Spring Valley A&W items up for auction

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(ABC 6 News) – The A&W in Spring Valley is closing its doors after 66 years of service. A&W is most known for their coney dogs and their root beer floats.

Some people in Spring Valley have gone there as long as they can remember.

One of those people is Spring Valley City Council Member Luan Ruesink. “I grew up with A&W in town ever since I was a little girl.”

The restaurant had been suffering similar hardships to other restuarants in recent years.

“Right now, for any business, as we all know it’s hard to find employment; food costs are up,” said Grafe Auction Sales Representative Bret Walters.

Instead of throwing away the equipment or selling to another business, about 200 items from the store will be going up for auction. That includes everything from kitchenware and coolers to stools and signs.

Walters would not be surprised to see the signs be among some of the highest bid on items due to how rare they are nowadays.

“Especially now with A&W rolling out a whole new package of signage and things like that. So, some of this signage you’ll never see again,” Walters said.

With the closure of this location, the closest A&W to Spring Valley is the one in Apache Mall in Rochester, about 30 minutes away.

Despite the closure, people say the memories will last a lifetime.

“Many fond memories of going there with my brother after church, stopping there with my parents on a car ride. The fries and the root beer floats were probably favorite things,” Ruesink explained.

If you want more information on the auction, or interested in buying a piece of history, visit HERE.