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Dozens of items left behind at Metrocenter Mall going up for auction

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 07:47:47-05

PHOENIX — From old "Cinnabon" and "Wetzel's Pretzels" signs to mobile kiosks, couches, end tables, planters, and even Santa's red couch, the remnants of Metrocenter Mall are ready to hit the auction block.

EJ's Auction and Appraisal has been hired to auction dozens of items left behind after the once-historic Phoenix shopping center closed on June 30, 2020.

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For those looking for some holiday decorations, some lighted penguins and polar bears are up for grabs. So is an oversized "Red Flyer" wagon filled with presents, oversized jacks and pawns, Christmas wreaths, bows, and "Jumbo the elephant."

There are also some well-used mall couches and seats, end tables, a coffee table, a bench, planters, trash cans, a rolling cart, and leftover store shelving and displays.

An in-person public preview will be held at the mall on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. However, the auction itself is online-only and begins at noon on Friday, Dec. 4.

Eventually, the Metrocenter signs outside the mall will also be put up for auction, a spokesperson told ABC15.

The mall is located near Interstate 17 between Peoria and Dunlap avenues in Phoenix.

Visit to view the items available and to sign up to bid.

Metrocenter Mall, once considered to be the largest mall in Arizona, opened in 1973 and closed after 47 years. It once housed an ice skating rink, an arcade, and a skate park.

It was also the location where Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, circa 1989, was partially filmed.

When news of the mall's closing broke, the Twitter account for the film Bill and Ted Face The Music gave the mall a shout-out.