Long lines form for first day of liquidation sale at The Lodge in Bettendorf

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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – A huge line of people snaked around The Lodge Hotel Thursday morning with some saying they hope to take home a piece of nostalgia while others just wanted a bargain.

“We’re looking for a deal. Yes, absolutley”, said one of those standing in line.

The doors opened to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday for a liquidation sale at the castle-themed hotel, located at I-74 and Spruce Hills Rd. in Bettendorf.
The liquidation company says everything in the building is up for grabs, from the poster beds, to light and bath fixtures, to the paintings on the wall.

“When we do a hotel like this across the country with about 100 150 unusual items that we catalog and give special part numbers to in this particular sale, we’re over 2,300. That’s 2,300 individual pieces here that are very unique, ” said Ron Getter, floor manager for the sale.

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“I don’t know what we’re going to find, but I’m sure it’s going to be unique.”

The project manager for the liquidation company says they purchased the contents from the owner, Platinum Hospitality Group. Platinum’s plans for the hotel are still unclear. The company said The Lodge would need to close for repairs; now its contents are being sold off. Calls to management have not been returned.

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