Denver Now, part three: A last look back at Mile High businesses from 1982

Earlier this year, we stumbled upon Denver Now, a book showcasing businesses in the city circa 1982. The results, complete with wonderfully dated photos, are a Waybac Machine on paper, which is why we've featured it in two posts: one in March, with volume two following in June.

Now, we bring the trilogy to a close with more looks back at what was considered hip, cool and stylish more than three decades ago. Return to the Dynasty era below.

The Excalibur Society Limited

Denver Now, part three: A last look back at Mile High businesses from 1982

"Excalibur!" exclaims the promo for an Evergreen outfit whose address was a post office box. "The magic sword of King Arthur. A word that evokes standards of excellence. Extraordinary. Exclusive." Turns out it was also a "private club offering its members the use of luxurious. chauffeured limousines" -- presumably ones that no high school kids had puked in. Masquerade

Denver Now, part three: A last look back at Mile High businesses from 1982

"Give your old wall a new face," begins this item. Yeah, one that's completely terrifying. Just as strange, the item doesn't list an address -- just a phone number. Could you call and have one of these faces delivered to your door? Or, better yet, to someone else's? Continue for more of Denver Now, part three -- a last look back at Mile High businesses from 1982.



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