Buddha Bar at 455 Mass abruptly closed nearly two years ago. Much of kitchenware and decor, including the 12ft gold Buddha statue, has sat untouched since the former restaurant/lounge shuttered. This week Rasmus Auctioneers selling all of their stuff from the front of the house like the ornate chandeliers and dining chairs that created that “upscale oriental” ambiance. The kitchen equipment includes items ranging from rice warmers and wok pans to glassware, tea pots, and bar equipment. You can access the auction here.
People can go check everything out (and possibly contemplate how to get that giant Buddha out the door) Thursday from 12-4 at the Mass Ave location. The online auction starts to close Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:07pm.
I did get a tip on email that Texas de Brazil may be in talks to sign a lease on this space. I have no idea how credible this is.