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1960s “Motel” monument sign - Metro Inn

Listing Number: 55051282 | Minneapolis, MN US | Hennepin County 28 Seller's Other Auctions

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Auction Details

Starting Bid: $5.00
Current Price: $220.00  
Buy Now Price $0.00
Reserve Price Met  
Buyer's Fee: 8.00%
Start Date
End Date  [Extended]
Bid History 31 Bid(s)  
High Bidder m*****o
Page Views 5989

Payment Details

Payment in full is due not later than 3 working days from the date of the end of the auction. An invoice for payment will be sent via e-mail. Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer, Wire Transfer, or Cashier's Check, Certified Check or U.S. Postal Money Order will only be accepted. Checks shall be made payable to: municibid. Payments must be mailed to: Municibid.Com LLC P.O. Box 826469 Philadelphia, PA. 19182-6469 and postmarked no later the 2 working days from the date of the invoice for the award. Credit cards not accepted for payment of the winning bid amount. Winning bidders can view more payment information and pay for their item(s) at Please note: It may take 3 to 5 days to process your payment once it is received.

Item Description

Description/condition:  Classic 1960s motor-hotel sign with neon lettering.  Condition of neon unknown. Item is in used condition with scratches, peeling paint and other signs of wear. See photo.

Item is sold “as is". Please note condition in item description and photos.

Item may be reviewed from the parking lot at 5637 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. 

  • Buyer shall be responsible for safely and professionally dismantling or otherwise removing, loading and hauling away the sign. The steel and concrete base can remain.
  • Buyer shall schedule and coordinate removal with the county, with removal to be completed during normal weekday business hours no later than May 1, 2023.
  • County shall complete electrical disconnections prior to removal by buyer.
  • Prior to removal, the buyer shall provide to the county a written plan for the removal, including a safety plan.
  • The site is under renovation. Buyer and buyer’s contractors shall provide all equipment, labor and incidentals required to safely remove the sign and protect facility residents, personnel, the general public and other property.
  • Buyer shall provide any permits required by applicable authorities having jurisdiction, with the exception of electrical permits, which shall be provided by the county or the county’s electrical contractor. 
  • Buyer shall provide a certificate of insurance, naming Hennepin County as additional insured for general liability coverage. See attached insurance requirements.     

Winning bidder will be contacted by Hennepin County Facility Services staff. A county project manager will be assigned to coordinate to schedule removal. County staff are not available to assist with removal or loading of items.

-Added: 3/31/2023 1:00:01 PM

Additional information on this Auction

Will you ship this item No. Pickup only.
In person item inspection information Item may be reviewed from the parking lot at 5637 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN.
Pickup Location Details 5637 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

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"Will the buyer be liable for any permits "
- Asked by #55330444 03/17/2023 03:24 PM
The buyer will be responsible for securing any required permits from the city of Minneapolis.
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:37 PM
"What are the dimensions of the sign?"
- Asked by #55336309 03/17/2023 07:16 PM
The dimensions of the sign are unknown. A commercial contractor contacted earlier in the project noted that a 45 ton boom truck was required for sign removal.
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:38 PM
"Hi. How tall is it? Thx"
- Asked by #55341627 03/19/2023 11:39 PM
The dimensions of the sign are unknown.
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:38 PM
"Did you guys change the ending date to this auction?"
- Asked by #55341627 03/20/2023 05:17 PM
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:38 PM
"I’m traveling about 1500 miles to take this sign down should I win. Will you be arbitrarily moving the date again? "
- Asked by #55341627 03/20/2023 07:42 PM
-Answered on 03/29/2023 11:52 AM
"Now that the closing date has been pushed back will the removal date be pushed back as well "
- Asked by #55330444 03/23/2023 10:07 AM
Sign needs to be removed by 5/1/23
-Answered on 03/29/2023 11:52 AM

Item location This location is a general area based on the sellers zip code. It is not the specific address where the item is located.