Due to popular demand, Nye's restaurant kicks off auction early


It's almost been a week since Nye's Polonaise Room closed, bringing an end to its decades of polka music and traditional Polish food.

The 1950s spot has been a favorite to many, so it's no surprise that when owners announced they'd auction off parts of the restaurant, fans buzzed with excitement.

It was dubbed "Best Bar in America" by Esquire, after all.

Owner Rob Jacob told BringMeTheNews that demand was so high, he decided to kick off the auction a few days early.

Initially, the bidding – managed by Auction Masters – was scheduled to begin on Monday. But it kicked off Friday to give fans an extra weekend.

There are plenty of items and memorabilia up for grabs.

Some of the things people can bid on include Nye's famous piano bar, the piano, bar stools, gold booths – even the popular "Elvis booth" – plenty of signs, menus, decorative lights and antique plates. There are also kitchen items and plenty of utensils. Check out the full collection here.

According to Jacob, the items will come with a certificate of authenticity.

Bidding will continue through 6 p.m. on April 18. The next day is when people can stop buy to pick up their purchases.

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