Big stuff for sale by
AN auction of fixtures and equipment from Kaneohe Star Market has been set for Saturday.
Auctioneer "Surfer" Joe Teipel has been tapped to sell stuff, in time for a last-minute Girls' Day gift, though the time of the auction was not posted on his site and Teipel could not be reached.
If making sausage is your thing, at least one meat grinder will be offered, either a large industrial one, a table-top version, or both, according to the downloadable auction list.
If every time you bake bread you wish you had a nine-rack proofer, one of those will be up for grabs.
You'll never run out of freezer space for big bags of chicken thighs from the big-box store, if you're the high bidder on the walk-in freezer. Kitchen space for installation may be an issue, as it measures 22 feet by 12 feet by 9 feet.
Clearly, the items are more suitable for businesses, so a 12-foot magazine rack with lights could be the perfect thing for a doctor's office -- to display its years-old magazines.
Star Markets Ltd. confirmed to the Star-Bulletin in early December that it would close its Kaneohe store sometime after Feb. 5. A week later, the company confirmed it would leave Kahala Mall in March.
Another FM auction
Two Hawaii broadcasters may duke it out for a permit to build a radio station in Kailua-Kona, come March 7.
The Federal Communications Commission's Auction 70 will offer 120 radio station construction permits for predetermined frequencies, such as 96.7 FM in Kona --the only Hawaii airwaves involved.
A total of 28 applicants have indicated interest in bidding on the Kona permit, including Hilo-based New West Broadcasting Corp. and auction veteran victor, Visionary Related Entertainment LLC, based on Maui. However, while some applicants, like Visionary, have registered to bid on every permit, not all will bid on each one.
New West owns four stations on the Big Island, including KAOY-FM 101.5 in Kealakekua and KPUA-AM 670, KNWB-FM 97.1 and KWXX-FM 94.7 in Hilo.
Visionary will have 17 stations statewide, when pending construction is complete.
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