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Faces of Downtown

Andy Clark
Moxie Founder/Owner

Andy’s professional devotion to excellent bread started when he was just 17, when, in spite of his bad attitude and long hair, he was hired at Boulder’s Daily Bread as a barista, until the one night when the bakers needed help and he slipped into the night baker spot. That transitioned into his eventually heading up the Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain Bakehouse for nearly 15 years. From 2012 to 2014, Andy was the COO and VP of Business Support at Udi’s Artisan Bakery. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Grain Chain.

But it was 2015 when Andy finally mustered the chutzpah to put his passions and diverse experiences together and open Moxie Baking Co., the bakery/antique parlor/musical stage of his dreams. When not baking, you will either find Andy wrestling with one or all of his three sons, hiking and biking the Front Range with his lovely wife Phillippa, or sleeping in the delivery truck in front of the Mercantile Café in Jamestown, Colorado.

“And there is hesitation, and it always remains (concerning you, me, and the rest of the gang), but, in our quiet hour, I feel I see everything, and am in love with the hook upon which everyone hangs.”

–Joanna Newsom

Historic Preservation Building

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

The Mudrock House
613 Grant St.

The Mudrock (formerly “Mudrak” and “Mudrack”) family from Slovakia owned this property and were residents of the house starting in1903. In 1909, John and Mary Mudrak conveyed ownership of 613 Grant to their son, John G.Mudrock. He went to work in the mines at age 10, according to his wife, and worked as a coal miner for about 40 years. He retired in about 1941 from the Industrial Mine.

Of later Mudrock generations connected to this property, Albert Mudrock married Cleo Damiana in 1945. Cleo Mudrock was a much-loved resident who worked for the City of Louisville for many years. Louisville’s Cleo Mudrock Park is named for her. John Mudrock (1910-1993), who also grew up at 613 Grant, had a son, Phil Mudrock, who emerged from Louisville’s strong baseball culture to be a professional baseball player from 1956 until 1965. Mudrock’s Tap and Tavern on South Boulder Road is named in his honor.

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

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It’s almost time for our Annual DBA Member Meeting! This event is a great opportunity to get together, catch up, network, chat, meet the board, and find out what the DBA has planned for 2020. Look for your invitation in your inbox soon.

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The first month of this decade is in the books and February is already upon us! This means the return of First Friday Art Walk and, of course, Valentine’s Day. Both are perfect excuses to pop downtown, visit the shops, find a gift for your loved one, and be sure to make your reservation for a delicious and romantic meal at one of the lovely restaurants!

Art Walk is back!

First Friday Art Walk returns on February 7th! Grab your family, friends, and a jacket and be prepared to stroll the downtown streets to visit all the galleries, shops and cafes, many of which feature artists and live music. It’s the perfect way to beat the winter blues! We look forward to seeing you for the First Friday in February!

Creative Framing Art Gallery
Art and Peru
February 7th
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
916 Main St.

Join us for our first Art Walk of 2020! We will feature an ample variety of artists sure to please every interest! Wine, snacks and live music will await you and a little story about our trip to Peru!!!

My Saving Grace
Featuring June Muse
February 7th
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
909 Main St.

February is a month for Love! Come visit My Saving Grace during Art Walk and get “hair sparkles” by Sarah to help launch featured artist, Carol Gantos of June Muse! “June Muse Décor allows Boulder Artist, Carol Gantos to stylishly synthesize painting with her feminine flair for fashion and dance. A Muse begins as an original watercolor, enhanced by a lyrical, whimsical spirit that brings it to life. Each unique June Muse print reflects an ethereal quality that changes the ambiance, just as a fascinating woman does when she enters a room.” My Saving Grace will also be running a “Spend & Receive” promotion from February 1st thru February 14th. Come in and view our unique shoes, accessories and gifts, many from local Colorado artisans and companies. See you this month!

Art Walk at the Museum
Be Mine: Celebrating Love and Friendship in Louisville
February 7th
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

Stop by the Museum during the First Friday Art Walk in February to view vintage memorabilia and make a valentine craft of your own to keep or give away.

The Huckleberry

Valentine’s Tea
February 10th – 16th
700 Main St.

Indulge the one you love with our Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea Service. Served on white linens with a three tiered tray of sweet and savory treats, our Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with someone you love! Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Call 303-666-8020 for reservations.


Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14th
808 Main St.

Join us at Zucca for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner! The delicious 4-course meal is $49 per person and reservations are highly recommended. To reserve your table call 303-666-6499.

Louisville Realty Associates

Annual Valentine’s Girl Scout Cookie Give Away!
February 14th
2:00 – 3:00 pm
815 Walnut St.

Meet the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Line Up! Come ’N Get ’Em!

Thin Mints * Samoas * Do-Si-dos * Tagalongs * Lemon-Ups * Trefoils * Girl Scout S'mores * Toffee-tastic (GF)

Louisville Realty Associates is giving away $100 worth of Girl Scout Cookies to our clients, friends and neighbors for 1 hot hour on Valentines Day! In our 4th year of this tradition, we love to support the local Girl Scout troops! The catch? Not much! Just come to our office and pick up a box! On us! If you can’t make it then, just email us at to reserve your box today! We will do our best to accommodate. More information on how we can help your local Girl Scout troop on our website here.

Old Friends

T-Shirt Contest
Submissions accepted now until March 30th
706 Front St.

Calling all Artists! Show your love for Louisville by submitting a design for a t-shirt. The winning entry will receive a $150 cash prize and the design will be printed on a t-shirt and sold exclusively at Old Friends! For more information and an entry flier stop by our shop, call 303-665-8886, or email Wendy Wassom at

The Singing Cook

Handmade Valentines!
February 1 – 14th
728 Main St.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and The Singing Cook has some beautiful Valentines made by local paper artist Robyn Shaw from Craft Ninja Studios. These cards are lovingly made by hand, featuring unique designs that make giving a card extra special. Peruse our selection today and don’t forget to take a look at her birthday and other everyday cards.

Also, due to a medical issue, knife sharpening will now resume in April. We wish Tom a speedy recovery and we will post the new schedule on our website once we have and update.

Mountain High Appliance

Announcing the new Mountain High Appliance Littleton Showroom: A Stunningly Beautiful Experience
Open Every Day
6905 S. Broadway #159
Littleton, CO 80120

You know and love our flagship showroom here in Louisville, but have you treated yourself to a visit to our latest, premier showroom in Littleton? It’s a culinary enthusiast’s Mecca, with 15,000 sq. ft. of showroom space, with over 300 live appliances, featured in the West’s most stunningly designed kitchens. Stop in and be inspired to create your next dream kitchen! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Denver.

Locally owned and operated since 1993, we are Colorado’s most complete appliance source, offering the best selection of today’s most desirable brands, a knowledgeable staff, in-house delivery and professional installation. Visit us today and experience the difference!

Pica’s Taqueria

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

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

Gravity Brewing

Super Bowl Sunday!
February 2nd
12:00 pm – game over
1150 Pine Street Unit B

Join us at Gravity Brewing on Super Bowl Sunday! We’ll be open from Noon until the end of the game (game on the big screen). Fun activities including Football Squares, Super Bowl Bingo and a Halftime Finger Football Tournament. Prizes included! Enjoy game day food specials from the Gastronauts!

Crystal Spring Brewing

The Brewery Comedy Tour at Crystal Springs
February 12th
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. FB Event:

Yoga Junction

Sonic Yoga
February 1st
6:00 – 8:00 pm
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,

Getting Started with a Meditation Practice with Jill Kranitz
February 9th
1:30 – 3:30 pm, $25
927 Main St.

Join Jill in this two hour, informative workshop to help you get started with a meditation practice in 2020. Through discussion and experiential practices this workshop will give you the skills to begin a life changing practice. If you’re an on again, off again meditator, this workshop can help reboot your practice. All levels welcome! Meditation is a way of coming home to our true selves. We know that meditating reduces stress, brings greater inner calm and clarity, helps us handle life’s conflicts and challenges with ease, and increases our overall sense of wellbeing. Through meditation we develop a deeper sense of connection to ourselves and others.

Center Your Body Pilates

Share the Love!
Month of February
844 Main St., Ste. 101

What better way than to share a workout with a friend and/or significant other! For the month of February we are asking you to “Share the Love” with two for the price of one for Private Sessions.... Buy a Private Session or a 5 Pack Private of Sessions and bring friend or significant other to share the experience! Share the love of Pilates and experience how Pilates can bring your body back to life!

In addition, check out our additional specials below available through February 28th:

  • Purchase a 10 package of Pilates Privates – get 1 additional privates FREE
  • Purchase a 20 package of Privates – get 2 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.

Louisville Chamber of Commerce

Business Showcase
February 24th
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Ascent Church
550 McCaslin Blvd.

Showcase your business or learn about all the services available to you at this annual Chamber event! Enjoy food, refreshments and enter to win prizes. This event is FREE and open to the public! For more information visit

Louisville Cultural Council Events

The Lonesome Days – National award winning Colorado bluegrass
Presented by the Louisville Cultural Council
February 15th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave.

The Lonesome Days are a 5 piece, high energy, modern bluegrass ensemble from Denver, Colorado. Blending heartfelt songwriting and powerful vocals with precise instrumentation and undeniable groove, The Lonesome Days have charged their way to the forefront of the Colorado bluegrass scene. Songwriting is a major focus for the band but listeners can always expect a unique repertoire of standard bluegrass and other cross-genre covers. With the recent addition of fiddle to the band, The Lonesome Days are carving out their niche in the national bluegrass arena. This event is presented by the Louisville Cultural Council. Tickets $15 at the door and in advance at

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Tech Help with Jim
February 3rd
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Get help with your devices at this afternoon drop-in program for questions relating to PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Held in the Rex Study Room.

Money Matters: Avoiding Identity Theft – Award Winning Money Matters Personal Finance Series
February 12th
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Library 2nd Floor Board Room
951 Spruce St.

These FREE seminars are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Louisville Public Library. Money Matters is Presented by Rocky Mountain Chapter of Credit Unions and the Louisville Public Library.

Tech Help with Jim
February 17th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.

Missed the tech help on Feb. 2nd? Not to worry, Jim is offering another session! Bring your device and drop-in for questions relating to PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Held in the Rex Study Room.

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