Giant Condiment Bottle For Sale

By: KTVI / NNS / CBS
By: KTVI / NNS / CBS
A warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois comes with catsup on the side for the new owner.

A warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois comes with catsup on the side for the new owner.

A warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois comes with catsup on the side for the new owner.

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle, which was originally a water tank and never actually held catsup, is for sale along with the warehouse beneath it. The sale has some bottled up with worry that the city's best known landmark could be torn down.

The building and bottle have been owned since the early 1990s but a trucking company called Bethel-Eckert.

Ever since the for sale sign went up nine days ago, some people have been worried the bottle's days are numbered even though it is on the National Register of Historic Places--but that is not necessarily a guarantee it will keep standing.

The bottle is also quite a tourist draw and it is the home to the Annual Catsup Festival so it has economic value as well as sentimental value to Collinsville.

The Mayor says he wants to work with the sellers to try to make sure the bottle is protected but he admits the city has very little leverage.

The asking price is 500-hundred thousand dollars for both bottle and warehouse.


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