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As Aurora and the entire state prepares to move into Phase 3 under the Restore Illinois framework, several businesses will start to reopen in downtown. Salons are starting to accept appointments again, and outdoor dining at restaurants will begin. Retail
We’re celebrating Carry Out Days every Wednesday and Fridays in May, and we’re ready to party. From hearty vegan bowls to tempting tacos and guacamole to crispy fish and chips, Aurora Downtown has carry-out covered. Curbside pickup and delivery, too.
Enjoy all the art, music, and more that happening at Virtual First Fridays on May 1. Click on the button links below to experience it from home. Visit Aurora Downtown and participating venues on Facebook for live video throughout the evening. Participate
Oxie Affordable Optical Oxie Affordable Optical is an independently run optical retail shop in downtown Aurora. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Mia Corriea has been trying to do the best she can in serving her customers under the circumstances. Although
The Aurora Downtown COVID-19 Response Fund will distribute 35 COVID-19 relief grants totaling $12,250. Aurora Downtown, a nonprofit group of business and property owners, launched the fund earlier in April. The fund accepted grant applications from businesses located in SSA
Shortly after the mid-March COVID-19 shutdown and stay-at-home orders, my friend reminded me of what Mister Rogers’ mother said to him during scary times, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” The friend is Sheli
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We invite you to explore downtown Aurora while living in a virtual world. Order take-out. Enjoy curbside service. Shop our small businesses online. Order gift cards. Tune into virtual events. Join us in staying strong and supporting local. We've got this.