As I was walking past the Coaster Candy Company at Six Flags Magic Mountain last weekend, I couldn’t help but notice they were getting a new roof. A few days later we got some very heavy rains here in Los Angeles. I was hoping they were able to get the new roof on before the rains hit. When I went back this weekend, I noticed they were getting more than a new roof.
Here is what I saw last weekend as I approached the Coaster Candy Company:
The roofing material had been stripped down to the plywood, all the way around the building:
From the Sky Tower, it was apparent that this roof was getting more than just new shingles. Most of the roof had been removed, all the way down to the insulation:
When I approached the Coaster Candy Company this week, I noticed they had applied a layer of tar paper, but the roofing material had yet to be applied. I also noticed that the entire building had gotten a new paint job:
The stucco had yet to be painted. It’s amazing to see just how much affect the hot Southern California sun has on paint. Hmmm…I wonder what was here:
From above, you can see that they obviously didn’t get the new roof on before the rains hit. I’m sure all that white plastic had been draped over the roof to keep it dry. Even though it was a Saturday, there was a crew hard at work trying to get the new roof on:
I’m familiar with the plywood and tar paper base, but I’m not sure what the large rectangular panels are that they’re using for the top. It’s an interesting choice for a flat roof:
Most of the windows had been blacked out and this sign was on each door:
The windows into the kitchen were still open and it looked like it was still business as usual as someone inside was tending to boxes of product. I had a conversation with one of the employees in a neighboring shop and he said that the kitchen was still being used to make the carmel apples and fudge. He also said they hoped to have the Coaster Candy Company back open for business by next weekend.
Here is a picture from when the Coaster Candy Company was simply known as Candy Kitchen. These two doors used to be where the large picture window is today, with the Coaster Candy Company logo, as seen in the photo above:
Another old photo of employees making a batch of yummy goodness: