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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: Version 2: Presented By Havana Auto Parts: 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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May 16th, 2019

Auto Mart USA on the Havana Motor Mile truly is “The dealer with a heart.”

Auto Mart USA was recognized by the Aurora Police Department on May 16, 2019. Lt. Mike Hanifen, SGT Tom Graham and Chance Horiuchi visited Auto Mart USA to present a thank you and recognition plaque. This dealership on the Havana Motor Mile truly is “The dealer with a heart.” In March 2019, APD collaborated with
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May 15th, 2019


Congrats to the Two Lucky $500 On Havana Street Restaurant Week GIVEAWAY WINNERS! Shelley B. is the winner of the $500 VISA GIFT CARD   Rich M. is the winner of the $500 in ON HAVANA STREET RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS Thank you to everyone who entered and participated in Restaurant Week on May 1st to 8th, On
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May 15th, 2019

The Best Italian Restaurants in Metro Denver

WESTWORD STAFF | MAY 15, 2019 | 6:54AM Our wonderful Bettola Bistro made the list of “Best Italian Restaurants in Metro Denver.” Read the entire article here Bettola Bistro 10253 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora 303-750-1580   At Bettola, Chef Samir Mohammad and his partner, Rachel Firestone, accomplish in a tiny space in an Aurora strip mall what bigger, more lavishly appointed eateries
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May 13th, 2019

Aurora hosting first-ever Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 13, 2019 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Aurora hosting first-ever Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair AURORA, Colo. – Enjoy a light lunch and local libations with zero waste and zero guilt June 8 at the city of Aurora’s inaugural Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair. Everything will be composted
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May 13th, 2019

Skip the Landfill – City of Aurora Mattress Recycling Event

The city of Aurora is offering a better way to dispose of an old mattress or box spring than sending it to a landfill or dumping it illegally. In partnership with Spring Back Colorado Mattress Recycling, the city is hosting a mattress recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Central Facilities
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May 10th, 2019

2019 Mini Model Cruise & RC Cars Inside at The Stampede

Mini Model Cruise Contest at the 2430 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014 (Inside the NEWLY REMODELED Stampede) Registration: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging/Awards: 3:00 p.m. Mini Model Cruise: 2019 Mini Model Cruise flyer & entry form Admission $5 for the first model, $1 each additional unlimited Got an “in progress” model you want to
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May 9th, 2019

Aurora State of the City video premieres at annual event features On Havana Street

City of Aurora’s May 9, 2019 Newsletter Aurora State of the City video premieres at annual event Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare provided a quick overview of what’s been happening in the city in the last year, and a short video offered a visual overview of the latest progress. View the link for details. Read more
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May 6th, 2019

Thank you to the volunteers for helping in our community rose garden!

We are so grateful to the 15 volunteers and their hard work in the garden. Each volunteer received Thank you gift cards from Chick Fil A Gardens on Havana, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, & Uncle Maddio’s Pizza. Spring is here at the AmCap’s Gardens on Havana. Chance Horiuchi and Connie Werner with Great Western
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May 6th, 2019

17 Best Things to Do in Aurora, Colorado

On Havana Street (#10) and our Sam’s No 3 (#17) were featured in the VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine. This magazines had been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years. © Courtesy of arinahabich – Aurora is one of Colorado’s most vibrant and energetic cities as the destination is filled with unique
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May 2nd, 2019

AuroraTV Featured Restaurant Week & Menya Ramen & Poke

Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director, joined AuroraTV to feature Menya Ramen & Poke for On Havana Street Restaurant Week. It’s time to treat your taste buds to something different.  Menya Ramen and Poke recently opened up a new restaurant on Havana Street. With authentic ramen bowls, Japanese inspired cuisine, Izakaya, poke and more; AuroraTV had to give
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May 2nd, 2019

AuroraTV Featured Restaurant Week & Seoul BBQ & Hot Pot

Chance Horiuchi, Executive Director, joined AuroraTV to feature Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot for On Havana Street Restaurant Week. In honor of Restaurant Week on Havana Street, the AuroraTV team takes an inside look on the delicious dines of Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot. Series: Aurora Now+ Posted: 5/2/2019 Category: NewsFlavors of Aurora
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April 29th, 2019

Aurora Is Growing Fast—and Isn’t Slowing Down

5280 May 2019 mentions On Havana Street in it’s extensive feature on Aurora, Colorado’s growth and its future development opportunities. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Denver’s eastern neighbor, which just happens to be the third-largest city in Colorado, has big plans for the future—take a look. BY NATASHA GARDNER | 5280 MAY 2019 5280 Features On Friday nights, Stanley Marketplace thrums with
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April 26th, 2019

Snowl Cafe and On Havana Street Restaurant Week Feature on Aurora TV

Thank you so much to Randy Peterson and his team at Aurora TV for promoting our upcoming Restaurant Week On Havana Street on the AURORA NOW on April 24, 2019. AURORA NOW features our upcoming Restaurant Week on May 1-8, 2019 and also Snowl at 1931 S Havana Street: Watch the feature here Please enter the $500
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April 26th, 2019

New Rescheduled Date for the Public Meeting for Kum & Go Store near Havana & Yale

The City of Aurora has scheduled a new date and location for the public meeting for the Kum & Go Store No. 2312: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm in the library at Polton Elementary School (2985 S Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80014). Please contact Scott Campbell  if you have any questions or concerns! Kum and Go Neighborhood Meeting
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April 24th, 2019

Watch the NEW On Havana Street 9NEWS Commercials

3 Havana Motor Mile Commercials: Over 20 Car Dealerships 9NEWS Commercial Auto Parts 9NEWS Commercial Auto Services 9NEWS Commercial On Havana Street Restaurants Commercial: Dine at On Havana Street Restaurants 9NEWS Commercial

April 23rd, 2019

Aurora Gets Its First Yunnanese Rice Noodle Specialist

Thank you to the Westword for sharing about our newest addition to On Havana Street’s good eats. Check out Mark Antonation’s article on Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles – Shi Miaodao in Aurora, Colorado.  Lucky China was one of our favorites for handmade noodles and slow-cooked soups, but after six years on South Havana Street, chef
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April 17th, 2019

Public Meeting for Kum & Go CANCELLED TONIGHT

Good Afternoon Everyone, As you may have heard, due to the recent safety concerns all CCSD schools have been closed for the day. Unfortunately for us, this means that we will no longer have access to the meeting space we had scheduled at Eastridge Community Elementary School and will need to reschedule; I apologize for
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April 10th, 2019

One hot meal needed

Hello friends of the Havana Business Improvement District and Aurora Warms the Night, As the cold weather moves in again today we are hoping to provide one hot meal for approximately 20 individuals at the Stay Inn hotel this evening.  The Stay Inn is located at 12033 E. 38th Ave in Denver 80239.  The hot
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April 9th, 2019

Aurora Colorado’s First CBD Grab & Go Juice and Eats Restaurant

DIY Health featured our Coco Loco On Havana Street and Coco Loco won GOLD for the Best of Colorado Awards.  See DIY Health article below:   Coco Loco Located at: 2353 S Havana St Unit D14 Aurora, CO 80014 Phone in your order or online Telephone –  (303) 284-2959   Coco Loco is a Fresh
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April 8th, 2019

Public Meeting Notice – Canterbury Park Improvement Project 

Public Meeting Notice – Canterbury Park Improvement Project Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 6 to 7 pm Aurora Fire Station 11 2291 S Joilet St.

April 7th, 2019

CHEW ON THIS: Exponentially diverse Aurora serves up different every day

By The Sentinel This article featured two of our On Havana Street restaurants. Staff writers:  Kara Mason and Dave Perry highlighted Angry Chicken and Yum Yum Bakery. Read full article here   Angry Chicken | Korean Fried Chicken 1930 S. Havana St. Unit 13 There’s chicken and then there is Angry Chicken. The angrier, the
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April 4th, 2019

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community until May 31 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to celebrate successful businesses that are leaders in the
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April 1st, 2019

Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles – Coming Soon!

Another new addition to On Havana Street is Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles. This restaurant is one of the hundreds on the Havana Business Improvement District corridor. The Ten Seconds Yunnan Rice Noodles is located in the former award winning Lucky China Restaurant located next to M Mart and in the Seoul Korean BBQ &
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March 25th, 2019

$14.5M Village on the Park Redevelopment in Progress

Village on the Park is located at the intersections of the Parker Road, Havana Street, and lliff Avenue. The center is at the Gateway to the Havana Retail District, Aurora’s strongest retail corridor. The center is under redevelopment. Jennifer Maisch, Kimco’s Director of  Corporate Communications shared that the construction is moving along on the new Old Navy
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March 23rd, 2019

Grab your cowboy boots! Discover a country-themed live music venue On Havana Street!

Grab your cowboy boots! Discover a country-themed live music venue complete with dancing lessons and western themed decor. Perfect for a truly unique event space, your attendees will enjoy the country-western side of Colorado. Visit Aurora hosted their incredible Q1 Hospitality Networking event at the Stampede on March 21, 2019. This wonderful gathering showcased the
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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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