About Olde Town

Olde Town is the city’s downtown district, with a turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance. It is the heart and soul of Arvada and has become a destination for locals and visitors, alike. With a diverse array of shops, boutiques, galleries, events, restaurants, breweries and a winery, Olde Town has something for everyone. After the discovery of gold, the town grew as railroad and trolley lines from Denver were built and agriculture thrived. Olde Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is both a vibrant and growing district and a historic gem.

Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District

In 2014, the business and property owners  of Olde Town in conjunction with The City of Arvada, created the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) with the mission to preserve, promote and enhance the vibrancy of Olde Town.  The BID strives to create and maintain an identifiable and always active business district that is inclusive to all, allowing our diverse businesses to prosper and setting the stage for a truly authentic experience.

The BID's operating plan focuses on advocacy, marketing and events, placemaking, mobility, physical improvements and safety.

Meet the Board

The BID is governed by a nine member board comprised of business and/or property owners that serve a three year term.  The current board is:

  • Deborah Pearson - President
  • Scott Spears - VP
  • Lori Drienka - Secretary
  • Debbie Hanson - Treasurer
  • Charlie Berger
  • Brandon Capps
  • Peter Kazura
  • Antonia Pappas
  • Lisa Reich

The BID Board generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. During the holidays, meetings may be changed to accommodate the calendar. Special meetings may be held throughout the year. All board and special meetings are open to the public.  Meeting agendas with meeting locations are posted in kiosk in the Olde Town Square, Olde Wadsworth & 57th Street or in the resources below.