Arts and Culture

Ten Best Commercial Signs on Central Colfax

The Colorado history contained in the 26 miles of Colfax Avenue, the longest main street in America, is thick with truth and tall tales. You can read some of this history in the commercial signs that still exist on Colfax; we've already profiled the best commercial signs on West Colfax and the best signs on East Colfax.

But it's the stretch between Colorado Boulevard and Broadway that is the most strange and storied, and so we've collected the best commercial signs that can be found along the busiest part of Colfax -- some old, some brand-new. Keep reading for an illuminating look at main street America. (Also, honorable mention to Trattoria Stella, Atomic Cowboy and Argonaut Liquors, for contributing more good signs to Colfax culture!)

See also: Keeping Colfax weird: Ten spots that give Denver's main street its culture and character

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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