EVERETT — It’s the garage sale of the century.
The downtown Everett YMCA has nearly 100 years of stuff going for cheap.
“Make us an offer,” said Scott Washburn, CEO and president of the YMCA of Snohomish County. “We’re just trying to get it out of here.”
Everything’s gotta go from the YMCA building at the corner of Rockefeller Avenue and California Street. A developer plans to convert the 1921 four-floor brick structure into apartments, but the 1960s add-on will be demolished.
It’s unclear whether George the legendary ghost has left the building for snazzy new digs. The YMCA showplace at 4370 Colby Ave. opened Dec. 1 after more than a year of construction.
Up for grabs are some holiday finds not at big-box stores.
Here’s your chance to get a lifeguard chair for that special person who has everything.
How about a balance beam, perfect for those beer pong parties.
You can outfit a home gym with with the works — bike, exercise ball, fan, TV and even a metal locker.
Maybe even the same locker you used at the YMCA to store your bell bottoms and platform shoes.
The green and blue lockers are in units of three, four and five. These will be on the main floor, with the main sale in an upstairs gym.
The sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. YMCA members don’t get a discount and there’s no price cut for dropping George’s name.
Use the front entrance. The doors open at 8 a.m. for YMCA staff and nonprofits.
Don’t worry. There’s plenty of things to haggle over.
Workout gear, clocks, chairs, lamps, tables, books, shelves, file cabinets, air-conditioning units, tools, scales, a Christmas tree, T-shirts (clean).
“It’s a little hodgepodge of everything,” Washburn said.
There are lots of fans and some big items, such as the commercial safe that took four people to haul down the stairs. There isn’t an elevator.
The sale is cash-and-carry.
Bring money and someone with a strong back.