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Deirdre Mangine
Owner of My Saving Grace

Deirdre was born and raised in California.  Her grandfather immigrated to the USA from Italy with a large group that settled in the Central Valley.  Deirdre remembers walking down Main Street with her mom and visiting her grandfather at his grocery store.  As she got older she would continue to visit her grandfather downtown, even after he retired from his grocery store and settled into his Wine and Roses Shop.  "My grandfather would sit in front of his shop and visit with everyone who walked by.  His passion was the people and if he sold a bottle of wine or a plant then that was the icing on the cake".

She too has a passion for the people.  A career in sales has taken Deirdre around the world, but has also kept her from making connections with her community.  My Saving Grace is her connection to a community and she loves it.  Visiting with the local residents as well as the people that visit from all over the United States is her "Saving Grace" and if she sells a pair of shoes, a handbag, or one of the gifts from her featured local artisans, it's the icing on the cake.  Please stop by for a visit soon!

Historic Preservation Building

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

The Stecker Family Houses
720 and 722 Pine Street

Early Louisville contained several family home complexes. One of these was the Stecker homes. 720 Pine was built in 1902, and 722 Pine in 1908. The original home in the group was 633 LaFarge, built by carpenter Herman Fischer, as were the other homes. All three houses were in the same family for over 100 years. Both houses are very similar, but still slightly different, Craftsman Bungalow-style structures.

Agatha and Joseph Stecker (or Stecher or Stacher), 720 Pine, came from Austria in 1881. The Steckers kept cows and sold milk, delivered in 5-pound lard pails, according to a family history. The Steckers' daughter Annie married Robert Kerr, born in Colorado of Irish and Canadian parents. Daughters Alma and Bertha lived at 633 LaFarge. Descendants included the Kerr and Brennan families.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Rob Zuccaro, 303-335-4590,

Coronavirus Winter Documentary
In case you missed it, here is the link to the documentary about downtown by Chris Wheeler in conjunction with Gary Shapiro that aired on 9News and PBS

DBA Website Gift Card Page!
In a continued effort to further support our beloved downtown businesses please visit the new Gift Card page on our website! There you can find links to buy Gift Cards to individual downtown businesses who have uploaded their links to the website. This is a centralized place meant to make it simple and easy to support your favorite businesses.

Restaurant Offerings Below is a list of downtown restaurants that are offering Take-out, Curbside and Delivery Services or Dine-In. Click on each restaurant to be directed to their website. Also, check their FB pages for real time information!

12 Degree Brewing
740 Front
Bob’s Diner
Casa Alegre
Crystal Springs Brewing
Double Happy
Gravity Brewing/Gastronauts
Lucky Pie
Lulu’s BBQ
Moe’s Bagels
Moxie Bread Co.
Pica’s Taqueria
Por / Bittersweet
Precision Pours
Rosati’s Pizza
Sweet Cow
Sushi Yoshi
Ziggy’s Coffee

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Easing into August...

Summer is winding down and what a summer it’s been! The “Downtown Promenade” will continue into October for the Downtown Outdoor Dining program, which has been a wonderful success! New to the street are the colorful Adirondack chairs painted by local artists for the Louisville Cultural Council’s ARTirondack Chair Project! They have been placed in the 600 & 700 blocks of Main for your viewing and socially distanced relaxing pleasure. Thank you to all who have been eating and shopping downtown, all the businesses are so grateful for your support! Please continue to stay healthy by wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing so all our businesses can continue to recover and stay open – LOUISVILLE LOVE!

Louisville Rising

Business Support and Fundraising
Louisville Rising is on to the next effort! After 8 weeks of entertaining live concerts, streamed to your home, and raising money to support local small businesses in need, the charitable group is changing gears. There will be many more fun events to attend and lots of opportunities to support your fellow Louisvillians. The group is looking at ways to support individuals, teachers, parents, and all of us that are continuing to battle the intertwining crises of a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and a crucial social justice and equity movement. They are calling on all residents and businesses to join them in lifting up our community. You can support the effort by donating directly on their website ( or contacting them at Be a part of the solution. Together We Rise!

Louisville Chamber of Commerce

Virtual Taste Race 5K
Aug. 29th – Sept. 5th

Due to the mass gathering restrictions and safety, the Louisville Chamber will be doing a Virtual Taste 5K! You can run, walk, skip, jog...even dance your 5K as we create a unique audio experience for you during your participation. It's a perfect way to get out of the house and have some fun! Since this is a virtual race, the course can be whatever you'd like it to be. All uphill, all downhill, a little of both or on your treadmill binge watching your favorite show! The race goes from Aug. 29th–Sept. 5th, so you can complete the race whenever you feel the most energetic, and the best part, you can participate anywhere!

Cost: $25 & Includes custom t-shirt, mask (mask available to first 250 registered) and motivational audio to listen to during the 5k. Proceeds from this race will go to a Chamber member business that has been affected by COVID-19 through local non-profit organization, Louisville Rising. For more info and to register visit

Also: Support your local restaurants and retailers on Sept 5 & 6 for the Taste of Louisville weekend!

City of Louisville

Webinar Series — Recovering With Resiliency
Aug. 12–Sept. 23 — Every other Wednesday

Thank you to all of those that participated in our "Thriving in Business Uncertainty" webinar series in April and May. We received so much positive feedback that we have developed a new four-part webinar series, again exclusively for Louisville businesses.

Save the date for this exciting new series today! Starting on August 12 and concluding on September 23, webinars take place every other Wednesday @ 11 AM.

In this series you will join your peers for discussions on Recovering with Resiliency. Panelists include:

  • Jerry Manning, Three Leaf Concepts
  • TJ Ingraham, Verde
  • Adam Perkins, Murphy's Tap House
  • Sarah Lynch, Assorted Goods & Candy
  • Wendy Wassom, Old Friends
  • Michael Finnessey, Synergy Business Advisors
  • Tracy Bodden, Center Stream Pilates
  • Julie Dunigan, Jules Gourmet Catering
Click here to register for the four-part series.


Zucca, Huckleberry and our catering company would like to thank all who have been supporting our restaurants and all the other downtown businesses throughout the pandemic. Thank you for wearing masks and helping to keep our staff and other patrons safe. We are so grateful to be open for you!

Zucca Italian Ristorante

808 Main St.
Zucca is open for in-house dining and outdoor street and patio seating!  Reservations are recommended.  Zucca’s a perfect spot for a relaxing Happy Hour! We’re also still doing Take Out orders with easy alley pickup.  Open Tuesday through Sunday, 4 pm – 9pm. Closed Mondays.  303-666-6499

The Huckleberry

700 Main St.
The Huckleberry is now open for limited in-house dining, and well-spaced patio seating!  We are still offering to-go service as well!  Open daily 8 am – 3 pm.  Afternoon Tea is also available with a 24 hour advance reservation, served between 2-4 pm.  What a great way to enjoy a relaxing, outdoor indulgence! 303-666-8020

Three Leaf Catering

808 Main St.
We’re offering great deals on small, private catered events. This summer, move your dinner parties to your own backyard and allow us to do the work for you! From set up, to cleanup, we can do as much, or as little as you like. Our staff will uphold the highest standards of sanitation and safety and you can enjoy a small, delicious meal in the safety of your own home. Give us a call! 303-862-8584

Creative Framing Art Gallery

August Happenings
916 Main St.

Summer Art Sale - up to 20% savings. Stop in and help support our local and talented artists.
Imagine bringing home a beautiful piece of art for a lifetime of enjoyment and a feeling of fulfillment knowing your purchased made a difference in someone's situation.

NEW Unode50 jewelry- 10% sale including new arrivals, handcrafted in Spain for women & men.
You will enjoy the attention and the awe you'll receive sporting the diverse designs from this artistic collection of women's and men's pieces.

First Friday Art Walk - August Update

In the beginning of July, we evaluated the feasibility of starting up the Art Walk while also closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in our State and in Boulder County.  It is the consensus of the LAD to cancel the August Art Walk.  We will continue to review on a month to month basis.

My Saving Grace

Summer Shoe Clearance!
909 Main St.

Don’t miss our August Summer Shoe Clearance! Choose from a selection of summer styles that are marked 25-60% off.  Prices as low as $25.  Come in and grab a pair, we still have plenty of summer weather left for you to enjoy summer styles.  We will also continue our support of local restaurants by offering a $20 gift card to Pica's Taqueria with the purchase of $100 or more in our boutique.  Pick out a pair of shoes or a great gift and then head over to Pica's and enjoy their patio for a Taco and Margarita.

Thank you to all for your continued support!

The Singing Cook

Anniversay Sidewalk Sale!
Aug 7th–9th
728 Main St.

August is our Anniversary month and we are turning 8! That’s right, we’ve been here 8 years, and despite the strangest and most difficult year-so-far, we are still here and surviving thanks to all our wonderful customers! Stop by and check out the outside sale tables for clearance items up to 50% off and receive 10% off your purchase of any regularly priced items (some exclusions) August 7-9th. We are also still offering pick up on any purchases you’d like to make by phone. Please LIKE and look at our FB Page as we are posting items daily for you to browse. You can also purchase an eGift Card on our website, and please join our email list so you are in the loop on all things Singing Cook! Deepest THANKS for all your support over the years, especially 2020!

Mountain High Appliance

1130 Pine St.
Hello Louisville Friends! Mountain High Appliance has carefully re-opened our showrooms and clearance centers. We constantly and fully practice all of the latest CDC guidelines for keeping our staff and community safe. We know that appliances play a critical roll in everyone's day-to-day lives. Stop in today (or Call, Chat, or Shop online) and speak to our appliance experts. Whether you need a replacement refrigerator to keep fresh food on hand, a freezer to store food long term, a new washing machine to keep your family's clothes clean and sanitary, or a grill and outdoor kitchen to enjoy your patio and the fresh air, we want you to know that we are here for you. We humbly thank you, Louisville, for supporting our local, family-owned business for over 27 years!

Louisville Yoga Junction

Daily and Weekly Classes Available!

Outdoor Yoga
Monday-Friday 8-9 AM and Sunday 8:30-9:30 AM @ Annette Brand Park

Athletic Intervals/HIIT
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 AM @ Annette Brand Park
Registration required in advance:

Yoga in the Park Wednesday Nights
7-8 PM Memory Square Park
Registration required in advance:

Louisville Realty Associates

Fill-A-Backpack Drive
Thru Aug. 7th

This summer, through August 7th, we are hosting a virtual, contact free, easy-peasy "Fill-A-Backpack" drive for the kids of Colorado who will need it the most! It is easier than ever to help. Visit our website for the APC Wish List links at: Once you are directed to Amazon, make your selection, purchase and send directly to "A Precious Child" at 7051 West 118th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020. APC asks that you add a gift receipt and comment that you were prompted by LRA's email. A Precious Child (APC) is a non-profit organization near and dear to our hearts at Louisville Realty. In 2019 we sponsored our 3rd annual "Fill-A-Backpack" drive doing our small part to help more than 20,000 children in Colorado. But oh, what a difference a pandemic makes and we thank you for your contribution! If you have unused school supplies that you want to donate, please email Cory Nickerson at in order to arrange for a contact-free porch pick up! If you want to donate directly, visit

West + Main

Retail Partnership with The Conscious Merchant

920 Main St.
Real estate expert West + Main Homes is excited to announce a retail partnership with locally owned eco-conscious home goods store, The Conscious Merchant. The first of its kind retail partnership between West + Main and Conscious Merchant came to fruition when COVID-related closures prevented the Conscious Merchant from opening their original space as planned. After pivoting her business plans, The Conscious Merchant Founder/Owner, Kara Armstrong explored the Louisville community and toured the space - knowing it would be the perfect fit and resonate well with area and local community. The retail shop will provide a bevy of carefully curated products with safer ingredients and sustainable initiatives. The collaboration also enables West + Main agents to introduce a healthier lifestyle to their clients.

The Conscious Merchant Hours of Operation: Thurs 10-5, Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun by appointment

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

712 Main St.
Move in now! – DELO’s final three townhomes, now available starting at $729k.

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods at DELO is very excited to announce the release of our final two story & ranch style townhomes within walking distance of Old Town Louisville! Even cooler, we are doing a give-a-way to continue supporting our local Louisville businesses! Schedule an appointment to view our last three remaining townhomes and get entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a Local Louisville restaurant. You do not have to buy a house to win, but it might help your chances! Offer is valid until August 16th. We hope to see you soon!

Center Your Body Pilates

844 Main St. Ste 101
We are open and on a mission to continue to keep people moving during this pandemic because we know that Movement Matters to keep us healthy and well! We continue to offer Online Zoom LIVE Pilates classes and since we reopened classes have expanded! We now can service 4 Reformers, spaced 6 feet apart with LIVE classes 6 days a week and are so excited to be back in the studio again, taking all precautions necessary as recommended by the CDC. Online Classes will continue and an On Demand Service will be up and running by mid-August in addition to the LIVE sessions at the studio. Masks are required.

We offer packages for Online and In Studio sessions with NO MEMBERSHIP FEES for Private Sessions and Private Pilates Rehab, Group Reformer, Pilates Barre Fusion, Pilates Mat Fusion, Mobility + Flexibility Classes 7 days a week. We also always offer a FREE 30 minute demo and show you how Pilates makes you better at all that you do and impacts your body for a lifetime. Let us welcome you to the world of Pilates! Check out our website: Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all that is going on during the summer and beyond.

AND.....Did you know??? During WWI Joseph Pilates was incarcerated as an enemy of the state in a camp with many others considered 'enemies of the state' consisting of many buildings. Each building held at least 100 men. When they were hit with the deadly Spanish Flu he created his exercise program by cutting mattresses in half (creating his first reformer) and attaching the springs to the headboards and foot boards. He was prudent in making sure his unit did their exercises EVERY day. The result?? All men in the other buildings perished, but his in unit EVERY single person survived, proving that Movement is the key to good health! How this parallels with what we are experiencing in our lifetime is amazing. Come check us out and see how Pilates can improve your health and wellness!

From the Louisville Public Library

Library re-opens to in-person services: Monday and Tuesday 10am to 2pm, Thursday 5 to 8pm For all scheduled library programs visit

The Library is open with limited hours for browsing, holds pick-up and computer use!

The Library will continue to operate Curbside Holds Pick-Up for limited hours.

Learn more about our Current Services, including information about donations, returning materials, our safety guidelines and what to expect on your next visit to the library.

Branding in a Digital World
Online Program
August 18th 7–8pm

Branding in a Digital World: How can you stand out? How do you take your passion and turn it into profit? In Branding in a Digital World, author Hilary JM Topper discusses how branding your business is paramount to its success. Hilary will discuss how to build a brand, market it effectively across digital media, and ultimately, get a strong return on investment.

The Louisville Public Library and the Library Foundation would like to express our gratitude to all of the Summer Reading Program Sponsors! Thank you, The Torrents Family,  Boulder Valley CPA, Fox Property Management, Deb Croarkin, Assorted Goods & Candy, Pica's Mexican Taqueria,  JAV, Inc., The Colorado Rapids, Tilt Pinball, Louisville Realty Associates, E&L Team, Vranesh and Raisch, LLP Attorneys at Law.

Louisville Historical Museum

Explore Louisville history from the town's origins to today with videos, exhibits, and family activities with the Historical Museum's History at Home collection.

We invite you to (re)make Louisville History with the Louisville Historic Photo Challenge! This is a great way to take a closer look into Louisville's history, exploring lifestyles, careers, chores, and recreations across the decades.

The changes we've seen due to the spread of COVID-19 can be truly mind-boggling. We are, without a doubt, living through an historically significant moment for Louisville, the state, the nation, and the world. We need your help to do our part documenting current events for future generations. We want to hear about your experiences. Share your experience!

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