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Bluebird Bodega

We will be doing a Bluebird Bodega again in 2024. Stay tuned for more details posted here!

2023-10-06T10:27:40-06:00May 9th, 2023|

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October 2023

2023-10-06T10:21:21-06:00September 6th, 2022|

Get spooky with us at Boo and Brew!

Boo and Brew is just around the corner! On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, this annual event will take over Colfax Avenue between Josephine and Colorado Blvd.

The event is two parts – one-part Kids and Family fun and one-part Adult self-led Halloween bar crawl. From 1-4pm, Colfax will come alive with the cutest costumed kiddos, a family-friendly block party, complete with trick-or-treating at more than 20 Colfax businesses, live music, pumpkin decorating, food and drink specials and MORE!

Later that day, Boo n’ Brew welcomes back the adults (or maybe just don’t ever leave?!), for a spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl. Participating businesses will offer the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more.

Stay tuned for a list of participating businesses, event schedule, scavenger hunt scorecard and details coming soon!

For general inquiries or sponsorship information please email

2023-10-26T20:20:40-06:00September 6th, 2022|

Thanks for getting Tasty with us!

Huge thanks to everyone who spent their Tuesday night with us at Tasty Colfax on July 20th! The event sold out and brought over 450 neighbors and friends to the district. We hope you had a blast eating, drinking, & shopping your way down Colfax. It was great to see your smiles and our sidewalks full of amazing energy once again!

We hope you’ll join us again next year for the 13th Annual Tasty Colfax (third Tuesday in July). AND, please save the date for this year’s Boo and Brew, Saturday October 30, 2021. More details to come! Thank you Becky Reese and Anya for snapping some photos at Tasty this year!

2021-08-11T13:46:02-06:00August 11th, 2021|

Tasty Colfax tix now on sale!

Tasty Colfax is coming up on Tuesday, July 20th and will undoubtedly be the tastiest walking tour you have ever been a part of. Turn up your Tuesday evening by joining hundreds of fellow hungry yumm seekers as you sample delicious bites from your favorite Bluebird establishments.

Everything from biscuits and pizza to steak and potatoes, hot dogs, and beer and everything in between. Mix and mingle and listen to live music as you stroll the streets and fill your belly one stop at a time. Get in on all the action for just $25 pre-eventGrab your tickets here.

Sign up to volunteer, and get a complimentary Tasty Pass to enjoy before or after or during your shift!

2021-06-29T17:01:52-06:00June 29th, 2021|

2020 Reflections from BBID

Dear Bluebird District Business and Property Owners,

We want to thank you, for continuing to show the Colfax grit and determination that you always have through a trying year. In our many interactions with business and property owners, the Bluebird Business Improvement District (BBID) board members and staff hear the strain and stress of closures, reduced capacity, reduced demand and new burdens to ensure you, your employees and customers are safe. We thank you for all you do to keep pushing on and making the BBID the unique place it is. Your business is a key part of our community and, no matter the size, is a big part of what makes us great.

Check out our 2020 Annual Letter for more on how BBID businesses showed great strength and resilience during a tough year, and how we worked to support them throughout the pandemic.

2021-01-05T14:20:42-07:00January 5th, 2021|

Over $400,000 in COVID Relief Awarded to District Businesses

Last month, we announced that BBID was awarded $500,000 to support our district businesses. We’re excited to report that we’ve given out $407,074 in COVID Relief Grants to district businesses (pictured with Milkroll Creamery), with more going out this month.

These grants are for lost revenue since the COVID-19 crisis and purchases for COVID mitigation measures like gas heat lamps, canopies as well as PPE.

We are happy to be able to financially support our businesses. You can continue to support and thank them for their strength and hard work by buying gift cards, shopping for holiday gifts, getting takeout and visiting our establishments (don’t forget your mask!).

2021-01-05T14:14:02-07:00December 5th, 2020|

COVID Relief Grants Now Available!

Our grants are now live! These are for in-district businesses and nonprofits focused on economic development.

Grants in round one will provide BBID businesses:

  1. Reimbursement for economic losses due to decreased revenues from Covid-19: up to $6000 based on revenue decline during Covid.
  2. Plus reimbursement for expenses to manage Covid-19. Examples include purchases of PPE, plastic shields, Covid-19 testing of employees, equipment for social distancing like tables and chairs, sun/rain shades, winterization of outdoor seating through tenting, propane heaters, etc.

The application is available here.  Note the first round deadline of September 22nd.

2021-01-05T14:14:50-07:00September 14th, 2020|
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