"We broke eBay:" Due to overwhelming demand, historic 1927 Riverside Theater chairs now $400/set

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee responded in a big way Wednesday, November 16th.

Officials with the Pabst/Riverside Theater on Wednesday launched an auction on eBay -- where people could bid on seats from the historic 1927 Riverside Theater -- benefiting the animals at MADACC.

They say the auction raised more than $10,000 in less than 12 hours!

The bad news -- this created a log jam on the auction page and people coming to the auction for the first time were not able to make an opening bid.

Officials have decided to sell the remaining sets of chairs for $400 a piece.

To purchase a pair of the historic 1927 Riverside Theater chairs please visit www.savemkepets.com.

Built before The Great Depression, these original seats have seen everything since the Riverside Theater was first constructed in 1927. The seat sets come with ornate cast iron end caps and are built on a sturdy, 2x4 base that is wrapped in carpet from the Riverside.

Only 60 sets of chairs are available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.


If your furry companion ends up lost, they are picked up and go to MADACC where they stay until they are reclaimed or adopted. When police break up a dog-fighting ring, the dogs go to MADACC. 12,000 of Milwaukee’s unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals are rescued by MADACC every year. Even though they do some of the most important work for our city’s animals, they often fly under the radar. MADACC needs the funds and the awareness to continue to fulfil their mission of keeping our animals and city safe.

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