By Steve Rensberry, Editor
Local residents will have a chance for some real deals next week with a giant liquidation auction planned at the old Schuette’s Market store on Edwardsville Road.
The sale follows a gap of several months after the last two remaining Schuette’s stores in Troy and Breese were closed last September, when the company filed for bankruptcy.
Although estate Trustee Robert Eggmann announced this year that the properties had been sold to a holding company, their future use remains uncertain. Kues Bros., based in Aviston, was selected to prepare the Breese and Troy locations for the sale. A sale was held at the Breese SuperValu in mid-March.
The liquidation auction in Troy will take place over three days.
On Wednesday, April 17, merchandise will be marked down to 1/2 price, and will be first come, first serve for all merchandise on the shelves. People will be able to preview the merchandise from 4-5 p.m., with the sale scheduled for 5-9 p.m.
On Friday, April 19, merchandise will be sold at 75 percent off, with the sale running from 3-9 p.m.
On Saturday, April 20, the auction will start at 11 a.m. and will consist of an auction of store equipment and supplies in “Ring #1,” and the auction of full shopping carts full of merchandise in “Ring #2.” Buyers, the auctioneer states, “will bid on carts, and then walk through store and fill their cart level full.”
Equipment and supplies to be auctioned include: meat totes; tables w/cutting board tops; freezer wrap machine; microwaves; Mettler digital scale #PACT-M/Impact S; Lg. SS pans; step ladders; small SS tables; sm. carts, racks & dollies; wire shelving racks w/casters; Mesa 2-door safe; copy machine; NCI letter scale; misc hand tools; butcher knives; floor cones; benches; powered mobility grocery carts; display racks; pizza oven; sm deep freezes; Rug Doctor supplies; donut display case; shopping carts; alcohol advertising; wine racks; white Reveal boards; SuperNintendo game; 10 lb hanging scales; pallet forks; mop buckets; wood pallets; plus more, too numerous to mention.
Groceries and retail items to be auctioned include: soda & fruit drinks; greeting cards; baby formula; diapers; baby food; paper goods; pet food & supplies; medicines; candy; cereal; plastic baggies/wrap; laundry detergent; cleaning supplies; cookies; batteries; nuts; can goods; spices; cake mixes; baking goods; jello; peanut butter; BBQ sauce; coffee; sauces; bottled water.
The old Schuette’s store is located in the Troy Plaza, at 523 Edwardsville Road. Kues Bros. Auction Co., can be reached at 618-228-7395, or at www.kuesbros.com