Fully equipped, turnkey 16,544 square-foot restaurant and 9 acres located off busy exit of I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison to sell at auction subject to owner confirmation of high bid
Miller Land and Livestock announces the public auction of The Gobbler Supper Club according to Ray Miller, auctioneer.
Designed by architect Helmut Ajango in 1966 for local turkey farmer Clarence Hartwig, this 16,544 square-foot building on up to nine acres includes a revolving bar, restaurant and banquet facility that seats 350 patrons. It is a turn-key entertainment facility with a liquor license.
“This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a turn-key entertainment operation at auction prices,” said Miller. “Or the keen investor could turn this property into a variety of profitable businesses, taking advantage of this location right off the I-94 corridor in Johnson Creek with over 65,000 cars passing the site each day.”
The revolving bar seats 34, and came from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Chicago. Every feature is unique about this facility, from the circular sloped roof designed to look like an abstract turkey to the quartz crystal and lava rock imported from a volcano in Mexico on exterior. The current owners have installed a lot of new equipment and systems, as well as painting and renovating the interiors.
“This is an incredible opportunity,” said Miller. “The Gobbler was a destination restaurant in the 1960’s and 70’s. The entry hall between the staging area and the restaurant is lined with 1,500 square feet of petrified wood. You cannot buy that anymore. We’ll be selling it by the piece by the pound.” He explained that if the property doesn’t sell in its entirety, then they will auction the contents separate from the real estate.
The auction will be held on-site on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at 10am. Bidders are encouraged to do their due diligence prior to bidding. Bidders must register prior to bidding. The auction is open to the public.