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The Best of Colfax Avenue

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on July 17   |   Updated on July 18
Traffic on Colfax Avenue at dusk

Traffic on Colfax Avenue at dusk. (James L. Amos / Corbis / Getty Images)

Hey readers! YOU have the opportunity to come hang with us in person as we celebrate the incredible people and things that make Colfax, well … Colfax! We are helping the Colfax Ave Business Improvement District spotlight the local vendors and artists that keep the most iconic street in Denver alive and vibrant at the Colfax Indie Bash on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Attendance is free, just be sure to reserve your spot!

The City Cast Denver team will also be doing a live podcast taping at the event where we will induct a few Colfax legends into our totally-made-up-but-super-official Colfax Hall of Fame! A few weeks ago, we asked who you’d nominate for the honor, and here were some of your picks:

“He is an amazing person who continues to do wonderful work with our refugees and immigrants.” Dwight W.

“[He] is Mr. Colfax.” — Katherine W.

“This top-rated French restaurant was a favorite for locals and visitors alike, whenever they wanted a true fine dining experience. So many long-time Denverites have celebrated relationships and life milestones here that it has to be in the Hall of Fame.” — Jason S.

“Lakewood’s cultural arts district has made a tremendous positive impact on West Colfax!” — Carrie M.


Goodfriend & Racine

“I think you should consider Lee Goodfriend and David Racine for the Colfax Hall of Fame. Goodfriends operated for 29 years at Colfax and St. Paul. Lee and David have many great stories to tell about Colfax before Colfax was cool.” — John I.



“And all his beautiful artwork over the years!”Debbie P.

“Felony Misdemeanor is Denver's favorite provocative stoner drag auntie. There's a reason why Colorado dispensaries carry edibles named after her. According to Westword, Felony has been seducing Denver audiences for almost 20 years and has been doing drag for even longer.” — Jake H.

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