The magic of toys and candy has finally come to downtown Golden. Having opened in late April, Golden Goods is a relatively new addition to the Golden community. Owners Todd and Deanne Aichholz shared their thoughts and plans for their new store to The Oredigger.
Upon entering Golden Goods, the childhood feeling of wonder sets in. A wide selection of sweets and knick-knacks span every inch of wall and shelf space. Local radio compliments the colorful sight, further establishing a comforting mood. With a logical progression, one can see sections of goods, blended together yet clearly defined. Almost every interest is represented such as inner tubes, model planes, puzzles, and board games.
All kinds of stimulants for the imagination are available here, and that is one of the main reasons that Todd and Deanne Aichholz opened Golden Goods. They “have always liked toy stores”, so this was an easy decision. The couple, along with their 12-year-old son, has lived in Golden for the past 5 years, with Deanne running the local consignment shop next door and Todd working full time in excavation. The two of them noticed that Golden lacked many kid-friendly options and decided to act. Now, after only five months, Golden Goods has become a hub of activity, attracting young and old to share in the delight of fancy.
Since they’ve been open the Aichholz’s have made many plans to reach a larger audience. An array of programs are to be started in the near future, including a loyalty program, a birthday club, and periodic arts and crafts activities, all centered around the idea children having fun in a safe environment. In the spirit of supporting this younger audience, the Aichholz’s are regular supporters of the Golden Backpack program, a charity run by the Hillside Church to help distribute food and school supplies.
Whether shopping for the holiday season, or just indulging in a little treat, Golden Goods is a must-visit in any downtown Golden adventure.