The Bluebird BID Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 10:30am at Annie’s Cafe (3100 E Colfax Ave).
On July 23, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, the Bluebird District, and WalkDenver co-hosted a temporary Vision Zero traffic calming demonstration event during the 11th Annual Tasty Colfax event.
The Colfax & Madison intersection is home to an increasing number of popular restaurants, bars, and other neighborhood destinations and has seen a corresponding increase in pedestrian traffic in recent years. Anyone familiar with trying to navigate Colfax outside of a car knows how difficult and at times dangerous it can be.
With a Bus Rapid Transit project being planned for Colfax that would include adding more safe crossing locations, the pop-up traffic calming demonstration was a great opportunity to reimagine Colfax as a more people-friendly street in the future.
The 13th annual Boo n’ Brew, hosted by the Bluebird Business Improvement District, will once again take over Colfax Avenue between Josephine and Colorado Blvd. on Saturday, October 26th.
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, face painting, food and drink specials and MORE! It is an opportunity to meet, greet, celebrate fall and say hi to neighbors and business owners alike!
The first 100 kiddos to check-in will receive a one-of-a-kind Boo n’ Brew pillow case to fill with all of the LOOT! Come see what’s happening in the neighborhood and join in the festivities.
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.
Participating crawlers will be entered to win a grand prize! The hunt winner will be selected on Sunday October 27th and announced on the Boo n’ Brew Facebook page.
Stay tuned for a list of participating businesses, event schedule, scavenger hunt score card and details coming soon at www.bluebirdbeat.com.
The Bluebird BID Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:30am at Annie’s Cafe (3100 E Colfax Ave).
The 11th Annual Tasty Colfax, hosted by the Bluebird Business Improvement District, took over the streets once again on Tuesday, July 23rd to help showcase all that Colfax Avenue has to offer. Over 500 people hit the streets between Josephine and Cook on this one-of-a-kind walking restaurant tour of this eclectic Denver neighborhood.
The weather was perfect for mingling with neighbors and new and old friends alike. Everyone ate until their bellies were full, listened to live music and saw a different kind of Colfax with the addition of the traffic calming demonstration.
The pop-up traffic calming demonstration took place at one of Colfax’s busiest and most dangerous pedestrian intersections. The demonstration was possible thanks to a grant from Vision Zero, awarded to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN). WalkDenver helped manage the project and assisted in the development, administration and support of the program.
Overall the demonstration was a huge success. People slowed down and our streets were safer during those three hours for those that live, work, play, commute and WALK in theBluebird District. The traffic calming pop-up closed down the median and the parking lane between Madison and Monroe, added a pretty parklet with temporary planters and seating area, a pedestrian crosswalk with crossing guards, a bike valet thanks to Wish for Wheels, tires, cones, traffic flaggers and volunteers in bright colored shirts!
Tasty Colfax would not be possible without the incredible participating businesses that open their doors: Annie’s Café, Atomic Cowboy, Bastien’s, Cerebral Brewing, Fat Sully’s, Denver Biscuit Co., Goosetown, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Hooked on Colfax, Kitchen Table Café, Lula Rose General Store, Machete Tequila & Tacos, Mezcal, Middleman, Q House Denver, Saucy Bombay, Trattoria Stella’s, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, The Goods, To The Wind Bistro, Tommy’s Thai, Coloradical, and SIE Film Center.
Thanks to the support of the Tasty Colfax Community Sponsors: Rosen Properties, and Groundswell Cannabis Boutique by Lova. Thank you additionally to our partners on theTasty Colfax Traffic Calming Demonstration: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN), WalkDenver, Vision Zero and Wish for Wheels and finally to Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy. More photos to come – see you next year!
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!
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.
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!
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!