More restau­rant as­sets from Cape Town air­port go un­der the ham­mer

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AUCTIONS -

FOL­LOW­ING the suc­cess­ful auc­tion of equip­ment and fit­tings from the Dros Restau­rant at Cape Town In­ter na­tional Air­port early this month, those from two more air­port eater­ies are to be sold by West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers.

Juicy Lucy and the Sports Café have been closed be­cause of the re­vamp un­der way at the air­port.

With only 10 staff mem­bers from West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers, the as­sets of the two restau­rants were dis­man­tled, loaded and moved early on Sun­day.

They are to be sold at a large ca­ter­ing auc­tion to be held at 11am on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19, at the West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers’ auc­tion house in Brack­en­fell.

The eco­nomic cli­mate has meant that the past few months have been busy for the auc­tion­eers, who have han­dled as­sets from 11 restau­rants.

As spe­cial­ists in ca­ter­ing equip­ment, they broke their own record when they re­moved the as­sets of four restau­rants in one week.

At­ten­dance at their auc­tions has in­creased con­sider- ably over the past six months, with new res­tau­ra­teurs flock­ing to buy equip­ment and restau­rant fur­ni­ture.

Even with 250 lots at an av­er­age ca­ter­ing auc­tion, it takes the auc­tion­eers less than two hours to fin­ish the auc­tion.

There is a cof­fee bar on site where bid­ders may take a break.

Char­ity auc­tions are also a large part of West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers' busy sched­ule of events.

This fam­ily-run busi­ness be­lieves in giv­ing and sup­port­ing where it can.

It has em­barked on a num­ber of projects to as­sist the com­mu­nity – if not with fi­nances, then with ex­per­tise.

Auc­tion­eer Stef Olivier took part in a re­cent fundrais­ing evening at the Kelvin Grove.

Lo­cal celebri­ties showed their sup­port on the evening, dur­ing which some ex­cel­lent lo­cal art­work was auc­tioned, as well as a World Cup rugby ball signed by Jake White and a cricket pho­tog raph signed by Graeme Smith.

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