Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First destination "Guido's Nickel Bar"

9500 West Colfax Ave, Lakewood CO.

If you need a drink at 7am to get your day rolling, then this is your bar. This is were the Colfax characters come. They definitely weren't expecting us to walk in the door at 11am. The bar tender was nice, or maybe just shocked. No umbrella drinks here.

They have a jute box, and to our surprise A HORSESHOE PIT out back!

I don't know that I would mosey in the door after dark, but it was fun and interesting for a cheap drink and a good game of horseshoes at 11am.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Davie's Chuck Wagon Diner

Before a tour of this size you must have a good filling breakfast. We started the day, 10'clock @ Davie's Chuck Wagon Diner.

Davie's was established in 1957. Located at 9495 West Colfax Avenue.

The original owner of the 22' x 50' diner was William Lyman Davies, but the project engaged the entire Davis family.
In the early 1960s, Davies, a lover of horses and a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Posse, acquired the life-size fiber glass horse that stands watch atop the vestibule of the diner. The horse and the neon sign became the focus of several lawsuits as they were in violation of the city's 1979 sign code. The public and city council members became involved in an effort to preserve the horse and sign, resulting in a special use permit issued in 1988 that designated the diner an historic place. Today the sign and horse remain as examples of urban art and a tribute to Americana and 1950s nostalgia. A prominent and well known landmark along the West Colfax Avenue commercial corridor, Davies Chuck Wagon Diner was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
-Colorado Historical Society

The service is outstanding, the food is great, and the price makes it all that much better. It's just one of those places where they will always remember you.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The shirts

So before we could take the Colfax journey we needed to make T-Shirts. We wanted enough for the seven people who were committed to the tour and a few extras for anyone that joined the tour along the way.
Each shirt had to be unique, so we went to the thrift store to find the best ones.
Then came the silk screening.
The blank screen.
prepping the screen.
The light box.
The logo. (Thank you lallison)
Don't forget the wine.

Monday, August 4, 2008

In the beginning

Tour De Colfax is a day of adventures on the longest continuous commercial street in the United States. Also known as US 40, Colfax Avenue runs from San Fransico to Atlantic City. We started the tour in Lakewood, Colorado.
The goal of the tour was to ride city transportation (the RTD) up and down Colfax, exploring as many unique establishments as we could in a day. In this blog I will show these establishments, and the fun adventures we had on Colfax.