Last week's auction of Fuel, the luxury rest stop owned by Kluge, brought in less than the bank was hoping for when the final price was $580,000. Bidder Sam Desai is now the lucky owner of the building and all the existing fixtures, but everything inside that isn't nailed down will be sold at a separate auction on July 28th. Desai (pictured above in the sunglasses and checkered shirt) owns a few Subway restaurants in the Charlottesville area and told NBC29 that he might turn this into another one. The location, at the corner of Market and Avon, is a heavily trafficked area and could likely support such a sandwich chain. The previous items on the menu, like lobster and Virginia wines, didn't seem to take.
· Another Kluge Property Up For Auction [CDC]
· Former Kluge Business Fuel Co. Sells For $580,000 At Auction [NBC29]