WAGGA residents have bought into late-night memories.
The mothballed Capital Entertainment Centre, which closed in August last year for a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, threw open its doors on Saturday to sell old wares.
A steady flow of locals filed into the Baylis Street nightclub to buy used memorabilia, chairs, tables, signs, couches, futons and glasses.
Ian Llyod stocked up on a dozen gum-clad tables to fit out the new corporate grandstand of Equex Centre for $15 a pop.
"Plus the memories," he added.
Wagga singer Harry Mangelsdorf, 14, coughed up $2 for a black backdrop to use at his own gigs.
"There's a lot of everything," he said.
His father, Murray, was a security guard at the nightclub in the late 80s and early 90s when it was called Cococabana.
He pocketed a bar fridge, television and posters from the sale.
The "Cap" closed on August 9 for a $2 million refurbishment aimed at expanding its appeal.
Armada Hospitality Group, operated by Wagga-born Craig Shearer and former investment banker Jason Sheather, bought the venue several years ago.
"We're still in the process of planning," Mr Sheather said yesterday.
"There's a few hurdles that we're addressing."
Though the nature of the redevelopment is still under wraps, the pair said at the time of closing the venue would retain night club facilities and also promote food, functions and a general bar.
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