By PJ Martin
The Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Auction Barn on Wednesday, November 2nd. Although the Auction Barn has been open and operating a thriving business with online live auctions for quite some time, the business has just recently opened its doors to more than auction sale pick-up.
The Auction Barn began when Covid closures caused Barn Lot Theater to cancel its planned productions. As a way of giving people a means to shop for needed items and still run the business, the Auction Barn was born. Many people now follow online item bids and live auctions. The business has also created a means to make donations to worthy causes such as to the tornado victims and the flood victims in Kentucky earlier this year.
Director Kyle Hadley said it best, “So we made it past our 40-year mark and we continue to expand here in downtown. One of our biggest goals is to get business back on the square. Hopefully, over the next few years, you’re gonna see that with the TOPPS building as we get our theater moved in there, and eventually, the Auction Barn will be relocated there as well. I think that’s the goal everybody has is to see business back on the square and develop Edmonton to where it was in its glory days. That is our big goal for Barn Lot, is to get people on the square and stay on the square and make Edmonton the best it can be.”
The Auction Barn has a lot of Christmas décor and gift wrapping, and other home needs. Be sure to tune in to their live auctions on Facebook and get some really good deals on your holiday shopping. You never know just what will be up for bid.
The Auction Barn is located at 107 North Main Street between Herbert Sparks Law Office and the Government Center. The Auction Barn is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.