At former Mardi Gras Multiclub, everything must go

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Want to own a piece of local nightlife history?

You’ll soon have a chance, as items from the closed Mardi Gras Multiclub will be up for auction Feb. 16.

Mardi Gras, located at 1500 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston, closed in November 2017 after nearly three decades in operation. The venue briefly reopened as Club 5 in 2018 but shut its doors against shortly thereafter.

Among the various venues under the “multiclub” heading included JR’s Fastlane, Mustang Sally’s and Monkey Bar.

Salvadore Auctions of Narragansett will host the auction at the club’s Oaklawn Avenue location. The company’s website touts the club as a “Rhode Island institution” and states bidding will be allowed live on-site and via simulcast.

“Fantastic auction of everything in one of Rhode Island’s most famous nightclub complexes,” reads a message on the auction’s Facebook event page.

Items up for auction will include a custom guitar signed by renowned rock band The Eagles, as well as Mardi Gras masks, disco balls, furniture, decorations, glassware, lighting and sound equipment, televisions, signs and a range of memorabilia.

Preview of the auction will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9-11 a.m., according to Salvadore Auctioneers. Bidding begins at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16.

For more information, visit siaai.com or visit the “Mardi Gras JR’s Fastlane Mustang Sally Club 5 Auction” Facebook page.

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justanidiot

yet another bidness leaves under the watch of the taxpayers mayer. get off the stick sir and do your job

Thursday, January 31
richard corrente

Dear Justanidiot,

I was at their grand opening. It was by invitation only. I did a mortgage for the owner John Reedy and one of his bartenders, Tammy. There were about 600 invited people that night. I decided to go dressed as Santa Claus believing that it was a costume of respect. You can only imagine my shock and awe as I walked through the door only to realize that I was the only one in a costume. My only saving grace was in the fact that no one recognized it was me. Until now.

Mardi Gras was and is a great night club. But night clubs are on the way out sadly. The liability a driver has when he/she has 2 drinks in him/her is just too great. I don't disagree with it. It's just too bad we all can't depend on public transportation like in New York City, in cases like this. Isn't Mardi Gras in Cranston?

Happy Valentines old friend.

GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick Corrente

The Taxpayers Mayor

Thursday, January 31
justanidiot

master mayer is always full of lame excuses and bad ideas. no oneder we are in such dire staights

Thursday, January 31
RI Schadenfreude

A "RI Institution", not to be confused with the others just down the road off Howard Ave.

Monday, February 4