Littleton Market is now open in downtown Littleton! Located at 2692 W. Alamo Ave. Littleton market has farm-to-table, locally-sourced meats, dairy, produce, novelty items, and more.
As downtown had formerly been classified as a food
dessert, Hannah King opened the market to address this need. Prior to
Colorado, Hannah lived in Washington D.C. There, she worked
at farmers markets. This experience gave her an appreciation
for local vendors, as well as a pedestrian-friendly
The Economic Development department values your feedback with a feature in our newsletter called ’30 Seconds: Your question of the Month’. Our objective is to engage with the business community in a fun and productive way. We ask that you provide your contact information – don’t worry, your information will not be shared. We’ll award a $100 gift card at the end of the year to the person who responded to the most questions. If there’s a tie for most responses, we’ll draw a name to determine the winner.
Littleton’s downtown has an important and unique role in economic and social development. Downtown Littleton creates a critical mass of activities where commercial, cultural, and civic activities are concentrated. This concentration facilitates business, learning, and cultural exchange. Forming a district allows stakeholders to determine the future of the area and provides a financial basis for desired improvements that will keep the area vital.
On September 26th, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) hosted an event for property and business owners to learn more about district management options for Downtown Littleton. Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) presented an overview of district formations and information on funding mechanisms for downtown improvement projects. Mayor Debbie Brinkman opened the event and experts including Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock, Frank Locantore with the Colfax Business Improvement District, and Tom George an attorney with Spencer Fane provided case studies and answered questions.
A second event hosted by the City of Littleton Economic Development Department will be held on November 14th to continue the discussion about Downtown Development Authorities (DDA’s) and Business Improvement Districts (BID’s). Property and business owners will have another opportunity to hear case studies and ask questions of Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock.
Team Tipton (R S Tipton, PBC) has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation. In an ongoing effort to provide the highest quality service, the City of Littleton is working with Team Tipton to assess and improve various processes.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.
From the website: “WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 40 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita. “
Antiquaria, which opened in Littleton on October 1st, was originally founded in Austin, Texas in 2010 by Bailey Rivera and Emma James. Since inception, the response to Antiquaria’s greeting cards, notebooks, and other stationery and gift designs has been overwhelmingly positive. Antiquaria has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine multiple times, as well as in Brides, Southern Living, Southers Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Stationery Trends. With their masterful use of calligraphy, hand lettering, hand-drawn illustration, vintage etching, watercolor, and typography, the Antiquaria design philosophy embodies a vintage-modern design aesthetic. The business is currently operating as wholesale, but plans to introduce a retail component in the summer of 2019. For more information, please visit shopantiquaria.com.