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Marczyk Fine Foods on East Colfax Reopens This Morning After SUV Crash

A construction crew went to work quickly to get Marczyk Fine Foods at 5100 East Colfax Avenue open less than 48 hours after an SUV plunged through the front doors. The store confirms that it will be business as usual starting at 8 a.m. this morning.

A contractor on the site yesterday afternoon explained that the vehicle drove completely into the building and ran into the front cash register station; the fixes completed yesterday are temporary, allowing the store to reopen until the entryway can be permanently repaired. A structural engineer was called in to sign off on the building's safety before the store reopened.

Police reported on Twitter shortly after noon on Tuesday, November 3, that the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

This is not the first time a motor vehicle has collided with a business on this stretch of Colfax. Last December, a car crashed into the side of Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery just a block away from Marczyk. General manager/owner Christian Anderson says the crash destroyed the restaurant's patio and side door, but Chop Shop has since rebuilt an enclosed outdoor seating area.

Marczyk Fine Foods sent this message out to customers early this morning:
The beginning of November means giving thanks, and we are so thankful this week to have the friends and family that we do here at Marczyk's. Yes that means you! We consider all of you our friends and family. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support you have given us over the past few days. Come on in and say hello, grab some grub, and chat it up with our Marczyk Crew. Thank you for being the best dang customers on the planet!


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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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