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https://www.denverite.com/estimated-27000-units-affordable-housing-wont-get-built-colorado-gops-current-tax-plan-45831/

    An estimated 27,000 units of affordable housing won't get built in Colorado under the GOP's current tax plan - Denverite
    The Republican tax plan could have a major impact on private funding for affordable housing projects, and Colorado would be one of the most affected states. The Republican tax plan could have a major impact on private funding for affordable housing projects, and Colorado would be one of the most affected states, according to an analysis by Novogradac & Co., an accounting firm that specializes in real estate.
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https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/11/20/new-colfax-avenue-museum-opens-gets-national.html

    New Colfax Avenue museum opens, gets national attention - Denver Business Journal
    A new museum dedicated to all things about Colfax Avenue opened on Saturday and is already getting national attention. The Colfax Museum opened at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, curated by Colfax historian Jonny Barber.
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27 hours ago

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The next 2CAB meeting will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017. 1800 to 2000 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) here at District 2 (3921 Holly St). The 2CAB meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis. We will cover crime patterns, trends and discuss prevention techniques that we are employing to reduce crime throughout the District. Everyone is invited!

    Denver Police District 2 - 2CAB Meeting
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28 hours ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared C...

    America's refugee teens, marginalized on tough streets as doors close, forge Denver fraternity to survive
    While mamba drug dealers, pimps and hookers circle outside by a U.S. flag on a fence, young refugees placed in one of Denver's toughest neighborhoods have taken over a basement hangout for violent men and are building a unique brotherhood for escape and success.
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28 hours ago

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http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/20/photographs-street-fraternity-provides-young-men-a-safe-haven-in-rough-neighborhoods/

    PHOTOGRAPHS: Street Fraternity provides young men a safe haven in rough neighborhoods
    Street Fraternity is a crucible for violent young men in rough neighborhoods such as this in Denver and Aurora. Their families fled some of the world's worst conditions and made it to America as refugees. Of the 40-50 kids that attend Street Frat many hang out, box, lift, study and are making the grades and aspire to go on to college.
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30 hours ago

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    East Colfax Neighborhood Annual Potluck & Elections Dec. 19, 2017 at 6:30PM
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    Denver's Colfax Avenue is jammed with history, freaks, neon. Its champion is an Elvis impersonator, of course
    One of the occupational hazards of dressing like Elvis is having a homeless guy throw you into a headlock and refuse to let go until you sing him a song. "I said, 'What do you want to hear, 'Please Release Me?'" recalled Jonny Barber, the Elvis impersonator in question.
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2 days ago

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    Colfax Museum now open
    DENVER - You could say that Jonny Barber is a little obsessed with Colfax Avenue. "I needed a job and I needed something I was interested in," said Barber. "I've run ColfaxAvenue.com for 14 years." The site chronicles everything about Colfax which is one of the longest streets in the United States.
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3 days ago

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https://denver.streetsblog.org/2017/11/17/want-great-bus-service-on-east-colfax-ave-tell-the-city-not-to-water-down-brt/

    Want Great Bus Service on East Colfax Ave? Tell the City Not to Water Down BRT.
    If they're loud enough, a small group of people can sabotage transportation projects that would benefit the entire city. To prevent that from happening, supporters of good transit and safer streets need to speak up for these projects, and the time to speak up for bus rapid transit on East Colfax Avenue is now.
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3 days ago

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https://denver.eater.com/2017/11/17/16670980/jubilee-coffee-shop-roaster-open-aurora-east-colfax

    Aurora Coffee Roaster Reopens Cafe, Community Center, Artist Space
    Tucked behind the Discount Tire Store and a used car lot just off East Colfax Avenue in Aurora, a team of coffee makers and artists has been quietly toiling away over the last few months. Since December 2015, Jubilee Roasting Co. has produced wholesale coffee for Denver restaurants and retail outlets.
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3 days ago

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    Historic Modern Denver
    Famous Chef Restaurant, photo by Burnis McCloud. The building has been purchased by the City of Denver and is slated for demo.
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4 days ago

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Denver is Seeking Public Input on East Colfax Center-Running Bus Rapid Transit BRT. Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running bus rapid transit (BRT) on East Colfax Avenue to improve travel along the corridor from I-25 to I-225. Over the next several months, the public’s feedback on Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running BRT will help inform the next phase of the project. A more detailed design for BRT and project implementation schedule will be developed in 2018. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as 2020. Take the survey here at the blue link: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/colfax-corridor-connections.html

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    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 947 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
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5 days ago

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    Grand Opening of the Colfax Museum!
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

5 days ago

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    Every house in Denver can get city composting now, for a price
    You'll still have to sign up and pay specifically for compost pick-up. Denver's government has expanded its composting program to cover the entire city, city officials announced today. Every household that is eligible for municipal trash and recycling services - about 176,000 in all - are now eligible for compost pickup, too.
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5 days ago

Grand Opening of the Colfax Museum!

Great news! The Colfax Museum, dedicated to Schuyler Colfax and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in North America that bears his name, opens 11/18/2017! Join us 2:00-5:00pm on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishment, at 6109 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver.

    Grand Opening of the Colfax Museum!
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. ColfaxAvenue.com is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.
    http://www.colfaxavenue.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared M...

For those that receive your pet care at Montclair Animal Clinic at Tamarac & East Colfax you probably met with Tammie. She is a caring, devoted animal lover and a resident of the East Colfax Neighborhood. She recently has had debilitating seizures and has a Dr. appointment coming up with a neurologist. For now she still needs assistance walking and can’t be left alone and unable to work at the clinic. A GoFundMe Page has been set up to assist her in the interim. Thank you all for your support!

    Click here to support Tammie's Fund organized by Rochelle M Walker
    As some of you may already know, a couple weeks ago our friend and fellow co-worker Tammie was rushed to the ER after having an attack for unknown reasons, doctors are still trying to find the problem. Since her release she continues to suffer from seizures and is unable to work, Tammie could re...
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Nov 13

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    Home-Buyer Education Workshop CHFA Approved
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Nov 13

The Seven Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

...with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and feast on Wednesday, November 15, at Mesob Ethiopian, 1422 Poplar Street. While we can't quite describe the cuisine as finger food, there's surely no...

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...the late 1940s and '50s. Prud'homme will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of the...

...over to this year's Cherry Roast on Tuesday, November 14, at Commonwealth Coffee Roasters, 5225 East 38th Avenue. From 6 to 9 p.m., the third edition of the annual barista competition puts...

...America, will bring a real farmer-to-table feast to the National Western Stadium Arena, 4655 Humboldt Street, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. For $75, guests will enjoy twelve courses...

...December 16, join your real tribe at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard. Tickets will run you $40 to $65 and are already on sale at denverbeerfestivus.com...

...dollars must be in want of a bowl of ramen. On Monday, November 13, Departure, 249 Columbine Street, is taking Jane Austen's famous words to heart with its Ramen Showdown. The restaurant...

So you want Thanksgiving dinner without the family and fuss? Understandable. Go to Work & Class, 2500 Larimer Street, on Monday, November 13, for its Thanks & Giving feast. The dinner, which benefits Work Options...

    The Seven Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week
    Coffee, cows, competitions and Christmas markets: There are copious culinary comings and goings this week. Check out seven of our favorites from Monday, November 13, through Friday, November 17, plus a few more to plan for in November and December.
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Nov 13

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared G...

    Thanksgiving Volunteers (families and groups with children)
    We could not make the impact we do without each and every volunteer who comes out for our Thanksgiving Giveaway. Thank you for joining us! This sign up is for families and groups with children. If you are an adult without children, please visit our website and select: http://greaterparkhill.org/programs/thanksgiving/
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Nov 12

The new sidewalk fund is a positive step, but...

The new sidewalk fund is a positive step, but it won’t solve all of the city’s sidewalk problems. It won’t pay for any new sidewalks or expansions of sidewalks that are too narrow — just repairs to sidewalks that are falling apart. https://denver.streetsblog.org/2017/11/09/denver-will-help-residents-pay-for-sidewalk-repairs-starting-next-year/

    Denver Will Help Residents Pay for Sidewalk Repairs Starting Next Year
    The new system will repair crumbling walking infrastructure neighborhood by neighborhood. Denver City Council is setting up a fund to help residents pay for repairs to sidewalks abutting their properties. The infusion of public support for sidewalk repair should lead to better walking conditions in the city's poorer neighborhoods, where property owners struggle to maintain sidewalks themselves.
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Nov 12

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Nov 12

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared S...

    WTF is BRT? A Streetsblog Explainer.
    Bus rapid transit, a new transit service coming to East Colfax, is a potential game-changer for Denver. We'll help demystify it during a casual, open...
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Nov 12

Mayfair/Colfax BID Neighborhood History Mayfa...

Mayfair/Colfax BID Neighborhood History Mayfair Neighbors Inc. Colfax Mayfair Business Improvement District

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    Mayfair/Colfax BID Neighborhood History Mayfair Neighbors Inc. Colfax Mayfair Business Improvement District
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Nov 12

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    Nonprofit connects seniors with neighborhood help
    KUSA - A Denver nonprofit is trying to connect people with their elderly neighbors. A Little Help does just that, it gives seniors a little help with everyday tasks like washing windows or getting to and from appointments. Executive Director, Paul Ramsey, says the group connects neighbors to help seniors thrive.
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Nov 11

Saludamos a todos los veteranos en su día

Saludamos a todos los veteranos en su día

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    Saludamos a todos los veteranos en su día
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Nov 11

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    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 949 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
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Nov 11

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared D...

    New Aurora Council Rep Is 23, Daughter of Mexican Immigrants
    Last November's election changed the country's political landscape, and a year later, it seems that landscape is changing again, on both a national and local scale. A hotly contested gubernatorial race in Virginia ended in a victory for the Democratic candidate, and in Colorado, three progressive candidates - Nicole Johnston, Crystal Murillo and Allison Hiltz - nabbed seats on Aurora's historically conservative city council.
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Nov 10

Denver House Assistance...Call 311

Denver House Assistance...Call 311

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    Denver House Assistance...Call 311
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Nov 10

Nikki Braziel shared a Page to East Colfax Ne...

Hi East Colfax! I wanted to drop a note and make sure you are all familiar with the Denver Citizen Oversight Board (COB). The COB practices civilian oversight—an ever-evolving field designed to provide communities with a voice in how law enforcement is conducted. We were voted into the City Charter last year, no doubt with much of your help. Under the Charter, the COB is authorized to make policy recommendations to the Denver Police Department and Denver Sheriff Department. We just launched a Facebook page, because we're hoping to hear more from the community. We hope you'll follow it and share your thoughts on policing, incarceration, and oversight in Denver. We welcome your voices at our bi-weekly board meetings and our quarterly public forums!

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Nov 10

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    As Denver police go on a hiring spree, recruiting new cops is more challenging than ever
    After serving a five-year hitch in the Army and spending a year working as a national park ranger, 28-year-old William Bartz decided he wanted to be a police officer. With an associate's degree and military experience on his resume, Bartz had options in choosing a career path in a robust economy.
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Nov 10

Nov 09

East Colfax Neighborhood Association shared A...

    Scholars Unlimited Honors Local Students | Front Porch
    Resilience. Perseverance. Positive attitude. Kindness. Curiosity. Never saying no to a challenge. Working at being a positive role model. These are the traits colleges and bosses look for. Recently four students were honored by Scholars Unlimited for their academic accomplishments and for exhibiting these kinds of traits that will help them find success in school and in life-and that make our community a better place.
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Nov 09

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    ColfaxAvenue.com
    Today a great mystery was solved. For years I had been trying to track down an old East Colfax motel called Charlie Chan Village. In my mind, I saw something mythical, like Grauman's Chinese Theater....
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Nov 09

Below is a Google docs file of a 2014 PowerPo...

Below is a Google docs file of a 2014 PowerPoint on Historic East Colfax Avenue Motels & Restaurants in my East Colfax Neighborhood. I have also included photos/postcards of before and after shots along with the dates of operation of these businesses. The majority of the postcards, matchbooks and other memorabilia are from my collection, however some are from the Save the Signs Facebook page and ColfaxAvenue website. I am always looking for more if you know of anyone with postcards, ashtrays, menus and other memorabilia from these businesses please let me know! Would love to find any photos of the Jolly coffee house neon sign and building which is currently the Ranch House Cafe. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8F8rfKgY4F5LXE5MzlPX0VUSVk/view

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Nov 09

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1950’s East ColfaxNeighborhood History from Ken Harvey, past owner of Ken’s Barber Shop at Ulster & East Colfax Avenue Stedman's Shoe Service was across the street from Rockybilt hamburgers (recently the new Buffalo Bill's Wings and Things Chicken House and Yoisho's). A lot of people went to that shoe service on the corner of Colfax and Quebec. The Loop drugstore and the shoe service were in the same block. A Japanese couple owned the Loop; his name was Long and her name was Chick. They had that drugstore a long time. Stedman’s left that location sometime later and put in a shop down in the Mayfair Shopping Center. It is still under the Stedman name. I don't know what happened to Mr. Stedman. Going east a block or two was a place called Bud Karchers and it was selling foreign cars. His place later turned into Skyline Dodge. The dealership moved up there to the other side of the block to what had been the old Millers supermarket on the corner of Colfax and Poplar Street. He had a big dealership there. Dairy Queen was fairly close to one block the side of Syracuse and that business is still there. There were four service stations on the corners of Syracuse and Colfax, Doc's Conoco and a Mobil station across the street from there on the northwest corner. There was another station on the southwest corner. Across the street was the station I went to and that was Dewey’s Standard at Colfax and Syracuse. Going east, on the next corner at Spruce was a place called Cadillac Furniture. It did fair and then PMM Western Wear came in there (where the current Family Dollar store is). It was really a growing business they sold probably more western boots than anybody in the city and they had 7,000 pairs of boots in there. Across the street from PMM Western Wear on the same side of Colfax was the Beacon Supper Club that was a really good thing. It was probably one of the most money making places on East Colfax. They had half a block going east to the alley and then they had a pretty good size piece of land in the back where they could park. There wasn't another business between the beacon and the alley. Across the street from there was a place called Hack’s Little Lot. It was a little place where they dealt mostly in foreign cars. Hack’s was a successful business and they stayed there a long time. Next door to him on the west side was a place called Burns Standard Oil. Burns and his boys ran a Standard gas station there it was a small station on the corner of Colfax and Spruce. Then there was the Hanger Bar on the corner of Tamarac and Colfax. In 1954 Tommy Falarite had the bar for some time. The man that had it before him was Harry Kaiser. Harry was a retired police officer in Denver. He was the man that opened up the Hanger Bar. Shorty was the name of the manager. They used to call him Mr. 5 x 5. He was a really heavy man. Tommy had been sick a while and Shorty was around the bar a lot. He was wide as he was tall. He was very over weight and he had diabetes too and in time he lost his leg. I knew Shorty pretty well he came in my shop for many haircuts. Across the street at the corner of Tamarac and Colfax was Naylor's vet clinic (Montclair Animal Clinic today). Dr. Naylor sold out to Dr. Sergeant. Dr. Sergeant grew up in the neighborhood and went to vet school at Fort Collins. The day that he got out of school he went to work for Dr. Naylor. He bought the place from Dr. Naylor. Dr. Sergeants had a brother that lived just a block away from the clinic. Going further down the street on the corner, east of the Hanger Bar was a nice Philips station run by two brothers. One of the brothers was Dick and the other I cannot quite remember. Dick and his brother had a nice Philips station on the corner of Ulster and Colfax and they stayed there a good 20 years. Across the street was a place called the Western Drive-in that place was there in 1954. The owners name was Dave and I bought a lot of hamburgers from that place. My barber shop was just across the street. He got despondent over something one day and came into my shop and said, "did you hear what happened at Dave's Drive-in last night? He went out in his car and shot himself." The Western Drive-in was then sold to a fellow by the name of Jack he kept it for a while. I don't know what happened to it Dave had that place two or three years before 1954 and then he did himself in. Down on the corner of the Western Drive-in it was a nice big trailer lot and there was a big fellow that ran it. His name was Tom and I don't know who the owners were but it was a very successful business they closed it later and moved it to West Colfax. Across the street to the north up to Ulster on the north side of the street was Stokes Drugstore. Coming east there was a little hardware store and then there was Eugene’s Beauty Shop run by Elizabeth Bath. I was in the next building. Ken's Barber service. I bought out George's Barber service and I was there for seven years. I gave quite a few haircuts and they cost about one dollars or so and I made $80 to $90 a week. When I first went in there I did not make much but when I sold out $90 to $100 was a pretty good week. In 1954 next to me was a pet store. The pet store moved out after 1 to 1 1/2 years the business that went in there was the first Color Tile store in Denver. Color Tile stayed there for a long time. The next building would've been the original Paisan’s. There was a vacant lot next to Paisan’s nothing was ever built on it. It was on the east side of Paisan’s. The original owner Jim Sando was an Italian immigrant he jumped ship in the New York Harbor and eventually got to Denver and started Paisan’s. His sisters and brothers are all in Italy he started right out with some of the best pizza people that ever eaten in the Denver area. He sold out to a guy named Rolly about a year before 1954. Sando moved to North Denver and started a place called the Three Sons Pizzeria. Three Sons has been there a long time. Jim Sando has been dead quite a long time, I think his three boys are still involved in the restaurant business. I think it is in the area of Tejon and Sheridan. After Paisan's there was a place that was owned by George called George’s barbershop. George's sister owns the building there and the building is occupied by La Bolita’s Restaurant serving Mexican food. That was owned by a Phil Murray. Phil built it up to a successful bar and restaurant and people could go in there until five in the morning when other bars were closed up. He closed his bar but still served food. People would come in from all other bars for food. He ran mean hours. Bill stayed there for a long time I used to go over to Phil’s and I remember in 1961 when we had the big flood in Denver all the lights went out and I couldn't work anymore so I went over to La Bolita’s to have a beer and I got to talking to Phil and he said, "well my beer is all going to get warm. We are aren't going to have power until the next day or later" so we just sat there and talked and drank beer and had candles going on I don't think two other people came in the place and none of the help showed up. So we sat and talked and he wouldn't sell me any beer but we drink beer all night and I got polluted. I remembered going out to my car and East Colfax was so dark the only lights were the lights on my car. I knew Phil pretty good he was an excellent musician he played the vibraphone. He had a three or four piece combo in there every night and people went in there to dance and they would dance on the dance floor. Phil had a marvelous way with people there was never any trouble in there he just did a nice business and build that place from scratch. They were already opened in 1954 I believe George's sister actually opened it and then sold it to Phil. The sister went downtown and opened up a place by the same name, La Bolita’s for a long time. Phil stayed and I left the barbershop in 1968. I think Phil stayed another 10 years and then he finally gave up and went to work for the City of Denver, he had a good job with the City and County of Denver and I haven't seen him in years. He must be pretty close to retirement age. There was the Sinclair station on Valentia and Colfax and it is still there. Back across the street on the corner of Colfax and Ulster it was a big beauty shop at one time. Earl Lubin ran the barber union. He was in that block and he got rid of that barbershop about 1960. Nextdoor to him was GG's bar and they have since moved around the corner. He sold out to Bill Klinger who kept the shop until about a year after I left. Barbering was tough then nobody was cutting their hair. Klinger got mad because his landlady was going to raise the rent and he told me if she raises the rent five dollars I won't pay at all close the shop. I think she was going to raise the rent $25 so he closed up. His shop was between you Uinta & Valentia on the south side (located where Buffalo Bills Wings and Things is). Arden liquor store was right next door to the barbershop. Then you start getting into all those motels. When I was there they built one called the Château Motor Lodge at Valentia and Colfax (now Orlando’s Apartments). There was a nice old club at Yosemite called the Ex-Veterans or Ex-Serviceman’s club. They had good dances there and it was a bar. It was kind of Adobe and out on the north side of the street it was a two-story building that we get some good bands in there and we went up there to dance and it was really nice. On the south side of the street was the Apple Tree Shanty. Dr. Peterson was the owner in 1954. Dr. Peterson sold out to a fellow by the name of Don Olson. Don had two partners and my daughter married Don and they ran the Apple Tree Shanty for approximately six years then they got a divorce. Olson finally sold his interest to Ray Sanford who was one of the original partners of Don's. One of those guys dropped out when he got hurt in a parachute jumping accident. I believe Ray Sanford came in after that. Don, Ray and another we're partners and Ray finally bought the whole thing.

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    East Colfax Neighborhood Association, Denver, Colorado. 947 likes. A Registered Neighborhood Organization along East Colfax between Quebec and Yosemite!
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1950’s East ColfaxNeighborhood History from Ken Harvey, past owner of Ken’s Barber Shop at Ulster & East Colfax Avenue Stedman's Shoe Service was across the street from Rockybilt hamburgers (recently the new Buffalo Bill's Wings and Things Chicken House and Yoisho's). A lot of people went to that shoe service on the corner of Colfax and Quebec. The Loop drugstore and the shoe service were in the same block. A Japanese couple owned the Loop; his name was Long and her name was Chick. They had that drugstore a long time. Stedman’s left that location sometime later and put in a shop down in the Mayfair Shopping Center. It is still under the Stedman name. I don't know what happened to Mr. Stedman. Going east a block or two was a place called Bud Karchers and it was selling foreign cars. His place later turned into Skyline Dodge. The dealership moved up there to the other side of the block to what had been the old Millers supermarket on the corner of Colfax and Poplar Street. He had a big dealership there. Dairy Queen was fairly close to one block the side of Syracuse and that business is still there. There were four service stations on the corners of Syracuse and Colfax, Doc's Conoco and a Mobil station across the street from there on the northwest corner. There was another station on the southwest corner. Across the street was the station I went to and that was Dewey’s Standard at Colfax and Syracuse. Going east, on the next corner at Spruce was a place called Cadillac Furniture. It did fair and then PMM Western Wear came in there (where the current Family Dollar store is). It was really a growing business they sold probably more western boots than anybody in the city and they had 7,000 pairs of boots in there. Across the street from PMM Western Wear on the same side of Colfax was the Beacon Supper Club that was a really good thing. It was probably one of the most money making places on East Colfax. They had half a block going east to the alley and then they had a pretty good size piece of land in the back where they could park. There wasn't another business between the beacon and the alley. Across the street from there was a place called Hack’s Little Lot. It was a little place where they dealt mostly in foreign cars. Hack’s was a successful business and they stayed there a long time. Next door to him on the west side was a place called Burns Standard Oil. Burns and his boys ran a Standard gas station there it was a small station on the corner of Colfax and Spruce. Then there was the Hanger Bar on the corner of Tamarac and Colfax. In 1954 Tommy Falarite had the bar for some time. The man that had it before him was Harry Kaiser. Harry was a retired police officer in Denver. He was the man that opened up the Hanger Bar. Shorty was the name of the manager. They used to call him Mr. 5 x 5. He was a really heavy man. Tommy had been sick a while and Shorty was around the bar a lot. He was wide as he was tall. He was very over weight and he had diabetes too and in time he lost his leg. I knew Shorty pretty well he came in my shop for many haircuts. Across the street at the corner of Tamarac and Colfax was Naylor's vet clinic (Montclair Animal Clinic today). Dr. Naylor sold out to Dr. Sergeant. Dr. Sergeant grew up in the neighborhood and went to vet school at Fort Collins. The day that he got out of school he went to work for Dr. Naylor. He bought the place from Dr. Naylor. Dr. Sergeants had a brother that lived just a block away from the clinic. Going further down the street on the corner, east of the Hanger Bar was a nice Philips station run by two brothers. One of the brothers was Dick and the other I cannot quite remember. Dick and his brother had a nice Philips station on the corner of Ulster and Colfax and they stayed there a good 20 years. Across the street was a place called the Western Drive-in that place was there in 1954. The owners name was Dave and I bought a lot of hamburgers from that place. My barber shop was just across the street. He got despondent over something one day and came into my shop and said, "did you hear what happened at Dave's Drive-in last night? He went out in his car and shot himself." The Western Drive-in was then sold to a fellow by the name of Jack he kept it for a while. I don't know what happened to it Dave had that place two or three years before 1954 and then he did himself in. Down on the corner of the Western Drive-in it was a nice big trailer lot and there was a big fellow that ran it. His name was Tom and I don't know who the owners were but it was a very successful business they closed it later and moved it to West Colfax. Across the street to the north up to Ulster on the north side of the street was Stokes Drugstore. Coming east there was a little hardware store and then there was Eugene’s Beauty Shop run by Elizabeth Bath. I was in the next building. Ken's Barber service. I bought out George's Barber service and I was there for seven years. I gave quite a few haircuts and they cost about one dollars or so and I made $80 to $90 a week. When I first went in there I did not make much but when I sold out $90 to $100 was a pretty good week. In 1954 next to me was a pet store. The pet store moved out after 1 to 1 1/2 years the business that went in there was the first Color Tile store in Denver. Color Tile stayed there for a long time. The next building would've been the original Paisan’s. There was a vacant lot next to Paisan’s nothing was ever built on it. It was on the east side of Paisan’s. The original owner Jim Sando was an Italian immigrant he jumped ship in the New York Harbor and eventually got to Denver and started Paisan’s. His sisters and brothers are all in Italy he started right out with some of the best pizza people that ever eaten in the Denver area. He sold out to a guy named Rolly about a year before 1954. Sando moved to North Denver and started a place called the Three Sons Pizzeria. Three Sons has been there a long time. Jim Sando has been dead quite a long time, I think his three boys are still involved in the restaurant business. I think it is in the area of Tejon and Sheridan. After Paisan's there was a place that was owned by George called George’s barbershop. George's sister owns the building there and the building is occupied by La Bolita’s Restaurant serving Mexican food. That was owned by a Phil Murray. Phil built it up to a successful bar and restaurant and people could go in there until five in the morning when other bars were closed up. He closed his bar but still served food. People would come in from all other bars for food. He ran mean hours. Bill stayed there for a long time I used to go over to Phil’s and I remember in 1961 when we had the big flood in Denver all the lights went out and I couldn't work anymore so I went over to La Bolita’s to have a beer and I got to talking to Phil and he said, "well my beer is all going to get warm. We are aren't going to have power until the next day or later" so we just sat there and talked and drank beer and had candles going on I don't think two other people came in the place and none of the help showed up. So we sat and talked and he wouldn't sell me any beer but we drink beer all night and I got polluted. I remembered going out to my car and East Colfax was so dark the only lights were the lights on my car. I knew Phil pretty good he was an excellent musician he played the vibraphone. He had a three or four piece combo in there every night and people went in there to dance and they would dance on the dance floor. Phil had a marvelous way with people there was never any trouble in there he just did a nice business and build that place from scratch. They were already opened in 1954 I believe George's sister actually opened it and then sold it to Phil. The sister went downtown and opened up a place by the same name, La Bolita’s for a long time. Phil stayed and I left the barbershop in 1968. I think Phil stayed another 10 years and then he finally gave up and went to work for the City of Denver, he had a good job with the City and County of Denver and I haven't seen him in years. He must be pretty close to retirement age. There was the Sinclair station on Valentia and Colfax and it is still there. Back across the street on the corner of Colfax and Ulster it was a big beauty shop at one time. Earl Lubin ran the barber union. He was in that block and he got rid of that barbershop about 1960. Nextdoor to him was GG's bar and they have since moved around the corner. He sold out to Bill Klinger who kept the shop until about a year after I left. Barbering was tough then nobody was cutting their hair. Klinger got mad because his landlady was going to raise the rent and he told me if she raises the rent five dollars I won't pay at all close the shop. I think she was going to raise the rent $25 so he closed up. His shop was between you Uinta & Valentia on the south side (located where Buffalo Bills Wings and Things is). Arden liquor store was right next door to the barbershop. Then you start getting into all those motels. When I was there they built one called the Château Motor Lodge at Valentia and Colfax (now Orlando’s Apartments). There was a nice old club at Yosemite called the Ex-Veterans or Ex-Serviceman’s club. They had good dances there and it was a bar. It was kind of Adobe and out on the north side of the street it was a two-story building that we get some good bands in there and we went up there to dance and it was really nice. On the south side of the street was the Apple Tree Shanty. Dr. Peterson was the owner in 1954. Dr. Peterson sold out to a fellow by the name of Don Olson. Don had two partners and my daughter married Don and they ran the Apple Tree Shanty for approximately six years then they got a divorce. Olson finally sold his interest to Ray Sanford who was one of the original partners of Don's. One of those guys dropped out when he got hurt in a parachute jumping accident. I believe Ray Sanford came in after that. Don, Ray and another we're partners and Ray finally bought the whole thing.

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