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Press Release – Rosie’s Diner To Be Auctioned Online

March 1, 2012

From a LastBid Real Estate press release…


-Worlds Most Famous Diner –

going to AUCTION!

In Cooperation with Secured Creditors – 4.5 acres, Historical Diner Cars including the Worlds most famous diner “ROSIES DINER”, will all be sold intact to one bidder.


ROCKFORD, MI- Rosie’s Diner, made famous by the Bounty® paper towel commercials featuring Nancy Walker who played Rosie the waitress, cleaning up spills with “the quicker picker upper” is going to auction! Built by the Paramount Dining Car Company in 1946 as a Deluxe model Diner, it was originally named the “Silver Dollar Diner” and resided in Little Ferry, New Jersey. In early 1991, the diner was loaded up and four days, 10 flat tires, and one fire later, it had found a new home in Rockford, Michigan. This diner and 3 others including: the “Uncle Bob’s diner, built in 1947 by Jerry O’Mahony Dining Car Company, and the 2 car “Garden of Eatin” from Fulton, New York are all joined together on one property. This is likely the finest collection of diners in America in one Location. Currently set up as restaurants, sports bar, and ice cream parlor with over 6000 sq.ft. of space and miniature golf course, the Auction will offer someone a rare opportunity to operate a historic landmark!


Recently closed on October 2, 2011, the current owners, in cooperation with secured creditors, have decided to utilize an Online Real Estate Auction in an effort to find a buyer for the property quickly.


According to Doug Heuker, President of LASTBIDrealestate, “an online auction allows the property to be exposed to a very broad audience as well as offers the convenience of competitive bidding from any location in the world. Given the historical nature of the dining cars and unique opportunity this auction provides, it is hard to say where a buyer may come from. Our feeling was that in order to achieve true market value, we needed to open the market up to the broadest spectrum possible which is why we recommended this format.”


The Auction will be held April 26, 2012 and all bidding will be done at

More information about the property and auction process can be found there as well.


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