6 hours ago

Biltmore Motel

    Biltmore Motel
    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

7 hours ago

Pioneer Monument

    Pioneer Monument
    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

2 days ago

East Colfax Neighborhood Association Annual H...

East Colfax Neighborhood Association Annual Holiday Potluck and Board Elections! Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30PM Hello East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) Members and Community Residents! Please join ECNA, and residents and community members of the East Colfax Neighborhood this coming Tuesday, December 19th @ 6:30PM for our annual holiday potluck and board elections to be held at Counterpath Press (www.counterpathpress.org) located at 7935 E. 14th Ave (NW corner of E 14th & Tamarac). ECNA will provide the main dishes. Beverages including water, soda, and sparkling cider will be provided, along with all plates, cups, bowls and utensils. You are asked to bring: A side dish, dessert, snack or entree to share. New unwrapped toys for children to be donated to Councilman Herndon's District 8 Office and be distributed by Denver Human Services to families in need this holiday season. Elections will be held for ECNA president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and 2 board member positions. Please note: You must be a dues paying member of ECNA to vote. Attendees who are not already members and would like to become one will be able to sign up at the potluck or visit www.eastmontclair.org and complete the membership form online. Annual membership fees are $10 per household, $25 for business members. Ballots will be available as you arrive. At any time during the potluck before 7:45PM you can fill out your ballot and drop it in the ballot boxes. This will give members an opportunity to talk one on one or in a group setting to those running for ECNA board positions. Ballots will be counted at 7:45PM and the new 2018 ECNA Board member-elects will be announced at 8:00PM. You can announce your intent to run for any board position at the beginning of the potluck or email us at: EastColfaxNeighborhood@gmail.com We hope to see many of you at this year's holiday potluck and elections and look forward to a successful 2018!

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    East Colfax Neighborhood Association Annual Holiday Potluck and Board Elections! Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30PM Hello East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) Members and Community Residents!...
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3 days ago

Lingo the Drifter

When ex-football player and bar owner Sam Sugarman re-christened his bar "Sugie's" as the Satire Lounge, Sugie put in a tiny stage and hired a guy called Lingo the Drifter to take over the club and play there. Lingo, an ex-businessman from Chicago who had dropped out, grown a beard and lived out of the back of a pickup truck, did a folksy Burl Ives/Pete Seeger type show that clicked with the local crowd.

    Lingo the Drifter
    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

4 days ago

Max Mosko's Motel

    Max Mosko's Motel
    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

Let Us Have Peace

Thomas Nast was an ardent supporter of Republican Ulysses S. Grant's Presidential run in 1868. Here he portrays Grant & VP candidate Schuyler Colfax hanging banners that explain the meaning of "Let Us Have Peace," Grant's official campaign slogan.

    Let Us Have Peace
    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

Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 Star Motel, 84...

Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 Star Motel, 8400 East Colfax at Verbena Street. Hearing this Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM. On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of the 7 Star Motel, located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue at Verbena Street were served notice by the Denver Nuisance Abatement Division of the City Attorney's Office and the Denver Police Nuisance Abatement Detectives. The motel operation was later stopped under a court-ordered Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) due to the public nuisances caused by the operation of the motel. A public hearing in front of Denver Excise and License in regards to their motel license is scheduled this coming Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM at the Webb Building located at 201 West Colfax Ave., 2nd Floor in regards to continuing nuisances that effect the surrounding neighborhoods, it's residents and business owners, including drug sales and possession by tenants, and weapons charges and seizures. Members of The East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) after a thorough review of the motel operation, existing motel licenses in the area, meeting with the owner and manager, their attorney’s and residents and business owners in the immediate area have decided to oppose and protest the operation and/or any reissuance of a motel license for Ha Rim Corporation Inc. DBA 7 Star Motel, Located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220 object to any continued operation of the 7 Star Motel located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue due to continuous criminal activity taking place on the property, including drug dealing and use, prostitution, and weapons being discharged and possessed on the property. Neighborhood residents and businesses have continually notified the Denver Police, City Attorney’s Office, Excise and License Department and City Council in regards to the criminal activity at the motel which directly affects their quality of life. The operation of the 7 Star Motel has proven to be a drain on city and police resources and a public nuisance due to criminal activity at the property. It is not fair to other neighborhood businesses, residents and surrounding neighborhoods when police officers and other city staff are continually sent to the motel for the same issues over and over with no improvement to the mitigation of crime on the property. The motel owner and management are not at the motel and personally regulating activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which leads to more criminal activity occurring, there is a severe lack of supervision and accountability in the operations of the motel. We as a neighborhood do not believe there are any effective strategies the owners of the 7 Star Motel or the city could implement that would stop or curb the criminal activity and public nuisance the property creates. We respectfully request that the Department of Excise and License and City Attorney’s Office deny any continued operation and/or any reissuance of a motel license for Ha Rim Corporation Inc. DBA 7 Star Motel, Located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220 We as a community need to be present and testify in regards to the nuisances caused by this business and its operations and the effect it has on your quality of life in our neighborhood. If residents do not show up at the hearing in mass at the hearing , than most likely business will be back as normal for this nuisance establishment. We need you, the residents to step up and take part. This is probably the most important thing you could ever do for our community and start changing the East Colfax corridor in our neighborhood and community. This is important to YOU, your neighbors, your children and the community. If you can't testify please show up anyway. We need to fill the hearing and potential trial with 100's of residents so the E&L hearing officer and judge know we care and the impact this has on our community! Wellington Webb Building Denver Excise & License Hearings 201 W Colfax Ave, DEPT 206 - 2nd floor Denver, CO 80202

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 Star Motel, 8400 East Colfax at Verbena Street. Hearing this Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM. On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of...
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6 days ago

POSTPONED Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 St...

POSTPONED Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 Star Motel, 8400 East Colfax at Verbena Street. Hearing this Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM. On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of the 7 Star Motel, located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue at Verbena Street were served notice by the Denver Nuisance Abatement Division of the City Attorney's Office and the Denver Police Nuisance Abatement Detectives. The motel operation was later stopped under a court-ordered Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) due to the public nuisances caused by the operation of the motel. A public hearing in front of Denver Excise and License in regards to their motel license is scheduled this coming Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM at the Webb Building located at 201 West Colfax Ave., 2nd Floor in regards to continuing nuisances that effect the surrounding neighborhoods, it's residents and business owners, including drug sales and possession by tenants, and weapons charges and seizures. Members of The East Colfax Neighborhood Association (ECNA) after a thorough review of the motel operation, existing motel licenses in the area, meeting with the owner and manager, their attorney’s and residents and business owners in the immediate area have decided to oppose and protest the operation and/or any reissuance of a motel license for Ha Rim Corporation Inc. DBA 7 Star Motel, Located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220 object to any continued operation of the 7 Star Motel located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue due to continuous criminal activity taking place on the property, including drug dealing and use, prostitution, and weapons being discharged and possessed on the property. Neighborhood residents and businesses have continually notified the Denver Police, City Attorney’s Office, Excise and License Department and City Council in regards to the criminal activity at the motel which directly affects their quality of life. The operation of the 7 Star Motel has proven to be a drain on city and police resources and a public nuisance due to criminal activity at the property. It is not fair to other neighborhood businesses, residents and surrounding neighborhoods when police officers and other city staff are continually sent to the motel for the same issues over and over with no improvement to the mitigation of crime on the property. The motel owner and management are not at the motel and personally regulating activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which leads to more criminal activity occurring, there is a severe lack of supervision and accountability in the operations of the motel. We as a neighborhood do not believe there are any effective strategies the owners of the 7 Star Motel or the city could implement that would stop or curb the criminal activity and public nuisance the property creates. We respectfully request that the Department of Excise and License and City Attorney’s Office deny any continued operation and/or any reissuance of a motel license for Ha Rim Corporation Inc. DBA 7 Star Motel, Located at 8400 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220 We as a community need to be present and testify in regards to the nuisances caused by this business and its operations and the effect it has on your quality of life in our neighborhood. If residents do not show up at the hearing in mass at the hearing , than most likely business will be back as normal for this nuisance establishment. We need you, the residents to step up and take part. This is probably the most important thing you could ever do for our community and start changing the East Colfax corridor in our neighborhood and community. This is important to YOU, your neighbors, your children and the community. If you can't testify please show up anyway. We need to fill the hearing and potential trial with 100's of residents so the E&L hearing officer and judge know we care and the impact this has on our community! Wellington Webb Building Denver Excise & License Hearings 201 W Colfax Ave, DEPT 206 - 2nd floor Denver, CO 80202

    East Colfax Neighborhood Association
    Nuisance Abatement Action at 7 Star Motel, 8400 East Colfax at Verbena Street. Hearing this Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM. On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00AM the owners and operators of...
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6 days ago

Aerial View of Colfax Avenue, 1960s

    Aerial View of Colfax Avenue, 1960s
    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

#SeenOnColfax Mike Watt!

Last night's show at the Lion's Lair with the legendary Mike Watt! He gave a brilliant performance for this show, it was his Mother's Birthday after all!

    #SeenOnColfax Mike Watt!
    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

Squire Market

The old sign for the Squire Market, as it was being torn down. (photo courtesy Erick Roorda)

    Squire Market
    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

Cozy Cafe

Cozy Cafe photo courtesy the Aurora History Museum

    Cozy Cafe
    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

Dec 07

The Golden Point

    The Golden Point
    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

Dec 07

Dec 06

Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum: T.J. Miller

East High School Grad T.J. Miller, you are hereby inducted into the Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum. Not so much for your acting, but more for having survived a weekend at the Holiday Chalet with your wedding party.

    Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum: T.J. Miller
    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

Dec 06

Dec 05

West Colfax Overpass

Aerial View of Denver Looking East. Featuring the magnificent Valley Highway, and the famous West Colfax Overpass, 1960s.

    West Colfax Overpass
    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

Dec 05

Dec 04

New China Cafe - Herbert Wong, Owner and Mgr.

    New China Cafe - Herbert Wong, Owner and Mgr.
    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

Dec 04

Chapel of the Angels

Chapel of the Angels used to be at 7177 West Colfax Avenue.

    Chapel of the Angels
    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

Dec 04

Aurora Pharmacy/Distillery

Another Classic Colfax story! Gustin was only a doctor at the Aurora Pharmacy on East Colfax for a year, before being arrested for selling whiskey and leaving town. (Photo courtesy the Colfax Museum)

    Aurora Pharmacy/Distillery
    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

Dec 04

Mat Kearney coming to the Fillmore Auditorium, March 3, 2018

MAT KEARNEY

    Mat Kearney coming to the Fillmore Auditorium, March 3, 2018
    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

Dec 04

Cahoots - Legend of the Parlangua

Cahoots was a house band in Aurora Colorado in the mid-eighties. They played at a historic country music club called Four Seasons. The band was fronted by Lloyd Barnett, an talented songwriter and performer. His wife Annie backed him on vocals and did lead on several songs.

    Cahoots - Legend of the Parlangua
    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

Dec 03

Get Drunk with Scrooge this Holiday Season

Audcious & Fiction Beer Company Host “Drunk Christmas”

    Get Drunk with Scrooge this Holiday Season
    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

Dec 03

Winning Coiffures

Rosalyn Redwine, a Colorado native, has owned and operated Winning Coiffures at 6115 E. Colfax Avenue since Oct. 22, 1979. Here's a photo celebrating their 10th Anniversary in business back in 1989.

    Winning Coiffures
    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

Dec 02

Dec 01

Miss Colfax December 2017 - Amanda Partridge

Miss Colfax December 2017, Amanda Partridge, is a big fan of Frank Sinatra, so I knew right where to take her on Colfax Avenue: the mid-century wonder of Bastien's. She is also the founder of a fun event raising money for a great cause: Redheads Unite! Photos by Jonny Barber, on his iPhone 6.

    Miss Colfax December 2017 - Amanda Partridge
    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

Dec 01

Letters to the Editor

Hey Jonny,

    Letters to the Editor
    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

Nov 30

Letter to the Editor

Hey Jonny

    Letter to the Editor
    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

Nov 30

Nov 29

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, taken soon after construction was completed. (Louis Charles McClure/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCC-1920)

    Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
    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

Nov 29

Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame: Bill Frisell

Today we are inducting legendary guitarist/East High graduate Bill Frisell into the Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame and Museum, and this poster is going on the wall. My favorite work of his was with the Ginger Baker Trio. One of their albums was called "Falling Off the Roof", and I was actually at Ginger Baker's house when he fell off the roof.

    Colfax Avenue Walk of Fame: Bill Frisell
    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

Nov 29

Nov 29

I Know, Right?

    I Know, Right?
    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

Nov 29

The House of Wu

The House of Wu building is still around today, only now it's Winning Coiffures!

    The House of Wu
    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

Nov 29

Merry Go Rotunda

    Merry Go Rotunda
    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

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