VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – International Content Liquidations Incorporated, a Dayton Ohio based company, opened shop Thursday at the Executive Inn Hotel in Vincennes as part of a liquidation sale.
The company, which purchased the contents of the building, will spend the next two or three weeks in Vincennes using the hotel as a make-shift store to sell its furnishings.
“So today is the beginning of the end,” said James Long, project manager for ICL; he’s heading the effort to get the inventory out of the hotel. The Executive Inn closed its doors for business for good several years back. It’s owner, Mark Valdes, received notice in December the city would begin seeking bids to demolish the hotel.
However, before the bidding process began, Andrews Oil, an Illinois based company purchased the building. Part of the plan to renovate the area, involves the demolition of the hotel and selling its content inside.
“We’re going to be here as long as it takes to tell every stick of furniture out of this place, I expect two to three weeks but we’re going to be here 7 days a week,” said Long. Amid the hotel’s long historic, iconic history in Vincennes, much of the antiques for sale sat idle in the building’s main lobby.
“The thing that people are really excited about is just the low end bedroom furniture,” said Long. Besides bedroom furniture, other items were for sale as well: dishes, linens, lamps, power tools and kitchenware among other items.
Project managers projected more than 400 people had passed through the hotel by noon; it was unclear how many would attend the first day of the sale.
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