"Light rail is a game-changer, and not just for 40 West Arts, but for the entire West Colfax corridor," says 40 West's Bill Marino. "Yes, absolutely, light rail will help bring arts patrons to us — for 40 West Gallery, the galleries at RMCAD, the Edge Theater and others -- but it also will spur redevelopment and bring more customers to existing and new businesses on West Colfax.
"Moreover, the coming of light rail is one of many catalytic activities in the corridor," he continues. "The West Colfax corridor is a remarkable convergence of opportunity: new zoning put in place by a forward-thinking city – Lakewood – as well as active advocacy by the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, strong support from numerous local community associations, fresh creative energy from 40 West Arts, RMCAD and the new creative enterprises converging on the area, and the quirky history that makes Colfax so cool. With all this lining up, West Colfax is poised to be the next big thing."
And today is a great day to check it out. For a complete listing of West Line station parties from start to finish, visit lakewood.org/w.
Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2013