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Littleton Economic Development

April, 2018 Newsletter

Welcome new businesses

Please welcome new Littleton businesses:

Greyhawk Signs / Front Range Sign Company
6229 S Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 946-0124
www.frontrangesigns.com

Freight King
5757 S Rapp Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(877) 378-5464
www.FreightKing.com

Home Town Appliance Co., Inc.
311 E. County Line Rd, #A-16
Littleton, CO 80122
(719) 474-9001
www.smalltownappliance.com

Strictly Biz Barbershop Inc.
2370 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(610) 639-6258

Bighorn Distribution LLC
621 Southpark Dr. #400
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 835-9889

Hazel & Deene
1101 West Mineral Avenue, Suite 105
Littleton, CO 80120
(866) 596-8007
www.hazeldeene.com

Ovenly Bakeshop, LLC
2540 W. Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 794-6375
https://www.facebook.com/ovenlybakeshop/

Lights Out! Escape Rooms
1500 W. Littleton Blvd. Unit 110
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 525-4531
www.lightsoutescapes.com

Condon Contracting Corp.
5306 S. Bannock Street, Unit 4
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 840-3000
www.condoncontracting.com

Winton Studio
542 E. Dry Creek Place
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 798-5689

Orchid Asian Bistro
1140 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120
(720) 217-9181
orchidasianbistrolittleton.com

Rocky Mountain Architectural Fabricators, LLC
2709 W Belleview Ave. Suite B
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 738-1032

Ji Jia LLC
62 E Arapahoe Road
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 798-5752

Semper Iuvenis
129 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
(303) 656-9841
www.bionuu.com

Law Office of John Hershey, LLC
6463 S Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 918-1724
www.littletonelderlaw.com

Carlice Enterprises / Promaster Multiservices LLC
1449 W Littleton Blvd, Suite 207
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 955-2243

SEG Security, LLC / Liberty Home Products
145 W County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
(303) 730-2070
www.lhpinc.com

Ascend Littleton, LLC / Ascend Cannabia Co.
5231 S. Santa Fe Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 888-8732

Tri County Fire Protection Inc
1501 W. Campus Dr, Unit N
Littleton, CO 80120
(970) 366-3407

Schroll Distribution, Inc.
2430 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 237-5469
www.schrollcabinets.com

Exodus Moving & Storage Inc
6229 S Santa Fe
Littleton, CO 80120
(970) 484-1488
www.exodusmoving.com


Littleton Adventist Hospital surgeon featured for pioneering Parkinson’s treatment of symptoms

Dr. David VanSickle, a surgeon at Littleton Adventist Hospital, was recently featured on KDVR for his pioneering treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Read more about it here.


LPD awarded prestigious CALEA accreditation for the fifth time

   The Littleton Police Department (LPD) has been awarded CALEA accreditation at the organization’s 2018 spring meeting. The award demonstrates the agency’s commitment to professional excellence in policy and practice. This is LPD’s fifth consecutive accreditation.

Accreditation from CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) requires that the department meet 381 professional standards based on national best practices. The reaccreditation process takes place every four years and requires an extensive review including a week-long, on-site audit by outside assessors. The agency must demonstrate continuous compliance during the full four-year award cycle.

LPD is one of only 18 Colorado law enforcement agencies who has achieved full accreditation status. Chief Doug Stephens stated, “We are very proud to have received our fifth reaccreditation from CALEA. Accreditation helps us achieve our goals of transparency and commitment to high professional standards for the community we serve.”


Vita 55+ Active Adults Apartment Project Wins LEED Gold Certification

Just ahead of its scheduled May 2018 opening, the amenities-rich Vita 55+ active adult apartment development at 2100 West Littleton Boulevard has been awarded LEED Gold certification.


Conservatrice Boutique opens on Main Street and immediately wins ‘best of’ recognition from Westword magazine

Gift, clothing and floral boutique Conservatrice opened at 2376 West Main late in 2017 with accolades from loyal customers who eagerly followed them from their previous spot on Broadway in Denver to the new Littleton location.    On March 29th, 2018, Westword magazine called the shop a ‘revitalizing sanctuary’ and added Conservatrice to their  2018 ‘Best Of’ list, recognizing the business for outstanding fresh floral designs.

Drawing inspiration from her Great-grandmother Minnie’s garden and love of nature, head floral designer Meg Jamison crafts seasonally-selected flowers into soft, European-style arrangements.  Customers can choose blooms for a special arrangement or select from an ever-changing variety of ‘grab-and-go’ bouquets.  Delivery is available for floral sales of $65 or more.    Meg’s mom and shop owner Betsy Jamison carefully curates unique handbags, charming children’s gifts and clothing, on-trend women’s clothing, artful gifts and romantic jewelry for the fantasy Parisian lifestyle shop.


City Funds Available to Assist Historic District Property Owners with Maintenance and Repair

In 2005 Main Street’s Historic District Preservation Grant program was formed to help property owners in the historic district enhance and preserve downtown Littleton’s unique character. Since then, more than 50 grants have been awarded for projects such as design assistance, window repair, painting and façade rehabilitation.

This year City Council has allocated a total of $50,000 for historic preservation grants. Those interested in applying must submit their grant application to the City of Littleton by May 7, 2018. Additional information about the program is available here.

 


Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge opens in Woodlawn Shopping Center

Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge located on the first floor of the Woodlawn shopping center at 1500 W. Littleton Boulevard opened March 30.   A growing phenomenon throughout the world, escape rooms originated in Japan in 2008.  Based on video adventure games, escape rooms test wits in a race against time.  To play the game, a group of people are locked in a room with 60 minutes to solve puzzles and find clues leading to the key which opens the door to freedom.   Often used for team building exercises, escape rooms involve teamwork, communication, and delegation as well as critical thinking, attention to detail, and lateral thinking.

 

Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge has a horror theme owners Justin and Pam Goodchild characterize as ‘horror flair without the scare’.  The space features two rooms set up for competitive games between groups and three additional, uniquely-themed rooms for individual group play.   Wine, beer, pizza, and snacks are served in ‘The Sanctuary’ social lounge, a laid back environment stocked with board games and puzzles for groups to enjoy before and after the game.  Coming soon is food from Harleys, A Hot Dog Revolution.  The reception area features an art gallery of original pieces based on iconic horror films by North Carolina artist Jim Ferguson.  Prints of the artwork in varying sizes are available for sale.  Open every day except Monday, ages 16 and up are welcome to participate in the escape rooms until 9 pm.  After that, admission is limited to those 21 and over.


Refresh Nail Retreat (RnR), a posh new nail salon now open in downtown Littleton

Refresh Nail Retreat (RnR), a posh new nail salon has opened at 2555 West Alamo in downtown Littleton. Owner Jill Shields LaRoy has completely redone the interior of the salon, creating a clean, contemporary, and comfortable space that’s warmly welcoming. With a stated mission to help customers feel pampered and relaxed, the salon offers manicures, pedicures and group parties celebrating birthdays, weddings and other friendly gatherings. Parties can be either semi-private or private and custom tailored to reflect the occasion. Although the salon has been open just a few months, customers are leaving stellar reviews on Google like “I could have stayed all day” and “Wow, this spa is so beautiful – hands down the nicest nail salon in Colorado”. A list of hours, services, and rates are available on the RnR website.


30 Seconds: Your question of the Month

The Economic Development department values your feedback. Beginning this month, you will see a new 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: As a Littleton business professional, how do you primarily get City of Littleton news? Click here to give us your answer.


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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