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Auction company clears out former Damon's restaurant

Andy Ouriel • Dec 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

 From dinner menus to the booths on which people sat and ate for the past 25 years, almost every item inside the former Damon's restaurant on Sandusky's waterfront was sold Thursday.

Total sales from the day surpassed $50,000 during the four-hour auction.

“We had a lot of interest and plenty of competitive bidding,” said Marvin Schiff, general counsel for the Rosen and Co. auction business. “We had a lot of people come to the auction, and there was a wide interest in using the equipment.”

In late September, the chain restaurant in Sandusky closed after its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two years before.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Register and watch the video above. 

Items sold included:

• Row of 16 booths and tables: $2,000

• Touchscreen order menu: $1,200

• Row of nine full booths and tables: $1,000

• Row of seven mini booths and tables: $550

• Flat-screen 42-inch TV: $420

• Flat-screen 37-inch TV: $375

• Flat-screen 31-inch TV: $325

• Deep cooler unit in bar: $300

• Four-bay bar sink: $150

• Hot cheese melter: $60

• Various phones and copier: $55

• Podium: $50

• Steak plates: $25

• Soup crock pot: $20

• Case of tongs: $15

• Cleveland Indians Roberto Alomar framed picture: $10

• Ice cream scooper: $7.50

• Miller Light/Coors Light beer taps: $7.50 each

• Tall boy beer glasses: $7.50 each

• Water pitcher: $7.50

• Martini glasses: $6 each

• Box of aprons: $5

• Case of cash register tape: $5

• Paper towel dispenser with paper in it: $5

• Filled salt and pepper shakers: $5

• Jar of cherries and olives: $5 each

• Oil and vinegar containers: $3

• Yellow caution “wet floor” sign: $3

• Radio: $2

• Salad bowls: $2

• 10 bar mats: $1

• 200 Damon’s menus and 16 clipboards: $1

• Margarita glass salter machine: $1

• Several serving trays: $1

• Fryer and baskets: $2,100

• Large Alto-Shaam: $1,500

• Carbon dioxide machine: $900

• 20-foot-plus condiment bar: $900

• Small Alto-Shaam: $900

• Dishwashing equipment: $700

• Ice maker: $700

• Three refrigerated prep tables: $700 each

• Two grills: $650 each

• Oven: $500

• Ice cream server unit: $400

• Fridge: $400

• Prep cooler: $300

• Freezer: $300

• Slicer: $300

• Bun warmer: $190

• Broiler: $100

• Iced tea maker: $60

• Heat lamp warmer: $50

• Stack of pots and pans: $25

• Small condiment bar: $25

• Potato slicer: $25

• Bug zapper: $22.50

• Dixie cup holder: $1

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