Big Show Auction buys Main Place
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
SEVEN POINTS-The Big Show Auction is moving into
the big time with a second location and a new partner. What
began as a loss to fire on April 26, opened up an opportunity
for Big Show auctioneer Terry Watson to go big time.
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
New owners of Main Place Cinema in Seven Points are (from left
to right) Terry Watson, his wife, Sherrill, Steve Bevill and
wife Barbara, Sue and Jack Jones (Sherrill's parents). The
partnership will rename it the Main Place Galleria and hold
auctions there on Friday and Saturday nights. The Bevills are
merging their Lonestar Auction business with the Watsons and
Jones' Big Show Auction. After renovations, they hope to open
the Main Place Galleria the first Friday in July.
“Some guys work hard all their lives and don’t get the chance to
expand like this. It’s a dream coming true,” he told The Monitor
with great emotion.
A week and a half ago, Watson and his partners took possession
of Main Place Cinema building in Seven Points. The 25,000 square
foot facility has been on the market for some time. Owner Tommy
Poe and Big Show Auction partners were able to agree on sale
terms and a deal was struck.
“I am just so excited about this,” Watson’s new partner Steve
Bevill added. “It’s going to be great.”
“The circumstances of it all coming together is a blessing,”
partner Sue Jones said. “It’s a God thing,” Bevill added.
The Big Show Auction’s 11,000 square-foot building on State
Highway 274 in Seven Points was engulfed in flames April 26.
Terry Watson was attending the funeral of a family friend at the
time. The loss was a terrible blow, Terry said. But now, all
that has changed.
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