At the end of business on Saturday, January 22, Rodney Utz shuttered his Rodney's in Tamarac Square, ending a nineteen-year run. The closure came even though Utz still had six years left on the lease -- but it would have been a lonely six years, since the rest of the project had emptied out over the past year, as Developers Diversity Realty launched plans to raze and redevelop the property.
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But tomorrow, you can buy your own piece of Rodney's: The contents of the restaurant will be auctioned off.
The goods up for sale include restaurant-specific equipment, like the range and grill, a steam table and a walk-in refrigerator. But anyone who is feeling particularly nostalgic for the old neighborhood joint might want to bid on the high-backed bar stools, cushioned dining room chairs or small wares. And the restaurant's LCD TVs are also available for purchase.