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June 19th, 2017

SALLY BEAUTY OPENS AT THE GARDENS ON HAVANA

The new Sally Beauty opened its doors on Monday, June 19, 2017, at The Gardens on Havana on main street in between Menchie’s and Uncle Maddio’s Pizza.   The official address is 10601 E Garden Drive, Unit 103, and their phone number is 303-242-8566.  Their hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12
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June 12th, 2017

2017 CRUZIN’ HAVANA PHOTO ALBUM

Here are pictures from the hot, hot, hot 2017 Cruzin’ Havana Car Show and Poker Run.  The winner of the poker run was Steve Knapp with a winning hand of five 2’s.  Steve won the 5 day/4 night ocean cruise for two.  After receiving the winning prize, Steve turned to his girlfriend of 7 years,
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June 7th, 2017

Cruzin’ Havana POKER RUN 2nd Place Prize–A BEAUTIFUL TOOL CABINET

Drive the Poker Run at Cruzin’ Havana on Saturday, June 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., for a chance to win this fantastic, beautiful bright orange tool cabinet for your shop courtesy of Havana Auto Parts!  Stop by any festival site on Saturday to pick up a poker run sheet and then drive to
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June 6th, 2017

CLASSIC CAR LOVERS’ TREAT AT CRUZIN’ HAVANA JUNE 10

Classic car lovers–you are in for a real treat this weekend!  Mecum Auto Auction’s John Kraman and David Morton will be wandering the festival sites at Cruzin’ Havana this Saturday, June 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  John Kraman will join Willie B from KBPI on Willie B’s Garage Radio Show pre-cruise from 9-11
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May 24th, 2017

ART 2C ON HAVANA NEW SCULPTURES FOR 2017/2018 EXHIBIT

The selection panel met in May to review the 89 sculptured received in this year’s call for entries.  Here is a sneak preview of the sculptures selected by the selection panel for the 2017/2018 Art 2C on Havana exhibition.  Sculptures for 12 of the 13 sites have been confirmed.  We are still waiting on one property owner’s decision.  
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May 21st, 2017

Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Program Winners to be Announced

Later in May, we will be announcing the names of the eight (8) Pickens Technical Center’s Automotive Technician Program graduates who have been hired to work in shops in the Havana Motor Mile.  Those eight (8) students will also receive a Snap-On Tool package including a compact split lid cart full of auto mechanic tools (pictured) to use on the
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May 20th, 2017

The V Spot Now Open

The V Spot Vape Shop has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2842 S Havana.  They sell premium, top quality vape.  Examples of their brands include SMOK Alien Baby, SMOK GK 350, Conspiracy Liquids, Blind Pig, Air Factory, Sour Dream, I Love Taffy, Emoji and Cosmic Fog.  For more details about their products, check
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May 19th, 2017

Shortline Subaru Construction

The construction is in full swing at Shortline Subaru, 500 S Havana.  Approved plans call for revised building elevations and a updated appearance, an additional service building in between the Subaru New and Used existing buildings and updated lighting on the site.  Shortline Subaru is open for business during construction.

May 18th, 2017

JS Signs & Printing Opens

JS Signs & Printing has opened in the end unit at Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2712 S Havana, Unit A.  This shop is directly to the east of the Summit Steakhouse along Yale Avenue.  JS Signs & Printing is a full-service sign, printing and marketing HQ.  They can help you out with any project for your
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May 18th, 2017

KFC On Havana’s “Re-Colonelization”

Fresh red and white stripes are being painted on the building exterior of KFC at 1551 So Havana.  In April of 2015, Yum Brands announced that over the next three years they would be spending $185 million to remodel KFC restaurants around the country as part of their “re-colonelization” plans.  The remodels include kitchen upgrades,
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May 16th, 2017

Infiniti of Denver Marketing Director, Amy Meyer Smith, Giving Back to the Community

Urban Peak to Honor Amy Meyer Smith as 2017 Urban Legend Meyer Smith recognized for her contributions to homeless youth Denver, Colorado, May 15, 2017 – Urban Peak’s “Urban Nights Denver” will celebrate its fifth year at Mile High Station on August 5th, and once again present Denver’s largest, outdoor urban fashion show under the
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May 15th, 2017

Denver Post Features Dae Gee and Angry Chicken

Dae Gee Korean Restaurant is in the process of doing tenant finish in the Birchtree Center at Jewell and Havana.  Dae Gee’s original location was featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Watch the DDD video and get ready to “pig out!”  Angry Chicken is also going into the Birchtree Center.  The owners are slowly building a
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May 12th, 2017

Mantra Fashions

The sign is up and there are mannequins dressed in beautiful dresses and designer sarees in the window.  No one was home when On Havana Street reps stopped by the shop recently, so we don’t have any more details to share.  Mantra Fashion is located in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2740 S Havana, Unit
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May 11th, 2017

Blend – The DJ Institute Opens

A new DJ school has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center.  Blend – The DJ Institute at 2712 S Havana, Unit C, is committed to discovering and cultivating the next generation of music identity icons–and that could be you!  Classes include topics like getting to know your gear and software, understanding the beat, learning
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May 10th, 2017

McDonald’s New Look and New App

The McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana is now open for business after a major remodel, inside and out.  Here are the before and after pictures of the exterior of the building.  The interior is modern and snazzy. There’s an App for that!  You can place your order at McDonald’s electronicaly at the kiosks located just inside
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May 8th, 2017

Havana Street “Deadheaders” Gather at Annual Rose Garden Clean-Up

The Havana Street “Deadheaders” gathered in the rose garden last Saturday for the annual community rose garden clean up. Some of the roses are blooming already and the garden is looking good, despite the recent snows. Thank you Gloria Shea, Patricia Aseraf, Maria Baker John & Gayle Jetchick, Brenda Susmento, Vince Chowdhury, Karen Parks McClinon,
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May 6th, 2017

New Nanglo Bazaar Opens

Nanglo Bazaar, House of Herbs & Spices, has opened in the Havana Exchange Shopping Center at 2720 S Havana, Unit E.  A nanglo is the flat, round woven tray made of bamboo used for winnowing rice and bean.  In Nanglo Bazaar you will find a wide range of herbs and spices used in Nepalese cuisine: 
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May 5th, 2017

Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Program Winners Announced

Aurora, CO: To address the shortage of automotive technicians, the dealership and repair shop managers along Havana Street, known as the Havana Motor Mile, worked with Aurora’s Pickens Technical College’s Automotive Technician Program to create a tool incentive program. The Havana Motor Mile contributed $20,000 to purchase tool packages for this program. Pickens instructors, Rolf
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May 3rd, 2017

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Indoor Fields Coming to Havana North

It’s official, the lease has been signed, and construction started the week of April 25, 2017, according to the property manager of 111 N Havana, Chuck Plevniak.  The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer organizaton has leased 40,000 SF in the west side of the building at 111 N Havana (NW corner of 1st & Havana north of
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May 2nd, 2017

2017 Art 2C On Havana Panel Seated

Each year a panel made up of city council members, citizens, artists, business owners, and art in public places commissioners meets to review the entries submitted for the Art 2C on Havana Art-On-The-Street Exhibition.  The committee will select 13 sculptures plus several alternates for the 2017/2018 exhibition. This year, the selection panel members include: Ward
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May 1st, 2017

Fan Fare Update from Aurora Urban Renewal Authority

Andrea Amonick from the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority has shared an April 2017 update on the Fan Fare redevelopment process: “After conducting a second public process to identify potential developers for the Fan Fare site, the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority (AURA) entered into a Pre-Development Agreement with Dillon Place Development Group in late January to allow
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May 1st, 2017

Correction about Curbside Document Shredding

News to us!  Curbside called to inform us that Aurora did not renew the contract for free document shredding in June and October.  But Curbside does do free “drop off” document shredding for Seniors Over 65, First Responders, and Military Personnel year round on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their facility
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April 30th, 2017

May 2017 Jazzercise On Havana Special Offer

April 28th, 2017

El Salvador Consulate Opens in Havana Tower

Devon Horan, property manager for Havana Tower and Havana BID board member, called the morning of April 27, with great excitement, to report that the lease has been signed and move in takes place on April 28.  The El Salvador consulate will occupy the first floor at Havana Tower, 1450 S Havana Street. Devon and his staffers were busy
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April 28th, 2017

Tacos Rapidos Coming to 1760 S. Havana

We are talking about the free-standing restaurant property between O’Reilly Auto Parts and Big O Tire.  First it was Old School Burger, then it was Rusty Taco/”R” Taco and soon it will be Tacos Rapidos.  Just as the name indicates, Tacos Rapidos is fast Mexican Food.  Tacos Rapidos has another restaurant on the west side of
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April 25th, 2017

Art 2C on Havana Deadline for Entries is April 30, 2017

The call for artists was just posted on Café.org for our 2017 / 2018 Art 2C on Havana exhibition.  We have 13 public art sites along Havana and are looking for 13 sculptures. The deadline for entries this year is April 30, 2017. View all of the details. Once again, all artists selected will receive a $1,000
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April 19th, 2017

McDonald’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration Set For Saturday, April 22, 2017

McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana, 1444 S Havana, has been renovated inside and out and the beautiful new dining room has reopened for business.  For 2017, McDonald’s owners have a choice of six themes and can pick certain elements from the themes for their own restaurant renovations.  Click this link to view the themes in the McDonald’s portfolio
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April 14th, 2017

Congrats Aurora on your new Amazon Fulfilment Center!

Havana BID Executive Director, Gayle Jetchick, serves on the Aurora Citizens’ Advisory Budget Committee and she is always looking out for business interests not only in the Havana District, but also for all of Aurora.  The members of the budget committee have been strong advocates for the city’s new business friendly policies by encouraging new
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April 5th, 2017

Explore New International “EATS” On Havana Street

Seoul BBQ Catering, 2080 S Havana St Located next door to Seoul BBQ and owned/operated by Jimmy and Lily Kwon, this new catering option offers a variety of Korean side dishes.  The side dishes include Gosarinamul and Chwinamul—vegetable preparations with bracken and wild aster respectively, soups and stews, as well as a number of other
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April 4th, 2017

Cadbury Shipment Arrives at The English Teacup for Easter

Two big Cadbury shipments from England recently arrived at The English Teacup just in time for Easter.  Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate eggs, bunnies, button chicks, eggs ‘n’ spoons, milk trays, roses, and much more!!  Cadbury has been supporting chocolate lovers for over 200 years.  The English Teacup is located at 1930 S Havana, #5, in the
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April 3rd, 2017

Renovation of the McDonald’s at The Gardens on Havana Underway

As we had reported in previous newsletters, McDonald’s is undergoing a major renovation, inside and out.  Construction started in early March.  The drive-thru lane is open during construction.  This is a major brand upgrade for McDonald’s, and we can hardly wait to see which of the new design “themes” we will have at our McDonald’s
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April 2nd, 2017

Bentley’s PETstuff to open in April 2017

The new sign has gone up in the Market Square Shopping Center at Mississippi & Havana in the tenant space just south of King Soopers.  Bentley’s PETstuff will be open for business by the end of April 2017. This is the former tenant space occupied years ago by Lehrer’s Flowers, but the space has been vacant for
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April 1st, 2017

Angry Chicken Construction

Angry Chicken, a trendy Korean fried chicken restaurant, is under construction at the Birchtree Center on the SE corner of Jewell and Havana.  They are adding a 1,000 sf addition to the west side of the tenant space, formerly occupied by Whisper’s.  The steel beams have gone up.  We hear they plan to be open
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March 31st, 2017

Whisper’s Bar to Relocate to Buckingham Village Shopping Center

Whisper’s owner, Terri, called recently to let us know that she plans to reopen Whisper’s Bar in the space of the former Century Pho Asian Cafe in the Buckingham Village Shopping Center, 1555 So Havana, Units B&C.  Terri said she has to do a lot of tenant finish and move all of the equipment that
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March 30th, 2017

AutoMart USA Has a New Sign

The new monument electronic sign is now in place at AutoMart USA.  The sign completes their corporate rebranding efforts which included a new logo, new colors new building signage and a new interior.  This new monument sign includes the On Havana Street Logo panel and our signature ledge stone wrap as part of our District Identity
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March 29th, 2017

Mom & Pop Business Month $500 Drawing Winner Is…

Lindsay Cohen is the winner of the $500 Visa Debit Card in the Mom & Pop Business Month Drawing.  Lindsay entered the drawing at A+ Mail Room and lives in an apartment in the Havana District.  Lindsay’s name was drawn randomly from the 324 entries that we received.  Congrats Lindsay.

March 29th, 2017

Former Blockbuster Site Rumors

The Havana District is known as the Banking District of Aurora, CO.  There are currently 10 banks on the Street, and rumor has it that a bank #11 may be moving into the former Blockbuster location in Market Square at Mississippi & Havana. The Blockbuster store on Havana closed 2-3 years ago after Blockbuster made the
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March 28th, 2017

Mike Naughton Ford’s New Monument Sign

We have been working with Mike Naughton Ford on their new monument sign and redevelopment plans for several years now.  The beautiful new electronic sign with the On Havana Street District Identity Logo Panels and our signature ledgestone wrap is now in place on the car display lot at Mike Naughton Ford.  The wrought iron fencing is currently
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March 27th, 2017

Shortline Subaru Construction Begins

The construction fence has gone up at Shortline Subaru, 500 S Havana.  Approved plans call for revised building elevations and a updated appearance, an additional service building in between the Subaru New and Used existing buildings and updated lighting on the site.  Shortline Subaru is open for business during construction.

March 26th, 2017

Jazzercise On Havana Special Offer

March 25th, 2017

Sun Shade Giveaway at Cruzin’ Havana on June 10, 2017

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Cruzin’ Havana and to support and promote the businesses along the Havana Motor Mile, we have ordered 1,000 custom vehicle sun shades.  We are working with one of our Havana District business district businesses, Herrada Printing at 1555 S Havana, on this order.  Mark at Herrada was able to get
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March 24th, 2017

Fan Fare/Havana North Progress

The developer chosen by the Fan Fare redevelopment steering committee, The D/K Team, has been working with the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority on doing their due diligence and getting the pieces in place before any agreements for a project can be signed.  You probably saw traffic counter cables strung across four locations on Havana Street adjacent to the Fan
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March 16th, 2017

March 25 Grand Opening of T-Square Exxon

The owners of the new Exxon Gas and Convenience Store at 897 S Havana gathered for a traditional Hindu blessing ceremony just before the soft opening of the store on February 16.  The owners are a group of software engineers who formed a corporation called T-Squared.  They opened their first gas station and convenience store
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March 15th, 2017

Grocery Cart Races Raise $50,000 for the Homeless Shelter

Great Teamwork and Great Fun!  On Havana Street helps organize, market and host the annual grocery cart races at Safeway at 1677 S Havana with our partners from Mile High Behavioral Health and Safeway.  Over 30 teams raised funds to participate in this year’s event.  Several major corporate sponsors also stepped up in a big way.  This
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March 10th, 2017

Bicycle Village’s 7th Annual Tent Sale–Save up to 70%!

BICYCLE VILLAGE BIG TENT SALE GREAT DEALS ON WHEELS!! MARCH 11-19, 2017 2802 S HAVANA AURORA, CO 80014 303-750-1064 Special Opening Weekend Longer Hours 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on March 11 & 12 Best pricing and selection of the year on Mountain, Road, Hybrid, and Kids bikes in Colorado! Save up to 70% In
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March 8th, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Purple Ribbon at Solomon’s

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IS MARCH 8! Organizers encourage everyone to wear a purple ribbon to show support, love and respect towards the wonderful women in their lives! International Women’s Day has been celebrated in the former Soviet Union since the early 1920’s, but here in the U.S. students at the University of Chicago celebrated their
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March 6th, 2017

YUM–Mariscos El Ray 2 Now Open!

Mariscos El Ray 2 in the Iliff Point Shopping Center, 10293 E Iliff, is finally open and receiving rave reviews!  Mark Tunnell, our resident restaurant critic, writes, “Mariscos El Rey 2 is now open in Iliff Pointe where Korea House, Dancing Crab, Shin Sa Dong etc. once were (I remember it being a TGI Fridays
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March 3rd, 2017

9News Colorado & Company: Grocery Cart Races at Safeway to Benefit the Homeless

Check out the Colorado and Company segment from 3.3.17 about the Grocery Cart Races coming up on March 14 at Safeway to benefit Comitis Crisis Center, Aurora’s only homeless shelter. Featured on the segment were James Gillespie and Susan Harris from Mile High Behavioral Health/Comitis and Kris Staaf from Safeway.  Lots of fun pictures and
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March 1st, 2017

Call for Artists for Art 2C On Havana 2017/2018

The call for artists was just posted on Café.org for our 2017 / 2018 Art 2C on Havana exhibition.  We have 13 public art sites along Havana and are looking for 13 sculptures. The deadline for entries this year is April 30, 2017. View all of the details. Once again, all artists selected will receive a $1,000
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March 1st, 2017

StevO’s Pizza & Ribs

March is Mom & Pop Business month, featuring some of our very special family-owned businesses.  Steve Wieand and his family own and operate StevO’s Pizza & Ribs, which has turned into a very successful business thanks to some very creative marketing ideas. StevO’s Pizza & Ribs 800 S Havana ST Aurora CO  80012 303-366-1080 www.Stevospizza.com Open
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