Voodoo Doughnuts is coming to East Colfax -- where else?
The rumor that Denver would soon be getting an outpost of the Portland, Oregon-based Voodoo Doughnuts has been swirling for eighteen months. The colorful shop, owned by Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson, pairs weirdly flavored, irreverently named doughnuts -- like the Gay Bar ("chocked full of luscious cream and all the colors of the rainbow!") and the Maple Blazer Blunt ("It's a raised doughnut rolled into a blunt with maple frosting and red sprinkle ember, prices vary due to Blazer Mania!") -- with eclectic decor themed around voodoo priests. It's been featured on Anthony Bourdain's show and named an international tourist destination by the Los Angeles Times and, as Laura Shunk reported in late 2011, you can also get married on-site.
"We'll do something here in the next year," Shannon told Shunk at the time. "Denver's definitely on the radar."
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Missed it by several months, but the chain is definitely coming, according to a story in today's Portland Oregonian. Voodoo will open its first store outside of Oregon -- and its fourth altogether -- in the heart of Denver.
"It's on East Colfax, this great gritty avenue, which used to be really, really scary and sleazy," Shannon told the paper. "There's a dentist nearby and a wonderful ... lesbian bar with a pink pool table, the same color as our boxes. That's a good sign. And there's a tattoo parlor and then a medical marijuana dispensary. It's kind of like one-stop shopping."
A Voodoo employee who's originally from Denver will run the shop.