Ace on the ‘Fax Coming Soon!

November, 01, 2011

The past and future will converge in the newest Ace Hardware store scheduled to open in Denver in spring 2012.

Ace Hardware on the ‘Fax will open in a 1947 structure that has been abandoned since 2006 – after serving as a grocery store and auto dealership. As part of a project to revitalize the ‘Fax, the building will be renovated to preserve the original Art Deco fa├žade and expose the original roof trusses and wood barrel ceiling.

Located at 7100 East Colfax, Ace Hardware will be housed in a 16,000-square-foot building that sits on 1.1 acres between Poplar and Pontiac streets in the Quebec District. Once it opens to serve the needs of area do-it-yourselfers, Ace on the ‘Fax is expected to create approximately 20 new full- and part-time jobs.

“The continued redevelopment of the East Colfax area means many people are either setting up new homes or renovating old ones, and they will find all the products, resources and superior customer service they need at our new store,” said Mary Cottrell, owner of Ace on the ‘Fax. “We’re proud to play an integral role in the economic growth of this community and we’re appreciative of the strong support received from the Denver Office of Economic Development and Councilwomen Marcia Johnson and Mary Beth Susman.”

The Ace project is a key catalyst for the revitalization of East Colfax Avenue, where more than $18 million in new investment is now underway. Ace Hardware also selected Denver as the site of its Fall 2011 Convention, which was held at the Denver Convention Center in October.

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‘Fax” will never attain a respectible position in this city as long as the pawn shops exist.


Awesome! I look forward to having an alternative to Home Depot and Lowe’s. Comments


Fantastic! This is exactly what we need in this part of Colfax (my neighborhood). This should attract more stable businesses and commerce in the rest of the abandoned buildings there.

Any chance they’ll do some tree planting along the sidewalk to increase curb appeal and decrease heat? How about across the street at the new apartment complex? Any sidewalk trees going in there?


Do you know what will happen with the fenced in area in the parking lot? (corner of Pontiac & Colfax)


Great news! That is a cool building and I’m glad to see it put to good use.

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