Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Blue Onion Demolished

The Blue Onion in the 1980's, courtesy Reed Weimer

Photo of the Blue Onion today, courtesy Colfax Jack

The former Blue Onion Restaurant building on East Colfax has been demolished. The building has been vacant for a few years and the Blue Onion signage was removed decades ago, but it's still sad to see it go.


  1. I worked there when I was 15 in 1980 as a bus boy. That was one of the last lounge bars left. I feel old and sad

  2. We ate there all the time. They had this Chinese noodle soup dish called warmein. It was so good.

  3. My family always ate at the Blue Onion. We knew the cook there(Toy). Wonderful food.

  4. My father is Reggie, he was the piano player there , worked for Babe and Don most of the 70s and early 80s. I have the best memories running around and stealing cherries from the bar

    1. I remember your Dad. I lived in the house nextdoor which was owned by Don. I used to have pictures of the side of the building with the dog characters which was each of the employees. Cutest thing ever.