Auction may determine future of Santa’s Village

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Hugh Wilson, the owner of the attractions that have entertained area children since the park’s opening in 1958, is auctioning off the park’s assets to pay the almost $170,000 he owes in unpaid rent and taxes. Wednesday’s auction could determine whether the property at routes 25 and 72 continues as Santa’s Village, another amusement park or a different use altogether. The property owner, Chicago real estate firm Sterling Bay Cos., has said reopening Santa’s Village is just one of several options it is weighing for the site.

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