Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seeking Investor for Colfax Museum

After 14 years of working on this website on our own blood, sweat, tears and dollars, Anistacia and I feel like the time has come to "tap out" and pass the proverbial Colfax baton to the next runner.

Colfax Avenue has come such an incredibly long way and the amazing history of the street is finally being told. (Be sure to check out our "History of Colfax Avenue" link if you haven't already...) We are happy to see the community embracing the street with pride, and newfound enthusiasm.

When we first started ColfaxAvenue.com in 2004, we were the only website and social media page related to Colfax in existence. Our page on myspace.com had over 35,000 friends, and actor Johnny Depp had us in his top friends, right next to Keith Richards! We pioneered a lot of the techniques that people take for granted today. But times sure have changed! By my last count, there are now at least 50 websites and Facebook pages covering Colfax Avenue today. Business Improvement Districts have sprung up all along the street, and new development is really kicking into high gear. Our work is done here.
Before we leave, however, we want to make a major contribution to the people of Denver and the World and create a Colfax Museum to house our vast collection of artifacts and artwork. We have registered the trade name and own ColfaxMuseum.com. We have been offered potential locations, but what we really need is an investor with vision to buy the collection and house it in a way that will draw tourists from all over the world.

Please write us at info@colfaxavenue.com if you, or someone you know, would be interested in helping us make this a reality. Sincere thanks to all of the Colfax lovers out there that have supported us over the years.

Very respectfully,

Jonny and Anistacia Barber

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sid King's Drive Thru Shoe & Boot Repair

The Sultan of Striptease Sid King, one-time proprietor of Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar on East Colfax Avenue, spent his post-club days working at his drive thru shoe & boot repair shop. How nice of one of the girls from back in the day to drop by for a quick high heel repair!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Drive In

Holiday Drive In, 4595 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 1956 (photo courtesy of the Richard Crowther Archives at the Denver Public Library Western History Collection)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Weicker Depository, 1925

Courtesy the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
The Weicker Transfer & Storage building, designed 1925 by Fisher & Fisher.

Monday, September 18, 2017

I'm All Inn

Photo by Jonny B.
Brian Toerber recently bought the All Inn (3105 E. Colfax Ave.) and is considering various projects for its redevelopment. At the top of the list is an updated hotel using the existing structure...but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say "Bring back the Rockbar!"