Cleethorpes Pier not quite going going gone!
Cleethorpes Pier failed to reach it's reserve price of £400,000 at auction this evening.
Swindells Auctioneers held the auction on site to quite a full house and six internet bidders.
TV cameras including Jake Kuckerman reporting for Look North and many interested parties were present.
Also taking a great interest was local Grimsby man Tim Mickleburgh, honorary president of the National Piers Society.
He told me he was hoping that our famous Cleethorpes Pier would be reopened soon and enjoyed by as many people as possible.
Auctioneer, Edward Swindells and his PA Tina Waterfall led the bidding.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is a lifetime opportunity to bid on a landmark", said Edward and the bidding started.
He asked first for £500,000, then £400,000 and £300,000 but the bidding started at £200,000 and rose to, and ended at £390,000 just £10,000 off the reserve price.
So interested bidders now need to talk with the auctioneers who in turn will talk to the vendor, local businessman, Bryn Iisley and they have 28 days to strike a deal.
Edward Swindells the auctioneer told me afterwards: "It's disappointing as we were so close but I am confident that a post-auction deal will be struck".
So we will have to wait and see who will buy this Cleethorpes property with a view like no other.