Mardi Gras Auction to be Held Saturday

By: Tim Studebaker

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Everything must go, and go it will, when auctioning begins Saturday at the closed–down Mardi Gras nightclub in Cranston.

Salvadore Auctions President Michael Salvadore says, “Former employees and people that frequented this club quite a bit have come by and have related stories to us.  They obviously have attachment to certain things.”

462 items, or lots as they’re called in an auction, will be sold off in just a few hours by Salvadore auctions.

Salvadore says, “I go about 100 lots an hour.”

Everything from lighting and DJ equipment, to cash registers, ice machines, and of course the décor.

Salvadore says, “I think the Eagles guitar has gotten a lot of attention.  The disco balls behind me have gotten a lot of attention.

And, there are the iconic sharks.  Glass saddle, anyone?

Salvadore says, “Those bronze ponies came out of the Fontainebleau Hotel in South Miami Beach when it closed many years ago.”

Some of the items are of particular interest for business owners like Michael Lund.  He’s shopping for items to put in his Fall River floating tiki bar, the Tipsy Seagull.

Lund says, “My guests right here on the side of me would certainly be great around our bar, because we are an outdoor bar and only open in the summer, so this is exactly our theme.”

If you missed Friday’s preview, you’ll have another chance Saturday morning before the auction goes live at 11am.  You can bid in person or online.

Visit the auction website here:

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