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Contents of flooded downtown Spaghetti Warehouse are currently being auctioned off online

Here's your chance to own a piece of haunted Houston history, sorta.

 

Most of the contents from downtown's Harvey-ravaged Spaghetti Warehouse location are currently being auctioned off online.

While the chain has not made any further announcements regarding their plans to continue business in Houston, but they have appear to be unloading everything via online auction house Restaurant Equipment.

All items have a starting bid of just $1. Bidding ends on the morning of Dec. 14. According to the bidding site the winners of the items are to be responsible for the removal of the pieces they purchase at 901 Commerce.

The auction is online only.

 

Currently up for grabs are various pieces of kitchen equipment and interior decor. Ever had an eye on some of the location's curious antique hutches and stained glass doors? They're up for bid, with some water damage on the lower halves.

 

One of the most intriguing items is a hefty antique Mosler safe which the listing says would require a team to come and retrieve. It was built for the Melissa State Bank according to the listing.

The various chandeliers are up for bid too and seem to have escaped flooding from nearby Buffalo Bayou unscathed.

 

A heating cabinet appears to still have bread inside it. The moldy bread, hopefully, is sold separately.

Presumably the bread is from the location's last food service in late August before Harvey visited Houston for a few days.

 

All bidders must pick up their new toys by Dec. 18. What happens to the building after that is yet to be announced.

 

David Ayers, spokesman for the restaurant, told Chron.com in early September that the flood-prone building took on water up to the top of the first floor during Harvey.

On Thursday Ayers told Chron.com that the auction was by no means meant to indicate that the chain was leaving Houston altogether. They just need to lighten their load.

 

"These are items that can not be used going forward and need to be sold as is," Ayers said. "Some of the antiques were actually set aside to be used at the next location."

 

Spaghetti Warehouse  started in 1972 in Dallas and later spread to the southern and eastern regions of the United State. The Houston location opened in 1973 and at one time was the second-largest in the chain with two stories.

 

It's also, reportedly, somewhat haunted. No word on if the ghosts come with the auction items.

 

Craig Hlavaty is a reporter for Chron.com and HoustonChronicle.com. He's an intolerable native Texan with too much ink in his skin and too much brisket stuck in his teeth.

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Craig Hlavaty

Reporter for Chron.com and the Houston Chronicle