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Iconic Downtown Phoenix Tom's Tavern Restaurant Auction

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  • Online Auction in Phoenix, AZ 85004

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May 18

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May 24

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TAX- Sales tax will be added to all qualifying purchases. If you are Tax-Exempt Bidder, you MUST submit a copy of your Tax-Exempt paperwork or your Tax ID Certificate prior to bidding. Out-of-State Bidders, upon auction end must notify Auction Nation, LLC, that items will be transported out-of-state in order for tax to be removed from the invoice. Proof of Out-of-State Residency MUST be provided.

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PHOENIX, AZ ONSITE Iconic Downtown Tom's Tavern Restaurant Auction

Bid online on all remaining assets from the historic Tom's in Phoenix. After 87 years in business, the place known for its great food and service is now closed. The auction features a huge selection of restaurant equipment, bar, tables, chairs, memorabilia, and much more! 

Auction details:

  • End Date: May 24, 2017 2:00 pm
  • Preview Times: Wednesday 5/24/17 from 9am to 2pm
  • Location: 2 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Load Out Times: Thursday 5/25/17 and Friday 5/26/17 from 9am to 3pm | #YouBetIBid


Phoenix, AZ (May 18th, 2017) - The historic Tom's Tavern restaurant in downtown Phoenix has now closed. Tom's location was converted to a burger joint from a City Morgue in 1929. Through their 87 years in business, Tom's has become known for their great food, service and business-friendly environment in downtown Phoenix. 

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“After careful consideration, Tom’s Tavern was forced to close on May 5th. Owner and Chef Jim Gallen expressed great disappointment with the closure and would like to thank the loyal customers who have been with Tom’s for the last 87 years. Tom’s Tavern has a rich history in Phoenix and has enjoyed serving many of our city’s finest.”, said Tom's Tavern in their statement. 

In another statement on their Facebook page, the restaurant stated the following sentiment: 

"Tom's is closed and no one is more disappointed than I. First I must thank the Bidwell's for giving me the opportunity to have a dream come true. Secondly, thank you to all the people who supported Tom's. They made our time together special. I must thank my staff for the tireless efforts in working to make Tom's successful."

Now, due to its closing, all of the equipment and remaining assets at the historic restaurant located in downtown Phoenix are being offered to the general public through a strategic partnership with Auction Nation, a national online auction company.  “This store contains everything from kitchen equipment and small wares to some of the most iconic memorabilia and decor,” says Mats Myhre, a company representative for Auction Nation. “To be able to bid on the entire Tom's Tavern is not only an amazing opportunity for those in the restaurant business but for anyone wanting a little piece of Phoenix history!"

The historic Tom's Tavern is located at 2 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004. All bidding will take place on the website and is online now through Wednesday, 05/24/17, at 12:00 PM. Registration is free, open to the public and only takes a few minutes.  There will be an open house preview Wednesday 05/24/17 from 9 AM to 12 PM. For full details and a complete schedule of the Phoenix, AZ historic Tom's Tavern liquidation auction, visit

Auction Nation is a nationwide online auction company specializing in commercial business liquidations and relocations. Auction Nation currently has operations in Phoenix, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Tucson, Albuquerque, Milwaukee, Portland, Pensacola, Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Antonio, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. They have quickly become one of the fastest growing privately held auction companies in the nation!

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