Photos: More Denver Now showcases of Denver businesses then -- in 1982
Back in March, we shared highlights from Denver Now, described as "Denver's Business Showcase" and published in 1982, during the height of the Dynasty era. But our previous post only featured a small number of the remarkable photographic flashbacks found within. For this sequel, we've collected ten more hilariously dated looks at local businesses -- some long gone, others still around but much changed.
Big photos below.
Set the WAYBAC Machine for three decades ago and check out the results below.
Unlike so many other businesses in Denver Now, The Broker restaurant, at 821 17th Street, remains very much a going concern, with its website boasting that it's been "an award-winning Denver tradition for over 35 years." Less likely to win plaudits are the outfits and hairstyles of this couple, who seem to be thinking, "Thank goodness someone else looks as ridiculous as I do!"
Before there was the Colorado Avalanche, there was the Denver Avalanche -- an indoor soccer team. The text accompanying this groovy photo reads in part, "Denver fans have taken to the Avalanche, coming to games in great. numbers. This fan support is phenomenal for a team that has only existed since 1980." Well, maybe not all that phenomenal. After all, this Wikipedia page reveals that the Denver Avs folded in...1982.
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