Aurora Market partners with SB Works and is selected to participate in the DC Facades Program. The new look Aurora Market is Coming Soon! ❤️
Aurora Market owner successfully completes over 50 hours of training. Graduates the ICIC 2022 Inner City Capital Connection Program designed for rising entrepreneurs.
Christopher Chambers, former Georgetown Professor, releases his second book Stand Alone in the Dickie Cornish Crime Series.
My Crazy Family Comedy Show was outrageously funny! Easily could have been a spin-off of the wildly popular Dark Comedy Show 😂
Aurora Market hosts weekly events that celebrate talented DC musicians, artists, and comedians. A fan favorite, the Dark Comedy Show affords comedians an opportunity to embrace their trauma through laughs. A liberating experience for all to experience.
Extremely talented Jonah and Tyler bring soulful music to Aurora Market!
Aurora Market was selected as a destination to show WACIF staff the results of their hard work and dedication in supporting underserved entrepreneurs of color. Aurora Market stands with WACIF and we are grateful for the opportunity to attend the Ascend Capital Accelerator 2022
It was an amazing turnout in celebration of HU‘s Homecoming 2022 and the newest club We Out Here 360! Over 75 students showed to support club members and fellow artists as they debuted new music and freely expressed themselves in safe venue minutes from HU Campus.
Aurora Market celebrates our first Veterans Day! We are humbled for the opportunity to continue our service to the community.
Aurora Market is raising capital to add additional locations within designated D.C., “food deserts” and developing a franchise that supports underserved/disadvantaged entrepreneurs who are committed to being anchors in their community as an Aurora Market franchisee.
MGM National Harbor Bourbiz DC is back again for spring!
Our events attract a host of resources such as Fortune 500 Business Leaders, Ted Talk speakers, Medal of Honor Recipients, Professional Athletes, Military Leaders, and TV & social media personalities. The feedback from all attendees is always overwhelmingly positive and always followed up by the question “When is your next event?”
Come for the networking and resources stay for the camaraderie!
Aurora Market is selected for the DC Rebuild Bond Program through SMBX. Invest in Aurora Market today for as little as $10 and receive a 7.5% return over 60 months.
Aurora Market was featured in District Bridges as one of DC’s fastest growing businesses.
Aurora Market hosts weekly events that include Comedy Shows, Live Music, Poetry/Open Mic Nights, and Free Movie Nights. Check out our latest events on our social media.
Aurora Market was selected for the DC Food Waste Innovation Grant to minimize food waste. DC food businesses can cut food and waste costs, reduce rodents, and reduce carbon emissions through composting.
ICCC is excited to return to Washington, D.C. for the 5th time in 2022, thanks to our lead sponsor, Kaiser Permanente! Washington, D.C. is home to 324 ICCC alumni, and since their participation they have averaged 49% growth in revenue and raised $64.36M in capital.
We support high-growth, high-impact startups led by people with disabilities.
At 2Gether-International we’re creating entrepreneurial communities, where peer support, expert mentorship, and a network of possibilities is within reach for Disabled Founders. We’re bringing together masters of industry and emerging leaders, committed to expanding businesses and accommodation for people with disabilities.
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Based upon community recommendations, Aurora Market adds additional products and services! Boars Head Sandwiches with Lyon Bakery organic bread, Hershey Lactose-Free Ice Cream, Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee, Cafe UNIDO Coffee Bar, seating for 30 customers, and free venue that hosts Comedy Shows, Live Music, Poetry & Open Mic, and Free Movie Nights.
Aurora Market founder selected to serve as Board Member and Event Manager for FOSH’s Independence Day and Fall Festival held on the grounds of the AFRH. The July 4th Independence Day hosted members of the AFRH and over 3,000 residents!
We sat down with Pablo Ortiz, who owns and operates Aurora Market (500 Irving St NW, just off the main street) along with his wife, Rahel, to talk about their store and their mission to bring healthy, local food and favorites to the neighborhood.
Grand Opening on January 15th, 2022.
We would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support, patience, and advice as we navigating through the development of our business model. Aurora Market is family, 100% service-disabled veteran, minority, black, and woman owned small business. Based upon the recommendations of the community, our ANC Rashida Brown, and numerous members of DCRA and DDOT we have developed a three-phased business plan.
Phase I - Grand Opening of our high-end Retail Grocery Store on January 15th, 2022
Phase II - Boar's Head Sandwiches and Specialty Coffee by Spring 2022
Phase III - Indoor Seating/Internet Cafe by Summer 2022
We would like to thank everyone for their support, patience, and recommendations! We look forward to bringing in the New Year with everyone and wish you the best!
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