Contents of Avenue Lounge, Former "The Pad", Up for Auction
In a city known for historic landmarks one of the most iconic signs ever to adorn Downtown Covington's Madison Avenue advertised "Kentucky's Most Beautiful Girls". The large, lit-up sign that once promoted the presence of The Pad, a gritty girly bar from the city's less flattering era, can now be yours - if the price is right.
Christmas gift alert!
Five years ago the space that once housed The Pad, and before that an auto body shop, became the swanky Avenue Lounge, Covington's home for after-work conversation and pricey martinis. The space underwent a full, modern renovation and garnered a reputation for upscale comfort and live music complete with a large outdoor patio where cocktails were enjoyed in the midst of the hustle-and-bustle of Covington's central business district. When nightfall would come, however, Downtown and the Avenue struggled to attract a steady crowd of regulars and the lounge closed for good earlier this year.
With the building up for sale, the contents are up for auction and that includes The Pad's legendary sign and one stripper pole that remained firmly planted near the front window when the space became the Avenue.
"We are sorry to see our beloved Avenue has closed. Great people and great memories. The contents, of which there are many are being auctioned off. Come join us with your friends and maybe win a piece of history," reads the news release.
Those auctioning off the goods also note:
High end outdoor couches and chairs, tall commercial bar stools, tall bar tables, short commercial chairs and tables, table lamps, beautiful hand made hanging lights, computer, a variety of glassware, small vases, carpets, very large “sexy” sculpture, hand made light ﬁxtures, high end professional sound system (including 16 channel mixer and amps), large professional speakers, stage amps, multiple disc CD player, stage lighting, indoor/outdoor items, large commercial beer coolers, large commercial ice machines, large outdoor vases, steel shelving, glass wall shelving, stainless sinks, Point of Sale (POS) “Touch Screen” system, local art work, signage, 4 large Flat Screen TVs, barware, large tents, toasty outdoor heaters, waste baskets, disco ball, large hand built “portable” bars on wheels, folding tables, electrical. Lots of small cool stuff. Plus much more!Nostalgic Items: “The Pad” sign (4’ x 8’). Chrome covered brass dance pole and other “Avenue” items.
Special: 6 Burner Commercial Stove/oven and Salamander.
Catch the auction Thursday at 9:00AM (auction starts at 9:30AM) at 411 Madison Avenue. Rules for the auction will be provided at the door.
NOTE: All items “won” at auction will need to be removed after the auction and before 3:00PM on November 15th or Between 9:00AM and 1:00PM Friday November 16th. Winning bidder is responsible for physical removal of goods so bring persons able to lift and move large items if you plan on bidding on large items. Winning bidder will NOT receive a refund if items are not removed from premises by 1:00 pm Friday November 16th.