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Faces of Downtown

Caleb Dickinson
Caleb is the co-owner of Fox Property Management with his sister, Jennifer Fox. Their office is on Front Street and the company has grown to 25 people, most of whom are regular customers at Louisville’s downtown lunch restaurants. They have tripled the number of properties they manage and tripled their staff over the past three years by focusing on relationships within their organization and with the people they serve. Fox Property Management is a frequent sponsor of all things Louisville including the Street Faire, Pints in the Park, Summer Reading program, Carriage Rides and other local events that bring the community together. In May of 2016, Caleb created Louisville Live, the free semi-annual event featuring live music throughout downtown. In November of 2019, Caleb was elected to serve on the City Council for Louisville. He and his wife, Katie, live in the newly restored Louisville Hospital with their 3 kids, Mazie, Athena and Zae. In his free time, he is uncomfortable, so he has none.

Historic Preservation Building

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

The Empire Restaurant
816 Main St.

Just recently historically landmarked, The Empire has been, since 2008, the current incarnation of some of Louisville’s most beloved restaurants. The building had previously housed Colacci’s and Pasquini’s restaurants since 1955. Prior to that time the two buildings that were combined to become Colacci’s served as a home, a telephone office, a commissary for miners, a shoe repair business, a billiard hall, and a barber shop. The original buildings were built in the late 1800’s. The Empire’s neon sign itself is a treasured landmark in downtown Louisville. It has been enhanced over time to reflect the current restaurant’s name, while otherwise preserving its distinctive design.

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

Thanks to our LouisVillage Sponsors!
Again, we can’t thank our LouisVillage sponsors enough! Thank you to Justen Staufer at Staufer Team Real Estate, Boulder Creek Events, Louisville Realty, Fox Property Management, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, Remax/Elevate, StrangeBirdDesigns,West + Main, Louisville Arts District, Louisville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Louisville, and The Downtown Business Association for their various support of all LouisVillage events. Your support made for a successful downtown holiday season! Thank you and Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s 2020?! Hopefully this year will bring us all some wonderful surprises, good changes, and new adventures! As always, the DBA and downtown businesses appreciate your support and we’re looking forward to new faces and new projects in the coming year. Cheers to a great 2020!

THANK YOU from the DBA

The DBA would like to thank all our members, sponsors, and downtown patrons for another wonderful year! We cannot continue the work we do to make downtown Louisville the “it” place to be without your support. It truly is a collaboration and we are grateful for all the members who volunteer in various ways, and thankful for our board members who give their time and energy in order to keep the events and ideas going. In addition to the 2020 Street Faire, we have some new projects we are exploring and hope to find ways to execute these ideas for the benefit of our members and all downtown businesses in the coming year. Lastly, thank you to all the citizens and visitors who continue to patronize the businesses downtown by eating, shopping, and utilizing the services. These businesses continue to operate because of your generosity and enthusiasm for our vibrant downtown. Louisville truly IS downtown! Best wishes for a fantastic 2020!

Art Walk is Dark in January

First Friday Art First Friday Art Walk takes a hiatus in January so all the businesses can take a breath after the busy holiday season and reset for the coming year. But don’t let that stop you from coming downtown to say hello and see what may be new in your favorite gallery or shop. We look forward to seeing you for the First Friday in February!

Wildwood Guitars

Farewell to Wildwood
As many may have seen, our beloved and long time Main Street neighbor, Wildwood Guitars, has recently relocated from downtown to the Colorado Tech Center. Steve Mesple and his family brought Wildwood to downtown more than 30 years ago, originally as a small studio for lessons and selling little things like picks and strings for the students, which then expanded to other instrument accessories to support the needs of the local school band programs. From there they added a few guitars and few more until it soon became the Colorado destination for all things guitar. Many may remember their band, Wind Machine, which was also a family affair. We will miss seeing the Wildwood family downtown, but we wish them the very best for their future endeavors. To swing by and say hello, Wildwood Guitars is now located not too far away at 500 S. Arthur Ave., Ste. 700, Louisville, CO 80027. For more info visit

Yoga Junction

Setting Intentions with Yoga & Nidra with Farrah
January 11th
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., $30
927 Main St.

Looking to set your soul’s deepest intentions for the year? The best time to set intentions is during a state of deep meditation, while your awareness is centered. This workshop will include guided intuitive movement, allowing your innermost essential desires to rise to the surface, and then followed by a profoundly relaxing Yoga Nidra meditation where you will lock your intentions deep within recesses of your mind. Registration: Facebook Event Page link:

Sonic Yoga
February 1st
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
927 Main St.

Experience the flow of universal energy in yourself and your life through an inspiring yoga practice, with a deep focus on subtle-energy and breath, activated by an intimate sound-scape delivered directly through a wireless headset (silent disco). Set your volume and intentions and then let go into the power of music, asanas, pranayama, dance, and guided meditation! We will start with some yoga, to prepare our bodies and heart to open to dance, then dancing like nobody is watching you, and we will end our session with a cool down yoga and a guided meditation, all of these with your special headphones. For more info visit our FB page -

Center Your Body Pilates

Pilates Specials!
January 2020
844 Main St., Ste. 101

Bring on the Roaring 20’s! In honor of the New Year and new decade – for the month of January we are offering a few specials with substantial savings:

  • Purchase a 5 package of Pilates Privates – get one additional private FREE
  • Purchase a 10 package of Pilates Privates – get 2 additional privates FREE
  • Purchase a 20 package of Privates – get 4 additional privates FREE
  • Refer a friend to try a 30 minute Trial Session or a Reformer or Pilates Barre Fusion Class and get a $10 credit on your next purchase of a Class Package of your choice when they sign up!
Purchase on your next visit to the studio or online at Free additional sessions will be added to your account after purchase.

Old Friends

Blowout Sale!
Beginning January 2nd
706 Front St.

New Year, New Us! We’re planning a makeover and this will be the biggest sale in our 10 years of business, so don’t miss the bargains as we put the entire store on sale to clear out old stock to make room for the new! Sale begins January 2nd and stay tuned to social media for more information! Find us on FB or IG at or

The Singing Cook

January Clearance Sale!
Month of January
728 Main St.

Happy New Year! It’s our annual January Clearance, save up to 50% off sale and clearance items! We need to make room for the new 2020 inventory so come on in and grab a bargain. Also, knife sharpening will resume in March and we will post the new schedule on our website once we have it.

Pica’s Taqueria

Pica’s School Project
Mondays in January
901 Front St.

Join Pica’s Louisville on Mondays and help them give back to local schools! This month’s school is Peak to Peak Charter School. Eat a meal at Pica’s any Monday in January and 15% of sales will benefit Peak to Peak. Have a delicious meal, support a school, it’s a win win! Thank you for supporting local schools.

Pôr Wine House

January 10th
7:00 – 10:00 pm 701 Main St.

Don’t miss RAVIN’WOLF, the award winning Acoustic Mountain Sagebrush Blues Guitar Duo from the Pacific Northwest at Pôr Wine House! Returning to their roots, and calling Boulder, Colorado their home, they are currently touring the Front Range in the fresh Spring stage of their ’There’s only one of everything!’ tour. RAVIN’WOLF brings their very best to every performance offering soaring vocal harmonies, graceful guitar work featuring gritty grateful jug band jammin’ and, of course, their scorching selection of soul sourced originals that have delighted and amazed audiences for years. See you at the show! For more info visit

CenterStage Theatre

Auditions for We Will Rock You (young@part)
January 23rd and 24th by appointment
901 Front St.

CenterStage announces open auditions for actors in grades 5th to 10th for their production of We Will Rock You Young@Part featuring the music of QUEEN! All auditions are by appointment. There are great roles in this show for young actors of every ability! Performance dates scheduled April 24 to May 3. Please visit the CenterStage website for more information and to sign up for an audition slot!

Louisville Cultural Council Events

Ivalas Quartet
Presented by the Louisville Cultural Council
January 25
7:30 p.m.
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.

Founded in Ann Arbor in 2016, the Ivalas Quartet is composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Anita Dumar, violist Aimée McAnulty, and cellist Pedro Sánchez. This year, the Ivalas Quartet has moved to to CU Boulder as the new Graduate String Quartet in residence mentored by the famed Takács Quartet. Tickets $10. Available at the door and at

The Denver Zoo Presents: Animal Expeditions
Presented by the Louisville Cultural Council
January 19th
1:30 p.m. (English), 3:00 p.m. (English and Spanish)
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.

The Denver Zoo comes to Louisville with programs in English and Spanish! Learn about different habitats by exploring the world and learning about animals’ food, water, shelter and space. This free program is for audiences of all ages. Doors open 30 minutes before each program and space is limited to the first 100 attendees. 1:30 program is presented in English, 3:00 program is presented in both English and Spanish.

Louisville Cultural Council Art Grant Deadline
Tuesday, January 14
5:00 p.m.

Artists and organizations can apply for up to $1,500 in funding to help present arts events in Louisville. Applicants can also be awarded free use of the Louisville Center for the Arts or Steinbaugh Pavilion for their project. Projects must take place in Louisville between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. Application and information at

Life in Louisville Photography Contest Deadline
January 17th
5:00 p.m.

Students, amateur photographers, and professional photographers are invited to enter the Life in Louisville Photography Contest! Submit your best photos from 2019 that capture “Life in Louisville” in 2019. Finalists will be displayed at the Louisville Rec Center January 27 – February 2.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Tech Help with Jim
January 6th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Need Tech help? This is an invaluable afternoon drop-in program for questions relating to PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Held in the Rex Study Room.

Money Matters: Budgeting and Saving
January 8th
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Master your monthly budget and take charge of your expenses. Become more financially fit with techniques to create a spending plan, track expenses, set goals, and find new ways to save. To register visit or call 303-335-4820.

The Wonder of Winter: A Winter Ecology Slide Program
Adults January 22nd
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Winter is a great time to explore the natural wonders of Boulder County! Join volunteer naturalists to learn about the many wonders of winter and how plants and animals adapt to snow and cold, from the Great Plains to the Continental Divide.

Creating a Website for Your Business or For Fun!
January 23rd
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Join us for a hands-on class that will teach you how to create a WordPress website for your small business, organization, or just for yourself. Guided by the tech whizzes at gooWee LLC, you’ll learn all the steps of website creation, from securing a domain to creating a simple, attractive website no coding required. Bring your own WiFi-enabled laptop (or borrow one from the library) and, by the end of the session, you’ll have a functioning website to share with friends, colleagues, and the world. Or just hang out, watch, and see how easy it can be! Registration Required. Registration opens two weeks in advance. Click HERE to register.

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