Sunset Bowl closing in April
One of Seattle's most popular bowling alleys will close in mid-April after 51 years of business to make way for new development, its manager...
Seattle Times staff reporter
One of Seattle's most popular bowling alleys will close in mid-April after 51 years of business to make way for new development, its manager said today.
Verl Lowry, manager of Sunset Bowl in Ballard, said the sale went through earlier this week and that all 50 employees, many of them longtimers like himself, will be laid off when the business closes.
"Believe me, this is very sad for all of us," he said.
Located at 1420 N.W. Market St., across from a Safeway store, the building has a bright yellow awning that stands out in the commercial landscape.
It's one of just a few bowling alleys left in Seattle. It was owned by Sunset Bowling and Recreation, which sold another landmark, Leilani Lanes, just over two years ago to an apartment developer. That bowling alley, in Greenwood, was recently torn down.
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