July 25, 1986 will be remembered by Historic City News readers as the date that a St Augustine landmark was born; or, reborn, so to speak. In a building once used as a grocery store (Snyder’s) and later a farm and garden supply store (St Johns Farmers Supply) located on Granada Street, Kenny Pierce introduced the city to “Pot Belly’s Cinema Plus Deli and Pub”.
Dubbed by Pierce’s wife, Eunice, as “the sequel” to the cinematic success of Cinema Plus, then located on King Street overlooking the Plaza; through the 90’s, Pot Belly’s would be the place to hang for Flagler College seniors and a younger crowd of beer-and-pizza fans who also enjoyed the occasional camp film like “Barbarella” or the 1975 cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, long out of distribution.
“The eclectic collection of memorabilia and antiques from Pot Belly’s, some of which has not been seen publically for nearly 30-years, has been stored away by its owner, Kenneth Pierce,” Cory Mara told Historic City News. Mara Auctioneers will conduct the auction on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the former Pot Belly’s location; 36 Granada Street, St Augustine. The doors will be thrown open at 9:00 a.m., and everything will be sold, at auction, to the highest bidder. Calling begins at 10:00 a.m. and the estate can be previewed on Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon, or Friday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon; as well as Auction Day, starting at 9 a.m.
Mara provided us with some photographs that give you a taste of the quantity and quality of merchandise that comprises the estate. More photographs of various lots are available on Mara Auctioneers website.
There are several antiques, collectibles, complete collections, old movie posters, Steins, Star Wars, Pez Dispensers, Old Metal lunch box collections, Whiskey Decainers, Star Wars, Old Hess trucks in boxes, 50 tanker trucks, hundreds of old cigarette packs, hundreds of Pokémon balls, hundreds of old Coke cans, dozens of old whiskey collectible decanters, approximatly 16 thousand movie posters , Movie banners, dozens of movie reels, old bicycles /tricycles , dozens of hot wheels, Bat mobile cars, five antique old bikes, 50+ liquor decanters, Hundreds of old lunch lunchboxes, 40+6 pack of Coke special bottles, 10+ Budweiser special trucks, six pack beer bottles, metal advertising signs, Coca-Cola signs, NASCAR trucks, 10+ Elvis Pressley items, Beyer’s 10+ , Flintstone and Clinton beer bottles, 5+ Western Flyer bikes, bud beer light, Ten plus old cameras and appliances and much more, 300+ ty beanie babies over a 100 Barbee dolls in their original boxes, hundreds of collectible soda bottles including Dale Earnhardt Richard Petty NASCAR Pepsi Star Wars, 50 plus small Hess trucks 16 ± Hess large trucks dating back to the 40’s, 2 full train sets five cars and six cars each 60 Beer Steins bud/ Stroh 20+ Hess ,Exxon and coke trucks 50 collectible plates, star wars Flintstones. Hundreds of rare beer signs.