City purchases Building; Community Table to Be Tenant
The City of Arvada recently closed on the purchase of 4600 W. 60th Ave., a 15,000+ square-foot building located near Tennyson Street and the RTD Gold Strike Station. The City intends to transfer Community Table’s current lease to 4600 W. 60th Ave. Community Table is an emergency food assistance provider that has been serving neighbors in need across the northern metro Denver area, including Arvada, since 1982.
"I am extremely pleased the City was able to purchase this amazing property which will ensure the long-term success of Community Table and enable it to grow and expand its important services,” stated Arvada Mayor Lauren Simpson. “The property uniquely offers all of the assets we were looking for: walkability to both bus and train transit, proximity to green space and job opportunities, and access to the robust resources available from Adams County. The City has supported Community Table and their work for decades, and I look forward to continuing this partnership long into the future."
Community Table has been a tenant in a City-owned building for many years, most recently at 8555 W. 57th Ave., Arvada CO. The location of the new building close to transit lines makes it an ideal location for Community Table.
Sandy Martin, President and CEO of Community Table stated, "We are delighted for this opportunity to expand our operations in a uniquely suitable new location, especially given the growing number of struggling families and unsheltered individuals in our community. We are particularly grateful to the City of Arvada for their confidence and support of our mission and programs. We are looking forward to improving the size and scope of our operations and putting more people on the path to self-sufficiency.”
Community Table has expanded their service offerings in addition to food assistance. Some of the other services include: public benefits application assistance, health care including mental health and dental care, support for people experiencing homelessness, job training, GED test prep, shower and laundry services, cooking and nutrition services and motor vehicle services.
While the purchase of this property is now final, there will be renovation work to complete prior to Community Table relocating and beginning to offer services at the new location. Clients, volunteers and interested community members are encouraged to join Community Table’s email list in order to get periodic updates on the relocation process, new services and opening celebrations. Renovations are anticipated to take approximately eight months to complete.
The building on W 57th Ave currently occupied by Community Table will be retained by the City of Arvada for future use by yet-to-be-determined City teams.
Founded in 1982 by concerned citizens, the Arvada Food Bank began distributing food to hungry families from a small house. Thanks to volunteers and supporters, they now operate as Community Table, and they’ve grown in size and scope to be one of the largest emergency food assistance and human service providers in the metro Denver area. For more information about Community Table, visit cotable.org.