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August 20th, 2019

Keeping kids fed

Giving Back At Good Times they pride themselves on giving back. They commit money, energy and resources to specific charities that they find are doing positive things in our community. NO KID HUNGRY IN COLORADO In Denver, childhood hunger hits a little too close to home. Nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans struggle with hunger, and
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August 9th, 2019

Census 2020: Be heard. Be seen. Be counted.

The U.S. census, a count of every resident in this country, takes place every 10 years and helps shape many different aspects of your community, like hospitals, schools, highways and roads, emergency preparedness and much more. The census results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities.
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August 8th, 2019

9th Annual GROCERY CART RACE

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Check in at 6pm- Racing begins at 7 pm Safeway, 1677 S Havana Street, Aurora CO 80014 Benefiting Comitis Crisis Center, the Aurora Day Resource Center and Colfax Community Network (CCN)   Did you know… Comitis serves over 111,000 meals to those experiencing homelessness every year and more than 90 people
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August 7th, 2019

APD PAR Officers & BID Businesses Host the 35th Anniversary of National Night Out

Residents of Aurora were invited to celebrate National Night Out with the Aurora Police Department and the rest of the country on Tuesday, August the 7th. Our On Havana Street Aurora Police Department PAR, Police Area Representatives, Officers in District 1 & the BID businesses hosted the community gathering to celebrate National Night Out at
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August 1st, 2019

Update on Village on the Park Redevelopment On Havana

Watch Aurora TV’s Update on Village on the Park Redevelopment On Havana at 5:23. This Aurora Now story appeared on Wednesday, July 31 2019. Aurora Now airs on the city of Aurora’s national award-winning television station, AuroraTV.  We have been focused for 37 years on featuring positive and accurate stories about your city, your community
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August 1st, 2019

NEW Business On Havana Street – Milan Laser Hair Removal

In late July, On Havana Street welcomed a new business to the Gardens on Havana – Milan Laser Hair Removal. They are located near Maurice’s and Dicks Sporting Goods at 1250 South Ironton St. Aurora, CO 80012. Please visit and welcome this business to On Havana Street!   Contact:  720-909-8538 Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 10
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August 1st, 2019

Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro

By Allyson Reedy, Special to The Denver Post Aug 1, 2019, 10:00 am  Read full article here Not everyone lives in RiNo. Or LoHi or LoDo or whatever other neighborhood hybrid moniker is fashionable right this second. Yet those seem to be the primary places getting a Certain Kind of Restaurant. This Certain Kind of Restaurant (or CKR,
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August 1st, 2019

On Havana Street Supports Community Partners & Volunteers at Visit Aurora VOLUNTEER WEEK | JUL. 29 – AUG. 2

On Havana Street Supports Community Partners & Volunteers at Visit Aurora VOLUNTEER WEEK | JUL. 29 – AUG. 2 Ronald McDonald House Aurora For 40 years, Ronald McDonald House has been keeping families of sick children together and near the medical care that they need. Help their team with a cleanup project that will benefit
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July 31st, 2019

First Bank picks up the tab for breakfast for the Summer of Savings event

The last Summer of Savings event with First Bank was on July 27, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Delectable Egg Food Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guests enjoyed the yummy food truck with an assortment of breakfast items, corn hole and free giveaways. FirstBank hosted “Summer of Savings,”
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July 31st, 2019

Target On Havana Street Remodel in Progress + New Starbucks Coming Soon

Target at the Gardens on Havana has begun their remodel on 7/29/2019 and plan to complete the low-scope face-lift to their busy location by early to mid October 2019. This remodel will be done just in time for Halloween and the holiday season. During the remodel the manager Craig shared that business should be as
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July 26th, 2019

My Favorite Muffin – BUY ONE GET TWO MUFFINS for FREE – Grand Opening Weekend

📣Hey On Havana Street and Aurora, CO!📣 We have an new addition to our Havana Business Improvement District Corridor – My Favorite Muffin! The new location next to Safeway & near Gibby’s Big Backyard On Havana Street hosted their GRAND OPENING on Friday, July 26, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019! There were great giveaways,
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July 25th, 2019

Matt Howshar takes us to a Frozen Treats Progressive Party on Havana

Aurora TV’s Matt Howshar takes us to a Frozen Treats Progressive Party on Havana. He spent the Sunday, July 21, 2019 progressively eating frozen treats with us On Havana Street. We all celebrated National Ice Cream Day On Havana Street visiting 6 shops offering samples of frozen treats. Check out the video Matt Howshar created
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July 25th, 2019

Our Free Outdoor Reggae & R&B Concert, Pizza Party & Gift Card Giveaways Draw Our Largest Crowd

Thank  you to everyone for attending the Byron Shaw Projex concert at The Gardens on Havana on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. We had a beautiful Colorado evening in the Rose Garden Plaza with over 600 attendees. It was a record attendance for our On Havana Street concerts. The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana
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July 23rd, 2019

Things to do in August

Burger battle, Aurora Pride, and more! July 23, 2019 Visit Aurora Lifestyle Blog UPCOMING EVENTS   Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. DENVER BURGER BATTLE When: August 1 Where: Stanley Marketplace Find the best burger in the metro area at the annual Denver Burger Battle
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July 22nd, 2019

Here’s the Scoop: 6 Shops Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with FREE Frozen Treat Samples

It’s National Ice Cream Day and with all of this heat, a day set aside for these frozen treats is just what’s needed. On July 21, 2019, On Havana Street hosted a Progressive Frozen Treats Party at six shops throughout the business improvement corridor. National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of
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July 21st, 2019

29th Annual Schomp Automotive Children’s Hospital Colorado Sale

  Schomp Automotive’s Children’s Hospital Colorado Sale is Big with Fun Family Activities at All Six Stores. Join Schomp Automotive during Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24 for events at the various Schomp dealerships. Many of the fun events are hosted on the Havana Motor Mile – On Havana Street at Schomp Mazda, Hyundai
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July 16th, 2019

Larry H. Miller Colorado Jeep Now Open

Jeep Dealership Construction | New Building New dealership! Our Denver Jeep dealership got a new building and a new look! We can’t wait to show you our new Aurora Jeep dealership – complete with a new Jeep service department and accessories store! Jeep stand-alone dealership will be the first in the Denver Metro area, one of
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July 14th, 2019

FirstBank’s “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money

The best way to kick off your summer Saturday morning was to visit the fun at First Bank on July 13, 2019. First Bank On Havana Street hosted The Cravings Truck at their branch for customer appreciation. Customers and guest enjoyed the yummy food truck, corn hole and free giveaways. First Bank provided free drinks
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July 13th, 2019

Aurora just got a new fresh Italian restaurant

By Marta Lane, Special to The Denver Post Jul 13, 2018, 2:22 pm Read article here Freshly made pasta, warm-from-the-oven bread and house-made cheese? Yes, please. The newly opened Bettola Bistro now offers those flavors and more in Aurora, a town with a thriving food scene, according to owner and executive chef Samir Mohammad. “I’ve always loved the
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July 12th, 2019

Aurora’s Summer Concerts & Live Performances

Visit Aurora’s Blog Featured On Havana Street’s Summer Concerts. Discover our summer sound, culture, and arts July 12, 2019 Aurora is filled with opportunities to listen to live music all summer long! Discover our top picks. LIVE! AT THE LAKE Where: Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek When: Wednesday – Friday evenings | Check calendar for dates
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July 12th, 2019

FirstBank On Havana Street the Summer of Savings: Free Food and Drinks Every Saturday in July

Stop by the FirstBank On Havana Street’s “Summer of Savings” Saturday, July 13 — 2300 South Havana St. Lunch by The Cravings Truck. FirstBank is hosting “Summer of Savings,” where several branches across Colorado will be providing FREE savory foods, sweet treats and healthy options to the public. “Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money,
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July 9th, 2019

This is Aurora – A City Update 2019

Check out the City of Aurora This is Aurora, A City Update 2019 Our Argenta development is featured on page 5 and our On Havana Street corridor is featured on page 6.

July 8th, 2019

Aurora TV Feature – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Havana Street

Thank you to the team at Aurora TV for featuring the Frozen Treats On Havana Street. Please join us on July 21st, 2019 for free frozen treats. Watch the feature here

July 5th, 2019

Dress like a cow and get a free entrée from Chick-fil-A

All you have to do is wear any sort of cow apparel to get a free entrée on Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day. You don’t even have to go all out. All you have to do is wear something cow-like to get the deal. Turn a white headband into a cow accessory by painting on black
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June 27th, 2019

Danced the Night Away!

Thank you all for attending and dancing at our 1st concert of the summer! On June 25, 2019, the 6 Million Dollar Band helped us kick off the summer fun at our 11th Anniversary Rose Garden Concert Series at the Rose Garden On Havana Street. We had over 450 attendees and enjoyed subs from 8
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June 26th, 2019

Eat, Network and Connect

Aurora Chamber’s Women in Business Progressive Lunch was hosted at On Havana Street businesses on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Chamber’s Women In Business committee serves as a voice for all women in business, acting as an advocate on issues that affect their professional growth and long term economic vitality. Thank you for joining the
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June 25th, 2019

Chick Fil A Raised $3129.69 for Special Olympics Colorado in June 2019

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to support the Special Olympics Colorado at the Chick Fil A at the Gardens on Havana on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The On Havana Street Chick Fil A restaurant alone raised $3129.69! We hope everyone had a great time hanging out with our
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June 25th, 2019

NEW Location & Ribbon Cutting for The Mathes Allstate Agency

Monday, June 24, 2019  5 – 7 pm FREE EVENT Ribbon Cutting – The Mathes Agency The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency welcomed their clients, business professionals, partners, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Havana Business Improvement District to attend their Ribbon Cutting on Monday, June 24th 5 – 7 pm. There was  lots of food,
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June 24th, 2019

Roses are in Bloom

Stop by and enjoy our wonderful On Havana Street Rose Garden at the Gardens on Havana. This little garden is located near Maurice’s and the Xfinity store. The Lisa Strawn Memorial Rose Garden is a hidden gem in this shopping center. Stop by and smell the roses!  

June 21st, 2019

The Morbid Curiosity Carnival & Hearsecon Come to Aurora

Thank you to Aurora, Colorado City Hall Aurora 8 • Aurora TV for featuring the event On Havana Street. Watch the feature here at 20:24 with HearseCon Colorado Morbid CuriositiesCarnival #OnHavanaStreet at the NEWLY REMODELED Stampede    

June 20th, 2019

Asian Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot

Thank you to the Asian Chamber of Commerce for hosting their June Business After Hours On Havana Street. There were about 40 business professionals enjoying the newly remodeled Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot’s grilled meat and banchan (side dishes). We enjoyed authentic Korean cuisine, networking and meeting new friends!    

June 19th, 2019

From the Hip Photo Captured the FUN FESTIVAL SITES at the 2019 Cruzin’ Havana Car Show & Poker Run

Thank you to our Presented By Sponsor – Havana Auto Parts

June 18th, 2019

My Favorite Muffin is NOW OPEN!

Delicious cake-like muffins, big freshly baked bagels, and gourmet Brewster’s coffees make us hard to resist! Check our newest addition to On Havana Street – 1627 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012 This Aurora location opened early June and plans to host their GRAND OPENING JULY 26 & 27 with lots of deals and specials.
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June 18th, 2019

Art 2C adds a new public art site location On Havana Street

Schomp Subaru will be the newest addition to our public art program for 2019. We will begin installing a new concrete pad this summer to reveal the 1st public art sculpture at Schomp Subaru in November. Justin Deister’s Mr. Toolman will be presented on a 6×6 concrete pad on the corner of Havana & Virginia.
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June 18th, 2019

Some fireworks are legal in Aurora beginning June 15

Date: June 11, 2019 Media Contact: Sherri-Jo Stowell Community Engagement Administrator 720.477.0315 (on-call mobile) [email protected] Some fireworks are legal in Aurora beginning June 15 AURORA, Colo. – The sale, possession and use of certain fireworks is legal in Aurora from June 15 through July 4. Fireworks that do not leave the ground or explode are
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June 18th, 2019

Aurora Police Newsletter for District One – June 2019

Please see the District 1 Newsletter and Crime Report from APD. The Havana Business Improvement District corridor falls in Ward 3 & 4 and in APD’s District 1. JUNE 2019 PAR REPORT APD Area 8 Newsletter June 2019 APD Fireworks use in Aurora 2019 PRESS RELEASE

June 14th, 2019

Connecting with Local Chambers Near On Havana Street

Thank you to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the  DTC | Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce. It was wonderful to meet with Eastern  Metro professionals on June 13th and kick-off the Colorado summertime fun. Many of the Aurora Chamber and DTC & Greenwood Village Chamber shop and work On Havana Street. It was wonderful to
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June 12th, 2019

CITY DESK: Steep electric car discount available in Aurora until August

By City Desk  June 12, 2019 Read Sentinel Article here AURORA | A metro region program is allowing Colorado residents to buy electric cars 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 discount on Nissan Leaf electric
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June 11th, 2019

2020 LOGO CONTEST ENTRIES from the 2019 Cruzin’ Havana Classic Car Show

 

June 11th, 2019

2019 Schedule of Events On Havana Street

Things to do 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, Gift Card Giveaways during Half-time show February 20, 2019: Self Defense Training with Aurora Police at The Stampede On Havana Street with the Chamber’s
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June 7th, 2019

Donut Forget to Get Your Free Donut – June 7, 2019 National Donut Day

Dunkin’s special offer to ring in the holiday is good all day on National Donut Day, Friday, June 7, at participating locations while supplies last. Guests can enjoy classic donut favorites including Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles and more   Dunk Out, America: Take A Break On National Donut Day With A Free Donut From Dunkin’
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June 5th, 2019

Gear Up for the “Cruzin’ on Havana Car Show & Poker Run”

Aurora NOW – Aurora 8 also featured our classic car show: Gear Up for the “Cruzin’ on Havana Car Show & Poker Run” at 16:03 

May 30th, 2019

2019-2020 Art 2C Public Art Program

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 and one permanent piece will be exhibited in the Business District, which is spread along Havana Street from East First Avenue to East Yale
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May 30th, 2019

Things to do in June

Taco Festivals, Live Music, and More! Visit Aurora Blog  – May 29, 2019 UPCOMING EVENTS   Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities. Thank you to Visit Aurora for featuring our Cruzin’ Havana Classic Car Show & Poker Run! 12TH ANNUAL CRUZIN’ HAVANA CAR SHOW & POKER
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May 29th, 2019

$36,000 of Tools and Tool Cabinets Were Awarded to 2017 Graduates

$36,000 worth of tools and tool Cabinets were awarded to the first graduates of the Pickens Tech and Havana Motor Mile Partnership. Today was a big day on the Havana Motor Mile and marks the two year commitment anniversary for six Pickens Technical College students of the Havana Motor Mile Tool Incentive Program. Two years
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May 28th, 2019

4 Top Options For Cheap Southeast Asian Food In Aurora

Our Pho 99 On Havana Street was featured on May 27, 2019 at 5:00 am by CBS 4 Denver. (HOODLINE) – Looking to satisfy your appetite for Southeast Asian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Southeast Asian restaurants around Aurora, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a
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May 27th, 2019

2019 Cruzin’ Havana Classic Car Show & Poker Run Comcast Commercials

Watch the 2019 Cruzin’ Havana commercials: Version 1:  https://youtu.be/Sjer9l_5Gsw Version 2: Presented By Havana Auto Parts: https://youtu.be/GhmbZAjyTEg Thank you to our Presented By Sponsor Havana Auto Parts. These commercials will run on Comcast from 5/27/19 through 6/8/19 at noon.

May 23rd, 2019

The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency Ribbon Cutting

The Mathes Allstate Insurance Agency welcomes you to attend their upcoming Ribbon Cutting on Monday, June 24th 5-7 pm. There will be food, drinks, and a raffle.

May 23rd, 2019

Havana Motor Mile Auto Tech Tool Incentive Program 2019

2019 was an exciting year for our Havana Motor Mile Auto Technician Tool Incentive Program. We worked with Pickens Technical College Auto Tech Program to award the top 5% of their graduating students a tool chest with tools valued at $6000. The Havana Business Improvement District’s Havana Motor Mile created this partnership and program to
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May 21st, 2019

Meet Samir Mohammad of Bettola Bistro

Our wonderful Chef Samir was featured in the VoyageDenver on May 13, 2019. Check out the article here: Today we’d like to introduce you to Samir Mohammad. He and his team share his story with us below. Please kick things off for us with some background on Samir’s story. Samir got started in a greasy
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