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More Toys R Us Properties Hit Auction Block

More than 120 Toys R United States stores are now on the auction block, with the last of the company’s U.S. shops arranged to close Friday.

A Virginia bankruptcy court on June 28 authorized an initial bid date of July 16 for 123 Toys R Us residential or commercial properties owned by Toys R United States Residential Or Commercial Property Co. II LLC. An auction for the insolvent company’s intellectual assets is set for Aug. 6.

The business’s portfolio includes 112 owned shops, 11 ground leasehold interests and 10 other possessions with income potential. The large majority are on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Financial advisory and asset management company Lazard is the investment lender and A&G Realty Partners is the real estate broker managing the sale.

” It’s rare to have this lots of owned homes that come on the market at the same time, with this quality and caliber of property,” said Emilio Amendola, co-president of A&G Realty Partners.

Amendola compared the Toys R Us using to those of Heilig-Meyers, a retail furnishings store chain that went bankrupt in 2000, with one caveat – the Toys R United States shops remain in much better areas.

The Toys R United States shops are located in 29 states, with 18 each in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A&G Realty said Toys R United States has invested $1.5 million, typically, in each retail property given that 2002.

Brad Umansky, president of Rancho Cucamonga, CA-based Progressive Property Partners, stated the superior conditions of many shops will interest retailers, but he likewise said other designers will eye the homes with interest.

” I’ve already heard of people talking about it,” he stated.

The order authorizing the auction was issued in U.S. Insolvency Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The business, based in Wayne, NJ, applied for Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy last September. It once operated in 735 locations but has actually not reported a profit in five years.

Toys R United States is closing its staying 200 approximately U.S. shops by Friday. It will continue to operate some shops worldwide.

Rob Smith, Retail Press Reporter CoStar Group.

Fortunate Dragon auction delayed in Las Vegas

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Nevertheless, less than twenty percent of those visitors are from other countries. More > LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- The Lucky Dragon hotel and gambling establishment auction has been delayed. An auction was scheduled to occur on Tuesday morning.

It is now arranged to occur on Feb. 22 at the exact same time, 10 a.m., due to the beneficiary’s demand.

The home opened in November 2016. 10 months later on the gambling establishment received a default notification for a $90 million loan, which was the very first sign that the residential or commercial property was struggling. In December, just past the one-year anniversary, the property laid off workers when gaming and restaurant sections halted operations.

The property aimed to draw in Asian tourists and draw them away from well-established casinos. The Lucky Dragon also cannot interest residents. During its opening, the video gaming floor was filled with popular Asian video games like baccarat and had actually restricted blackjack and no craps tables.

The nine-story resort hotel with 27,500 square feet of gambling establishment area sits on a 2.5-acre lot on the north end of the Strip.

The auction will happen at Nevada Legal News at 930 South 4th Street, near Charleston Boulevard and Coolidge Opportunity.

Nevada Legal News said a last minute personal bankruptcy or outside investors could stop the sale.

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Mecum auction turns Las Vegas into '' motorcycle capital''.

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class=” photo” src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/01/20170602_Sun_Motorcycle_Auction_LE5_t653.jpg” alt=” Image “/ > Las Vegas Sun Guests mill about the lots of bikes up for quote throughout the Mecum Las Vegas Motorbike Auction at the South Point, Friday, June 2, 2017.

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Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018|2 a.m. Winter season weather makes January a bleak time for bike riders in much of the United States, however an event in Las Vegas provides a warm area on the calendar.

The yearly Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction has actually turned into a meeting place for bike lovers around the globe, stated Ron Christenson, president of Mecum’s MidAmerica Motorbike Division. Although the sale is the centerpiece, Christenson stated bike groups like the Antique Motorbike Club of America have actually started convening coinciding with it.

” In our 27 years in Las Vegas, we’ve seen it end up being the mecca for classic motorcycle individuals,” he said. “It’s really become a social event there.”

This year’s auction begins today at South Point with 4 days of sales and associated occasions.

More than 1,200 bikes are arranged to go on the block, varying from costly rarities to non-running project bikes for home mechanics.

In 2015, the auction set a record of more than $13 million in sales, with a 92 percent sell-through rate.

This time around, a rising economy and a strong group of bikes for auction have organizers feeling positive.

” I think the economy has actually made individuals believe maybe I will put my cash into something I can touch,” Christenson said. “We saw this back in the big boom, too, in the early 2000s, where obviously individuals were putting some money into the stock exchanges, however there was likewise the reward to put it into something tough and cold.”

If you’re interested in purchasing or just coming as a spectator, here are a couple of things to know:

– This year’s stock includes motorcycles from numerous impressive collections. They include more than 160 off-road bikes from Tom Reese’s Moto Armory, which Christenson said houses “some of the very best motocross bikes on the planet.” Collector Bob Weaver likewise is providing bikes from his collection of low-mileage 1970s and 1980s superbikes, much of which are street-legal variations of racing bikes.

– There are still plenty of brought back and unrestored bikes for purists, however “cafe racer” type bikes are hot. The term came from England, where bicycle riders would speed from cafe to coffee shop on production bikes they had actually personalized with racing-style handlebars, solo seats, shortened fenders, high-performance engine parts and other adjustments aimed at minimizing weight and enhancing horsepower. Now, the design is back.

” You’ll see a ’60s or ’70s stock bike– an Accomplishment, a BSA, a Harley-Davidson– and they have a retail worth of $8,000 to $10,000 at the auction,” Christenson said. “However if someone has souped up the motor and put disc brakes on it, better exhausts, punched out the motor to 80 to 90 horsepower compared to the original 40 or 50, put the larger tires on it with brand-new suspension and forks on it that makes it handle like a brand-new motorbike but looks old, it’ll bring $15,000 to $20,000.”

– Early American models also are appealing to purchasers.

” I’m talking back to 1911 to 1920,” Christenson stated. “And not just the Harley-Davidsons and Indians. I don’t think a great deal of people understand that in 1912 and 1913, there resembled 200 makers of motorcycles simply in the United States alone. World War I took most of them out, and exactly what took the rest of them was that they just could not keep up with the innovation of Harley and Indian.”

– Bidder registration is readily available for $200 at the auction, which includes admission for two individuals to each day of the occasion. General admission tickets are available at the door for $30, with kids 12 and younger confessed totally free. Doors open at 8 a.m. daily, with bidding starting at 1 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

– The Las Vegas auction has taken advantage of a tech interruption. Christenson said one factor the Las Vegas sale has actually grown is because of the web’s impacts on swap meets, which as soon as were magnets for collectors and classic bike lovers.

” You used to be able to obtain all the parts you required for your 1915 Harley at a swap fulfill, now you can purchase it on the web and there’s not much reason to go to one,” he stated. “So Las Vegas has actually kind of changed a great deal of that, just since the swap satisfies are not like they utilized to be.”

To find out more, see the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction page.

Mecum to provide 1,000 automobiles for very first auction in Las Vegas

contact) Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017|4:30 p.m. A company that has staged several successful bike auctions in Las Vegas will be back next month with its first sale for cars and truck collectors in the valley.

Mecum Auctions announced that its occasion, arranged for Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, would feature an approximated 1,000 vehicles from some 20 surrounding states and Canada.

Amongst the cars and trucks most likely to draw high bids are a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra roadster, a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster and a two-owner 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, a factory-modified, NASCAR-inspired muscle automobile.

Collector Les Quam will offer 11 cars, consisting of five Dodge Vipers and a rare 1968 Camaro.

“The quality of cars and trucks that our consignment group has actually assembled for our very first collector-car occasion in Las Vegas is exceptionally excellent, and I highly encourage everybody to go to Mecum.com to preview the incredible lineup for themselves,” said Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s vice president of marketing and presentation, in a press release. “While we are certainly no complete strangers to the city of Las Vegas, we are enjoyed be bringing a frequently arranged Mecum collector-car experience to town this November.”

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. General admission tickets are readily available online beforehand for $20, and for $30 at the door and online after the start of the sale. Bidder registration is $100 online in advance and $200 after the auction gets underway.

Doors will open daily at 8 a.m., with auctioning starting at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. the following days. Anybody interested in consigning an automobile for the auction must visit the company’s site or call 262-275-5050.

'' Motown Mansion ' contents being sold in auction, estate sale

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DETROIT– The public will have the ability to celebrate Detroit’s musical history by taking part in an estate sale and live worldwide auction of the contents of the “Motown Estate.”

The 10,500-square-foot (975-square-meter) house as soon as owned by Motown Records’ founder Berry Gordy Jr. will be cleared of its contents in early October, MLive reported.

Gordy lived in your house from 1967-1969, at the peak of his label’s success with stars such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Marvel. He sold it to Cynthia Reaves in 2002, and Reaves sold the residential or commercial property in August, leaving her with a wealth of memorabilia to unload, consisting of Gordy’s Steinway piano, fashion jewelry, images of Gordy with Motown stars and initial pressings of Motown songs.

“We want to have this incredible occasion,” stated Aaron Siepierski, owner of Aaron’s Estate Sales of Birmingham.

More ordinary things, consisting of cookware, furniture and regular home products, will be up for grabs at the three-day estate sale and a live international auction event that could feature a see from Motown stars. The dates for the sale will be settled by the second week of September.

Siepierski stated some of the personal property that came with your home came from Diana Ross.

“As we entered into the items and history … we thought, ‘We can bring this to a worldwide marketplace,'” Siepierski said.

Reaves prepares to have a nonprofit company at the sale to charge a nominal admission. She stated she wants the sale to feel like an area event that celebrates its connections to each house.

“There’s going to be something for everybody,” Siepierski said. “Things will be cost effective through a complete price variety.”

Gearhead heaven: Las Vegas motorbike auction offers 600-plus bikes

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Ric Anderson/ Las Vegas Sun personnel Bidding in the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is arranged to get underway Friday, June 2, 2017, at the South Point Display

Friday, June 2, 2017|2 a.m. With wheels about as huge around as a soccer ball and a leading speed that wouldn’t get you ticketed on most Las Vegas streets, the 1974 Honda Trail 70 up for bids in the Mecum Las Vegas Bike Auction might not seem nearly as excellent as the custom chopper sitting two bikes away.

But take a better look with a qualified eye, like Rick Doughty’s, and the little Path 70 more than holds its own with its flame-painted next-door neighbor.

“There were a number of guys looking at it, and one told the other he believed it would opt for about $3,000,” said Doughty, who’s been buying and bring back bikes for Thirty Years. “I stated, ‘Look at the odometer.’ It has 2 miles on it. To find a machine that’s been maintained so well over a lot of years is remarkable.”

Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Release slideshow”Doughty estimated that the Path 70, one of more than 600 bikes on the block

in the auction, would cost $5,000 or more. Okay for a bike that cost about $700 brand-new, according to Doughty. Doughty is among numerous hundred buyers expected to end up for the

two-day auction, which starts today at South Point’s Exhibition Hall. They’ll be bidding on bikes varying from antiques from the early 1900s to powerful

modern-day makers like the stripped-down, bare-steel 2010 Confederate P120 Fight Fighter, which appears like a Terminator robot on wheels. The bikes in between show the progression of motorcycle design. There are 1910s Harley-Davidsons and

Indians that look more like bikes with engines than contemporary motorbikes, 1930s and 1940s street cruisers with art deco-style flared fenders, a great deal of 1960s and 1970s motorcycle and modern sport bikes and street cruisers. Mecum’s last Las Vegas auction, held in January, yielded more than$13 million in sales, with 868 of the 949 bikes on the block being sold. Doughty, the owner of Vintage Iron bike repairs in Yorba Linda, Calif., said that he expected this week’s bidding to be brisk. He was among purchasers who turned

out for a sneak peek Thursday.”Like whatever, the(motorcycle collector and remediation)market dropped off in 2008, but it’s been returning up ever since, “he said.”I ‘d say we’re above the pre-recession level now.”The top seller in January was a 1912 Henderson Four that cost$490,000. Today’s included items consist of a motorcycle as soon as owned by actor Charles Bronson, a sidecar-equipped 1937 Harley-Davidson and

an unusual 1971 Honda coffee shop racer. Doors open at 8 a.m., with auctioning scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Tickets are$30.

Jerry Garcia'' s guitar truckin' ' to auction, could fetch $1M.

Friday, May 5, 2017|8:53 a.m.

New York City– Jerry Garcia’s tailor-made guitar is truckin’ to auction in New York City.

The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar is called Wolf. Guernsey’s auction house says it’ll be offered May 31 at Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling street, restaurant and place for music shows.

The proceeds will go to the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.

The guitar is being sold by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and film director bought it in 2002 at Guernsey’s for $790,000. It might surpass $1 million this time.

The auctioneer states Wolf initially appeared in a 1973 New York efficiency the Grateful Dead offered for the Hells Angels.

Garcia played Wolf everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to New york city’s Palladium and Egypt’s Great Pyramids.

The 1977 film “The Grateful Dead Motion picture” was directed by Garcia and includes substantial Wolf video footage.

Garcia died in 1995.

Bruce Jenner’s 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

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In this 1984 photo, U.S. decathlete Bruce Jenner stands with the 1984 Olympic Torch he finished Lake Tahoe.

Monday, July 6, 2015|11:38 p.m.

NEW YORK– The 1984 Summer season Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner finished Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could bring $20,000 or more.

It’s the very first significant piece of Jenner souvenirs to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner.

The 24-inch torch, featuring a brass finish and leather deal with, is being provided by Heritage Auctions at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago on July 30. The seller is Bob Lorsch, a Los Angeles benefactor and business owner who managed the Tahoe leg of the torch relay and secured Jenner’s involvement.

“This torch functions as a remarkable symbol that masculinity and feminineness are not equally exclusive,” said Chris Ivy, Heritage’s director of sports auctions. “The decathlon has long been considered the ultimate athletic proving ground. Jenner has actually played both gender roles masterfully.”

Jenner was approached to carry the torch as part of the Los Angles Summertime Olympic Games to aid support Caesars Tahoe’s program of returning to the local neighborhood and promoting location youth programs, said Lorsch. The hotel gambling establishment held a drawing for a possibility to win a place in the relay and sponsored 50 kilometers or about 31 miles of the Nevada route. Seven went to people and 42 to local companies. Jenner was asked to run the remaining kilometer or 1,000 meters.

“Caesars saw it as a tremendous opportunity … to do something more unique, never ever realizing that we would be developing what is really a piece of history that originated as a piece of sports history, then progressed as a piece of home entertainment history through the Kardashian legacy and ending up being a cultural phenomenon through the shift to Caitlyn,” said Lorsch.

“Besides trinkets and signed souvenirs, this is the very first piece of what I would think about considerable Jenner souvenirs to reach the auction block,” said Ivy.

Much better understood to a younger generation as the patriarch on “Keeping up With the Kardashians,” Jenner, 65, announced earlier this year that he was transitioning to become a lady. Vanity Fair ran glamour photos of him as Caitlyn.

A spokesman for Jenner didn’t react to a request for comment.

Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Nerve Award at the upcoming ESPY Awards on July 15 for her bravery for publicly coming out as a transgender female.

An E! Home entertainment network documentary series “I Am Cait,” portraying Jenner’s change from a guy to a female, will debut July 26.

Keep Memory Alive ‘Power of Love’ gala live auction raises $4.4 million

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Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Virginia Bocelli and Andrea Bocelli onstage at the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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It was such an utmost, star-studded night of glamour, glamour, wining, dining and megabucks that it may never be duplicated ever once again in Las Vegas.

Stars and VIPs included honoree Andrea Bocelli and his other half, Veronica; Caesars headliner Celine Dion, who flew in from Boston to duet with him; starlet Sharon Stone with Quincy Jones, birthday kid Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn; Westgate Las Vegas headliner Suzanne Somers and husband Alan Hamel; and 2014 honorees Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Likewise: singer Martina McBride; vocalist Robin Thicke; vocalist George Benson; “The Sopranos” star Steve Schirripa and his other half, Laura; vocalist Clint Holmes and his other half, Kelly Clinton-Holmes; TELEVISION personality Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella; and Stratosphere headliner Claire Sinclair (“Pin Up”).

It was the 19th yearly “Power of Love” fundraising gala for our Keep Memory Alive charity that moneys the work and research of our downtown Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health that battles Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative brain conditions. Our thanks to Richard Corey for his video of the arrivals carpet.

MGM Grand Garden Arena was amazingly transformed from a sports and performance place into a glittering and magical fairytale for 1,500 guests. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis and Wolfgang Puck’s chefs served a fantastic four-course supper with 150 sommeliers putting classic Dom Perignon and wines. Giada, after all the effort in the household kitchen, introduced George Benson onstage.

Tunes by Gloria, Martina and Robin were psychological and moving, however the night came from Italian superstar Andrea, who was introduced by Sharon (“Basic Impulse,” “Gambling establishment”). He first sang “Voglio Vivere Cosi,” followed by “Mamma” in Italian with an orchestra of 40 and your house band of 10 others led by conductor William Ross and musical director Greg Phillinganes.

Andrea in a homage to Las Vegas and Elvis Presley switched to English for “Cannot Assist Falling In Love” and afterwards ended his four-song set with longtime fan favorite “Con Te Partiro.”

He then welcomed Celine to the phase, and together they sang “The Prayer.” It was her first time singing in public because the yearlong absence from her Colosseum reveals to take care of husband Rene Angelil and his ruthless fight with throat cancer.

She ‘d flown in from his bedside at Massachusetts General Healthcare facility in Boston and after the performance flew directly back to him. “Rene desired me to come, and, after making the pledge to go to, I wasn’t going to let anybody down” she said. Our special Q+A with Celine was posted a few hours ago.

Celine’s voice was in excellent kind: incredible, angelic and wonderful. It was as if the duo had never ever stopped vocal singing together. No lyric sheets or music in front of them. No TelePrompTer with the words. Everyone in the arena, from servers to guests, was enthralled and teary-eyed throughout the cheers and standing ovation.

“Just enchanting, overwhelming and beyond stunning,” KMA founder Larry Ruvo informed me. Larry also made a toast to Siegfried commemorating his 75th birthday at the gala. It was such an emotional night that authorities at NV Energy made a contribution of $1.3 million. However the cash didn’t stop there.

I had the honor and advantage to serve as the voice of KMA as MC of the auction. Twelve couples each shelled out $200,000 each for an Italian tour by Andrea with a visit to the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and a show at his house. Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire and The Band Perry are just a few of the stars also on the trip.

George Clooney’s invitation with new other half, Amal, his Casamigos tequila partner Rande Gerber and spouse cover girl Cindy Crawford to a celebration in London was acquired after perky bidding by two people for $100,000 each. 2 others paid $45,000 each for Andre Agassi’s personal tennis lessons, and one week at David Copperfield’s holiday paradise in the Bahamas cost $100,000.

4 days at Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island resort in the Caribbean generated $45,000. A fishing trip with star chef Michael Mina offered twice for $35,000 each; a San Diego Chargers game included $60,000; and luxury boat trips in the Mediterranean, Australia and British Columbia totaled up another $360,000.

An uncommon barrel of cognac with 250 personalized decanters for the golden liquid inside cost $200,000. Designer Frank Gehry contributed a youngster’s playhouse, which sold for $225,000; two sets of tickets to the winter Victoria’s Secret fashion show sold for $40,000 each; and Muhammad Ali’s boxing trunks from his Joe Frazier “Thrilla in Manilla” fight cost $120,000.

A stunning, custom-designed, 57.30-carat locket contributed by the Lynne Ruffin-Smith charitable foundation and its president, R.T. Smith, raised $80,000. In all, it was $4.4 million from the live auction, all which goes to the charity.

Earnings from additional silent auction items, ticket sales and individual table pledges of $85,000 to purchase a red flashing heart pin are still being totaled today and ought to all make it among the most successful fundraiser ever in Las Vegas.

Cleveland Center’s Dr. Toby Cosgrove commented: “We are dealing with among the best health crises in contemporary time. There are no cures. There are couple of good treatments. More and more Americans are aging into the high-risk years for activity disorders and amnesia. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and age-related dementia are rising to all-time highs.

“These are conditions that rob individuals of independence and identity. We are supplying hope and establisheding an enormous, full-scale effort to discover new treatments and cures. Here in Las Vegas, the Brain Health Center is offering the largest group of medical trials presently underway anywhere.”

KMA founder Larry Ruvo summed up: “Given that our opening a short 5 1/2 years earlier, our exceptional programs have actually permanently changed the course of the terrible brain diseases for the world. It’s all happened right here in Las Vegas, so this time what occurs in Vegas benefits the remainder of the world.

“We have the biggest neuroscience footprint in America. We have the No. 1 clinical-trial programs in America. We are recognized as one of the leading brain university hospital in America.”

Now today, with no time for rest, prepares get underway at the very first meeting Wednesday for next year’s star-studded, 20th yearly fundraiser. This one, already hailed as the very best yet, will certainly take some whipping, however Las Vegas can– and will– do it!

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years providing readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

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