Heritage going once, going twice, gone

Posted 10/26/18

An estimated 200-some people attended an auction at Heritage Amusement Park and the Garden Grill restaurant, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. in Golden, on Oct. 25. After being in operation for about 20 years, …

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Heritage going once, going twice, gone

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An estimated 200-some people attended an auction at Heritage Amusement Park and the Garden Grill restaurant, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. in Golden, on Oct. 25. After being in operation for about 20 years, Alan Bader, owner of the two businesses, closed them on June 30 following a settlement with property owners Martin Marietta — a building materials company that owns a nearby rock quarry. Bader’s businesses were the last two components of Heritage Square, a longtime entertainment and tourist destination that opened in 1971. In its lifetime, it boasted a Victorian-themed shopping village, the Heritage Square Opera House and the Alpine Slide, among other attractions. Before it became Heritage Square, the theme park was called Magic Mountain which was designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles — a company made up of former Disneyland employees. However, it went bankrupt and was only open from 1957 to Labor Day weekend in 1960.

Martin Marietta bought Heritage Square in December 2011 and announced plans to close its commercial portion in February 2015. By that fall, most of the businesses had closed and demolition of many of the buildings began early 2016.

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