Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 2 a.m.
It’s the Crazy Clarion Liquidation Sale, one time only, happening at 10 a.m. today at the hotel on Convention Center Drive just west of the Marriott, east of the Royal Resort and … in the middle of our hearts.
The sale lasts for 20 days, or until the end of this month, with hours set from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Bargain shoppers — and you know who you are — are directed to park at the open surface lot off Debbie Reynolds Drive accessible by turning south on Convention Center Drive.
Keep in mind that other vehicles parked in that lot are not (necessarily) for sale.
The Clarion closed Sept. 2, shooing out its final guests as representatives from National Content Liquidators showed up to start reviewing the hotel’s inventory.
Some of the items you’ll find in the 200-room hotel casino:
Glass doors purchased by Debbie Reynolds: Officials believe Reynolds bought these doors, among many other items (inducing theater booths), from the Dunes at that hotel’s liquidation sale in 1993. They have the familiar “D” design and are priced at $1,100.
Beds: Full, king and queen sets marked at $99.
Theater booths: From the late, great Todd Fisher-designed Wolf Theater. They are selling in sets of two for $175, four for $375 and five for $475.
Flat-screen TVs: Coby and Vizio models at $165 a pop.
Bath towels: Hundreds at $3 apiece.
Irons: Sunbeams aplenty at $8 each.
Clock radios: Hamilton Beach, in vintage condition, at $3 each.
Stage props: Some effects from an Asian-themed show that never opened at the Clarion, including two Styrofoam pillars at $155; a large stage platform at $225; and a Chinese-designed prop on wheels at $225.
A portable crib: Left behind by a guest, presumably, at $35.
Rows of theater seats: From the smaller 305-seat theater, $495 for a dozen, all lined up.
Vacuum cleaners: Electrolux is the make, $55 each.
Desk chairs: At $35 each.
Armchairs and matching sofas: Priced at $45 for the chairs and $85 for the sofas.
Giant-projection screen TV: A new-ish Optima Pro 160s for $195.
All that, and more — a lot more — is being sold starting today.
The objective of NCL is to move the entire inventory, everything, by month’s end. The company has handled many such liquidation sales of Las Vegas hotel casinos, including the Sahara, Dunes, Aladdin, Landmark and El Rancho Vegas.
Company CEO Mike Lunsford said Wednesday that his staff — led by managers Greg Hall and John Feldaus — started work just as the Clarion closed Sept. 2.
There is a monetary goal to be met in this operation, though none of the NCL reps are saying for sure what it is. But if you ever wanted a beautiful glass chandelier (at $895), a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale mirror ($95) or a hotel-sized electric generator (the highest-priced item at $9,000), opportunity knocks.
What you won’t find are blackjack or craps tables — such as what was up for sale at the Sahara — as there were no table games in place when the hotel closed. The bar-top video poker machines are not offered for sale, nor are the fire extinguishers.
But otherwise, as Hall says, “We have got to move all this stuff. That is our goal.”
So let the shopping begin!