloween events this year. While we’re greatly saddened by this reality, it doesn’t mean we can’t still help make your Halloween a festive occasion. Our annual costume contest is still taking place this year. However, it will be held virtually in order to promote responsible
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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 23rd, 2020

Aurora & Census 2020

When it comes to the Census, billions of dollars are at stake! Check out just how many ways the results will directly impact you! Watch the feature on  Aurora TV by Matt Peterson here on September 23, 2020 https://www.auroratv.org/video/aurora-census-2020   Watch the Havana BID – Trusted Voices – Chance Horiuchi Census 2020 Trusted Voices segment with
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September 21st, 2020

Hearing All Voices, a webinar with the IRS

Sep. 25, 2020 Fri 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Online Facilitated by Aurora-South Metro SBDC Topic: Tax Planning Webinar Description: Small Business Essentials Withholding Estimator Recordkeeping Identity Theft & Scams targeted to businesses & employers Interacting with the IRS Examination Process – Audits Collection Process – Payments Employer 101 Employee vs Contract Labor & 1099 Issuance
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September 19th, 2020

The Havana Street Corridor Study Public Outreach 9/30/2020

Hello Havana Corridor Stakeholder! The Havana Street Corridor project is excited to welcome the public to read our project newsletter, join our upcoming public meeting,  and provide project input through our survey. We encourage you to participate and to share this information widely with neighbors, friends, area business owners and anyone who would like to be involved. We
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September 15th, 2020

Ride to Vote: Helping More People Get to the Polls on Election Day

Ride to Vote: Helping More People Get to the Polls on Election Day Article from the Lyft Blog here This year, no matter how you choose to cast your vote, access to transportation should not be a barrier. But in the last presidential election, it’s estimated that more than 15 million eligible voters didn’t go
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