"East Colfax... Literally, an urban legend"
East Colfax Avenue is, as its name suggests, the eastern portion of the longest east/west street in central Denver and, for that matter, the state of Colorado. The street has been the subject of many colorful and lurid references amongst residents, partly because of its reputation of fostering drug use and prostitution. Granted, if walking or driving down Colfax in the late evening, one might see questionable activity here and there. But over the past two decades there have been many efforts to redevelop the commercial properties along this urban wonder. Perhaps the most famous redevelopment in recent years is the relocation of the nationally-recognized bookstore, The Tattered Cover, and other mid- to upscale retail installed in the area of Denver's beloved East High School. East Colfax has become such a multicultural wonder, with everything from Korean to Ethiopian to Mexican storefronts along it's stretch, that there are now organized tours of this one street.