Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome to Colfax Avenue!'s mission is to be an integral partner in the revitalization and preservation of historic Colfax Avenue. We are promoting Colfax Avenue in ways that inspire devotion and allegiance among Golden, Lakewood, Aurora, and Denver residents and merchants to shop, eat, be entertained and revel in the color and majesty of Colorado's greatest and most famous avenue. has been around in one form or another since 2004. We recently decided to re-design the site and launch it in a new blog format. We hope you like the new changes! We welcome community input and involvement with the site, so please forward all Colfax Avenue related content to info(at)

Seems fitting to start the new blog with a quote from Colfax Avenue's namesake, Schuyler Colfax (Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant). In his 1878 autobiography, Cursed Rickets, Schuyler envisioned it much like it is today:

"And that thoroughfare, born beneath the mountainous mountains of rocky peaks so high, seeing as it shall victual to prospectors, explorers, and men of chance, and whereas said men, in their sparse moments of recess and requiescence, require relief of an immediate and carnal conformation, let Colfax Way be a den of avarice, a cauldron of covetousness, a peccadillo wharf in a sea-storm of morality. Let not a man walk Colfax Way and wonder, 'Where shall I deposit my virility this eve, where may I encounter mine intoxicant?' for he shall find all he seeks on Colfax. Curse these vexatious rickets!"

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