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Items from Belfast's Café Vaudeville go under the hammer at Wilson's auctions

Group operations director for Wilsons Auctions, Peter Johnston said the firm were delighted to be managing what will be a "unique" auction. Picture by William Cherry, Press Eye
Andrew Madden

A CHEETAH print lounge chair and artificial palm trees are just some of the items going up for auction as one of Belfast's top social spots prepares to move house.

Café Vaudeville's premises on Arthur Street was bought over by England-based Revolution Bar Group last year, with plans to install a Cuban-themed bar in its place.

As Café Vaudeville prepares to open a new venue within the next few months, Wilsons Auctions have been tasked with selling off the location's items.

Freezers, ice-makers, televisions and furniture will be going under the hammer next Thursday in the former bank and head offices of Dunville & Co whiskey distillers, with bidding also available on the Wilsons website.

Group operations director for the auction house, Peter Johnston said the firm were delighted to be managing what will be a "unique" auction.

"Having been at the heart of Belfast's social scene for 12 years this is an exciting time for investment into the hospitality industry in Belfast and we are thrilled to be part of this," he added.

"The interior of Café Vaudeville really exudes grandeur and luxury and I am confident this auction will create a lot of interest among the hospitality industry and clientele."

Viewing of the items will take place next Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 5pm.

Since it opened in 2005, Café Vaudeville has been a popular venue in the city, with its distinctive French interior and Art Nouveau style.

Wilsons Auctions is the largest independent auctioneer in the British Isles, with sites on both sides of the border as well as in England, Scotland and Wales.

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