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Faces of Downtown

Justen Staufer
Justen is a Realtor at Staufer Team Real Estate located in charming downtown Louisville, CO where his passion is providing best in class service to clients seeking to purchase or sell a home. He enjoys assisting others and excels at negotiation. Justen is the President of a local non-profit and sits on the Board of the Superior Chamber of Commerce. You might recognize him as one of the many volunteers in the summer at the Louisville Street Faire and he can be found at many town events including the Superior 4th of July Parade and Chili Fest. Outside of work he enjoys taking advantage of all that Colorado has to offer, including playing hockey, snowboarding, hiking, reading, and playing guitar. Justen is the father of two children ages one and four and is loving husband to wife, Jennifer.

Historic Preservation Building

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

816 Lincoln Ave.
Louisville’s newest landmark was approved at the November 4th City Council meeting and is located at 816 Lincoln Avenue. The historic home was constructed circa 1909 and is an early 20th century wood frame house with a high front gable roof and wide front porch, typical of what was often found in Louisville’s residential neighborhoods. The house was built by the Wattelet family who immigrated from France to Louisville, Colorado to work in the local coal mines. The Wattelets sold the house in 1917. Other owners of the property include the Thomas, Husbands, Hunchinson, Miller, Kranker, and Wilson families.

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

Thank you LouisVillage Sponsors!
We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all our LouisVillage sponsors. We can’t organize and advertise these holiday events without you. Special thanks to Justen Staufer at Staufer Team Real Estate for sponsoring Carriage Rides and hosting Santa at the Staufer offices. Shout out to Boulder Creek Events, Louisville Realty and Fox Property Management for also sponsoring Carriage Rides. Many thanks to Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, Remax/Elevate, West+Main, and StrangeBirdDesigns for their contributions to our ad campaign along with all the downtown businesses. Thanks to the Louisville Arts District, Louisville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Louisville, and The Downtown Business Association for their various support of all LouisVillage events. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Is Your Business on our DD Email List?
As DBA members you have the opportunity to have information or events included in this very newsletter! If you are not receiving an email every month asking for any information you’d like to include, please contact Jenni at to get on our email list. Also, Jenni is an admin on the DBA Facebook page, so please send her any events you’d like us to post, or ask her share your post. We want to make sure we are doing as much for your business as we can and the DD and FB page are two ways we can help spread the word about all the great happenings downtown!

Be on the LDBA Board!
The Louisville Downtown Business Association is still seeking applicants for our Board of Directors. The Board determines the policy direction of the Association, sponsors events (including the Street Faire, special projects and events, etc.), advocates for Downtown business, initiates and implements Downtown improvement projects (such as the original Main Street patios), produces the Downtown Dialogue and other website/media communications, and anything we and our members feel passionate about. The Board is most interested in candidates who will interface with the Downtown services sector and who will assist with communications, IT and graphics, and can commit to a 3 year term. The Board meets monthly, currently at 8:00 am on the second Thursday of the month. Please send letters of interest and a brief summary of qualifications to the LDBA. Thank you!

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Happy Holidays from the DBA!

December has arrived and the downtown holiday festivities are in full swing! Downtown is now LouisVillage, our holiday winter wonderland. Enjoy the beautiful lights, old fashioned outdoor ice skating, weekend horse and carriage rides, and all the quaint shops and restaurants this holiday season!


Louisville’s Holiday Experience
Month of December
Downtown Louisville

LouisVillage is downtown’s holiday shopping, eating, events, and activities experience happening from the day after Thanksgiving until the New Year! Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, a visit with Santa, WinterSkate, face-painting, special shopping events, holiday menus, and so much more! For a list of all events go to

Parade of Lights!

Downtown Louisville
December 6th
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Main St.

It’s the best night of the year, Louisville’s Annual Parade of Lights! Bring your family and friends for an evening full of activities, music, shopping, eating, and, of course the parade! Have a visit with Santa, make friends with some animals at the petting zoo, enjoy choirs, and a live Nativity. See you there!

December Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
December 6th
5:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

First Friday Art Walk combines with The Parade of Lights every December! So come down early to LouisVillage, visit the galleries, shops, and cafes, grab a bite to eat and then check out all of the fun family holiday activities before the Parade begins at 7:00 pm!

Closing Reception
December 6th
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.

Ho-Ho-Ho! Art Show Closing reception one hour early at 5pm. Wear your comfortable shoes, warm festive holiday attire, mingle with our features artist Adderly Grant-Lord, Kathleen Lanzoni, Sandie Winslow-Barber, and Arturo Garcia along with many of our artists in-residence. Enjoy live acoustic guitar by Miguel Espinosa and Friends. Then be ready to stroll Historic Downtown to shop, have cocktails and dinner, and stay awhile for Parade of Lights!

Open House
December 6th
5:00 ‒ 8:30 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

The Museum will continue the Louisville holiday tradition of handing out sacks of treats to children during Art Walk and The Parade of Lights! For decades, from the 1920s to the 1980s, Louisville community organizations sponsored these sacks that typically each contained an orange, nuts in the shell, and pieces of ribbon candy. For many Louisville children, receiving these treat sacks was a large part of their holiday experience. During the Depression, the sacks were even the main gifts for children in some families. We thank the Louisville History Foundation for sponsoring the treat bags again this year and for continuing the tradition.

Stop by the Museum to discover hidden and interesting aspects of Louisville history and to tour the historic buildings on the Museum campus at 1001 Main during the First Friday Art Walks!

Snowed In at the Library
December 6th
5:00 ‒ 7:00 pm
Louisville Library
951 Spruce St.

The Library will be hosting its annual holiday open house, with live classical guitar music, snowflake crafts, a snowy photo booth, winter story times, a children’s scavenger hunt and cozy refreshments.

Staufer Team Real Estate

Pop Ups on Main
November 30th – January 5th
932 Main St.

Looking for a gift that is completely unique or made by a local artisan? Check out the Pop-Shops hosted by Staufer Team Real Estate in their offices every weekend through January 5th. Find a great gift and support local vendors. One more way to shop small this season!

My Saving Grace

Trunk Show and Raffle
December 6th
5:00 pm
909 Main St.

Join us on Friday, December 6th for the Parade of Lights! Stop in for Hot Cocoa and enter our Holiday Raffle for a $200 Gift Card. We are featuring a trunk show from Aspen Jewelry Company Taylor and Tessier. Also, the giving continues in December and we will be extending a 25% discount on all full price shoes with the donation of one gently used pair for Sister Carmen’s Community Center. Check out our Hammitt Sale with 20-40% off all styles. Happy Holidays!

Old Friends

Holiday Open House
December 12th & 13th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
706 Front St.

Join Old Friends for two evenings of shopping, delicious appetizers, tasty libations, and giveaways at their Holiday Open House! With their fun and unique selection of merchandise you’re sure to find the perfect gift and put a dent in your holiday shopping list. Plus, receive a special gift with your purchase.

The Singing Cook

Knife Sharpening
December 7th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

Last chance to get your knives ship shape until March! Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools beginning at 10am. No appointment necessary but we do advise coming earlier. For pricing and future dates go to

Tilt Pinball

New Year’s Eve Silent Disco
December 31st
7:00 pm – 12:30 am
640 Main St., Ste. B

This New Year’s Eve Tilt is going to transform itself into a giant Silent Disco! With 3 channels of music, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite channels on the Big Little Sound FB page. Dress in your glamourous best, enjoy happy hour from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, then dance the night away! All ages welcome. Let’s make this the best New Year’s Eve party Louisville has ever seen! Shhhh...... quiet has never been so loud! For more information and tickets visit or

The Huckleberry

Holiday Pie Orders
December 1st
700 Main St.

It’s time to order your holiday pies from the Huckleberry! Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry, Huckleberry Peach, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan. Give us a call at 303-666-8020 to place your order today!

Moxie Bread Co.

Holiday Faire
December 4th
4:00 – 7:00 pm
641 Main St.

Join Moxie for a unique, seasonal shopping experience! Find creative, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artisans while enjoying mulled wine and seasonal snacks, free hot chocolate and cookies! Also, these other local businesses will be open later for holiday shopping: Acme Fine Goods, Eleanor & Hobbs, Pitter Patter, and The Singing Cook. Happy Holidays!


Did you know that Zucca is available for Business Meetings and Holiday Parties?
808 Main St.
Looking for a great, intimate place to host a small conference, meeting, or gathering? Zucca is available daily. Our on-site catering team can prepare anything from breakfast buffets and coffee bars to a full- service meal. Simple options like boxed lunches are also available. Right now, we’re also offering a discount for early bookings of Holiday Parties. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you plan your event.

Crystal Springs Brewing

Charity Exhibit for Community Food Share
December 5th
3:00 – 8:00 pm
Brewery Taproom (Colorado Tech Center)
657 S. Taylor Ave.

Join Crystal Springs Brewing Co. and artist Paul Gilby for a charity art exhibit in benefit of the Community Food Share. Enjoy a beer and peruse some beautiful artwork from 3:00 – 8:00 pm where 40% of proceeds from all art sold will be donated to Community Food Share.

The Brewery Comedy Tour at Crystal Springs
December 14th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Brewery Taproom (CTC)
657 S. Taylor Ave.

Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S! More than a dozen New York and Los Angeles-based stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews, and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.


December 1 – February 17th
Steinbaugh Pavilion
824 Front St.

Now in its 16th season in Louisville, WinterSkate features traditional holiday music, free parking, a warming hut, concessions, the pick-up spot for free horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more! Boasting over 6,500 square feet of ice, WinterSkate in Historic Downtown Louisville is the largest outdoor ice rink in the county. Open daily. For hours and info visit

Louisville Cultural Council Events

Playback Theatre West Improv Theatre Performance
December 7th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

Playback Theatre West is based upon the idea that stories shape our lives. A professional theatre company, Playback uses the art of story and improvisation to entertain, enrich, and enlighten. Bring your stories of holidays and winters past and come enjoy a special night of improvisational theatre. Theme: Winter’s Tale. This event is presented by Louisville Cultural Council. Tickets $15 at the door and in advance at

Keeping it Local: talk by Laura Miller of North Field Farm
Presented by the Louisville Cultural Council

December 11th
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Avenue

You’ll be introduced to learning how eating seasonal, local food can reduce your carbon footprint. Bringing your diet back “home” is one of the most accessible, ecological choices you can make. Not everyone can buy an electric car or solar panels, but everyone can make simple, daily food choices to reduce their environmental impact. This free talk is presented by the Louisville Cultural Council. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Pathways to Success: No Drama Discipline
December 2nd
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce St.

Discover why “No Drama Discipline” is such an important book for parents. Reading “No Drama Discipline” ahead of time is encouraged but not necessary.

Reimagining Louisville’s “Wild West”
Brown Bag Presentation

December 5th
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Tying in with the lead article of this issue, Jason Hogstad will discuss the ways ideas about the “Wild West” help and inhibit our understanding of Louisville’s past. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this Brown Bag program.

FlexRide Training Event
December 5th
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Louisville residents! Looking for a way to connect within Louisville? Try the Louisville FlexRide service. It connects the Louisville Recreation Center, downtown Louisville, Kestrel Housing development, US 36 & McCaslin station, Monarch K-12 and more! From now until December 31, Commuting Solutions wants you to try the FlexRide on us! Learn how to receive your free RTD one-day local pass at or come to a training event on November 18th at the Louisville Senior Center or on December 5th at the Louisville Public Library. RSVP to

Handmade Holiday
All Ages
December 7th
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Library Meeting Room
951 Spruce Street

Join us for crafting your own handmade holiday gifts! This is an open-house style program with hands-on projects and equipment. Free and family friendly!

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