Mr. Lucky’s Is Going Up For Auction

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Mr. Lucky's landmark motion   on  Grand Avenue.EXPAND

Mr. Lucky's landmark motion on Grand Avenue.

Benjamin Leatherman

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Got hundreds of thousands of dollars burning a spread successful your slope account, pardner? Mr. Lucky’s, the iconic and long-defunct Grand Avenue state bar, nightclub, and venue, is headed for the online auction artifact successful precocious July.

According to existent property broker NAI Horizon, the 20,865-square-foot spot located connected Grand adjacent 37th Avenue volition beryllium the absorption of a two-day online auction by the institution opening astatine 9 a.m. connected Tuesday, July 19. Bids volition reportedly commencement astatine $300,000 and volition beryllium accepted done 11:59 p.m. connected Thursday, July 21.

(Anyone funny successful bidding connected the spot tin registry done TEN-X, a commercialized spot auction institution handling the auction.)

Matt Harper, 1 of the existent property agents with NAI Horizon handling the property, tells Phoenix New Times they expect it volition beryllium sold during the auction.

“There’s been a batch of involvement successful the property,” Harper says. “We’ve had beauteous bully traction and enactment connected it.”

Harper says the auction volition see the 4.4-acre batch lodging the spot and its towering neon sign, which depicts a jester-like harlequin and is adorned with a ample marquee that utilized to advertise the assorted performers that would gig astatine the club.

Mr. Lucky's hasn’t operated arsenic a nightclub oregon events venue since the precocious 2000s. It’s hosted a fewer antithetic businesses implicit the past decennary oregon so, including a furnishings store and restaurant, but has mostly remained vacant. California businessman Minassian Vahak has owned the spot since 2005, per Maricopa County records.

First built successful the mid-1960s by Phoenix restaurateur Bob Sikora, Mr. Lucky’s was a cornerstone of Arizona’s state euphony country for respective decades. Artists similar Waylon Jennings roseate to fame astatine the venue and superstars similar Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, Charley Pride, and Marty Robbins performed regularly.

In 2015, the spot had little stints arsenic a furniture store and restaurant (signage for some failed businesses inactive dot its exterior). The spot has remained vacant from 2016 onward. It's been up for merchantability aggregate times successful caller years.

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