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Hilltop Steakhouse to auction off goods from its famous restaurant

Posted by Your Town  December 3, 2013 09:14 AM

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The last roundup: these cattle are among the items for sale at auction later this month. Photo courtesy of McInnis Auctions


Does anyone need a mounted bison head? Your moment has arrived.

Just in time for Christmas, auctioneers on Dec. 14 will sell off the Hilltop Steakhouse's trove of loot, some of it standard restaurant equipment like chairs, bars, ovens and grills, and some of it just a bit more kitschy. The Route 1 restaurant closed in October.

Among the items: 24 Tiffany-style chandeliers, the mounted bison heads, 11 carved wood cigar store Indians, more than 60 Hilltop poster signs and other memorabilia, reproductions of Frederic Remington bronzes and prints, and many other Native American and Western paintings and prints.

And what about the famous cattle and cactus sign outside the Route 1 landmark?

"The sale will include one full baby cow, that had been stolen and recovered, and many mounted fiberglass cow heads from the interior,'' said Linda Greenstein, spokesman for McInnis Auctions, which is handing the sale.

The cattle that were outside the building, however, have already been sold, and the Hilltop cactus sign is not part of the auction.

Prospective buyers can come by on Dec. 13 to view the items. The auction itself will take place in two stages -- one for restaurant equipment at 10 am and a second at 2 pm. for the furnishings, memorabilia and other decor. In all, there are 1,000 items.

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