It was 1946 and Fred Barger Sr. opened Skoby's Restaurant at 1001 Konnarock Road in Kingsport, Tennessee. It became a regional landmark over the last half century. Fred Sr. passed away in 1971 and his son "Pal" took over operations. He had a vision and a trained eye for decorating the entire building with the Best of the BestĚ.Antiques, country store items, period lighting, stained glass and much more were incorporated into the building. The word reproduction was not in his vocabulary and he had pickers through out the area looking for the finest to fill his unique private rooms, lobbies, and dining rooms. Antiques were purchased throughout the United States.
Nothing was spared in the search for items to suit the decor. Pal donated Skobys to Virginia Intermont College in 2005 for a culinary institute. They decided not to operate it a few years back and we have been contracted to sell the contents including fine antiques, country store items, stained glass lamps, carousel horse, unique decorations, theme rooms including Asian-trains-nautical-movie, kitchen equipment, tables and chairs, architectural, office furniture and much more. The building is much like it was the day it was closed. Many nice table and chair sets to be sold. Own a piece of history.We will be selling everything. Nothing has been removed. The ironwork, the walls, bars, doors, the butcher shop, the bakery, the stained glass and anything in the building, attached to the building, or used to build the building.