first_imgTuscaloosa’s former Books-A-Million now houses developer Stan Pate’s personal antique collection — and it’s all for sale.Antiques and More Warehouse just off Interstate 20/59 and McFarland Boulevard is home to hundreds of items Pate has acquired over the years.The reason for the sale, Pate said, is because he’s decided to step away from day-to-day operations of his self-made businesses, meaning he’s been liquidating and auctioning off more than 80 of his properties.“Somebody’s gonna do it for everybody,” Pate said. “It’s a question of whether you get to do it for yourself before you die, or somebody does it for you after you die. I’m excited about managing my own mess.”Pate said his goal is having everything gone by the end of the year.Items available include antique slot machines, office furniture ornate and ordinary, garden sculptures, art, random bits of Americana (an Elvis phone, jukeboxes, a carosel horse), rugs and more.You can browse everything available for sale online at 2059antiques.com or in person 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday or by appointment Mondays or Tuesdays.last_img