December 08, 2012
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Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
New owners of the building where the 137-year-old Locke-Ober resided until it closed in October auctioned about 250 items from the restaurant Friday.
The bidding started in the dining room, where representatives from the Paul E. Saperstein Co. announced items.
Decor, furniture, restaurant and bar equipment, and fixtures from the cafe were auctioned.
This silver platter went for $850.
Some auction attendees were business owners, like Jim Keefe, who owns a second hand store. Others just wanted a piece of the restaurant for their homes.
Co-owner Jay Hajj said the money raised will be put towards the reconstruction of the space.
Once it re-opens in about a year, the new building will maintain a restaurant on the first floor and the upstairs dining rooms will be converted into condos.
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