Elitch Gardens staying downtown, building office

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

As Elitch Gardens builds a new office closer to its downtown amusement park, top officials with the company are solidifying their commitment to the park's current locations. There's been no shortage of rumors and speculation surrounding the future of Elitch's downtown site.

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I'm not sure this is really a story about anything. Sounds like it's going to be an office for the owners. It's managed by Premier in Oklahoma City. The park has their own administrative offices above the main street in the park and the HR building is nearby with the employee parking lot. They ride a bus into the park.

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It's a story because there has been speculation that they would uproot the park and sell the land it sits on, which is frankly what I would do because it's probably worth more than way. That's why there is no Six Flags Astroworld anymore.

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The speculation part, yeah. But the way they're discussing it as a park office doesn't really make sense to me. There have been rumors about the park shutting down and being redeveloped when Six Flags sold the place over 10 years ago. I know it's a different company, but when Shapiro took over he told us in February the park was not going to be sold, and 4 months later it was in the news that it was for sale. So I wouldn't necessarily trust them anyway.

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The new office spawned the comments about not moving the park. That's the story.

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I wouldn’t sell and move. The last two parks that did that are now not much more than vacant plots of land costing taxes every year and that’s about it.

And in the end, neither the Pavilion nor Astroworld were worth more as a land sale...

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They bought it just to close it.

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