AUSTIN – An estimated 250 bargain hunters and the sentimental showed up in force all day Monday at Carlos'n Charlie’s for an auction.
Anything and everything that wasn’t tied down was up for sale -- including countless beer signs, posters, neon signs, surf boards and tables.
The highest selling item was a Carlos'n Charlie’s neon sign, which sold for $1,900. A manager told KVUE News that someone later offered $3,000 for the same sign.
Pete Clark, a co-owner of Carlos'n Charlie’s, told KVUE Monday that it wasn’t just the drought which was the establishment’s nail in the coffin, but the prolonged nature of the drought.
Carlos'n Charlie’s has been a Lake Travis fixture for 19 years. It’s not clear what’s to become of the present space.
A co-owner told KVUE that more than one national business was talking to the property owner about moving in.
PHOTOS: Go here to see pictures of some of those items on the auction block.