More restaurant assets from Cape Town airport go under the hammer
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.