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March 18th, 2019

What’s happening On Havana Street in 2019?

Sunday, February 3, 2019:  Big Game Football Party Los Angeles vs New England – 4 pm – at Buffalo Wild Wings, Kick off at 4:30 pm  March 2019: Celebrate Mom & Pop Business Month – Small Business Spotlights, Snowl Event & Gift Card Giveaways May 1-8, 2019 — Restaurant Week – Eat On Havana Street Saturday, May 4, 2019: Rose Garden
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March 14th, 2019

Doing your part in snow removal

City of Aurora’s Newsletter March 2019 Clear sidewalks are a shared community responsibility, and each of us has a part. Please remember that is the property owner’s responsibility to keep sidewalks adjacent to their property free of snow and ice; that includes those behind the house/business and side fences. As a reminder, snow and ice
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March 13th, 2019

2019 Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street – Featured Business: Havana Auto Parts

Havana Auto Parts first opened in Aurora in 1976 and joined the NAPA distribution network 40 years ago.  The Welsh family has owned Havana Auto Parts from the start, and currently Kate Welsh and her son Donovan Welsh run the company.  Donovan serves on the board of directors of the Havana Business Improvement District He
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March 12th, 2019

Tasty Pancakes in Aurora

Ah. Nothing says breakfast quite like larger than life pancakes. Or maybe you love your ‘cakes covered in fruit and whipped cream. Either way, there are places in Aurora to celebrate National Pancake Day on March 12. Visit Aurora’s Food & Drink blog featured our wonderful Sam’s No 3 located on Havana Street and Parker
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March 12th, 2019

2019 Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street – Featured Business – Infiniti of Denver & Pure Barre Pop Up Event

During the month of March, On Havana Street is celebrating small businesses in the business improvement corridor from 6th Avenue to Dartmouth. At the most southern end of the district we have one of our 23 car dealerships – Infiniti of Denver. The Havana Business Improvement District attended the Pop Up Event in support and celebration
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March 6th, 2019

Best Cakes in Aurora

Visit Aurora’s Food & Drink Blog  Planning a company event? Celebrating something big? Maybe you’re just really in the mood for a slice of heavenly cake. We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the best cake shops in Aurora. We are so fortunate that in our business district we have so many amazing small
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March 4th, 2019

Havana BID Businesses Support Comitis’ Rock It Sock It Fundraiser this Winter Season

Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and people who donated items for this Rock It, Sock It event! Special thanks to Falck Rocky Mountain – Aurora, Colorado for assisting the Aurora Police Department with making the deliveries. We also couldn’t have done this without help from the District 1 PAR and APD Volunteers. You are
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February 26th, 2019

Newest Buisness to On Havana Street — COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO

Visit the My Favorite Muffin Business Directory Listing here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emily Bachmann (847) 948-7520 My Favorite Muffin® COMING SOON! MY FAVORITE MUFFIN®, Aurora, CO DEERFIELD, Ill., February 25th, 2019 – Start spreading the news! My Favorite Muffin, Your All Day Bakery Café®, is coming to Aurora, CO. This location will be
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February 22nd, 2019

Margaritas You Have to Try

Food & Drink Visit Aurora Blog Salt or sugar? In honor of National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, discover our top picks in the city. From classic flavors to unique combinations, you’ll probably have to try more than one to celebrate the occasion. Enjoy! Visit the Food & Drink blog featuring two our our On
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February 20th, 2019

Aurora’s Ethnic Eateries Next Stop: Nepal, Yemen, and Somalia

On Havana Street we have over 100+ restaurants with more than half of them being ethnic eateries to explore global cuisines. Visit Aurora, recently featured three of our eateries on their “Food and Drink” blog on February 20, 2019. Check it out here! Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink Blog Aurora’s Ethnic Eateries Next Stop: Nepal,
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February 15th, 2019

Black History Month Spotlight: Shannon Jones with FirstBank

First Bank’s Smart Cents featured one of our board members, Shannon Jones. She has served on the Havana BID since August 1, 2016 and we are so grateful for her leadership and advocacy of the On Havana Street businesses. See Smart Cents article on February 15, 2019 here FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe
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February 5th, 2019

Schomp Automotive Brand Replaces Shortline Subaru-Hyundai-Mazda

For immediate release Contact: Michael Dunlap February 1, 2019 720.737.2555 Schomp Automotive Brand Replaces Shortline Subaru-Hyundai-Mazda There are new signs and new names for a trio of automobile dealerships on Aurora’s Havana Auto Row. The Schomp Automotive Group is the new owner of the former Shortline dealerships and they now are Schomp Subaru, Schomp Mazda
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January 31st, 2019

Taqueria Corona – On Havana Street Made the TOP 10 OF DENVER’S BEST TAQUERIAS

Enjoying Tacos at Ten of Denver’s Best Taquerias Westword BY DANIELLE LIRETTE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019 AT 5:54 A.M. Our On Havana Street Taqueria Corona made the top 10 Denver’s Best Taquerias. Taqueria Corona is located at 2222 South Havana Street in Aurora. The tortilla is the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine, and what better way to
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January 28th, 2019

Gibby’s Big Backyard Made the Top 10 List for The Best Neighborhood Watering Holes for Bar Games

The Ten Best Neighborhood Watering Holes for Bar Games SARAH MCGILL | JANUARY 24, 2019 | 1:59PM  Westword It’s cold outside, football season is nearing an end, and with the lack of wintertime outdoor activities that involve drinking, if you are competitive like me, you might find yourself indoors and in need of some entertainment in the form of
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January 28th, 2019

Donuts You Need to Try – Visit Aurora’s blog featured our Lamar’s Donuts and Coffee – On Havana Street

Donuts You Need to Try Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink blog from January 16, 2019 Here’s your chance to eat more “hole” foods in 2019! From local shops with American classics to flavors you’ve never heard of, discover these donut shops in Aurora … Check out Visit Aurora’s Food and Drink blog and discover must
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January 24th, 2019

Welcome America’s Best Contacts & Glasses at Village on the Park!

There will be a GRAND OPENING for America’s Best Contacts & Glasses on Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm. This is the first new retail lease at the Village on Park development, Phase II. This new addition is just one
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January 18th, 2019

FirstBank Provides Assistance to Federal Workers Affected by Government Shutdown

January 16, 2019  Smart Cents by First Bank blog We are so proud of our stakeholders! Well Done FirstBank! According to recent headlines, over 800,000 federal workers aren’t receiving paychecks due to the government shutdown. As a company that lives and breathes “banking for good,” we recognize that we need to do right by our customers and
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January 18th, 2019

2019-2020 Call for Art for the On Havana Street Public Art Program Art 2C

2019 Art2C on Havana 14949 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012 BACK TO PARTICIPATING CALLS CONTACT EVENT Event Dates: 1/21/19 – 3/17/19 Entry Deadline: 3/17/19 REQUIREMENTS: Media Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10 Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10 Art 2C on Havana 2019-2020 The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement
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January 3rd, 2019

City of Aurora’s YUM Aurora Guide celebrates many GOOD EATS On Havana Street

City of Aurora’s January Newsletter featured their YUM Aurora Guide celebrating many GOOD EATS On Havana Street. We have 95+ Restaurants On Havana Street and this YUM Aurora Guide features one or more of our restaurants in most of the cuisines categories. Kick off the New Year and explore, experience and eat at an On
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December 28th, 2018

On Havana Street Water Project Updates

Here is an update from the City of Aurora’s AURORA WATER CAPITAL PROJECTS UPDATE NOVEMBER 2018 Here are 3 Projects on-going in the Havana Business Improvement District corridor: 2018‐2019 Waterline System Improvement Project With the help of the Operations Team, Engineering Services has identified a priority site on Havana Street, between East 1st and East 6th
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December 20th, 2018

The Results Start When You Do! — Get Results at Colorado’s Pro Gym

The Results Start When You Do! — Get Results at Colorado’s Pro Gym 1961 S Havana St Aurora, CO 80014  Get Directions  Phone number (303) 671-9586  Business website:  coprogym.com Events

December 18th, 2018

Bye Bye 3.2 Beer

The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

December 18th, 2018

Denver Businesses and Nonprofits Succeed Together – Community Engagement — by Mike Hanbery December 10, 2018

Webolutions Mike Hanbery wrote an incredible article about the Havana Business Improvement District. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary this year. Over the decade of improvements and accomplishments “On Havana Street is proof a community can improve the lives of its residents and merchants while reinforcing, rather than compromising, its soul.” See the article by Webolutions
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December 7th, 2018

ADI Autosport’s NEW SIGN on The Havana Motor Mile

ADI Autosport located on our Havana Motor Mile at 1960 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012 has put up a new sign in December.   They Share Your Passion…No Pressure, No Hassle, No Games!   They are a credit union direct dealer!   Let ADI Autosport show you how easy it is to buy a quality
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November 29th, 2018

Jeep Dealership is Under Construction – New Building and Look Coming Soon!

Larry H Miller Chrysler Jeep soon to be exclusively Larry H Miller Jeep is under construction!  Our Aurora Jeep dealership is getting a new building and a new look! We can’t wait to show you our new home in 2019. Here’s what our new Jeep dealership will look like when complete. Larry H Miller is
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November 27th, 2018

On Havana Street Important Contact List & Resources

Please see the On Havana Street Business Watch Contact Card & Other Useful Resources: 2019 Business Watch Card 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 Arapahoe/Douglas Works! 303) 636-1359 [email protected]
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November 27th, 2018

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Won 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Nile Ethiopian Restaurant won BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo by Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT  Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Some Ethiopian restaurants in Denver are intimate and cozy — great for getting to know a cuisine without distraction. Then there’s the Nile, which is
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November 27th, 2018

Shin Myung Gwan Won 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

Our very own Shin Myung Gwan won BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT for 2018! Photo from the Westword See Westword’s 2018 List here BEST OF DENVER® /// FOOD & DRINK /// 2018 BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT  Shin Myung Gwan Barbecue is the focal point at Shin Myung Gwan: Tabletop grills cook up short ribs, bulgogi, pork neck and cow’s tongue. Combo sets let
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November 27th, 2018

Angry Chicken Won 2018 BEST RESTAURANT On Havana Street by the Westword

Our very own Angry Chicken won BEST RESTAURANT on Havana for 2018! Photo By Maureen Witten See Westword’s 2018 List here Move over, Colonel: There’s a new KFC in town. Angry Chicken brought Korean fried chicken to Havana Street at the end of 2017, making the spicy, crackly bird more accessible than ever in metro
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November 27th, 2018

DMZ Pub Won 2018 BEST CHICKEN WINGS on Havana by the Westword

Our very own DMZ Pub won BEST CHICKEN WINGS for 2018! See Westword’s 2018 List here Even in Aurora, where Korean restaurants are more common than a Fourteener in Colorado, DMZ is a well-kept secret, offering a menu of drinking food in the “hof” (or beer hall) tradition. After you’ve had a chance to order
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November 27th, 2018

Welcome Metro Urgent Care in our Havana Safeway

We are excited to announce that we have a Metro Urgent Care in our Havana Safeway. p: 720) 274-8700 1677 S Havana St, Aurora, CO, 80012 Website:  https://www.metrourgentcare.com/listing/metro-urgent-care-in-denver-co-havana/ Everyday:   8 am – 8 pm   Metro Urgent Care, Havana Safeway is an urgent care center in Aurora, located at 1677 S Havana St.They are open 7 days a week, including today from 8:00am to 8:00pm seeing
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November 27th, 2018

Coming to On Havana Street – LIVING WATER EXPRESS CAR WASH – VIEW SITE PLAN

A new express Living Water Car Wash is in progress near Kentucky and Havana. Here is an update from the City of Aurora’s site plan. Address: 857 S HAVANA ST City of Aurora Case Manager: Brandon Cammarata 303-739-7251 DA Number:  DA-2160-00 Description: SITE PLAN FOR A DRIVE THROUGH CAR WASH WITH NINE VACUUM STATIONS 0.83 ACRES Revised SITE DEVELOPMENT
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November 19th, 2018

2018 Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hours On Havana Street

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hours for some of our bigger retailers On Havana Street: Bicycle Village Thanksgiving – closed Black Friday – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. “Give the gift of cycling” All bikes are on SALE,  Plus there is an in-store coupon from 11/23-11/25, Friday to Sunday, $20 off a $100 purchase & $50
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November 16th, 2018

Purchase an Electric Car at a Steep Discount on the Havana Motor Mile

Shop the Havana Motor Mile Tynan’s Nissan Aurora for an electric car 🚗 “For the remainder of the month, Colorado residents can purchase an electric car in Aurora at a steep discount. It’s part of a program the state is offering in partnership with Aurora Tynan’s Nissan and Xcel Energy. Residents are eligible for the 52 percent discount
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November 15th, 2018

2018 Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting Presentation

2018 Annual Meeting Presentation This is posted for those who cannot attend on November 15, 2018 at 11:30am at the Stampede and for those who would like to review the presentation. Resources from 2018 Presentation 2018 AGENDA – November 15 BID BOD – Annual Stakeholders Meeting at Stampede 2018 PRESENTATION – Update On Havana Street
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November 14th, 2018

2019 Schedule of Events On Havana Street

Sunday, February 3, 2019:  Big Game Football Party Los Angeles vs New England – 4 pm – at Buffalo Wild Wings, Kick off at 4:30 pm  March 2019: Celebrate Mom & Pop Business Month – Small Business Spotlights, Snowl Event & Gift Card Giveaways May 1-8, 2019 — Restaurant Week – Eat On Havana Street
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November 13th, 2018

2018 Havana BID District Demographics

The Havana Business Improvement District, d.b.a. On Havana Street, paid to have Demographic Comparison Reports through DemographicReports.com run in November 2015, 2017 and 2018 to track our progress and provide business owners, neighbors and investors a detailed snapshot of the area.  We requested data in three rings around the intersection of Mississippi & Havana (1100 S
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November 12th, 2018

Keep sidewalks free of snow

As a reminder, homeowners and businesses are required by city code to remove snow and ice from the public sidewalks along their property, including along the side and back, within 24 hours after a snowfall ends (or 48 hours when a snow emergency is declared). For areas where snowplows have added to the natural accumulation
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November 9th, 2018

On Havana Street 2018 Art 2C on Colorado and Company 9 News

On November 9, 2018, On Havana Street was on Colorado and Company 9NEWS featuring our 2018 Art 2C Public Art program. Watch the segment here

November 2nd, 2018

Thank you to Schomp Automotive for hosting our 2018 Art 2C Gala!

    Thank you so much to Michael Dunlap, Chris Bigger, Carla Finn, Paula Wiens, Tracy Baxter, Riley Hogg, Emily Fahlstedt with Schomp Automotive for hosting the venue, event equipment, valet, beer and wine!   Schomp Automotive graciously hosted the On Havana Street, Havana Motor Miles’s Annual Art 2C Gala on November 1st, 2018 from
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November 1st, 2018

Announcement of 2018 Art 2C On Havana Street Award Winners

Congratulations to our Award Winners! 1st Place Winner Media: Stainless Steel and Bronze Location: Havana Tower – 1450 S. Havana Street 2nd Place Winner Media: Recycled Steel Location: Molcajete Mexican Restaurant – 1911 S. Havana Street 3rd Place Winner Media: Wood, Acrylic, Fiber, Stucco, Glass and Paint Location: Main Street at Gardens on Havana – 10551 E
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October 30th, 2018

Announcement of 2018 Winners of the Halloween Rose Garden Costume Contests

***** Announcement of WINNERS ***** The committee of merchants has selected the costume contest winners in the following categories: Most overall creative costume (kid or adult): $100 Visa Card prize – Greatest Showman Group – 8485 Best Adult Costume (Over 18): $100 Visa Card prize – Jurassic World Group 8472 Best Boys’ Costume (18 and
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October 26th, 2018

Thank you to our On Havana Street Volunteers who helped distribute a pallet of Halloween Candies

We are so grateful to all of the volunteers who helped distribute Halloween candies on October 25, 2018. We had 11 volunteers and distributed all the candies in 30 minutes. We appreciate your time and help distributing candies to 35 shops at The Gardens on Havana to prepare for the October 27, 2018 Trick or
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October 24th, 2018

Community Update Presentation of the Havana BID 2018

Please see the link with a PDF of the PowerPoint of the Havana BID community update: 2018 Update On Havana Street PowerPoint  

October 17th, 2018

2018 Art 2C On Havana Street

Join us for Art 2C On Havana Street On Havana Street and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the Sixth Annual Art 2C on Havana sculpture exhibit and competition. Thirteen sculptures will be exhibited in the Havana Business Improvement District’s Havana Motor Mile, which is spread along Havana Street
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October 9th, 2018

New Things Happening on the Havana Motor Mile!

October 2018:  The Havana Business Improvement District (BID), dba On Havana Street and the Havana Motor Mile, is pleased to announce some exciting automotive industry news.  The Shortline Auto Group has added the brands of Buick and GMC to its family.  They have purchased the Buick GMC dealership on South Havana Street from the Suss
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October 9th, 2018

Welcome Shortline Buick GMC to the Havana Motor Mile

    Recently, we had tossed out the idea that new things might be happening at The Shortline Auto Group, and now we have an announcement to make! The Shortline Auto Group has added the brands of Buick and GMC to its family. We have purchased the Buick GMC dealership on South Havana Street from
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October 3rd, 2018

CEDS Finance On Havana Street Hosting 1st Aurora Small Business Expo

  We have an exciting announcement to share with you all! CEDS Finance, in addition to our partners, will be hosting the first-ever Aurora Small Business Expo on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. To register for this event please click the link below. http://cedsfinance.org/expo/ The Aurora Small Business Expo is an Aurora-focused event
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October 3rd, 2018

Big Mike Naughton Ford Donates 250+ Pounds of Meat to Local Homeless Shelter 

Our On Havana Street businesses are incredibly generous and have the biggest hearts. Big Mike Naughton Ford donated 250+ pounds of beef from a Colorado ranch on the eastern plains to Comitis Crisis Center. On September 24, 2018, we picked up the hundreds of pounds of meat and delivered it all to Comitis Crisis Center. The
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October 3rd, 2018

Kimco to start redevelopment of Village on the Park center

Kimco to start redevelopment of Village on the Park center Colorado Real Estate Journal Situated at the gateway of the Havana Retail District, Village on the Park is located at the intersections of Parker Road, Havana Street and Iliff Avenue. Redevelopment is in the works for Village on the Park. Kimco Realty Corp. is undertaking an approximately
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