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Littleton Economic Development

November, 2018 Newsletter

Welcome new businesses

Adelitas Cocina y Cantina
Restaurants – Food – Beverage
(303) 778-1294
2609 W. Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120

The Rusty Tapp Colorado BBQ & Catering
Restaurants – Food – Beverage
(303) 797-9255
311 E. County Line Rd Suite 101 A-B
Littleton, CO 80128

Poke Co
Retail
(720) 292-0187
151 W Mineral Ave,Unit D140
Littleton, CO 80120

Mile Hi Popcorn and Gifts
Retail
(303) 901-8320
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive Suite 522
Littleton, CO 80120

Napa Nectars Liquor
Retail
(303) 794-4928
5302 S Federal Cir #E
Littleton, CO 80123

Brite Ideas Decorating
Retail
(303) 514-7054
8023 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80120

White Oak Formal Boutique
Specialty – Boutique Retail
(303) 918-6676
2565 W. Main St
Littleton, CO 80120

Antiquaria Design
Specialty – Boutique Retail
(512) 789-4479
5654 S. Prince St. A
Littleton, CO 80120

Paragon Pharmacy
Grocery – Pharmacy
(720) 627-6123
7720 South Broadway Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80122

AA Homecare
Health – Wellness; Retail & Service
(720) 449-1034
129 W. County Line Rd. #129
Littleton, CO 80129

Eddy’s Beef Jerky
Restaurants – Food – Beverage; Retail
(303) 726-2284
1500 West Littleton Blvd. Unit 111B
Littleton, CO 80120

Provision IT
Computers – Software
(303) 376-6126
4 West Dry Creek Cir Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120

DreamPrint 3D LLC
Manufacturing – Production – Wholesale
(720) 219-8082


Investing in the Future of Downtown Littleton

Littleton’s downtown has an important and unique role in economic and social development. Downtown Littleton creates a critical mass of activities where commercial, cultural, and civic activities are concentrated. This concentration facilitates business, learning, and cultural exchange. Forming a district allows stakeholders to determine the future of the area and provides a financial basis for desired improvements that will keep the area vital.

On September 26th, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) hosted an event for property and business owners to learn more about district management options for Downtown Littleton. Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) presented an overview of district formations and information on funding mechanisms for downtown improvement projects. Mayor Debbie Brinkman opened the event and experts including Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock, Frank Locantore with the Colfax Business Improvement District, and Tom George an attorney with Spencer Fane provided case studies and answered questions.

A second event hosted by the City of Littleton Economic Development Department will be held on November 14th to continue the discussion about Downtown Development Authorities (DDA’s) and Business Improvement Districts (BID’s). Property and business owners will have another opportunity to hear case studies and ask questions of Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock.


Team Tipton (R S Tipton, PBC) has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation

Team Tipton (R S Tipton, PBC) has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation. In an ongoing effort to provide the highest quality service, the City of Littleton is working with Team Tipton to assess and improve various processes.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.


Littleton ranked #8 on the WalletHub.com Best Small Cities in America rankings

Littleton was recently ranked #8 in the WalletHub.com Best Small Cities in America rankings.

From the website: “WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 40 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita. “


Antiquaria opens in Littleton

Antiquaria, which opened in Littleton on October 1st, was originally founded in Austin, Texas in 2010 by Bailey Rivera and Emma James. Since inception, the response to Antiquaria’s greeting cards, notebooks, and other stationery and gift designs has been overwhelmingly positive. Antiquaria has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine multiple times, as well as in Brides, Southern Living, Southers Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Stationery Trends. With their masterful use of calligraphy, hand lettering, hand-drawn illustration, vintage etching, watercolor, and typography, the Antiquaria design philosophy embodies a vintage-modern design aesthetic. The business is currently operating as wholesale, but plans to introduce a retail component in the summer of 2019. For more information, please visit shopantiquaria.com.


Tinman Kinetics opens in Downtown Littleton

Founded in 2016, Tinman Kinetics opened in Littleton in August, and has been on a mission to connect with the community and make the lives of business owners easier ever since. Through custom digital experience and human-centric artificial intelligence, Tinman Kinetics strives to empower business owners and streamline the mundane or tedious aspects of owning a business. For more information, please visit tinmankinetics.com.


Elite Hydration opens in Downtown Littleton

Elite Hydration, recently opened a hydration lounge on Main St. in downtown Littleton. The business provides walk-in clients and members with a fast and efficient way to hydrate and provide nutrients to the entire body through IV hydration and injections. Licensed clinical staff creates specialized IV bags to offer immune boosts, relief from jet lag, prep for athletic events, late nights on the town and more!  They also offer mobile services and have a fully renovated 31’ Airstream mobile lounge.  For more information, please visit elite-hydration.com


Good article on experiential retailing and consumers

MediaPost.com recently posted an excellent article reporting what consumers are looking for in their retail experiences, and what retailers can do to meet their needs in this age of the internet.

From the article: “many retailers and brands have stepped up their game by ironing out the seams between online and in-person, listening more and more transparently, and transforming brick-and-mortar locations into experiential environments versus simple transaction points. In addition to these massive changes, brands are also competing in a space in which consumer privacy and trust is more valuable than ever.”

Click here for the rest of the article.


30 Seconds: Your question of the month (question #7)

The Economic Development department values your feedback with a feature in our newsletter called ’30 Seconds: Your question of the Month’. Our objective is to engage with the business community in a fun and productive way. We ask that you provide your contact information – don’t worry, your information will not be shared. We’ll award a $100 gift card at the end of the year to the person who responded to the most questions. If there’s a tie for most responses, we’ll draw a name to determine the winner.

This months question (click the question to answer): Does your company outsource marketing, bookkeeping, etc? If so, what and why?


Littleton teens featured on the ‘Today Show’ for creating “Offline October” challenge

Students from Littleton’s Heritage High School were recently featured on the ‘Today Show’ for creating a worldwide effort to limit social media use in the month of October. The initiative is called “Offline October”- you can watch the ‘Today Show’ clip here to learn more.


City Announcements

Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign.  If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application

Littleton Plans
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool, LittletonPlans.org  has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.

Grants
The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant.  For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website. 

Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city.  Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.

Business Resources
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city?  The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.
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