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.
We heard you, business owners and neighbors, this district needs to tidy up! We have installed trash cans, branded with the district logo, along Colfax. Come on out to Colfax, to see new cans and grab a bite to eat or a tasty drink at one of our unique area establishments!
If you ever wished there was a museum dedicated to Colfax, wish no longer. Jonny Barber, long-time Colfax lover and historian, opened the Colfax Museum in November 2017. Right now the museum is housed inside Ed Moore’s Florist at 6101 East Colfax Ave. Barber hopes to eventually move to a bigger location with an outdoor space to showcase some the street’s famous neon signs.
Click here for more coverage from 9News on the museum.
The Bluebird District is looking for a local Denver artist to design and install functional art in the district. Functional Art will serve a community need, such as seating or bike parking, and also be a creative and engaging artistic element on Colfax Ave. Please see the document for more details and the deadline to submit.
Crossing East Colfax Avenue just got a little more interesting. Denver Public Works made part of the street car-free over the weekend so people could paint the crosswalks at Steele and Adams with birds, guitars, musical notes, and a stylized design of the word “Colfax.”
The project is a collaboration between the Bluebird Business Improvement District and Department of Arts and Venues, which manages the “P.S. You Are Here” grant program, “a citywide creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program that cultivates collaborative, community-driven, outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces.”