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March 2nd, 2021

Ways to Participate in Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street during March 2021

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 that our small businesses love supporting other small businesses. Enter Here (link will be posted in March)   Participate in the Asian Avenue Magazine & Aurora
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March 2nd, 2021

WeeWords March 2021 Newsletter

Gear Donation Collection Thanks to you, WeeCycle hasn’t missed a beat. Since the beginning of 2021, an estimated 6,395 children have been served (an average of 795 per week)! Your gear donations have allowed us to continue to support nearly 100 nonprofits and community organizations in Colorado. Since the beginning of the year, they have received over 36,008 baby gear items!!
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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 Second Dose Clinic is scheduled for 3/27/2021 The Havana Business Improvement District, the City of Aurora, the NAACP, and Aurora Sister Cities International along with
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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 24th, 2021

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

UPDATED 2/24/2021 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 the
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February 12th, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Going On?

Blog Post By Children’s Hospital of Colorado This page was updated Jan. 12, 2021. Due to the nature of the pandemic, recommendations can change quickly. Please follow all health and safety guidelines set by your local public health authorities. Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for ongoing
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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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February 1st, 2021

Schomp Automotive Adds Ford to the Family

 by Schomp Automotive Group Schomp Automotive Blog Post Here There’s a new name and a new look for Mike Naughton Ford, which becomes Schomp Ford, part of the Schomp Automotive Group, on February 1, 2021. “Schomp Automotive is excited to be expanding our footprint on Havana,” said Dealer Principal and CEO Aaron Wallace. “Our experience in Aurora
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February 1st, 2021

City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study

Subject: City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study ** Meeting will be available in English with interpretation option in Spanish and Korean on Zoom. Visit AuroraGov.org/Havana to pre-register for meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 1, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   City hosting second meeting Feb.
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January 29th, 2021

ART2C & Art in Public Places Partnership

Art 2C PP for ABC committee 2 2021.CH as of 2 1 2021 Art 2C PP for ABC committee 2 2021.CH as of 2 1 2021 PDF Brochure: Art Exhibits – City of Aurora (auroragov.org) Map: Art in Public Places – Art2C (arcgis.com) City of Aurora Art Exhibits: Website ART2C On Havana Street – Contact: Chance Horiuchi
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January 28th, 2021

Flyers for Distribution of COVID-19 Tips in Different Languages

Arapahoe County Amharic Poster 1 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-2 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-3 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 1 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 2 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 3 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 1 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 2 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 3 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 1 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 2 Arapahoe County
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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 28th, 2021

Free COVID Legal Help

The Colorado Restaurant Association has many resources and benefits. Please visit their website at https://www.corestaurant.org/resources/coronavirus-resources to learn more. Denver-based law firm, Messner Reeves, is offering each Colorado restaurant up to four (4) hours of probono legal services to address issues arising from the pandemic. This offer is available to all Colorado-based and Colorado-located restaurants, and the only requirement is that
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January 28th, 2021

Arapahoe County Business Resources

Visit Arapahoe County’s Covid-19 Resource Page Here Many non-critical business can be open under state and local guidelines: Compliance Guidance for Businesses from the State Compliance Guidance and Support for Businesses from Tri-County Health Dept. Compliance Guidance for Restaurants and Food Services from the State Small Business Relief Fund Grant Arapahoe County is administering a Small Business Relief
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January 28th, 2021

City of Aurora Business Resources

Please see the City of Aurora’s Resource website for businesses here. City of Aurora version1 / Residents / Public Safety / Office of Emergency Management / COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources / Business Resources Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Allowing Businesses to Require Face Coverings for Patrons Tri-County Safer at Home Business Support 720.713.6030 or [email protected] City of Aurora Business Questions on Safer at Home [email protected] or 303.739.7057 (the
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January 28th, 2021

Keeping you and your neighborhood safe: tips from Aurora Police

Read the article by the City of Aurora Newsletter here While being a victim of crime is still a rare occurrence in Aurora, one of the most frequent questions posed to the Aurora Police Department is what can people do to help minimize the risk. Here are a few safety tips from our police department
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January 27th, 2021

Experience 6 Date Nights On Havana Street

    On Havana Street Date #1: Shop at Colpar’s HobbyTown, experience an  authentic Korean meal and enjoy a local On Havana Street favorite restaurant at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot. On Havana Street Date #2: Shop for vinyl, vintage fashion and furniture at over 60+ vendors at the Heirloom’s Antiques two-leveled antique mall.
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January 27th, 2021

KUM & GO IS HIRING

About Kum & Go In 1959, William A. Krause and Tony S. Gentle created a convenience store concept where people could buy gas & groceries. But more than that, they pioneered a belief system. Whether it’s keeping the store sparkling clean, treating every customer like a friend, or donating our time and money to great
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January 14th, 2021

Town Hall on PPP with Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA

The African Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on 1/14/2021 at 4pm about PPP loans.   Please share or attend if you have any questions.    See the AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF COLORADO’S invite below: Please join Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA for a Small Business Town hall today
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January 14th, 2021

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines?

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Check out town hall and online resources The announcement and rollout of vaccines for COVID-19 have provided hope for the eventual end to the pandemic and the return to greater flexibility for businesses and in-person gatherings, but the effectiveness of the vaccines are dependent upon their widespread use in the population.
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January 13th, 2021

Art 2C On Havana 2020-2022

Art Exhibits to Explore in Aurora, CO Art 2C On Havana Through the partnership of On Havana Street and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program we are pleased to present the 10th exhibit of Art 2C On Havana. The full self-guided tour brochure is available for download or to view below. The
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January 12th, 2021

Asian Avenue Lunar New Year Box

Get an Asian Avenue Lunar New Year box for $45 that includes $50 in gift certificates to local Asian businesses plus all the essentials to celebrate lunar new year at home with loved ones!   Decorate your home with Chinese couplets and decorative fireworks. Put the Year of the Ox charm on your keychain, in
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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 12th, 2021

Second Public Meeting for the Havana Street Multi Modal Study – Coming in February

Second Public Meeting Coming in February The city of Aurora invites you to join us for our second public meeting to discuss the study, multimodal strategies and potential improvements along the corridor. Havana Street Corridor Study – Virtual Public Meeting No. 2 When: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register in advance for
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January 11th, 2021

Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses

FOR RELEASE: JAN. 8, 2021 Contact: Luc Hatlestead Public Information Officer Direct: 303-734-5466; Cell: 720-635-9350 Email: [email protected] MEDIA ADVISORY Communication Services 5334 South Price Street Littleton, Colorado 80120 O 303-795-5467 F 303-734-5470 arapahoegov.com   LITTLETON, CO, Jan. 8, 2020—Applications are now available for direct relief payments to Arapahoe County small businesses that have been affected
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January 7th, 2021

Rental Assistance Program opens for third round of funding

The city of Aurora is making more than $1 million in rental assistance available to help those financially impacted by COVID-19. The Rental Assistance Program began in 2020 after the city heard from residents that lease payments were among their top concerns during the COVID-19 crisis, and the program is now open for its third
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January 7th, 2021

State of Colorado resources to apply for unemployment benefits, need housing, education, or food assistance, or a small business owner hit hard by the pandemic

Whether you’re looking to apply for unemployment benefits, need housing, education, or food assistance, or you’re a small business owner hit hard by the pandemic, here’s a look at some of the resources we’ve put together to help all Coloradans get through this time. 🏠 Rental and mortgage support: https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance 💡 Utilities assistance: https://www.energyoutreach.org/ 💼 Unemployment insurance: https://cdle.colorado.gov/unemployment/faqs
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January 4th, 2021

Arapahoe County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

Visit Arapahoe County’s Press Release on News Flash below: December 31, 2020 County now accepting applications for its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program Late Wednesday evening, Governor Polis announced that counties under Level Red restrictions – which currently includes Arapahoe County – will move to Level Orange restrictions beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. Under these restrictions, County residents will be able
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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 28th, 2020

Aurora offers more grant money for restaurants amid pandemic

By GRANT STRINGER, Staff Writer Sentinel December 28, 2020 AURORA | Aurora restauranteurs can count on another round of emergency grants beginning Jan. 4 when the City of Aurora rolls out a million-dollar program fueled by CARES Act funds. Restaurant owners can begin applying Monday, Jan. 4 at www.auroragov.org/rr. If eligible, business owners can receive up to $10,000 for
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December 23rd, 2020

A Small Ethiopian Restaurant Helps Out During the Pandemic

The independent voice of Denver since 1977 A Small Ethiopian Restaurant Helps Out During the Pandemic | CORONAVIRUS | MARK ANTONATION | DECEMBER 23, 2020 | 5:56AM   Under gray skies and random snowflakes, a few Ethiopian men wait for their takeout food orders outside Golf Restaurant, at 10 South Havana Street in Aurora. There’s a soccer game on the TV inside,
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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 19th, 2020

Broadview Kennels Property For Sale

Property for Sale Formerly Broadview Kennels 10400 E. Evans and 2155 S. Havana (2 contiguous parcels)  1.15 acres, approx. 150′ X 335′ deep  approx. 9,712 Square Feet under roof  zoned MU-C Property Type: Retail Year Built: 1959 Huge Price Reduction & Redevelopment Opportunity, 1.15 Acre Parcel located in High-Density Urban environment. Zoned MU-C Mixed-Use Corridor
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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 8th, 2020

Keep the Happy in Your Holidays: Celebrating the Season During COVID-19

Community spread of the coronavirus has significantly increased in recent weeks, leaving many families wondering what their holiday season will look like this year. Having to cancel traditional plans may cause feelings of sadness and disappointment, so our experts offer advice on how you can help your family cope. Get their tips

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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December 4th, 2020

Havana Street Corridor Study Charette Update

Narrow Sidewalks on Havana 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 in response to
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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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