May 2015
Introducing the Colfax Mayfair BID!


The new Business Improvement District's mission is to create a better place for people and business through economic development, public improvements, safety and advocacy. 


Last fall, voters approved the formation of the new Colfax Mayfair BID.Today, it is funded by commercial property owners along East Colfax Avenue from Eudora Street to Monaco Boulevard as well as in the Mayfair Town Center area (Colfax to 14th Avenue between Kearney and Leyden streets). Additional funding is provided by Denver's Office of Economic Development.


Our first priority is the Streetscape Design Project to improve safety, ease of access and the overall pedestrian experience. Denver-based Design Workshop will lead the project's planning process. With community input, they will consider elements such as sidewalks, lighting, benches, bus shelters, bicycle racks and gathering spaces. See next article for how you can participate. 


We have also started marketing efforts, including the creation of a new logo, which is a colorful, stylized version of a Krameria flower. (As you know, many of the district streets are named after flowers and trees.) Other efforts include this monthly e-newsletter for updates on new businesses, special events and other developments. A facebook page is up; like us now! Plus, a website will launch later this week as a resource for consumers and businesses alike.


Read more about our progress...


E-survey Coming Your Way
We want your opinion! What's your experience as you walk, bike or drive around the Colfax Mayfair Business Improvement District?

In the next week, we will email a survey to you. It should take a few minutes to complete and will be so helpful for our planning process. Please watch your inbox for it!
Red Octave Moves into Old Cork House

Keep an eye on the former Cork House Restaurant on Colfax and Eudora Street. It will re-open in late June as Red Octave Kitchen and Bar, a contemporary Italian steak house with live music, full bar, and expansive outdoor dining.


Behind it all are Phil Long and David Sanchez (right), co-owners and longtime friends from the Red Lion Restaurant and Vail Resorts. Phil has been a popular musician there for 25 years.


"We've been looking for a location for a long time, and I hadn't been to this part of Colfax in years," said Long. "The typical perception of East Colfax is way off. We're eager to be part of the revolution that is going on here."


Renovations on the 5,000-sf building and large outdoor patio are well underway. In addition, the property includes a small multi-tenant retail building at Colfax and Elm Street. Long is actively recruiting new tenants. To date, a doughnut shop and a flower shop have signed leases and are beginning renovations. 

Koko FitClub Opens in Mayfair Center
A new concept in fitness is now open at Krameria and 14th -- Koko Fitclub.

This digital gym uses technology to create a customized plan for members. With a personal flash drive, they can connect with the gym's equipment to receive instruction, feedback and results as they workout.

Owner Kevin Mercado (right with staff) sees great potential in his new location. "We have had a lot of interest from the neighborhood already!" To get acquainted with the gym, he is offering an introductory special of $30 for 30 days.