If you've ever admired the signs and other local memorabilia that adorn the walls of the Papillion Applebee's, now's your chance to own a piece of it.
The restaurant at 1202 N. Washington St. is holding a silent auction through midnight Tuesday, with the money raised going to the Sarpy Community YMCA.
The auction is making way for new wall murals, light fixtures and bar stools, General Manager Jeremy Mooney said. He said this is the last Applebee's in the area to undergo such a makeover.
Items for sale include Husker, Lancers and Omaha Royals gear, Papillion Fire Department items, movie posters, Elvis items, Peony Park tickets and Union Pacific dominoes.
Anyone can bid on the items by signing their name, phone number and bid amount on the sheets of paper accompanying each item. Pickup of items won will be Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Items must be paid for in cash and will not be available for pickup after 10 a.m. that day.
Applebee's, which calls itself a neighborhood grill and bar, still will aim for a local feel. A Bellevue Applebee's, for example, has murals of the Offutt Air Force Base Air Show and other local scenes from local photographers. Mooney said the Papillion location plans murals on the local high schools, Papillion Days and local sports teams, including the Lancers and the Storm Chasers.
The remodeling is expected to be completed by early March.