Restaurant Supply Auctions

Restaurant Supply Auctions

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 31, 2005

Kitchen cleanout. Looking around for good kitchen resources, we came across this great article in the NYTimes: Restaurant Equipment, Dents Included, on the Block.

Here's a clip:

But what is bad news for restaurants can be good news for consumers: almost 70 percent of New York's 23,000 food establishments close or change hands within their first five years....

The result is an active auction industry that liquidates restaurant equipment, often at a 10th of list prices. These proceedings are open to the public and are advertised in newspapers."

The listings are in the NYTimes - Sunday - Job Market Section - New York Region.
It may not be the best way to find a few plates for your collection, but it could be a great way to stock a new kitchen or to find a heavy duty appliance that you couldn't otherwise afford. MGR

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