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After months-long delay, Red Rose Inn auction scheduled for Saturday

PLANT CITY — The Red Rose Inn auction that was canceled in August is back on for Saturday.

The Inn was once a thriving dance destination and hosted charity balls and live music. Select VIP luxury rooms with a Victorian-era theme made visitors feel like they were in Gone With the Wind.

But financial troubles shuttered the business in 2015. Now, the site is a rehab center and the last of the Red Rose Inn's items are finally going to auction.

The auction, first scheduled for August 2016, was canceled when the new owners of the property realized it was too difficult to renovate the building and sell the items at the same time.

So they pushed it off for several months — until this weekend.

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A listing for the auction on AuctionZip.com says all remaining dining, hospitality furniture and kitchen equipment will be sold. The items will be on display in the main ballroom, behind the newly opened White Sands Treatment Center.

Buyers can expect lavish furniture, décor, art, chandeliers, ornate mirrors and more.

A preview of the items is scheduled for Friday until 6 p.m.

The auction begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at 2011 N. Wheeler Street.

After months-long delay, Red Rose Inn auction scheduled for Saturday 04/21/17 [Last modified: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:32am]
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