Auctioneer Bernie Payne says he’ll auction the equipment at Poor Tony’s Restaurant & Lounge on Feb. 18 and that the building will be torn down later this spring.
The historic Elkhart restaurant fell on hard times in recent years. A couple of efforts to reopen it in the past several years failed.
On Dec. 1, a man shot himself in the parking lot after killing a woman at another location.
The auction at 2110 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, will include kitchen equipment (do you need a french fry cutter?), electric signs and dining room equipment. The sale bill says that “pictures of past restaurants in Elkhart” will also be sold.
“It’s in good shape. We got it all ready to sell,” Payne said.