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Aurora Downtown’s Small Business Grants now open for 2023

Aurora Downtown’s Business Attraction and Retention (BAR) Committee announced its grant program for 2023 to help support established businesses, property owners, and initiatives taking place in the downtown special service area (SSA One).  Grant applications are due on May 1.

Black History Month: Celebrate Black-owned businesses in downtown Aurora

Aurora Downtown celebrates and honors Black History Month this February by highlighting some of our amazing Black-owned businesses in downtown Aurora. Welcome new businesses Kathryn’s Place and G.A.M.E. Makeup Supply. Also, visit Endiro Coffee, Chicago Style Barbers, and Latrice Murphy

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Welcome to downtown Aurora!
We're excited to show you all that our magestic downtown has to offer in the City of Lights. Enjoy public art, live theater, and live music. Shop one-of-kind stores. Take in breathtaking river views. Eat and drink with us. Visit year-round for events.
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About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) One  in downtown Aurora, Ill. Aurora Downtown is governed by a volunteer board with specific goals to enhance the downtown area.