NEW FRANKLIN There ended up not being an auction at Howie’s on the Lake as the property has been sold.
The restaurant/bar was scheduled to be up for auction Sept. 12 as an absolute auction. Following suffering health related issues, the owners decided to sell the business.
Brookes Ames, a realtor and auctioneer for Kiko Auctions, posted on Facebook that the building will remain a restaurant/bar. He said an offer was received and the sellers have accepted it.
Ames said the seller’s goals were met and they have a happy buyer.
While he wouldn’t name the new owner, Ames said the buyer is local and lives on the lake.
A similar situation happened with the building housing Pick’s restaurant. An auction was planned for it several years ago before a buyer came forward prior to the auction.
Howie’s on the Lake is at 4856 Coleman Drive.