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So If You Want to Buy Bob's Steak & Chop House, You've Got Till November 2

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So, no, Bob's Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue didn't go on the auction block September 30, as we said would happen back in mid-August. Legal whatnot delayed the sale of Bob Sambol's bankrupt eatery. But yesterday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale gave the okee-doke to go ahead with an auction on November 4, with the opening bid starting at the $215,000 now being offered up by BSCH Management, LLC. And, of course, longtime Friends of Unfair Park are well are that BSCH is owned and operated by Bill Lenox (Sambol's partner back when he opened the Lemmon Ave. location in December 1994) and Omni Hotels Corporation, with whom Lenox went 50-50 back in January.

After the jump is Hale's order allowing the sale to proceed. He also spells out how the auction will work: Interested parties have till close of business on November 2 to submit bids, and on November 4, interested parties will get together in attorney Robert Milbank's downtown office for The Big Sale. (Milbank, you'll recall, replaced Sambol as the Chapter 11 trustee, per the U.S. Trustee's wishes.) Six days later, all goes according to plan, Hale will make it final. I've left messages for Milbank and Doug Skierski, who's actually Milbank's legal rep during these proceedings. Maybe I should call Mike Modano too. And Norm Hitzges.

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