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Littleton Economic Development

October, 2017 Newsletter

Maha Soul Yoga Moves to 5739 South Curtice

 Just prior to celebrating their second anniversary, Littleton yoga studio Maha Soul has moved from their original location on Prince Street to 5739 S. Curtice, in the space previously occupied by the Pottery Studio.  Home to over twenty instructors hailing from New York to Alaska who have studied or practiced in locations as diverse as India and Costa Rica, classes are grouped into ‘no sweat’, ‘very little sweat’, ‘medium sweat’ and ‘big sweat’, making it easy for anyone at any level to find a fit for the style and intensity of yoga that’s right for them.  In addition to yoga, belly dancing, energy work such as the Japanese Reiki technique, massage and customized workshops are available.

New Business Chamber Exclusively Serves Littleton

Littleton’s newest business organization, the Littleton Business Chamber, is holding their second meeting Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Platte River Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.  Businesses and organizations of any size located within Littleton city limits are invited to attend.  The Chamber’s mission is to serve as the principal representative of businesses in its market area, contribute to its members’ success and prosperity, and to promote the economic and civic interests of the community.  Littleton City Manager Mark Relph sees the new group as a community partner, stating ‘there’s been a void’ in terms of a communications channel which can present a unified business perspective to City Council.  Contact President Steve Werges, 720-517-5519, to RSVP.

Littleton Town Hall Arts Center is planning for the Future

 Town Hall Arts Center has served the Littleton community for the past 36 years and remains an essential anchor for the historic downtown Littleton shopping district. Every year the theater hosts over 44,000 children, students, adults and seniors from across the Denver Metro area through its musical performances, community events, educational programs and the Stanton Art Gallery.

Recently, the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center board of directors endorsed Vision 2025, a strategic plan for the future. The organization’s programs are thriving more than at any time in its history. Having established a strong base of patrons and season ticket holders, a reputation of quality productions, a professional staff, and a solid financial endowment; the time is right to move forward.

Town Hall Arts Center must find additional space to continue serving the rapid-expanding population of the Littleton region. The theater building is bursting at the seams. Due to the overwhelming opinion of stakeholders during Vision 2025 planning, board members stress the theater will not be leaving its present location. They understand the theater’s intimate charm and quality programming is a significant reason for Town Hall Arts Center’s success. However, educational programs routinely have wait-lists, public rental and event spaces are unavailable due to space limitations, rehearsal space is inadequate and a modern scene shop has become a priority. Additionally, there is a need to provide a greater array of theater and concert performances.

Town Hall Arts Center is seeking a 12,000 sq. ft. educational and rehearsal space to address these needs, as close to the Main St. location as possible. Expansion is essential for the future of Town Hall Arts Center to continue to provide the same quality service to the community as it has in the past.

Good article from the Harvard Business Review- “Today retail is in the process of being reinvented once again”

The Harvard Business Review recently published an excellent article titled Toys ‘R’ Us Might Be Dying, but Physical Retail Isn’t. This article provides insight into how the retail industry has a cycle of disruption and what new physical location retailers are doing to take advantage of it.

ACC Foundation to host Eighth Annual Grapes & Hops to Grads

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation will host the Eighth Annual Grapes & Hops to Grads on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Mike Ward Automotive (Maserati Showroom) in Highlands Ranch.  Join Master of Ceremony Libby Weaver (former FOX31 news anchor) for an evening filled with music, a silent auction and local cuisine while sampling a variety wine and craft beer selections (cocktail casual attire).  All food, wine and beer samples are included in the ticket price.  The ACC Foundation provides instrumental support for the College’s students and programs, making a direct impact on the economic growth of our community through the development of an educated workforce.  For more information, please visit

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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