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Looking for a tattoo? You know what to do. Get on down to 4120 E. Colfax Avenue!
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There is no supernatural on Colfax. It's just natural. Larry Steele dropped by the Colfax Museum the other day. He was the first person to ever comment aloud on the Historic Route 40 in Indiana china plate on display, and noticed Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley's face on the plate, which also noted his childhood home was along U.S. 40 in Greenfield. He chuckled aloud, "You know that new google app that matches your face with someone in a museum? Guess who I got? James Whitcomb Riley!"
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A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY... at the Nashville West on East Colfax, "Big" Tim Irvin backed up Tiny Tim. Here's the photo to prove it. And here's the punchline: Tiny Tim is bigger!
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If Colfax had a space needle, you're looking at it...and they are working on lighting it up again. Sweet! Way to go #WestColfax!
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This plaque in Virginia Dale, Colorado reads: Famous stage station on the Overland Route to California 1862-1867, established by Joseph A. (Jack) Slade and named for his wife, Virginia. Located on the Cherokee Trail of 1842, it was a favorite camp ground for emigrants. Vice President Colfax and Party were detained here by Indian Raids in 1865. Robert J Spotswood replaced Slade.
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East Colfax Neighborhood Vote on 3.2% Beer License for 7-11 Located at 8755 Montview Blvd. As a “Party of Interest” in the “Designated Area” for the application of a 3.2% Beer License for the 7-11 Located at 8755 Montview Blvd. the East Colfax Neighborhood Association membership voted to SUPPORT the license application as, pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes as defined in the Colorado Liquor Code, C.R.S. Section 12-47-311(5) and the Denver Municipal Code. Members of The East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA)) after a thorough review of the application and existing liquor licenses in the area and a vote at our monthly meeting held on January 16, 2018 SUPPORT the request for a 3.2% Beer, aka Fermented Malt Beverages License (Off-Premises) to sell fermented Malt, Beer by the package in sealed containers for consumption OFF the premises at this location: 8755 E. Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80238. The East Colfax Neighborhood Association membership voted 15/6/6 to SUPPORT the granting of a 3.2% Beer, aka Fermented Malt Beverages License for the above applicant. Our members reviewed this application during our regularly scheduled monthly meeting on January 16, 2018. A quorum of 27 association members were present. 15 voted in SUPPORT, 6 OPPOSED, 6 ABSTAINED. The monthly meetings of ECNA are open to the public, and are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) is a Registered Neighborhood Organization. Our boundaries are East 11th Avenue to East 23rd Avenue between Quebec Street and Syracuse Street and East 11th Avenue to Montview Blvd between Syracuse Street and Yosemite Street. Approximately 8,500 total residences and businesses. Our membership is voluntary and requires an annual dues payment of $10 per household ($25.00 per business). The grounds of SUPPORT submitted by The East Colfax Neighborhood Association and qualifications to make it are as follows: 1. The boundaries of The East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) are within the “Designated Area.” This gives the East Colfax Neighborhood Association and its member’s justification to SUPPORT granting said license as a “Party in Interest.” 2. This SUPPORT concerns the request by Nayyar, Inc., Pankaj Kumar, President, Secretary, Director and Shareholder, and Happy Rani, Vice President, Treasurer, Director and Shareholder, & 7-Eleven, Inc., Joseph M. DePinto, President and CEO, Darren M. Rebelez, Executive Vice President and COO, Rankin L. Gasaway, Senior Vice President and Secretary, and Stanley W. Reynolds, Executive Vice President and CFO 9doing business as 7-Eleven Store 35976B, Denver, Colorado has by application of December 12, 2017, requested the Licensing Authority of the City and County of Denver to grant a 3.2% Beer, aka Fermented Malt Beverages License (Off-Premises) to sell fermented Malt, Beer by the package in sealed containers for consumption OFF the premises at 8755 E. Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80238. We respectfully request that the Denver City and County Department of Excise and License APPROVE the applicant’s request for a finding of Public Convenience or Necessity for a 3.2% Beer, aka Fermented Malt Beverages License (Off- Premises) by the package in sealed containers for consumption OFF the premises. Sincerely, Tom Fesing, Board Member At-Large Licensing and Zoning Committee Chair The East Colfax Neighborhood Association PO Box 201273 Denver, Colorado 80220 EastColfaxNeighborhood@gmail.com www.EastColfaxNeighborhood.org
The Omar Khayyam in Aurora, Colorado, featuring continuous dinner and supper dancing for your enjoyment. It's Different. Colfax, East of Fitzsimons.
Artist Talk #1: Maynard Tischler
Colette Venverable Annas sent this photo in to us, and we are forever grateful. This was her grandfather's gas station! Cliff’s Mobile Service 1949 Colfax and Vaughn. Owner Cliff Venerable Sr.
It's like standing outside, only it's inside. The new Bourbon Grill at 571 E. Colfax Avenue features this killer mural!
It's getting harder and harder to find a hooker on Colfax these days...but I DID find Wonder Woman!
Photo courtesy the Denver Public Library Western History Collection
by Bennett Kogon, Dangerous Minds:
The Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the first big recording star of gospel and electric guitar pioneer! Here we have a Colorado Statesmen newspaper article about her 1947 appearance at East High on Colfax Avenue, sponsored by the Ogden Street Church of God in Christ.
When gold was discovered in Denver in 1858, scores of miners came West looking for the Mother Lode. Colfax Avenue was the major artery linking them to the riches of the Rockies. Originally called "Golden Road", as well as Grand Avenue, Colfax Avenue had its name changed in 1868 to honor of Schuyler Colfax (pronounced SKY-LAR), a powerful Indiana congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives at that time.
Classroom fundraiser Bill Roberts K-8 School
"Happy New Year" on Voorhies Memorial - 1929, from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library
With Best Wishes, a Happy New Year from Margaret "Molly" Brown, 1898.
Classroom fundraiser Bill Roberts K-8 School
Early '60's ad for the Venus Lounge on East Colfax. (Virginia Lee collection)
The Rocky Mountain News shortly after moving into the Colfax and Delaware location in 1952. (Rocky Mtn. News photo / courtesy Virginia Lee)
Known for their foot-long hot dogs, this is a 1948 image of the Copas Family Drive-In at W. Colfax and about Kipling. (from Dino's Restaurant photo collection)
A '70's night time look down E. Colfax featuring Day Chevrolet once at 9530 E. Colfax. (from Aurora History Museum Photographic collection)
Wrestling at Mammoth Garden in 1948. (Jim Bob Cook collection)
Snowed in along the 9900 block of E. Colfax Avenue in 1972. (from Aurora History Museum Photographic Collection)
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New Mural on Colfax Avenue! Tom Ward painted this amazing mural on the Tommy's Thai building, at 3410 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Tommy's has served authentic, family owned and operated Thai food in Denver for over 20 years.
Be sure to see the new exhibit on Historic Route 40/Colfax Avenue at the Aurora History Museum!
Tilly’s Trading Post at Colfax Avenue and Elmira Street, 1936.
In 1956, the handsome Red Door Restaurant opened, to serve, under Chef Johnnie Webb's direction, food in keeping with the atmosphere.
If a President’s Tree isn’t safe from redevelopment, I don’t know what is!! Ike’s Tree at Fitzsimons Golf Course is almost 100 years old and is slated for demolition. (Photo by Jonny B.)
Photo by Jonny B of a poster that once hung in the Fitzsimons Golf Course Clubhouse
EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Denver — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 8800-8899 E. 19th Ave.