Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library to house new exhibit to the west side’s Jewish roots

If you were intrigued by our dive into West Colfax’s history as a center of Jewish pioneers in the early 20th century, you may care to stop by the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library on Sunday.

Inside a synagogue in Lakewood that was once used by the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society. It was re-constructed in 1925 and now sits on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Sept. 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; rmcad; lakewood; west colfax; jcrs; judaism; synagogue;
Inside a synagogue in Lakewood that was once used by the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society. It was re-constructed in 1925 and now sits on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Sept. 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

If you were intrigued by our dive into West Colfax’s history as a center of Jewish pioneers in the early 20th century, you may care to stop by the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library on Sunday.

At 2 p.m., the library will kick off a reception for a new permanent, interactive touch screen that aims to stand as a storytelling monument for the neighborhood’s Jewish roots. It’s open to the public and will include a quick presentation by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, the University of Denver’s expert on the subject, whose work was featured in our recent story.



A small piece of the 5280 Loop bike path will be built at 21st and Broadway by next summer

It would also take cars off of 21st street in between Champa and Stout Streets.

Yes, a full-scale, five-mile bike loop around Denver’s downtown may be at least 15 years away. But a tiny piece of what would make the 5280 Loop will begin construction this year at 21st and Broadway.

The idea is to take an existing bike and pedestrian corridor, 21st Street, and bridge the gap across Broadway with a new signal and dedicated spaces for walkers and bikers along 21st Street.

It would also take cars off of 21st street in between Champa and Stout Streets. 



North Carolina-based Thirsty Monk announces expansion plans for Denver, will take over Deep Draft Brewing location

Thirsty Monk plans to be up and running in Deep Draft Brewing Co.’s space near the southeast corner of East 17th and Franklin streets around Thanksgiving Day

Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub announced plans to expand to Denver on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Courtesy of Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub)
Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub announced plans to expand to Denver on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Courtesy of Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub)

Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub plans to take over an existing brewery in City Park West later this month for its expansion into the Mile High City, the company announced Thursday.