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Golden Pheonix Auction

 
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mustangmike



Joined: 21 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Tue 07, 2006 7:51 pm    Post subject: Golden Pheonix Auction Reply with quote

Just an F.Y.I. if anyone is interested. We just got back from Reno, and found the Golden Pheonix closed and they are currently auctioning of a lot of its contents. The auction is going on today (Tues. 2/7) and tomorrow. Today they were auctioning off most of the showroom contents. Lots of lighting and sound equipment. Tomorrow will be assorted hotel stuff, tvs, clothing, signage and gaming stuff. Lot of slot and poker machines, keno boards, craps and roulette tables, and felts. If you are in town it is worth a trip just to go see. Today there were very few bidders and stuff was going dirt cheap.

Mike
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llkraus



Joined: 28 Dec 2005
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Location: Tyler, TX

PostPosted: Feb Wed 08, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this sudden? I don't remember reading anything about announcements or plans to close it. What will happen to the location? Is there another casino going in or will it sit vacant?

GP was never one of my favorites, but I was still suprised to hear this.

llk
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remano



Joined: 20 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Wed 08, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Was this sudden? I don't remember reading anything about announcements or plans to close it. What will happen to the location? Is there another casino going in or will it sit vacant?"

It was announced well in advance, last Fall or thereabouts. It ended up closing a month or so ahead of schedule because all the staff were jumping ship and they didn't have enough people to keep it open, or so they said.

It is now encircled by a big chain link fence and they are starting to condominimize it (what else?)

In other condo news I read recently that the plans to convert the long vacant eyesore, Kings Inn, call for the addition of 7 or 8 more stories on top of the existing structure. This I gotta see. Hope those footings hold up.
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john
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Joined: 17 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Wed 08, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to see the King's Inn pushed into the train trench.
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stan_allen



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Feb Wed 08, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: I love the King's Inn! I stay there often.... Reply with quote

Come on - by now, The King's Inn should be designated as a historic landmark, and enshrined in a coat of bronze.

The proximity to the mission is what gives it its incredible sheen of authenticity.
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