NEW FRANKLIN  A popular spot on the Portage Lakes will soon be on the auction block.

Howie’s on the Lake in New Franklin on Coleman Drive will be up for auction 6 p.m. Sept. 12. The auction is an absolute auction, so everything is included.

The building, built in 1940, sits on .75 acres and is a restaurant/bar. Following suffering health related issues, the current owners have decided to sell the business. They plan to continue to operate until the auction.

The property sits right on the Portage Lakes and has eight docks, which can hold more than 20 boats. There are also approximately 45 parking spots. Inside there is a full bar with seating for 25, a dining area, full kitchen, prep area, walk-in cooler, storage area and restrooms. Above the business is storage and a single apartment.

Howie’s also has a seven days a week liquor license, which the owners will help assist the new buyers in transferring.

The auction is being handled by KIKO Auctions and more information can be found on its website