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New Jersey restaurant auctioning off booth from "The Sopranos" series finale

Booth from "The Sopranos" finale up for auction on eBay
Booth from "The Sopranos" finale up for auction on eBay 00:51

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. -- The restaurant booth where Tony Soprano sat in the final scene of "The Sopranos" series finale is up for auction on eBay. 

The scene where Soprano was "whacked" (or maybe not, it's debatable) was filmed at Holsten's in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

In a social media post, the restaurant owners said the booths are in bad shape:

"The integrity of the booths are now compromised. They have been repaired many times and this furniture is over 60 years old. Obviously, we do not want to do this, however it has come to a point where they are structurally not safe anymore as a whole and we need to think about the safety of our patrons first. Customer safety is a priority for us and should be for our patrons as well."

Co-owner Chris Carley said the decision to sell a piece of television history was not made lightly. 

"We came up with a plan to basically replace what we have with exactly what we have. They're going to look exactly the same. But it was just a hard thing because so many people want to come sit in this booth, and it's not going to be the original booth anymore," said Carley. 

Bidding for the booth ends Monday at 10 p.m. As of Friday, the highest bid was over $66,000.

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