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Louisville Downtown Business Association
Downtown Dialogue — What's Up Downtown
In this month's Downtown Dialogue:

Thanks and Gratitude…

The cold breath of winter blew in this last week reminding us that seasons change as do circumstances. November heralds the beginning of the holiday season, which poses a new challenge for businesses to adapt in this age of Covid. But rather than stress about all the upcoming obstacles, I would like to be thankful and grateful for this wonderfully amazing community. It is because of all the people in our city, and many visitors, that our downtown is still hanging on despite so much uncertainty and strife. Thank you for supporting the retailers and services, their doors are open because you continued to shop and book appointments. Thank you for dining out so often, your appetites have made all the difference for our beloved restaurants. I know every single business extends you their heartfelt gratitude and will continue to be thankful for all your support as they now face the unknown of a Covid winter. Bravo Louisville! Stay safe and healthy and we all look forward to seeing you throughout these winter months. 

Outdoor Dining Update

Great news – spread the word! Outdoor Dining on Main Street, and for the few Front Street locations, will continue much in its current form for the next few weeks. City Council consented to transition the Outdoor Dining program to seating areas located in on-street parking spaces. Downtown businesses that wish to have on-street seating in parking spaces will be accommodated through the winter and the City will also continue to evaluate designation of grab-n-go parking spots for take-out and delivery. While the specific plans for seating and the re-opening of Main Street to vehicular traffic are made, the street closure will remain in place. Vehicular traffic will return to Main Street no later than the end of November.

The Holidays Downtown

The DBA is thrilled to announce that the downtown traditions of both WinterSkate and Downtown Carriage Rides will go on this year! Boulder Creek Events is currently in the process of building the ice rink at the Steinbaugh Pavilion on Front St. If you’re eager for opening day visit the BCE website for updates. Carriage Rides always begin the week of Thanksgiving. The City has also informed us that the holiday lights will go up the first week of November this year to add a little extra seasonal sparkle and cheer. We look forward to seeing you all downtown this holiday season!

Faces of Downtown


Eric Reed, owner of Acme Fine Goods

I am Eric Reed, the Owner and Operator of Acme Fine Goods which was built out of the dream that Men could have a place to find the clothes that they “needed” and find them from brands that would last the rigors that they put them through.  We opened the doors of our Old Town Louisville location on Walnut St. on June 1, 2019 and we have been building a reputation for Quality Apparel, Curated Gifts, and those “just right” pieces for the “hard to shop for” guys.

I live here in Old Town Louisville so I feel lucky to be able to walk to work and see my friends and fellow business owners daily.  Before I opened Acme I worked for a number of companies in the Outdoor industry, from Fly Fishing Product Manufactures to the Local Outdoor Apparel Company “Topo Designs”.  I have been involved in wholesale and retail sales for almost 20 years so when the time came to build something for myself I knew exactly what I wanted. When you come into the store you get a true glimpse into my life.  From the Classic Brands to the reclaimed wood fixtures, a piece of me can be found in every inch of the store. This Holiday Season please take some time to come through the store and see what I have to offer. We are Compliant with all Boulder County Covid Rules and Regulations and we offer a safe place for all to shop.  I look forward to seeing you in the shop and let’s talk about how I can help you find what you are looking for. You can also check us out at

Downtown Restaurant News

The Huckleberry and Zucca Italian Ristorante

News and Holiday Offerings
700 Main St. and 808 Main St.
The Huckleberry and Zucca have installed iWave air purification systems in both of our restaurants to help keep the interior air as clean as possible to reduce the spread of Covid. We are also maintaining all social distancing guidelines and continuing to employ heightened cleaning and sanitation processes, both in the dining room and in the kitchens.  
Both the Huckleberry and Zucca are available for private parties, and would make a great place to have a small gathering outside of the home. We will adhere to all mandated party sizes, but this is a great way to gather with family or friends in a clean environment that has more room for social distancing. Please reach out to our management if you’d like to discuss a private party.  
ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY PIES! NOW is the time to start getting orders in for Holiday Pies! Call the Huckleberry at 303-666-8020 to get your pie order in TODAY. Available: pumpkin, apply, cherry, chocolate bourbon pecan, peach huckleberry. Need something special?  Just let us know and we’ll try to accommodate! 
TAKE-OUT Zucca is a great option to order a family dinner to go! or 303-666-6499.

Three Leaf Catering

Cooking Class: Holiday Pies – Session 2
November 16th 6pm – 9pm
808 Main St.
Join us at our new Commercial Catering Kitchen behind our restaurant, Zucca, as we partner with Jenni of The Singing Cook to offer a series of hands-on cooking classes this winter! These fun and interactive classes will be held in safely socially distanced conditions with all the covid protocols in place to offer a safe and creative thing to do, either alone, or with a friend or partner.  
Our second class in the series is Holidays Pies, and our first session sold out so fast that we added a second one! Join Jenni as she teaches you the secrets to making delicious and Instagram-worthy pies…pssst, the crust is the key. For more information and to register:

740 Front

Comfortable and Safe Winter Dining
740 Front St.
Dining at 740 Front just got better for the upcoming cooler weather!  We’ve just added eight high-output propane heaters to our expanded patio allowing guests to continue to dine comfortably outside while weather permits. As for indoor dining, we’ve also just installed a state-of-the-art iWave air purifier system in late September. The iWave uses needle-point bi-polar ionization to combat, reduce, & eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold, & allergens including Covid-19. The health of our employees & our guests continue to be our top concern going into the fall & winter.  Read more about this exciting technology at

For menu and take-out visit or call 720-519-1972.

Sweet Cow

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Pie is BACK!
637 Front St.
One of the joys of the fall season is the return of many delicious flavors - like pumpkin spice! Starting November 2nd, you can head to Sweet Cow to pick up a seasonal Pumpkin Spice ice cream pie! They are beyond delicious, and only come around once a year.  Don't miss your opportunity to share one with your family.  *Limited Availability*

Por & Bittersweet Café

Miracle on Main Street Pop-Up Bar
Opens November 20th
836 Main St.

Scrooge is banished in Louisville this Holiday Season! On November 20th the alley behind Bittersweet Café (the former Por location) will be transformed into a safe, socially-distanced magical Winter Wonderland guaranteed to banish those COVID blues and get you in a sparkly holiday mood. This pop-up bar will feature indoor and outdoor covered and heated spaces including themed greenhouses for safe and warm socially-distanced drinking and snacking. Choose from a private table at the Gingerbread House, the Rowdy Reindeers, Hogwarts Holiday, or our exclusive VIP Candy Caner lounge. Visit for more information and to book - 100% of the reservation fee will benefit non-profits Louisville Rising and Community Food Share 
Decorate a Gingerbread House! Although by evening the pop-up bar is strictly 21+ we wanted to do something special for kids so we will be hosting Bittersweet’s 5th Annual Gingerbread House decorating parties this year at Miracle on Main Street. Little elves will get the chance to experience our magical winter wonderland and festive photo booth. These are available to book in small private groups so kids can create safely together with their family/pod/cohort/neighborhood or whoever is in the bubble.

Crystal Springs Brewing

CTC Taproom Re-Opens and More!
604 Main St.
It's time to pivot again! The days of Covid-19 have meant constant adjustments for all downtown Louisville businesses, and Crystal Springs is no exception. Now that Main St. has re-opened, we're working on making the beer garden a comfortable place to be even when the weather isn’t all that great. Our plans include adding a covered pergola to the north end of the beer garden and a tent canopy to keep the snow and rain off. We intend to add electric and propane heaters to help keep people warm. Of course, we will be following all pandemic safety requirements.

Additionally, we'll be re-opening our taproom at our brewing facility in the CTC to provide a little bit more indoor space during the colder months. Our re-opening is scheduled for Friday, November 13th. We're also planning to release Black Saddle, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, on that day. Of course, things may change, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @crystalspringsbrewing for up-to-date info!

Lastly, the country is currently experiencing a major shortage of aluminum cans. We're adjusting to this in a few ways, so expect to see Crystal Springs beer in some different packaging. We encourage everyone to purchase all your non-craft beer beverages in bottles, when you are able. And don't forget to recycle your cans and bottles!

Downtown Retail News

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping will certainly look a bit different this year in light of the Covid situation. Many shops are encouraging their customers to begin their holiday shopping early and consider coming on less busy days. As you know, most of the shops downtown are fairly small and will be unable to accommodate the normal amount of holiday shoppers in their shops while still being able to respect the current social distancing guidelines. Shops want to provide everyone with a safe and comfortable environment for in-person shopping, so please be patient and consider shopping on weekdays or during off-peak times. Also, many shops offer private shopping appointments or have phone and online ordering options for curbside pick-up – check with your favorites shops today! Thank you for supporting small, local retailers!

Creative Framing Art Gallery

November Sale!
916 Main St.
Start your holiday shopping with us this season! Enjoy 20% off Ceramics and 10% off Jewelry for the month of November. We also offer complimentary gift wrapping and personal shopping services – call for more information at 303-664-0043. Also, visit our website at

My Saving Grace

Book a Shopping Party!
909 Main St.
Host your own Ladies Night Out personal shopping experience for you and 3 friends at My Saving Grace this holiday season! This is a fun and stress free option to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Plus, receive 20% off one full-priced item per person.  Book today by calling 720-597-4294.

The Singing Cook

Knife Sharpening
Holiday Shopping and November Events!
728 Main St.
Holiday Shopping: The Holiday Season is nigh and we are ready to help you find the perfect gifts for the culinary novice or genius! Since we are operating under Covid guidelines, we are advising our customers to begin shopping early and ask that you please be patient as we must maintain health and safety standards by only allowing 10-12 people in the shop at once. We want everyone to have a pleasant and safe shopping experience. We are also offering Private Shopping Appointments on Mondays beginning Monday, Nov. 9th. Please call or email to schedule your appointment. 720-484-6825 or
You may also make purchases by phone for pick-up. Please LIKE and look at our FB Page as we are posting items for you to browse. You can also purchase an eGift Card on our website, and please join our email list so you are in the loop on all things Singing Cook! 
Knife Sharpening: Nov. 7 & 21 – Last chance to get your knives ship-shape before Thanksgiving. 10am-2pm in the parking lot behind our building. We always advise coming early.
COOKING CLASSES! – Holiday Pies – Nov. 16th  6-9pm.  We are excited to continue our partnership with Three Leaf Catering to offer cooking classes this fall and winter! The Singing Cook herself will be teaching some of these classes and students will also have an opportunity to purchase class kits or other pertinent kitchen items at a discount. For more information visit:

Old Friends

Holiday Shopping
706 Front St.
Old Friends is here to help keep the traditions going for your upcoming holiday. To make sure we do this safely, we have made changes to our store to make you, and our staff feel safe. Socially distanced shopping, contact-free pickups and personal shopping appointments. See our website for more details at: Old Friends.

Acme Fine Goods

Shop with Acme this Holiday Season
915 Walnut St.
The Shop and Website are Open for Business! From Apparel to Curated Gifts, we have you covered this Holiday Season.  Visit us downtown at 915 Walnut or check us out online at

Mountain High Appliance

Thank You!
1130 Pine St.

Thank you for supporting our local, family owned business for over 27 years. We are Colorado's most complete appliance source, and it will always be our pleasure to serve you. As with many businesses, this year has been full of many “trials & tribulations” for us, not the least of which has been a world-wide shortage of major household appliances. Because of slowed production, due to plants being closed following the effects of COVID-19, the shortage is literally everywhere across the globe. The result is long wait times for the delivery of many appliances you purchase from any retailer. Mountain High Appliance is dedicated to working with you honestly, listening to your needs, and providing you with the information you want to make an educated decision about your appliance purchase, including honest information about delivery times and product availability. You can always count on us for the latest industry news and updates.
And here’s some good news! We have an ever-changing inventory of hundred’s products available in our Denver Clearance Center. Please see the Clearance section at Visit a showroom, give us a call or chat with an appliance expert online today
Our hearts also go out to everyone who has been painfully affected by the pandemic. We’ll get through this together, Louisville, and be a stronger community as a result. 
Sincerely, Brad Barnett, President, Mountain High Appliance

Entertainment News

Tilt Pinball

Private Arcade Time!
640 Main St., Ste. B
Love arcades but not crowds these days?  Rent Tilt for only $100 per hour.  (Compare that to a family outing to the Movies.) Imagine your childhood fantasy coming true - a full blown video and pinball arcade all to yourself (and a bar, too). Visit for details or give us a call at 303-997-9548 or send an email to

We open at 4:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  To keep you safe we have fresh air pumped in all the time, we clean the machines between each use, we enforce mask use and more, so come check us out.

The Louisville Underground

Shows, Trivia and More!
604 Main St.
The Louisville Undergound hosts Comedy Shows this November on the 12th and 21st and Trivia Nights on November 6th, 13th and 20th.

Need a venue for a small gathering, Covid compliant, of course? Book your Holiday Party with us! For more info visit

Big Little Sound

Wireless Silent Discos!
It’s easy to have a socially distanced disco with our wireless kit and locals have been doing just that. You can rent the gear DIY and host a party anywhere you like. We also have a full solar kit to allow us to power an event from any location.

Services News

Yoga Junction

Yoga for Skiers with Polly
December 2, 9, & 16th 8:15am
927 Main St.
Join us for this winter sport conditioning series. Learn how to build core strength and balance while developing stability and flexibility and prevent injury while out on the slopes. Register at

Center Your Body Pilates

Happy Holidays!
844 Main St., Ste.101
This is the season to be grateful!  And grateful we are to our members, our family, and the entire Louisville Community for all their support. We are thrilled to be able to provide our services in a variety of ways with options for all, doing what we love to do most - sharing the gift of movement to everyone.
While we all navigate our lives during Covid, we have taken all precautions necessary with updates weekly. We are ready for you whether you choose to work out in your home with our LIVE Online Zoom classes or work out with us LIVE in the studio.  Masks are required and equipment is spaced 6 feet apart for your health and well-being.  We have added an additional reformer, yet we still provide an intimate setting with safety being our priority. We also offer Private Sessions, Pilates Rehab Sessions, Group Reformer, Pilates Barre Fusion, Pilates Mat Fusion, Mobility + Flexibility Classes 6 days a week!  We have packages for Online and Live In-Studio Sessions.  We always offer a FREE 30-minute session for you to explore & try before you buy!  Experience for yourself how Pilates can change your body and makes you better at all that you do in your life and impacts your body for a lifetime. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all that is going on this fall and beyond.
SPECIAL - For Thanksgiving Weekend, we will be offering discounts on our LIVE Class Sessions purchased: Buy a 10 Class Package: Get two sessions FREE, Buy a 20 Class Package:  Get 3 Classes FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES are also available – Give the Gift of Good Health to someone special! Buy a $100 or more Gift card and receive a FREE Pair of Barre Sox

Louisville Realty Associates

Precious Gift Drive
Nov. 9th – Dec. 11th 
815 Walnut St.
Once again, Louisville Realty Associates is partnering with A Precious Child (APC) for their Precious Gift Drive this year, and they need the community’s support now more than ever! Last year alone, APC fulfilled holiday wishes to more than 13,000 children in need. With the impact of COVID-19 the need for programs like Precious Gift is continuing to grow. With your help, we can make sure disadvantaged children across the Denver metro area have a wonderful holiday season. Please shop online here to be directed to the APC Amazon Wish list and have your order delivered directly to their Resource Center. Be sure to mention that Louisville Realty sent you! 

Trailhead Wealth Management

Our New Film!
801 Main St., Ste.300
Trailhead Wealth Management is excited to debut a project we have been working on for quite some time, our first branding film! In sharing this project with our clients and our community, we hope to let people know a little more about our distinct approach to wealth management and investment planning. With this year being what it has, this has been an uplifting focus for our team, and we hope it inspires others to keep looking for the positive too.

The video will eventually live on our new website, which we plan to unveil in the new year. In the meantime, you can find it on our social media platforms (follow us on Facebook & LinkedIn)!

Achtermann Chiropractic

Annual Stocking Drive
600 Main St.
Achtermann Chiropractic and Acupuncture continues their Stocking Drive and can take donations up until Thanksgiving.  The stockings support military families, wounded heroes, and deployed service members and veterans this holiday season through Soldiers’ Angels Holiday Community Partners. This year our goal is to send 10 filled stockings overseas to deployed military and their families. The first year we sent 6 stockings and last year we sent 7. Soldiers Angels goal for 2020 is to collect 20,000 stockings. The stockings can be filled with socks, gloves, games, books, snacks, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and other amazing treats, and of course, lots of candy canes!  We also need 10 knit or fleece hats to place on top of each stocking.  We will have a box in the waiting room of the office and a donation jar if you’d like to donate cash for shipping costs or stocking supplies. We know that this little gesture will mean a lot to so many that are protecting our country and will make many people feel cared for this holiday season. Again, THANK YOU for helping make this one of the most rewarding community outreach projects we do! For a list of needed items visit:

City News

From the Cultural Council

Film Screening: The Story of Plastic
November 12th  6:30 – 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Join us for a free, virtual film screening of The Story of Plastic as we kick off the Sustainable Film Series. The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe from plastic production and processing. Register here:

The Sustainability Film Series is hosted by the City of Louisville Sustainability Advisory Board, the Louisville Cultural Council and the Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee. This film has been generously donated for screening by the Louisville Cultural Council.
Virtual Paint Party
November 17th 6:30-9:00pm

Enjoy a fun and relaxing way to unlock your creativity! The Louisville Public Library and the Louisville Cultural Council invite you to follow along virtually as Whimsy Paint and Sip guides you though a wintery scene, all while staying cozy in your own home. Program is suited for teens and adults. This is a free, virtual program. All necessary supplies will be provided. Supply kits will be available for pick-up at the Louisville Public Library from Thursday, November 12 - Tuesday, November 17.* Registration is required.

*Supply kits will only be available for pick-up during Library Open Hours, or Curbside Hours.

From the Louisville Public Library 

The Library is open limited hours for in-person services and contactless curbside holds pickup. Check out the Library’s website to read more about current serviceshours of operation and Curbside Holds Pick-Up & Book Returns.
The Library and Book Return will be closed on the following dates: November 11th and the 25-27th. View all of the Library’s scheduled closures.
November Programs

Looking for Wildlife Clues Zoom Show and Tell*
For families and designed for children age 5-9
November 4th 3:30-4pm
Build a Better Book*
This program is for kids and teens; 5th-12th grades
November 9th 10-2pm
Active Minds: Thanksgiving*
November 12th 7-8pm
Money Matters: Credit Scores
Award Winning Money Matters Personal Finance Series
November 18th 6-7pm
While we have not resumed in-person programs we haven’t forgotten about our Story Time families. Watch these videos for some of our favorite Story Time songs and rhymes!
View the Full Calendar
*Registration is required. Please see program details to register.

Louisville Historical Museum Updates

The Louisville Historical Museum ​is gathering stories of Louisville past and present. As a local business, you have a unique insight into life in Louisville. Have a story or recollection about Louisville that you want to share? Make sure your memories of Louisville go down in history by filling out the Be a Part of the Story Survey
The Museum also invites you to explore Louisville as it was in 1909 with the newly digitized, high resolution Drumm's Map. Find more information on the Museum's website. And, don't forget to check out the Museum's newest front window exhibit about grocery stores of Louisville's past. ​Shopping may have changed in some aspects, but community relationships matter as much now as they did then. ​
Museum Offers Free, Private Tours By Appointment
The Louisville Historical Museum offers free, private tours of the three historic buildings on the Museum Campus. These tours cover Louisville history from the coal mining days to today! Looking to get out of the house? This is a great activity for families and individuals, and we are taking all possible steps to lead tours in a safe way.  Visitors must wear facial coverings and observe social distancing. A Museum staff member will sanitize after each tour. Appointments are made online through the Museum website and are available Tuesday - Saturday at 10 AM and 1 PM for groups of six people or fewer. Please submit your request at least 24 hours in advance so the Museum can arrange for staff to lead your tour. Sign up for your free, private tour today!

City of Louisville

Recovery & Improvement Matching Grant Program
The Recovery & Improvement Matching Grant Program is still open for applications! Funds still remain in the City’s recent grant program. Please check the program website to see funding available and submit your application. The application requirements were recently amended to allow purchases made September 3 and thereafter to be funded if they meet program criteria. For questions contact Economic Vitality Director Megan Pierce: or 303-335-4531.


Historic Building

The Jacques House
829 Rex St.

Frank Jacques bought 4 lots in Louisville's Frenchtown, including what is now 829 Rex. Frank was born in France in 1868. There he married his wife Anna and their two sons Peter and Rene were also born there. The four came to the US in 1902 and to Louisville in 1908. The house was built around 1914.

The older son, Peter Jacques, died in a coal mine accident in 1919 when he was kicked by a mule used in the mines. Son Rene, was killed in the Columbine Mine Massacre in 1927 along with 5 other striking miners. Rene was the only one of the six from Louisville: 1500 people attended his funeral in an outpouring of grief and anger.

The property was subsequently owned by George and Marie Zoe Codron, also from France.

For more information about Louisville's Historic Preservation Program contact Rob Zuccaro, 303-335-4590,

Sponsorship Opportunity

The DBA is once again seeking sponsors for this year’s Carriage Rides. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Jenni Hlawatsch at Sponsorships begin at $500 and your business will get its logo on all signage, recognition on the DBA website, and social media exposure on the DBA FB page. Thank you for considering!

DBA Website Gift Card Page! 

In a continued effort to further support our beloved downtown businesses please visit the new Gift Card page on our website! There you can find links to buy Gift Cards to individual downtown businesses who have uploaded their links to the website. This is a centralized place meant to make it simple and easy to support your favorite businesses. 

Restaurant Offerings  

Below is a list of downtown restaurants that are offering Take-out, Curbside and Delivery Services or Dine-In. Click on each restaurant to be directed to their website. Also, check their FB pages for real time information!
12 Degree Brewing
740 Front
Bob’s Diner
Casa Alegre
Crystal Springs Brewing
Double Happy
Gravity Brewing/Gastronauts
Lucky Pie
Lulu’s BBQ
Moxie Bread Co.
Pica’s Taqueria
Precision Pours
Sweet Cow
Sushi Yoshi
 Want your event/info in this Newsletter?

As DBA members you have the opportunity to have information or events included in this very newsletter! If you are not receiving an email every month asking for any information you’d like to include, please contact Jenni at to get on our email list.

Also, Jenni is an admin on the DBA Facebook page, so please send her any events you’d like us to post, or ask her to share your post.

We want to make sure we are doing as much for your business as we can and the DD and FB page are two ways we can help spread the word about all the great happenings downtown!

Got News? e-mail Jenni Hlawatsch

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