Snowmass restaurant auction draws crowd |

Snowmass restaurant auction draws crowd

Snowmass Sun Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Ann LarsonAn auction of the contents of Nardi's on the Snowmass Village Mall drew a crowd Wednesday.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” Maybe it was just something to do on an off-season Wednesday in Snowmass Village. Or maybe locals thought they could scoop up some bargains from a now-shuttered restaurant.

For whatever reason, Wednesday’s auction of the contents of Peter Nardi’s eponymous restaurant on the Snowmass Village Mall drew dozens of serious buyers, restaurant owners and looky-loos.

An initial bid for the business’ entire contents ” $5,000 ” was rendered by landlord Related WestPac. However, the Colorado Department of Revenue auctioneer said merchandise would also be offered piecemeal. Whatever method nets the largest amount for the state, which says it is owed $41,591.10 in sales and withholding taxes from Nardi’s, will be deemed the winner.

The Town of Snowmass Village also said Nardi owes it more than $10,000 in tax revenue. Several employees are also trying to get the former owner to make good on $5,500 worth of paychecks.

Nardi is expected back in town this week from Mexico, said Snowmass Police Chief Art Smythe.

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