BOSTON (AP) — An auction of items from Boston's landmark Locke-Ober restaurant has attracted 200 bidders looking to claim items including salt and pepper shakers, old menus and a pool table.
The Boston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/YLmF5r ) that proceeds from Friday's auction at Locke-Ober will go to the building's new owners. The venerable restaurant closed in October.
Boston lawyer Paul McDonough stopped by the auction to bid farewell to an establishment he had visited for nearly 50 years. He calls Locke-Ober's closure "bittersweet."
The restaurant about a block from Boston Common opened in 1875 and had hosted political celebrities including John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton. It was also a regular destination for Spenser, the fictional Boston detective created by author Robert Parker.