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Bishops Cuts + Color Grand Opening June 22nd!

We’re excited to welcome Bishops Cuts + Color to the Bluebird District!

Bishops will open on June 22nd at 3825 E Colfax and offers a full menu of cuts, color, straight razor shaves, and facial hair grooming that will empower local residents to feel more confident in their individuality.

With a counter-cultural heritage, a contemporary aesthetic, and openness to all-ages and all-genders, Bishops is serious about hair and irreverent about most other things. This is more than a place to get a haircut, it’s a full-on experience. The Bluebird District is a perfect location for Bishops’ ethos that believes that haircuts can be transformational and differences should be celebrated.

Owners Seth Roberts and Alison Laevey have lived in the neighborhood for 25 years and are thrilled to see Colfax evolving as a destination for amazing amenities – acclaimed eateries and entertainment and other eclectic businesses. They’re excited to support local organizations from schools to nonprofits and community events.

Join Bishops for their Grand Opening on June 22nd for style and prizes. See flyer above for details!

2019-06-19T13:57:39-06:00 April 29th, 2019|

Colfax Avenue Comes to DIA

Next time you fly in or out of Denver International Airport, make sure you check us out in the new Colfax Exhibit! The Colfax Avenue: The Longest Continuous Street in the USA exhibit will be on display through June 2019. It is located on Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6 North, before A Bridge Security.

The exhibit highlights those who share Colfax’s history and its long-standing grit and reputation as one of the most notorious roadways in America. The exhibit also gives accolades to those who have worked to preserve its history.

Read the full press release and view photos here.

2019-04-29T15:55:30-06:00 April 16th, 2019|

Traffic Calming Pop-up Coming to Tasty Colfax

We are very excited to partner with Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) and Walk Denver to integrate a Vision Zero Community Program Traffic Calming Project at the Intersection of Colfax and Madison during the 11th Annual Tasty Colfax on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm..

The City and County of Denver has launched a new community program that will give teams of community members an opportunity to design a project to increase awareness of Vision Zero and promote safer streets in our neighborhood. WalkDenver is assisting in the development, administration and support of the program.

A traffic calming and potential analysis project will take place at one of the busiest and most dangerous pedestrian intersections on Colfax. This increased pedestrian traffic is due to the massive influx of businesses at Colfax and Madison, and its proximity to residents.

Interested in getting involved with Tasty Colfax 2019? Click here for more information and to grab your tickets!

2019-04-29T15:56:07-06:00 April 2nd, 2019|

2018 Boo n’ Brew a Spooky Success!

The 2018 Boo and Brew on Saturday, October 27th was a huge success. Over 250 kiddos took to the streets of the Bluebird District to trick or treat in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment.

The street came alive with an incredible, eclectic collection of businesses opening their doors and their candy bowls to the costumed kiddos (and adult friends too!).

Over 30 businesses participated with everything from salons and tattoo parlors, to Tattered Cover Book Store, Twist and Shout, to many of our favorite dining establishments and watering holes, to the neighborhood anchor itself – the Bluebird Theater – there was no shortage of candy and treats for the kids that came out to celebrate the 12th annual Colfax tradition.

Live music, pumpkin decorating, a spooky dollhouse at Hooked on Colfax, a photo booth at the Bad Kitty Salon, face painting, a fun giveaway from the Denver Police Department, obstacle courses and of course SO MANY AMAZING COSTUMES rounded out the afternoon.

The fun continued into the night for adults, who took part in a Spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl. Participating businesses offered the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more.

Thank you to all of the incredible businesses that participated and to everyone that made Boo and Brew a part of your weekend plans. We hope to see you next year!

A special thank you to Tiger Kim’s, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, Denver Police Department, Groundswell Cannabis Boutique, and AEG/Bluebird Theater for their extra support of the event!

Check out some photos from the day below!

2018-10-31T13:35:07-06:00 October 31st, 2018|

Public Hearing Oct. 16th

What: Bluebird District Public Hearing
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16th @ 10:30am
Where: GroundSwell (3121 E Colfax Ave)

The purpose of this hearing will be to discuss and approve the 2019 budget (view the budget here) and operating plan. We will highlight accomplishments from the year and plans for next. This is a great opportunity for BID members to weigh in our plans!

2018-10-31T09:46:48-06:00 September 25th, 2018|

Thanks for getting Tasty with us! Tasty Colfax Recap

The 10th annual Tasty Colfax showed that the ever increasing restaurant options in Bluebird are a hit, with the event selling out! The commemorative spork was both functional and popular as event goers visited over 22 different businesses.

In addition to sampling some of Bluebird’s finest restaurants and bars, attendees also enjoyed live music and art along the way.

As a participant put it, “I live just around the corner. I don’t have money to dine out a lot, but with Tasty I got to try lots of restaurants and now know where I want to come out for dinner!”

Thanks to Collaborative Events for pulling off a great 10th Annual Tasty and to everyone who came out. Huge thanks to the restaurants, businesses, and volunteers that supported the event! You all truly make the Bluebird special.

Check out some photos from the event below. Professional photos to come and will be posted on our website and Facebook page!

2018-07-25T20:09:42-06:00 July 25th, 2018|

Tasty Colfax tickets on sale now!

The tastiest walking tour of Colfax Ave. you’ve ever been a part of is celebrating its 10TH ANNIVERSARY on Tuesday, July 24th! Come see what TASTY is all about. Eat and drink your way through the heart of Denver’s iconic Bluebird district and check out all the delicious options our bustling neighborhood offers. Entertainment, bingo, and more compliment your tour! What else are you going to do on a Tuesday?!

Buy Tickets

2018-07-25T19:52:56-06:00 June 6th, 2018|

New Restaurant Alert! Welcome Q House

Q House will open its doors to the public this afternoon serving Chinese inspired dishes in a modern, polished casual space off of East Colfax in the Bluebird district. Chef Chris Lin — formerly of Old Major and the famed NYC giant Momofuku — partnered with Jen Mattioni and Jon Pinto — previously of Leña and Candela Latin Kitchen — to take a stab at opening their first restaurant concept together. Read more about the space here.

2018-05-15T11:36:07-06:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Take our survey! Bus Rapid Transit on Colfax

The Bluebird District would love to hear from our residents, visitors, patrons and business/properties owners about their perspective on the planned BRT project. You can find background information on the project here.

Please complete our brief survey today!

Take Survey

2018-09-25T11:37:43-06:00 March 26th, 2018|

New Barbecue Joint Will Take Over Solera Space

Chef Goose Sorensen is ending his sixteen-year run with Solera at the end of March, but he doesn’t regret the move. “I couldn’t be more thrilled,” he told us earlier this week when we talked to him about the closure. “I didn’t want to be fifty years old and still slinging calamari on East Colfax.” He’s got plans to do some work on his family’s property in Wyoming and is looking forward to spending more time in the mountains.

But he’s not cutting all ties to the building at 5410 East Colfax Avenue, where Solera currently resides. Sorensen owns the property and is leasing the space to Christopher Nicki, who will open Hank’s Texas Barbecue later this summer.

Read the full article from Westword here.

2018-03-14T16:19:20-06:00 March 14th, 2018|