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Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

Porta House
925 LaFarge Ave.

Italian immigrants Henry (a miner) and Edith Porta lived in this house. His father Antonio moved the home onto this lot in 1896 and it was lived in by the Porta family (including WWII vet Albert) for over 100 years.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Lauren Trice, 303-335-4594,

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Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends and festivities. As 2018 rolls in, we’re looking forward to some changes at the Downtown Business Association with new Board members, another great Street Faire for 8 nights in the summer, and more proactive marketing programs which include a new look for the Downtown Dialogue and increased social media efforts. We’ll be talking about all of this at our Annual Meeting in March, open to those of you who are DBA members. If you’re not a member, just go to our website and learn more about the benefits of being a DBA member.

Meantime, be sure and pay a visit to our local retailers, art galleries and restaurants and continue the merriment downtown! Winter Skate is open until February.

20% off Sale

Old Friends
706 Front St.

Remember when you bought all your great gifts at Old Friends and you got a 20% discount card? Well now you can use it throughout the month of January. Bring the card in and get 20% off any item in the store, except consignments. Time to stock up for next year!

January Clearance Sale

The Singing Cook
928 Main St.

Save up to 50% on sale and clearance items beginning January 2 and lasting throughout the month. This is a great time to get all those kitchen gadgets you didn’t find in your stocking this year! Like Onion Goggles!! The store also has updated winter hours. Visit the website for more information at

740 Front Now Serving Dungeness Crab!

740 Front
Fresh from the Pacific Ocean and a favorite to all who have visited Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, Dungeness crab season is not to be missed! Prized for it’s slightly sweet, delicate flavor and abundance of meat, these crab clusters can be added to any of the Certified Angus Beef steak menu items, enjoyed as an entree, or an appetizer. Served with drawn butter for a limited time only! Call 720.519.1972 for reservations.

New Classes, New Friends.

Fingerplay Studio
901 Front St.

Crafting is good for the mind and body. We all know that. But its also a good way to meet new friends and improve your skills at FingerPlay Studio, Louisville’s locally owned yarn shop. Check out the new classes and open social yarning times at or better yet, stop by and say “hello” to all those crafty folks.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

Be sure to check the library website for ALL scheduled programs

Money Matters Series: Preparing for Tax Season
2nd Floor Board Room
January 10
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Gain valuable knowledge about preparing your own taxes, what questions to ask when choosing a certified tax preparer, and learn what is new for this year’s returns, tax fraud avoidance tips and tax prep resources including FREE tax preparation programs.

SAT/ACT Test-taking strategies with Princeton Review
1st Floor Meeting Room
January 17
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Learn everything there is to know about the SAT and ACT. Meet a Princeton Review expert who will go over test content, walk you through some sample questions and show you score-raising strategies to use on test day.

Louisville Live presents: Freedom of the Press in the Digital Age
1st Floor Meeting Room
January 25
6:30 – 8:00 pm

The rise of digital media raises old and new questions about the meaning of the First Amendment. Does freedom of the press apply only or principally to institutionally organized media and professionally trained journalists? In a setting intended to evoke the sense of being in a community living room, expert panelists will identify some crucial issues and facilitate discussions.

‘Louisville Live’ is a volunteer initiative supporting the Louisville Public Library’s commitment to fostering community among the residents it serves. Its vision is a community enriched and strengthened by diverse dialogues.

Maker Expo Open House: Recycle and Upcycle
1st Floor Meeting Room
January 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm

These Open House-style Maker Expos are the perfect opportunity to interact with a variety of hands-on projects showcasing Makerspace supplies and equipment. It’s a free, family friendly event that engages the local Louisville and Superior communities. Each Maker Expo will feature a different theme, including Science, Music, Technology, Arts and Crafts, and more.

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