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Bieber buses going up for auction

Starting Thursday, the company’s buses will be up for auction through an online auction firm, PPL Group of Northbrook Illinois.

The auction will begin Thursday and will run for one week. Those wishing to participate will need to preregister at www.pplgroupllc.com.

Auction sales will be held at two locations in Kutztown. 320 Fair St. and 170 Gensinger Road. Potential buyers can inspect and preview the buses at those locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 and 8.

The auctioneer’s website boasts more than 70 buses for sale, however, the online auction also includes buses from a Virginia-based bus company, Fun Tours.

At the time when the company ceased operations, Bieber said it had a fleet of 54 buses, including several luxury coaches.

Maintenance equipment and spare parts are also listed for sale in the auction as well as some office furniture.

Bieber had been offering bus service to the Greater Lehigh Valley area since 1946. Before closing, the company had a myriad of problems including being kicked out of its spot in New York City’s Port Authority over a non-payment of bills.

The spot was a major destination for the bus company, which was never able to successfully secure a permanent replacement. The company abruptly closed and stopped all service in February.

Meanwhile Bieber’s former Kutztown headquarters on Fair Street is also on the market. It’s listed for sale for $1.95 million

Stacy Wescoe
Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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