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September 10th, 2017

El Gallito Taqueria Opens

The building has a fresh coat of paint and El Gallito has opened for business at 304 N Havana Street.  Mexican Street Food is their specialty.  They are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and their phone number is 303-364-3107.

September 9th, 2017

Art 2C On Havana New Exhibit Coming Soon

September 5 marks the first de-installation of the sculptures in the 2017 Art 2C on Havana exhibition to make way for the 2018 sculptures.  The sculpture at Concorde Healthcare at 111 N Havana will be the first to be de-installed.  The de-installation of sculptures will continue throughout September with cleaning of the sculpture pads as
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September 9th, 2017

Molcajete Serves Food So Authentic that Trump Will Want to Build a Wall Around It!

Read the great review in Westword about Molcajete Mexican Restaurant at 1911 S Havana, with a little political humor, too… Great Margaritas!!   Check it out!

September 8th, 2017

Aggressive Begging Ordinance and Trespass Ordinance

Here are the ordinances referred to in the NextDoor post: Begging Ordinances (3) Trespass Ordinance Packet  

September 6th, 2017

New Bank of America Branch at Market Square

The former Blockbuster Video space is being transformed into the newest Bank of America Branch in Colorado. Contractors are working to relocate the building entrance, to do parking lot restriping, and to extend the sidewalk.  New landscaping will be going in closer to the building, too.  No opening date has been shared as of yet.

September 5th, 2017

Dae Gee to Open in Early September

You have probably seen the beautiful black Tesla sedan in the parking lot at Birchtree Center.  The Tesla belongs to Dae Gee owner, Joe Kim, and Joe has been spending a lot of time putting the finishing touches on his new restaurant recently.  Dae Gee is located in the former site of the Han Kang Korean Restaurant on the
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September 3rd, 2017

Fairways at Lowry Sold!

The Fairways at Lowry apartment complex located at 9913 E 1st Avenue, just north of the Commonground Golf Course sold recently for $47.5 million. This complex features updated apartments, a major pool renovation, expanded fitness center, and a newly renovated clubhouse.  Fairways is close to the Fan Fare redevelopment site in Havana North.  In August
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September 2nd, 2017

August Concert and Ice Cream Social Recap

We finished off the 2017 Concert Series on August 22 with a concert by Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos and our annual Ice Cream Social.  The big crowd consumed 450 free sundaes from Baskin Robbins, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Good Times Frozen Custard and Freddy’s Frozen Custard.  Thank you all for coming to our 2017 free concert
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September 1st, 2017

Are You Ready For Some “Futsal?”

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Indoor Facility is scheduled to open in late September at 1st & Havana.  What is “Futsal?”  Here is the explanation according to the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer website: Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided soccer game that is widely played across the world. The nature of the game places a
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August 31st, 2017

September Life on Havana Street E-Newsletter

Read about all of the events and happenings On Havana Street in the September Newsletter. Sept 2017 E Newsletter

August 31st, 2017

SKI REX is Back!

Labor Day Weekend is your chance to save up to 75% on everything you need for the upcoming ski season at Colorado Ski & Golf’s Ski Rex sale. Links to a coupon ($10 off $50 purchase) and sale details: Get all the details!

August 15th, 2017

International Business Luncheon

It’s International Week here in Aurora!  The International Business Community came together at lunch to discuss economic and trade opportunities between El Salvador and Aurora.  As you know, the El Salvador Consulate opened 3 months ago in the 1450 S Havana Office Tower.  Congressman Mike Coffman spoke to the group.  Pictured below are (in red)
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August 14th, 2017

Chutney Restaurant, Indian & Nepalese Cuisine, Opens!

 YUM! You won’t want to miss this one! You are invited to the soft opening of the new Chutney Restaurant, Monday 8/14, after 5 p.m. Chutney owners Ashim KC and Rajani Paudel will give you a taste of Indian & Nepalese cuisine when you stop by. This is a free sampling of 75% of the
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August 14th, 2017

Affordable Housing Construction Underway!

The buildings are beginning to come out of the ground at the new affordable housing development, Village at Westerly Creek. Village at Westerly Creek is located just north of Kentucky Ave along Ironton St. Phase III calls for eight residential buildings and one maintenance building. The site is 5.4 acres. New townhomes and stacked flats
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August 4th, 2017

All Hobby Swap Meet at Colpar’s Hobbytown USA in Aurora

All Hobby Swap Meet at Colpar’s Hobbytown in Aurora, 1915 S Havana, Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10-2 in the lower level of the store. Tables can be reserved by calling the store at 303-341-0414 and are $10 each. There are only 25 tables available, so reserve yours today. Please reserve a table if you
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August 4th, 2017

2018 Cruzin’ Havana Logo Car

Our 2018 Cruzin’ Havana Car Show & Poker Run Logo Car will be Jeff Waldman’s 1933 pearl yellow Chevy Coupe. Save the Date:  June 9, 2018 is the date for Cruzin’ Havana!

August 3rd, 2017

The English Teacup Business is For Sale

After the recent death of long-time owner, Gerry Cosentino, the family has made the decision to put The English Teacup up for sale.  The location is in the strip mall on the SE corner of Havana and Jewell, 1930 South Havana.  This is a double tenant space with a tea room, tea wall, a kitchen
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August 2nd, 2017

Aurora Restaurants

Aurora Restaurant Guide Unique experiences in dining await you on Havana Street. Make your life more interesting by exploring all of the nooks and crannies of our Aurora restaurant district. You will be rewarded with an amazing palate of exciting tastes and smells in our wonderfully multi-ethnic Aurora restaurants. From white tablecloth gourmet experiences to
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August 1st, 2017

Jazzercise Havana’s Junior Dance Party!

Check out the flyer to the left.  From August 1-4 at 10:45 a.m. Jazzercise Aurora is holding a Dance Party, Arts & Crafts, and special music mixes for students in grades 1 through 6. End your summer on a high note and call 303-353-9684 for further details and to sign up.

July 26th, 2017

Community Works Together to Restore Subaru for Family

9News Coverage of the Tyler Family Subaru Story: It was quite the remarkable transformation of the Tyler Family’s Subaru!   We did not get a picture of the trashed out vehicle in the impound lot last Friday, but, honestly, it was hard to tell that it is the same vehicle.  The new wheels and tires from
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July 25th, 2017

Mixed-Use Zoning Approved by Aurora City Council for “Argenta” on the Fan Fare Site

On Monday, July 24, Aurora City Council unanimously approved the rezoning of the Fan Fare site to mixed use and approved a key component of the financing package, the 3rd & Havana Metro District, for the new mixed-use development on that site to be called “Argenta.”  Argenta will likely include for-sale townhomes, market-rate apartments, retail,
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July 25th, 2017

Community Comes Together to Help Family

Thank you Aurora Police, Shortline Subaru, The Used Tire Store, M&M Towing and Western Centers for helping The Tyler Family out in their time of need.  The Tyler Family was staying at Springhill Suites on Colfax while their 11 year old daughter was receiving chemotherapy for leukemia when their car was stolen from the parking lot at
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July 21st, 2017

Havana BID Board Member Darryl Ryan Retires

Darryl Ryan, the GM of Havana Auto Parts, retired on July 21 after 25 years with the company.  Darryl served as a Director of the Havana Business Improvement District since 2011.  Darryl’s assistance with major events was a huge asset to the Havana District.  Darryl assisted with Cruzin’ Havana, the Citywide Dumpster Day at Havana
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July 21st, 2017

Lead Magnet for Small Businesses

Need more leads for your business? Are you  looking for ways to grow your small business?  Check out this guide from our On Havana Street Marketing Company, Webolutions. This is an interesting read and might give you some new ideas for “Lead Magnets.”    

July 20th, 2017

Help for the Homeless in the Havana District

On Monday, July 18, Aurora’s new Homeless Day Resource Center (DRC) opened in the former gym on the Anschutz Campus.  The DRC is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a variety of services for people in need.  Here is the link to the article in Westword about the DRC. 
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July 19th, 2017

Gerry Cosentino, English Tea Cup Owner

Gerry Cosentino and his wife Annette have owned The English Tea Cup at 1930 S Havana for many years.  The Tea Cup was Gerry’s 3rd career.  He served in the US Army climbing to the rank of E9 before retiring after 27 years.  He then joined the US Postal Service and retired from that gig,
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July 19th, 2017

July 20 Havana BID Board Meeting Cancelled

We have cancelled the July 20 board meeting since several of our board members took vacation at the same time, so we will not have a quorum to conduct business.  Our next BID board meeting is August 17, 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s at Havana & Florida.  This meeting is open to the public.    

July 18th, 2017

Shortline Eurocars’ New Signage

Shortline Eurocars opened earlier this year at 2910 S Havana, but it took a while for their new signage to arrive.  Shortline Eurocars has amazing opportunities if you want exquisite interiors, cutting-edge technology, and of course, the performance expected of a high-end vehicle. With so many brands like Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and
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July 18th, 2017

Bentley’s Pet Stuff Now Open

Bentley’s Pet Stuff officially opened for business on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. What a fun store! You can shop with your pet on a leash and select from a wide variety of natural pet foods, treats and products. This is a boutique specialty pet supply store with some really neat stuff for your pets!  Stop
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July 16th, 2017

Cory Marcus Wins the Water World Gift Cards at our Frozen Treats Event!

Cory Marcus of Aurora was the winner of the $300 in Water World Gift Cards at our Frozen Treats Event on July 16.    A fun event for National Ice Cream Day…Congrats! The shops offered free “samples” of their products.  We saw 765 visits to our businesses including Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt,
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July 14th, 2017

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Indoor Facility to open at 111 Havana in August 2017

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club has leased 41,000 sf of the building at 1st and Havana, just north of CommonGround Golf Course and just down the street from the Lowry Sports Park.  They are transforming the building into an indoor soccer facility to include 4 indoor fields, a weight training and injury prevention/recovery program,
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July 13th, 2017

Foodie Teaser–The New Summit Steakhouse Coming Soon!

The new owners of The Summit Steakhouse, Stephen and Hopi Mondale, are transforming this classic but dated restaurant into a beautiful, welcoming place.  The old carpet had been removed from the walls, new canned lights have gone up in the lounge, and a modern new stained concrete dance floor has been installed.  Stephen is hand-crafting
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July 10th, 2017

Mike Naughton Ford’s New Display Lot

Very impressive!  The Ford F150’s are lined up on the new display lot at Mike Naughton Ford, 150 S Havana.  New inventory is arriving daily.  This project took over a year to complete.  Thank you Mike and Mickey for the huge investment in the Havana Motor Mile!

July 1st, 2017

Shortline Subaru Renovation

The steel beams have gone up on the Shortline Subaru building at 580 S Havana.  This is a major facade remodel, as well as expansion of the shop area at the dealership. The dealership is open for business during construction.   Thank you Don Hicks and John Bowell for your big investment in the Havana Motor
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June 28th, 2017

Tunisia Concert Pictures

Another wonderful and “hot” event On Havana Street.  The Tunisia Band Concert on Tuesday, May 27, 2017 at The Gardens on Havana was incredible!  The huge crowd feasted on sub sandwiches from 6 different On Havana Street restaurants and then enjoyed hits from Earth, Wind & Fire, Motown greats, and more current pop artists.  A
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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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