A beautiful night, Frank Snell walking tour


At the beginning of Let’s Be Frank: a walking field study, we gathered on the porch of Barbara and Frank, two of our neighbors. About 50 people participated. We divided into small groups and explored Colfax A, Colfax B, Madison and Cook streets. Two hours later, a half-dozen remained on the porch, pondering many aspects of our historic neighborhood. Thanks Katie Bates, thanks for documenting this activity and Kris Schindler for making the series and event happen

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Public Notification on the naming of Central Denver Recreation Center

View from southwest corner of Colfax and Josephine.

City & County of Denver

Department of Parks and Recreation

Public Notification on the naming of Central Denver Recreation Center

(Colfax Ave. & Josephine St.) 


Notice is hereby given that Denver Parks and Recreation is considering the naming of the Central Denver Recreation Center (intersection of Josephine St. and Colfax Avenue).  Two petitions have been received and are currently under review.

The two petitions under review are:

  • Carla Madison
  • Ernestine McClain Smith


The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on the two petitions on October 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A time limit will be set for public comment for each petition.

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: 201 W. Colfax Ave. Room 4.F.6.



Road Closures, Safety and Security Measures to be Implemented for Demolition of Former Biomedical Research Building

(Denver, Colo.) – August 18, 2015 – 9th Avenue (Denver) Land, LLC, a joint venture between Continuum Partners and CIM Group, developers of the 9th & Colorado Project, and its construction partner, Saunders Construction, announced today that they have scheduled an implosion of the Biomedical Research Building located at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and 9th Avenue for Saturday, August 29th at 8:00am. Implosion of the building is the safest and least disruptive method to removing the building and will involve one major closure for four hours followed by normal construction activity for the remainder of site clean-up.

“Standard demolition of this building would take more than four months and require ongoing lane closures and disruption to the surrounding area,” said Continuum Partners Development Director Frank Cannon. “Implosion is the safest way to remove this particular building and is the next step in bringing the 9th & Colorado redevelopment project from vision to reality.” (more…) Continue Reading

Brewery, restaurant, pie shop coming to Galaxie building in Denver

The former Galaxie Auto Body Shop is being renovated to house Cerebral Brewing Company, Chow Down restaurant and Humble Pie

By Joe Vaccarelli
YourHub Reporter

Denver Post 6-17-2015


A long-vacant auto body shop on East Colfax Avenue between Madison and Monroe streets is set to become a new brewery, restaurant and pie shop.
The Galaxie project will remodel and renovate the former Galaxie Auto Body shop in the 3500 block of East Colfax and bring in three tenants: Cerebral Brewing Company, Humble Pie and Chow Down restaurant and bar.
“I think it’ll be an asset to the community,” said Sean Mandel with Rosen Properties.
Mandel owns most of the properties along Colfax between Monroe Street and Colorado Boulevard, excluding the Conoco gas station and National Jewish Health.
In the past few years he’s helped bring in Sprouts Farmer’s Market and Chick Fil-A to the area, as well as other businesses.
He said he’s glad to be able to keep the building in this case.
“I’m proud of our rebuilds, but it’s a good opportunity to keep the building,” he said.
The brewery and restaurant will be new to the area, while Humble Pie was recently in the Baker neighborhood at Third Avenue and Elati Street, but closed and has been operating online.

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