Monday, November 24, 2014

Dante's eclectic interior up for auction

ATLANTA (AP) — If you've ever wanted doors from the Land Bank of London, a two-story bar, or a 1933 Rolls Royce touring sedan, then Atlanta will be the place to be on Sept. 21.

That's when the eclectic interior of Dante's Down the Hatch restaurant will be auctioned off piece by piece.

The Atlanta landmark operated for more than 30 years in its Buckhead location before closing at the end of July. A luxury tower is planned for the site.

Before then the building is torn down, auctioneers plan to sell the many decorations, including antique cars, a Spanish Catholic confessional, and a pulpit brought over from Europe.

Restaurateur Dante Stephensen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) he's not happy about what's happening, but his restaurant may pop up again in another location.