Smiley’s Laundromat building will be demolished, replaced with 180 apartments and “local food” market

A Depression-era art deco building that’s been a part of Colfax Avenue for more than 80 years will be torn down and replaced with what some neighborhood groups are calling the future Denver Union Station.

Historic Denver fought to save the building and preserve its architecture, but in the end the new property owner said it came down to parking.

“We are disappointed that that is not what’s going to happen,” said Annie Levinsky, executive director of Historic Denver.

“It’s going to change the face of the neighborhood,” said Trevor Karstens, who lives in the area.

The building is located at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Downing Street, and was the former home of the famed Smiley’s laundromat.

The developers plan to transform it into 180 residential apartments with co-work space and a first-floor local open marketplace.

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