While Rue Dumaine closed its doors for service earlier this month, the doors are not closed yet closed for good at this Washington Township restaurant.
Chef Anne Kearney shared in her e-newsletter today that the auction site is now live and equipment, tables, chairs, mirrors, plates and more are all up for sale now via an online auction being conducted by Worley Auctioneers. Some of the contents have already been sold, Chef shared with us on our last visit to the famed eatery that Chef Maria from Nibbles is furnishing her new place in Miamisburg with some kitchen equipment. A restaurant regular bought most of the finer stem ware for his own entertaining.
To take a look at the six page listings of what is available, click here. The restaurant auction closes, beginning at 2 pm on July 19th. Every minute, 10 items will close.
Chef Anne says, “Above you will find a few of the beloved illustrations that adorned the walls of our restaurant thru the past 10 years. Rather than choose 1 of you to receive these beauties I have asked that you bid on the site then come to retrieve your goods on July 20th. I am honored to know that these silly drawings will be on the walls of your home.
Prepare yourself if you intend to stop in for the walk-thru day (July 18th) as the bar as just been dismantled in addition to the wine cellar, that was a tough one to witness.
Even if your not a food industry person there are several items available thru the auction site that may find a place in your home: copious amount of storage containers, countless beer glassware, gorgeous griddle atop a wheeled table, 5 wood barrels (Evan used numerous times for barrel aging), ginger beer snap-top bottles, votive holders….the list goes on and on.”
And while this is just the final task to close the doors on Rue Dumaine, Chef Anne still hasn’t made public here plans for what’s next in her life, but has shared that it will probably take her away from the Miami Valley. Wherever she lands, we wish her well and hope she’ll find some time for her!
But she has shared that she’d like to come back in a few years and do it again. We sure hope so!