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Littleton Economic Development

August, 2017 Newsletter

Five Wellbeing Spa – a Littleton Community Haven, opens in Littleton

After three years of meticulous planning and extensive renovation, Five Wellbeing Spa has opened at 5602 South Nevada Street. Originally built as a family home in 1904, the structure was once the convent for St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

‘Five’ refers to the five elements of water, fire, metal, wood and earth, important in Chinese tradition for bringing balance to one’s existence. A passion project for owner Betsy Abrams, the spa reflects her commitment to creating a space for self-care, nurturing and self-discovery. From the welcoming front porch to the beautiful backyard, Five Wellbeing invites relaxation and reflection. Treatments incorporate cutting edge equipment like a float table, quartz table and relaxation chairs along with luxury linens, robes and amenities. Also on the property is a yoga studio, offering a variety of classes throughout the week.

The original owners         

St. Mary’s Convent

Artistic Upgrade for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Folks driving past the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center may have spotted a new mural on the Santa Fe-facing side of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  The mural is the work of Tracy Weil, an artist and Co-Founder of the River North Art District.  The work is titled ‘Kebler Pass’, which is home to the largest aspen grove in the West.  A public reception for the artist is scheduled at Aspen Grove August 17th from 6-8 pm.  Attendees can view more of the artist’s work at a pop-up gallery between the New Balance and SAS shoe shops.  RSVP on Aspen Grove’s Facebook page.

Useful article for retailers: “the More Touchpoints, the More Retail Sales”

A recent article published by Apparel magazine features a good discussion on how retailers need to build “a strategy around the new shopper’s journey”. This includes the fact that to “accommodate the contemporary shopper, retailers must work toward the goal of true omnichannel, seamlessly connecting a network of touchpoints that help guide the shopper toward making a purchase — and increased store sales.”

To read the full article visit the apparel website.

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,  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.

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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