Music and restaurant auctions this week


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This is a good week for auction devotees in Southern Colorado, especially those who who are inclined toward music memorabilia, restaurant equipment, and vintage furnishings.

The latter two come courtesy of Smiley’s, the homey breakfast and lunch spot at 323 Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs. The auction will take place today at 1 p.m., and you can find full info here.

Meanwhile, for those who want to own a piece of music history, there'll be a huge auction Saturday afternoon of memorabilia from Caribou Ranch.

In the '70s and '80s, it was a destination studio for the likes of Stephen Stills, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash and countless others. Located in the Boulder foothills (which proved to be an appropriate inspiration for Joe Walsh's massive hit, "Rocky Mountain Way"), the studio was owned and operated for decades by musician and producer Jim Guercio.

The property is now owned by Sam Walton's heirs, who are obviously pretty cash-strapped. Auction items range from a Steinway concert grand to a parka once worn by Michael Jackson to a box of magazine articles about Chad & Jeremy. You can check it all out online at

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