Arts and Culture

Ten Best Commercial Signs on West Colfax

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6) Big (Bugs) Bunny Motel 6218 West Colfax Avenue Yet another quaint and unique low-key motel on the West Colfax strip, this spot was known for decades as the Bugs Bunny Motel -- then renamed the Big Bunny Motel in the 1990s (possibly for copyright issues?). Though the neon is not fully intact, remnants of the Big Bunny's previous moniker can still be seen. 5) Lakewood Grill 8100 West Colfax Avenue Opened in 1951, the Lakewood Grill is still very much a neighborhood hangout and hot spot right on the Colfax strip, serving up drinks, bar food and even live music. The Lakewood Grill's neon sign is in excellent condition, showing off the craftsmanship that makes this kind of signage stand out against modern, generic signs. 4) Davies Chuckwagon Diner 9495 West Colfax Avenue Probably the most iconic sign along this strip of West Colfax, Davies Chuckwagon Diner and its glorious neon sign have been calling customers in for a meal since 1957. The actual shell of the diner was delivered and set on its foundation after a train trek all the way from the East Coast. Though it has changed hands several times, the same great sign (and the horse above the doorway) remain in perfect condition. Keep reading for three more of the best commercial signs on West Colfax.
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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.
Contact: Bree Davies