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October 9, 2008 at 6:00 AM

Going, going, gone!

Hey, you Trader Vic’s-cionados: What are you doing this morning? Why not skip out on work and go buy yourself a piece of memorabilia? Today’s they day they’re (once again) auctioning off a little piece of your heart. This time, it’s the folks over at James G. Murphy in Kenmore who’ll be playing the sad tune, selling off the assets of the recently closed Trader Vic’s in Bellevue. (“Do I hear $50 for this menehune? Going once. . . going twice . . . Sold! — to the lady in the tiki-print sun dress.)

[Note: Thanks to the readers who pointed out my earlier error, claiming Trader Joe’s in Bellevue had closed. You have NO IDEA how many times I’ve said Trader Joe’s in conversation when I’ve meant Trader Vic’s, while discussing the restaurant. I’ve long been fearful I’d do it in print. Instead I saved the error for this post. Mea culpa to TJ’s! — and to “Radish” who, thankfully, did not have a heart attack after hearing the erroneous “news.”]

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