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The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently shuttered downtown's storied Cadillac Bar & Restaurant, but thanks to an estate sale, those with a kinship to the watering hole can purchase a piece of its history.
While a phone call to Estate Sales by K&D LLC shared that the Cadillac's ownership is revamping the space and has decided to sell the existing furnishings, a report from local TV station KSAT confirms
the permanent closure.
K&D LLC is the company conducting the sale.
According to the bar’s website, the building was constructed in the 1870s and features what are said to be the first electric streetlights in Texas.
Back in the day, the Cadillac was a meeting place for farmers and ranchers who headed downtown to do business. More recently, it's become a magnet for folks from all walks who enjoy having a drink in the dim, densely decorated space.
Those same decorations and furnishings are now up for grabs in an estate sale this Friday and Saturday. On the auction block are neon signs, commercial kitchen equipment, framed Cadillac Bar and Coca-Cola memorabilia, tables, chairs and barstools. Even the building’s massive chandelier is for sale.
According to the auction site
, the location of the sale will be announced Thursday — most likely at the bar itself. The auction will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3.
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