On Friday, July 25th, , Staff, Business Owners and Friends celebrated 30 years of DSBDA’s Community Service on Paseo Boricua. Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th) and Jose E. Lopez, Director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center-Juan Antonio Corretjer, eloquently spoke of the history of DSBDA, its challenges when the national economic downturn impacted numerous local businesses, as well as of its many successes in promoting business and economic development on Paseo Boricua. A Proclamation was read from Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, designating July 25th, 2014 , as DSBDA Day.
This year’s banquet was held at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. The dinner was catered by Nellie’s Restaurant and Music was provided by Humboldt Parks very own “El Monstro”. Bomba con Buya thrilled the crowd with a wonderful Bomba performance.