Colfax Ave BID turns 30 (Photos)

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The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District celebrated its 30th anniversary last month with a party at the Fillmore Auditorium.

Local restaurants donated food for the event. Organizations such as Ready to Work also had information booths at the event. Ready to Work is the nonprofit partner that works with the BID to run the Colfax Works program. Colfax Works provides jobs to formerly homeless or incarcerated individuals, such as street clean-up along Colfax Avenue.

Staff and board members of the BID also handed out the 2019 Characters of Colfax Awards at the Nov. 20 event. Frank Locantore, the executive director of the BID, said it was their third year giving out the awards.

Eliza Filene was given the Storyteller award, Dave Walstrom was given the Colfax OG award and the Peiker and Feher-Peiker family was given the Thick and Thin award.

Prints by Karl Christian Krumpholz were available at the event. Krumpholz created the art which features landmarks and businesses that are now hanging on lamppost banners along Colfax Avenue.

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