Want to own a piece of the iconic Gilly’s? You can -- here’s how.

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Want to own a piece of the iconic Gilly’s? You can -- here’s how.

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This vintage SUNN Magna 2480 eight channel mixer w/ reverb is among the items being auctioned off at Gilly's Jazz in downtown Dayton.

The contents inside an iconic Dayton business are being auctioned off.

Gilly’s Jazz, the iconic club at 132 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton., closed at the end of  2017 following the Thanksgiving Day death of its legendary founder, Gerald “Jerry” Gillotti. 

A city worker on Monday was seen changing the locks of the space that housed the club since July 7, 1972.

Cincinnati-based Worley Auctioneers is handing the now open online-only auction.  

A preview will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The auction will close at 4 p.m. that day. 

Items must be removed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 

Items up for grabs include a 1965 Fender Guitar amp and mid-century bar stools. 

“We love auctioning landmarks, and this is a neat one,”  William Hesch, the auction’s manager, told this news organization.

This Fender Guitar Amp is among the items being auctioned off from Gilly's Jazz. Photo: Worley Auctioneers

Hesch said he does not know what the fate will be for Gilly’s iconic front marquee or oversized sign. 

For more information, Hesch can be contacted at 513-444-6329  or william@worleyauctions.com. 

Bids for more than 139 items — signs; barware; brass rails and partitions; bar equipment; sound and lighting equipment; tables and chairs and art  — are being accepted online at Worleyauctioneers.com. 

The items are being auctioned on behalf of the Gillotti family. 

Items inside of Gilly's Jazz are being auction. The club operated 45 years on Jefferson St. It has an iconic mural and marquee. Photo: Amelia Robinson Photo: Amelia Robinson

The  family decided to close the club following Jerry Gillotti’s death at age 80 after a long illness.

The club had leased the space on a month-by-month bases for about a year. 

A jazz fanatic, Gillotti established a name for his beloved club in the music industry. 

Performers booked at Gilly’s through the years include a host of local groups and a laundry list of national acts that include Tony Bennett, Diane SchuurBB King, Wynton Marsalis, Art BlakeyDexter GordonBill EvansGeorge Benson, Herbie Hancock, Count Basie and Bobby Blue Bland.

Gillotti was laid to rest Dec. 1 after a Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

This stainless steel triple basin bar sink is among the items being auctioned off at Gilly's Jazz in downtown Dayton. Photo: Worley Auctioneers
This mid-century barstool is among the items being auctioned off at Gilly's Jazz. Photo: Worley Auctioneers
This framed print, "Art Kane Jazz Portrait Harlem 1958," is among the items being auctioned by Gilly's Jazz in downtown Dayton. Photo: Worley Auctioneers
This framed print is among the items being auctioned off from Gilly's Jazz in downtown Dayton. Photo: Worley Auctioneers
Items inside of Gilly's Jazz are being auction. The club operated 45 years on Jefferson St. It has an iconic mural and marquee. Photo: Amelia Robinson Photo: Amelia Robinson
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