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Aurora, Colorado is filled with stories of passion, resilience, and the unwavering spirit of entrepreneurship

Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Aurora is not just a city. It's a community teeming with diverse stories, cultures, and businesses waiting to be discovered. We invite you to embark on an adventure that goes beyond the surface of our bustling city. Join us as we showcase the heartbeat of our community, one story at a time.

UMI By Daniel Popper

The Brainchild of artist Daniel Popper, Umi is a captivating giant female figure emerging from the earth, symbolizing the interconnectedness of humanity with nature. This monumental sculpture, standing tall amidst the landscape, evokes a sense of awe and reverence, inviting viewers to contemplate their relationship with the environment. With intricate details and graceful curves, Umi embodies the spirit of the natural world, reminding us of our responsibility to protect and cherish the planet we call home. Visit Umi at The Aurora Highlands. Learn more about Umi hereDirections here

Gina's Kitchen Parkside

Dissatisfied by the options available to those with food allergies and intolerances, Gina Di Tullio created Gina’s Kitchen Parkside, a dynamic Aurora restaurant inside of Parkside Eatery specializing in gluten-free & vegan options with flavors that satisfy all palates. Hear more of Gina's story here14515 E Alameda Ave.

Launch Pad Brewery

Fueled by enthusiastic brewers with a dream of sharing their love for quality beer, Launch Pad offers a diverse selection of handcrafted brews inspired by both traditional and innovative brewing techniques. Through regular events, live music, and a commitment to supporting local artists and businesses, the brewery has established itself as a vibrant hub within the Aurora community. Whether it's enjoying a pint in the taproom or gathering with friends for a special event, Launch Pad Brewery takes brew fans on a flavorful journey through the world of craft beer while building lasting connections. 884 S. Buckley Rd. Learn more about David's story here

Báhn and Butter Bakery Café

Culinary fusion and community spirit are at the heart of Báhn and Butter. Born from the vision of owner Thoa Nguyen, the cafe blends traditional Vietnamese flavors with classic French and American bakery delights, offering a unique and tantalizing menu. With its cozy atmosphere and commitment to quality ingredients, Báhn and Butter has quickly become a beloved gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Through its delectable treats and warm hospitality, the cafe embodies the essence of cultural diversity and culinary innovation, enriching the culinary landscape of Aurora. 9935 E. Colfax Ave

Monsoon Cuisine Of India

Located in the Southlands, Monsoon is a testament to the rich tapestry of Indian culinary heritage and hospitality. Established with a vision to showcase the diverse flavors and traditions of Indian cuisine, the restaurant offers an extensive menu featuring authentic dishes from various regions of India. With a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods, Monsoon Cuisine of India delights diners with its aromatic curries, flavorful biryanis, and tantalizing tandoori specialties. Through its warm ambiance and attentive service, the restaurant creates a welcoming atmosphere where guests can savor the vibrant tastes of India while fostering a sense of community and cultural appreciation in Aurora. 24107 E. Commons Ave.

Bookmakers Bar and Grill

One of Aurora's quintessential burger and bourbon establishments, patrons can expect top-notch quality in every bite. Boasting an extensive bourbon selection and twelve taps, the bar ensures a diverse array of libations to complement any meal. Featuring an open kitchen concept, guests can witness their dishes being prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail by local chefs. Bartenders stand ready to elevate the experience with a wide range of bourbons and expertly crafted cocktails. Sports enthusiasts can catch the game on one of eight 60” TVs, fostering a cozy, at-home atmosphere. 25791 E. Smoky Hill Rd