Welcome to West Colfax in Lakewood!
Welcome to WestColfax.org—home to the West Colfax Community Association and the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District—and the many businesses and local groups who support us.
Why West Colfax? The West Colfax story is as vivid and varied as any in the country. It comes with its own lore, its own brand—and a history rich in character and creativity. As the historic heart of Lakewood, West Colfax has seen both high and low times. Now, the West Colfax Corridor is re-emerging from re-routed traffic patterns and the resulting economic impact. The renaissance is beginning—right before our eyes!
Learn more about our organizations and the catalytic activities happening here at About Us. To connect with policymakers and active community members, attend a WCCA meeting, 7:30am every 3rd Wednesday at 1560 Teller Street.
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Planning an event you’d like to appear on our West Colfax calendar? Click here to submit it.
"Read the September 2015 Lakewood-West Colfax Newsletter for updates on the West Colfax 2040 Vision Action Plan, the 40 West Place-making Implementation Plan, Artspace and much more! Read the newsletter...
"October 24 - Get Your Tickets for Riot4 Today! Don't Miss Riot4! Join 40 West Arts District for a "Gatsbyesque" evening with DUELING PIANOS--food, fun, cocktails, comedy, and music we all know! This must-see event is set for Saturday, October 24 (doors open at 6:30pm). Seating is limited--tickets are $40 for 40W and WCCA members and $45 for non-members. Military and Students with IDs can attend for $30." Learn More & Buy Tickets!
"Kathy Hodgson, Lakewood, CO City Manager Earns Outstanding Women in Business Award - Denver Business Journal announced Kathy as the 2015 Outstanding Women in Business winner for education, government and nonprofits." Read the DBJ article here.
"By all accounts, the 1st Annual West Colfax MuralFest on August 8th was a big success on many levels--not the least of which was the crowd of 2000+ attendees to a first-time-ever event! 30 booths, 5 food trucks, 3 bands and a DJ all "miraculously" appeared on 16th Avenue . . . to the delight of the crowd. A final heart-felt "Thank-you" to everyone who made MuralFest a success." See event photos!
"Joe Margotte & Chicago Style Inducted into Vienna Beef's Hall of Fame. Vienna Beef, a company synonymous with Chicago, sent representatives to town on August 10 to present Joe Margotte and Chicago Style Restaurant with their highest honor--induction in to the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame. This exclusive honor was bestowed on only four people in the entire country this year--and our very own Joe was one of them. Congratulations to the Margotte family and the entire Chicago Style team!"
"Watch this video featuring Lakewood City Council Member, Cindy Baroway, where she describes the incredible revitalization happening along historic West Colfax. Cindy highlights the state-certified creative district 40 West Arts as well as many of it partners, supporters and upcoming events such as MuralFest, a vibrant free arts festival coming August 8, 2015 to West Colfax." Watch it now!
"WestLink Apartments at Oak Station - Now Open - Learn more about these new luxury apartment homes located at 1665 Pierson Street (near Colfax & Quail). Clubhouse is open for tours Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 12pm-5pm." Learn more...
"Local Project Documents Historic Structures on West Colfax in Lakewood."Read more via the Denver Post.
"WHAT A REMARKABLE COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT: The Artspace proposal was passed by City Council. On April 13, Lakewood City Council chambers erupted in applause when the votes were cast. Artspace was approved by a unanimous vote." Click here to learn more.
"Lakewood Brings Home TWO Best of Denver 2015 Westword Awards! #1 - Best New Public Art: At more than 22 feet high, artist Christopher Weed's monumental "Connected" wins Best New Public Art. Located at 14th & Lamar Roundabout. #2: Best Boundary-Pushing Theater in the Suburbs - The Edge Theatre wins its third award from the Westword in 2015. Congratulations! " Click here to learn more about the awards.
"Bill Marino, chairman of 40 West Arts was honored with the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts for spearheading the creation and development of the Lakewood–West Colfax creative corridor." Click here to learn more.
"Have you seen the print, pilot edition of the magazine West Colfax? Pick up one in restaurants/offices along the corridor & at the 40 West Arts Gallery. " Click here to read the online magazine.
"Ten Best Commercial Signs on West Colfax" Click here for full Westword "Best of Denver" article.