2008 in Pictures–A Trip Down Memory Lane
December 27th, 2016
The Havana BID received stakeholder approval in the general election in November 2007 and began operations in 2008. A lot happened in 2008, including the demolition of the old Buckingham Square Mall, great events, business owners working with the city on a new electronic sign code and businesses being recognized at the City of Aurora’s Business Recognition Awards. We hope you enjoy the memories…
February 2008–Just to trigger your memory about what the NW corner of Kentucky and Havana looked like.
June 2008–Selling T-shirts at the Old Car Council of Colorado booth at Cruzin’ Havana.
January 2008–The Stevo’s Pizza family.
Skittles the Clown always makes an appearance at Cruzin’ Havana. This picture is from 2008.
April 2008–The discussion gets a little heated over the future of electronic signs in Aurora. Pictures left to right: Havana BID Board President Paul Suss, city planner Peter Kernkamp, Havana BID Board Member Mel Caldwell, and city planner Mike Smyth.
February 2008–The excavators turned the former Joslin’s building at the Buckingham Square Mall into a pile of rubble very quickly.
February 2008–Mayor Ed Tauer standing in front of the Joslin’s Building demolition site at the former Buckingham Square Mall.
October 2007–This is the Checker / O’Reilly Auto Parts building construction along Havana.
June 2008–A crowd of classic car owners waiting at the State Farm Poker Run Booth to draw their poker card at the Cruzin’ Havana Car Show & Poker Run.
June 2008–A proud guy with his Street Rod at the Cruzin’ Havana Car Show’s Stampede Festival Site.
Friends, fellow business owners, and local legislators gathered in 2008 for the grand re-opening of Dumitri’s Restaurant.
April 2008–The Havana BID board members invited city planners on a bus tour of the Havana District to talk about electronic signs.
Gas Prices in June of 2008!
February 2008: This is “Ham” the second guard who formerly lived at the entrance to the former Buckingham Square Mall. Guards Buck and Ham now reside at the Aurora History Museum.
June 2008–A couple of young guys dreaming of their future bikes at the Cruzin’ Havana Car Show.
This is the former Dumitri’s Restaurant at 1911 S Havana in 2008.
Feb. 15, 2008–Aurora City Council Member Molly Markert did the honors of driving the excavator and taking the first bite out of the old Joslin’s store during the “Crash-Celebrate” Buckingham Square Demolition Celebration.
Left to right: Council Member Molly Markert, Mayor Ed Tauer, Channel 8 host Jacquie Palisi, Council Member Bob Broom and Miller-Weingarten’s Skip Miller at the “Crash–Celebrate” Buckingham Square Demolition Party in February of 2008.
The classic Buckingham Square Mall sign in June 2008.
Fall 2007–the snow removal vehicles ready to roll (not really) at the old Buckingham Square Mall.
Bat-Winged Mustang at Cruzin’ Havana in June 2008.
Havana BID Booth at the 2008 Cruzin’ Havana Car Show.
Bouncy Fun at the 3008 Cruzin’ Havana Car Show
“Buck” one of the Buckingham Square guards.
Circa late 2007–One of the snow removal vehicles at the old Buckingham Square Mall.
2008 City of Aurora Business Recognition Awards