What do you know about Bear madison garden?

I know that it's called the Madison Bear Garden for one thing.  It was opened in the fall of 1976 to much fanfare.  The Corporation that started it, Grand American Faire, also owned several restaurants of similar themes in other cities.  Fannie Anne's in Sacramento, St. James's Infirmary in San Diego and others in Santa Monica and one in Colorado.  They employed members of the Chico State Art Department to decorate the inside as well as paint a massive mural on the side of the Oaks Garage that was directly west of the property.  (Now the new Taylor Hall)