Area residents have the opportunity to bid on local pieces of nostalgia throughout the remainder of the week. And for guys looking to make a significant addition to their man cave, it is game on.
Applebee’s is preparing for a total renovation and has included its interior décor in a silent auction. Proceeds from all items auctioned off will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“All of our artifacts on the walls are up for auction,” said Tracy Miller, general manager. “We are also auctioning off the bar tables and every single chair.”
Miller said the Tiffany lamps will also be auctioned off. The auction for the tables, chairs and the lamps will run through April 27. It is all part of a national renovation process that is taking place at Applebee’s locations. Miller said both the inside and outside will have a totally different look. She described the look as retro modern.
The artifacts inside the restaurant are all numbered, and residents are encouraged to come in a make a bid. Some of the items do have a starting bid attached to them.
Those bidding on the artifacts will be notified and can pick them up after Easter Sunday. The bidding period for the other items will end April 27, with winning bidders able to pick those items up April 28.
The renovation process has begun during the evening, and the restaurant will close for one day to complete the process. It will be closed April 28 and will reopen on April 29. A ribbon cutting will take place that day, along with a check indicating how much money was donated to Make-A-Wish.
“We just want everyone to know the proceeds are going to Make-A-Wish,” Miller said. “It is very important to us.”