Thousands of items from closed Walmart store in Atlanta up for grabs at auction

ATLANTA — Everything must go at an auction of items left at a Walmart store that closed permanently after a fire last year.

Channel 2′s Veronica Griffin took you live inside the Howell Mill store for Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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The store is open to the public for Tuesday only. It’s a chance for you to get a first-hand look at items that are up for bid in the online auction.

CrossBid Auction company is auctioning off thousands of items mostly shelving units, fixtures and office furniture and supplies. Other items include ICEE and popcorn machines, TVs, bakery equipment and even shopping carts.


In January, Walmart announced it would not reopen the Howell Mill location. The announcement was made shortly after the store was set on fire back in December.

Firefighters said someone intentionally set a fire in the men’s clothing section to create a distraction. The store was then temporarily closed, but Walmart decided to permanently close it.

The Vine City Walmart was also set on fire back in December just days apart from the Howell Mill fire. The Vine City Walmart reopened.

The Walmart on Howell Mill is open to the public to preview the items in the online auction that is happening right now. The store will be open until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

A link to the auction and full list of items can be found here.

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