The Coney Island Boardwalk in Bailey is a Colorado roadside institution — and is now for sale.

Though it may seem unlikely, this isn’t the first time the Coney Island Boardwalk has arrived at a crossroads in Colorado.

Ever since it first went splat on West Colfax Avenue in 1966, the Brooklyn transplant and hot dog stand has become a local roadside legend.

It’s even gone on the road for appearances from Denver to Aspen Park and finally to Bailey, where it’s sat alongside Highway 285 since 2006.

The bun-shaped restaurant continued operating on and off until 2021. Before the pandemic hit, it nearly went to public auction for unpaid taxes. This week, the wiener went up for sale for the third time, at least, in just over a decade. It’s been a long journey for the Coney dog.

This time, owner Greg Aigner has priced the property — which includes the giant stand attached to a small house and a neighboring gift shop with two apartments — to sell at $1.5 million. It’s around the same price that his brother, Ron Aigner, listed it for back in 2015.

“That’s pretty much an estimate of what my brother has into it,” Greg Aigner, 65, explained. He acts as conservator of the Boardwalk since Ron Aigner, 72, lives in Uruguay.

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Aaron Benko and his son Max, 2, have a snack outside of the Coney Island Boardwalk restaurant in Bailey on May 8, 2022. Benko and his family had hoped to eat at the restaurant but didn’t know it was closed. The iconic Coney Island Boardwalk, which is 42 feet long and weighs 18 tons, is for sale. The structure was originally built on West Colfax Avenue in 1966.

A retired Jefferson County Public Schools teacher, the younger Aigner now spends a few days each week on Old Stagecoach Road fixing up Coney Island. The house needs a new roof, the stucco on the hot dog needs replacing and the boardwalk itself needs repaired.

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