A pair of Port Jefferson properties - including the former home of Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner of Route 112 and Route 25A - are up for auction next month when Suffolk County will put out to bid surplus real estate that has come into its possession.
The Division of Real Property Acquisition and Management will hold an auction on Oct. 23 at the H. Lee Dennisson Building in Hauppauge. Ninety-minute open houses will be held at select locations beforehand, including one residential property on Washington Avenue.
Bidding starts at $10,000 at the former KFC home, a spot where locals have said homeless people have been sleeping in recent winters. The windows remain boarded up.
The other property is about 1.5 acres on Washington Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, seemingly an abandoned single-family home. A listing on zillow.com notes that taxes on the property in 2010 were $6,883, preceded by $9,232 in 2009 and $8,963 the year before.
The county states that the lot runs 225 feet by 300. It is located on the west side of Washington Avenue, just south of Eton Drive. Bids start at $125,000, and an open house for the property will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
A third parcel, measuring 1,300 square feet in size, is up for sale starting at $50.
In order to participate in next month's auction, interested parties must register beforehand. Registration will be held Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.