Unfortunately for bowling fans in Ballard, Sunset Bowl was not built in the Googie architectural style. It’s scheduled for demolition this year to make way for new condos, but Sunset’s regulars are trying to figure out how to keep on bowling:
Jim Bristow knows he can’t save Sunset from the wrecking ball but he’s hoping to pick up a spare. Bristow is collecting signatures on a petition in hopes of convincing the developers to build a bowling alley on the first floor of their new condo project.
It’s a solution that allows for the builders to move forward while keeping the ball rolling too.
“We are allowing more and more buildings and thousands of people to come into the neighborhoods but there is less and less for us to do,” said Bristow.
The developer, Avalon Bay, recently had a meeting with the Save Sunset Bowl group. They are considering the proposal and looking into the feasibility of incorporating a bowling alley into the condo project. However, they aren’t making any promises.