1960s “Motel” monument sign - Aqua City

Listing Number: 55056765 | Minneapolis, MN US | Hennepin County 28 Seller's Other Auctions

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Auction Details

Starting Bid: $5.00
Current Price: $1,875.00  
Buy Now Price $0.00
Reserve Price Met  
Buyer's Fee: 8.00%
Start Date
End Date  [Extended]
Bid History 54 Bid(s)  
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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 www.municibid.com/pay. 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 5739 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 masonry 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 not occupied. Buyer and buyer’s contractors shall provide all equipment, labor and incidentals required to safely remove the sign and protect 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. 
  • Sign needs to be removed between 6/1/2023 and 6/15/2023.   

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: 4/28/2023 1:14:03 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 5739 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN.
Pickup Location Details 5739 Lyndale Ave., S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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"I want this sign but I’ve never purchased anything like this. Picking it up sounds involved, can someone walk me through it? Am I able to rent a truck to do this? Do I have to hire someone? "
- Asked by #55223069 03/14/2023 07:52 PM
The buyer will be responsible for securing any required permits from the city of Minneapolis. The buyer will need to provide $2M Commercial Liability Insurance. The County has disconnected the power to the sign. The buyer will need to likely remove bricks as needed to access the framing. Secure sign to crane for removal. Torch sign at connection points for removal. Load onto trailer. Due to the requirement for Commercial Liability insurance and the use of a crane for lifting the sign, the buyer will likely have to hire a contractor to remove the sign.
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:36 PM
"is it correct bidding was extended by 10 days? Are the extending the removal period as well?"
- Asked by #55225469 03/20/2023 05:27 PM
Yes. The department wanted us to extend the due till 3/31
-Answered on 03/20/2023 05:36 PM
"The brick base holding the aqua city sign Has large cracks in it and will most likely suffer damage when sign is removed...will this be an issue or is the plan to remove that anyways..?? "
- Asked by #55336895 03/20/2023 07:46 PM
Yes, the plan is for the brick base to be removed by our demo contractor after the sign is removed
-Answered on 03/31/2023 01:26 PM
"Why does the auction end date keep moving back? That is not how an auction is supposed to work. "
- Asked by #40682947 03/30/2023 01:06 PM
We are encountering unanticipated delays in securing city authorization for the demolition of the entire site, the sign cannot be removed until the process for the entire site is complete.
-Answered on 03/31/2023 01:27 PM

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.