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Haunted House to haunt the auction block again

For the second time in two years, the historic restaurant and property known primarily as The Haunted House will go up for auction at Dakil Auctioneers.

Patrick Boylan purchased the restaurant lock, stock and barrel at an auction in March of 2015 and reopened under the new name J. Bruner's at The Haunted House on July 4 the same year. Boylan invested more than $500,000 in improvements, Dakil owner Louis Dakil said, in and around the property at 7171 Miramar Dr.

Regardless, Boylan and his staff were unable to find the consistent foot traffic needed to keep the place operating. He closed Jan. 2.

The converted Carriker mansion operated as The Haunted House from 1964 to 2015 until co-founder Marian Thibault passed away, which triggered the first auction. Boylan's winning bid in 2015 was $196,000.

The new auction is scheduled for Aug. 9 at Dakil Auctioneers Inc., 200 NW 114 St. The property will hold open houses this Saturday (7/29) and Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for the auction begins at 5 p.m. on the day of the auction at Dakil.

Winner must put down five percent of the winning bid that day and close within 30 days. For more information about the auction is available at

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