From Green Window Shutters To Forks And Spoons, Mount Vernon Restaurant Up For Auction

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Posing in front of the Mount Vernon in 1978
Posing in front of the Mount Vernon in 1978

From the green wooden window shutters to the forks, knives and spoons, the landmark Mount Vernon Restaurant is up for auction.

Marc Gravitt, of Gravitt Auction, said there will be an online auction starting Thursday morning and running through Saturday at noon.

It will be handled as a "staggered close," he said. The first item will go first, then the second 30 seconds later, and so on.

Bidders can place a bid manually or can submit a maximum bid on an item.

Mr. Gravitt, who said he ate often at the popular restaurant at the foot of Lookout Mountain, said the list includes all the kitchen equipment, the tables and chairs, the art work on the walls, a large mixer, and on and on.

Longtime Mount Vernon fans can get one last peek inside during hours of inspection. They will be Friday from 9-4 and Saturday from 9-noon.

The Mount Vernon lasted for 63 years, but it closed abruptly at the first of the year.

Mr. Gravitt, who has handled the close out of quite a few other longtime Chattanooga eateries, said the owners plan to keep the property and re-develop the site.

 



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